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Election of Parent Governors

The parents of registered pupils at the School elect parent governors. The definition of parent includes any person having all the rights, duties, powers, responsibility and authority which a parent of a child has by law, or who has care of him or her. Depending on the circumstances, therefore, a "parent" may include not only a child's natural parents but also others such as step­parents, relatives, cohabitees of either natural parents and foster parents.

Governing bodies are responsible for a wide range of matters, which include ensuring that pupils receive high quality education and planning for the future development and improvement of the School. Parent governors play an important role as members of the governing body and are welcomed as valued members of the team. They play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community.

The governing body works together as a group. If you become a governor you would be expected to attend a minimum of three governing body meetings per year and a number of committee meetings.

If you would like more information about how and what the governing body does at this school please contact the headteacher/principal.

You are not eligible to serve as a parent governor if you:

  • Work at the School for more than 500 hours in a year. The year commences 1st August and ends 31st July. are an elected member of Leicestershire County Council.
  • Are under 18 years of age at the date of this election or appointment;
  • Are an un-discharged bankrupt, had a sequestration of your estate awarded and not been discharged, had a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, your creditors which has not been discharged;
  • Are liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983;
  • Have, in the five years prior to becoming a governor, received a sentence of imprisonment, suspended or otherwise, for a period of not less than three months without the option of a fine;
  • Have, in the twenty years prior to becoming a governor, been convicted as aforesaid of any offence and had passed on you a sentence of imprisonment for a period of not less than two and a half years;
  • Have, at any time, had passed on you a sentence of imprisonment for a period of not less than five years;
  • Have been fined, in the five years prior to becoming a governor, for causing a nuisance or disturbance on education premises;
  • Are subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 or to an order made under section 429(2)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986;
  • Have been removed from the office of trustee for a charity by an order made by the Charity Commissioners or the High Court on the grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement or, under section 7 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990, from being concerned in the management or control of anybody;
  • Are included in the list (List 99) of teachers and workers with children or young persons whose employment is prohibited or restricted under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1999 or subject to a direction of the Secretary of State under section 142 of the 2002 Act;
  • Are disqualified from working with children under sections 28 and 29 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000;
  • Are disqualified from being the proprietor of any independent school or from being a teacher or other employee in any school;
  • Unwilling to make an application for Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check if asked by the clerk to the governors
  • Already hold a governorship at the same School.