Role of a School Governor
The Governors deal with the overall management of the school, which includes curriculum, finance, staffing and planning. The Governing Body liaises with the Local Education Authority, which provides training, advice and information. Governors’ meetings take place at least once a term (minutes of these meetings are available upon request).
The purpose of having a governing body is to:
• Help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement
• Keep the pressure up on school improvement
• Be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
• Help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
• Make the school accountable to the public for what it does
• Work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
• Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the head teacher and staff
• Not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.
Our Governing Body
Kendal Nursery School’s Governing Body is currently formed of 10 governors:-
2 Parent Governors
1 Head Teacher Governor
1 Staff Governor
1 Local Authority Governor
5 Co-opted Governors.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please write a letter to the Chair of governors declaring your interest, why you wish to be a Governor and what skills you can add to the Governing Body. Please call or visit the Nursery to speak to the Head teacher for more information.