Governing Body and Partnership Board

Governing Body

The Governing Body meet twice a term to discuss issues relevant to the management of the Nursery. Governors are elected to serve for 4 years. Parents can contact Governors via the school office in the first instance. Our Governors are a group of people from different backgrounds with a common desire to take an active role in the life of the Centre. They encourage new ideas, support staff training and act as critical friends. A Governing Body is designed to reflect the community in which the school is situated, many of our Governors live near Bushy Leaze and all have strong links with the Centre for one reason or another. If you are interested in becoming a Governor or would like to know more about the role, please ask.


Karen Cunningham (Chair) Chair Co-opted 09/03/2015 - 08/03/2019
Ann Foulkes Co-opted 01/06/2015 - 31/05/2019
Vacancy Co-opted 13/05/13 - 12/05/17
Monika Hadfield Authority 14/03/2013 - 13/03/2017
Vacancy Co-opted 23/03/13 - 22/03/17
Jill Worth Parent 20/11/2015 - 19/11/2019
Darren Hiscutt Co-opted 09/03/2015 - 08/03/2019
Mark Blythe Parent 21/09/2015 - 20/09/2019
Lucy Allen Vice Chair Co-opted 20/11/2015 - 19/11/2019
Anne Davies Co-opted 09/03/2015 - 08/03/2019
Wendy Taylor Staff 30/09/2013 - 29/09/2017
Patti Snook Headteacher


Clerk to the Governors: Louisa Lawrence

Partnership Board

The Children’s Centre Partnership Board is made up of one third parents, one third members of the community and one third practitioners who work in, or deliver services for, the Children’s Centre.  Their role is to support the Children’s Centre Leader in putting together the Service Delivery Plan to meet local needs and support families in the community.  They also represent the local community when gathering information or feedback about services.  The Board meets four times per year.  In additional the Parents’ Forum and the Practitioners’ Forum both meet 4 times per year and they elect members to the Partnership Board.  The term of office is three years.


Ann Blackman Children's Centre Leader
Jill Worth (Chair) Provider representing the Governing Body
Beth Dye Parent
Vacancy Parent
Ben Holehouse Parent
Carolin Emery Practitioner
Clare Allen Practitioner
Vacancy Practitioner
Vacancy Community
Anne Davies Community
Barbara Langham Community
Vacancy Community

Minutes of meetings for both the Governing Body and the Partnership Board are available from Reception along with more information about their role.