Board Structure and Committees

Every Maintained Local Authority school has a board of governors who are chosen by different means, as vacancies arise. Nightingale has 12 Governors, made up as follows:
 
  • 2 Parent Governors- elected by parents
  • 1 LEA Governor - put forward by the Local Education Authority
  • 1 Staff Governor- elected by the staff
  • 7 Co-Opted Governors - people from the local community and businesses with links to the school, who are invited to be Governors
  • 1 Headteacher - automatically a member of the Governing Body

Governors normally serve for a term of four years. The Chair and Vice Chair of the Governing Body are elected at the first meeting of the school year, and normally serve for at least one year in these posts.

Nightingale Governing Board 2021-22

Headteacher - Abigail Hopper

Parent Governors - Eboni Ferguson (+1 Vacancy)

Staff Governor - Gulcan Several 

Co-Opted Governors - Paul Mules (Chair), Igor Rogovoy (Vice Chair), Azmina Siddique, Xavier Roeseler, Igor Rogovoy, Elena Filikova,  David Howells, Nic Laurent.  

LA Governor - Current Vacancy 

 

Role of the Governors

 

Governors are required to monitor and be accountable for any area of activity which affects the school. The role is often described as that of a ‘critical friend’. Governors review and contribute to school policy and practice, and contribute to the writing of the School Evaluation Form and the School Development Plan. They are involved in decision-making issues such as: standards of achievement; curriculum development; spending; personnel; admissions; bullying; inspection; and provision for children with special needs.

 Structure and Committees

Committees are established within the Governing Body to take responsibility for particular management areas. Individual Governors normally serve on two or more committees, according to their skills, expertise or interest.

 

The Nightingale Full Governing Board meets once every term.  There are two sub-committees; Finance and Headteacher's Performance Management.  The details of these can be found below: 

Finance Sub-Committee

Chair - Elena Filikova

Vice-Chair - Igor Rogovoy

Meeting Frequency: Half-Termly 

 

Headteacher's Performance Management Committee

Chair - Paul Mules

Vice Chair - Igor Rogovoy 

Meeting Frequency: Bi-annual

 

 

 Nightingale Governing Board 21-22

Name of governor

Type of governor

Appointing body

Term

Paul Mules

Co-Opted

Chair of Governing Board

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

24/04/2019 – 23/04/2023

Igor Rogovoy

Co-Opted

Vice-Chair

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

25/11/2019 – 24/11/2023

Elena Filekova

Co-Opted

Finance Chair

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

28/04/2021 – 27/04/2025

Abigail Hopper

Headteacher

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

01/09/2016

David Howells

Co-Opted

SEND Link

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

09/10/2019 – 08/10/2023

Mousamed Farida Ahmed

Parent

Full Voting Rights

Parents

01/02/2022 – 12/05/2022

Anna-joy Rickard

LA Governor

Full Voting Rights

Local Authority

02/02/2018 – 01/02/2022

Eboni Ferguson

Parent

SEND Link

Full Voting Rights

Parents

12/02/2020 - 11/02/2024

Xavier Roeseler

Co-Opted

Teaching & Learning

Headteacher’s Performance

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

12/02/2020 – 11/02/2024

Nicholas Laurent

Co-Opted

Premises

Teaching & Learning

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

24/04/2019 – 23/04/2023

Azmina Siddiqui

Co-Opted

Safeguarding

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

10/02/2021 – 06/10/2024

Gulcan Several

Staff

Full Voting Rights

Staff

10/10/2018 – 09/10/2022

Chandrika Sashidharan

Associate

No Voting Right

 

01/09/2015

Adam Steele

Associate

No Voting Right

 

01/09/2015

Veronica Benjamin

Associate

No Voting Right 

 

 01/09/2015