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. Federation will bring a better opportunity to secure strong, strategic leadership. Bringing all schools under one leadership structure to ensure that the best practice from each school can be applied to all. There is now a growing body of evidence nationally that Federations are successful and have led to improved outcomes for children and better professional opportunities for staff. 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 are:
Sean Delaney – Chair – Operations manager at CREC
David Aldworth – Executive Head Teacher – Allens Croft NS, Jakeman NS and Shenley Fields NS
Yvonne James – Executive Head Teacher – Selly Oak NS, Weoley Castle NS and Kings Norton NS
Lesley Harris – Executive Head Teacher – Selly Oak NS, Weoley Castle NS and Kings Norton NS
Mandy Cryan – Executive Head Teacher – Lillian de Lissa NS, St Thomas Centre NS and Newtown NS
Sue Bennett – Executive Head Teacher – Lillian de Lissa NS, St Thomas Centre NS and Newtown NS
Sharon Lewis – Executive Head Teacher – Highfield NS, Adderley NS and Gracelands NS
Vanessa Frank – Executive Head Teacher – Highfield NS, Adderley NS and Gracelands NS
Sue Sidaway – Co-opted Governor -Vice Chair
Gemma Weston – Parent Governor
John Ritson – LA Governor
Katherine Taylor – Staff Governor
Sally Andrews – Co-opted Governor – Safeguarding Responsibility
Yasmin Akhtar – Co-opted Governor
Linda Pain – Co-opted Governor
John Taylor – Co-opted Governor
Michelle Howles – Co-opted Governor
Natalie Evans – Co-opted Governor
Kenneth Lewis – Co-opted Governor
Lorna Rose – Co-opted Governor- SEND Responsibility
Christine Pascal – Co-opted Governor
Margaret O’Sullivan – Co-opted Governor
Nadeem Shabir – Co-opted Governor
Jade Fawns – Co-opted Governor
Sarah Fallows – Co-opted Governor
Carl Finn – Co-opted Governor
Yupu Lin – Co-opted Governor
Clare Rae – Co-opted Governor
Jessica Mattocks – Co-opted 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.