About Us

Governors

Our Governing Body plays a crucial, strategic and supporting role. They are instrumental in working with the Headteacher and school staff to make the school the best it can be.  We are lucky to have such a dedicated team of volunteers who offer their time and expertise freely and enthusiastically.   

The school is fortunate in having governors drawn from a wide range of professional skills, including business, education and finance and some members are parents of current pupils. 

Like the school itself, the Governing Body wishes at all times to be transparent and approachable, and can be contacted via the school office or by email. It welcomes all views. 

The purpose of a School’s Governing body is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The three core functions of our Governing body at Nightingale Primary School are: 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction 
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent  

Nightingale Primary School

Governor Details

 

Name Category Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership Responsibilities

Voting Rights 

(if Associate Member)

Hannah Asprey Co-opted GB    

Resources

Head Teachers Performance Management

Personal Development  
Hannah Beckett Headteacher Ex officio   N/A Resources    
Alex Bourne LA GB 4 25/11/22 Resources    
Kevin Coen   Co-opted GB   Resigned 15/11/19      
Adrian Davey Co-opted GB 4 09/09/22 Resources (C)

Head Teachers Performance Management

Chair of Resources

H&S Link Governor

 
Anne Dee      Co-opted GB   Resigned 12/5/20      
Katie Gould Clerk       N/A    
Ali Peach Co-opted GB 4 17/03/23 SEND Link Governor    
Yvonne Scott Co-opted GB 4 15/01/21      
Laura Stagg Parent Parents 4 25/11/22  

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Governor

 
Andrew Thomas-Bond Staff Staff 4 15/01/22      
Bob West Co-opted GB 4  

Vice Chair

Pupil Premium

Head Teachers Performance Management

   
Kim Woolford Parent Parents 4 30/11/22 Resources Development & Training Governor  

The Resources committee deals with all HR, finance and Buildings & Grounds matters. It is a sub-committee of the Governing Body. Matters of Standards & Curriculum are discussed within the Full Governing Body meetings. 

There is also an additional committee which reviews the Headteacher’s performance. 

Working groups or additional committees are set up occasionally to review specific areas, as and when required. 

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There is always the possibility of a Governor Role becoming available. We are always looking for people (either parents or members of the community) who have a real interest in primary education and a desire to help Nightingale on its journey to becoming an exceptional school. 

A background in education is not necessary but good people skills, a willingness to learn, attend meetings and training, are essential to the role. 

It would be an advantage if you had some skills in leadership, management, finance, strategic planning, and human resources to improve the educational opportunities for our children. 

Being a governor is an extremely important and rewarding voluntary role, providing an opportunity for you to give something back to your local community. The time commitment is about 6 hours per month to attend full governing body and committee meetings plus time to undertake planned visits to see the school at work. 

Full training and support is available to support the role. 

Contact our Chair of Governors if you would like to know more.