How to Become a Governor

 


Each Governing Body in England is required to have an “Instrument of Government” which lays out the membership. Regulations introduced in 2012 changed the format in response to Department for Education policy to reduce the number of Governors for each school. Our Governing Body was last reconstituted in July 2014.

Parent Governors
are elected by the parent body as and when each Parent Governor Term of Office finishes. These are staggered so that elections are held in most years. They have a four year term of office. We have five Parent Governors and three vacancies at present. Any vacancy will be advertised on the front page of the website.

Trust Governors
are elected by the Mid Cornwall Co-operative Trust. They have a four year term of office. We have two vacancies in this category.

Co-opted Governors
are people with particular expertise and skills (for example in finance, running a business, higher education) who are co-opted onto the governing body with the approval of the full Governing Body. They have a four year term of office. They may be parents, staff, or members of the wider community. There are currently six Co-opted Governors and no vacancies.

The Staff Governor
is the single member of staff elected by all staff working in the school. They have a four year term of office.

The Headteacher
is also a Governor and remains a Governor unless he resigns or retires from the post.

In 2014/15 we have introduced Associate Members to the Governing Body.
These are additional parents, staff and members of the community who will be appointed to join a committee for one year as a non-voting member. The aim is to enhance the required Governor skills that we have identified through our own self-evaluation process.

If you are interested in becoming a Parent or Co-opted Governor or an Associate Member when a vacancy occurs, please contact the Chair of Governors (through the Clerk to the Governing Body) who will advise on Governor Eligibility criteria and current vacancies.