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Election of Parent Local Governing Body Member

There is currently one vacancy on the local Governing Body of The Harefield Academy.

The local Governing Body is delegated certain functions by the Board of Sponsors and will be responsible for:

§  Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

§  Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of The Academy and its students

§  Overseeing the financial performance of The Academy and making sure its money is well spent

No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in The Academy and be prepared to play an active part in the local Governing Body’s work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with the following skills: data analysis, finance, project management, HR, legal profession.  See attached link for qualifications and disqualifications if you wish to be nominated.

If you would like to stand for election please print, complete and return the nomination form  to The Harefield Academy addressed to the Clerk of Governors no later than 7th November 2016. You need to include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted but if you are nominating another parent/carers, please seek their prior consent.

If there are more nominations than vacancies the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents/carers together with details of the ballot procedure.