The Governor’s at Stoneygate Nursery School are representative of our local community. Some are elected by the Local Education Authority (LEA), some are members of the local community and/or its organisations, some are members of staff, and some are parents of children accessing services at Stoneygate Nursery School.
All governors are appointed at the Full Governors meeting.
The current members of our governing body are:
Jenny Sides, LEA Governor – Chair – Start Date 17/07/2014
Syed Riaz Abbas, Parent Governor – Start Date 03/12/2015
Christine Branscombe, Head – Start Date 01/09/2016
Saira Asim, Parent Governor – Start Date 05/07/2016
Joanna Morris, Co-opted Governor – Start Date 01/04/2017
Abi Tyrer, Co-opted Governor – Start Date 10/07/2017
Sarah Howard, Staff Governor – Start Date 01/01/2018
Yetunde Onilogbo, Co-opted governor – Start Date 01/03/2018
S Humphries, Co-opted Governor – Start Date 04/07/2018
Juilia Ben Fredj, Parent Governor – Start Date 04/08/2018
Amanda Forshaw – Start Date 07/09/2013 – End Date 31/03/2017
Jade Zdan-Michajlowicz – Start Date 22/09/2015 – End Date 31/03/2017
Cecil Walsh – Start Date 29/04/2014 – End Date 31/08/2017
Carolyn Sillitoe – Start Date 01/10/2014 – End Date 22/12/2017
Taras Antia – Start Date 07/10/2013 – End Date 31/03/2017
Stuart McCann – Start Date 05/07/2016 – End Date 31/08/2017
Anila Khan, Co-opted Governor – Start Date 23/10/2013 – End date 31/08/2018
Governor’s have three main roles:
To provide strategic direction for the school
To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
To ensure accountability
Governor’s meet at Stoneygate Nursery School once a term to discuss the management of the School. From 1st April 2017 when the Children Centre closes we will have 4 committees which meet once a term. These committees focus on different aspects of the school’s management:
Learning & Development Committee: governor’s who attend this meeting support the teaching and learning that takes place in school and analysis the data of the children’s attainment.
Jenny Sides – Chair Person
Syed Riaz Abbas
Finance, Staffing, Buildings, Health & Safety Committee: governor’s who attend this meeting focus on the financial management of the school, the staffing structure, the maintenance of the building and looks at how well the school manages health & safety.
Jenny Sides – Chair Person
Jenny Sides Julia Ben Fredj
Collaboration Committee: governor’s who attend this meeting look at how well the federation with Appletree Nursery School in Lancaster is working to support both Schools.
Two governors from Appletree Nursery School
As vacancies on our Governing Body arise, we advertise within the school and on SGOSS, a DfE governor recruitment website. We sometimes have parent governor vacancies at the end of the summer term, so if you’re interested in joining our governing body please contact Michelle on 01772 257865 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call into reception at Stoneygate Nursery School.
Anyone interested in attending a governor’s meeting is very welcome. Please ask Michelle in the school office for the date and time of the next governor’s meeting.