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  • Parent Governor Election

    Published 20/10/17

    Dear Parent/Carer,

    Re: Poynton High School Governing Body - Parent Governor Election

    There are 2 vacancies for a Parent Governor to serve on the Governing Body of Poynton High School.

    The other members of the Governing Body represent the Local Authority, the school Staff and the local community. The powers and responsibilities of Governors have changed in recent times.  Governors should act in a strategic role, as a ‘critical friend’ to the school and be accountable for their responsibilities. The three core functions of a governing board are:

    1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
    2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff and;
    3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

      Parent governors provide invaluable insight and can play a vital part in helping the school to succeed in meeting the needs of the children and community it serves.  Where training is needed to fulfil the role effectively training can be arranged to develop the necessary expertise, knowledge and/or skills. 

      Governors are not expected to be instant experts.  Successful candidates will be provided with relevant information, by the Local Authority and the school, once they are elected, and it is expected that they will take part in training events to help them learn about their role. The Clerk or Local Authority offers advice and support to Governors on all aspects of their role.

      It is very important that parents stand for election to the Governing Body so that the views of parents are represented on it. Otherwise, a parent may be appointed to serve who has no children in the school and who knows very little about the school and its local community. Parent governors are representative parents to provide a parental view point, but not representatives of parents.  The role is strategic and is not operational and therefore parent governors should not involve any personal matters in their role as governor but instead speak to the School.

      Enclosed with this letter is a notice of election which carries further information regarding the appointment of a Parent Governor.  I would also draw your attention to the Code of Conduct form which provides an idea of what responsibilities and commitment the role entails. If you are interested in becoming a Parent Governor, please see Steve Chadwick, Chair of the Board of Governors, by contacting the School or the Clerk, Diana Malkin, who can be contacted at dianamalkin@hotmail.co.uk

      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 these elections.

      If you want further advice please feel free to contact me.

       

      Yours faithfully,

       

      David Waugh

      Headteacher

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  • Open Evening 2017 Slides

    Published 29/09/17

    Please find the slides from the Head Teacher Talks from the Main School Open Evening on Thursday 28th September

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  • PHS Open Evening 2017

    Published 26/09/17

    Open Evening Talk Times on Thursday 26th September 2017.

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  • Year 8 Information Evening

    Published 20/09/17
    Please see the below information from the Year 8 Information Evening from the 19th September 2017.
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  • Year 9 Information Evening

    Published 20/09/17
    Please see the below information from the Year 9 Information Evening from the 19th September 2017.
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  • Year 12 Parent's Information Evening

    Published 15/09/17
    Please see the below information from the Year 12 Information Evening from the 14th September 2017.
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  • Year 11 Information Evening

    Published 14/09/17

    Please see the below information from the Year 11 Information Evening from the 13th September 2017.

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  • Year 10 Information Evening

    Published 14/09/17

    Please see the below information from the Year 10 Information Evening from 13th September 2017.

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  • First Day Arrangements

    Published 26/07/17
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  • Sponsored Walk

    Published 14/07/17

    Information on the Sponsored Walk 2017

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  • New Year 7 Intake 2017 - Parent Meeting

    Published 11/07/17
    Please find the slides from the parental meeting on 10th July 2017 for parents of our new Year 7 intake 2017.
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  • Information Evening

    Published 03/07/17
    Please see the attached poster for more details on the Information Evening on Tuesday 4th July.
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