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All schools on England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. They meet at least once a term, to set priorities for the school and agree on the long-term plans including the budget. A key role iCommunity Governor

s to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and make sure that the Headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher and staff. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the Governors are involved with such things as setting staffing levels, the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum and the management of the school buildings to ensure the health and safety of children, staff and visitors.

The Governing Body is made up of people from a variety of different backgrounds. The team includes Parent Governors, elected by the parents of children at the school, staff Governors, including the Headteacher, Local Authority appointed Governor and Community Governors. School Governors are volunteers.

Ganneys Meadow Nursery School and Family Centre has a team of dedicated Governors. They meet regularly and attend all training to ensure that Ganneys is a happy and successful school where every child is given the very best possible education and experiences.

What is a Parent Governor?

Parent governors are an important part of our Governing Body. It is an interesting and rewarding role and a wonderful opportunity to have a voice in your child’s education. We welcome and support all new parent governors. Parent governors are elected by parents from our school community as and when vacancies occur. We will advertise when a vacancy occurs; in order to stand for election prospective parent governors need to be nominated by another parent.

If you need any additional information, the following document may be useful:

Chair of Governors
Anne McMullan (No business or financial interests)

Vice Chair of Governors
Roy Wood (No business or financial interests) Chair of Governors at Hillside Primary

Community Governor
Alison Cretney (No business or financial interests) Governor at Woodchurch CE Primary School

Chair of Finance Committee
Jackie Grannell (Managing Director of Bryn Oka Consulting)

Chair of Teaching, Learning and Community Committee
Alison Cretney

Headteacher Governor
Kathryn Kennedy (No business or financial interests)

Staff Governor
Vicki Gibson (No business or financial interests)

Parent Governor
Rebecca Wellman (No business or financial interests)
Lucy O’Halloran (No business or financial interests)

Safeguarding and SEND Governor
Anne McMullan (No business or financial interests)

Contacting Governors

If you would like to contact any of our Governors please send a letter for their attention via the School Office

Parents are asked to put their requests or complaints in writing to the Governing Body: most Governors are not based in School and generally only meet formally once each term


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