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Election of parent governor

To all parents at Greenshaw High School, 6th November 2020.


There is a vacancy for a parent governor on the Greenshaw High School Governing Body and we would welcome applications to take on the role. 

The role of the school governor is both rewarding to the individual and invaluable to the school. You would need to be supportive of the values of the school and the Trust and be able to give time and effort to the role, but no specific qualifications or experience are required, and support and training is provided. Please see the attached leaflet. 

The Greenshaw High School Governing Body is made up of ten governors, with two parent governors, alongside others including members of staff and persons appointed by the Trustees of the Greenshaw Learning Trust and by the Governing Body itself. 

To be a parent governor you must have parental responsibility for, or full time caring responsibility for, a registered student at the school on 16th November 2020

School governors have to abide by certain rules regarding the role and their conduct, and are expected to attend and take an active part in Governing Body meetings – normally six times a year, in the early evening - and take on particular additional tasks in relation to the work of the Governing Body. 

For more information about the role and the rules on eligibility to be a school governor, please get in touch with me or go to the Greenshaw Learning Trust website  here.

If you would like to make an application to become a school governor, please let me know by 16th November 2020 at or via telephone on 07502 054918. 

Yours faithfully, 

Laura Marchese,  Clerk to the Governing Body

YOU can be a school governor 

300,000 people across the country are already school governors, why not join them? 

School governors make a real impact on the success of schools, supporting children and young people in their local community, and applying their knowledge and skills to ensure the school does the best for all its pupils; and they learn about aspects of education and gain experience that can positively impact on other parts of their life. 

The Greenshaw Learning Trust is a successful and growing academy trust, supporting and improving primary and secondary schools in the Sutton, Croydon, Bracknell, Godalming, Bristol, Gloucester, Yate and Forest of Dean areas. 

Our schools are welcoming and inclusive, at the heart of their local community. We are ambitious for our schools and their students and we believe that there is no ceiling on what can be achieved by anyone, regardless of their circumstances or background. 

Strong local governance plays an important part in the success of our schools. 

Each school in the Trust is overseen by a governing body, which monitors the school’s performance and challenges and supports the school’s headteacher and senior leadership team. The governing body is a committee of the Board of Trustees, which is the governing board of the Trust as a whole. 

We are always on the lookout for people who share our vision and would like to join us and help us enable all young people to achieve their potential by becoming school governors. 

We want our governing bodies to reflect the diversity of our schools' populations and local communities and welcome interest from people of all ages and backgrounds. No particular qualifications are required and support and training is provided. 

If you are interested or want to find out more, please see the Greenshaw Learning Trust website  here.

Or contact the GLT Head of Clerking, Julie Adams: 
email: or telephone 07881 362687.