Hedon Nursery School

“Where children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”

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Hedon Nursery School

“Where children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”

Governors' Information

Welcome to our Governors' section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.


All Governors are appointed on a 4 year term by existing governors at governor meetings.


Governing Body Structure / Members

Local Authority Representatives

Mrs Julie Dervey- term from 26/11/2021 to 25/11/2025 - Responsibilities -  Safeguarding, SEND, Fundraising


Community Representatives - Co-opted Governors 

Ms Victoria Wood - term from 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2025 - Responsibilities - Chair, Progress and Standards, Curriculum

Mrs Kathryn Norris - term from 22/03/2018 to 22/03/2026 Responsibilities - Vice Chair, Finance.

Mrs Kim Dallimore - term from 18/10/2021 to 17/10/2025 - Responsibilities - Early Years Pupil Premium, Finance, Progress and Standards, Staff Wellbeing 

Cllr Sarah Rommell - term from 20/03/2019 to 19/03/2027 Responsibilities - SEND


Mrs Saffie Carlill - term from 02/2022 to 02/2026 Responsibilities - Curriculum, Pupil, Community Cohesion.

Mrs Paula Townsend - term from 02/02/2022 to 01/02/2026 Responsibilities - Community Cohesion, Health and Safety/Physical Safeguarding, Safeguarding



Parent Governors

Mrs Lucinda Wright - term from 08/06/2022 to 07/06/2026 Responsibilities  - H & S, Physical Safeguarding 



Mrs Jane Armitage term from 26/06/2019 to 26/06/2027  - Deputy Head - Responsibilities - Early Years Pupil Premium 


Staff Voting Head

Mrs Claire White 


Associate Members  (and details of voting rights on committees)

No current associate members 



Past Governors

Mrs Katy Smith - term from 08/06/2022 to 27/01/2023 - Parent

Hannah Fincham  - term from 30/09/2019 to 02/12/2022 - Parent

Sue Pulko - term from 04/03/2021 - 04/01/2022 - Co-opted

Mrs Helen Wilson - term from 30/09/2019 to 29/09/2023

Mrs Ann Norris - term from 15/11/2018 to 24/07/2023 Responsibilities - Health and Safety/Physical Safeguarding, Pupil

Register of Governor Interests

The following Governors of Hornsea Nursery School have declared an interest:


Kim Dallimore - Staff Governor at Hornsea Nursery School.

Claire White - Headteacher Governor at Beverley Manor, Bridlington and Hornsea Nursery Schools.


Register of Governor material interests arising from relationships between governors or between governors and school staff

No material interests declared 2022/2023

Finance, Premises and Resources

  • Membership of the committee will be no fewer than 3 governors, plus the Headteacher.
  • The quorum for each meeting shall be 3 governors.
  • The committee is to meet termly (3 times per year) and otherwise as required, using the terms of reference as a guide to agenda setting.
  • The committee is to report to each meeting of the full governing body.


Terms of Reference:

  • To review & approve the annual budget and Finance Governor to approve budget on Orovia online system;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the budget allocated to the school to achieve value for money;
  • Preparation and presentation of an annual budget to the full governing body for approval;
  • To report to the Governing Body regularly on budgetary performance as the year progresses;
  • To make expenditure/virement decisions up to an agreed limit £10,000, and review expenditure decisions made by the Headteacher with regard to virement limits.
  • To undertake a detailed budget monitoring role on behalf of the full Governing Body including: -
  • Monitoring of school fund annually;
  • Consider the self-assessment under the Schools Financial Value Standard as an annual item;
  • Reviewing staff pay and conditions;
  • Agreeing procedures for staff conduct and discipline;
  • Setting priorities for improvement and monitoring and evaluating the impact of improvement plans which relate to the committee's area of operation;
  • Developing and reviewing policies identified within the school's policy review programme and in accordance with its delegated powers;
  • Agree the level of financial delegation to the Headteacher;
  • Ensure that the principles of `best value' are adhered to;
  • Review, monitor and evaluate the annual maintenance programme;
  • Project manage maintenance, repairs and redecoration within the budget allocation;
  • Recommend an appropriate staffing structure to the full governing body for approval;
  • Recruit, select and appoint staff;
  • To ensure, as far as is practical, that Health and Safety issues are appropriately prioritised;
  • To ensure that the school operates within the Financial Regulations of the Scheme for Financing Schools and the Finance Manual;
  • To consider any appeal against a decision on pay grading or pay awards;
  • That the Head teacher be delegated authority to incur expenditure and/or make a virement of funds from one cost centre to another within the school budget up to an amount of £10.000, any expenditure or virement above this amount requires the authority of the Finance and Premises Committee;
  • Secure the effective implementation of performance management procedures and related policies;
  • To keep under review staff work/life balance, working conditions and well-being, including the monitoring of absence;
  • To report to the Governing Body about any training opportunities for staff and governors;
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of partnerships in securing improved pupil outcomes;
  • To draft and keep under review the staffing structure in consultation with the Headteacher;
  • To make recommendations in respect of awards for the successful meeting of targets set for relevant members of staff only;
  • To provide guidance to the full governing body for the following, which cannot be delegated:
  • Appointment of Headteacher, and Deputy headteacher;
  • Approval of the staffing structure for the school;
  • Approve S.F.A;
  • Approve auditor for S.F.A.


Performance Review Committee

This group’s quorum is 2 governors, Chair plus one other, who must be members of the committee. Vice Chair to deputise in the absence of the Chair.

Terms of Reference:

  • To arrange to meet with the External Adviser to discuss the Head teacher’s performance targets;
  • To decide, with the support of the External Adviser, whether the targets have been met and to set new targets annually;
  • To monitor through the year the performance of the Head teacher against the targets;
  • To make recommendations in respect of awards for the successful meeting of targets set.


Children and Curriculum Committee

Terms of Reference:

  • To consider and advise the Governing body on standards and other matters relating to the school’s curriculum, including statutory requirements, School Curriculum Policies and Children’s progress;
  • To consider curricular issues which have implications for Finance and Personnel decisions and to make recommendations to the relevant committees or the Governing Body;
  • To review the school Positive Behaviour & Anti Bullying Policy, and make recommendations on changes to the Full Governing Body;
  • Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of staff and pupils;
  • Promoting community cohesion and inclusive practice relating to race, gender and disability equality;
  • To systematically gather the views of stakeholders and report on these, in order that outcomes are effectively used to inform planning;
  • To agree annual attendance targets and monitor progress towards achieving these;
  • Monitoring and evaluating rates of progress and standards of achievement by pupils, including any underachieving groups;
  • Ensuring that the curriculum is balanced, broadly based, meets the needs of all pupils and complies with statutory requirements

To accept full delegated responsibilities for the discharge of the following duties:

Monitor and evaluate:

  • the effectiveness of leadership and management;
  • the impact of quality of teaching on rates of pupil progress and standards of achievement;
  • the impact of continuing professional development on improving staff performance;
  • the effectiveness of provision for children with special educational needs;
  • the quality of the curriculum in securing high standards of achievement;
  • the impact of any actions or interventions taken to address differential standards of achievement or rates of progress within groups of pupils (e.g. SEN, gender, potential pupil premium children, EAL, LAC etc);
  • Identify and celebrate pupil achievement.