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Parent trustees: election, appointment and resignation

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Last updated on 1 February 2017
School types: Academy · School phases: All
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What is the procedure for electing parent trustees in academies? In this article, we look at the rules on the election of parent trustees and parent local governors in academies. We also link to examples of procedures from academy trusts, and look at issues around administering elections.

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  1. 1 Trustees are responsible for determining election arrangements 
  2. 2 Seeking candidates for parent trustee elections 
  3. 3 When must a secret ballot be held?
  4. 4 What if there are fewer candidates than vacancies?
  5. 5 Can we appoint two candidates if there is a single vacancy?
  6. 6 Voting arrangements in parent trustee elections 
  7. 7 Examples of election procedures from academies
  8. 8 Who should undertake administrative tasks?
  9. 9 Late or incomplete applications
  10. 10 Resignation of parent trustees

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