Meet the Staff & Governors

Freshfield Nursery School Staff

Mrs J MartinCo-Headteacher
Mrs E RichardsonActing Co-Headteacher
Miss N SimcockEarly Years Leader & Inclusion Manager
Mrs S. ClarkeHLTA
Mrs L EvansHLTA
Mrs H McDonaldHLTA Outdoor Learning Lead
Mrs L WilliamsHLTA
Mrs M WarsopHLTA
Mrs J HaywardHLTA
Mrs L WildHLTA/2 Year old's lead practitioner
Mrs E BurkeTeaching Assistant
Mrs Jackie HarrisonTeaching Assistant
Miss Rebecca AdkinsTeaching Assistant
Mrs Rebecca JardineTeaching Assistant
Mrs Kathryn RobinsonTeaching Assistant
Ms Hannah LiddleTeaching Assistant
Miss J ToombsTeaching Assistant
Mrs A PikeTeaching Assistant
Miss M AllottTeaching assistant/2 Year Olds
Mrs K EvansTeaching Assistant/2 Year Olds
Miss H ScottTeaching Assistant
Miss O ColemanTeaching Assistant
Miss J CunninghamTeaching Assistant
Mrs M QaiserTeaching Assistant
Mrs N HarneyClerical Assistant/Receptionist
Mr C AshtonSite Manager
Mr A LawtonHygiene Manager
Mrs J. LongleySchool Business Manager

Staff Safeguarding and First Aid Training

Safeguarding and First Aid Training at Freshfield

Freshfield Nursery School Governors

ChairJill Jones
Vice ChairSophie Hewitt
Co-HeadteachersJennifer Martin
Elizabeth Richardson
LA Governorvacancy
Associate GovernorSimon Fuller
Co-opted GovernorsJill Jones, Jeanette Longley, Jennifer Leah, Rebecca Till, Sal Bernal
Staff GovernorNicola Simcock
Parent GovernorsBen Scott, Sophie Hewitt, Claire Marsden

The members of the Governing Board meet three times each year:

Full Governing Board Meeting Dates Academic Year 2023 – 2024

Autumn:  23rd November 2023

Spring:  12th March 2024

Summer: 18th June 2024

Governors’ Declaration of Business Interests

Governors have made no declarations of also being a governor in another school.

Click to download – Governors’ Declarations of Interest Freshfield Dec 2023

Click to download – Declarations-FreshfieldNursery-Feb-23 (1)

Click to download – Declarations-FreshfieldNursery Nov 21

Click to download – Dec of Interest Freshfield Nov 2020

Click to download – Declarations Governors – Freshfield Nursery Nov 2019

Click to download – Declarations Governors – Freshfield Nursery Nov 2018


Governing Board – Diversity Analysis 2023 – 2024

Summary diversity questionnaire FGB Nov 23 final


Chair Of Governors: Jill Jones

Vice Chair of Governors: Sophie Hewitt

Click to download – Governing Board Membership May 2024

Finance Commitee

There are sub committees covering areas for which the Governors have responsibility:

Chair: Jennifer Leah
Monitors the school budget
Monitors the state of the building
Risk Assessment
Health and Safety
School Asset Management Plan
School Development Plan

Resources Committee Members: Jennifer Leah (chair of committee), Jill Jones, Sal Bernal, Jeanette Longley, Jenny Martin/Liz Richardson

Teaching and Learning Committee

Co-Chairs: Rebecca Till and Sophie Hewitt
Monitors Curriculum
Monitors Reporting to Parents
Performance Review
School Development Plan

Teaching & Learning Committee members:  Rebecca Till, Liz Richardson/Jennifer Martin, Jeanette Longley, Sophie Hewitt

Click to download – Teaching and learning, curriculum LA template remit 2023

Pay Committee

Jill Jones
Jenny Leah
Rebecca Till

Pay Appeals
Sal Bernal
Ben Scott

Click to download – Pay committee remit 2023

Headteachers’ Performance Management Committee

Jill Jones
Jenny Leah

Click to download – Performance Manage Grp remit 2023


Safeguarding Governor – Sophie Hewitt

LAC Governor – Jennifer Martin

Inclusion Governor and Diversity Governor – Jenny Martin & Liz Richardson

Development Governor – Jeanette Longley

Health and Safety Governor – Sal Bernal

Wellbeing Governor – Jeanette Longley

SEND Governor – Ben Scott

Terms of Office

Parent Governors
Ben Scott 02.02.23 to 01.02.25
Sophie Hewitt 06.07.23 to 05.07.25
Claire Marsden 06.07.23 to 05.07.25

Staff Governors
Nicola Simcock 25.09.23 to 24.09.27

Co-Headteachers Governors
Jennifer Martin 01.09.17 UFN
Elizabeth Richardson 05.05.23 UFN

Authority Governor

Co-Opted Governors
Jeanette Longley 25.02.23 to 24.02.27
Jill Jones 25.02.23 to 24.02.27
Jennifer Leah 06.11.21 to 05.11.25
Rebecca Till 30.10.23 to 29.10.27
Maria Bernal Yague 20.06.23 to 19.06.27

Associate Governor
Simon Fuller 25.11.20 to 25.11.24 (no voting rights)


Robin Goddard LA Governor 01.09.15 to 26.05.17
Les Jones previous co-opted Governor approx. 1980 to 31.08.16
Linda Shaw Headteacher to 31.08.17

Marika Hargreaves Associate governor to 31.08.17
Emma Nolan co-opted governor 20.10.15 to 22.03.18
Michael Lomax parent governor 11.11.16 to 03.10.18
Gareth Chidgey parent governor 29.03.18 to 10.10.19
Emily Irlam 08.01.16 to 07.01.20
Lisa Williams 17.03.17 to 16.03.21
Aoife Murphy 27.01.21 to 26.01.23
Maria Laila-Valenti 01.03.22 to 08.02.23
Danielle Vessey 06.11.21 to 31.03.23
Anna Wicking 30.06.21 to 20.06.23
Stephanie Farndell 08.01.20 to 31.08.23
Kathryn Walsh 01.04.21 to 31.12.23
Susan Guy 15.06.22 to 22.04.24

Governors Remits and Responsibilities

Click to download – Governors Remits and Responsibilities September 2022

Governors’ Meetings – Attendance Tables

Freshfield Nursery meeting attendance record 22-23

Meeting attendance Freshfield Nursery Sept 22


Click to download – Meeting attendance Freshfield Nursery Nov 2020

Click to download – Governors’ meetings attendance 2019 – 2020

Click to download – Meetings Attendance – Freshfield Nursery Feb 19

Click to download – Meeting Attendance 2018-2019 Freshfield Nursery

Click to download – Governors meetings attendance list 2017 – 2018

Click to download – Attendance Summer 2017

Click to download – Copy of attendance checklist 2016




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We still have places available in both our two year olds and 3-4 year olds provisions from September 2024. We have 15 and 30 hour places funded and paid. To apply please contact the school office on 0161 442 6944 or email 📚✏️⭐️

We still have places available in both our two year olds and 3-4 year olds provisions from September 2024. We have 15 and 30 hour places funded and paid. To apply please contact the school office on 0161 442 6944 or email 📚✏️⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less

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