Governors

Appletree’s Governing Body has representatives from all sections of our community. Some are elected by the Local Education Authority (LEA), some are members of the local community and/or its organisations, some are members of staff, and some are parents of children attending the School or Centre. Our Governing Body strives to provide the best education, childcare and family services to the children and families in Lancaster.

As vacancies on our governing body arise, we advertise within the school and on SGOSS, a DfE governor recruitment website.

Our current Governing Body members are:

Jude Thomas, Chair

Christine Branscombe, Head

Lesley Matthews, Staff Governor

Firdauwse Essa, Staff Governor

Andrea Diggle, Staff Governor

Rose Martin, Parent Governor

Laura Matthews, Parent Governor

Suzie Millward-Sampson, Parent Governor

Valerie Pearson, Co-opted Governor

Alison Love, Governor

Elizabeth Gardner, Co-opted Governor

Governors meet at Appletree once a term to discuss the management  of the school. The governing body also has 3 committees which meet once a term. These committees focus on different aspects of the school’s management:

Learning & Development Committee: governors who attend this meeting look at the teaching and learning that goes on in the school

Valerie Pearson – Chair Person

Christine Branscombe

Lesley Matthews

Firdauwse Essa

Andrea Diggle

Rose Martin

Laura Matthews

Alison Love

Susan Millward-Sampson

 

Finance, Buildings, Staffing, Health & Safety  Committee: governors who attend this meeting focus on the financial management of the school, the staffing structure, the maintenance of the building and look at how well the school manages health & safety

Susan Millward Sampson – Chair Person

Jude Thomas

Christine Branscombe

Lesley Matthews

Firdauwse Essa

Rose Martin

Laura Matthews

Elizabeth Gardner

Collaboration Committee: governors who attend this meeting look at how well the federation with Stoneygate Nursery & Children’s Centre in Preston is working.

Jude Thomas

Christine Branscombe

Lesley Matthews

Valerie Pearson

Laura Matthews

More information regarding our governors.

Governing Body Meeting Attendance

Governors can be contacted via the office at Appletree Nursery School – please call us on 01524 64132 or email bursar@appletree.lancs.sch.uk if you would like to arrange to speak to a governor.