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Parent Governor Vacancy

23rd September 2022


Dear Parents and Carers


New Parent Governor Required


Would you consider  volunteering your time to become a Parent Governor at Langley. We have one space on the Governing Body that needs to be filled.


What is a Parent Governor?

The Governing Body is made up of a mixture of parents and carers, local authority representatives, local business people, staff and the Head Teacher. Their role is to support the Head Teacher in working out what the school stands for and what we want to achieve. They then monitor the work of the Head Teacher in making sure that this is done. This is done by looking at the progress the children make, what they do in school and how the money the school gets is spent.


What is the commitment?

There are at least two meetings each term you will need to come to. They are usually on a Wednesday at 6pm and last for about an hour each. You would also be expected to come into school at least once a term to find out more about an area of school life that interests you and report back to the other Governors in a short written report. This is the minimum amount of time but you are very welcome to get more involved and come in more.


Why become a Langley Governor?

I think there are really two reasons for becoming a Governor;

  1. You will have a chance to make a real difference to the education that children at Langley get. Your decisions with the other Governors help to set the approach to education the school takes and the sort of opportunities the children here get. As a Governing Body we talk regularly about how the children are taught, how they are looked after and the opportunities they get for things such as visits, musical lessons, sports events etc.
  2. You will get to understand how a school really runs and have the opportunity, if you wish, to learn how to run a large organisation. These skills can make a real difference to your CV and the skills you can offer in your career.


Do I need a DBS?

You will need to be able to get a DBS as you will be a trusted member of the school staff. We take you through this process and it is free. You would also need to realise that what is discussed in meetings is for the benefit of all the children of the school and is kept private. Records are kept of meetings and these are available for other people to read to see what was discussed and decided. You would not be personally named in these notes when decisions are made.


Do I need any qualifications?

Training is provided for the role and you do not need to have any qualifications. Your wish to work to improve the lives of the pupils and their families is more important. The rest we can help you with and take you through it step by step.


So are you interested?

If you would like to be part of helping Langley Primary keep improving and giving the children and their families, the chance to learn and grow safely then this is a role you will enjoy. If you are interested and would like to find out more please feel free to give me a ring on the school number, email me or make a time to come in and talk to me about the role.


If you feel ready to put yourself forward to be a Governor, please contact the school office who can provide you with further information and a nomination form. If you don’t feel ready but know someone who might be please have a word with them and see if they will apply.


The final date for you to put yourself forward is Wednesday 5th October 10am. If more than one parent or carer does this, then there will need to be an election by the parents and carers of the school.


I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to make Langley Primary an even better school.


Yours sincerely,

A James

Dr A James