Oliver Thomas Nursery School Governing Board
Our governors work with us to ensure Oliver Thomas is a place to be happy, challenged and unique. Our governors come from a variety of backgrounds and give their time freely. They are dedicated to our school and children’s centre and are committed to supporting us to become the best provision possible.
Governors are our ‘critical friends’, who are there to question, offer advice, support and challenge. The board is legally responsible for agreeing and monitoring the school budget. The role of the governing board is strategic. Its core functions are to:
- Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Hold school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
- To oversee the financial performance of the nursery and make sure that our money is well spent.
Our full governing board usually meets twice a term and the finance committee meets once a term. Governors are appointed for either three- or four-year terms, which can be renewed. Parent governors are elected by parents of pupils; co-opted governors are appointed by the governing board; a staff governors is elected by staff; an Authority governor is appointed by the local authority; and the headteacher is appointed by virtue of her office.
Our governing board is currently composed of the following people:
Ms Michaela Primus – term of office ends 22.06.2026
Miss Julie-ann Nicholls – (Chair of Governors) – term of office ends: 07.10.2026
Mr Nicholas Aimee – (Vice-Chair) term of office ends: 19.03.2026
Ms Nalineesvary Subramaniam (Chair of Finance) – term of office ends: 09.03.2027
Mr Justin Placide: Finance, Safeguarding, LAC – term of office ends: 04.03.2025
Ms Marcela Leite: Finance, SEN, Accessibility Action Plan – term of office ends: 04.03.2025
Local Authority Governor
Ms Jo Edwards – term of office ends: 06/05/2024
Employee Salary Information
Maintained schools are now required to publish salary information on any employee earning over £100,000 per annum. This is to confirm that no member of staff at Oliver Thomas Nursery School and children’s centre is paid this figure.
Schools Financial Benchmarking
Please click here to see the financial benchmarking information for Oliver Thomas Nursery School.