Parent governor/trustee elections: documents

Check if you're responsible for organising parent governor/trustee elections, and use our template documents to save you time and make sure the process runs smoothly. Download our template letters to parents/carers, ballot paper and candidate form.

Last reviewed on 6 December 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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Contents
  1. Download our collection of templates
  2. Am I responsible for organising the election?
  3. More support with parent governor/trustee elections

Download our collection of templates

In this collection of templates you'll find a:

  • Candidate form and letter to parents/carers inviting candidates
  • Ballot paper and letter to parents/carers outlining the voting procedure
  • Letter to successful candidate(s)
  • Letter announcing the result

Adapt our templates to your needs and procedures. Be sure to contact your local authority (maintained schools), or check your articles of association (academies), to make sure that you meet any specific election requirements.

Am I responsible for organising the election?

School type Responsibility Community Local authority (can delegate to the headteacher) Community special Local authority (can delegate to the headteacher) Voluntary controlled Local authority (can delegate to the headteacher) Maintained nursery schools Local authority (can delegate to the headteacher) Voluntary aided Governing board  Foundation Governing board  Foundation special  Governing board  Single academies Board of trustees Multi-academy trusts (MATs) Board