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A warm welcome to visitors, parents and prospective parents to the Kaye's First & Nursery School website.

As Chair of the Governing Body and as a parent I am particularly proud to support Kaye's, which delivers such high standards of education for the local area.
In support of Mrs Helen Parker the Headteacher, volunteer Governors have a valuable role in representing the views of parents as Kaye's meets new challenges and continues to improve.
With such highly motivated and dedicated staff, Kaye's provides a happy, safe and caring environment for children to learn and play. 
I hope that you find the website useful and further information is available by contacting Kaye's direct or by emailing one of the governors at the below address.


Chair of the Governing Body

Email: governors@kayesfirst.co.uk

Meeting Dates

Full Governing Body Meetings 6pm - 8pm
Thursday 21st November 2019
Thursday 23rd January 2020
Thursday 12th March 2020
Thursday 7th May 2020
Thursday 18th June 2020
Wednesday 8th July 2020

Standards & Effectiveness Committee Meetings 6pm - 7:30pm

Thursday 10th October 2019
Thursday 12th December 2019
Thursday 13th February 2020
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Thursday 21st May 2020

Finance & Resources Committee Meetings 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday 10th October 2019
Thursday 12th December 2019
Thursday 13th February 2020
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Thursday 21st May 2020
Governor Category Specific Responsibilities
Mrs H Parker Headteacher  
Mrs E Firth Staff  
Mr B Sloan Parent Website Compliance/Teaching & Learning/English/DT
Miss H Biver Parent Behaviour/Science/RE
Mrs K North Co-opted Vice-Chair/Safeguarding/PSHE/Computing
Ms C Lockwood Co-opted Chair of Governors/Wellbeing/Curriculum/Maths
Mrs S Spence Co-opted Governor Training/Wellbeing/Art & Design
Mr C Bonham Co-opted Health & Safety/Early Years/Geography/Music
Ms Kate Stead Co-opted PE/Sports Premium/History
Mr B Bailey Co-opted Early Years
Mrs P Reynolds Co-opted SEND/Leadership & Management/MFL
Vacancy Co-opted  
Vacancy LA  


Governor Appointing Body Term of Office
Mrs H Parker Governing Body 1st September 2010
Mr C Bonham Governing Body 10th April 2017 - 9th April 2021
Mrs E Firth Staff 10th October 2019 - 9th October 2023
Ms C Lockwood Governing Body 3rd May 2017 - 2nd May 2021
Mr B Sloan Parents 12th September 2019 - 11th September 2023
Miss H Biver Parents 2nd December 2019 - 1st December 2023
Mrs S Spence Governing Body 9th July 2019 - 8th July 2023
Mrs K North Governing Body 22nd February 2018 - 21st February 2022
Mr B Bailey Governing Body 12th September 2019 - 11th September 2023
Mrs P Reynolds Governing Body 2nd October 2019 - 1st October 2023
Ms Kate Stead Governing Body 10th December 2019 - 9th December 2023
Vacancy Governing Body  
Vacancy LA  


Governor Committees they serve on...
Mrs H Parker  Finance & Resources/Standards & Effectiveness
Mr C Bonham Finance & Resources
Mrs S Spence Finance & Resources
Ms C Lockwood Finance & Resources
Mrs K North Standards & Effectiveness
Mr B Bailey Finance & Resources
Mr B Sloan Standards & Effectiveness
Mrs E Firth Standards & Efectiveness
Mrs P Reynolds Standards & Effectiveness
Miss H Biver Standards & Effectiveness
Ms K Stead Finance & Resources
Business Manager Finance & Resources


Staff Dismissal Committee
Mr C Bonham
Mrs K North
Dismissal Appeals Committee
Ms C Lockwood
Mrs P Reynolds
Mr B Sloan
Teacher Appraisal Committee/Performance Management Committee
Mr C Bonham
Ms C Lockwood
Complaints/Pupil Discipline Committee
Mr C Bonham
Mrs P Reynolds

Parent Governors

Parents of pupils at the school, elected by the parents. Any parent or person with parental responsibility, or carer of a registered pupil of the school at the time of the election is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor.

LA Governors

Nominated by the LA. There is one place on the governing body.

Co-opted Governors (Community Governors)

Appointed by the governing body. The number on governing body set up in the reconstitution.

Staff Governors

Head teacher plus 1 member of staff elected by all the staff at the school.

Associate Members

Appointed by the governors for 1-4 years.  


Instrument of Government

This is the legal document which sets out the make-up of the governing body. As of the 15th January 2015 this document states that, Kaye’s First & Nursery School governing body  shall consist of a total of 13 governors:  1 Head Teacher, 2 Parent governors, 1 LA governor, 1 Staff governor  and 8 Co-opted governors

When we carry out our Governing Body review at the end of the year, having monitored our effectiveness during the year, we can determine whether the size and composition of our Governing Body is the best for our needs.

What do Governors do?

What is a governor?

School governors come from every walk of life. No matter what type of governor, each have the same role and responsibilities and are charged with acting in the best interests of the children in the school. Being a governor involves time, energy and a willingness to become involved in the life of the school on a regular basis over at least four years. .

The different types of governors represent the school stakeholders and provide different perspectives. But they are not ‘delegates’ of these stakeholders and are not there to act in the interests of any one group. A parent governor is a representative parent, not a parent representative, although clearly, they are well placed to alert the governing body to any parental concerns. They are one of 300,000 governors in England forming one of the largest volunteer forces in the country.

Purpose of the governing body

The governing body is the school’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their health and well-being.

Governors should act, at all times, with honesty and integrity and be ready to explain their actions and decisions to staff, pupils, parents and anyone with a legitimate interest in the school. They should both challenge and support the school.

They should set the strategic direction of the school by:

  • setting the values, aims and objectives for the school
  • agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives
  • setting the statutory targets and
  • agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure.

They should challenge and support the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:

  • the implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework
  • progress towards targets
  • the implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy and
  • the budget and staffing structure.

They should ensure accountability by:

  • signing off the Self-Evaluation form (SEF) [This is very useful in Ofsted terms but no longer a compulsory document.]
  • responding to Ofsted reports when necessary
  • holding the headteacher to account for the performance of the school.
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