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Parent Trustee Vacancy

Would you like to join our board of trustees?


Nominations required for a parent trustee


The board of trustees has a vacancy for one parent trustee.  The term ‘parent’ relates to any persons who have parental responsibility as defined by the Education Act 1996. 


The board of trustees, with the Headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. It has three core strategic functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction


We welcome trustees from all backgrounds and are looking for someone with the time and commitment to make a real difference to the education of the children at school and with an interest in overseeing parts of our curriculum. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop existing ones whilst fulfilling a vital and rewarding community role


The board of trustees work together as a group, meeting at least six times per year. The meetings are currently held on a Monday evening.  You would also be expected to carry out monitoring visits in school, during school hours, undertake relevant training and form part of working groups as required.  As a trustee, you will normally hold office for a period of four years, even if your child leaves the school during this time.  You can, however, resign from the trust board at any time


The enclosed sheet summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a trustee.  Nominations must be from parents, or individuals exercising parental responsibility, of a child at the academy.


If you would like to stand for election, please complete the enclosed nomination form and return it to the school no later than Wednesday 20th October 21.   Please include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. This will then be circulated amongst parents if an election is required.  Self-nominations will be accepted but if you are nominating another parent, please seek their prior consent.


If there are more nominations than vacancies the election will be by secret ballot.  If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.


Should you have any questions about the role or the process then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Nicholson who can then refer you to a current trustee for a chat.


Yours faithfully,


Jo Blatherwick

Returning Officer

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