Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to you to invite you to stand for election as a parent trustee/director, or nominate another parent to do so. In our Trust, we have provision for two parent trustee(s)/ parent directors and there is currently one vacancy for a secondary school parent director.
The board of trustees, with the CEO and headteachers, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. The board of trustees have three core strategic functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school 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 school and be prepared to play an active part in the board of trustees’ work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with the following skills – PR and/or marketing. Training is available for all trustees and this board of trustees has an expectation that those new to being a trustee, attend free induction training.