3 February 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,


We currently have vacancies for Parent Governors on our Local Governing Body. This opportunity is open to all parents and guardians of children in this school. The Governing body meetings are half termly. The agendas will reflect the overall local governing body work-plan, with key areas of school development covered over the academic year.


As a Governor you will have the opportunity to help shape and guide the progress of Piper Hill School.


There will be a general information meeting on Wednesday 10th February 2021, where you are welcome to come along and find out more about the role and expectations.


The meetings will be virtual, via zoom. There will be a choice of two meeting times 1pm and 6pm. Both meetings will cover the same information. Members of our local governing body will be attending.


Eligibility to stand

All parents and guardians of children at the school are eligible to stand as candidates in the election EXCEPT


  • if s/he is an elected member of the local education authority; (local councilor)
  • if s/he is paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours in any twelve-month period beginning on 1 August and finishing on 31 July. (during one academic year)


If there is more than one candidate, an election will be held.


Eligibility to vote

Each parent will have one vote for every parent governor vacancy.


Some people, who are not parents, but who act as parents/guardians and take care of a child at the school, may also be able to take part.


If more candidates are nominated than there are vacancies, we will notify all parents/carers about the election date and time, send out details of the candidates and will tell you, how you can vote by post if you cannot attend the election.


Full details of our Privacy Notice for Governors can be found on the schools website www.piperhillschool.net    


If you are interested in finding out more and would like to come along to a meeting then please contact the office with your name, email address and preferred meeting time. A Zoom invite will be sent to your email address on the Wednesday morning.


Yours sincerely


Louise Lynn

Head teacher

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