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Parent member elections

Two vacancies exist for parent members on the Jane Austen College advisory body. This group, comprising governors, staff, parents, and community representatives, will meet termly to advise the local governing body on issues concerning pupil welfare, attendance, behaviour, home/school liaison, community relations etc. It will fulfil a valuable role and it is important that parents are properly represented so that their voice is heard by the local governing body.

Parent members to this advisory body are elected by other parents or guardians of children attending Jane Austen College. All such parents or guardians are entitled to propose or second candidates and vote. The deadline for nominations was October 18, 2017.

If there are only two nominations or fewer for these vacancies then there will be no need to hold a ballot. If a ballot is necessary, it will be by a secure electronic system through which parents will be invited to vote. Voting will commence on Monday, October 30 2017 and will  close on Monday, November 6 2017

Remember, decisions taken by the local governing body affect your child's education. To make sure you have a voice in these decisions it is important that you make every effort to participate in this process. If you have any queries regarding this election, please contact us.

Notes for parents taking part in the election

There will be no need to hold an election (i.e. no ballot will be needed) if only two or fewer nominations are received.

The composition of the Jane Austen College local advisory body is set out in the Instrument of Government of the Jane Austen College.

Elected parent members of the advisory body may be the subject of a vetting procedure before confirmation of their appointment.

A parent member of the advisory body will have a term of office of two years. Any parent member may resign at any time during their period of office.

A parent member does not have to resign when his/her child leaves Jane Austen College, but is able to complete his/her term of office.

Parents standing as candidates in the election may not propose or second themselves.

Each parent/guardian shall be entitled to vote once only, irrespective of the number of children in the family attending Jane Austen College.

No arrangement shall be made for proxy voting.

A notice of the result of the election will be posted on the Jane Austen College website for a period of 14 days from the date of the election. During this period any candidate, proposer, or  seconder of a candidate, or any group of ten parents, may object to the result of the election.