Name of Governing Body: Douglas Valley Nursery School

The remit for the Governing Body is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Chairs

Name Role
Miss Joanne Sullivan Chair of Governing Body

Governing Body Composition

Type of Governor No.
Co-opted 1
Co-opted 1
Headteacher 1
Local Authority 1
Parent 2
Staff 1
Associate Members 1
Name of Governors Type of Governor Current Term of Office Date of Appointment (original appointment) Date of Resignation (if resigned in the last 12 months) Appointing Body
Mrs Helen Dean Co-opted 1/5/14-30/4/18 22/10/03 The Governing Body
Mrs Suzanne Payne Co-opted 16/3/16-15/3/20 16/3/16 The Governing Body
Mrs Catherine Ardern Headteacher 17/10/07- 22/10/03 N/A
Ms Anna Prior Parent 25/2/16-24/2/20 25/2/16 Elected by parents
Mrs Catherine Staunton Unsworth Associate 25/2/16-24/2/20 7/10/09 The Governing Body
Miss Joanne Sullivan
(Chair)
Co-opted 14/9/16-13/9/2020 14/9/16 The Governing Body
Mrs Sandra
Hammond
Staff Governor 31/1/17-30/1/21 31/1/17 Elected by staff
Mrs Sarah Farrell Parent Governor 8/3/17-7/3/2021 8/3/17 Elected by Parents
Mrs Andrea
Chambers
LA 13/9/2017-12/9/2021 13/9/2017 Nominated by Council and appointed by the Governing Body

Specific Responsibilities- Lead Governors

Responsibility Name
Vunerable Children/SEND Governor Mrs Sarah Farrell
Pupil Premium/Data Governor Ms Anna Prior
Health and Safety Governor Mrs C Staunton Unsworth

Committee Structure

Pay Committee

Remit: To make decisions about performance related to pay for teachers and the headteacher

Membership

  • Mrs S Payne
  • Mrs C Staunton Unsworth
  • Miss J Sullivan

Ad-hoc committees:

  • Staff disciplinary
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints
  • Appeals

 

Three governors with no prior knowledge will be called alphabetically to form the committee.

Register of Interests

Name Details of Pecuniary Interest Details of Personal Interest
Mrs H Dean Nil Nil
Mrs C Ardern Headteacher at Douglas Valley, Governor at Hindley Nursery School and Crossens Nursery School, Southport Nil
Mrs C Staunton Unsworth Governor at St John Fisher High School Director of ‘Nurturing Wisdom’
Mrs S Hammond Nil Nil
Ms A Prior Headteacher at Woodfield Primary School, Governor at Britannia Bridge Primary School Nil
Mrs S Payne Governor at Hindley Nursery School and Headteacher at Crossens Nursery School, Southport & Acorns Teaching School Alliance Husband is a governor at Myerscough College
Miss J Sullivan Governor at Lowton J&I Nil
Mrs S Farrell Nil Nil
Mrs A Chambers Nil Nil

Attendance Record

 

Rolling 12 months of attendance information displayed

 

Dates Attended
Name of Governor 13.9.17 29.11.17 21.3.18 27.6.18 12.10.17 24.1.18 2.5.18 29.11.17
Mrs H Dean YES YES YES NO YES YES YES N/A
Mrs C Ardern YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Ms A Prior YES YES YES NO NO YES YES N/A
Mrs C Staunton Unsworth YES NO NO YES NO YES YES N/A
Mrs S Payne YES NO YES NO NO YES YES N/A
Miss J Sullivan YES NO YES YES YES YES YES YES
Mrs S Hammond NO NO YES YES YES YES NO N/A
Mrs S Farrell NO N/A YES NO NO NO YES YES
Mrs A Chambers YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES