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 Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Longshaw Nursery School's Governing Body is constituted as 1 Local Authority Governor, 6 Co-opted Governors, 2 staff Governors and 2 Parent Governors.


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

Governors can be contacted either by letter or email via the school office from which governing body documents, including agendas, minutes, reports etc are also available.

Email: office@longshawnursery.blackburn.sch.uk or

Telephone: 01254 698832

Longshaw Nursery School

Governing Body

 

Governor responsible for:

Susan Cliffe

(Chair)

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

SEN and Equality Governor

Corinne McMillan

Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

Pupil Premium Governor

Safeguarding Governor

 

Jennifer Eastham

Co-opted Governor

 

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

 

Janet Prowse

Co-opted Governor

 

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

 

Zahir Patel

Co-opted Governor

 

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

LAC Governor

 

Janet Cooper

Local Authority Governor

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

 

Rachel Collins

Staff Governor

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

 

Andrea Batley

 

Staff Governor

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

 

Lisa Brown

Parent Governor

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

 

Vacancy

Parent Governor

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

 

Vacancy

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises Committee

 

 

Chair of Governors

Susan Cliffe


* I am a retired Headteacher of a local primary school where I was in post for 11 years.
* I work as a school adviser for the local authority and Blackburn Diocese.
* I am an inspector for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).
* I have had experience of being a school governor for over 15 years.
* I am a member of a local church.
* I have two daughters one of whom is a teacher.

 

Appointed as a Co-opted Governor

Term of expires: 7/3/22

No business interests

Vice Chair of Governors

Corinne McMillan

An experienced HR professional with twenty years’ experience who has worked for the private and public sector. I started my career within the Security Industry and in 2008 began working with the Council and Schools. Corinne is currently the Head of HR Services at the LA and responsible for the operational delivery of the HR team and oversees all of the teams that provide support and guidance to the Council and Schools.

I wanted to get involved with Longshaw Nursery as I could see the potential of how it can be great place for children in the Community and felt passionate that with some support it can be a success.

 

Appointed as a Co-opted Governor

Term of expires: 7/3/22

Business interests: HR Manager for Local Authority

 

Janet Prowse

I am a recently retired Primary Headteacher withover thirty years experience in Primary Education. I have an MA in Educational Management and am a National Leader of Governance and Chair of St Barnabas and St Paul’s School Blackburn.

I am particularly interested in Nursery education and look forward to working with the Governing body of Longshaw Nursery to ensure that the children there have the very best possible start in their education and are happy, confident learners.

 

Appointed as a Co-opted Governor

Term of expires: 7/3/22

No business interests

 

Zahir Patel

The owner of a chain of private nurseries operating in Blackburn, with over 10 years of experience working and operating in the private sector. Also, a graduate of UCLAN with a degree in Business and Marketing (BA Hons). Has also held several voluntary roles in committees and local community groups, includes sitting on the board of the Children Centre Network advisory board, run by the Local Authority. Joined the Governorship at Longshaw Nursery School to ensure the best possible outcome for the establishment.

Appointed as a Co-opted Governor

Term of expires: 7/3/22

No business interests

 

Janet Cooper

Local Authority Governor

I am a qualified teacher with over twenty five years’ experience of working in Lancashire as a teacher, senior leader and Headteacher. During my time as a Headteacher I worked in two very diverse schools, and had a particular interest in Special Education Needs provision and improving teaching and learning. I currently work for Blackburn with Darwen as a School Effectiveness Officer supporting schools on their improvement journeys.

Being born and bred in Blackburn and attending Longshaw Nursery myself, I have a particular interest in supporting those involved with teaching and learning within the area and supporting the community of Longshaw.

Appointed as a Local Authority Governor

Term of expires: 7/3/22

No business interests

 

Rachel Collins

Staff Governor

I am a qualified teacher with a specification in the Early Years. I completed my three year degree at Northumbria University in 2012. I spent three years working at Co-operative Childcare at Burnley General Hospital, firstly as an Early Years Practitioner in the pre-school room, then as the Deputy Manager. Due to this experience, I have a strong understanding of the EYFS documentation and safeguarding procedures.

I am passionate about providing the best possible start for children through an education that maximises the potential for each and every one of them.

Appointed as a Staff Governor

Term of expires: 7/3/22

No business interests

 

Andrea Batley

Staff Governor

 

Lisa Brown

Parent Governor

I am an enthusiastic, caring person who wishes to become more involved in the nursery school not only as an interest due to my son attending Longshaw Nursery School but for supporting other children who attend. To become involved in any help I can is a pleasure and a credit. To develop such a warm, friendly nursery where for me my son has developed greatly and for that I wish to give back any time I have to yourself to help in this role.

I look forward to progressing my role as Parent Governor for Longshaw Nursery School

 

 

Record of Attendance

Key: 

 x     =   attended meeting

AA   =   apologies accepted

NAN = No apologies received

2018/19

Autumn

Spring Term

Summer Term

Governors

IEB

26/9

IEB

21/11

IEB

13/2

IEB ratified as FGB- 7/3/19

Premises/ Finance/ Curriculum

Premises/ Finance/ Curriculum

FGB

22/4

Andrea Batley

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Susan Cliff

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Corrine Mc Milian

X

X

AA

X

 

 

 

Zahir Patel

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Janet Prowse

AA

X

X

AA

 

 

 

Jennifer Eastham

X

AA

X

X

 

 

 

Janet Cooper

 

 

 

AA

 

 

 

Rachel Collins

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Lisa Brown

 

 

 

AA

 

 

 

 

 

2017/18

Spring

Summer

Governors

IEB

21/3

IEB

23/5

IEB

20/6

IEB

11/7

Lisa Wade

x

x

AA

AA

Susan Cliffe

x

x

x

x

Corrine Mc Milian

x

x

x

x

Zahir Patel

NA

AA

x

x

Jennifer Eastham

x

AA

x

x

Andrea Batley

 

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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