Governing Body

As a Local Authority Maintained Nursery School, we have a governing body in the same way that all other schools do.

Our governers come from various backgrounds, including staff members, parents and members of the local community with an interest in early years education. We are fortunate to have several governors from a teaching background which ensures that children's educational experiences are central to the work of the governing body. We also have governors with specific expertise in finance, community engagement and health and safety.

The governing body meet every half term to discuss and make decisions on matters such as finance, policies, staffing, resources, quality and standards and many other issues affecting the running of the Centre. Since the summer term 2017 the governors have decided that every meeting will involve the full governing body. This decision has removed the need for separate committee meetings, ensuring that information is shared more effectively across the wholegoverning body and providing coherent strategic oversight of the Centre.

We are legally required to make public details of the appointment, terms of office, attendance and pecuniary interests of all members of our Governing Body from the previous year. This information can be found in the document below in relation to the academic year 2018-19.






If you would like to contact a member of the governing body, please do so using the Boundstone contact details.

Meet our Governors

Aedan Kerney - Chair of Governors 

I have enjoyed being associated with this special place as a governor for eight years now. I taught in Lancing and Sompting for forty-one years and in my retirement still continue to share my love of music, mainly in preparing for local performances. I believe that every child and adult has a unique contribution to make to life as they develop their learning. 


Amanda Harkey - Vice-Chair of Governors

I joined the Governing Body in 2017 as an Associate Governor and became a full governor in summer term 2018 after enjoying a year when the whole Centre celebrated Ofsted awarding us an Outstanding judgement. I am a qualified teacher and have previously worked for the Local Authority as the General Advisor for Early Years. Most recently I was the Head Teacher of an Infant School and now work as an Early Years consultant providing training and support to schools locally and internationally. I look forward to using my past experiences to support the amazing work of Boundstone Nursery School

Jim Brannan - Head Teacher
Hello and welcome to Boundstone. I’m fortunate enough to be the Head Teacher of this amazing and special place. We support the communities of Lancing and Sompting through our Nursery School and Daycare. We believe that learning is at the heart of everything we do and this guides our work with children, families and staff. We strive to develop an environment which allows every child to be independent and explore the things which fascinate them. Families have the biggest influence on a child’s long term outcomes so we spend a huge amount of time developing relationships with them and working together to support their child. I am immensely proud of the work our staff do every day, they are a team of people whose focus is always on providing the best for every child and who recognise that continuing to learn and develop is just as important for them as it is for our children. I hope that our website give you a sense of the things we have to offer children and their families and if you’d like to know more then please call or come in and see one of the team.


Glynis Reid - LA Governor

It is a privilege to be part of the governing body at Boundstone. I am retired after 35 years of teaching at Boundstone Community College and the Academy. Whilst there I had a variety of roles including Assistant Head of Sixth Form and in the later years I was the SENCo. Both my children attended BCC and they are now teachers!

Having spent my entire working life in Lancing and Sompting I am so pleased to be continuing my association with the community. Boundstone is a really special place and as governors we are tasked to ensure that it serves the community and maintains the very highest standards.


Nicky Falvey - Parent Governor

I am fortunate to have previously been a member of staff at Boundstone for over 6 years as part of the Children and Family Centre.

I live in Lancing, and my daughters aged 13 and 10 have both attended Boundstone Day Care and Nursery. I care about the well-being of the local children and enjoy making a positive contribution to the Nursery School and wider community.

Katie Connors - Co-opted Governor

My name is Katie Connors; I am currently a Further Education teacher with a focus in early years, having gained occupational competence and relevant qualifications through managing an early years setting. I have lived in the local area for several years and hope through my governor role to support and find out more about the local community.

Nicky Chrystal-Pearson - Staff Governor

I have been fortunate to have been a member of the Boundstone Staff team in various roles for over 15 years. I was born and bred in Lancing and both my children attended the nursery. My current role is as a Senior Nursery Nurse and key carer in the Nursery school. I am passionate about Boundstone and proud of what we have to offer the children and families of Lancing. Through my role as staff Govenor I hope to support the setting to continue to provide a place for the children of Lancing and surrounding areas to grow and learn and help share our ever growing knowledge and expertise with the wider community.

Francesca Tysoe - Parent Governor

I live in Lancing and have two children. My son attended Boundstone Daycare and is currently in the Nursery. It’s the perfect environment for him to grow and develop in his early years. I care passionately about the opportunity for our children to acquire a positive, good, early education and I see this governing role as an opportunity for me to contribute towards this for the children in our community. In my career I have worked in Finance for over 20 years and look forward to using my experiences and skills to support the centre and make a positive contribution.


Di Smith - Co-opted Governor

Currently awaiting governors statement



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