To nominate yourself as a parent governor, please complete the form.
However, before completing this form you should read the Privacy Notice and take note of the disqualifications below which prevent people from holding governorship. The Returning Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be able to provide you with further information if you require it.
- A governor must be aged 18 or over at the time of their election or appointment.
- A person cannot hold more than one governorship at the same school.
A person is disqualified from being a governor or associate member if they:
- have a mental disorder and are liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983;
- have failed to attend governing body meetings for a continuous period of six months, beginning with the date of the first meeting they failed to attend, without the consent of the governing body. This provision does not apply to the Head Teacher;
- are bankrupt;
- are subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 or to an order made under section 429 (2) of the Insolvency Act 1986;
- have 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 7 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provision) (Scotland) Act 1990 from being concerned in the management or control of any body;
- are included in the list of teachers or workers prohibited or restricted from working with children or young people;
- are disqualified from working with children;
- are disqualified from being an independent school proprietor, teacher or employee by the Secretary of State;
- have been sentenced to 3 months or more in prison (without the option of a fine) in the 5 years before becoming a governor or since becoming a governor;
- have received a prison sentence of 2½ years or more in the 20 years before becoming a governor.
- have at any time received a prison sentence of 5 years or more;
- have been fined for causing a nuisance or disturbance on school premises during the 5 years prior to or since appointment or election as a governor;
- refuse to an application being made to the Criminal Records Bureau for a criminal records certificate.
- a person is disqualified from appointment as a community governor of a school if s/he is: a) a registered pupil at the school; b) eligible to be a staff governor of the school; or c) an elected member of the local education authority.
- a person is disqualified for election or appointment as a parent governor of a school if: he/she is:
a) an elected member of the local education authority;
b) paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours (ie for more than one-third of the hours of a full-time equivalent) in a school year (at the time of election or appointment).
- a person is disqualified for nomination or appointment as a partnership governor of a school if s/he is:
a) a registered pupil at the school;
b) a parent of a registered pupil at the school;
c) eligible to be a staff governor of the school; or
d) an elected member or employee of the local education authority.
- A teacher governor or a staff governor of a school shall, upon ceasing to be employed to work at the school, be disqualified for continuing to hold office as such a governor.