Governing Body

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.

The Governing Body has general responsibility for the conduct of the nursery school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement and extended services. Individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the governing body except where the whole governing body has delegated a specific function to that individual or where regulations specify that a function is to be exercised in a particular way.

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

All governors are appointed at the Full Governors meeting.

NameDate of AppointmentBusiness & Financial InterestsNominated GovernorsRelationshipGovernors of Other Establishments
Joanna Morris
Chair of Governors
01/04/2017None to declareSafeguarding
Abi Tyrer
Vice Chair of Governors
10/07/2017None to declare
Christine Branscombe
Head Teacher
01/09/2016HeadteacherHead Teacher at Appletree Nursery SchoolAppletree Nursery School
Syed Riaz Abbas
Co-opted Governor
03/12/2015None to declareLink
Health and Safety
Previous parent
Yetunde Onilogbo
Co-opted Governor
01/03/2018None to declare
Maried Platt
Co - opted Governor
None to declare
Liana Anyon
Parent Governor
17/11/2020None to declareParent to child attending nursery
Sarah Howard
Staff Governor
01/01/2018None to declareSEN/Online Safety & Prevent



Please find The Governors Annual Report please click here

We have governor vacancies, so if you’re interested in joining our governing body please contact Michelle on 01772 257865 or, or call into reception at Stoneygate Nursery School.