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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

This page will be updated with the new committee structure after the First Full Governing Body Meeting in November 2023

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. We keep a record of attendance at meetings which are kept in the School Governors File in the School Office. Governors may be part of either or both committees  (Resources or Curriculum). Meetings are held after school in the Nursery Classroom or via Teams online video calling as appropriate.


New Governors

We are looking for a new parent Governor for September 2023 please contact Angela on or telephone 01282 614636 if you would like more information. The dates for the meetings for this academic year are below.


Name of GovernorTypeDate AppointedEnd Date
Angela TowersHeadteacher6/06/202031/08/2024
Miss Hilary ClarksonLocal authority11/01/202210/01/2026
Mrs Nicola MorvilleStaff Member16/09/201715/09/2025
Mrs Fatima AfzalCommunity 21/03/202320/03/2027
Miss Jan HolmesCommunity1/12/202030/11/2024
Mrs Tazleem KauserResigned 18/09/2023


Governors Attendance

Governor attendance at Meetings 2023-2024

Curriculum-C          Apologies - A

Resources and Finance -R

Full Governors - FG  Not Required - NR

18th Sept


18th Sept


28th Nov



Mrs Angela Towers 


Mrs Tasleem Kausar ( Chair of Governors)xxRetired
Miss Hilary Clarkson ( Acting Chair from 18/09/2023)xx       
Mr Kashif KhalidAA       
Ms Jan HolmesxxA      

Mrs Nicola Morville 


Mrs Fatima AfzalAA       

Gerard Keane

Clerk to Governors


Vicki Huddi

LCC Finance Officer



report sent

Mrs Farah Hussain ( Observer)NRNR       
Mr Jonathon Watson (Observer)NRNR       



Governing Body Changes 2023-24

We would like to thank our retiring Chair of Governors, Tazleem Kauser, who has served on our Governing Board for many years. Thank you for making a difference to our Woodfield families we wish her the very best for the future. 


We have two new prospective Governors this year who will hopefully be joining us and would like to welcome Mrs Farah Hussain and Mr Jonathon Watson. 


At Woodfield our Governing Body is committed to training to ensure that they have the ability to challenge and support the Headteacher and School to be the best they can be. Future training will focus on finance, curriculum and safeguarding.


Performance Management Committee


H. Clarkson, K Kahalid and Mrs Rachel Clemments ( School Advisor)


Nominated Governors - 

LASGB- H. Clarkson                                                                      Attendance - N.Morville

SEND - H Clarkson

PREVENT - Chair of Governors

Staff Well Being - Chair of Governors

Educational Visits- Chair of Governors

Safeguarding and Child Protection- Chair of Governors

Link Governor- K Khalid

School Improvement for 2023-2024 are:-

- Phonics

- Subject Leadership

- Parental Engagement


Pay Committee

 H. Clarkson, J.Holmes, K Khalid


Declarations of Interest

All Governors have completed their declaration of interests for 2022-23 A skills audit hwill be completed and will be collated by H.Clarkson. This will be reviewed in Autumn Term 2023. 

Angela Towers - Governor at Walton Lane Nursery School

Nicola Morville is married to Site Supervisor, Mark Morville

Jan Holmes - Headteacher and Governor of Walton Lane Nursery School

                 - Trustee of Early Education

                 - Trustee for Pendle Education

                 - Director of The Rocking Horse Club



Governors at Woodfield Nursery School have completed Strive and Thrive : A happy and well school community training with Ruth Thompson.

Governors have also had training on Safeguarding responsibilities

As a School Governing Body we recognise the importance of well-being in our school. We want the best for the children at Woodfield Nursery School and know that if our staff are well and feel supported this will lead to better quality education for your child.