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Due to our continued expansion we are always looking for talented individuals to join us - whether volunteering or as part of our staff team.  Being at the heart of a new housing development puts us in an amazing and unique position of being able to help shape our community for many years to come.  

St. Michael's is a family; a community of people who care for one another and take a collective responsibility for our school depsite any challenges that life throws our way.  In return, we expect everyone who works or volunteers with us to uphold high standards of personal and professional conduct and 100% commitment to the children in our care. 

We are able to provide an inspiring working environment with excellent resources; the scope to be creative and innovative; and a high level of professional development.  Our location is also great for transport - avoiding the traffic!

Staff Governor

Dear Colleague,

 

Election of Staff Governor

I am writing to invite you to consider standing for election as a staff governor. I am the returning officer for the election and therefore will be responsible for the election arrangements.

In our school, staff governors are elected to serve for a four year period, although they must leave office if they cease to be employed at the school.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

 

All governors have the same roles and responsibilities; as a staff governor you would be a representative member of staff, not a staff representative.

 

All governors are required to attend induction training and to abide by the Governing Body’s Code of Conduct which can be sent to you by the Clerk.

 

If you would like to stand for election please complete the attached nomination form and email it to the Clerk by 26th September 2018knightingale@stmichaelschurchschool.co.uk

 

Anyone standing for election should provide, with his/her nomination, a short personal statement (approximately 400 words). Please see below nomination form.

If the number of nominations is equal to number of vacancies, the nominee will be automatically elected as staff governor. If there are more nominees than vacancies, an election will be held and copies of personal statements will need to be circulated to all members of staff in advance of the Election Day. Each eligible member of staff will have one vote for each vacancy.

All full-time and part-time members of staff employed at St Michael’s Church School under a contract of employment to work at the school, but not supply teachers, are eligible to be elected and to vote in an election.

I do hope you will consider standing as a governor. If you would like more information about being a school governor please let me know.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Becky Smith

Head teacher

 

Parent Governor

 

Dear Parents 

St Michael’s Church School Election of Parent Governors

The governing body has a parent governor vacancy. We are writing to you to ask if you would be interested in becoming a school governor.

Governors are responsible for ensuring the strategic direction of the school, its performance and the use of resources to support learning. They help to ensure that our school provides the best education it can for children, parents and our local community.

Our parent governors are very valuable members of the governing body and we rely on them to help us to give a parent’s view. They are on the governing body as representative parents, but they are not delegates and other parents cannot mandate them on how they should vote.

Governors do not need to be experts to tackle the range of responsibilities expected of them. Help, advice and training are available from various sources. If you are interested in being part of the team and have time to commit to this role we would like you to consider becoming a parent governor. If you would like more information please contact the school and we can put you in touch with a member of our governing body for an informal chat. We would be particularly interested in hearing from you if you have any links with local businesses but this is not essential to applying for these roles.

Anyone who has parental responsibility for a pupil on the school roll at the time of the election can self-nominate, stand for election and can vote in the election. A parent who works for the school for 500 hours or more or a parent who is an elected member of the local authority is not eligible to stand for election but they are permitted to vote. If insufficient parents stand for election the governing body can appoint nominated parents to the governing body. The term of office for a parent governor is four years.

All nominations should be sent in to the school office by 26th September 2018.  We also need a few words about the candidate and why they would like to be a governor. If you would like extra copies of the nomination forms please contact the school office.

On 3rd October we will inform parents about the details of parent governor nominations. If an election is necessary we will send ballot forms by email to parents with the names of the candidates and their details. The ballot is secret and you can send or post the ballot paper back ensuring you mark the envelope for the attention of The Clerk.  The ballot paper can be placed in the ballot box outside the school office. All votes must be in by 3pm on Friday 19th October when they will be counted.

A copy of the rules guiding the election of parent governors and further copies of the nomination form can be obtained from the school office. If you require a copy of this letter in a language other than English or in large print format please contact the school.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Head teacher                                      Chair of Governors

St. Michael's Church School
Constantine Drive
Stanground South
Peterborough
PE2 8SZ

Headteacher
Mrs Rebecca Smith

Chair of Governors
Mrs Alice Kupara

School Office
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