29th March 2019
PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION to the Co-op’s Local Governing Body for Co-op Academy Delius
As you know we are moving towards completing due diligence for conversion to an academy within the Co-op Academies Trust (CAT). A new Local Governing Body is required and parents/carers are invited to join.
I am writing to let you know that we have 3 parent governor vacancies on our governing body and that we are seeking 3 parent governors to be part of the governing body. On behalf of the Trust, I am acting as the ‘returning officer’ in the election process. Parent governors are elected by the parents of pupils at this school to serve a four year term of office. You may, if you wish, put yourself forward for election, using the nomination form. Parents may self-nominate but if a parent wishes to nominate another parent, they should seek their approval before submitting the nomination. Please read the information given with this letter.
The timetable for the election is:-
Invitations to submit a nomination for a parent governor role issued on 01.04.19.
Nomination forms to be returned to me by 12.00 noon on 12.04.19
Ballot papers to be sent to all parents on 07.05.19. Voting will only take place if there are more nominations than vacancies.
Ballot papers to be returned to me by 12.00 noon on 20.05.19
The votes will be counted on the 22.05.19 after which the result will be announced.
Governors have an important and influential role to play in the life of our school. They, along with all other governors, are elected or appointed with the single common purpose – to govern the academy in the best interest of pupils. I do hope you will be able to take this opportunity to be play an active part in the school’s life by becoming a candidate in this election process and by casting your vote when the time comes. If, in the meantime, you have any queries, please let me know.
Returning Officer for Parent Governor Election
 Parents of registered pupils at the school, and who is a parent at the time s/he is elected. “Parent” includes any individual who has or has had parental responsibility for, or cares or has cared for, a child or young person under the age of 19.
 A person is disqualified from standing for election or appointment as a parent governor if s/he is:
● An elected member of the local education authority; or
● Paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours in any consecutive 12 month period (at the time of the election or appointment); or
● Subject to any of the disqualifications under the Trust’s Articles of Association