Parent Governor Vacancy

Dear Parent/Carer,

Parent Governor Vacancy

We are seeking to appoint a parent governor as soon as possible.

Rossington All Saints Academy aims for a partnership with parents which can undoubtedly bring great benefits to the students. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor. The governing body, known as the Academy Advisory Body (AAB) reports to the Delta Academies Trust as the academy sponsor, and is responsible for the conduct of the academy and for promoting high standards. Its main aims are:

  • Acting as a key link between the Academy, parents and local community and championing the work of the Academy.
  • Providing constructive challenge and strategic direction to the Head of Academy / Principal and Leadership Team as they plan the future development of the Academy, ensuring that they focus on Academy Improvement.
  • Offering the views of different parts of the Academy and local communities to influence decision-making.
  • Continually reviewing the overall impact of the Academy amongst the people it exists to serve and making plans for improvement.
  • Ensuring that the Academy plays a full role in cooperating and working together with other academies in the group and contributing to the work of the Trust

The AAB consists of representatives from Delta Academies Trust and Sheffield Diocese.   The parent governor role is vital to ensure that the needs of the students and their parents are properly represented in the development of the academy and its provision of the best possible education.

Who can be a parent governor?

All those who have parental responsibility and are over the age of 18 are eligible to stand for election, including parents who work at the school provided that they work for less than 500 hours per year when they are elected.  

Are you interested?

If you are interested in becoming a parent governor but feel a little daunted by the responsibility you may be taking on, remember that you will always act as part of a team. No particular experience or qualifications are required.

Your commitment:

If you become a governor you will be taking on the following commitments to help make sure the school is well managed;

  • Attend and participate in AAB meetings on a regular basis – the governors generally meet four times a year. Meetings last no more than 2 hours.
  • Visit the school for monitoring purposes once per term.

We are looking for someone who has the best interests of the academy at heart; who is prepared to give time and energy to the task of improving students’ education. If you would like to be considered for the role of parent governor could you please contact Mrs Daws at the academy (info@theallsaints) to request an application form.  The closing date for applications is Friday 6th November 2020.

If the academy receives more than one application a ballot will be held.

Please note that all members of the Academy Advisory Board are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact the academy.

Yours sincerely                                        


Denis Hird                                                                                                                        

Chair of the AAB