On a daily basis, the pre-school is managed by Georgia, who is our full time manager, deputised four days per week (Tuesday to Friday) by Jo. 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.
Jenny Dudgeon (Trustee) is the Chair of the Management Committee, and is also a Trustee and Deacon for Battle Baptist Church. Jenny is highly experience in the Early Years Sector, as is Glenys Cornwell, our second trustee. Ed Jones – the pastor of Battle Baptist Church – is also a trustee, as is John Southam, the church manager. John adopts the secretary role for the Management Committee, and is the Line Manager for all pre-school staff. The fifth trustee is Charles Dunn who is skilled in the area of finance, and works alongside Cindy Messetter, who has been the pre-school treasurer for several years.
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.