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Governor Vacancies

Parent Governor Vacancy


Dear Families


We have a current vacancy for a parent governor which we need to fill as soon as possible.


Newtown C of E Primary School has always aimed for a partnership with parents which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor.


The governing body's main tasks are:

  • To ensure that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school's performance.


No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with some of the following knowledge or skills: Safeguarding, education, business or charity work, performance management, fundraising, property/site management or special educational needs and disabilities.


Training and support will be available to help you develop into the role. This will include in-house mentoring and support as well as access to external governor training.


The Newtown C of E Primary School Governing Body is made up of Parent Governors, Staff Governors and Co-opted Governors who are expected to:

• Attend one meeting per month, held usually on a Monday at 5:30pm.

• Visit the school formally for monitoring purposes, at least once a term.

• Attend training courses or perform additional research as required and take part in monitoring of at least one area of the school’s work.


If you feel you can help in this capacity please complete the attached application form which will need to be completed and returned to the school by 12.00 noon on Friday 8th March 2024.


The guidelines giving full details about how vacancies are filled can be found on the Hampshire Governor Services website.


Please note that for the protection of children all governor appointments are subject to safeguarding checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


If there are more applications than vacancies, we will hold an election and you will be sent an electronic voting communication in due course.


Yours sincerely

Mrs. Glynis Wright

Chair of Governors