Local Advisory Board - Vacancy for Parent Member

Can you be our Parent Governor?

The role of the Local Governing Body:
Governors are at the heart of our school’s journey. Governors work together to support the school to ensure that the pupils are able to achieve to the best of their ability. Each academy within the network of Kernow Learning’s 19 schools has a local advisory board (LAB). All governors are expected to attend our LAB meetings, which are held six times a year in school or virtually and do not last more than two hours.

The core job of the LAB is monitoring the implementation of the Academy’s School Improvement Plan. Its focus is on the achievement of high standards, establishing and maintaining high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.

Governors are not involved in the day-to-day management of the school but the Headteacher should provide the LAB with sufficient information to make decisions and fulfil its responsibilities.

The role of a parent governor:
As a governor, you will bring the unique perspective of a parent to the school’s governing board. You are helping to ensure that school meets the needs of all its pupils and enables all of its pupils to achieve to the best of their ability. Parent Governors are appointed for a four-year term of office; this is a voluntary role.

Kernow Learning will give the new parent governor a structured induction, provide information and guidance on the role. All governors are required to undergo an enhanced disclosure DBS check and must agree to adhere to the Kernow Learning’s governors’ Code of Conduct.

What skills do I need?
This is a challenging and exciting role and you will learn new skills and extend existing ones during your time on the governing board. You do not need any specific skills or experience to
start with. Governors do not need to be experts in the field of education; what they do need is a commitment to the school and in the welfare of the pupils as well as the time and willingness to get involved - and you must be confident in reading the documents that will be sent to you before each meeting.

See below Election Letter with accompanying Nomination Form and Skills Audit.  

Closing date for all applications:  12 Noon on Monday 12th October 2020.  If you would like a paper copy of the Election pack, please make a request via the Academy Office.