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Being a School Governor

 

Governors have a vital role. They help set the strategic direction of the school and ensure it delivers on its responsibilities. This requires a group of committed people from many walks of life with a mix of skills and experience. They all share an interest in education, a desire to help the school and an enquiring mind.

 

Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements other than a commitment to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people. The most important thing is that governors have skills to contribute and the willingness to learn and develop their abilities as governors.

 

This is a part-time, voluntary role which is very rewarding and interesting.

 

 

Become a School Governor

* Share your Skills * Make a Difference *

 

 

 

We currently have two vacancies on the Governing Body. If you are interested in joining us, you can pick up an information pack from the school office or download it below.

Meet the Governors

Meet the Governors 1 Sarah Willett (Chair): Co-opted Governor
Meet the Governors 2 Lydia Regan: Staff Governor
Meet the Governors 3 Caroline Crane: Co-opted Governor
Meet the Governors 4 Deborah Meredith: Headteacher Governor
Meet the Governors 5 Bernadette Thirlwell: Clerk to Governors
Meet the Governors 6 Carrie Finn: Co-opted Governor
Meet the Governors 7 Mike Greenwood: Parent Governor and DPO
Meet the Governors 8 Jennifer Heath: Co-opted Governor
Meet the Governors 9 Gemma Parkin: Local Authority Governor

Who Are the School’s Governors?

We have 12 governors representing different stakeholders in the school and the community. We always look to have:

  • 1 Chair

  • 6 Co-opted governors;

  • 2 Parent governors;

  • 1 Staff governor;

  • the Head; and

  • a governor chosen by the Local Authority.

     

    The best governing boards are made up of people with varying skills sets and interests. At Gamesley we all have a specific responsibility (for which no prior experience is needed) and sit together every month to focus on the Teaching and Learning and the Resources aspects of the school (such as finance, budgeting, personnel, buildings). The table below lists our current governors, their roles and business interests.

We are always happy to answer any questions about school governance and our work, or to hear from individuals who may be interested in becoming school governors. We can be contacted via the School Office at headteacher@gamesley.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Name

Type

Commencement of current 4 year term

Link to Gamesley

Business/pecuniary Interests

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Willett

Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors

June 2015

Local parent

None

 

 

 

 

 

Gemma Parkin

Local Authority Governor

April 2018

 

Deputy Headteacher of Mellor Primary School

         

Mike Greenwood

Parent Governor

April 2018

Local parent

Director of Kompelec

         

Lydia Regan

Staff Governor

March 2017

Year 6 teacher at the school

None

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Heath

Co-opted Governor

December 2015

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Finn

Co-opted Governor

February 2017

Local resident with a child at the school

Member of the PFA

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Crane

Co-opted Governor

June 2015

Deputy-headteacher

None

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Meredith

Headteacher

September 2004 (no end of term date)

Headteacher

None

 

 

 

 

 

Bernadette Thirlwell

Clerk to the Governors

April 2017

 

None

 

Governor

Attendance during 2017/18

Sarah Willett

10 out of 11

Jen Heath

4 out of 11

Jill Wood

8 out of 11

Rebecca Coulson

7 out of 11

Kirsty Hall

2 out of 5 (end of term March 2018)

Alexandra Gould

8 out of 11

Carrie Finn

5 out of 11

Deborah Meredith

11 out of 11

Caroline Crane

10 out of 11

Lydia Regan

11 out of 11

Mike Greenwood

3 out of 4 (appointed April 2018)

Gemma Parkin

2 out of 3 (appointed May 2018)

Governing Body Attendance Record 2016/17

 

Name

 

 

 

Attendance during 2016/17

Sarah Willett

10 out of 10

Jen Heath

5 out of 10

Jill Wood

8 out of 10

Rebecca Coulson

5 out of 10

Kirsty Hall

8 out of 10

Alexandra Gould

4 out of 4 (appointed March 2017)

Carrie Finn

2 out of 5 (appointed February 2017)

Deborah Meredith

9 out of 10

Caroline Crane

9 out of 10

Lydia Regan

4 out of 4 (appointed March 2017)

Jenny Williams

8 out of 10

Phil Hughes

4 out of 4 (resigned December 2016)

Kelly Shaw

5 out of 6 (end of term in February 2017)

Marie Williamson

5 out of 6 (end of term in February 2017)

Colin Waude

1 out of 1 (resigned in September 2016)

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