Shropshire Council

Parent governor representatives (PGRs) – election details 2020

Parent governor representatives (PGRs) are elected to serve on our People Overview Committee which is focused on ways for us and our partners to improve local services and make a positive, sustained difference to the quality of life for local people.

In Shropshire, two PGRs are democratically elected by parent governors themselves and serve for a four-year period.

About the role

The role of the PGR is to:

  • Act as an apolitical voice for parents in Shropshire, representing to the council the main educational issues which concern parents of pupils in schools maintained by us
  • Liaise with the other PGR on committee
  • Attend and contribute to the meetings of the Children's Services Overview Committee, and any working group meetings that might be set up by that committee and to which they may be appointed as a representative
  • Establish good relations with other members and officers
  • Feed back to parents the council's discussions relating to education
  • Abide by the council's procedural rules on committee procedure
  • Undertake to observe the code as to conduct and local protocol which is expected of members/co-opted members of the council (failure to subscribe to such an undertaking within two months of appointment will result in the person ceasing to be a co-opted member)

Although there are no financial rewards for serving as a PGR (you would be eligible to claim some expenses), you could expect:

  • To gain personal satisfaction from engaging in an important public service
  • To develop a better understanding of how your local authority takes strategic decisions

Further information about the People Overview Committee can be found on our Committee Services pages.

The PGR election closed on 14 February 2020. No nominations were received and the process will run again in six months’ time.