About Your Governing Body
We are committed to ensure every child fulfils his or her full potential during their time at the Nursery Schools, equipping them for the years ahead. These formative years are so important. We are proud to do what we can to ensure that our school continues to be successful. We are a Good and Outstanding school within our community, and a school of choice. We can’t do this in isolation – we need your help and support to work with us to ensure this happens!
Who we are:
Chair: Mr Mark Ryan
Vice Chair: Mr Scott Fitzsimmons
Parent governors: Mr Scott Fitzsimmons, Ms Catherine Draper
Co-opted governors (These were previously known as Community Governors): Mrs Carol Kirby, Mrs Catherine James-Oliver, Miss Karen Dunn, Mr Mark Ryan (Chair), Mr Danny Chandler
2 Staff governors; Mrs Jo Newman and Mrs Caroline Richardson
1 Local Authority governor – nominated by Northamptonshire County Council; Mr Stephen Dunkley
Executive Headteacher; Miss Lyndsey Barnett
Each governor has equal voting powers and the different type of governor is merely the way the individual became a member. The governors’ term of office is 4 years.
Information updated December 2016
To access 2015-16 Governors Positions and Attendance details please click here
For Governor Monitoring timetable 2016 details please click here
For Wellingborough Nursery Schools Federation Governor Visits information please click here
For Register of Pecuniary Interests please click here
What we do
We have 3 roles, namely Strategic, Critical Friend and Accountability.
These are broadly defined as follows:
We ensure our school has clear aims and values, evident in the day-to-day operation. We focus on raising standards of achievement, ensure resources are prioritised and linked to the School’s Development Plan, set out and review policies and procedures, review targets and achievement against those.
We monitor and evaluate how the school is progressing, providing support when strategies to bring about improvement are being explored and strike a balance between support and challenge.
We account to the whole schools’ community for the performance of the two schools. We question and refine proposals while respecting the professional roles of the Head teacher and staff. We account for the school’s performance and explain decisions and actions to anyone with a legitimate interest.
How we do it
Full Governing Body meetings take place twice a term. In addition 3 sub-committees comprising Premises, Health and Safety, Curriculum– Teaching and Learning and Personnel & Finance also meet twice-termly and these debates and outcomes feed into the Full Governing Body meeting. At these meetings we review and discuss various items including compliance with current legislation, e.g. Financial Management Standards, regularly review our budget, the School’s Development Plan, various policies & procedures and we will challenge these where appropriate. We work closely with the Head teacher and staff, we undertake visits, individually, to the schools on a regular basis to review classroom and other activities to assist us in our role and ensure we understand what goes on, and how.
We welcome any ideas / suggestions you have regarding your school and if you wish to contact us, please either pop into the school office with your comments or contact details, or e-mail us direct at: email@example.com
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Governor yourself, please contact the Chair of Governors, and you may find the following website of interest for more detailed information about our role and responsibilities: www.governornet.co.uk
“Provide a wide range of activities that meets all needs. Good parent and key worker communication. Provides a safe place for my child and super care.”
– Parent feedback June 2016