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Parent Governor

Date: Tuesday, 09 May 2023


To all parents of children attending St Thomas Cof E Werneth Primary School



St Thomas Cof E Werneth Primary School

St Thomas Street




Dear Parent/Carer


Re: Election of a Parent Governor at St Thomas Cof E Werneth Primary School


Nominations are being sought to fill a vacancy for a parent to serve on the school governing board at your child’s school.  This post will be for up to four years, this is known as the term of office.


Additional information about governors and what they do is listed below


Eligibility to Vote and for Nomination


Anyone who is a parent of a pupil registered at the school is entitled to put themselves forward for consideration and are entitled to vote.




If you wish to be considered for the parent governor role then please complete the nomination form. (Document 4)


Your nomination must be proposed and seconded by two other persons who are a parent of a pupil at the school and are entitled to vote in the election.


Please ensure that your personal statement is no longer than 250 words.


The nomination form should be returned to the Headteacher no later than Friday, 19 May 2023.




If only one candidate is nominated by the closing date for nomination, the candidate will be elected unopposed and should access the following links:





If there are two or more candidates for the parent governor vacancy, a ballot will be arranged by the Headteacherduring the period from Thursday, 25 May 2023 to Thursday, 08 June 2023.


Term of Office


Parent governors shall be appointed for a term of office (TOE) of up to four years, which will be ratified by the Governing Board at a Full Governing Board Meeting (FGB).


If you would like more information about becoming a governor, please contact the Headteacher or visit the Oldham Governor webpage or alternatively contact the Governors Support Service.  


Yours faithfully,