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Our Governing Body

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


School Governors play a really important role and we are very lucky to have such a committed group of governors who lead and support the work of Knights Enham Nursery and Infant School. The work of the Governing Body is very varied and includes approving the whole school budget, approving school policies, setting the strategic direction of the school and helping to make sure we put our vision into action. Governors meet at least two or three times a term (this is the Full Board meeting). Governors have recently moved from a structure of committees to more Full Board meetings.


Minutes of the governor meetings are held in school.  Minutes are not published until they are approved at the next meeting - so September minutes are published after the November meeting!


Governing bodies are made up of different types of governors including parent governors, local authority, staff and co-opted. 



Governor Vacancies

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor and vacancies for co-opted governors which we need to fill. Knights Enham Nursery and Infants has always aimed for a partnership with parents and the community which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a governor.

The governing body's main tasks are:

  • to ensure that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • to oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Parent Governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school's performance. For all Governor positions the most important qualities are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education. You don’t need teaching experience, but it’s useful to bring skills from other areas of your life, for example if you work in finance, law, premises management or human resources, because these skills can be used to support the school. 


Training and support will be available to help you develop into the role. This will include in-house mentoring and support as well as access to external governor training.

If you feel you can help in this capacity please complete an application form by 12.00 noon on Monday 7th December 2020. The form can be downloaded from the school website or you can request a copy from the school office.

The guidelines giving full details about how vacancies are filled, including detail about parent governor elections if required and additional information for prospective governors, can be found on the Hampshire County Council website. Please note that for the protection of children all governor appointments are subject to an identity check/enhanced DBS check.

We believe that all our children have the right to

Powerful learning experiences – Feel safe and be happy – Be treated as individuals

We work together to respect

Everyone in our community regardless of difference

We realise that we all have a responsiblity to

Make the best contribution we can