Parent Governor Vacancy

This is to let you know that we will be electing a new parent governor this term to join the governing body. The parent governors are very valuable members of the governing body. We rely on them to help us to keep in touch with what parents are thinking and to help us to decide what is best for all our pupils.


  • You DO NOT need to be an expert in education to be an effective  governor

  • You DO have to want to help our school to be the best it can be

  • SUPPORT and TRAINING are available to help you to get to grips with the role


Besides parents, the governing body includes the Headteacher, Mrs Heyward, representatives of the local authority and people from the local community. All of these people play an important part in building good relationships between the school, parents and the wider community. Together they decide the key priorities for the school, help plan to achieve them, and then check whether the actions taken have had the desired impact. The governing body also plays an important role in deciding how the school’s budget should be spent, and it helps to appoint our staff.


There is also a vital role for Parent Governors in providing a link between the school and parents.  The Parent Governor will be expected to attend at least six full meetings of the School Governing Body each year and also other meetings of Committees of the Governing Body which are usually in the evening.  They will take an active interest in the school and the children and help promote the parental view at meetings of the School Governing Body.


Anyone who has parental responsibility for a pupil on the school roll at the time of the election can stand for election, can nominate someone for election and can vote in the election. Roughly speaking, parental responsibility means someone with whom the children is living, but if you are not sure about this please contact the school office who will be able to explain in more detail. We have a fact sheet about becoming a governor we can send to you if you want more information.

All nominations should be sent in to the school office by 9am on Monday 30th January 2017. You do not need a seconder and you can nominate yourself. Every nomination must be signed by the parent stating that they are willing to stand.


If there are more nominations than vacancies an election will be held. You are therefore invited to provide a statement about yourself, with your nomination form of no more than 200 words. Your statement will be produced by the school in a standard format and distributed to parents to assist them in casting their votes.


On Wednesday 1st February if an election is needed we will send the ballot forms with the names of the candidates and their details home with the children so please watch out for the letter! As there is only one vacancy each parent will have one vote.  The ballot is secret; you can send or post the ballot paper back in a sealed envelope, or drop it into the ballot box outside the school office. All the votes must be in by Wednesday 22nd February when they will be counted.


Please think about taking on the job, or suggesting someone who will do it well. We need committed parent governors, people who really want to make a positive difference to the life chances of our pupils.


If you would like to know a little more about becoming a parent governor please get in touch with Mrs Tobin.


To download documents pertaining to this role click on the links below

Parent Governor Letter

Parent Nomination Form

Role: A Full Time Reception Administrative Officer

Required from: 

Salary Range: G6 Point 21: £22,245 (actual salary) 36 hours per week

Term Time only plus two weeks

Roxeth Primary School is a popular, culturally diverse school situated on Harrow on the Hill with over 460 pupils on roll. We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic Receptionist and Admin Assistant to join the team in our busy school office. The successful candidate will act as the first point of contact for parents, pupils and others. The other main function of this important role is to provide an efficient admin service for the school, receiving and deal with several of the day to day admin roles that contribute to a successful school including managing admissions and the termly census returns for the school.

The right candidate will:

  • Be able to present a professional yet welcoming and friendly persona to visitors.

  • Possess excellent communication skills, being able to communicate at all levels.

  • Have excellent IT skills with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office.

If you have proven office experience and would like to work as part of our team we would like to hear from you. Experience of working in a school environment would be an advantage.

To apply for this post, please complete our application form and email your completed form to                                  Visits to the school prior to application are encouraged, by appointment. Please call Elaine Hempenstall to arrange a time on: 0208 422 1344 or via email at

Closing Date: 4 pm on Friday 27th January 2017

Interview Date: Friday 3rd February 2017