Become a Parent Governor

Acland Burghley’s governing board plays a vital role in supporting the school to be the best, fairest and most inclusive learning environment for all our young people.

We currently have a vacancy for a new parent governor to join the governing board and help us review progress and constructively challenge school decision making.

The parent governor position is open to all parents, and we are particularly keen to engage parents from different backgrounds (professional or personal) who can bring different ways of thinking. You don’t have to have particular skills or qualifications to be a governor just a passion for the school and your child’s education, and a wish to make it even better!

Please see below for the Election Procedure, the Nomination Form and a helpful FAQ.

If would like to know more please get in touch with the Chair of Governors, Kim Issroff, at 

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What do our Parent Governors do?

Parent Governors are an essential asset to the school. They come with a wealth of knowledge and experience that contributes to the successful running of the school. Their valuable contribution helps  the school set their strategic objectives and holds them accountable in carrying these out. Experience as a governor is not necessary, so I would encourage parents from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Marita Young portrait photo Marita Young
Staff Governor

Being a Parent Governor has been a great, and varied experience. As well as considering school processes and policies the role can be as hands on as you like. It’s been very rewarding getting to know specific year groups, helping deliver free school meals during the pandemic and learning about very practical health and safety issues. I’d encourage any parent who’d like to support and get to know the  school better to consider being a governor too.

Paddy Sutton portrait photo Paddy Sutton
Former Parent Governor

The role of Parent Governor is very varied from reviewing and inputting into school policies to monitoring the budget to helping with staff recruitment. The school benefits from the insights Parent Governors can share both as parents and from their own personal and working lives. There is lots of support for governors including formal training from Camden and mentoring from other governors. It’s very rewarding to be able to support so many children and families in our community.

Kim Issroff portrait photo

Dr Kim Issroff

Parent Governor and Chair of Governors