The Governing Board
Governors play a vital role at Nanstallon School overseeing strategic leadership decisions and acting as a ‘critical friend’ to support, challenge, ask questions and ultimately represent the school community by bearing collective accountability.
Governors appoint the headteacher and work with him to ensure that the school offers the best education for its children. They are involved with areas such as buildings, finance, curriculum and staffing. The day-to-day running of Nanstallon School is the headteacher’s responsibility.
Nanstallon Governors have a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills that they use to support school. They have a formal constitution and the board is made up of representatives from parents, the head teacher, staff and the local authority, which work together with foundation and co-opted governors, all acting in the interest of Nanstallon. None of the Governors can act individually, nor does any Governor represent a particular point of view or group within Nanstallon.
Impact of the Board since 2018/19
The governing board has focused on the priorities of the improvement plan ensuring that:
- effective safeguarding for the pupils and families is in place
- the quality of education has been raised including:
- significant improvement for pupil outcomes in reading
- mathematics attainment in line with national outcomes
- a significantly improved environment and provision, particularly for the early years children
- lower pupil to adult ratios for teaching and learning
- increased pupil leadership and autonomy
- teaching is strengthened with the appointment of new staff
- more focused support and challenge from a new board of governors with focused backgrounds and skill sets in health and safety, education and financial planning
- financial oversight and phased planning of improvements to the buildings and learning environments