Governors

School Governors act as a 'critical friend' to the Executive Head teacher.  They work in partnership with the school leadership team at our federated nursery schools, making sure they are run effectively and efficiently.  

A governing body has 3 main functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the Executive Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Anyone over 18 can apply to be a school governor.  If you would like to join the governing board full training is given; it can be a great way to get involved in your child’s education. Most employers recognise the importance of being a school governor and they are legally obliged to permit you reasonable time off to attend meetings. You should check with them because it is a significant commitment.

To contact the Chair of Governors please email Jackie Dalgleish, Clerk to the Governors at admin@newbridgenursery.reading.sch.uk