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The Governing Body is federated across Chertsey and Dorking Nursery Schools and collectively manages the organisation.  The Governing Body is responsible for 3 key functions:-

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; (Development Plan 2023-24 Strategic Overview)
  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 Chertsey Nursery School and Mole Valley Family Centre - click here for an overview of the Governance structure and committees.  

Our Governing Body is made of 12 individuals who contribute in different ways, either in their role as a member of staff, parent or from the community. We invite specific staff to attend some meetings as part of their role. Find out more about our team here.

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

There is a requirement of the Governing Body to provide information related to the financial information that needs to be published.  Please follow this link to the Schools Financial Benchmarking Website. 

At present there are no staff with an annual salary that exceeds £100,000. 

Attendance Category Name Nominated Office/Committee Start Date End Date
67% Staff Jennifer Devane
  • N/A
29-09-2022 28-09-2026
100% Headteacher Donna Harwood-Duffy
  • Exeuctive Headteacher
  • Attendance at all committees
100% Co-opted Ella Hood
  • Resources
24-11-2020 23-11-2024
  Parent Oliver Hughes
  • Resources
06-07-2023 05-07-2027
83% Co-opted Mary McCrea
  • Resources (Chair)
  • Headteacher Performance Review Panel (Chair)
  • Disciplinary
  • Admissions
08-07-2021 07-07-2025
83% Co-opted Sylvina Mellor
  • Resources 
  • Named Safeguarding Governor
07-07-2022 06-07-2026
  Parent Lucy Perry
  • N/A
28-09-2023 28-09-2027
67% Co-opted Neeva Shore
  • Resources
11-03-2021 10-03-2025
50% Co-opted Jackie Smith
  • Governor responsible for Looked After Children
  • Resources
06-07-2020 05-07-2024
100% Local Authority Jo Suchy
  • Vice Chair
  • Named SEND Governor
  • Named Governor responsible in the event of an allegation against the Headteacher
  • Disciplinary
  • Admissions
  • Headteacher Performance Review Panel
05-10-2020 04-10-2024
100% Co-opted Andy Whitehouse
  • Chair
  • Resources
  • HT Review Panel
24-09-2020 23-09-2024