At Lander Road we have 6 different types of Governor:
The Governing body has 3 Parent Governors. Parents, including carers, of pupils at our school can stand for election as a Governor. Parent Governors nominate themselves and, if there are more nominations than spaces available on the Governing Body, they are elected by other parents at the school. If not enough parents nominate themselves for election, the governing body may approach and appoint parents.
Local Authorities appoint governors to schools and candidates are appointed without any political affiliation or preference. Authorities may appoint minor authority representatives, e.g. district and parish councillors, as authority governors. Lander Road has 1 Authority Governor.
The Headteacher is a Staff Governor. In Lander Road the position for the 1st staff Governor is held for the Headteacher. This position is not subject to election.
Our Governing body has 2 positions for staff Governors; the first position is for the Headteacher. Teaching and support staff working at the School, may become governors as long as they are on the payroll (volunteers working in the school do not qualify). Staff governors nominate themselves and, if more staff are nominated than the 1 position available, an election is held. This election is only open to members of staff in the school.
A Co-opted Governor is a person from the local or wider community who is asked to be part of the governing body because of their skills, knowledge and experience. Our school has 7 Co-opted Governors.
Associate Governors are invited to sit on committees to share specific knowledge, skills and experience and can vote on issues if allowed by the Governing Body. They do not, however, have a vote at meetings of the Full Governing Body but can attend and are entitled to receive minutes and agendas.
If you need to contact the Chair of Governors or another member of the Governing Body, please do so through the school office by popping into reception or calling 0151 922 5760.