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Governors

The Governing Body at Dorking Nursery School and Children's Centre is responsible for 3 key functions:-

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organise and its children, and the performance management of staff; and

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body also leads and manages the Children's Centre.

Our Governing Body is made of 12 individuals who contribute in different ways.  to find out more about our Governing Body - download our Who's Who!

The Governing Body has a long term strategic plan for the next three years.  Click here to download.

Attendance Category Name Position Nominated Office/Committee Start Date End Date
Staff Anita Cheeseman Head of School
  • Resources Committee
  • Admissions Committee
01-09-2018
100% Local Authority Rachel Gibb
  • Disciplinary
04-07-2018 04-07-2022
100% Staff Donna Harwood-Duffy Executive Headteacher
  • Attendance at all committees
01-09-2013
67% Co-opted Sandy Horvath Chair
  • Chair
  • Headteacher Performance Review Panel
  • Resources
  • Children's Centre Advisory Board
29-11-2016 28-11-2020
83% Parent Clover Maguire
  • Named SEND Governor
  • Children's Centre Advisory Board
  • Admissons Panel
30-11-2016 29-11-2020
100% Co-opted Mary McCrea
  • Resources
  • Headteacher Performance Review Panel
04-07-2017 03-07-2021
100% Co-opted Sylvina Mellor
  • Resources Committee
  • Children's Centre Advisory Board
25-04-2019 24-04-2023
Staff Yvonne Pohlowan
  • Named Governor responsible for Safeguarding
10-09-2018 09-09-2022
100% Parent Nadia Roberts
  • N/A
04-07-2018 04-07-2022
86% Staff Jackie Smith
  • Advisory Board
  • Governor responsible for Looked After Children
22-11-2018 21-11-2022
100% Parent Katherine Stanger
  • Disciplinary
04-07-2018 04-07-2019
Co-opted Jo Suchy
  • Named SEND Governor
03-07-2017 02-07-2021
83% Co-opted Helen Sutherland Children’s Centre Manager
  • Advisory Board
  • Resources
  • Admissions Panel
  • Safeguarding Governor
100% Co-opted Andy Whitehouse Vice Chair of Governors
  • Vice Chair
  • Resources (Chair)
  • HT Review Panel
  • Named Governor responsible in the event of an allegation against the HT
  • Disciplinary
22-11-2018 21-11-2022