We have a Local Board of Governors, appointed by the Board of Directors, who work alongside the Principal. The term of office of each governor is 4 years. The Governors meet six times a year to discuss teaching and learning at Nylands as well as any local issues we may have. We are very keen to work together to ensure the children at Nylands have the absolute best education possible. The members of the governing body are:

Governors have been appointed by the Board of Trustees and will serve a 4 year term

Governor’s Name

Governor’s Role

Ian Cooke
Tammy van Der Meulen
Gina Birkett
Assistant Principal
Debbie Howse
Ray Harrison
Michelle Tidey
Staff Governor
Jill Heyes
Staff Governor
Liz Mawer
Parent Governor
Darren Todd
Parent Governor
Sarah Groom
Parent Governor
Sarah-Jayne Dawes

Relevant Documents

  • Nyland Campus Register of Interests & Attendance Register LGB Download
  • TWHF Register of Interests & Attendance Register Download

The White Horse Federation Local Board of Governance

Each school has its own Local Governing Body (LGB). The Chair of each LGB will also sit on a collective group of similar Chairs from which one representative will be elected and then co-opted onto the Executive Board; this process will be repeated every two years thus affording new Chairs the opportunity to be similarly elected.

TWHF Executive Board has clearly identified the areas of responsibility that they delegate to the LGBs. Although not in any way legally responsible and not itself accountable for the statutory functions, the LGB has an important role to play in assisting the school to operate effectively in line with the wishes of TWHF Executive Board as communicated to the LGB. Read more…



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