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,the Vision,Ethos and Strategic Direction Committee,the Education Performance and Performance Management Committee and the 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.

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 Govenors 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 2016 January 2020
Ms Alison Cartwright Jones Parent Governor / Vice Chair Member of the VESDC, EPPMC and FC. Parent Vote April 2016 March 2020
Ms Beatrice Decarli Parent Governor Member of the EPPMC. Parent Vote November 2018 October 2022
Ms Nicky Astle Co-opted Govenor Member of the VESDC, EPPMC and FC. 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
Mrs Dianna Coupe Co-opted Govenor Member of the FC. Full Governing Body September 2017 N/A
Ms Roisin Woodhead Parent Governor Member of the VESDC. Parent Vote September 2017 August 2021

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