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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

 

The Governing Body

The Governing Body of Trowell C of E Primary School is a combination of appointed and elected members. The foundation governors are appointed by the local church and the Board of Education to preserve and develop the religious character of the school. They represent the interests of the church, foundation or other organisation connected with the school and should include parents. 

 

The Governing Body is an integral part of the school leadership team and is responsible for;

 

  • Setting the Christian ethos of the school
  • Developing the school improvement plan
  • Making decisions about expenditure of the school budget
  • Challenging and holding the Headteacher to account
  • They also monitor the implementation of the policies developed in consultation with the school leadership team
  • Sometimes the governing body is referred to as the critical friend. It has a strategic role: governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school. 
   

Nicola Kennedy - I am Chair of Governors at Trowell C of E School. 

The youngest of my 3 children is currently in KS2 at Trowell School. I was appointed as Governor in Jan 2016 and have been Chair of Governors since Sept 2018. I am a Link Governor for English and deputy Safeguarding Lead. I currently sit on the Finance and General Purpose sub committee. I also attend the termly Full Governors meetings and any mid term development meetings at other schools. I am Head of Radiology at Nottingham University Hospitals and have 25 years experience in many NHS roles. I am committed to supporting Trowell C of E School, having helped in school with reading every Monday for 4 years.

 

Type of Governor: Co-opted elected

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: Start 26/07/18    Finish 25/07/22

Committee Membership - F and GP

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

   

Dan Goddard - I have been headteacher of Trowell C of E Primary School since September 2015.

 

Prior to becoming head teacher I was deputy head in another local primary church school. As headteacher I sit on both governor committees and have a specific link with governors to: pupil achievement, teaching and learning, leadership and management and behaviour and safety.

 

I currently live in Bramcote with my wife and two children. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family as well as being involved at Beeston Free Church.

 

Being headteacher of Trowell C of E Primary is a real privilege. My wish for the pupils, parents and governors of the school is that we continue to provide a high quality education for all pupils using our Christian values to develop children both personally and academically. My hope is that we can provide them with a memorable experience that they will look back on years to come with great fondness.

 

Type of Governor: Staff Headteacher

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 1/1/11

Committee Membership: F&GP and P&P

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

 

   

Don Pringle - I was appointed by the Diocese as a Foundation Governor in September 2015.

I have lived with my family in Trowell since 1990. My grandson is in Year 1 at the school. When required I assist the school with Health & Safety matters. I am currently the Link Governor for Science. I enjoy attending all the governor meetings and training sessions. I also sit on the Finance and General Purpose sub committee.

 

Type of Governor: Board of Education

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: Start 30/09/15    Finish 29/09/19

Committee Membership - F and GP

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

 

   

Diane Mason - I was appointed as a Local Authority Governor in Feb 2016. 

I have worked in education for 30 years as a Mathematics teacher in a Further Education College in Nottingham and lived in Trowell during that time. I sit on the Finance and General Purposes sub Committee and  I am the link governor for Maths.

 

Type of Governor: Local Authority

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: Start 04/02/16    Finish 03/02/20

Committee Membership - F and GP

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

 

 

 

Andrew Robinson - Parent elected

Vice - Chair of Governors

I have lived in Trowell for eight years and qualified as a secondary school teacher nine years ago. I am currently Head of Year at a school in Derbyshire. Before teaching I worked in financial services for three years. I have a daughter in Year 4 and a son in Year 1. 

 

Type of Governor: Parent elected

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: Start 23/01/17    Finish 22/01/21

Committee Membership - F and GP

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

 

Richard Kerry - Parent Governor

I am a finance manager at Rolls-Royce where I have held numerous different roles which will bring good experience to in particular the Finance & General Purposes sub Committee. I have two daughters at the school currently, my eldest in Year 4 and youngest is in Year 1

 

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: Start 06/07/18    Finish 05/07/22

Committee Membership - F and GP

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

 

 

 

Samantha Parsons-Loades

I am a working mum of 3 children, 2 of whom are presently at Trowell C of E Primary School. I have worked within the healthcare sector for over 25 years, currently serving as an operating department practitioner and also assisting with local pain relief clinics across Nottinghamshire. 

I run a small dance academy which I set up over 20 years ago, and teach children from 3 years upwards.  I serve on the PPSD (Personnel, Pupils and Strategic Development Committee. 

 

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: Start 26/07/18    Finish 25/07/22

Committee Membership - PPSD

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

 

 

Lee Armstrong - KS1 Leader/SENCO

 

 

Type of Governor:  Staff

Appointed by:  The Full Governing Body

Term of Office:  Start 22.11.18   Finish 22.11.22

Committee Membership:  PPSD

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests:  None

Relationships with school staff:  None

 

 

Martin Stovin

 

 

Type of Governor:  Co-opted

Appointed by:  The Full Governing Body

Term of Office:  Start 12.3.19    Finish 12.3.23

Committee Membership:  F&GP

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interest:  None

Relationships with school staff:  None

 

Wesley Perry

 

 

Type of Governor:  Co-opted

Appointed by:  The Full Governing Body

Term of Office:  Start 20.6.19

Committee Membership:  PPSD

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interest:  None

Relationships with school staff:  None

   
Attached is a document detailing governor attendance at committee and full governor meetings

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

Governor's Year End Financial Statement 2017/18

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