If your child is unable to attend nursery due to sickness, holiday or any other reason please remember to inform a member of staff. Thank you.

Governors

About Hindley 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. 

Chair Person

Name

Role

Hilary Wilford

Chair of Governing Body

Governing Body Composition

Type of Governor

No.

Co-opted

5

Headteacher

1

Local Authority

1

Parent

2

Staff

1

Associate Members

0

Name of Governor 

Type of  
Governor 

Date of  
Appointment 

Current Term of 
Office 

Date of resignation  
(if within 12 mths) 

Appointing Body 

Hilary Wilford 

Co-opted 
Chair 

26.09.16 

26.09.20 to 25.09.24 

Governing Body 

Cath Ardern  

Co-opted 
Vice-Chair 

21.04.14 

20.01.18 to 19.01.22 

Governing Body 

Rachel Lewis 

Headteacher 

01.01.09 

01.01.09 to present

N/A 

Suzanne Payne 

Co-opted 

26.09.13 

26.09.17 to 25.09.22 

Governing Body 

Nicola McDonagh 

Co-opted 

01.04.19

01.04.19 to 30.03.23 

Governing Body 

Jo Robinson 

Co-opted 

20.11.07 

18.05.20 to 17.05.24 

Governing Body 

Sam Pemberton 

Staff  

29.03.21 

29.03.21 to 28.03.25 

Elected by staff 

Sue Vickers 

Local Authority 

30.11.20 

30.11.20 to 29.11.24 

Nominated by council and appointed by Governing Body 

Vacancy

Parent  

Elected by parents 

Vacancy 

Parent  

Elected by parents 

Specific Responsibilities / Lead Roles

Responsibility 

Name 

Child Protection / Safeguarding 

Suzanne Payne 

Curriculum & Learning 

Nicola McDonagh 

SEND

Suzanne Payne 

Pupil Premium 

Cath Ardern 

Health & Safety  

Jo Robinson 

Well-being 

Hilary Wilford 

Website 

Hilary Wilford 

Committee Structure

Pay Committee

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

Membership

  • Suzanne Payne 
  • Hilary Wilford
     

Ad-hoc committees:

  • Staff disciplinary 
  • Pupil Discipline 
  • Complaints 
  • Appeals 

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

Name 

Details of Pecuniary Interest 

Details of Personal Interest  

Hilary Wilford 

Nil 

Nil 

Cath Ardern 

Headteacher at Douglas Valley Nursery School  

Nil 

Rachel Lewis 

Headteacher at Hindley Nursery School and Alexandra Nursery School 

Nil 

Suzanne Payne 

Nil 

Nil 

Nicola McDonagh 

Headteacher at Alexandra Nursery School  

Nil 

Jo Robinson 

Start Well manager 

Nil 

Sam Pemberton 

Staff member at Hindley Nursery School  

Nil 

Sue Vickers 

Nil 

Nil 

Attendance Record

Rolling 12 months of attendance information displayed:

Name of Governor 

02.12.19 

04.05.20 

06.07.20 

21.09.20 

30.10.20 

29.03.21 

12.07.21 

22.11.21 

14.03.22

Hilary 

Y

Cath 

Y

Rachel 

Y

Suzanne 

Y

Nicola 

N

Jo 

N

Y

Sam 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Sue 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N

Parent vacancy 

Parent vacancy 

Curriculum

Physical Development

w

Language Development

j

Literacy

P

Mathematics

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What Our Familes Say About Us

The teachers are very good at communicating not only with the children but also the parents.

Children of a young age develop in certain ways and the nursery teachers are very good at helping parents understand that development, so that playing and learning with your child at home is easier.

Teachers are very good at forming relationships with children and working with them to get the best out of their time at school.