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Meet our Governing Body


Our Governing Body is responsible for working with the Nursery School to ensure that it delivers excellent high quality early education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management, they ensure that the Nursery School continues to improve its performance.


The Governing Body consists of:
  • Headteacher 
  • Staff representative
  • Parents
  • The Community
  • Local Authority


The key roles of the Governors are :


  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 


All our Governors hold a current Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.


Any 3 Governors from the Learning and Policy Committee can sit on a Disciplinary Committee for Pupils and Staff, subject to having no conflict of interest.

Any 3 Governors from the Resources Committee can sit on a Disciplinary Appeals Committee for Pupils and Staff, subject to having no conflict of interest.



Full name Role Type of Governor Appointment date Term of office Committee membership Link area Business interests
Mary Turner Co-Chair Co-opted   31/08/2023

Learning and Policy



Performance Management

Looked After Children



Sue Cooper Co-chair Co-opted   31/08/2023




Performance Management

Special Educational Needs and Disability Citizens Advice
Emma Smith Vice-chair Local Authority   3/02/2023

Resources - Chair

Pay Appeals

Training Dudley CCG
Alison Ward Acting Headteacher Acting Headteacher (Ex-Officio)   31/8/2023

Learning and Policy


Early Years Pupil Premium  
Teresa Cutler Governor Co-opted   27/11/2022 Learning and Policy-Chair Child Protection Safeguarding Consultancy
Lauren Knott Governor Staff non-teaching     Learning and Policy    
Elaine Harvey School Business Manager Governor Co-opted     Resources   High Standards Cleaning
Vacancy Governor Co-opted          
Clair Whitehouse Governor Parent 29/1/2021 29/1/2023 Learning and Policy Mental Health and Wellbeing  



Governor  Parent 29/1/2021 29/1/2023 Resources    
Vacancy Governor Parent