Parent governor elections

Who can become a parent governor?

All parents of registered pupils of a school are eligible to stand for the position of parent governor, unless they are an Elected Member of Cheshire East Council or are in paid employment at the school for more than 500 hours a year at the time of the election, or are generally ineligible to become a school governor.

If you are not a parent of a child at a school, you may be able to become a local authority nominated governor.

Information for prospective parent governors

The Department for Education and Skills (now the Department for Education) has produced a range of materials to support schools in recruiting parent governors.  View the information sheet (MS Word, 45KB).

Parent governor election process guidance

The Parent Governor election process documentation has been updated to reflect best practice. This can be found on the Local authority school governor nominations page.

Please note that following the process as detailed in the Guidance is mandatory for all community and controlled schools and also recommended for parent governor elections in all schools and academies.

Contact us

School Governance Team

0300 123 5036

School Governance
Floor 5, Delamere House
Delamere Street

Page last reviewed: 27 April 2018