Governing Body 2019-07-01T14:02:53+01:00

Governing Body

School governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. No special qualifications are required, but enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are important qualities to bring to a governor post.

What is the role of the governing body?

Governing bodies are responsible and accountable for all major decisions about the school and its future. Governors have a legal responsibility to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. They set the school’s vision and strategic aims, monitor and evaluate performance acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher and ensure the school is accountable to those it serves.

Governing bodies are made up of key stakeholders:

• Parents – parent governors are elected by other parents at the school
• Staff – (including the Headteacher) – teaching and other staff are elected by the school staff
• Community – the governing body appoints community governors i.e. members of the community
• LEA – the Local Education Authority appoints one or more local education authority governors
• Associate Members – appointed by the governing body as members of committees. Associate Members are not governors and are not included in the school’s Instrument of Government.

If you would like to contact the Governing Body directly, please email

The Governing Body at Peartree Way Nursery School comprises a fully committed team:-

Governors Name Category Area of Responsibility Term of Service
Mrs Bridy Speller LEA  Chairperson (+ Finance Committee & EYPP) 14.10.2015-13.09.2019
Miss Claudia Banita  Staff  SEND (Nursery)  11.10.2017-10.10.2021
Mrs Helen Pickard Community/Co-Opted Premises/Health & Safety 23.04.2019-22.04.2023
Mrs Carolyn Linsell Community/Co-Opted SEND (+ Finance Committee) 01.03.2017-28.02.2021
Mrs Hayley Stock Parent Website  01.03.2017-28.02.2021 
Mrs Deborah Willcox Staff  Headteacher (+ Finance Committee) 01.09.2015-ongoing
Miss Carol Laycock AM Pre-School 17.09.2018-16.09.2022
Mrs Laura Brett Parent GDPR (+ Finance Committee) 17.09.2018-16.09.2022
Mrs Rowan Thompson Parent Safeguarding  28.01.2019-27.01.2023
Anne Pestiaux Clerk    

Attendance at Meetings

Our Governing Body meets 6 times a year.  There is also one Governors Away Day at the start of the academic year.  The Finance Committee meet on a termly basis.  Governors carry out focus visits throughout the school year.  A register is held for these visits and the reports from these visits are tabled at Full Governing Body meetings. To view the attendance of our Governors at our Full Governing Body meetings, please click here

Pecuniary Interests

All staff and Governors complete a pecuniary interest form annually and have an obligation to advise the school promptly of a change of circumstance.  We presently have no declarations from staff or Governors of any business/commercial/financial/relationship interests which might give rise to a potential conflict of interest.

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