Meet Our Governors

Creswell C of E Infant and Nursery School Governors


Parent Governors:

Mrs. S. Dayson (Governor responsible for Safeguarding & Anti-Bullying)

Mrs. L. Staley


Foundation Governors:

Vacancy (Ex-Officio)



Co-opted Governors:

Mrs. C Senogles (Chair of Governors)

Mrs. S. Wilmot

Mrs. M. Sandler



Staff Governors:

Mrs. A. Dodd  (Headteacher)

Mrs S. Cardwell (Deputy Headteacher)


Local Authority Governor:

Mrs. K. Porteous (Vice-Chair)


Clerk to Governors:

Mrs. S. Freeman

Our Chair of Governors, Mrs. Claire Senogles, can be contacted at:
Earlybirds Day Nursery
Gypsy Lane 
S80 4HY
Telephone: 01909 723947
You can read some of our Governor Profiles in the section below.
Please feel free to say 'hello' and introduce yourself to them if you see them around school.

Hello! My name is Sonja Dayson and I am currently a Parent Governor at Creswell C of E Infant and Nursery School. As part of my role as Governor, I have responsibilities for monitoring Safeguarding, English, Anti-Bullying and Looked After Children, as well as supporting the Senior Leadership Team, subject leaders and other staff in any way that I can.

I have been married for 14 years to a very supportive husband and we have a beautiful ten-year-old daughter together. I have been a full-time foster carer for the last year but prior to this, I was a Primary School teacher for over 15 years. During this time, I worked in both EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, so I have a good overview of how children progress through their early years and have seen first-hand the difference that a good start at school can make.

I am enjoying my role as a Parent Governor and the new challenges it brings and hope that I can continue to support the school at a strategic and practical level for many years to come.

Hello! My name is Shirley Freeman and I am currently School Business Administrator and Clerk to the Governors at Creswell C of E Infant and Nursery School. As part of my role as Clerk to Governors, I have the responsibility for assembling the Governors together for their meetings, taking the minutes and keeping documentation up-to-date.

I joined the office team in September 2013 and thoroughly enjoy my role in administration.