Meet our Governors


Our governing body act in the best interests of all our pupils at Westminster Nursery School. The governing body have an important part to play in raising school standards through their key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evalulating school performance.   We are delighted that our governors are frequent visitors to the school and engage readily with both staff and pupils.


Headteacher - Mrs Elizabeth Hulse

The Governors are an important part of our team. They know the school well and are able to relate to our individual situation as the only maintained Nursery School in Cheshire East. The Governors fulfil the role of being able to focus on the quality of teaching, learning and the outcomes of our pupils.

The Governors have regular contact with school and are involved in the school development plan. They have sub-committees which meet each term and then report back to the full Governing body meeting. It is important that the Governors question and challenge us as staff. They act on a strategic basis in their support of school and ensure the correct procedures are followed to promote the best possible education for the children in our care.


Chair of Governors - Mrs Donna Reed

Hello I was a Headteacher for 13 years at Pebble Brook Primary School and during that time became a LLE (Local Leader in Education supporting two schools. After retiring I was asked to become a Governor at two schools, one of which was Westminster Nursery School. I was also involved in leading a school improvement team in Stoke, but have since concentrated on my Governor roles, plus looking after grandchildren. I am the Chair of the Finance Committee at Westminster Nursery School.

Vice Chair of Governors - Mrs Dawn Clark

I was born in Crewe and have continued to live and work here. I attended Pebble Brook Infants, where I am now vice Chair of Governors, and Edleston Road Junior. I went on to attend Kingsgrove High School and South Cheshire College before joining Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council where I started as an Accounts Clerk, and today work for Cheshire East Council as a Community Development Manager. I am passionate about supporting the residents of Crewe through my work, creating more resilient communities. I am currently supporting groups tackling homelessness, social isolation and safeguarding.  I am Married and have one Son and a Ginger Cat. I believe that receiving the best possible early education is important as a building block for all, and want to ensure that Westminster Nursery continues to provide this for all who attend.

Health & Safety Governor - Mrs Liz Austin

Before my retirement I worked in education as a Primary School Teacher for 40 years. For nearly 30 years of this time I worked as a Reception Teacher. I feel very privileged to be a Governor of Westminster Nursery School and as such have been a Governor for 20 years now. I am the Chair of the Premises Committee.

Staff Governor - Mrs Emma Connor

I am a Lead Teacher at Westminster Nursery School and I work in the Butterflies room.

I joined the team at Westminster in September 2019, in the role of Lead teacher and SENCO. I have worked as a teacher for over 20 years, with the large majority of my career specialising in Early Years education. 

Co-opted Governor - Mr Nathan Tice

Hello, I joined as a Governor when my child was attending Westminster Nursery School. I think it is important to give something back, and that is why I continue to be a Governor, supporting the school where I am able.

Co-opted Governor - Shakie Khatun 

I have been working within schools for many years . Working closely with the SEND & EAL departments. I am currently a parent at Westminster Nursery and look forward to working alongside the governors as a parent governor.





Co-opted Governor - Linda Buchanan

I have worked in education for over 30 years as a Lecturer at South Cheshire College and Learner Support Assistant at Reaseheath College. I am actively involved the community currently serving as a Parish Councillor for Shavington. As a Governor for Westminster Nursery I aim to support an environment where children will be provided with a warm, safe setting where they feel confident to explore and learn.

Co-opted Governor - Lettitia Woolley

I am passionate about the education that my children receive and believe that the EYFS has a huge input in the development of a child. My daughter currently attends Westminster NUrsery School and continues to thrive with each passing week. I love to hear about her day and her learning. I try to speak with teaching staff as often as possible about the school and the education for the children who attend. 




Contact the School

Westminster Nursery School

Mrs E M Hulse - Headteacher

Westminster Nursery School
Nelson St,
Crewe, Cheshire East

Tel: 01270 560319

SEN Contact: Emma Connor

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