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Being a Governor

The Governing Body is constituted in accordance with the Instrument of Government for the Mercian Education Trust. When vacancies arise the following procedures take place:

Parent Governors

The role is advertised in a letter to all parents requesting nominations. If just one nomination is received that parent will be elected. However, if more than one nomination is received an election will be held. Candidates will be allowed to prepare a short statement and all parents are eligible to vote. The candidate who receives the most votes will be elected.

Staff Governor

The process is the same as for Parent Governors above, however candidates must be current staff and those voting have to be current staff.

Community Governor

Is nominated by the Local Authority, MET or Governing Body and is appointed as a Governor by the Governing Body having, in the opinion of the Governing Body, met any eligibility criteria that they have set.


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