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Do Parent Governors Represent Parents?

Yes and no! Parent Governors are elected by the parent body, and so are well placed to help the Board of Governors understand parents’ views, and communicate effectively with parents. But once elected, Parent Governors use their own judgment in decision making. They are not expected to gather the views of other parents or provide a link between parents and the Board of Governors. Parent Governors must not get involved as advocates on behalf of parents in specific cases.