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Governors

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In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, School Governors are members of a school's Governing Body.They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three core strategic functions of:

 

a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

They are the largest volunteer force in the country.

                                 

The Instrument of Governance states that the Governing Body comprises of the following:

  • 7 Foundation Governors

  • 2 Staff Governors, one of which is always the Head Teacher

  • 2 Parent Governors

  • 1 Local Authority representative

 

No governors have relevant business and pecuniary interests associated with the school.

No governors have any material interests arising from relationships between other governors or school staff.

 

Governor Body Committees:

SD: Strategic Development and Pupils (including Admissions)

FPP: Finance, General Purposes & Personnel

Mrs Sarah Dennis is Chair of SDP

Mrs Melanie Rubin is Chair of FPP

 

All Governors have expected 4 year periods of appointment.

 

All correspondence to Governors should be addressed through the school office

Information about our Governors

Sarah Dennis worked in the education sector for 26 years.  She worked in a number of secondary schools, further eduation colleges and in a variety of roles from teaching to management.  She enjoys spending time with her family, walking and travelling around the country watching major sporting events.  

Full name Sarah Dennis
Category (e.g. parent governor) Foundation Governor
Date of appointment January 2016
Who were you appointed by? Anglican Ex Officio
Committees you serve on Strategic Development and Pupils Committee (including admissions)
Any appointments held

Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Strategic Development and Pupils Committee (including admissions)

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed None
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year Full attendance

 

Rev. Liz Murray was licensed at All Saints Elston Church on 13 October 2013.  Her parishes are: East Stoke, Elston, Kilvington with Alverton, Staunton with Flawborough, Shelton, Sibthorpe and Syerston, with 7 open churches (and churchyards) in all.  She began her working life in the textile industry, which she stayed in for 25 years.  She has two children, Rebecca and William.

Full name Revd Elizabeth Murray
Category (e.g. parent governor) Foundation Ex Officio
Date of appointment October 2013
Who were you appointed by? Southwell & Nottingham Diocese
Committees you serve on Strategic Development and Pupils Committee (including admissions)
Any appointments held

None

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed None
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year 1 absence - September 2017

 

Lisa Richmond is the Head Teacher of our Primary School.  She lives with her husband Paul and two grown up sons.  When she is not at school she loves nothing more than spending time with her family, travelling and shopping for shoes!  She loves to learn and her current project is ballroom dancing - well, the shoes are quite lovely!

Full name Lisa Richmond
Category (e.g. parent governor) Head Teacher
Date of appointment September 2014
Who were you appointed by? School
Committees you serve on

Finance, General Purpose & Personnel

Strategic Development and Pupils Committee (including admissions)

Any appointments held

None

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed None
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year Full attendance

 

Melanie Rubin has two children at the school, in Year 2 and Year 4.  She lives in Newark and has worked in the construction industry for the majority of the past fifteen years in various roles and currently works for an electrical services company in Newark.

Full name Melanie Rubin
Category (e.g. parent governor) Parent Governor
Date of appointment October 2015
Who were you appointed by? Parents
Committees you serve on

Finance, General Purpose & Personnel

 

Any appointments held

Chair of Finance, General Purpose & Personnel Committee

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed Parent Governor Christ Church Infant School until November 2017
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year Full attendance

 

Alison Johnson has a son in year 4 and a daughter in year 7.  She lives in the village and is a teacher at a local Primary School.

Full name Alison Johnson
Category (e.g. parent governor) Parent Governor
Date of appointment June 2014
Who were you appointed by? Parents
Committees you serve on

Strategic Development and Pupils committee (including admissions)

Any appointments held

None

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed None
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year 1 absence - October 2016

 

Helen Wilkinson has one child at the school, in Year 6.  She lives in Newark.  She is a member of Barnbygate Methodist Church.  She is a Trustee of Newark foodbank and works for the Association of Independent Museums.  Helen has a PHD in Museum Studies.

Full name Helen Wilkinson
Category (e.g. parent governor) Foundation
Date of appointment June 2014
Who were you appointed by?  
Committees you serve on

Strategic Development and Pupils committee (including admissions)

Finance, General Purpose & Personnel committee

Any appointments held

Vice Chair

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed None
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year Full attendance

 

John Heard is a Methodist Foundation Governor who previously worked in a number of local primary schools.  In retirement he now helps at Nottingham Trent University with BA Primary Education students and serves on the Nottinghamshire SACRE.  He is a keen swimmer and with his wife enjoys relaxation with their four grandchildren who are all of primary school age.

Full name John Heard
Category (e.g. parent governor) Foundation
Date of appointment September 2016
Who were you appointed by? Methodist Church
Committees you serve on

Strategic Development and Pupils committee (including admissions) - 2016/2017

Finance, General Purpose & Personnel Commitee (2017)

Any appointments held

None

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed None
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year Full attendance

 

Lucy Plunkett has lived in Elston for 19 years.  Her twins attended All Saints, and her daughter is currently in year 5.  She also works in Adult Social Care for Nottinghamshire County Council.

Full name Lucy Plunkett
Category (e.g. parent governor) Foundation (PCC)
Date of appointment April 2017
Who were you appointed by? PCC
Committees you serve on

Strategic  Development and Pupils committee (including admissions)

Any appointments held

None

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed None
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year  

 

Lucy Silver is a dispensing Optician and is married with a three year old daughter.  She loves spending time with her family and going out for day trips, she also enjoys reading and shopping.

Full name Lucy Silver
Category (e.g. parent governor) Foundation Methodist
Date of appointment March 2017
Who were you appointed by? Methodist Church                                                                                         
Committees you serve on

 

Any appointments held

None

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed None
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year  

 

Julie Russell has been Office Manager at the school since 2003.  She has two children and loves travelling, walking (when the weather is nice) and shopping for handbags!  

Full name Julie Russell
Category (e.g. parent governor) Staff
Date of appointment October 2015
Who were you appointed by? School
Committees you serve on

Finance, General Purpose & Personnel Committee

Any appointments held

None

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed None
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year Full attendance

 

Joe Wilson has been part of our school family for 3 years now in the role of Assistant Head Teacher. He is an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan and tries hard to incorporate giraffes and lego into the classroom!

Full name Joe Wilson
Category (e.g. parent governor) Staff - Associate Governor
Date of appointment January 2016
Who were you appointed by? School
Committees you serve on

Finance, General Purpose & Personnel Committee

Any appointments held

None

Register of relevant business or pecuniary interests None
Other education establishments governed None
Material interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at meetings over last academic year 1 absence January 2017