Chelwood Nursery School

Governing Body Structure

(Reconstituted 4 February 2015)

13  Governor places in total                                                              

1    Headteacher                                                                          

2    Staff                                                                                         

1   Appointed by the London Borough of Lewisham         

2   Elected parents of pupils attending the school              

7   Co-opted                                                                                 


Chair of the Governing Body – Martha Mitchell (elected October 2019)

Vice Chair (joint) –  Jane Smith & Fiona Brocklebank (elected October 2019)   



 The Governing Body operates one main committee:

 Resources Committee Chair – Fiona Brocklebank

 Resources Committee Vice Chair – Jane Smith

(The All Purposes Committee was abolished in December 2014 when the Resources Committee was established.)

There are also some minor committees that meet: Personnel, Finance, Curriculum and Safeguarding and Pupil Welfare. These only meet periodically and feed into the Resources Committee.


Pupil Discipline / Staff Grievance / Staff Discipline / Staff Discipline Appeal / Pay Appeal / Complaints Panels

These meet as and when required, with a minimum of three eligible governors, who are selected according to the following criteria:

  • The three members can be selected based on suitability in terms of experience, balance (gender, race) and availability
  • If it was regarding a staff member no staff member on the committee
  • If it was regarding a child then no parent member on the committee
  • If four members were available then they would be chosen in alphabetical order

Minutes to the meeting of the Governing Body are available on request.

Requests should be addressed to Louise Karmali – School Business Manager

Meet our Governors