Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire WN2 5NG

01942 487999


Platt Bridge Community School

School Values: Promotes Belief Creates Success

Parent Governor Vacancy

1st Feb 2021

Parent Governor Vacancies

We have a vacancy for a parent governor which we need to fill as soon as possible. The vacancy has arisen as the current post holders term of office is nearing its initial term end date. 

The Local Academy Board has a strategic advisory role in the management of our school.  Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the long term strategic goals and the vision for the school are being met
  • Ensuring high standards of achievement for every child
  • Ensuring school finances are spent in the right places
  • Recruiting staff

Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the Local Governing Body has parental insight into decision making.  We are particularly interested in nominations from parents with experience of working or managing finances, commitment to learning, knowledge of safeguarding procedures, time to undertake Governor Visits to school.

We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school's performance.

Training is available for all newly appointed Governors, and there is an expectation that you will attend these induction sessions within the first year of your appointment.

If you think you have the time, skills and expertise to join our Local Governing Body, please complete the nomination form attached and return to school by 12pm on 22nd Feb 2021You can also email your nomination to info@cfat.org.uk, please put ‘Parent Governor Nomination’ in the subject.  Nominations received after this date will not be accepted.  Please provide a statement about why you would like to become a governor in no more than 100 words.

If there are more nominations than vacancies, an election will be held.  All parents will be sent a voting paper with your name and statement and be asked to vote.

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about the role of a governor, please contact the School Office who will put you through to the Executive Headteacher (01942 487999)

Yours sincerely,


Ruth Rule-Mullen

Chair of Trustees 

Parent Governor Nomination Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Local Academy Board governor at our school.

Name:                                 _________________________________

Name(s) child/children:     _________________________________

Class / Year Group(s):        _________________________________

I would like to stand for nomination as a parent governor.

Signed:                               _________________________________

Date:                                  _________________________________

Statement (maximum 100 words):

to include 

Why do you want to become a school governor? 

Briefly note any relevant experience you may have (eg from local community involvement, professional experience, leisure activities voluntary work, life experience, family life etc).






What knowledge/skills from the following list can you bring to the role (please tick any which applies)


Knowledge of the local community



Strategic management

Financial management

Data analysis

Problem solving

Performance management

Good communication skills

Human resources

Community relations

Staff recruitment


Chairing meetings

Quality assurance


Special Educational Needs


Information communication technology

Health and safety



Please return this form no later than 12pm on 22nd Feb 2021

Declaration of Confirmation

By completing this form, I confirm that I have read the Qualifications and Disqualifications criteria and I am not disqualified from serving as a school governor.  I have also read the Trust’s eligibility criteria and code of conduct and understand that if I fail to uphold the criteria and code of conduct for appointment, the Trust may reconsider my re-nomination.

I agree that the information given on this form can be recorded by the Trust and shared with relevant individuals in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.