Parent governors are elected as representatives of the interests of parents of pupils currently attending the school. A parent governor can continue to serve as a governor until the end of their four-year term of office, even if their child leaves the school during the period. Parent governors may express their personal views at governing body meetings, however it is expected that these views would be representative of the interests of the parents at the school. A parent governor should therefore keep “in tune” with the concerns and opinions of the majority of parents. However, it is important that when decisions are made, individual governors exercise their best judgement when contributing to the decision of the governing body. The governing body can, if no parents, or not enough parents stand for election, appoint parent governors.