About Your Governing Body
We are committed to ensuring 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 schools continue to be successful. We are Good and Outstanding schools within our community and schools 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:
Please click here to find a full list of our current Governing Board.
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 either 4 years (for co-opted, staff and local authority governors) or 2 years (for parent governors).
Information updated April 2021
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 four times a year (once per term). In addition 2 sub-committees (comprising Finance, Premises & Personnel and Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) each meet three times per year 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, monitoring of the schools’ budgets and progress against annual Federation Development Plan targets, reviewing policies & procedures and challenging these where appropriate. We work closely with the Executive Headteacher and staff and 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 why.
We welcome any ideas / suggestions you have regarding your school. If you wish to contact us, please either pop into the school office with your comments and contact details, or e-mail us direct:
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Governor yourself, please contact the Chair of Governors by email; firstname.lastname@example.org and you may find the following website of interest for more detailed information about our role and responsibilities: www.governornet.co.uk
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