Governors

The Governing Body of the Academy has two Parent Governor vacancies and are looking for a parent(s) who are interested in becoming a Governor and who have a child or children currently at the Academy (the term `parent’, in this respect, relates to any person whose name appears on the Academy’s Admission Register as the parent or guardian of a pupil attending the Academy).   If you have any queries about your eligibility as a parent/guardian, please contact the Governors’ Support Service on either 0115 8764589 or 0115 854054 for further advice.  
Please see the attached letter for more details on the current vacancies.  

The principles of governance are the same in academies as in maintained schools, but the governing body has greater autonomy. Academies are required to have at least two parent governors.

It is your chance to have a greater say and make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of children.

Governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They are in charge of planning the Academy's future direction and can thereby help raise the standards of pupil achievement. Governors are also accountable to parents and their wider community for the performance of the Academy.

School Governors are the largest volunteer workforce in the country, giving freely and generously of their time to help schools achieve the highest standards. People from all walks of life offer their services as governors.

Governing bodies bring together many stakeholders such as parents, teaching staff, local authority representatives, as well as representatives from business and the wider community. While many are highly experienced in this role, it is also true that the responsibilities of governors are becoming greater.

As more and more school funding is being directly delegated to schools and academies themselves, the role of the governing body as the corporate governance of is becoming more of a key part of their management.

To find out more about being a governor at Park Vale Academy, email or call us at the contact details on this site.

Scheme of Delegation