Welcome from the Chair of Governors
On behalf of the Governing Body, I am pleased to welcome you to Hart Hill Nursery School.
My name is Daniel Coppin, I am Chair of Governors for Hart Hill Nursery School. As chair, with additional support from the clerk, I am responsible for ensuring the effective functioning of the governing body and have a vital role in setting the highest of expectations for professional standards of governance. It is the chair’s role to give the governing body clear leadership and direction, keeping it focused on its core strategic functions.
Our governors are experienced individuals, and the governing body consists of staff, parents, and members of the local community, having different backgrounds and experience, allows us to work collectively to fulfil the three core functions of Governance:
· Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction.
· Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the nursery school and its children, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
· Overseeing the financial performance of the nursery school and making sure its money is well spent.
The governing body acts as the critical friend to the Headteacher in the strategic development of the school. As governors, we also share a common objective, which is the wider nursery community – working in partnership with you as parents and carers and staff to ensure that every child can succeed and reach their full potential. The most rewarding part of being a Governor is to see the children enjoying themselves while in a learning environment. To support this, we can often be found in and around the nursery, attending meetings and experiencing the many different activities that take place in nursery school.
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible during the coming months and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and to assure you that I am committed to and very proud of our nursery. I will continue working with Mrs Thompson and her staff, governors, parents, and children as we all collectively strive to make Hart Hill an outstanding Nursery.
If you see me at the nursery, please come and have a chat. Another way I can be contacted is via the school office or via email email@example.com You will also see other Governors at school & events as we try to attend as many as possible between us so, once again, have a chat.
Chair of Governors
Roles and Responsibilities
|Term of Office
|Health and Safety
|Staff - Teaching
|Staff - Non Teaching
Early Years Pupil Premium
Terms of Reference
Schedule of Meeting and Attendance
|Name of governor
Clerk - Gemma Coote
Chair - Danny Coppin
|Vice Chair - Fiona Duggan
BM = Business Meeting FPP = Finance, Premises and Personnel FGB = Full Governing Body SD=Strategy Day
Governors have acknowledged the recommendation to share Equality Data about its members. At this time, the Governing Body has agreed to opt out of sharing this data and will review its decision in the Autumn Term 2023.
Register of Business Interests
The school currently has two parent governor vacancies in the school. The role of a parent governor is to:
- Bring a parental prospective to discussions about the school
- Help the Governing Body understand a parent's viewpoint
- Be a link between the parents and the school
If you are interested in becoming a parent governor and supporting the school with the strategic discussions and decisions that take place, please contact the clerk - Gemma - via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or come into the school office.