The Governing Body is basically in charge of the school; the head reports to them, and they set overall policy. There are ten members; two are school staff (one being the headteacher), one from the LEA, one parent governor, and six foundation governors (one always being the parish priest.)
It should be apparent, therefore, that the influence of the parent governor is likely to be limited, but it is at least a voice in the place that matters.
Parent governors are selected by the parents, which is what the current vote is for. The foundation governors are appointed by the Bishop. You can see the a list of governors, prior to the recent events, still on the school website.
Please take the time to cast your vote; ballot papers should be returned to school in a sealed an signed envelope by Friday 14th.
And yes, I’m standing. You can read about me, and the other candidates, on the rear of the ballot paper. I’d be honoured if you select me. But whomever you choose, please do vote – this is one of the very few opportunities parents have to give their input to the operation of the school.