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 when setting the school aims and policies. We do this together with the Head, who is responsible for day-to-day management of the school. Heads are chosen by governors – and most Heads choose to be governors themselves, although this is not a requirement.
We are at the heart of how a school operates. It’s important we get things right. Our input affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community.
We support and challenge the Head by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what’s best for the school. We are not there to rubber stamp decisions. We have to be prepared to give and take and be loyal to decisions taken by the governing body as a whole.
We have responsibility for working alongside staff on how the curriculum areas can be improved. One governor also oversees measures designed to make sure children with special needs are being properly catered for.