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Wyndham Park Nursery School

Governors

The Governing Body of the Lincolnshire Maintained Nursery School Federation (LMNSF) meets each term either as a full board or as a committee.  At meetings an agenda is followed which involves feedback about how the school is progressing against the School Development Plan targets.

Governors also hear and question reports on how the school is supporting specific groups of pupils.  It is also the role of governors to oversee the financial management of the school and the safeguarding of all pupils. If you wish to read the minutes, please contact the Clerk to Governors via the nursery school.

The Instrument of Government (Updated in October 2023 due to the Federation of Gainsborough Nursery School and Wyndham Park Nursery School to create LMNSF) states that the Governing Body shall consist of 11 Governors as follows:

2 Parent Governors  /  1 Headteacher  /  1 Staff  /  1 Local Authority  /  6 Co-opted Governors

The Governing Body have not appointed any Associate Governors for the Academic Year 2023-24

 The Governing Body appointed 2 committees and 1 Review Panel – other appeals committees will be appointed as and when required:

Finance, Premises and Personnel - Meets twice a year, the main functions of this committee are to consider and monitor the school budget, the buildings meet the statutory requirements and staffing including well-being.

Pay – Meets as necessary to review whole school pay decisions prior to reporting in fact to FGB

Heads Performance Management Panel – Meets once yearly and makes a recommendation to Pay Committee regarding Headteacher’s Pay decision.

The Full Governing Body ratifies decisions following recommendation from the committees/panel above (unless otherwise stated in School Policy/Terms of Reference), and all minutes are available in the school office, with the exception of confidential minutes.

Governing Body 2023/24

Chair of Governors

(LA Governor)

Dr Rachael Sharpe has a PhD in Science Education, a BSc (Hons) in Education Studies and Science and is a qualified secondary school physics teacher. Rachael works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln and works on research projects to improve attainment and attitudes towards science in secondary schools. Rachael is keen to support children from all backgrounds to develop and excel in learning. This is Rachael’s second Governor post. 
Vice Chair of Governors
(Co-Opted Governor)
 
Head Teacher Laura Cook is Head Teacher at Wyndham Park Nursery School, GAinsborough Nursery School and Kingsdown Nursery School.  She joined the school as Head in September 2014.  Before this she worked in a large primary school and an infant school in Lincoln. Laura was a Local Leader of Education (LLE) for LEARN teaching school and was an Early Years Ofsted Inspector until September 2021.
Staff Governor Aga Marchewka
Co-Opted Governor Lorraine Lynch  is keen to help the Nursery school any way she can. She works at Marks & Spencer, where she is the stores Fire Health & Safety Officer. In her role she ensures a safe environment for staff and customers and she brings this expertise to our Nursery. Lorraine also has 10 years’ experience of working with 5 – 16 year old girls within the Guiding Association, 7 of those were of a District Commissioner responsible for up to 200 young girls and leaders. 

Co-Opted

Governor

Jason Leeks was co-opted to the School’s Governing Board in November 2020 and has responsibility for supporting and helping development of Wyndham’s financial and sustainability planning.  Jason is an Executive Director for an Agency of the Ministry of Defence and brings over 25 years experience of developing and delivering successful strategic plans to the role and is very keen to champion the vital role of Maintained Nursery Schools in Lincolnshire in ensuring outstanding Early Years education provision, especially WPNS!
Co-Opted Governor Vicky Chapman is an Assistant Headteacher at Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship, Ambergate Sports College. Vicky has a (BA Hons) Primary Education with QTS degree, and is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for LEARN teaching school. Vicky is able to support Wyndham Park Nursery School by sharing her experience and expertise of SEND and education. 
Parent Governor Sadie Priestley
Parent Governor  Aaron Smith is an Avionics technician in the RAF. He is currently carrying out training for new technicians, providing practical and theoretical training on aircraft. Aaron joined the School's Governing Board in October 2023 as a Parent Governor, and is on the Finance, Premises and Personnel committee. His eldest son attended Wyndham Park Nursery School last year and his youngest will be joining soon! 

Co-Opted

Governor

 Tim Elwess                   

Co-Opted

Governor

Tracey Burnett
Co-Opted Governor Lucy Bradley

Wyndham Park Nursery School Governing Body

Register of Interests and Attendance Details for Academic Year 2022-23

 

 Name

Category

Appointed By

Date First Appointed

Current Term of

Office Details

Business

Interest

Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives

Governor Roles in other settings

Governor Role

FGB Meetings Attendance

Governor Committee

 

Committee Meeting Attendance

Start Date

End Date (ToE) / Resigned (R)

HPM

PAY

Mrs Helen Boott

Parent

Parents

02/03/20

02/03/20

01/09/2022

 

 

Mrs Lucy Bradley

Staff

Staff

02/10/20

02/10/20

1/10/24

Employee

None

None

Pupil/Staff Voice

10 of 10

 

 

 

Miss Vicky Chapman

Co-opted

Board

16/01/19

16/01/19

16/01/23

15/01/23

15/01/27

Employed at CIT

None

None

Vice Chair of Governors

SEND

9 of 10

Pay

HPM

1 of 1

2 of 2

Mrs Laura Cook

 

HT

Ex-officio

01/09/14

01/09/14

 

OFSTED Inspector

LLE for CIT

None

Poplar Farm Primary School

 

10 of 10

 

 

 

Mrs Emma Jameson

Parent

Parents

02/03/20

02/03/20

01/03/24

None

None

Great Gonerby St Sebastian’s

CP & Safeguarding

Online Safety

 

Community / Parent Voice

10 of 10

Pay

HTPM (Reserve)

 

2 of 2

Mr Jason Leeks

 

Co-opted

Board

25/11/20

25/11/20

24/11/24

None

None

None

Finance

9 of 10

 

 

 

Mrs Lorraine Lynch

 

Co-opted

Board

26/03/18

26/03/22

25/03/26

None

None

None

Health & Safety

4 of 10

Pay

HTPM

1 of 1

2 of 2

 

Mrs Agnieszka Marchewka

 

Co-opted

Board

17/03/17

11/05/20

10/05/24

Employee

None

None

Pupil Premium

9 of 10

 

 

 

Dr Rachael Sharpe

 

LA

LA

Board

20/03/17

20/03/21

19/03/25

Employed by University of Lincoln

None

CIT Academy Trust

St Hugh's School

External appraiser

Chair of Governors

Curriculum Assurance

Early Years

Vulnerable Children

9 of 10

HPM

1 of 1

 

 

Parent

VACANCY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governing Body have not appointed any Associate Governors for the Academic Year 2022--23

 The Governing Body appointed 1 committee and 1 Review Panel for the academic year 2022-23 – other appeals committees will be appointed as and when required:

Pay Committee – Meets as necessary to review whole school pay decisions prior to reporting in fact to FGB

Heads Performance Management Panel – Meets once yearly and makes a recommendation to Pay Committee regarding Headteacher’s Pay decision.

 

The Full Governing Body ratifies decisions following recommendation from the committees/panel above (unless otherwise stated in School Policy/Terms of Reference), and all minutes are available in the school office, with the exception of confidential minutes.