Parent Governor Election

We are currently holding an election for a parent governor on our governing body. You are strongly encouraged to contact the Chair of Governors, Mr John Denton to discuss the role of parent governor prior to applying and this can be arranged through the Clerk to the Governors, Miss Kathryn Martin in school.

Below outlines some of the criteria on becoming an effective Parent Governor.

As an effective parent governor you:

  • help to decide the priorities for improving the school
  • make yourself available to parents and listen to other parents’ opinions and take account of them as you contribute to governors’ decisions
  • work in partnership with the headteacher, senior leadership team and cooperatively with other governors to raise standards and improve outcomes for all children
  • prepare for meetings by reading papers beforehand
  • take responsibility for your own learning and development as a governor including attending training
  • attend full governing body and relevant committee meetings promptly, regularly, and for the full time
  • read briefings and newsletters for governors; present a balanced view of issues representing different sections of the community
  • promote the interests of the school in the wider community
  • be loyal to the decisions made by the governing body
  • respect the confidentiality of governing body affairs
  • never promise to ‘solve a problem’ on your own
  • never press your own child’s case at the expense of others
  • declare an interest and withdraw from any meeting where you, a partner or close relative or associate stands to gain, or where you are so close to a matter discussed it is difficult to be impartial

An application form for this position is available to download below. Completed nomination forms should be returned in a sealed envelope, marked PARENT GOVERNOR to the school for the attention of Chair of Governors, Mr John Denton. 

Closing date is 12 noon on Friday 18th Janaury 2019


Huddersfield Road, Mossley,
Ashton-Under-Lyne OL5 9DP
T: 01457 832491