The Lilycroft and St Edmund's Nursery Schools Federated Governing Body is made up of parents, staff and people in the community and local authority who are interested and want to help us develop to meet the needs of children and families. The whole Governing Body meets six times a year but between these meetings small groups of governors meet to discuss particular areas of our work: the Curriculum and West Bradford Cluster Committee, the Finance and General Purposes Committee and the SCITT Committee.

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher and senior staff. There is a school improvement plan, agreed by the Governing Body, which helps the headteacher and staff to focus on particular areas of work each year. We also hold an annual “Better Together Day” every February to which parents are invited as we want parents to be as fully involved in the development of the school as possible.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please talk to a member of staff who will then let the headteacher know. All Governors are required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To contact the Chair of Governors, please write to:

Robin Naylor, c/o St Edmund's Nursery School and Children's Centre, Washington Street, Bradford BD8 9QW


Register of Interests

Click here to download the Register of Governors’ Interests and details of committees.

Anne-Marie Merifield

Executive Headteacher

Tina Alston

Staff Governor

Sian Hudson

Head of School

Tahmima Tahir

Vice Chair
Co-Opted Governor

Robin Naylor

Chair of Governors

Ann Hedley

Co-Opted Governor

Frances Elizabeth Evans

Co-opted Governor

Isabel Arnold

Local Authority Governor

Zara Farooq

Co-opted Governor

Lindy Mendirez

Co-opted Governor

Shiraz Ayub

Co-opted Governor

Juraj Tancos

Co-opted Governor

Sairar Riaz

Parent Governor

Kalsoom Yasin

Co-opted Governor