We are a rapidly growing academy and have opportunities for new parent governors to join our team and serve on the governing body at the Basildon Academies. Being a governor can be very rewarding and we value the experience that all governors bring to the role.
At present we have one single governing body for both academies. However, due to our growth, we have plans to create a governing body for each academy, one for lower and one for upper.
Governors do not run the academy day to day however do play a key role in the governance of the academy. Becoming a Parent Governor offers you the opportunity to make a real contribution to the academy and to work together with the academy leadership, staff and other governors.
The Governing Body Terms of Reference can be found by clicking here
Who can be a Parent Governor?
All parents and carers of registered students are eligible to become Parent Governors. Every parent, whether or not you live with the student, is entitled to be nominated as a Parent Governor and to vote in a Parent Governor Election. Someone who has parental responsibility or day-to-day care of a student is also eligible to serve and to vote.
Parents/carers who have paid employment in the academy for 500 hours per academic year or more or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections.
How long do Parent Governors serve for?
The usual term of office is four years from the date of appointment with a review meeting after the first year. If you choose to, you can complete your term of office even if your child has since left the academy.
How are Parent Governors nominated and elected?
If you would like to put your name forward please submit a statement stating why you would like to be a governor (no more than 150 words). If more than one nomination is received, an election will be held with statements circulated to all parents and carers.
Statements should be sent for the attention of Academy Support Manager, Lisa Church to firstname.lastname@example.org