Our vision….

Making a difference. All of our children, all of the time.

You can contact our governors by emailing:

Please find information about our full Governing Body here:   List of Governors & term of office dates

Please read our  Governing Body Strategic Plan 2017 to 2020

Here is the Governor attendance Attendance at meetings 2020 21 & Committee Members 2020 2021

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 – or 0121 675 7578

Our Governors

I 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.
Kerri Treasure – Vice Chair – Currently, I am a stay at home mom to my three children and previously worked at Tesco whilst studying an Access to Law and BTEC business course which I passed with Distinction. This allowed me to gain a place at University where I completed a joint honours degree with 2:1 classification.
A parent governor will play an extremely vital role in assisting the Nursery School fulfil their duty to the children that attend. Due to a parent knowing what they expect/believe children should learn, experience etc. when at Nursery School. It gives a different outlook on how the nursery school may help in specific areas. It also allows input from children which is given in an honest way as they may find it easier to speak to parents or siblings ab
I can bring ‘out the box’ ideas, initiative, reliability, compassion, eagerness, confidence in my views and an understanding approach.out things at Nursery. This will provide their interpretations of Nursery and how they feel and allow us to reflect this in how we conduct certain aspects. 
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.
Carli McCallin – I am a head of school at another Birmingham Nursery School and I have been teaching in the Early Years for ten years. I have previously been a governor in my own school and have experience of the impact and contributions that governors can make to a school. I have a keen interest in Special Educational Needs and Early Years pedagogy and I am passionate about environments which enable children to take a lead and provoke language and problem solving. 
I want to contribute to the life of the school and work with the head and other governors to ensure that Castle Vale Nursery School continues to be outstanding. I would like to support the school to continuously evolve and embrace new approaches and ideas.
I am passionate about SEND, pedagogy and finances within a school environment. I would like to support the school to be innovative and ground breaking in how it operates and be involved in reviewing the curriculum and teaching and learning across the school.
I have recently become a governor at the nursery in February of this year (2019).  I am currently the mainstream Senco at Topcliffe Primary School and have been there for 2 years.  I am also the writing lead for the school and trust.  Previously I worked at Lea Forest Academy for 3 years. I have 2 children aged 10 and 8.  I enjoy being creative with children and designing lessons and schemes of work that are engaging, stimulating and fun.  I am passionate about children feeling part of a family in their school and that parents are instrumental to their children’s learning. As a Governor, I want to share my skills and knowledge in the local area and build relationships between the nursery and Topcliffe to support parents and children with a smooth transition to either my school or other local schools.  I am also keen to build my own knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and provision and share best practice so that all children enjoy an outstanding start to their education. I have been a teacher for 5 years and I am a qualified Senco.   I have previously worked with vulnerable children and their families for 10 years in Warwickshire, Coventry and Castle Vale as a Youth Worker and within the Early Help team.  This involved working with multi-disciplinary teams, schools, medical practitioners, parents/carers and children to improve their circumstances and provide a holistic approach to meeting their needs.  I delivered training to children’s workforce colleagues on child protection, managing difficult meetings, CAF, crucial conversations and information sharing.  I have been part of 2 Ofsted inspections within schools in the last 5 years.  I am also starting a dyslexia course in September to get the AMBDA qualification to be able to diagnose children with dyslexia. 


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