Parent Governor

Parent Governor Nominations

Folkestone Academy is recruiting a new Parent Governor. We are looking for someone who:

  • Cares about improving children’s outcomes;

  • Wants to contribute to the community;

  • Wants to work as part of a team;

  • Is willing to ask questions and willing to learn;

  • Supports the vision, mission and values of the Trust – to add educational and social value.

Training and ongoing support will be provided to the designated Governor.

Notes for Parent Governors


  1. You must be the parent or carer of a registered pupil of our School.

  2. You are not eligible to be a parent governor if:

  • you are an elected member of Kent County Council; or

  • you are disqualified by the regulations which are summarised below.

  1. Please note that for the protection of children, all governor appointments are subject to a declaration of eligibility and a vetting process, which includes an enhanced DBS check.

Requirements to consider when thinking about becoming a governor:

  • Interest in education

  • Appropriate availability

  • Good communication/interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Willing to participate in training

  • Desire to support the school

  • Other relevant experience

Governors must:

  • Respect confidentiality.

  • Listen to and respect the views of others.

  • Express their own views clearly and succinctly.

  • Take their fair share of work/positions of responsibility.

  • Know, understand and work within the prescribed regulatory framework.

If you have any questions please contact the Trust Governance Officer –

Nomination Form

Please complete the nomination form and return to the Academy reception or email by Friday 11th November 2022