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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 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 2021 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.


Governors Attendance

Governor attendance at Meetings 2021-22


Resources and Finance -R

Full Governors - FG

21 Sept

2021 C

21 Sept

2021 R

2 Nov

2021 FG

1 Feb

2022 C

1 Feb

2022 R

8 March

2022 FG

10 May

2022 C

10 May

2022 R

5 July

2022 FG

Mrs Angela Towers 



Mrs Tasleem Kausar


Miss Hilary Clarkson         
Mrs Salma Waheed         
Ms Jan Holmes         

Mrs Nicola Morville 



Gerard Keane

Clerk to Governors


Ian Tunbridge

LCC Finance Officer




Governing Body Changes 2020-21

We received two resignations from our Governing Body in the Academic year 2020-21 bothe due to changes in work circumstances. We would like to thank Mrs Amanda Marsden who has started a new career as a Midwife assistant and Mr Majid Ali for their support to the school in their time as Governors. We wish them every success.


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.


We would like to welcome Jan Holmes, Headteacher of Walton Lane Maintained Nursery School to our Governing Body. Jan has a wide range of experiences and we are very happy that she accepted our invitation to join us.


We also wish to thank Mrs Salma Waheed for her excellent contribution as Chair of Governors over the past few years. Mrs Waheed will remain on the Governing Body but has passed the Chair to Mrs Tasleem Kausar. We want to thank Mrs Kausar for taking on this new responsibility.


Governor attendance during 2020

Due to Covid 19 pandemic Governors have been attending virtual online meetings via Skype meetings since June 2020. Periods of illness and self-isolation have also  impacted on attendance at meetings. All Governors have received minutes and information from the meetings to allow them to be aware of changes made in school over this time period.

Performance Management Committee


H. Clarkson, T.Kausar, S. Waheed


Nominated Governors - these will be re-assignbed in September 2021

LASGB- H. Clarkson                                                                      Attendance - N.Morville

SEND - S.Waheed

PREVENT - S Waheed

Staff Well Being - T. Kausar

Mathematics - vacancy

Reading- vacancy

Educational Visits- Chair of Governors

Safeguarding and Child Protection- S. Waheed

Link Governor- 

School Improvement:-  Writing - T. Kausar

                                  Assessment - T.Kausar

                                  Leadership - Chair of Governors


Pay Committee

 T. Kausar, H. Clarkson, J.Holmes, 


Declarations of Interest

All Governors have completed their declaration of interests for 2021-22 A skills audit has also been completed and will be collated by H.Clarkson. This will be reviewed in Autumn Term 2021. 

Angela Towers - Governor at Walton Lane Nursery School

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. 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.