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Target: 96% Whole School:
Year 1
Year 2


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 Neil Robinson, who can be contacted via the school office by phone: 01773 811465 or email:


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.


  • Staffing and selection panels which are set up as and when required

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Neil Robinson: Chair of Governors

Elected Co-opted Governor - 7.5.2020 - 7.5.2024

Committee: Resource Management

Governor Responsibility: TBC

Business Interest: None

Victoria Wharmby

Elected Vice Chair Governor - 7.5.2020 - 7.5.2024

Committee: Resource Management

Governor Responsibility: Maths, 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 is currently in year 1.

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!! 

Marie Faulkner

Elected - 7.5.2020 - 7.5.2024

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Governor Responsibility: Safeguarding




Business Interest: None

I am a mum to three amazing children, one 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 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.

Claire Newton

Elected Staff Governor 22.11.18 - 22.11.22

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Responsible for: Pupil Premium, English, Curriculum

Business interests: None

I am originally from the West Country and I went to University of Plymouth to study Theatre and Education. After moving to Derbyshire, I went to Sheffield Hallam University to train as a Teacher, and for the last 15 years I have worked in four Infant and Primary Schools.  I am also a level 3 Forest School Leader, I love being outdoors and I am keen to encourage outdoor learning here at The Green.   I love walking in the Peak District with my Romanian rescue dog, Socks.

Mrs Donna Evans

Parent Governor - 7.5.2020 to 7.5.2024

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Governor Responsibility: TBC

Business Interest: 

Coming soon

Mrs Lexie Walton

Parent Governor - 1.12.2020 to 1.12.2024

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Governor Responsibility: TBC

Business Interest: 

Coming soon

Mr Mike Ballard

Parent Governor - 1.12.2021 to 1.12.2023

Committee: TBC

Governor Responsibility: TBC

Business Interest: 

Coming soon

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)

Emma Stevenson - 26.9.19 (Personal circumstances)

Ben Harris - 26.9.19 (Personal circumstances)

Hannah Walker - 7.5.2020 (Personal circumstances)


Governor Resignations 2020/21

Kathryn Gregory - 1.9.2020 (Personal circumstances)

John Lobley - 1.9.2020 (Personal circumstances)

Jason Trueman- 1.9.21 (Personal circumstances)