Meet the Governors

Basnett Street Nursery School Governing Body
Basnett Street Nursery School is proud to have a highly dedicated and talented team of Governors who work incredibly hard for our school community. 

The Governing Body has a legal responsibility for the Nursery School and works with the Headteacher  to set the vision and strategic aims of the school and to monitor and evaluate performance. Our Governing Body is made up of members who are drawn from the school, parents, the LA and our local community.  All Governors regularly attend training courses to update their knowledge, understanding and skills to fulfil their individual roles and responsibilities within the Governing Body. They fully support the school on visits and join in celebrations and special events. 

Parent Governors are parents who are attending nursery school at the time of their appointment. Parents can express an interest when there is a vacancy and all parents are eligible. Staff Governors are elected by staff of the school, Local Authority representatives are elected by Lancashire County Council and Co-opted Governors are elected by the Governing Body based on their skills and experience relevant to the school.

Full Governing Body Meetings are held termly, three times a year. In addition there are termly Resources and Curriculum committee meetings held.

If you would like any further information about our Governing Body, please speak to the Headteacher or ring the school office - 01282-457235.

Basnett Street Nursery School Governing Body Declaration of Business Interests


Type of Governor

Term of Office Start Date

Term of Office End Date

Elected   By

Position of Responsibility

Committee Membership

Declaration of Business Interests

Mrs Thelma Cullen Community 02/06/2019 01/06/2023 Co-opted

Chair of Governors

Vice Chair of SEC

Resources SEC


Mr Kristian Dawson

Community 02/06/2019 01/06/2023 Co-opted

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources



Mrs Lindsay Ingham Headteacher 01/01/2017 31/12/2021 N/A Headteacher



Governor at Heasandford Primary School

Trustee of the Chatterbox Club 

Mrs Debra Dawson Parent 24/11/2020 11/11/2024 Parent Election  



Employee of Accrington Academy

Mrs Victoria Metelko-Taylor

Parent 24/11/2020 11/11/2024 Parent Election  



Mrs Helen Mansfield

Community 01/09/2018 31/08/2022 Co-opted  



Employee of Heasandford Primary School

Mrs Grace Walker

Local Authority 12/11/2020 11/11/2024 LCC  



Trustee of The Chatterbox Club

Mrs Paula Trudgill

Observer 20/03/2019 19/03/2023 Governing Body  

Full Governing Body

Trustee of the The Chatterbox Club
Mrs Susan Barrett Community 18/11/2019 17/11/2023 Co-opted  




Mrs Alison Boyd

Observer 20/03/2019 19/03/2023 Governing Body School Business Support Officer



Miss Elizabeth Hall Staff     Staff Election EYFS Teacher



Staff Member
Vacancy Parent        



  • Mrs Thelma Cullen
  • Miss Elizabeth Hall
  • Mrs Lindsay Ingham
  • Mrs Helen Mansfield
  • Mrs Grace Walker
  • Mrs Thelma Cullen
  • Mrs Susan Barrett
  • Mrs Alison Boyd - Observer Only (non Voting)
  • Mrs Debra Dawson
  • Mr Kristian Dawson
  • Mrs Lindsay Ingham
  • Mrs Victoria Metelko-Taylor

Any three untainted Governors

Child Protection & PREVENT, - Mrs Thelma Cullen

SEND,EYPP, Online Safety & More Able - Mrs Helen Mansfield

Equalities  - Mrs Debra Dawson

LINK, Health and Safety, LASGB, Attendance, Community Cohesion & School Website- Mrs Grace Walker



Any three untainted governors excluding staff governors

  • Mrs. Grace Walker
    Mrs. Lindsay Ingham
  • Mrs. Susan Barrett
  • Mrs. Grace Walker
  • Vacancy
  • Mrs. Lindsay Ingham
  • Mr. Kristian Dawson