Dear Parent/Carer

Re:         Becoming a Parent Governor: Dagenham Park Church of England School

The governing body of Dagenham Park Church of England School has one Parent Governor vacancy to fill before next term.  The governing body works in partnership with the Headteacher to promote continuous improvement in the school’s performance.

Governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to the school and the education of its children.  Parent Governors are elected by their fellow parents.  They are important because they keep other governors in touch with the issues which concern the pupils’ parents.

The Local Authority values the voluntary contribution of its school governors, and in return it provides high-quality training, advice and support.

Being a Parent Governor can be enjoyable and rewarding.  If you have the enthusiasm to become more closely involved in the running of your child’s school, please complete the attached application form.  All parents, including carers, of registered pupils at the school can apply, with the following exceptions:

  • anyone who is an elected Councillor; or
  • anyone who is employed at the school for more than 500 hours per year.

An election will be arranged if the number of applications is more than the number of vacancies.

All appointments will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

If you would like more information, please contact the school office.

Yours sincerely

Chris Ash
Head of School


This is a reproduction of an original letter. A copy of the original letter can be found here.