Chapeltown Academy is inviting parents to stand for election as a parent governor, or nominate another parent to do so.
Local Governing bodies have core strategic functions within Minerva Learning Trust:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its students; and the effective and efficient management of staff;
- Overseeing the effective spend of additional funding and making sure it is money well spent.
No special qualifications are needed, and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the local governing body’s work.
Training is available for all governors and this governing body and the Trust Board has an expectation that those new to being a governor, attend free training.
The attached link to the Minerva Learning Trust website (Becoming a Minerva Governor) includes information on what the role involves. As this vacancy is for a parent governor, nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.
If you would like to stand for election please download and complete the expression of interest form and return it to the school no later than <insert date>. You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted but if you are nominating another parent, please seek their prior consent. You must also sign to say you meet the suitability and eligibility criteria set out in the Expression of Interest Form before submitting and application to stand.