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The Nethersole

CofE Academy and Nursery

Inspire, Enjoy and Achieve, in the love of Jesus Christ


As Chair of the Governing Body I would like to welcome you to The Nethersole Church of England Academy. As Governors we are committed to moving the school forward with staff to ensure that all children develop intellectually, socially, morally and spiritually to reach their full potential.


The Governing Body of the school has a range of key responsibilities:

  • Strategic direction – setting the aims and objectives for the school and agreeing the school improvement strategy
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for educational performance
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school

On a practical level this means that we are responsible for many tasks such as approving the budget, appointing senior staff within the school and evaluating how well initiatives to improve learning in school are working. In addition as an Academy Trust we are responsible for ensuring that the school complies with the relevant legislation.


We are all volunteers and come from a variety of backgrounds including teaching and accountancy, as well as being parents – four of us currently have children attending the school.


To find out more about who is on your Governing Body and our roles, when we meet and how to contact us please click on the links below. 


Best Wishes


Sue Eaton

Chair of Governors 2016-17

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Governor information

The academy's annual report contains additional information about the governance of the school e.g. the number of meetings attended by governors. Please refer to the latest annual report for reference.