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Our Governing Body operates as a whole unit, we meet each half term to discuss matters relating to the effective and efficient running of our school. A Business meeting is held during the first half of each term, concentrating on policies, procedures and finance and a Development meeting during the second half of each term focuses on the improvement and development of the setting.  Some individual Governors have specialist responsibilities (see below); they have taken on these roles because they have expertise/ special interests in the area and they work closely with the appropriate staff and report back to the full Governing Body. All decisions are made by the full Governing Body after discussion and deliberation.



Colin Savage


Finance Governor & H&S Governor







Rosey Richardson


Co-opted Governor

Governor with responsibility for SEND

With over 35 years in the nuclear industry in leadership positions I was asked to bring my skill base into the school through the governor route. Having a detailed knowledge of what the school is about from Lesley and having a daughter who has thrived having attended the setting I feel honored in being asked to lead the governing body in their quest to ensure the combined settings deliver for every child who attends.

I would like every child to be given the support, care and attention that my daughter had, so they can then go on and be the best they can, and have the brighter future that parents and carers want for the children they are responsible for. I want to ensure this is done in a safe and caring environment and I hope that I can use my experiences to further develop the school

I recognise the potential conflict of interest, being Married to the head teacher, and give my commitment that I will retain integrity and not be involved in any discussions which give any personal benefit. I will declare all conflicts of interest and will expect the vice chair to take the decisions where appropriate.






Rosey has a background in early years and holds an early years teaching qualification. She has two children of her own both of whom attend(ed) the setting.


Claire Cleaver-Jones

Parent Governor





Gwynneth Everett 

Local Authority Governor



Claire is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager and has over 13 years’ experience in the nuclear industry.  Claire is particularly interested in the children developing their literacy and STEM skills.

She has one child who is currently loving her time attending the preschool.










I have been a governor since 2005. prior to this I worked in the nursery for 18 years as school secretary and over the years I have seen the nursery grow and develop. I became a governor as I am intensely proud of the service the nursery has given and continues to give the Frizington community and wanted in some small way to support the school

Julie Moore

Staff Governor




I have been working at the nursery since 2006 and I am fully committed to making our nursery a thriving centre of the community. I love to get involved in all the extra -curricular activities and fund raising  opportunities as well as the day running of our nursery.



Kara Smallman

Parent Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding





Kara is a Key Stage 2 teacher in a Special School. She has two children, both of whom attended the nursery. 

Lesley Savage

Head Teacher

Being a governor is an interesting part of my role in school. Working with the parents, members of our local community and staff who make up the governing body is both important and enjoyable, in deciding on the strategic direction of our school and involving these stakeholders in our school community. The governing body meets 5 times a year with sub committees meeting between. Governors visit school on a regular basis to work alongside staff and children in the classrooms and to support me in my role as Head.




Lucy Dawson 

Clerk to the Governors


Lucy Dawson works as the school administrator and her role of Clerk to the Governors is an extension to this post.