Making a difference. All of our children, all of the time.
You can contact our governors by emailing: email@example.com
Please find information about our full Governing Body here: List of Governors & term of office dates May 2019
Please read our Governing Body Strategic Plan 2017 to 2020
Here is the Governor attendance Attendance at meetings 2018 19
The Governing Body Business Interests can also be found here: Summary of Business Interests
Meeting Minutes and Head Teachers Reports can be found below if you scroll down. Copies of our policies can be found on the Policies Page.
If you would like any other information, please contact the Nursery School.
Our GovernorsI am a father of 3, 2 sons aged 18 and 12 and a daughter aged 16. I am an Accountant for the Community Education Partnership, a multi-academy trust which includes Topcliffe School. Before this, I worked for Birmingham City Council and was part of the working group that implemented the current funding formula for nursery schools and all providers of early years education. I have previously been a Governor at a Junior School in Birmingham. I have chosen to be a governor in order to help support the valuable work that is being undertaken by the staff at Castle Vale Nursery School in accelerating the learning of the children which gives them a good start in their educational development. I do feel that my experience of being a school governor, coupled with my background in finance, and in particular school funding, will help me support school leaders meet the upcoming challenges they will face, especially in dealing with national funding changes and the implications this will have for sustainable nursery school provision. I am the Head Teacher of the school. I chose to work on Castle Vale after I met the wonderful children. They still amaze me every day. I love working with the children and families and strive to make their time with us the best it can be so the children can achieve. Before working here I taught in Walsall. I believe that I can advise the governors well and respond to their challenge as we work together in our plans to make the school and children’s centre even better. I feel that we have a really strong governing body at the moment and that all the governors have the skills and will to provide the best education and care for our children.
I am a mother of two amazing children. I have always enjoyed helping and volunteering with children. I was helping after school groups before I had my own children. I have lived on Castle Vale all my life. I attended Castle Vale Nursery School, Topcliffe Primary and then Castle Vale Comprehensive whilst also attending youth groups on the estate. I am therefore proud to be a part of helping set up a good start for more children on Castle Vale and this is why I have been a Governor of the Nursery School for over 5 years. I started as a parent governor as I was interested in helping and supporting a good setting for my son. As I learned about the passion and love the nursery has for children and families, I got more involved and was voted in as the Chair of Governors as I share the same ethos and values for our children. I have experienced the Nursery School as a child and parent and therefore feel I can contribute to the challenge and on-going improvement of the school. I have put a lot of time into learning my role as a governor and as chair and will continue to develop and improve my knowledge and skills to help maintain what a great nursery school this is.