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Becoming a Governor


We are seeking nominations from Parents, Carers and Members of the Local Community to stand for election and appointment as Governors of the Magna Carta School.

Parent Governors are elected as directed by Schedule 1, Regulation 6 of the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.

Nominations for Parent Governor vacancies are made by parents and carers of students registered at the school. Should there be more nominations than vacancies a secret ballot will be held.

Parents and carers of registered students attending the school may offer themselves for election and can serve for a term of up to four years.

Community Governors are appointed by the Academy Trust to represent community interests and can serve for a term of up to four years.

They can be individuals who

  • live or work in the community served by the school
  • are committed to the good governance and success of the school even though they may not work or live close to it.

The definition of community governor is wide. People from a business or professional background and minor authority representatives can be appointed as community governors. Governors are expected to comply with The Magna Carta School Governing Body Code of Conduct.

Governor Training

Training is provided for governors, following their appointment, which is funded by the school. This training comprises an initial introduction to school governance course; after which governors are eligible to book on courses related to their areas of responsibility and needs for additional skills.

If you are interested in becoming a Parent Governor or a Community Governor, please contact the governing body by writing to the Clerk to the Governors, The Magna Carta School, Thorpe Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex, TW18 3HJ or e-mail governors@magnacarta.surrey.sch.uk