We are looking for a new parent governor

The governing body of Morley Memorial Primary School has a parent governor vacancy.

Governors are responsible for clarifying the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction, holding the head to account for the performance of the school and making sure the money is well spent. They help to ensure that our school provides the best education it can for children, parents and our local community.

Governors do not need to be experts in education. They need to have an interest in the school and in the welfare of our children as well as the time to get involved.  All governors need to be willing to learn, able to work effectively as part of a team and committed to building good relationships. At the moment, the governing body is particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience of:

    • chairing a board, governing body or committee
    • being a member of a board
    • performance management or human resources
    • law
    • education
    • safeguarding
    • procurement / purchasing

Our governing body expects governors to:

  • Attend approximately 6 meetings a year of the full governing body
  • Sit on either the learning or resource committee (approximately 5 a year)
  • Sit on other committees / panels as required
  • Visit the school formally for monitoring purposes at least once a year
  • Visit the school informally at least once a year.
  • Attend training course, undertake additional research and activities as required and take part in monitoring at least three areas of the school.

The governing body provides an induction program, regular training and on-going mentoring to ensure you are confident and knowledgeable enough to participate fully in all decisions.

All nominations should be sent in to the headteacher via school office by 10am on Friday 24th March  We need a personal statement of approximately 300 words describing what you think you can bring to the role and why you would like to be a governor.

On Wednesday 29th March we will inform parents about the details of parent governor nominations. If more than one candidate puts themselves forward, an election is necessary.  All votes must be in by 10am Thursday 20th April when they will be counted.

Click here for full details of how to apply and for the application form. 

If you would like more information about what being a parent governor involves, please contact the school and we can put you in touch with a member of our governing body for an informal chat.

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