Address Line 1, Town, Postcode
Woodfield Primary School
Woodfield Road
Harrogate
HG1 4HZ

Dear Parents / Carers

The Governing Body at Woodfield Primary School has one vacancy for a Parent Governor. We are looking for a Parent who would be interested in joining the Governing Body.

Joining the Governing Body as a Parent Governor offers you the opportunity to make a real contribution to the life and work of your child’s school. The role of the Parent Governor is to provide a parent perspective to the Governing Body, acting together in the best interests of the school as a whole.

Governors play a key role in the leadership of the school and raising of standards including the appointment of key staff, overseeing the budget and monitoring progress in the curriculum. Being a governor can be very rewarding and will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of a team and gain new skills. Don’t worry if you have no experience as full training and support is available from the school, the Local Authority and your colleagues on the Governing Body.

Please note that the most important duty of any governor is to attend meetings of the Governing Body and you should be sure that you are committed and available to do this before applying. At Woodfield Primary School, the Governing Body meets monthly and the meetings commence at 6pm and finish at 8pm approximately. There are Governor visits arranged during school hours in between these meetings.

If you have further queries, or would like more information about becoming a parent governor then please do not hesitate to contact myself via the school office.

If you wish to nominate yourself as a Parent Governor then please complete the below form and return it to school no later than Friday 1st October. If necessary, an election will be held and further details will be sent following this date.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Mr Mathew Atkinson                                       Miss Jo Marwood

Acting Executive Headteacher                       Acting Head of School 

 

Please complete the following information if you wish to put yourself forward for election as a Parent Governor.

Name

Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms: 

Address

Post Code

Oldest Child’s Name

Year Group

I wish to express an interest in standing to become a Parent Governor.

Signed

Date

Please return this form to: Mr M Atkinson at Woodfield Primary School.

You can also phone the school office who will be happy to go through this form over the phone with you so that you do not need to come to school.