Monday 16th November 2020

Could you help support King Edward VI College by becoming a parent governor?

The Board of Governors have a vacancy for a parent governor to join them for a period of 2 years effective from 1 January 2021.

This is a challenging but rewarding role as governors are responsible for ensuring the quality of provision at the college and its financial sustainability. The essential qualities required to be a parent governor are an interest in the education of young people aged 16-19 and the ability and willingness to attend at least ten formal meetings per year. The formal meetings of governors are currently held on Wednesday afternoons at 4.00pm

A previous parent governor's feedback was:

"It was certainly an interesting initial few meetings - not least getting to grips with all of the acronyms as well as witnessing the energy, commitment and ability of the College Executive Leadership team. The position is, essentially, a non-executive directorship. We're here to listen, question and advise - operational matters are not our concern. That said, we are involved in all of the key strategic decisions the college makes - and there are many - and that makes for a stimulating and challenging but ultimately rewarding experience. I would recommend the position as well worth applying for. I have learned a great deal about governance and the stresses and strains of running a large FE college, that is first and foremost a superb educational establishment but also a business that is adapting to modern day requirements."

This information, including the rules and procedures and a nomination form, have been distributed to all parents via ParentMail, however, if you would like to find out more, please contact Annie Meyler, Clerk to the Board of Governors, via this email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for nominations is 12 noon on Tuesday 1 December 2020.