The Local Governing Body
The governing body carries out its statutory duties effectively. Governors check on the progress of leaders’ actions towards meeting school development priorities.
Governors are trained appropriately in safeguarding. The chair of the governing body, who is responsible for safeguarding, regularly views the school’s checks on recruitment to ensure that they are rigorous and fit for purpose.
Since the external review of governance, the governing body has evaluated governors’ skills and expertise. It has ensured that governors attend relevant training to strengthen the skills of the governing body. Governors ensure that new governors receive induction training and have a mentor to support them. The increased expertise of the governing body means that governors are better able to check on the quality of the curriculum and, in particular, the school’s provision to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.
Governors have a clear understanding of how the pupil premium grant and physical education and sport funding are used.
Kimberley Primary and Nursery School is part of the East Midlands Education Trust (EMET). EMET is managed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for the strategic development, the ethos and the management of the schools within the partnership.
Kimberley Primary and Nursery School also has a Local Governing Body (LGB) who oversea the general day to day running of the school.
Our LGB is made up of members of the local and school community, all acting on a voluntary basis. We have a mixture of local authority, parent and staff governors as well as members who have been co-opted from the local community. Each member brings a different perspective and set of skills to the governing body.
The LGB is responsible for ensuring that the school is run to promote pupil achievement and constantly striving to make sure every child reaches their full potential.
They provide strategic management, act as critical friends and ensure accountability. The LGB works closely with Mrs Turner-Rowe, the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.
The LGB is required to have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
When a school is inspected by Ofsted, its governing body will be required to provide evidence that governors are fulfilling these three core functions alongside the Trustees of the Trust.
Our Governing Body consists of the following people:
Chair of Governors
Mrs Emma Milne
Vice Chair of Governing Body
Mrs Alison Gray
Mrs Lisa Turner-Rowe
Mr Nick Cobb
Mr Daniel Kelly
Mrs Leanne Sharpe
Mr Matthew Allison
Mrs Karen Eardley
Mrs Anna Matthews-McBain
As well as attending formal governing body meetings, we all play an active part within school and attend governor training sessions on various educational issues to help us in our role. We are also responsible for ensuring that school policies are reviewed regularly, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations/legislation.
Most importantly, we each have particular monitoring roles within the school. Roles are selected based upon individual interests and key strengths in specific areas of the curriculum or aspects of school.
If you would like to make contact with a member of the Governing Body, you can leave a message at the school office and we will get back to you.