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Parent Governor Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy on our Governing Body for a Parent Governor. If any Deykin Avenue Parent would be interested in applying please read the information below and make contact with our Clerk of Governors on by Friday 28th June.


The Governing Body of  
Deykin Avenue JI School     

Parent Governor Information Sheet


School governors represent the largest volunteer force in the country with approximately 1% of the adult population serving in this capacity at any one time.  The governing body of Deykin Avenue Junior & Infant School has 1 governor position for a parent governor.  Parent governors are elected by their fellow parents and are vital to a governing body because they ensure that the other governors are kept in touch with the concerns and issues of most importance to our parents.




Governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to the school and the education of its children.  They will contribute to the effective day-to-day running of the school and have an effective input toward the educational achievements of its pupils.


A governing body’s overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the head teacher to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school.  This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to assess progress and determine appropriate action.  Typically, a governor’s duties will average at around 2-3 hours of spare time each month.  Aligned to its improvement role, the governing body is there to be a ‘critical friend’ who can provide the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the head teacher and the school.


The Local Authority values the voluntary contribution of its governors and in return aims to provide a high-quality training and support service.  Governors are able to access this support in a variety of ways including training courses and a designated helpline. 

A regular newsletter is sent to all school governors in the area to keep them informed of developments in education policy and current best practices.



Being a parent governor can be stimulating, enjoyable and rewarding.  If you have the enthusiasm and desire to be come closely involved in the running of the school then please consider putting yourself forward for vacancies that arise.  Parent Governors are an important component in achieving an effective and well-balanced governing body.


If you would like to be considered as a parent governor please give your details to the School Office before the closing date of Friday 28th June 2019


For More Information : Clerk to Governors via