Reddish Vale Nursery School

Reddish Vale Road, Stockport, Cheshire, SK5 7EU

0161 480 6713

Governing board


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 meetings each term to discuss the Curriculum, Finance and Health and Safety matters. The Governing Board consists of the co-headteachers, representatives from the Staff Team, parents, members of the community and Local Authority. Your views are vitally important in helping to shape and develop the Nursery. We have parent representatives join the board. 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.


Meet the Governors


Alison - Chair of Governors 




Leah Hadfield - Co-Headteacher

As co-headteacher at Reddish Vale Nursery School, I attend the Teaching and Learning and Full Governing Board meetings. Katie and I work closely with the governing board to drive improvement for the school, particularly focussing on areas on the School Development Plan. On the Teaching and Learning board, my role is to inform the governors of the incredible teaching and learning taking place and the progress all children are making to become successful learners. I am passionate on ensuring every child has an exciting and memorable start to their school journey. It always makes me smile seeing the children skip into Nursery every morning, excited for what the day will bring! 

Katie Bennett - Co-Headteacher

Claire Scott - Staff Governor / SENDCO

Elaine Griffiths - Business Manager

Janet Mobbs

I retired from teaching in 2017 and was elected as a councillor for Reddish South in 2019.  Education is important to me, and I believe that high-quality early years provision is an excellent foundation for children starting their education.  I am a governor because I want to use my experience to benefit children by ensuring the Reddish Vale Nursery continues to provide them with opportunities to thrive.  I am the Safeguarding governor because I believe that children must feel happy, safe and secure in order to make best use of the learning opportunities offered to them.

Nicky - Parent Governor

As a parent of two children, one who currently attends RVNS and has done since she was 2 years old. I am passionate about supporting the setting in providing the best outcomes for the children. I have lots of skills and experience in the early years including Qualified Teacher Status, and I am very passionate about outdoor learning. I am a Level 3 Forest School leader. I offer my skills and experience to support the staff team so that we can act in the best interests of the children. I am very passionate about developing a strong partnership between parents and setting.


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.

Committee details can be found by clicking here.

Attendance at Governing board meetings for is detailed by clicking the following links:

Governor attendance 2020-2021

Governor attendance 2021-2022


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.


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