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Becoming a Local Governing Body Governor

From time to time the Delce Academy LGB will hold elections to fill parent governor vacancies.  This page provides information about the role for those who are thinking about nominating themselves for election.

Delce Academy has always aimed for a partnership with parents, which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor. 

The LGB's main tasks are:

  • to ensure that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction within the Castle Trust;
  • to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • to oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the LGB is aware of the views of parents and the local community.

Most of the LGB’s work takes place during its meetings, which occur termly.  LGB Governors are also required to conduct monitoring visits to the school from time to time, to see how learning is delivered or to monitor areas that need improvement. 

We are part of the Castle Trust, which is committed to Learning For All, By All, With All and this extends to our LGB and all Governors, who have access to training to help them carry out their role effectively.  For those willing to commit their time, this can be a rewarding development opportunity.  Any parent with a child or children currently at Delce Academy can be nominated or nominate themselves for election, we just ask candidates are:

Committed

Devoting the required time and energy to the role and aiming to achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils.  Prepared to give time, skills and knowledge to developing themselves and others in order to create highly effective governance.  The LGB meets between three and six times a year and Governors are expected to conduct monitoring visits at least three times a year.  The term of office for an LGB Governor is 3 years, but they can be re-elected as long as they still have a child at the school.

Confident

Of an independent mind, able to lead and contribute to courageous conversations, to express their opinion and to play an active role on the LGB.

Curious

Possessing an enquiring mind and an analytical approach and understanding the value of meaningful questioning.

Challenging

Providing appropriate challenge to the status quo, not taking information or data at face value and always driving for improvement.

 

Collaborative

Prepared to listen to and work in partnership with others and understanding the importance of building strong working relationships within the board and with executive leaders, staff, parents and carers, pupils/students, the local community and employers.

Critical

Understanding the value of critical friendship, which enables both challenge and support, and self-reflective, pursuing learning and development opportunities to improve their own and whole board effectiveness.

Creative

Able to challenge conventional wisdom and be open-minded about new approaches to problem-solving; recognising the value of innovation and creative thinking to organisational development and success.