16 September 2019



There is a vacancy for a Parent Governor on the Local Governing Board for EBN Academy.

Governors work in partnership with the Executive Headteacher and Headeacher of EBN 1 and the Board of Directors to manage the school.  Their duties are wide-ranging and include setting the vision and strategic direction of the academy, to hold Senior leaders to account for the educational performance and to ensure financial resources are well spent. Governors will play a contributory part in receiving reports on the quality of teaching and learning and making recommendations to the Board; ensuring that the legal requirements for children with special needs are met and that they are given support for learning and promoting partnership working between parents/carers and the Academies to promote high standards of attendance, behaviour and learning by students.

Parent Governors are required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Check (DBS). The DBS check enables organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain work, especially those that involve children or vulnerable adults.

A Parent Governor is expected to attend each Local Governing Board which meets at least once per term and to visit the school in a Parent Governor capacity to support and challenge the school. The LGB meetings are held during school time. Please refer to the Governors’ section of the school website for further information.

There is enormous experience already on the Local Governing Board.  Your fellow Governors and the Clerk would be on hand to offer help, support and expertise.

Training is also available.  This governing board has an expectation that those new to being a Governor will be willing to attend free induction training provided by the Local Authority which usually takes place on either a weekday evening or a Saturday morning.

Parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 or more hours per academic year or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in this elections. Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.  See attached sheet for other disqualifications.

A Parent Governor must be willing to devote time to this voluntary but interesting role which can help to add to your CV.  Applications are encouraged from parents/carers who are enthusiastic, will demonstrate commitment to the academy and are willing to work as part of a team to help make EBN Academy an ‘outstanding academy’.

How to stand for election – Complete the nomination form and return to Laura Donohoe in the Academy Office or email to ldonohoe@ebnfs2.org