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Information about our Governors

Information about our Governors, and statements which you may wish to know.

Pinxton Nursery School (Maintained) Governing Body

All state maintained schools in England have a Governing Body, which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Governing Body meetings

The Governing Body has five Governing Body meetings per academic year to meet and review the progress of the nursery school.

Governing Body meetings for the 2018/19 academic year are on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 19th September 2018

  • Wednesday 14th November 2018

  • Wednesday 6th February 2019

  • Wednesday 3rd April 2019

  • Wednesday 19th June 2019

 

 

 

Governing Body committees

The Governing Body also has Committees to deal with specific details of governing the school. These committees report to the Governing Body meetings. The committees and their remits for review and challenge are as follows:

  • Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)- Key focus of the committee: -to monitor progress, pupil performance and other key improvement issues in the School Improvement Plan.

  • Resource Management Committee (RM)– Key focus of the committee: - to determine, approve and monitor the school’s budget, budgetary systems and allocation of resources, including personnel, pay, premises, strategy, health and safety and security responsibilities.

  • Headteacher Performance Management Committee (HTPM) - key focus to meet with the Headteacher and an External Advisor to undertake an appraisal of the Headteacher’s performance against previously agreed performance objectives. Agree objectives for the forthcoming Appraisal Cycle relating to Leadership and Management, Attainment and Progress and Teaching and Learning.

  • Pay Committee

  • Pay Appeal Committee

Named Governors

A number of governors are also ‘Named Governors’ with responsibilities to review curriculum and other areas of the school’s role. Each named governor meets the teacher in school who is responsible for that area.

 

 

Governing Body Information

  1. September 2015, the governing body reconstituted under ‘The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012’. The standard term of office for a governor is four years (one year for parent governors). The chair and vice-chair are usually elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

The Chair of Governors is Nikki Brownbridge who can be contacted via the school.

The Vice-Chair is Brian Marshall

The Governing body is made up of seven governors divided into five governor categories:

 

Category of Governor

Headteacher (1)

 

Name

Mrs Jayne Allton

Appointed by

Governing Body

Term of office

Whilst in post as Headteacher

Governor Committees served on:

Resource Management & Teaching and Learning

Responsibilities on governing body

Headteacher

Relevant Business Interests

Pinxton Community Interest Group (CIC) Nursery School – Managing Director

Governor for other educational establishments

None

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

Headteacher

 

 

Category of Governor

Co-opted Governor (2)

 

Name

Brian Marshall

Appointed by

Governing Body

Term of office

04.11.2015 – 03.11.2019

Governor Committees served on:

Teaching and Learning

 

Responsibilities on governing body

Vice-Chair of Governors & Named Safeguarding/Anti-Bullying, Health & Safety governor

Relevant Business Interests

None

 

Governor for other educational establishments

None

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

Related by marriage to a Nursery Nurse employed by Pinxton Nursery School (Maintained)

 

 

Name

Vacancy

 

Appointed by

Governing Body

 

Term of office

 

 

Governor Committees served on:

 

 

Responsibilities on governing body

 

Relevant Business Interests

 

Governor for other educational establishments

None

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

None

Category of Governor

 

Staff Governor (1)

Name

Amy Coleman

Appointed by

Elected by staff members

Term of office

01.09.2015 – 31.08.2019

Governor Committees served on:

Resource Management (Chair)

Responsibilities on governing body

Update school website

Relevant Business Interests

Related to accountant who audits the CIC and private school accounts

Governor for other educational establishments

None

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

Employee of the school

 

Category of Governor

Local Authority Governor (1)

 

Name

Mary Dooley

Appointed by

Local Authority

Term of office

18.04.2018 – 17.04.2022

Governor Committees served on:

Teaching & Learning

Responsibilities on governing body

Named governor for Pupil Premium & Looked After Children

Relevant Business Interests

Pinxton Parish Councillor

Related to a member of nursery staff

Governor for other educational establishments

None

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

Related to a Deputy Nursery Nurse employed by Pinxton CIC

 

 

 

Category of Governor

 

Parent Governors (2)

Name

Andrew Jenner-Dyer

Appointed by

Elected by Parents

Term of office

21.09.2016 – 20.09.2020

Governor Committees served on:

Resource Management Committee

Responsibilities on governing body

Named governor for finance & GDPR

Relevant Business Interests

None

Governor for other educational establishments

None

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

Parent of two children who attend Pinxton CIC Nursery School

 

 

Name

Nikki Brownbridge

Appointed by

Elected by Parents

Term of office

04.02.2015 - 03.02.2019

Governor Committees served on:

Teaching and Learning (Chair)

Responsibilities on governing body

Chair of governors and named governor for SEN&D

Relevant Business Interests

None

Governor for other educational establishments

None

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

Parent of a child in school

 

 

 

 

Associate Member

 

Name

Alexandra Neijs

Appointed by

Governing Body

Term of office

20.09.2017 – 19.09.2021

Governor Committees served on:

Teaching and Learning

Responsibilities on governing body

Named governor Achievement of Children/Data

Relevant Business Interests

None

Governor for other educational establishments

None

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

None

 

Governor Resignations

Date of Resignation

Alison Hughes (Co-opted Governor)

13th October 2015

Lorraine Wheeldon (Parent Governor)

19th September 2016

Amanda Higton (LA Governor)

5th October 2016

Julie Bullimore (Co-opted Governor)

6th July 2018

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Kim Meakin.


 

 

Pinxton Nursery School (Maintained)

Register of Business Interests for the Governors of Pinxton Nursery School (Maintained) 2018-2019

Governor Name

 

Governor Category

Term of Office Expiry

Nature of Business/Personal Interest

 

Mary Dooley

Local Authority

17.04.2022

Pinxton Parish Councillor

Related to a Deputy Nursery Nurse employed by Pinxton CIC Nursery School

Vacancy

 

Co-opted

 

 

Brian Marshall

Co-opted

03.11.2019

Related by marriage to a Nursery Nurse employed by Pinxton Nursery School (Maintained)

 

Jayne Allton

Headteacher

n/a

Headteacher of Pinxton Nursery School (Maintained) and Managing Director of Pinxton Community Interest Group (CIC) Nursery

 

Andrew Jenner-Dyer

Parent

20.09.2020

No business interest declared

 

Nikki Brownbridge

Parent

03.02.2019

No business interest declared

 

Amy Coleman

Staff

31.08.2019

Related to an accountant of the accountancy firm who audit Pinxton CIC Nursery accounts and the private school fund

 

Alex Neijs

Associate

Member

19.09.2021

No business interest declared

 

September 2018

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