About

The Nursery at the heart of the community. Grace Owen Nursery School has been an integral part of Park Hill since 1963. Families have been bringing their children here for over three generations.
In January 2016 we moved into our new, exciting and vibrant building. We hope you and your children will feel welcomed, included and happy here. Come and join us to meet new friends, play and learn together.

Our Governors

Our Meeting Structure

The Full Governing Body of Grace Owen Nursery School meets once every school term. In addition there are three committees:

Vision, Ethos and Strategic Direction Committee

Education Performance and Performance Management Committee

Finance Committee

Each committee meets once a term in advance of the Full Governing Body meeting and feeds back relevant changes and developments to the Full Governing Body.

All governors have declared they do not have any financial interests in connection with the school. They are also asked to declare any pecuniary interests before each meeting.

Governors sitting on other governing bodies

Dr Lynne Truelove who is Chair of the EYTS Steering Group at Sheffield Hallam University
Ms Nancy Farrow sits on of the EYTS Steering Group at Sheffield Hallam University and as a co-opted member of the governing body of Manor Lodge School
Mrs Joanne Bradshaw is the CEO of SSET and therefore on the governing body of this trust.

Job opportunities

Due to growing numbers the governors at Grace Owen Nursery School are seeking to appoint 1 full time and 2 part time Level 2 Early Years Educators on a temporary basis to start as soon as possible until July/August 2021.
Grace Owen Nursery School is an 80 place setting which is situated in Park Hill flats. It is a welcoming and inclusive environment which serves a diverse and vibrant community, catering for children from the age of six months to school age.
Our Ofsted inspector said, “Grace Owen is a small school with a large heart.” She also commented that, “The school is a very special place, where each child is valued as an individual and supported to reach their full potential.”
These posts require completion of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. For more information please contact Nancy on 0114 2722541. For an application pack including job description and person specification please apply to admin@graceowennurseryschool.org

1 x full time/full year role (until 20.8.21)
2 x part time/term time roles (until 21.7.21)
Grade 3 19,312 – 19,698 pro rata
Closing date for applications midnight 12.3.21
Interviews week beginning 15.3.21

Name Position Role / Responsibilty Appointed By Date Appointed Date Ending
Dr Lynne Truelove. Address: 1 to 7 The Pavement, Duke Street, Park Hill Sheffield, S2 5QD. Chair of Governors/ Safeguarding Chair of the Vision, Ethos and Strategic Direction Committee (VESDC). Chair of the Education Performance and Performance Management Committee (EPPMC). Member of the Finance Committee (FC). Full Governing Body January 2018 December 2022
Ms Nancy Farrow Head Teacher Member of the VESDC, EPPMC and FC. Full Governing Body February 2016 Ongoing
Mrs Joanne Bradshaw LEA Governor Chair of the FC. Full Governing Body February 2020 January 2024
Ms Nicky Astle Co-opted Govenor Member of the VESDC, EPPMC and FC. SEND governor Full Governing Body November 2018 N/A
Ms Leonie Matthews Staff Govenor Member of the VESDC, EPPMC and FC. Staff Team September 2018 August 2022
Ms Sophie Pollitt Parent Governor Member of the VESDC, EPPMC and FC Parents January 2020 December 2024
Ms Liane Kelly Parent Governor Member of the VESDC, EPPMC and FC Parents January 2020 December 2024
Vacancy Parent
Vacancy Co-opted

Policies & Procedures

Ofsted

Ofsted Reports

We have two Ofsted reports, one as a childcare provider and one for our early years provision.

Our latest reports can be downloaded from our site below.

2016 2018
Ofsted Report 2016 Ofsted Report 2018