I am writing to seek nominations from parents willing to serve on the Somercotes and Theddlethorpe Joint Governing Body with immediate effect. There is one vacancy to be filled. A ‘parent’ for the purpose of the election is a person with ‘Parental Responsibility’ as defined by the Children Act 1989 and includes married parents, mothers of non-marital children and divorced or separated parents. It may also include unmarried fathers who may acquire parental responsibilities by agreement with the mother or by means of a Court Order. Guardians, non-parents in respect of whom a Residence Order is made and local authorities in respect of whom a Care Order is made may also acquire parental responsibility. A Parent Governor must have a child in the Academy at the beginning of the Academy Year in September 2021.