Governor Vacancies

For parents who would like to become involved in the strategic management of the school, it is possible to become a member of the Governing Body through election by the parent body.  

There is currently a vacancy for one Parent Governor.




Dear Parent / Carer

There is currently a vacancy for a parent governor of pupils attending Tetherdown School.

In addition to parent governors the governing body includes:

One LA Governor                               Nominated by the Local Authority

One Staff Governor                            Elected by the other staff at the school

Headteacher Governor                       If he/she elects to be

Co-opted Governor                             Appointed by other governors

Parent Governors have an important part to play in helping to ensure that our children receive the best possible education and get the most out of the time they spend at Tetherdown.  Only parents, guardians and carers of pupils attending the school are entitled to stand or vote in the election.  If there are more nominations than places available an election will be held.  The governing body has determined that the term of office for a parent governor is four years. If you are elected you may serve the full term of office even if your child leaves the school before your term of office finishes.

To complement the skills of current governors, applications from candidates with expertise or interest in managing premises and/or in health and safety and/or candidates who may be able to offer change management or strategic leadership experience would be particularly welcome.  However, what we value above all is enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to providing strategic guidance to and support for the leadership of the school.

 If you are interested in being a parent governor:-

1.   Please complete the nomination form emailed to all households last week, get it countersigned by a proposer and return it to the Headteacher, via the school office, by 12 noon on Friday 1st November 2019.  At the same time nominees must provide a brief statement about themselves, along with a passport-size photograph.  The statement must not exceed 100 words.

 2.    In the event of an election ballot papers, including the candidate's statements, will be distributed on Friday 8th November 2019.

 3.    Parents may use pupil post, GPO mail or return ballot papers personally to the school to be in the ballot box by no later than 12 noon on Friday 15th November 2019.

 4.    The votes will be counted and the results will be emailed to parents on Friday 15th November 2019.  

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