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Walgrave Primary School

Governors

Our Governors serve across two schools as part of the Walgrave and Pitsford Primary Schools Federation.

Our Governors meet at least once a month and oversee the work of both schools. We have several working parties or committees in addition to the ‘Full Governing Body’ these include Finance and Personnel, Headteacher Performance Management and Standards and Progress.

Any vacancies in the Governing body are advertised locally and applications are invited from members of the community as well as parents.

Structure

Role Name 

Experience

Committee

Elected/

Re-elected

Attendance

Chair

Alan Denton

Alan has served as Chair of the federation since its adoption in November 2014. Prior to that, he was Chair at Walgrave Primary School. Alan runs a successful leadership and coaching development company and is currently undertaking work with the school. This has been declared as an interest and Alan has no direct working influence on the project. November 2014/November 2018 100%

Vice-

Chair

Barry Mathew Barry is a parent at Pitsford Primary School and joined the Governors in November 2014. He was elected to Vice-Chair in September 2016. Working in the education industry for Oxford University Press, Barry is passionate and dedicated in making the school an amazing place for all children to have the learning experience they need. Finance and Personnel November 2014/November 2018 60%

Head-

teacher

James Ayton James is the Executive Headteacher at both Walgrave and Pitsford Primary Schools.

All Committees

 

 100%

Co-

Opted

Lydia Lingley Lydia has worked in education for the past ten years specifically the F.E. sector. She has an interest in special educational needs and disability and a degree in Disability Studies. Lydia currently works as the SEND lead at Tresham College of F.E. and H.E. and is the additional learning support manage with responsibility for 30 staff.

Standards and Progress

 

Finance and Personnel

 January 2017

 80%

Co-

Opted

Steve Bonnell Steve runs a successful electrical company, enabling him to advise on certain areas of Health and Safety. He is sometimes called in to undertake works, and as such this has been declared as an interest. Health and Safety November 2014/November 2018 40%

Co-

Opted

Bridget Naidu Bridget has been co-opted governor since 2014 and prior to that was a staff governor at Walgrave Primary School. Bridget lives in the village of Walgrave and taught at the school for 25 years. She has a particular interest in Early Years education and is passionate about giving all children the best possible start in education. She is the Early Years Governor and also works closely with Muddy Boots Pre-School providing liaison between the Governors and the Pre-School. Standards and Progress November 2014/November 2018 60%
Co-Opted Eleanor Hacklett Eleanor is a parent at Walgrave Primary School and joined the governing body in May 2019.  She has over 13 years of teaching experience across key stages 1 and 2, including experience in school improvement. She is passionate about ensuring all children receive an excellent, fully-rounded education and enjoy their schooling experience. May 2019 100%
Staff Mike Pennington Mike is the Deputy Head at Walgrave Primary School and has over 15 years teaching experience across Primary Schools in Northamptonshire. Standards and Progress December 2017 80%
Staff Gill Hanrahan Gill is an extremely experienced Teaching Assistant with many years experience in schools. She is also the Child Protection Governor. November 2014/November 2018 40%

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Sara Myles and she can be contacted on bursar@pitsford.northants-ecl.gov.uk