Our Board at Harrington Nursery School
with Extra 'SPARKLE'
At Harrington Nursery School we have a team of governors that work as volunteers to support the school. Their role is to support and challenge the Headteacher, to help set the vision and strategic direction of the school and to ensure that our school is the very best it could be.
The Board have a wide range of responsibilities. These include tasks such as;
- Ensuring that the school meets its legal responsibilities
- Setting the school budget
- Making decisions about the school building and premises
- Setting school policies
- Appointing staff and making decisions about current staffing
- Looking at how well groups of pupils are performing and ensuring action is taken if there are any concerns.
We have three Board meetings each year. A range of subcommittee meetings also take place at least once per term. During these meetings we look at a wide range of information to find out how well the school is performing. Wendy provides a detailed Headteachers report at these meetings but we also look at data reports so that we can make our own decisions about how well things are going.
To support the work that goes on, Board Members also try to visit school as often as possible. We particularly enjoy talking to the children about their school. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please contact Laura Baddiley at the school.
If an individual is interested in being a member on our Board they would meet with the Headteacher and discuss what they could bring to the Board, this would get shared with the Board and then invited to attend a meeting where they would be appointed.
We are proud to have a committed Board that is made up of a individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Please see the list below of our Board who are appointed in the Board meetings and serve 4 years as terms of office. Staff Members are nominated on an Annual basis and parents are elected by parents on a 2 years terms of office.
None of our Board nor staff have any pecuniary business interests. This is reviewed on an annual basis and a register of business interests will be put together of these when any arise. Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings as appropriate to agenda items.
Currently we have no associate members and none of our Board is Governor at another educational establishment and do not have a relationship with a member of nursery school.
All Board of Governors meetings are for all Governors to attend and we have two committees; Resources and Standards.
Copies of the Approved Minutes and Headteacher Reports are available upon request from the School Office.
The attendance at meetings can be found here.