Ripley Infant School

Growing and Learning Together

 

Governors

Governing Body membership

Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance & Premises Committee

John Pearce (Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing body)

'My career in education began in 1970 as teacher. I was promoted in schools to head teacher, and in Nottinghamshire Local Authority to Deputy Chief Iinspector.  Finally, promoted to Grandfather, I now run an international Leadership Consultancy Business specialising in evaluation and success planning in education, business, health and sport.'

Relevant Business Interests: Creator of The iAbacus, works with schools and Academy Trusts on School Improvement

Details of other Educational Establishments of which you are a governor: None

Relationships with members of staff, e.g. spouse, relatives: None

Term of Office expires: September 2022

Attendance - 100%

 

Vice Chair (Designated Safeguarding Governor) and Chair of Safeguarding committee

Mrs Jane Foulkes (Parent Governor appointed by parent vote)

Committee(s): Curriculum & Personnel, Safeguarding

Relevant Business Interests: None

Details of other Educational Establishments of which you are a governor: None

Relationships with members of staff, e.g. spouse, relatives: None

Term of Office expires: April 2023

 Attendance - 100%

 

Parent Governor (Appointed by the parent vote)

Mrs Lyndsey Willis

'I'm a mum to 2 boys and work for a local children's toy charity. I decided to become a parent governor to understand more about my child's education and what goes into it.'

Committee(s): Finance & premises

Relevant Business Interests: None

Details of other Educational Establishments of which you are a Governor: None

Relationships with members of staff: None

Term of Office expires: February 2024

 Attendance - 80%

 

LA Governor:(Appointed by the Local Authority/Governing body)

Alison Cope

'I live in Alfreton and run a small taxi business around the area, I have two children and that was my reason for joining Governing boards 10 years ago. I have carried on being a Governor as not only is it something I really enjoy, I also like to do my best in ensuring children get the best education that they possibly can.'

Committee(s): Finance & Premises

Relevant Business Interests: None

Details of other Educational Establishments of which you are a governor: David Nieper Academy

Relationships with members of staff, e.g. spouse, relatives: None

Term of office expires: February 2023

 Attendance - 50%

 

Co-opted Governors (Appointed by the Governing Body)

Chair of Personnel & Curriculum Committee

Kathryn Ward

'I’m a retired Head Teacher of a Derby Nursery school and Children's Centre. I also taught at Ripley Nursery school and have a long association with Ripley Infant school through my children and grandchildren attending as pupils.'

Committee(s): Personnel & Curriculum

Relevant Business Interests: None

Details of other Educational Establishments of which you are a governor: None

Relationships with members of staff, e.g. spouse, relatives: None

Term of Office expires: April 2023

 Attendance - 100%

 

Janette Ward 

Committee(s): Finance & Premises

Relevant Business Interests: None

Details of other Educational Establishments of which you are a governor: None

Relationships with members of staff, e.g. spouse, relatives: None

Term of office expires: September 2024

 Attendance - 80%

 

Stephen Foulkes

Committee(s): TBC

Relevant Business interests: None

Details of other Educational Establishments of which you are a governor: None

Relationships with members of staff, e.g. spouse, relatives: None

Term of office expires: March 2025

 Attendance - 100%

 

Mandie Beighton 

'I have been a teaching and learning assistant Ripley Infant School since 2014. I join the governing body to take a further developing interest in the running of our school. Our children deserve the best in being part of the decision-making process is an absolute privilege and honour.'

Committee(s):TBC

Relevant Business Interests: Employed by Ripley Infant School as a TA

Details of other Educational Establishments of which you are a governor: None

Relationships with members of staff, e.g. spouse, relatives: None

Term of office expires: March 2025

 Attendance - 100%

 

Staff Governor (Appointed by staff vote)

Kirsty Saunders

'I have worked at Ripley Infant School since 2016. I am passionate about ensuring that our school can provide an excellent quality of education as well as foster children’s well-being in a positive way. Being a part of the Governing Body allows me to be a part of the bigger picture of our school and how we can ensure every decision made will make a positive impact on the lives of the pupils in our school.'

Committee(s): Curriculum & Personnel, Finance & Premises

Relevant Business Interests: None

Details of other Educational Establishments of which you are a governor: None

Relationships with members of staff, e.g. spouse, relatives: None

Term of Office expires: October 2022

 Attendance - 100%

 

Headteacher

Paula Doleman

Committee(s): Curriculum & Personnel, Finance&Premises, Safeguarding

Relevant Business Interests: None

Details of other Educational Establishments of which you are a governor: None

Relationships with members of staff, e.g. spouse, relatives: None

 Attendance - 100%

 

Clerk to Governors

Louise Dove