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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. 
  

Andrew Robinson - Chair of Governors

I have lived within the Trowell area for over ten years and qualified as a secondary school teacher nearly fifteen years ago. Since then I have held curriculum and pastoral leadership roles. Before my career in education, I worked in financial services.  Prior to my role as Chair of Governors I was Vice Chair for 2 and a half years. I have a daughter in Year 6 and a son in Year 3. 

 

Type of Governor: Parent elected

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: Start 14.1.21; End Spring 2023

Committee Membership - PPSD

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

  

Richard Kerry - Vice Chair

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 6 and youngest is in Year 3.

 

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

  

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, and have been a governor for 4.5 years. My 2 grandchildren are pupils at the school. I assist the Head where necessary with Health & Safety matters. I am currently the Link Governor for RE. I enjoy attending all the governor meetings, training sessions, assemblies and sports days. 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 30/09/19    Finish 29/09/23

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

 

 

Samantha Parsons-Loades - Parent Governor

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

I am currently the Year 2 teacher for 3 days a week and hold the positions of SENDCo and Key Stage 1 Lead.  I have worked at Trowell C of E Primary School for 17 years and in that time had also had experience teaching within Reception and Year 1.  I have recently taken on the role of Mental Health lead within school.

 

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 - Co-opted Governor

 

I was appointed in March 2019 as a Co-opted Governor.

I have lived in the Stapleford and Trowell area since 1963 and I worked as an Administrator in various roles. I sit on the Finance and General Purposes Sub Committee and am the Link Governor for EYFS.

 

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 - Co-opted Governor

I have been a teacher for over 15 years and am currently a deputy head at a secondary school in Loughborough. I am a co-opted governor who was appointed in July 2019 and I sit on the Personnel, Pupils and Strategic Development Committee. I am also the link governor for ICT and computing.

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

  

Vass Constantinou - Co-Opted Governor

I am a Chartered Accountant having qualified over 10 years ago but now working in the Healthcare Sector as Group Accounting and Treasury Manager. I have lived and studied in Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire most of my life and look forward to putting my expertise to good use in termly full governing body meetings and the Finance and General Purposes sub-committee which I sit on as well as also being the link governor for Pupil Premium. I have two children aged 1 and 5.

 

Type of Governor:  Co-opted

Appointed by:  The Full Governing Body

Term of Office:  Start 14.1.21

Committee Membership:  F and GP

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

Governor's Year End Financial Statements

Previous members of the governing body within the last 12 months:

 

Nicola Kennedy

Served as:  parent governor / Chair of Governor

End of term:  25.3.21

 

 

Jon Wells

Served as:  ex-Officio (in absence of Headteacher)

End of term:  19.4.21

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