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Parent governor elections

7 December 2017

Dear St Mary Magdalene Parents & Carers

I am writing to you to let you know that our elected parent governor, Marie-mathilde Suberbere has reached the end of her current term of office. We are enormously grateful to her for everything she has contributed to St Mary Magdalene Academy over the last three years, and I am sure you would like to join the governors in thanking her for her hard work and commitment.

We now have a vacancy for an elected parent governor and so, on behalf of the governing body, I am writing to invite you to consider putting yourself forward for election. Anyone who is currently a parent of a child at the either the Primary or Secondary School (including the Sixth Form) is eligible to stand for election.

If you would like to know more about what is involved in being a governor, then please do talk to Marie-mathilde, to any of our other current governors or to Ms Linsley (Headteacher of the Secondary School) or Ms Luzmore (Headteacher of the Primary School). If you would like further information on being a governor please visit the National Governance Association. Being a governor does require time and commitment, but is very rewarding and an excellent way of serving your school. Please do think carefully about whether this is something that you could do for your school.

If you would like to nominate yourself, then please complete the nomination form and return it to myself, Kim Turner-Wood by Tuesday 19 December. You can hand the form in at Reception and they will ensure it is passed on. Please include some details about yourself (maximum 100 words), indicating why you think you are a suitable candidate.

Please also sign and return the enclosed declaration of qualification form to indicate that you are eligible to serve as a governor.

If there is more than one nomination, an election will be held. This will be held by secret ballot, using the first past the post system.

Yours faithfully

Kim Turner-Wood
PA to Headteacher
Office Manager