Filling LA governor vacancies

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13 Jun 2018

Following the recent local council elections, there have been a number of changes to councillors supporting with education as follows:

  • Councillor Yvonne Johnson - Schools and children’s services and deputy leader
  • Councillor Fay Block –Deputy whip, education

For the purposes of filling LA governor vacancies Councillor Block will be sourcing and selecting suitable nominees and Councillor Johnson along with Julie Lewis, director learning, standards and school partnerships, will be signing them off before they are sent to your governing board (GB) for consideration and appointment. Councillors Johnson and Block are both currently governors in Ealing schools so have a working knowledge of the skills and qualities required for the role.

Filling vacancies a priority

The school governance team has met with Councillor Block and she has asserted that filling outstanding LA governor vacancies is a key priority for her. She has also agreed that it is vital that potential nominees know and understand what is involved and the time commitment including attendance at both full GB and committee meetings that is required.

“I am delighted to have been selected as deputy whip for education and I value the importance of good governance in raising standards in schools to provide excellence in teaching and pastoral care for our children. Ensuring our governor roles are filled is a priority and I look forward to working with the governance team and schools across our borough.”

Email us about your vacancy

We have emailed all chairs, headteachers and clerks of schools that have a LA governor vacancy. If you have a LA vacancy and have not heard from us please can you e mail details to governors@ealing.gov.uk as it will mean the information on our database is not accurate.

If you have any additional information that would be helpful to support Councillor Block in filling these vacancies please can you also send these to the same address.

Process nominations promptly

Once you receive a nomination please can you make every effort to consider the application as soon as possible and ideally invite the person in to meet the chair/headteacher prior to making a decision on appointment. Now that we have a councillor working hard on your behalf to fill vacancies, we want to make sure ultimately all LA governor vacancies are suitably filled.

Please ensure that you let us know once you receive a nomination and when it will be considered. Where schools do not respond within four weeks to let us know if they are in the process of considering a nomination, we will put candidates forward for alternative schools.

Councillors Block and Johnson are keen to meet with headteachers at a date to be advised in the near future.

We are delighted to have Councillor Block working to fill these vacancies. Some of our outstanding vacancies have already had nominees suggested to schools.

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