Meet the Governors
The Governing Body of Grandpont Nursery and Daycare is made up of volunteers who come together to work in partnership with staff and parents in the best interests of the children.
The Governors, together with the Headteacher, are responsible for the strategic direction of the school whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school and is accountable to the Governors.
Governors are committed to making sure that Safeguarding is effective, that all children feel safe at school.
The Governing Body meets six times a year and has three core functions:
ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
holding school leaders to account for the educational progression and development of the children, as well as the supervision and performance management of staff
overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
Our Governing Body is organised into two subcommittees that focus on specific areas of the school:
The Performance and Standards Committee
The main function of this Committee is to challenge attainment levels in the school. We receive reports from school leaders about the progress and attainment of the children and we monitor the impact on children’s learning of special funding such as Special Educational Needs (SEN) funding and Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) funding. We look in depth at the curriculum that is taught, and the quality of teaching the children receive.
The Resources Committee
This Committee oversees the financial management of the school and looks at all issues related to the site and premises and health and safety at the school. We work closely with the Headteacher and the School Business Manager to ensure we spend our budget wisely and with the most impact on the children's learning. The Resources Committee also scrutinises personnel issues and considers what the best staffing structure for the school is.
Governors are happy to be approached at any time and are usually present at school events. Alternatively, they can be contacted by letter or email via the school office. Appointments can be made to meet them if required.
Agendas and Minutes from Governor meetings are available to view on the notice board in reception, or a copy can be made available on request. Governors are always willing to listen to any views, suggestions or concerns that are brought to them.
The governing body has a finance and resources committee which is responsible for overseeing the budget of the centre as a whole. Our financial benchmarking webpage on the government financial benchmarking service is here.