Our Governing Board works hard to ensure that children receive the best possible education and care.  The Governing Board also helps with planning for the future.

The Governing Board consists of:
  • Head teacher and representatives from the Staff Team
  • Parents
  • The Community
  • Local Authority.

The Governing Board meets each term to discuss the Curriculum, the Budget and Health and Safety matters.

Further information about the membership, role and remit of the Governing Board can be found by visiting our Nursery,  in the Nursery Reception Area or by clicking HERE  –   Governing Board

Parent representative.

Your views are vitally important in helping to, shape and develop services.  The Nursery has a Governing Board at which parent representatives are able to put forward the views of parents.  The normal term of office is four years. Parents of children attending the Nursery are eligible to stand for election to the Governing Board and to vote in these elections.

Open Government.

The Nursery has a policy of Open Government. Details of this policy and other policies and procedures can be made available for you. Please ask for further details.


Should you have any concerns or complaints about services delivered at the Nursery, you are advised that there is an official complaints procedure.

In the first instance complaints should be addressed to the Headteacher. Depending on the nature of the complaint you will be advised of the appropriate channels for further action.

Further details are available  in our Complaints Procedure that can be found in the POLICIES page of this website.


Attendance at Governing board meetings for 2015-16 is detailed below:

Register of Declared Interests of Governors Including Governor Details and Register of interests (The Governing Body was reconstituted on 17.06.15 to meet the requirements under the 2012 regulations.)

FGB: Full governing body   R: Resources / Finance sub-committee   T&L: Teaching and Learning sub committee

Reddish Vale Nursery School – Meeting Attendance
Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent
    Teaching & Learning Committee Resources Committee Governing Board Meeting Teaching & Learning Resources Committee Governing Board Meeting Teaching & Learning Resources Committee Governing Board Meeting
Governor Governor Type 12 Oct 2016 02 Nov 2016 30 Nov 2016 25 Jan 2017 15 Feb 2017 29 Mar 2017 26 Apr 2017 24 May 2017 12 Jul 2017
Linda Appleton Co-Opted N Y N Y Y N
Katie Bennett Headteacher Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Emma Buckley Authority Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Bernard Goodby Co-Opted N NS N N N N
Elaine Griffiths Co-Opted Y Y Y Y Y Y
Peggy Hall Co-Opted Y Y N N N Y N Y Y
Angelina Murphy Parent NS N Y N N N N Y
Amanda Nagle Parent N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
Sandy Palmer Co-Opted Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Joanne Zborowski Staff Y Y Y Y Y Y

The statutory guidance re-issued in August 2015 states that the governing Body should publish this register in the interests of transparency. (The Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools. Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools and Local Authorities in England. Aug 2015)


Staff Governor: Teaching and support staff who, at the time of election, are employed by either the governing body or the local authority to work at the school under a contract of employment, are eligible to be staff governors. Staff governors are elected by the school staff. They cease to hold office when they cease to work at the school.


Parent Governor: Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. Any parent, or carer, of a registered pupil at the school at the time of election is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor. Parent governors may continue to hold office until the end of their term of office even if their child leaves the school.


Foundation Governor: Foundation governors are either appointed or take the role by virtue of an office (Ex Officio) that they hold. They may be appointed by the school’s founding body such as a church or other organisation for the purpose of securing that the school’s character (including religious character where it has one) is preserved and developed; and

  • that the school is conducted in accordance with the foundation’s governing documents.


LA Governor: Local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body.

Co-opted Governor: Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body. They are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Associate Members: Associate members are appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committee. They may also attend full governing body meetings. They are not governors and therefore do not have a vote in governing body decisions, but may be given a vote on decision made by committees to which they are appointed.