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Parent Governor Election
Nomination letter - January 2020
There is a vacancy for a parent governor on the governing body of Hamilton Academy, so we are offering the opportunity for a parent of one of our pupils to be nominated to become a governor. The role of parent governor is a unique way of being able to give something back to the school that is educating your child.
The letter - link above - gives information about the role of governor and includes a nomination form. The deadline for nominations is 9am on Friday 7 February. If there is only one parent nominated, he/she will be elected unopposed, but if there is more than one candidate, a ballot will be held.
Parent governors are vital in enabling the rest of the governing body to understand parents' views, and how these can best be used to inform our strategic decision-making. A parent governor's insight and perspective is essential to the governing body especially when reviewing the values that underpin the culture, policies and procedures of the school.
We need a wide range of skills on the governing body, so please do not be put off from applying if your skills are not from the world of education. Being a governor gives personal satisfaction from performing an important public service, and develops an understanding of how strategic decisions about the children’s education are made. Like all of our governing posts it is unpaid, however the work is fulfilling, interesting and leaves you very well informed about matters affecting the school.