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Our Governing Body

 

What is it?

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

 

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the head teacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the head teacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

 

Who are we?

The governing body now consists of:

  • The Head Teacher
  • One elected staff governor
  • One appointed local authority governor
  • Three elected parent governors
  • Three appointed co-opted governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected every two years at the first Full Governing Body meeting of that academic year.  Our governors meet 5 times each year for a Full Governing Body meeting.

 

The chair of governors is Mrs Sarah Smith, who can be contacted via the school office by phone: 01773 811465 or email: info@green.derbyshire.sch.uk or ssmith@green.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Much of the work of the governing body is done by committees. At The Green Infant School we have the following committees:

  • Resources and Management - They discuss and make decisions regarding staffing, budgeting, building maintenance and site health and safety.
  • Teaching and Learning - They discuss and make decisions around the curriculum and teaching and learning in school.

Also:

  • Staffing and selection panels which are set up as and when required
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We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

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Ben Harris

Elected Chair of Governors - 27.9.18 - 27.9.19

Co-opted Governor - 07.02.17 to 06.02.2021

Committee: Resource Management

Governor Responsibility: Health and Safety including Risk Assessment

                                                Building and Premises

Business Interest: None

 

My son is currently attending the school and we live very local to it. The reason I wanted to be involved with the school on a more formal basis is that I see the fantastic drive that all the members of staff have to make the school the best it can be for all of our children and I wanted to help in any way I could.

 

I have a BSc(Hons) in Quantity Surveying and I am a Principal Quantity Surveyor for a nationwide construction company – which simply means that I spend a lot of time managing  people, controlling & forecasting budgets and looking at contracts. These are all skills that I would like to think are some benefit to the school and hence my involvement in the Resource Management Committee.

 

In one form or another I have been involved with schools my whole life – my mum is a business manager for a Primary school, my dad is a retired College lecturer… meaning that most of our family time was spent with people in education – its amazing what you pick up and the insight you get into how a school works!

 

I am approachable and actually really enjoying talking to people about what we are doing as a school to continually improve things and where other people see room for development.

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Marie Faulkner

Elected Vice-Chair of the Governing Body - 11.11.2016 to 10.11.2020

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Governor Responsibility: Raising Pupil Achievements

                                                SEND

                                                Attendance

                                                Literacy

Business Interest: None

I am a mum to three amazing children, two currently at The Green Infants. I am keen to be involved in the schools decisions to get the best for all children’s educational needs.

 

I was elected Parent Governor in November 2016.

 

I have taught in a Special School working with children with SEN for seventeen years and believe every child should achieve the best of their ability and that should be celebrated as every child is an individual.

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Claire Newton

Elected Staff Governor 22.11.18 - 22.11.22

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Responsible for: Pupil Premium

Business interests: None

After moving to Derbyshire, I went to Sheffield Hallam University to train as a Teacher, and for the last 12 years I have worked in three other Infant and Primary Schools.  In my last school, I had responsibiity for Maths, PE and PSHE.  I am also a level 3 Forest School Leader and I am keen to use this training at The Green Infant School.  I am originally from the West Country and I went to University of Plymouth to study Theatre and Education.  I have three 'big' children who are all a lot taller than me!  My eldest son and daughter have left school now and my youngest son is 15.  I love gardening and generally being outdoors, walking in the Peak District.  I also like to swim and do yoga in my spare time.

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Mrs Katherine Gregory

Parent Governor - 7.11.18 to 7.11.2022

Committee: Finance

Governor Responsibility: TBC

Business Interest: 

 

I have a daughter at the school and after hearing how well she had settled in to school life I wanted to join the Governing Body for the school so that I could help to make sure that the school continued to be such a positive place not just for my child but for all children that come through the school gates.

 

I have over 8 years experience working in a finance environment with another 3 years experience of people management. I also have experience in change management and continuous improvement tools and customer service. Naturally my key skills lends itself to be able to support the finance committee which I believe will be a fundamental part of ensuring the success of school now, during the transition to an academy school and making the school future proof.

Mr Jason Trueman

Parent Governor - 7.11.18 to 7.11.2022

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Governor Responsibility: TBC

Business Interest: 

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Hannah Walker

Co-opted Governor - 15.11.14 to 14.11.2018

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Governor Responsibility: Safeguarding including E Safety

Business Interest: None

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Emma Stevenson

Local Authority Governor - 04.01.2018 to 04.1.2022

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Governor Responsibility: Anti-Bullying

                                                EYFS

                                                Behaviour

Business Interest: None

 

I am a local authority governor appointed in April 2018 along with being employed by Derbyshire County Council working with Adult Care.

 

My involvement with The Green has been long-standing.  My mother was a deputy headteacher many years ago and my 3 children, who are now grown up, all attended The Green.  When my children were at the school I was a parent governor and eventually Chair of Governors.

 

I am involved with the community in South Normanton; including South Normanton Gala Crew, Gears of Goodwill, The Keeley Wardley Santa Walk and I try to attend various school events and other community events when possible.

 

I look forward to working with the Teachers and Governors and meeting parents and families during my time with The Green.

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Victoria Wharmby

Elected Parent Governor - 12.07.2016 to 27.9.18

Co-opted Governor - 27.9.18 to 27.9.2022

Committee: Resource Management

Governor Responsibility: Numeracy

                                                ICT including Data and GDPR

Business Interest: None

 

I am the proud mum of 2 girls. My previously eldest attended the Green Infant and my youngest hopefully will do in the not to distant future.

 

I became a parent governor 2 years ago.  It’s a privilege to be involved in helping the school  any way I can  and to work with an inspirational head  and such dedicated staff who are putting their heart and soul into improving the school for everyone. 

 

The Green Infant School has been a huge part of my families life and is very dear to our hearts. My Nana worked for the school for 15 years and then my Mum followed suit for 25 years. I am proud to be a governor and, in some small way, upholding the family tradition!

 

I am a qualified accountant and previously have worked over 15 years in Finance then for the last 5 years I have headed up a Data & Analytics team for a large retailer. As a child it was the Green Infant that first encouraged my love of numbers and learning.  So I’m delighted to be involved in the Resource Management Committee and my area of responsibility for the school is unsurprisingly Numeracy and Data!! 

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Elected Parent Governor - Donna Evans

Committee: Resource Management

Governor Responsibility: Leadership and Management

Business Interest: None

Hi I have a daughter attending the school and recently became a governor in April 2018.
I hope to draw upon my experiences within a union committee of 6 years, actively striving to improve and support action plans to improve and benefit the school and ultimately all the children attending The Green Infants.

 

Co-Opted Governor - Vacancy

Governor Resignations 2015/2016

Irene Fynn - 25.05.2016 (work commitments)

Karen Hyde - 07.11.2016

Matthew Stanway - 12.11.2016 (term of office expired)

 

Governor Resignations 2017/2018

Mark Davis - 21.11.2017 (term of office expired)

Neil Johnson - 31.03.2018 (term of office expired)

Rebecca Ballard - 26.4.18 (Work commitments)

Joanne Coope - 9.6.18

 

Governor Resignations 2018/2019

Sarah Smith - 27.9.18 (Family and work commitments)

Ed Skinner - 14.11.18 (term of office expired)

Samantha Heaton - 22.11.18 (Family and work commitments)

 

Governor Resignations 2019/20

Tim Jacques - 27.6.19 (Personal circumstances)

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