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Posted on: 17/07/2020

Parent Governor Representatives Needed!

Parent Governor Representatives Needed

Please forward to parent governors at your school:

Essex County Council is seeking parent governors to come forward for nomination for election as independent members of the People and Families Policy and Scrutiny Committee. The Council has two vacancies from September 2020; one for a primary school parent governor, and one for a secondary school parent governor.

The successful candidates must already be elected parent governors on an Essex school governing body. The only parent governors who are eligible are those who are in community, trust or foundation schools. If you are a parent governor of a school that is an academy, then you will not be eligible.

Parent governor members will sit alongside elected Members and church Diocesan representatives on the committee and may advise and vote on all matters relating to children’s services in schools. The monthly meetings normally take place during the day (usually on a Thursday morning). At the moment they are being held virtually using Zoom, but they may revert back to physical meetings at County Hall at some point in the future.

If more than one valid nomination is received for a vacant post, then there will be an election held for that place. Those elected will hold a four-year term of office from September 2020, unless they resign or cease to be eligible to be a parent governor representative.

If you are already a parent governor of an eligible school and would like to nominate yourself as a parent governor representative, please contact Graham Hughes, Senior Democratic Services Officer at Essex County Council, on 033301 34574 or by email - graham.hughes@essex.gov.uk for a nomination form. The period for nominations to be submitted closes at 5pm on Friday 7 th August 2020.

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