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Becoming a Governor

Are you interested in becoming a School Governor?
Education in Suffolk operates as a partnership between teachers and their pupils, between schools and their local community and between governors and the trust board. The governor role has undergone significant changes over the past few years. We are always pleased to hear from members of the public who are interested in undertaking this important and valued school role.
Becoming a Parent Governor at Claydon Primary School
Parent Governors are elected to be representative of the parent body. They should keep in touch with those who elected them but make up their own minds on how to vote on any specific issues.


Who is not eligible and who is eligible?

You are not eligible if:

you work in the school for more than 500 hours in an academic year;

you are an elected member of the local education authority.

You are eligible if:

Neither of the above applies;

you are the parent of a pupil registered at the school

In the circumstances where a school has run an election and there has been no candidate the governing body may approach and appoint:

a current parent or, if that is not possible;

a parent of a former pupil or, if that is not possible;

a parent of a child of pre or statutory school age.


What is my role as a Parent Governor?

To represent the views of parents at meetings.

To have corporate responsibility for decisions made at meetings.

If you would like to discuss any details further, please don't hesitate to get in contact with school, who can put you in touch with the Chair of Governors or  Link Governor.