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Meet the Governors

Every maintained school has a governing body.  It comprises of:

  • Parent Governors; parents elected by other parents at the school
  • Staff Governors; teachers elected by their colleagues
  • Local Authority Governors; people appointed by the County Council
  • and usually, the Headteacher.

They may also include representatives from the support staff, a church, charitable trust or business interests, and the local community. The Governing Body are led by the Chair, supported by a Vice Chair.  Governors are unpaid volunteers appointed for a (renewable) maximum term of four years.  The governing body usually meets at least once every half term.


Name Category Appointing Body Term of Office Roles & Responsibilities Register of Interest Attendance at Meetings From September 2019- July 2020 Attendance at Meetings From September 2018- July 2019 Attendance at Meetings From September 2017- July 2018
Melanie Harvey (Chair of Governors) LEA Approved by the Governing Body and appointed by the LEA 4 years from 7th May 2019 Data and Assessment None Declared 2/2 7/7 6/7
Chris Munroe (Vice Chair) Co-opted Appointed by the Governing Body 4 years from 7th May 2019 Safeguarding and disadvantaged pupils. None Declared 1/2 7/7 7/7
Mick Martindale Co-opted Appointed by the Governing Body 4 years from 7th May 2019 Health and Safety


None Declared 2/2 6/7 4/7
Carole Racher Co-opted Appointed by the Governing Body 4 years from 7th May 2019 Finance

Teaching and Learning

None Declared 2/2 7/7 6/7
Bernice Jackson Head Teacher N/A N/A Head Teacher As we do not have a caretaker at Kingswood my husband carries out maintenance work around the school on occasions. 2/2 7/7 7/7
Louise Jones Parent Governor Appointed by the Governing Body 2 years from 7th May 2018 To oversee effective links with parents and carers None Declared 2/2 3/7 6/7
Parent Governor Appointed by Parents 2 years from 24th April 2018 None Declared 2/2 7/7 3/3
Julie McLennan Staff Governor Appointed by staff 2 years from 4th September 2018 Staff Representative None Declared 2/2 5/7
Sam Godfrey Clerk to the Governors Appointed by the Governing Body N/A Clerk to GB None Declared 1/2 6/7 7/7
Aisha Tague



Co-Opted Appointed by the Governing Body 4 years from 28th January 2019

Resigned 26th Nov 2019




None Declared 1/2 3/5

What We Do

We work as a team. We are responsible for making sure that Kingswood Nursery School provides a good quality education. Raising educational standards in school is now a key priority. This has the best chance of happening when there are high expectations of what pupils can achieve. We promote effective ways of teaching and learning …

Our Responsibilities

The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.  Our role as the Governing Body is to provide strategic management, and to act as a “critical friend”, supporting the work of the Headteacher and other staff.  We are responsible to parents, the community and the County Council. The governing body’s main responsibility is …

Governor Profiles

Melanie Harvey I am a retired mother of two grown-up children and have spent almost all my working life in Early Years education.  I am passionate about giving each and every one of our youngest children the best start to their education and am now enjoying using the experience and skills I acquired during my …

Contact the Governors

We are always very happy to talk to anyone about our role as Governors, but also to hear your views and suggestions. Please do feel free to contact us via the school office on 01923 672531 or email and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.