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Plympton Academy



Dear Parents,

We are delighted to welcome you and your child to our school community. Our goal is to ensure that your child achieves not only fantastic academic progress, but also has a wonderful experience of school life at Plympton Academy.

Parent governors play a vital role on school governing bodies, holding the unique position of having a parental viewpoint of the school. Through the children, they have first-hand experience of the delivery of the curriculum and this enables them to bring a different perspective to the strategic management of the school.

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor on our Academy Advisory Board (AAB) which we would like to fill as soon as possible. Parent governors serve a four-year term of office and the AAB on which they sit meets three times per year.

The AAB has a vital role to play in making sure every pupil receives the best possible education. This is achieved by ensuring that governors have the necessary skills and commitment to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. The particular skills that governing bodies need will vary and will include personal qualities and capabilities, such as the ability and willingness to learn and work as part of a team. It is expected that governors will make use of the various training opportunities available to them and play a full part in the work of the AAB.

Whilst previous experience of school governance is useful, this is by no means a pre-requisite for this role as full support and induction training is provided. Most importantly, we seek a parent governor who has a passion for the inclusive education that Plympton Academy provides and is keen to work in a supportive but challenging way with the Senior Leadership of the school, to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality education for children of families in our local community.

If you are interested in becoming a governor and wish to discuss this, please contact Mrs Kathryn Rogers at the school on

Kind regards,

Lisa Boorman 

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