Parent governor needed

1st July 2018

Dear Parents/carers,


I am writing to invite parents, guardians and carers of registered pupils to put their names forward for election to serve as a parent governor of this school.  There is one vacancy.


As a parent you will have a unique opportunity to participate in the decision making processes of the school. We are in particular need of a governor that can support us with the school premises and environment.

All parents over the age of 18 are eligible to stand for election and to vote with the exception of:

(i)      those who are elected members of the Devon County Council;

(ii)     those who are employed to work at the school for more than 500 hours in an academic year;

(iii)     those who are ineligible as listed overleaf.


St Peter’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and references.


If you would like to put your name forward, please complete and return to me the tear-off slip, or email me at by noon on Friday 20th July 2018.


It may be that you would wish to propose another parent to serve as a parent governor.  Please note that in this case the parent in question should complete the nomination form after you have discussed this possibility.

If it is necessary for there to be an election I will provide further details of the arrangements.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Hitchcock

Returning Officer


Election of Parent Governors in Devon. St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, Budleigh Salterton.

I wish to serve as a Parent Governor and to be a candidate if an election is necessary.  I confirm that I am eligible to serve as a School Governor.

Forename(s) – PLEASE PRINT  ………………………… Surname – PLEASE PRINT  …………………..……………………

Date   ……………………………………………………Signed:..…………………………………………………………….

This form should be returned to the school office or email me at  by noon on Friday 27th July 2018

A person is disqualified from holding or from continuing to hold office as a governor or associate member if he or she:

  • fails to attend the governing body meetings – without the consent of the governing body – for a continuous period of six months, beginning with the date of the first meeting missed (not applicable to ex officio governors);
  • is subject to a bankruptcy restriction order, an interim bankruptcy restriction order, a debt relief order or an interim debt relief order;
  • has had his or her estate sequestrated and the sequestration order has not been discharged, annulled or reduced;
  • is subject to:

o   a disqualification order or disqualification undertaking under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986

o   a disqualification order under Part 2 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

o   a disqualification undertaking accepted under the Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

o   an order made under Section 429(2)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (failure to pay under a County Court administration order);

  • has been removed from the office of charity trustee or trustee for a charity by the Charity Commissioners or High Court on grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement, or under Section 34 of the Charities and Trustees Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 from participating in the management or control of any body;
  • is included in the list of people considered by the Secretary of State as unsuitable to work with children;
  • is disqualified from working with children or subject to a direction under Section 142 of the Education Act 2002;
  • is disqualified from registration for childminding or providing day care;
  • is disqualified from registration under Part 3 of the Childcare Act 2006;
  • has received a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of not less than three months (without the option of a fine) in the five years before becoming a governor or since becoming a governor;
  • has received a prison sentence of two-and-a-half years or more in the 20 years before becoming a governor;
  • has at any time received a prison sentence of five years or more;
  • has been fined for causing a nuisance or disturbance on school premises during the five years prior to or since appointment or election as a governor;
  • refuses to allow an application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a DBS check.


St Peter's C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 443167

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