We are inviting all parents and carers of students at Christ the King to stand for election as a parent governor or nominate other parents to do so. In our school we have provision for two parent governors and there is currently one vacancy. The term of office would be for four years.
Each Local Governing Body (LGB) of the 36 schools in the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust, of which our school is one, is a committee of the Trust Board and, as such, focuses on understanding how the school is being led and managed at the local level.
The LGB are the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Trust Board and have delegated responsibilities relating to strategy, oversight of Catholic Life and monitoring school improvement, whilst still remembering that the headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school.
The LGB also has responsibility for and a duty to the Bishop of Nottingham to ensure that the Catholic character of the school is preserved and developed.
No special qualifications are needed, and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the Local Governing Body’s work. Committee meetings are half termly, held at school starting at 5pm till 6.30pm.
Training is available for all governors and there is an expectation that those new to being a governor attend induction training, complete mandatory training, as well as having a commitment to attend other training as necessary.
Candidates at the time of appointment must be a parent, or an individual exercising parental responsibility for a registered pupil at the school.
If you would like to stand for election, please complete the nomination form below and return it to the school no later than 9am Friday 13th October 2023. You should also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted but if you are nominating another parent, please seek their prior consent.
If there are more nominations than vacancies, the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.
If you have any queries or would like to find out more about the role, please contact the school office.
Certain people will be ineligible to become a parent governor; the following summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve.
- Candidates will not be appointed if they are employed either on a permanent or temporary basis at the school
- Candidates will not be appointed if they are related to a person employed in a senior position at the school (senior position is defined as Executive Head, Head Teacher, Head of School or Deputy Head)
- Candidates will not normally be appointed if they are related to an existing governor of the school.
- Candidates related to a member of the clergy connected to the school would not be appointed.
Further ineligibility criteria would be if the candidate:
- is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim order, debt relief restrictions order, an interim debt relief restrictions order or their estate has been sequestrated and the sequestration has not been discharged, annulled or reduced is subject to a disqualification order or disqualification undertaking under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, a disqualification order under Part 2 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, a disqualification undertaking accepted under the Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002, or an order made under section 429(2)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (failure to pay under county court administration order);
- has been removed from the office of charity trustee or trustee for a charity by the Charity Commission or Commissioners or High Court on grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement, or under section 34 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 from being concerned in the management or control of any body;
- is included in the list of teachers or workers considered by the Secretary of State as unsuitable to work with children or young people;
- is barred from any regulated activity relating to children;
- is disqualified from working with children or from registering for childminding or providing day care;
- is disqualified from being an independent school proprietor, teacher or employee by the Secretary of State;
- has been sentenced to three months or more in prison (without the option of a fine) in the five years before becoming a governor or since becoming a governor;
- has received a prison sentence of two years or more in the 20 years before becoming a governor;
- has at any time received a prison sentence of five years or more;
- has been fined for causing a nuisance or disturbance on school premises during the five years prior to or since appointment or election as a governor;
- refuses a request by the clerk to make an application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a DBS Check.
I hope that you have all had a wonderful Easter break. We are pleased to be welcoming our students back for the final term of this academic year. This is an important term, especially for our Year 11 and Year 13 students, as they work towards their final GCSE and A Level exams. We will continue to do all that we can to support them to reach their full potential. Please do all that you can to ensure that they attend school every day and that they arrive on time.
Please also support them in their preparations by talking to them about the importance of keeping active, eating healthily, ensuring that they get enough sleep and that they find the correct balance of studying and relaxation. We saw through their mock exams that a number of students are growing increasingly anxious about the upcoming exams. It is important that they hear the same messages from us all that we only want them to be doing their best, we cannot ask them to do more than that. I believe that as long as they work well with their teachers and put the effort in by revising independently then they will achieve the success that they deserve.
We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Her dedication to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to her other realms and territories is unparalleld and we thank her for her service.
We will observe the mourning period whilst continuing to support our pupils, families and staff.
We will be closed for the national holiday on Monday 19 September for Her Majesty’s funeral.
The Christ the King Community showing that they care by supporting the SVP Summer Sleep Out
The SVP Summer Sleepout allows children and young people to experience what it is like to sleep outside for a night with only a sleeping bag, tent or cardboard box for comfort. This summer, we are encouraging students and their families to organise their own Sleep Out event in aid of the St Vincent de Paul Society who work with those who are experiencing homelessness. This can be outdoors as a family, or alternatively with a couple of friends in a back garden. We would appreciate any support with the SVP Summer Sleep Out. All funds raised will help to change the lives and support the most vulnerable in our communities. You can find more information about the work of the SVP here: https://www.svp.org.uk/involve-young-people
To make a donation and for sponsorship by friends and family, please log on using this link: (give star once registered). https://giving.give-star.com/online/saint-vincent-de-paul-society-england-and-wales/christ-the-king-arnold-cares
As a school, we continually strive to not only encourage our students to achieve their very best, but also to reward their hard work and achievements. I am delighted to inform you that you and your family are cordially invited to our Celebration of Success Evening on Wednesday 20th July at the Good Shepherd Church, during which, your son/ daughter will be one of the students selected to receive an award.
Students in Years 7 to 10 will be expected to wear full school uniform, whilst those in Years 11, 12 and 13 will be expected to dress smartly. The proceedings will last for approximately 90 minutes.
We expect that you and your family will be delighted to see them rewarded in this way and therefore, to help us to plan the evening, please return the completed reply slip to Students Services by Monday 11th July 2022. This can be found below
We look forward to seeing you on the 20th of July at 7:00pm.
Bishop Patrick McKinney is seeking to appoint new foundation
governors to our diocesan schools. Foundation governors play a vital
role in maintaining and developing the Catholic character of our
The planned Easter Service in the Good Shepherd Church has been cancelled.
Friday 1st April
School will begin at the usual time with registration. Students will be dismissed, having had lunch and an in-school liturgy service, at 1.45pm from school.
Bus companies have been notified and will collect students from the usual collection points.
We wish you all a Happy and Holy Easter.
Exam certificates from the Summer 2021 are now available for collection.