Huntcliff School is seeking nominations from parents willing to serve on the school governing body. There are two vacancies to be filled.
A ‘parent’ for the purpose of the election is a person with ‘parental responsibility’ as defined by the Children Act 1989 and includes married parents, mothers of non-marital children and divorced or separated parents. It may also include unmarried fathers who may acquire parental responsibility by agreement with the mother or by means of a court order.
Guardians, non-parents in respect of whom a residence order is made and local authorities in respect of whom a care order is made may also acquire parental responsibility. A parent governor must have a child in the school at the beginning of the school year in 2014.
There are circumstances which disqualify parents from standing for election to the governing body, but not from proposing or voting for candidates. In brief, if you are:
an elected member of the local education authority
paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours in any twelve-month period commencing on 1 August and finishing on 31 July.
been adjudged bankrupt - or has been convicted of a criminal offence during the last three years which resulted in a custodial sentence.
If you wish to stand for election please complete the nomination form (you will need to get signatures of two other parents with pupils currently at the school) and biographical details (70-100 words maximum), and return these for the attention of Mrs S Bond at school by Wednesday 3 December 2014 at 12 noon.
On the closing date for the receipt of nominations, if the number of candidates is the same as, or fewer than, the number of vacancies, then all candidates will be duly elected unopposed. If, however, there are more candidates than vacancies an election will be held. If this is the case, further details will be issued.