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Dear parent / carer,

Help make a difference to our students - join us a governor!

The Governing Board at Ibstock Community College Academy Trust has one parent governor vacancy and at least one community governor vacancy. Therefore we will be seeking nominations for an enthusiastic and committed parent or carer to join the board this September.

There are no particular qualifications required for the role but there are current skills gaps in the areas of SEND, Safeguarding, school improvement, human resources and/or finance and we would be particularly keen to hear from parents or carers with experience in any of these areas. Further information about the role can be found at:  

Parent governors are elected by other parents and are vital to our governing board. Community governors with relevant skills are appointed by the board. In partnership with the Head of School, they share equally with other governors the duty of carrying out the governing body's wide range of strategic responsibilities to:-

  • support, challenge and decide what is best for the college
  • plan for the long term future of the college and decide how the college’s budget should be spent
  • make decisions collectively on matters such as performance targets, college policies and the college’s development plan
  • plan for its own learning and development to ensure it is ready for future challenges

If we have more applications than places for parent governors then an election will be arranged.

If you join our governing board, you will serve for a four year term and can continue to the end of those four years, even if your child leaves the college.  You will need to set aside time to be able to be an effective governor, including preparing for meetings, visiting the college and undertaking training and development.  There are four full governing board meetings each year.  In addition, governors usually sit on one of two sub-committees, which meet once a term.

If you are interested in becoming a governor and would like to put yourself forward as a candidate, or want further information, please see below for an application pack, or email Sharon Bedwell

Please complete and return the governor application form to the college for the attention of Anne Marie Blewitt by 3pm on Friday 11 September 2020.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Anne-Marie Blewitt

Executive Headteacher


Application pack covering letter

Application form

Governor expectations

Declaration of eligibility

NGA code of practice