Our Governors



The Governing Body deals with the overall management of the school, which includes curriculum, finance, staffing and planning.                          The  Local Authority provides training, advice and information to the Governors.  


Full Governing Body meetings take place at least once a term (minutes of these meetings are available upon request). All Governors are on a 4 year term of office, with Chair and Vice-Chair elections taking place every 2 years.


All members of the Governing Body have Enhanced CRB Disclosures, complete Safeguarding training, undertake Prevent Duty Channel Awareness training and participate in other training relevant to their individual roles and responsibilities.


Our Governing Body constitution is as follows:

  • 1 Local Authority Governor (nominated by Cumbria County Council and appointed by the Governing Body)

  • 1 Headteacher

  • 1 Staff Representative (elected by staff)

  • 3 (minimum) Parent Governors (elected by parents where more applications than places are available)

  • 3 (minimum but must not exceed the number of Parent Governors) Co-Opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body)

  • Associate Governors can be of any number and provide support, advice and guidance to the Governing Body; they have no voting/ decision making rights.


If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the Clerk to the Governors on 01946 811189 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form and further details. Details of forthcoming meeting dates and non-confidential minutes can also be obtained from the Clerk to the Governors.



Meet Our Governing Body


 DM     Charley mall BP 
 Des Morris – Chair of Governors

 Margaret Messenger –

LA Governor/ Vice-Chair

Charlotte Oddie - Headteacher Beverley Prescott - Staff Governor
Michael Eldon – Parent Governor  Deya Graham - Parent Governor Charlotte Niua - Parent Governor 

Claire Southward - Clerk







“Governors ask leaders a range of questions about their work to improve the school. They are considerate of                        the impact on staff of the decisions that they make. Staff appreciate leaders’ concern, and said that they                                      feel supported with their workload and well-being.”

Ofsted 2022 

About Us

Cleator Moor Nursery School
Ennerdale Road
Cleator Moor
CA25 5LW

Telephone Number: : 01946 811189

Email: admin@cleatormoor.cumbria.sch.uk

Open Hours


Visits to our school are always welcome. Please contact Ms Claire Southward in the school office to make an appointment.

Our opening times are:

Monday - Friday 8:15am - 4:30pm (term time only)