VISITS TO ST JOHN'S FOR THOSE PARENTS WHOSE CHILDREN ARE STARTING SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2014
Please note that the Headteacher will be showing groups of parents around the School twice weekly, on a Tuesday and Thursday morning, commencing Tuesday 8th October.
All visits will commence at 9.40am and will last for aproximately 50 minutes. We look foward to meeting you all and would ask that you ring the School Office (01622 735916 Option 4) to make an appointment.
VACANCY FOR PARENT GOVERNOR
25 October 2013
Re: Election of Parent Governors
I am writing to you to invite you to consider standing for election as a Parent Governor at St John’s School or to nominate another parent.
There are currently 2 vacancies for Parent Governors on our Governing Body.
Every school in Kent has a Governing Body which includes governors serving in a number of categories including as Parent Governors. Parent Governors form the link between the parents of the children at school and the governors who are the strategic planners for the school. Parent Governors are elected to serve for a period of four years, though they may resign at any time during that period.
The Governing Body of the school has, together with the Headteacher, overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governors are involved in deciding school policies, allocating and scrutinising the school budget, deciding on Key Issues and targets for the school as well as appointing senior staff. No special qualifications are needed to become a governor and indeed part of the strength of our Governing Body comes from the fact that governors have a wide breadth of experience. The most important thing is for governors to have a keen interest in the school and to be prepared to play an active part both in the work of the Governing Body and the life of the school. In order to support governors in their work Kent County Council provides full training for all governors at no charge to the individual.
At St John’s we have two Parent Governors who serve for a term of four years. The full Governing Body normally meets monthly, usually at 7pm at the school. If you serve on committees there will be additional meetings. Please read attached sheet for further details on the role of a governor at St John’s.
If you would like to stand for election, or nominate someone else for election, please complete the attached form and return it to me at the school in a sealed envelope clearly marked ‘Parent Governor Nomination’ within two school weeks of the date of this letter, ie by Friday 15 November 2013. Each person nominated must agree with the nomination and be proposed and seconded by parents/carers who have a child registered on roll at the school. Anyone standing for election is invited to provide, with his/her nomination form, a short personal statement (maximum 100 words). The statement should only include biographical details, your reasons for wanting to be a governor and the contribution you believe you can make to the Governing Body.
If the number of nominations is equal to or less than the number of vacancies the nominees will automatically be elected as Parent Governors. If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies an election will be held and copies of the personal statements will be sent to all parents with the ballot papers. Two weeks will be allowed for the return of ballot papers. Each parent will have one vote for each vacancy, irrespective of how many children they have in the school.
I do hope that you will consider standing as a governor or else nominating another parent or carer for the role. If you would like more information about being a school governor please contact another member of our Governing Body, the School Governance Service on 01622 605160 or myself.
Mr T D Harrington
If you are interested, please click on the documents below and return to the School by the date indicated in the letter.
Please click on the links below to see our Consultations for Admissions Policy 2014 (letter from the Chairman and Policy 2014)
Please click on the link below to access the map showing the proposed designated priority area from September 2014.
Please click on the link below to access our Privacy Notice - Data Protections Act 1998
PLEASE SEE GOVERNOR PAGE FOR THE LETTER FROM OUR CHAIRMAN REGARDING ADMISSIONS.