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 2024

Attendance - 83%

 

Vice Chair 

Lyndsey Willis (Co-opted Governor)

'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 2028

 Attendance last academic year - 100%

 

Parent Governor (Appointed by the parent vote)

Kelly Smith

"I have two children who attend the school and thought it would be interesting to see how the school curriculum is written and delivered to the children"

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: March 2027

Vacancy

 

 

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

Vacancy

 

Co-opted Governors (Appointed by the Governing Body)

Kathryn Ward - Chair of Personnel & Curriculum Committee

'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 2027

 Attendance last academic year - 100%

 

Janette Ward 

"I have worked for businesses serving the education sector for over 20 years. I also have an association with the school as my two children both attended"

Committee(s): Finance & Premises

Relevant Business Interests: "Jan works for an education supplies company"

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 last academic year - 66%

 

Mandie Beighton - Designated Safeguarding Governor and Chair of Safeguarding committee

'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):Curriculum & Personnel, Safeguarding

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 last academic year- 83%

 

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, 

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 2026

 Attendance last academic year- 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 last academic year - 83%

 

Clerk to Governors

Cathy Barrass

To contact please email: ClerkToGov@ripley-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk

Governors leaving over the post 12 months

Mrs Jane Foulkes (Co-opted Governor) Resigned 08.01.23

Miss L Dove (Clerk to Governors) Left 21.07.22

Ms Alison Cope (LA governor) term of office ended February 2023