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Parent/Governor Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor to serve on Energy Coast’s UTC Governing Body. Parents/carers have much to offer the College and can play a vital role in helping it to meet the needs of the students and the community it serves. It is very important that parents/carers stand for election to the Governing Body so that their views are represented on it. 

More information about the role of school governors is available here.

All parents/carers of a registered student in the College are eligible to stand for election and to vote with the exception of:

  • Those who are elected members of the Local Authority
  • Those who work at the Academy for more than 500 hours in any consecutive 12 month period (at the time of election or appointment)
  • Those who are ineligible for the reasons detailed here

The successful candidate will be provided with relevant information by the College once they are elected, and it is expected that they will take part in training events to help them learn about their role. 

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

If you would like to put your name forward please complete and return the nomination form to Laura Devlin (Clerk to the Governors), Energy Coast UTC, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington, CA14 4JW by the end of the school day on Friday 17th January 2020.

It may be that you wish to propose another parent to serve as Parent Governor. Please note that in this case the parent should complete the nomination form after you have discussed this. In the event that the number of nominations received exceeds the available positions it will be necessary to hold an election and further details of these arrangements will be provided. 

Please remember, decisions taken by the Governing Body will affect your child’s future education. To make sure you have a voice in that decision making, please make every effort to take part in this process.


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