Overview and Scrutiny

Parent governor representative role

Notice of appointment

Read the notice of appointment from 22 March 2019 (PDF 107.4KB) and the notice of result from 22 March 2019 (PDF 227.9KB) .

Read the notice of appointment from 25 February 2019 (PDF 111.4KB) .

Read the notice of appointment from 20 December 2018 (PDF 160.1KB) .

About the role

The role of a parent governor representative is to:

  • act as a non-political voice for parents in the area; representing to us the main education issues which concern parents of pupils maintained by the authority
  • liaise with the other parent governor representatives on their own local authority
  • attend and contribute to the meetings of the Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee, and any working group meetings that might be set up by that committee and to which you may be appointed as a representative
  • establish good relations with other members of the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee and our officers
  • feed back our discussions and decisions made on education to the parents
  • abide by our rules on committee procedures (the Constitution)
  • act with due propriety according to standards laid down for the conduct of councillors and co-opted members in local government

Nominate yourself to be a parent governor representative >>

Read the Parent Governor Representatives (England) Regulations 2001 on GOV.UK (link opens in new window)

Timetable for election of one voting parent governor co-optee from our schools
 ActionDate (time)

A letter will be sent to all parent governors, chairs of governors and head teachers seeking invitations for nominations before 4pm on 1 July 2019

3 June 2019

Final date for receipt of nomination papers to the Head of Governance Services

1 July 2019 (4pm) 
Ballot papers

Voting will commence on 2 July 2019 and details on how to vote will be sent to parent governors with a closing date of 4pm on 29 July * 

2 July 2019 (4pm)

Final date for submission of ballot papers to the Head of Governance Services

29 July 2019 (4pm)

The ballot papers will be counted and the result declared

30 July 2019

The elected co-opted representative to be appointed up to 30 April 2023

not later than 26 August 2019

The new parent governor representative must take up their position by signing the acceptance of office and code of conduct

not later than 26 August 2019
MeetingCo-opted representative to attend their first meeting for the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee10 September 2019

* in the event of an election not being necessary the successful candidates would be required to sign their acceptance of office no later than 29 July and attend their first meeting on 10 September 2019.

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