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The Governing Body

 

The Governing Body of South Normanton Nursery School is comprised of representatives of the LA, the Community, Parents and Staff.

 

All Governors complete a business interests form annually, a copy of the business interests register can be viewed on the link at the bottom of this page.

 

The Full Governing Body meets at least four times a year, and throughout the year select Governors also meet regularly as the Resource Management Committee (RMC). This Committee then feeds back to the Full Governing Body. From September 2019, all members of the Governing Body now sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee. The meetings of this committee have been incorporated into the Full Governing Body Meetings.

 

 

 

Our Governing Body is made up as follows:-

 

Name

Governor Type

Appointed By

Term of Office

Committee Membership

Area of Responsibility

Siobhan Johnston

Chair of Governors

LALA08/10/2019 to 07/10/2023RMC and T & L

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

Kathryn FearonParentParents03/03/22 to 02/03/26T & L

EYPP

Headteacher Performance Management

Lisa Hill

ParentParents03/03/22 to 02/03/26RMC and  T & LHealth and Safety
Lindsey ButlerParentParents22/01/21 to 21/01/25RMC and T & LParent Involvement; Headteacher Performance Management

Peter Hallsworth

Headteacher

Governors

Whilst in post

RMC and T & L

Day to day running of the school

Emma Stevenson

Co-opted

Governors

16/03/22 to 15/03/26T & LHeadteacher Performance Management

Holly Jevons

Co-opted

Governors

03/05/22 to 02/05/26

TBC

EYFS Curriculum;

Michelle Reid

Vice-chair of Governors

Co-optedGovernors10/02/22 to 09/02/26RMC and T & LSEND
Ruth DavisonStaffStaff05/05/2020 to 04/05/2024T & L

 

 

 

The Governing Body of South Normanton Nursery School has NO associate members.

 

Clerk to the Governors

Moira Houston

c/o South Normanton Nursery School

01773 810876

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Find out a little more about our Governors at South Normanton Nursery School

Name and type of Governor 

Reason for becoming a GovernorA glimpse into my life ....

Peter Hallsworth

Headteacher

I am the Headteacher of the school and I work closely with the rest of the Governing Body in ensuring that we have a clear strategic direction and vision and that we provide the best care and education for our children. By working together and ensuring that we have a clear plan of why and how we can develop, we will continue to make South Normanton Nursery School the best it can be. I spend time out of school with my family going to the theatre and taking long walks. I am a big football fan, previously running two football teams. I also go to watch my favourite team with my son. 

Siobhan Johnston

Chair of Governors

LA Governor

I applied to be a Governor because I really want to help our amazing nursery continue to be outstanding. Placing my daughter in this nursery was the best thing we've ever done and watching her develop is amazing. I wanted to help ensure that many more parents get to experience this and that we don't stand still but continue to move the teaching and nursery forward. I've worked in the public sector for a long time and believe in creating somewhere where every child can develop and be the best they can.In my spare time I love to ice-skate particularly with my daughter. I am working in improving my figure skating. I enjoy walking in the Peak District and getting out and about and exploring the local area. I love to be active and don't like to stay still for too long!

Lindsey Butler

Parent Governor

I applied to be a Parent Governor because I'd like to help the nursery continue its' outstanding standards and offer my support and help when needed. I have worked in childcare for 18 years and currently work as an Early Years Curriculum Lead, I also feel I have a lot of ideas to offer, and will go above and beyond to ensure the children have the best start to education. I feel honoured to be a part of the Governing Body. My little boy attends this nursery and I can see a great change in him.

In my spare time, I enjoy being creative, listening to music and doing yoga. But more than anything, I love exploring in the woods; making mud pies; collecting natural resources to make stick men and jumping in puddles with my little boy.

Lisa Hill

Parent Governor

The nursery advertised that they were looking for parents to become Parent Governors and I jumped at the opportunity. I thought the concept of having a parent’s perspective at Governors meetings was essential and I was more than happy to take up this role.

My daughter is currently at this nursery and she always goes in with a big smile on her face.

I love nothing more than going on adventures with my little girl and husband. We enjoy visiting farms, fun fairs and going for walks. Now my little girl is older, I would love to spend more time exploring the Peak District.

Kathryn Fearon

Parent Governor

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Holly Jevons

Co-opted Governor

I applied to be a Governor because ever since visiting the nursery on an open day with my little girl, before she had even turned one, I thought it was amazing. She is now attending and absolutely loves it. I would like to contribute in any way I can to help continue to provide an outstanding environment for our little ones I have worked in childcare for 16 years and am currently a teacher in a SEN school so hopefully I will be able to bring plenty of ideas and support.

When I am not working I love to spend quality time with my two girls, husband and our doggies. We love trips out to parks. Farms and adventures in the woods. We love a bit of arts and crafts, baking and messy play too – the messier the better.

Emma Stevenson

Co-opted Governor

I asked if Grandparents could become a Governor when my eldest grandson started at nursery in Sept 2021. My initial involvement at nursery was 26 years ago when my own children attended the nursery. When I visited with my daughter and grandson, I was amazed at how the nursery has grown in 26 years. The nursery continues to be welcoming to all and the positive attitude of all staff supporting our loved ones continues 26 years later. I look forward to supporting the nursery and Governing Body continue to develop and build on the excellent foundations already in place.

When I am not a Governor at the nursery, I am employed full time by Derbyshire County Council as a Social Worker in Adult Care. In my spare time, I am the secretary of South Normanton Gala Crew. I enjoy spending time with my family and grandchildren and enjoy baking, reading and cross-stitch (when I have time!)

Michelle Reid

Vice-chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

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Ruth Davison

Teacher

(T & L Lead)

Staff Governor

I am the Teacher, Leading on Teaching and Learning and work full time in nursery. I am a Co-opted Governor and have been a member of the Governing Body since my appointment as teacher back in 2007. I see my Governing Body role as very important. Firstly stepping up as Acting Headteacher to maintain our high standards at nursery and then supporting our new Headteacher, but also helping to keep the rest of the Governing Body well informed of the teaching and learning in nursery. I am able to share with the other governors, from first hand experience, how as a staff we have the highest expectations for every child and maintain the highest possible standards for all the children in nursery as we prepare them for a life of living and learning.Outside of nursery, I love spending time at home with my family and exploring the countryside around my home. I enjoy films that make me think and songs that make smile and I listen to live music whenever I can. 
 
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