Would you like to be a parent governor? Or to nominate someone to be a parent governor?

The governing board is a group of volunteers who work together to support our schools. Many of us are current or former parents and give our time, skills and experience to support school leaders in delivering the highest levels of education and care to the children whilst balancing the various demands that schools face.
We are looking to co-opt up to 4 new Governors to join the Board and we would welcome expressions of interest from anyone interested in the role. We are particularly keen to hear from people with skills and knowledge in the areas of: Safeguarding; Early Years pedagogy, curriculum and assessment; Finance and data management; and Strategic planning.
If you would like to put yourself forward or would like any further information, please contact me directly via the details below and I will be happy to discuss this with you and answer any questions you might have.
With best wishes for the year ahead,
Sean Delaney - Chair of Governors




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.

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St Thomas Centre Nursery School is federated with 8 other Local Authority Maintained Nursery Schools. The Federation Governing Board can be seen here:


The 9 federation schools are split into smaller clusters, each served by a 'Scrutiny Committee'.

Our cluster Scrutiny Committee covers: St. Thomas Nursery School, Lillian de Lissa Nursery School and Newtown Nursery School.

Yupu Lin - Chair

Stuart Brown - Head Teacher  

David Aldworth - Executive Head Teacher

Sharon Lewis-Executive Head Teacher

Sally Andrews - Safeguarding Governor

Jackie White - Curriculum Governor

Margaret Sullivan - Co-opted

Lorna Rose –SEND Governor


Sally Appadu - Deputy Head Teacher  Lillian de Lissa - Associate non-voting

Lauren Davidson - Deputy Head Teacher St.Thomas Centre- Associate non-Voting

Sarah Roberts - Deputy Head Teacher Newtown - Associate non-voting


Email: Committee Clerk on: dalwinder.lagah@sips.co.uk
Post: A sealed letter can be handed in to any of the school offices to reach the chair of governors.

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