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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 organisations 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 son in Year 6. 

 

Type of Governor: Parent elected

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: Start 25.03.2021; End 24.03.2025

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

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 a daughter at the school in Year 6. 

 

Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: Start 06.07.2022    Finish 05.07.2026

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 04.02.2020    Finish 03.02.2024

Committee Membership - F and GP

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 12.3.2023    Finish 11.3.2027

Committee Membership:  F & GP

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 2 and 6.

 

Type of Governor:  Co-opted

Appointed by:  The Full Governing Body

Term of Office:  Start 14.1.2021    Finish 13.01.2025

Committee Membership:  F & GP

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interest:  None

Relationships with school staff:  None

  

Ishwinder Kaur - Parent Governor

I have lived in Trowell for over ten years. I am a mother of two daughters at the school in Year 4 & Year 6. I work as a part-time lecturer at Nottingham Trent University in Biosciences and leading projects for developing resilience in students with benchmarks of achievement, engagement and learning Outcomes. Prior to my role at NTU, I worked in Boots as a skincare scientist and then took a career break for 3 years. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and always learning to improve my and my family’s health and well-being.

 

Type of Governor: Parent elected

Appointed by:  The Full Governing Body

Term of Office:  Start 20.09.2022    Finish 19.09.2026

Committee Membership:  PPSD

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interest:  None

Relationships with school staff:  None

  
 

Julie Travell - Staff Governor

I began my career as an Occupational Therapist working in adult psychiatry. I have early years professional status and spent 15years working in early education.

I am currently employed at Trowell School as a HLTA covering staff PPA but am also a registered Play Therapist.

I am passionate about children gaining tools for life through education; and that every child has an opportunity to reach their potential in all areas of personal development.

I enjoy spending time with family (I am mum to 3 adult boys who were once pupils at Trowell School), being outdoors, walking, cycling and swimming.

I volunteer doing children’s work in a city church and have the privilege to be alongside children/families in a context outside of school; this experience gives me a little insight into some of the challenges we face today.

 

Type of Governor: Staff elected

Appointed by:  The Full Governing Body

Term of Office:  Start 31.10.2022    Finish 30.10.2026

Committee Membership:  PPSD

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interest:  None

Relationships with school staff:  None

  

Karen Hanford - Foundation Governor

I am the Vicar of Trowell, Awsworth and Cossall and am pleased to be able to serve as a member of the Governing Body. Prior to ordination, I worked as a Probation Officer, principally with the Nottingham City Youth Offending Team. Before my current post, I was Associate Minister in Stapleford and enjoyed building on the close relationship between the Church and St John's C of E School. In my spare time, I enjoy hill walking with my family, especially in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

 

Type of Governor: Foundation elected

Appointed by:  The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: Ex Officio role Start 01.07.2023    

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

Governor's Year End Financial Statements

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

 

Don Pringle

Served as: Foundation governor

End of term:  25.7.23

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