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! 

Thank you.


Who we are:

Chair: Mrs Cath Draper

Vice Chair: Mrs Carol Kirby

Clerk: Mrs Josselien Reid-Anderson

Parent governors: ‘Vacant’

Co-opted governors (These were previously known as Community Governors): Mr Danny Chandler, Mrs Trudie Pape, Mr Mike Putman

2 Staff governors; Mrs Jo Newman & Mrs Paula Stafford

1 Local Authority governor – nominated by Northamptonshire County Council; Mr Stephen Dunkley

Associate Governor: Mrs Kate Buchanan, Mrs Jo Summers

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 March 2018

Governor Information

To access 2017/18 Governors Positions and Attendance details please click here

For Governor Monitoring timetable 2017/18 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 federation 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 Federation Development Plan, set out and review policies and procedures, review targets and achievement against those.


We monitor and evaluate how the Federation 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, CurriculumTeaching 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 Federation 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.

Contact us

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:

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:

“All of the staff are absolutely brilliant, easy to approach and always ready to help with any concerns.”

– Parent feedback June 2018