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Parent Local Governor Elections 2021 Featured

Alexandra Park School currently has a vacancy for an elected Parent Local Governor to serve on the Local Governors’ Advisory Group for a period of up to 3 years. The opportunity to be elected as a Parent Local Governor is open to any parent or carer, all you need is to be willing to give time and commitment to the school.

Alexandra Park School is proud of the diversity of its student body. We recognise that our school is enriched by students from a range of different backgrounds and we want to make sure the Local Governors’ Advisory Group reflects the diversity of our student body. We welcome all those who are eligible to stand in the elections and would particularly encourage those from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Parent Local Governors, with all other Local Governors, play a key role in the oversight of the school. Being a Local Governor can be very rewarding and will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of a team and gain new skills. Don’t worry if you don’t have any previous experience, full training and support is provided to all new Local Governors. Further details about what is involved in being a Local Governor can be found on the governance page of the school website.

Detailed information on eligibility, nomination and the election process was sent to parents via a letter from the Chair in November 2021. If you have not received this letter please contact the school office. Parents who would like to stand as a candidate for election should complete and submit a nomination form by following the steps outlined this letter.

If there are two or more nominations received for the role, an online ballot will be held in December 2021 in accordance with the below timeline. Parents will be notified in the event of an election.

Timeline

  • Nominations close midday Monday 22nd Nov 2021 
  • Online voting opens midday Monday 6th Dec 2021
  • Online voting closes midday Monday 13th Dec 2021
  • Election results published Friday 17th Dec 2021