THE BIRMINGHAM FEDERATION OF MAINTAINED NURSERY SCHOOLS
Vision : . We have a shared vision to achieve a single sustainable organisation, city wide, with strong strategic governance and leadership delivering an inclusive and safe child led learning experience, strong family partnerships and outstanding outcomes for all children.
Kings Norton Nursery School
Selly Oak Nursery School
Weoley Castle Nursery School
Allens Croft Nursery School
Jakeman Nursery School
Shenley Fields Nursery School
Lillian De Lissa Nursery School
St Thomas Centre Nursery School
Newtown Nursery School
Adderley Nursery School
Gracelands Nursery School
Highfield Nursery School
As you will be aware following a period of consultation last academic year, 12 maintained Birmingham Nursery Schools made the decision to join together to form a federation. All these schools have a shared vision to achieve a single sustainable organisation, city wide, with strong strategic governance and leadership delivering an inclusive and safe child led learning experience, strong family partnerships and outstanding outcomes for all children.
Federation will bring a better opportunity to secure strong, strategic leadership. Bringing all schools under one leadership structure to ensure that the best practice from each school can be applied to all. There is now a growing body of evidence nationally that Federations are successful and have led to improved outcomes for children and better professional opportunities for staff.
There will now be a single Governing Board (GB) covering all schools, supported by local sub-committees.
The task of the governing body is to govern the school, focusing on the core functions of providing strategic leadership, holding the headteacher to account and making sure the school’s money is well spent.
Experience has shown that all governors need a strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children, the inquisitiveness to question and analyse, and the willingness to learn. They need good inter-personal skills, appropriate levels of literacy in English (unless a governing body is prepared to make special arrangements), and sufficient numeracy skills to understand basic data. For further information, https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/558622/2012_Constitution_Regulations_Statutory_Guidance__-_Sept_16.pdf
It is the role of the governing body to set the school’s strategic framework and to ensure all statutory duties are met. The Governing Body works in partnership with the school.
The head teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.