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Standards and Performance Committee/Governance

At First Steps Nursery & Pre-School, the Standards and Performance Committee will be responsible for monitoring and reviewing the operational day to day running of the Nursery.

It is the responsibility of the Standards and Performance Committee to:

  • Act only in the Nursery’s interest without regard to their private interests
  • Not derive any personal benefit or gain from the Trust or Nursery of which they are the trustee
  • Take professional advice on matters on which they are not competent
  • Monitor the work of the Nursery and report on the progress within the framework set by the board
  • To act as a “critical” friend
  • To offer support and guidance (but are not closely involved in the day-to-day running of the school)


The committee is made up of nine members in total and these members comprise of:

  • A trustee appointed by the Board as Chair for the academic year
  • Two family governors
  • One staff governor
  • Three community governors appointed by the Trust
  • The Executive Principal or his representative
  • The Principal of the Academy
  • One co-opted trustee/governor