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Parent Governor Vacancies

We currently have two Parent Governor vacancies here at Collingwood that we are seeking to fill.

I am writing to ask you to consider putting yourself forward to become a Parent Governor at Collingwood.  We currently have two vacancies that we are seeking to fill.

Governors play a vital role at Collingwood, as they do in all schools.  It is for governors to ensure that all students receive the best possible quality of education and care.  The government places great emphasis on the expectations of governing bodies and this is echoed in the Ofsted Inspection framework.

School governing bodies, including those in academies like Collingwood, are now expected to recruit governors with skills, experiences and the commitment to develop these.  We do have a diverse range of skills and experiences already represented on Collingwood’s Governing body, but would welcome nominations from parents who have a general interest in education, the ability to analyse and understand data, or an understanding of finance and are comfortable asking questions. Training is provided for governors in Surrey and we do expect all governors to engage in their own development as a way of ensuring our effectiveness as a governing body.

The Collingwood Governing Body meets once a term and operates five committees, which also meet each term.  Governors at Collingwood sit on two of our five committees.  Our meetings are at 8.00am and our aim is always to finish by 10.00am.

If you are interested in the education of all students at Collingwood and are prepared to contribute your time and energy to support the College’s continual strive to improve our provision, then please do consider seeking nomination.  The election process will commence shortly.  If you would like to find out more or have any questions, then please do feel free to contact me via the Clerk to the Governing Body:  s.rutherford@collingwood.surrey.sch.uk .

Mr Barker - Chair of the Governing Body

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