What are Governors?
Governors work with the headteacher and senior leadership team in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement.
Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims & objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.
They must be able to support and challenge the headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. Governing bodies work as a team and make collective decisions.
What should I do next? For an informal chat and to find out which schools have vacancies, contact Brighton & Hove Governor Support Team on 01273 293465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Useful links · www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/governors
We are delighted that we were judged to be outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in our inspection in June 2015.
You can read the full report here.
Letter from the Inspector
Dear parent or carer
Inspection of Royal Spa Nursery School by Ofsted
We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 04/06/15 and 05/06/15. The lead inspector will be Wendy Forbes. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet which came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.
Your views about the school are important to us
If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child’s school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.
To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.
Please complete the online survey by 11am on 04/06/15 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection.
Speaking to an inspector
If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass the information we receive to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 01273 607480. Inspectors will be pleased to receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.
Wendy Forbes, Ofsted.
|First name||Surname||Role||Term of office from||Term of office to||Appointed by||Original appointment|
|Emma||Bennett||Parent Governor||01/12/2016||01/12/2020||Elected by parents||01/12/2016|
|Mary||Ellinger||Headteacher||01/09/2016||-||Member by virtue of their office||01/09/2016|
|Jennie||Hill||Staff Governor||18/09/2016||17/09/2020||Elected by staff||18/09/2012|
|Laura||London||Parent Governor||28/04/2017||28/04/2021||Elected by parents||28/04/2017|
|Peter||Osborne||Co-opted Governor||29/06/2015||28/06/2019||Governing body||01/02/2007|
|Jenny||Perrin||LA Governor||08/11/2015||07/11/2019||Local Authority||01/02/2007|
|Alberto||Schiannini||Co-opted Governor||11/11/2015||10/11/2019||Governing body||01/10/2015|
|Louise||Vosper||Co-opted Governor||13/09/2015||13/09/2019||Governing body||13/09/2015|
|Polly||Dyer||Co-opted Governor||22/06/2017||22/06/2021||Governing body||22/06/2017|
|Syb||True||Headteacher||01/09/2007||22/07/2016||Member by virtue of their office||01/09/2007|
|Emma||Curtayne||Parent Governor||30/09/2012||31/12/2015||Elected by parents||30/09/2012|
|Cathy||Hayward||Parent Governor||20/03/2013||20/03/2017||Elected by parents||20/03/2013|
Register of Interests
|First name||Surname||Date declared||Business/pecuniary interests||Governance roles in other educational establishments|
|Mary||Ellinger||29/09/2016||HT at Royal Spa Nursery School||none|
|Cathy||Hayward||29/09/2016||Director of Magenta Associates||none|
|Jennie||Hill||26/01/2017||Teacher at Royal Spa Nursery School||none|
|Laura||London||11/05/2017||Partner of Tendra Web Design, Gallery Manager||none|
|Peter||Osborne||29/09/2016||Company Director, Datanauts||Governor at Queen's Park Primary School|
|Jenny||Perrin||29/09/2016||Childcare Officer BHCC||Vice-Chair Hertford Junior School|
|Alberto||Schiannini||29/09/2016||Head of Localisation MAG Interactive||none|
|Finance, Premises, Health & Safety||23/05/2016||N/A||Y||Y||N/A||Y||Y||N/A||N/A||Y||-||-|
|Staffing, learning & Safeguarding||25/02/2016||N||Y||Y||Y||N/A||N/A||N/A||N||Y||-||-|
|Finance, Premises, Health & Safety||27/01/2016||N/A||Y||N/A||N/A||Y||Y||N/A||N/A||Y||-||-|
|Staffing, learning & Safeguarding||16/10/2015||Y||N||Y||N||N/A||Y||Y||N/A||N/A||-||-|
|Finance, Premises, Health & Safety||14/10/2015||N/A||Y||N/A||N/A||Y||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||-||-|
The governing body is required to publish individual governors' attendance at meetings in the last year. In the table above, governors' initials are listed along the top and meetings are listed on the left hand side.
KEY: Y = Yes (in attendance), N = No (not in attendance), N/A = not a member of that committee / resigned