Selly Oak Nursery School

Selly Oak Nursery School

26 Tiverton Road, Selly Oak, B29 6BP

0121 472 1700



Our Governing Board

On 1st September 2018 Selly Oak Nursery School federated with 11 other Local Authority Maintained Nursery Schools. We have a shared vision to achieve a single sustainable organisation, city wide, with strong strategic governance and leadership delivering an inclusive and safe child-led learning experience, strong family partnerships and outstanding outcomes for all children.  

The 12 schools are clustered into 4 smaller groups, each served by a 'Local Committee'. These groupings are:


Allens Croft Nursery School              Kings Norton Nursery School           

Lillian De Lissa Nursery School         Adderley Nursery School

Jakeman Nursery School                   Selly Oak Nursery School                     

St Thomas Centre Nursery School    Gracelands Nursery School

Shenley Fields Nursery School         Weoley Castle Nursery School            

Newtown Nursery School                  Highfield Nursery School


Our elected governors are:


Sean Delaney- Operations Manager at CREC - Chair of Governors

Sue Sidaway - Coopted Governor - Vice Chair of Governors

David Aldworth - Executive Head Teacher - Jakeman / Shenley Fields / Allens Croft 

Yvonne James - Executive Head Teacher - Selly Oak / Kings Norton

Lesley Harris - Executive Head Teacher - Weoley Castle / Kings Norton

Mandy Cryan - Executive Head Teacher - Lillian De Lissa / Newtown 

Sue Bennett - Executive Head Teacher - St Thomas Centre /Newtown

Sharon Lewis - Executive Head Teacher - Highfield / Adderley 

Vanessa Frank - Excutive Head Teacher - Gracelands / Adderley


Gemma  Weston - Parent Governor


Yasmin Akhtar - Coopted Governor

Linda Pain - Coopted Governor

John Taylor - Coopted Governor

Sally Andrews - Coopted Governor

Michelle Howles - Cooped Governor

Natalie Evans - Coopted Governor

Kenneth Lewis - Coopted Governor

John Ritsun - Coopted Governor

Jessica Mattocks - Coopted Governor


Rhian Thompson - Clerk for the Federation Governing Body (SIPS Education)


Our Local Committee:

Selly Oak Nursery School

Weoley Castle Nursery School

Kings Norton Nursery School         


Lynda Bell - Clerk for the Local Committee (SIPS Education)


Our Local Committee Voting Governors are:

Natalie Evans  - Safeguarding Governor

Lesley Harris  - Executive Head Teacher

Yvonne James - Executive Head Teacher 

Kenneth Lewis

Gemma Weston

Jessica Mattocks

Linda Pain - SEND Governor


To see the Governor's Business Interests Table for 2018-19 click here

To see the Governor's Register of Attendance for 2018-19 click here

To see the local committee Governor's Register of Attendance for 2018 - 19 click here

Contacting Governors

You can contact the Chair of the Board (Mr Sean Delaney) by sealed letter via our school office.

To contact the Clerk to the Federation of Maintained Nursery Schools send an email to

To contact our Local Committee Clerk, Lynda Bell please send an email to 


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