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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.

All governors have declared no conflict of interests.

Name Category Appointing Body Term of Office Roles & Responsibilities Meeting Attendance 2021-2022
Mick Martindale Co-opted Governing Body 4 years from 7th May 2019 Health and Safety



3/4 attended
Clare Macdonald Head Teacher N/A N/A Head Teacher 4/4 attended
Julie McLennan Staff Governor Staff 2 years from 5th September 2020 Staff Representative 2/4 attended
Peter Williams
(Chair of Governors)
Co-Opted Governor Appointed by GB 4 Years from 23rd June 2020 Safeguarding 4/4 attended
Samantha Howarth


Parent Governor Appointed by Parents 2 Years from 25th Nov 2021


Teaching and Learning 3/3 attended
Jitendrakumar Vekariya


Parent Governor


Appointed by Parents


2 Years from 25th  November 2021 Website and GDPR 3/3 attended
Melissa Thermidor Co-Opted Appointed by  GB 4 Years from 25th November 2021 Inclusion and SEN 3/4 attended
Melanie Harvey LEA Approved by the Governing Body and appointed by the LEA 4 years from 7th May 2019

Stepped down 16th July 2021

Data and Assessment
Chris Munroe Co-opted Governing Body 4 years from 7th May 2019

Stepped down 16th July 2021

Safeguarding and disadvantaged pupils.
Carole Racher Co-opted Governing Body 4 years from 7th May 2019

Stepped down 18th May 2021


Teaching and Learning

Parent Governor Parents 2 years from 5th May 2020

Left 4th May 2021

GDPR & to oversee effective links with parents
Lucy Moffatt


Parent Governor


Appointed by Parents


2 Years from 4th November 2020

Left March 2022


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

Peter Williams Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor I work as Media & Communications Manager for the Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford, as well as a freelance research and campaigning consultant, and have lived nearby for over thirty years!I attended St Michael’s Secondary School down the road, and my first ever job was there …

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.