Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success

Parent Governor Vacancy

Dear Parents and Carers


The Governing Body of the Federation currently has a vacancy for a Parent Governor.

I am writing to invite nominations of parents interested in standing for election to fill this vacancy.  Every parent of a registered pupil at the Federation is entitled to stand for election except someone who is

an elected member of the Council;

paid to work at the School for more than 500 hours in a 12 month period.


If you wish to stand for election could you please let me know in writing by:

Wednesday 17th December


If the number of candidates is greater than the number of parent governor vacancies then a ballot will be necessary.


All prospective candidates should contact the School to request the ‘Declaration of Eligibility Form’ which they should read, sign and return to the School to state that none of the information applies to them.


Depending on Governing Body agreed arrangements the successful candidate will be required to have a CRB check.  As this position is exempt from The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 you will be required to declare all unspent and spent cautions and criminal offences, including any pending convictions.  The disclosure of a criminal record or other information will not necessarily debar you from volunteering as a governor.  This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances, nature and background of your offence(s).


Parent Governors have an important role to play in representing parents' views on the Governing Body.  I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to become involved in the School.


If you have any questions about this letter or the election procedures please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely


Ms Julie Messer                       Executive Headteacher