About Us


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)

Ali Peach


Co-opted GB 4 17/03/23 SEND Link Governor

Anne Dee


Co-opted GB     Resigned 12/5/20



Adrian Davey


Co-opted GB 4 09/09/22

Resources (C)


Vice Chair of Governors H&S Link Governor

Bob West


Co-opted GB 4

Yvonne Scott


Co-opted GB 4 15/01/21 Curriculum (C) Pay Chair of Governors

Kevin Coen


Co-opted GB     Resigned 15/11/19

Kim Woolford


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

Laura Stagg


Parent Parents 4 25/11/22 Curriculum

Andrew ThomasBond


Staff Staff 4 15/01/22

Hannah Beckett


Headteacher Ex officio N/A Resources Curriculum

Alex Bourne


LA GB 4 25/11/22 Resources Safeguarding Link Governor

Katie Gould


Clerk N/A

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.