Parent Members of the Executive Board
Parent member of the Executive Board
There is a vacancy for a parent to serve on the Executive Board of Ashcroft Technology Academy. The Academy is keen to encourage parents (or people with parental responsibility) of registered students to nominate themselves to fill this place. Details of what you will need to do to be nominated can be requested from Jane Kiddell, the Principal’s P.A.
Parent members of the Executive Board are elected by and from other parents, and are vital in giving their support for the direction of the Academy and for promoting high standards of educational achievement. The Executive Board does not run the Academy day to day as this is very much left to the Principal and his senior team.
The Board therefore acts as a critical friend on day to day matters while the strategic, financial and resourcing oversight remains the responsibility of the Board of Trustees. You do not have to be an expert on education to be a parent member of the Board and we very much value the experience that all Board members bring to the role.
If you join our Executive Board, you will serve for an initial three-year term, which can then be renewed on expiry of the term, provided this is your wish and you continue to have children being educated at the Academy. Being a Board member does take up a bit of time. There are five Executive Board meetings each year, and whilst there are no sub-committees to the Executive Board, you may be asked to attend an occasional appeal hearing or become part of a small working party, although these requests would be few and far between. You would, however, need to set aside time to be able to be an effective Board member with time needed to prepare for meetings.
To find out more about what being a parent member of the Executive Board at the Academy is like, you can contact Jane Kiddell, who will arrange a meeting with Mr Mitchell. If you would like to take the opportunity to put yourself forward as a candidate, you may only do so on an official form, which you can request from Jane Kiddell.
If it is necessary for there to be an election, Jane will contact interested parties to let them know about the arrangements.