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Becoming a Governor

Becoming a Governor

The structure of our Academy Council is laid down by The Park Federation and is the same for all schools in the trust. Academy Councils are a formal and integral part of the federation’s governance structure and are accountable as such.  Each council is established around:

Three Community Governors – Members of the Community who bring independent view and expertise.  Community Governors are elected by the Academy Council.

Three Parent Governors – Parents of children attending the school, elected by the parent body.

Two Staff Governors – Members of Western House Academy teaching staff.  Staff Governors are elected by the staff body.

Governors serve a term of 4 years, but may serve more than one term subject to re-election.  They are required to formally declare and conflicts of interest and are required to hold DBS vetting.  There are no formal qualifications necessary, although we try to maintain a broad skill base within the Academy Council.  Most important of all, is the willingness and ability to give your time and energy to the role.  If you are interested in volunteering to serve as a Governor, please contact the Chair or Principal for more information.