The Governing Body

Each school has a board of governors who are chosen by different means, as vacancies arise. Nightingale has 11 Governors, made up as follows:
 
  • 1 Parent Governor - elected by parents
  • 1 LEA Governor - put forward by the Local Education Authority
  • 1 Staff Governor- elected by the staff
  • 5 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.

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.
 
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 Governing Board meets once every term.  There is a Finance Sub-Committee that also meets once per term.  Link-Governor Roles are allocated and individual governors visit the school frequently to monitor their areas of responsibility.  
 
Nightingale Governing Board 2019-20
 

Name

Type of Governor

Link Governor Role

Committee Membership

Voting Rights

Term of Office

Paul Mules

Co-Opted

Chair of Governing Board

Finance

Headteacher’s Performance Management

Full

24/04/2019 -23/04/2023

Igor Rogovoy

Co-Opted

Vice Chair of Governing Board

·        Finance Link

·        Chair of Finance Committee

·        Contracts Link Governor

Finance

Full

24/11/2015-25/11/2019

Abi Hopper

Headteacher

 

Finance

Full

Ongoing

Kerry Manera

Parent

·        Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes Link Governor

·        SEN Link Governor

 

Full

09/02/2017-08/02/2021

Paula Hayward

Parent

·        Quality of Education

Finance

Full

09/02/2017-08/02/2021

Nadia Ali

Co-Opted

·        Early Years Link Governor

·        Safeguarding Link Governor

 

Full

10/05/2018-09/05/2022

Nic Laurent

Co-Opted

·        Quality of Education Link Governor

·        Premises, Health and Safety Link Governor

Finance

Full

24/04/2019-23/04/2023

Anna-Joy Rickard

Local Authority

·        Leadership and Management Link Governor

 

Full

02/02/2018-01/02/2022

Gulcan Several

Staff

·        Equalities Link Governor

 

Full

10/10/2018-09/10/2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance at Full GB Meetings 2018-19  

Date

10/10/2018

31/1/2019

24/4/2019

17/7/2019

Notes

 

 

 

 

Christine Evans

Yes

Yes

Stepped Down

 

Igor Rogovoy

Yes

Apologies

Dial-in

Yes

Katie Tucker

No

No

No

 Stepped Down

Charlotte Melville

Yes

Apologies

Yes

No

Anna-Joy Rickard

Yes

Apologies

Yes

Yes

Nadia Ali

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Paul Mules

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Paula Hayward

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kerry Manera

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Abigail Hopper

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gulcan Several

Not Yet Appointed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kate Kogut

Stepped Down

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance at Finance Committee in 2018-19   

 

6/9/2018

27/3/2019 – Not Quorate, reconvened by phone. 

17/7/2019

Christine Evans

Yes

No

Stepped Down

Igor Rogovoy

Yes

No

Yes

Katie Tucker

No

No

Stepped Down

Paula Hayward

No

No

Yes

Charlotte Melville (as Deputy SEN)

No

No

No

Paul Mules

Yes

Yes

Yes

Abigail Hopper

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nic Laurent

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

Yes

Nadia Ali

Not yet link

Not yet link

Yes