Governing Body

The Governing Body at Shinfield Infant and Nursery school are responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. Governors are ‘critical friends’ to the school and each have skills, knowledge and experience required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. There is a mix of parent, staff and co-opted Governors, all of whom receive regular training conducted by the Local Authority and the Headteacher. Their aim is to ensure that children attend a successful school that provides them with a good education in a safe and friendly environment and promotes inclusion.

Main roles of the Governing Body

  • To plan ahead to make sure the school has the right strategies and resources to get the best outcomes for the students; this includes overseeing the delivery of the curriculum
  • To monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness
  • To oversee the school’s budget so that it is used in the best way; the governing body is responsible for the efficient management of the school’s funds
  • To make sure that children are safe at school
  • To hold the Headteacher accountable for the management of the school. The Headteacher reports to the governing body on the school’s performance and how plans are going
  • The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school

Responsibilities of Governor Committees and Groups

  • Teaching and Learning
  • The school’s curriculum
  • Student assessment and performance targets and results -Teaching and learning strategies and outcomes -Monitors elements of the School Improvement Plan

Finance Committee

  • The school budget
  • Pupil Premium funding and impact
  • Contracts
  • Staffing matters including pay policy

Sites and Buildings Committee

  •  The safety and security of all users of the school site -Ensures all elements of health and safety compliance -Monitors elements of the School Improvement Plan

Personnel Committee

  •  Staffing performance and development

Joint Strategy Group

  •  Working in partnership with Shinfield St Mary’s CE Junior School
  • Ways of working across both schools
  • School transition Year 2 to Year 3
  • Relationships in the community



 Chris Young (Custom)
Chris Young (Chair to Governors)


 Carole Hughes (Vice Chair)
LA Governor


  Alan Millson Gillian Newberry
Co-opted  Co-opted


Nicola Lauchlan Kerry Ayres
Co-opted Staff Governor


Russell Hunter Steve Kania  Simon Reed
 Parent Governor  Parent Governor  Parent Governor


    Frances Sewell
 Clerk to Governors


Shinfield Infant and Nursery School Register of Business Interests


Find out more about the School Governors

Becoming a School Governor Leaflet

How do I Become a School Governor



You may contact the School Governors by email, using the form below

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