Weekly News Bulletin: 6 February 2017

Parent Governor Nominations
Please see below a letter from Simon Knight inviting applications for two parent governor vacancies, together with information about Qualification and Disqualification of Governors and a self-nomination form for election of parent governor.

You may have seen a lot of comment in the media in recent months regarding the Government’s desire to see schools’ governing bodies having a greater breadth of skills and experience, and to that end, the Governing Body would welcome anyone with any form of commercial, finance, large public organisation or entrepreneurial experience.

The Governing Body would particularly welcome applications from individuals with legal or IT management experience.  The Governing Body would also like to hear from anyone with relevant experience in any field who would be prepared to assist the Governors on an ad hoc/occasional consultancy basis, but not as a Governor. This may be parents who are unable/unwilling to become parent governors, other family members or members of the wider community.   Please email me if you feel you can help in any way.

So why become a Governor? Apart from the obvious aspects of being able to influence the future direction of the school and better understand your child’s education, becoming a Governor provides all sorts of professional development opportunities. You will effectively become a Non-Executive Director for one of the largest employers in Great Dunmow, which has revenues in excess of £8 million per year.  As a Banker and as a Parent Governor since 2011, I continue to find the role of Governor both

challenging and rewarding.   If any parent has any questions or wishes to understand the role and responsibilities of a Governor in more detail, please feel free to get in touch.Richard Elliott – Chairman of Governors

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Training for Silver DofE Award students continues on a Tuesday after school.  Bronze DofE training will not commence again until 21st March.
Mrs V Middleton-Sams – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Co-ordinator

Don’t forget you can follow news and events from our school on Twitter by following @HelenaRomanes.  There is also a separate PE Twitter account for parents to follow to find out if any clubs or fixtures have been cancelled @HrsPe.

Congratulations to the Year 9 Girls Hockey team who won their two games last week 5-1 to Sweyne Park and 1-0 to King John School.
Miss N Hiscox – PE Faculty


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