The governing board oversees all decisions made about the running of the school. They support the head teacher in making the most appropriate choices regarding Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Management and School Finances.
Governing boards have a strong focus on four core strategic functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
- Ensuring Safeguarding policies are adhered to and reviewed regularly.
On 1st September 2018 Lillian deLissa Nursery School federated with 11 other Local Authority Maintained Nursery Schools. The 12 schools are clustered into 4 smaller groups, each served by a ‘Local Committee’. These groups are:
-Allens Croft NS, Shenley Fields NS & Jakeman NS
-Kings Norton NS, Selly Oak NS & Weoley Castle
-Lillian de Lissa NS, St Thomas Centre NS & Newtown NS
-Adderley NS, Gracelands NS & Highfield NS
The people you see below are on our local board which includes: Lillian de Lissa Nursery School, St. Thomas Nursery School and Newtown Nursery School.
Our federation elected governors to date during this time of transition (parents and staff elections pending) are:
Sean Delaney – Operations manager at CREC – Chair
Laura Brodie – Head Teacher – Allens Croft NS
David Aldworth – Executive Head Teacher – Jakeman NS and Shenley Fields NS
Maureen McGillicuddy – Head Teacher – Kings Norton NS
Yvonne James – Head Teacher – Selly Oak NS
Lesley Harris – Head Teacher – Weoley Castle NS
Mandy Cryan – Head Teacher – Lillian de Lissa NS
Sue Bennett – Head Teacher – St Thomas Centre NS
Claire Twigg – Acting Head Teacher – Newtown NS
Sharon Lewis – Head Teacher – Highfield NS & Interim Head Teacher at Adderley NS
Vanessa Frank – Head Teacher – Gracelands NS
Gemma Weston – Parent Governor
John Ritson – LA Governor
Katherine Taylor – Staff Governor
Sue Sidaway – Coopted Governor
Sally Andrews – FGB Safeguarding Governor
Yasmin Akhtar – Coopted Governor
Linda Pain – Coopted Governor
John Taylor – Coopted Governor
Michelle Howles – Coopted Governor
Natalie Evans – Coopted Governor
Kenneth Lewis – Coopted Governor
Lorna Rose – Coopted Governor
Christine Pascal – Coopted Governor
Margaret O’Sullivan – Coopted Governor
Sabina Onakoya – Coopted Governor
Prinita Sharma – Coopted Governor
Nicola Brennan – Coopted Governor
Rhian Thompson – Clerk – SIPS Education
Our Governor Business Interests Table will be repopulated once the new Governing Board has been finalised and this information has been made available by our clerk.
You can contact the governors at any time.
Email: You can contact the Clerk to the Birmingham Federation of Maintained Nursery Schools on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post: A sealed letter can be handed to the Federation Chair of Governors, Mr Sean Delaney via the school office.