The Waldegrave Trust was created on 1 January 2014 and includes Nelson Primary School and Waldegrave School. The Local Governing Body for each school has delegated authority from the Board of Directors. See the 2015 Waldegrave Multi Academy Trust Responsibilities for more information. Contact details for the Waldegrave Trust are as follows:
The Waldegrave Trust
Fifth Cross Road
Telephone: 020 8894 3244
The Nelson Primary School governing body is made up of people from the school’s community. Their role, together with the headteacher , is to set the future direction of the school and decide how the school’s budget is spent. The governing body makes decisions on issues such as performance targets, school policies and the school improvement plan. Because governors have a variety of skills and experience, they are able to support and advise the headteacher. They respond to government initiatives and inspection recommendations, hear appeals and consider complaints.
Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, teaching staff (in addition to the headteacher, two teacher governors and a support staff governor) and representatives from the local community and the Local Authority. The Chair of the Governors is Mrs Pamela Crisp, who can be contacted via the school.
The Governing Body meets at least once a term, additionally there are sub-committees which also meet twice termly.
- Curriculum and Achievement
- Finance and Resources (focusing on staffing, premises and finance)
- Children, Families and Community
The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:
- setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
- setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
- management of the school’s budget
- ensuring that the curriculum for the school is broad and balanced
Governors adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.
Register of Interests
Governors have a legal duty to act in the best interests of their schools. Where there are personal or financial interests, which may conflict with this duty, they must identify, prevent and record the conflict. Generally, governors must not be involved in discussions or vote on matters to which their conflict relates.
At Nelson, governors declare a declaration of interest at the start of every meeting. From September 2015, governors also declare personal or other interests which might be a potential source of conflict.