On a daily basis the setting is managed by Georgia, who currently works Monday to Wednesday. Jo is the Deputy Manager at Caterpillar Pre-School and she works Tuesday to Friday. Both of these practitioners are Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) for the setting, ensuring that all children are protected from harm. Both Georgia and Jo are members of the management committee.
The Management Committee
Battle Baptist church appoints up to seven trustees at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) who play a crucial role in the existence of the pre-school. They are responsible for reviewing both policy and practice within government guidelines, and for the employment and appraisal of the pre-school practitioners.
The Management Committee is made up of a highly dedicated team.
Photographs of the management committee are displayed on the pre-school Welcome Board in the foyer.
Paul Whymark (Trustee) is the Chair of the Management Committee. Paul is highly experienced in managing large organisations and has recently found time to invest these skills in to the Pre-School. Glenys Cornwell, our second trustee, has been a pre-school manager herself for many years. Ed Jones – the pastor of Battle Baptist Church – is also a trustee, as is John Southam, who was the church manager for several years before retiring in April 2019. The fifth trustee is Sam Gill who currently works in Primary Education. In addition to the trustees, the final member of the Management Committee is Cindy Messetter, who is the pre-school treasurer.
When visiting the setting, all committee members and trustees will wear a lanyard for identification purposes.
Opportunities for Parents
We value the experiences, ideas and opinions of our parents and families; and always wish to welcome new parents onto our committee. If you are interested in becoming a parent representative, please speak to Georgia, the pre-school manager.