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Canvey Island Infant School & Nursery

Learning is a journey, not a destination


Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do

Learning is a journey, not a destination


Welcome to our Governors’ section.


A big welcome from the Governors serving on the Board for Canvey Island Infant School and Nursery. We are all volunteers and have very diverse backgrounds.


School governors offer strategic guidance, the operational aspects of school are for the senior leadership team. This involves:

  • Working with other board members to plan the school’s strategic direction
  • Overseeing the school’s financial performance, ensuring value for money         
  • Holding the headteacher and SLT to account.

A school governor’s relationship with the school’s leadership team involves challenging existing processes to drive school improvement, and to provide the best possible education. Being a school governor requires commitment but it gives the opportunity to support young people’s future. 


The core functions of the governing body are performed by the following Committees:

  • The Full Governing Body: Set, Implement and monitor the strategic direction of the school
  • The Pay & Personnel: To consider and direct all matters relating to pay and HR matters
  • The Finance & Premises: To consider and direct all matters relating to the agree budgets and resource needs to meet the requirements of the curriculum and maintain the fabric of the buildings and grounds.


Governors are involved in specific monitoring activities linked to the School Improvement Plan and will visit the school termly to review progress in these areas. Visits could include talking to pupils and staff, reviewing pupils work and observing work in progress.


This work is demanding but is also, in so many ways, rewarding.  We enjoy being part of the school community and take an active role. We are privileged to attend school functions and to be part of the audience witnessing the hard work of the children and staff.