We are looking for a new Parent Governor

We currently have vacancies for parent governors on the Governing Body, which is open to all current parents and guardians of this school. Being a governor will afford you the opportunity to help shape and guide the progress of Kenninghall Primary School.

According to our last Ofsted report, we are a good school, with outstanding features and we are striving to ensure that all children have an outstanding learning experience. This could not be achieved without the ongoing active engagement of parents and guardians, so we can build further on what has been achieved already.

Attached is a role description for a governor but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We very much appreciate your involvement and would be very open to discussing how you can help with our efforts. Please feel free to email us on or contact us through the school office.

If you wish to stand as a candidate for this position, please complete and return the following in a sealed envelope to the school office (marked ‘Parent Governor Nomination Form’) to arrive no later than 3.30pm on Friday 20th April 2018.

This should include:

1. A completed nomination form

A short statement about yourself (including reasons as to why you wish to become a school governor and how you can contribute to the work of the governing body).

Eligibility to stand

  • All parents and guardians of children at the school are eligible to stand as candidates in the election except If you are an elected member of the local education authority (local councillor)
  • If you are paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours in any twelve month period beginning on 1st September and finishing on 31st August (during one academic year)

If there are more candidates than vacancies, an election will be held. In this scenario each parent will have one vote for every parent governor vacancy. We will notify all parents/carers about the election date, send out details of the candidates and will tell you how you can vote if you cannot attend the election.

Yours faithfully

Mrs S Medler
Head of School

Mr J Hall
Chair of Governors

Governor Role Description 2017

Governor – Nomination form

British Science Week Poster Competition

This year British Science Week runs from the 9th-18th March. It is a ten day celebration of science, engineering, maths and technology, where children across the country get to take part in fun and engaging investigations based on the theme of ‘Discovery and Exploration’. This year the British Science Association are running a poster competition for children of all ages to take part in. The poster should be on the theme of ‘Discovery and Exploration’ and can cover any aspect of this, for example- a historic or recent discovery, a particular explorer, a place that has been explored etc.

If you are interested in taking part please read the competition rules below and submit your entry to the school office by Monday 26th March so they can be judged in school and sent off before the official deadline.

What are the rules?

Entrants can be teams or individuals

teams will be judged in the age category of its oldest member

any prize awarded will be split across the team.


Each school can enter a maximum of five entries, therefore the top five will be selected to enter from our school. Prizes will also be awarded internally as part of our own school competition.


Entries must be 2D and submitted on one side of A4 or A3 paper only.

Work must be original and created by the student(s) – please do not use any templates.


Posters must include the following information (entrant details can be on the back of the poster):

entrant name (all names if a team) and entrant age (all ages if a team)

age category (of the oldest team member)

school name and address


Looking for inspiration? The British Science Association’s partners at Guinness World Records have put together some seriously spectacular ideas:


Due to Academy’s safeguarding policy, only parents who are helping at the disco on Wednesday are able to stay.  Unfortunately, siblings who don’t go to the school are not allowed to come.  Please return your permission slips by Tuesday at 3.15pm at the latest or your child will not be able to come to the disco.  These measures are to ensure the children’s safety.

Thank you