Federation Governing Board




First formed in September 2018, the Birmingham Federation of Maintained Nursery Schools now brings together nine individual Maintained Nursery Schools. We have a shared vision to achieve a single sustainable organisation, city wide, with strong strategic governance and leadership delivering an inclusive and safe child-led learning experience, strong family partnerships and outstanding outcomes for all children.  

The 9 nursery schools are clustered into 2 groups, each served by a 'Local Committee'. These groupings are:


Local Committee A

Adderley Nursery School

Gracelands Nursery School

Highfield Nursery School

Jakeman Nursery School

Newtown Nursery School


Local Committee B 

Allens Croft Nursery School

Lillian De Lissa Nursery School

Shenley Fields Nursery School

St Thomas Centre Nursery School                                       



Our Elected Governors are:


Sean Delaney - Co-opted Governor 


Michelle Howles - Co-opted Governor

Clerk to FGB:

Ruth Mashiter - SIPS Education

Executive Head Teachers / Head Teachers:

David Aldworth - Executive Head Teacher - Allens Croft NS and Shenley Fields NS 

Sally Appadu - Head Teacher - Lillian De Lissa NS

Stuart Brown    - Head Teacher - St Thomas Centre NS

Nicky Hinchliff - Head Teacher - Adderley NS

Sharon Lewis - Executive Head Teacher - Newtown NS and Highfield NS

Samantha Richards - Executive Head Teacher - Gracelands NS and Jakeman NS

Yasmin Akhtar - Co-opted Governor

Rahma Ali - Parent Governor

Nursen An - Co-opted Governor

Sally Andrews - Co-opted Governor, Safeguarding Governor

Khatoon Bi - Parent Governor

Laura Brodie - Co-opted Governor

Yupu Lin- Co-opted Governor 

Janine Maidment - Staff Governor

Roshni Myers - Co-opted Governor

Christine Pascal-Co-opted Governor 

Lorna Rose- Co-opted Governor 

Susan Sidaway - Co-opted Governor

Margaret Sullivan - Co-opted Governor 

Hina Tariq - Co-opted Governor

Jacqueline White - Co-opted Governor 


You may contact the Chair of the Board (Mr Sean Delaney) by sealed letter via our school office.

Contact Information

Strategic Business Manager: Selina Galsinh

Tel: 0121 675 0362

Mob: 0792 325 7396

Email: s.galsinh@allenscn.bham.sch.uk

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