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Governor Retirement

Many thanks to Mrs Gayna Hall who left the Governing Body at the end of the academic year (2016/17).  She has been a longstanding member of the Governing Body and we would like to wish her well in her future pursuits.

The Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body, forms a key part of every school and works closely with the head teacher, staff and local authority.   It oversees the strategic leadership of the school, providing support and challenge to help the Head Teacher in moving the school forward and ensures that the school functions well in terms of standards, staffing, curriculum, premises and finance.  The school has the following committees:  Pupils & Strategic Development; Personnel & Finance; Standards.

Membership of our Governing Body

The School Governing Body elected to reconstitute under the School Governance Regulations on Monday 28, July 2014. This decision means that they are now able to appoint more people on the basis of the skills they bring.  The Governing Body now consists of four Co-opted Governors, two elected Parent Governors, one elected Staff Governor, one appointed Local Authority Governor, two Associate Governors and the Head Teacher.  They are:

 

 

Nottinghamshire County Council

 

Bagthorpe Primary School Governing Body Membership List for 01.09.2017

 

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Governor Elsewhere

Business Interests[1]

Relationships[2]

Term of Office

Start

Finish

Mrs Jackie Shacklock

Co-opted (Chair)

School Governing Body (GB)

No

Owner Wildflowers UK Ltd

None

28/07/2014

27/07/2018

Miss Liz Kitts

LA (Vice Chair)

LA

No

None

None

29/01/2014

28/01/2018

Mr David Wright

Co-opted

School GB

No

None

None

28/07/2014

27/07/2018

Mr Stephen Fletcher

Co-opted

School GB

No

None

None

28/07/2014

27/07/2018

Mrs Karen Jones

Co-opted

School GB

No

None

Married to Mr P Jones - Site Manager

28/07/2014

27/07/2018

Mrs Rebecca Leader

Parent

School Parent Body

No

None

None

25/09/2015

24/09/2019

Mrs Donna Hemp

Parent

School Parent Body

No

None

None

10/03/2017

09/03/2021

Mr David Walton

Head Teacher

LA

No

Business Interest in TTS & Pyramid Press

None

01/09/2007

Ongoing

Mrs Yvette Pearse

Staff Governor

School Staff

No

None

None

07/06/2015

06/06/2019

Miss Emily Parkinson

Associate

School

No

None

None

17/10/2016

16/10/2018

Mr Paul Woollam

Associate

School GB

No

None

None

27/02/2017

26/02/2021

 

 

[1] Explanation from Govs Handbook

[2] This includes relationships between Governors and members of school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives

 
 

 

Meet our Governors:

Mrs Jackie Shacklock - Co-opted Governor: Chair of Governors

Sits on the Personnel & Finance, Pupil & Strategic Development and Standards Committees. Curriculum Governor. Responsible for Child Protection & Safeguarding; Anti-bullying; Complaints; Literacy and is the Training Co-ordinator

"I have been a Governor since 2008 and Chair since 2011.  I was a senior buyer for a large company based in Sheffield, but when my oldest daughter reached school age I retrained as a florist and opened Wild Flowers in Selston. Having lived in the area for all of my life it's great to be in the heart of the community and to be part of Bagthorpe as a parent and a governor. As governors we have every respect for the staff and work alongside them, to ensure our children receive the best primary education, with a strong emphasis on our Core Values.  We have a fantastic environment at Bagthorpe, both indoors and outdoors and as a Governing Body we are passionate about our work to make the school the best it can be."

Ms Liz Kitts - Local Authority Governor: Vice-Chair of Governors

Vice-Chair of Governors. Sits on the Pupils & Strategic and Standards committees; Chair of Personnel & Finance committee.  Curriculum Governor.  Has responsibility for Mathematics and Complaints.

"I have now been a Governor for over 20 years, in two Nottinghamshire schools.  I work as an Educational Improvement Consultant in Nottinghamshire Primary Schools in the areas of Early Years, Assessment, Computing and Professional Development for Teachers. As a teacher, I miss working with children, so being part of Bagthorpe keeps me in touch with the day-to-day reality of school life!  As a governor I get involved in all aspects of school life and I enjoy working with our team of governors to find ways through challenging situations, whilst making sure that the children benefit."

Mr Stephen Fletcher - Co-opted Governor

Sits on the Pupils & Strategic Development and Personnel & Finance Committees. Has responsibility for Health & Safety and Prevent.  Curriculum Governor.

"I am a serving Police Officer, based at Radford Road Police Station, Nottingham City Centre.  I haven't got a police car - I walk everywhere, because I am a beat bobby in Carrington and Sherwood!   I'm a school governor because I want to give something back to the local community and in particular Bagthorpe Primary School as both of my children are pupils here.  As well as tact and diplomacy, another of my skills is keeping people safe, so I help to advise on this at Bagthorpe by checking things through with Mr Jones.  It's great to be part of a good school and seeing how it progresses."

Mrs Karen Jones - Co-opted Governor

Sits on the Pupils & Strategic Development, Personnel & Finance and Standards Committees. 

Has responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Health and Safety (Records); Pupil Records.  Curriculum Governor

"I feel immensely privileged to be part of Bagthorpe, where I took up my position as governor in 2010.  My two daughters both came to the school and were so happy being part of the family feel of the school and its core values.   I have been a nursery nurse for over 13 years at a private day nursery, which is a job I love - but not as much as my most important job, which is being a mum!  As a governor I always try to focus on the individual child's development because I know how important this is.  I love being a governor at Bagthorpe and I hope that I make a difference - even if it's a small part!"

Mr David Wright - Co-opted Governor

Chairs the Pupils & Strategic Development Committee, member of the Standards Committee. Responsible for Head Teacher Appraisal, Safer Recruitment; Looked After Children, Pupil Records.  Curriculum Governor.

"I have been a governor at Bagthorpe for over 10 years, during which time I have seen the school go from strength to strength. As one of Nottinghamshire's Principal Benefits Officers, my work involves strategic planning, monitoring procedures, accountability and constantly dealing with people - all skills which I bring to my governor role.  Although my children have now left Bagthorpe, I remain very much part of the 'family' and have high ambition for our school."

Mrs Rebecca Leader - Parent Governor

Committees:  Pupils & Strategic Development Committee and Personnel & Finance.  Link Governor for Prevent.  Curriculum Governor.

"I have worked for Derbyshire Constabulary in the control room for 14 years.  I am used to dealing with sensitive and stressful situations in a high pressured environment.  I can stay calm and am level headed keeping an unbiased opinion.  I have a real passion for education and believe all children should have a solid foundation to build on for their future.  I am able to bring many of my workplace skills including safeguarding children and dealing with outside agencies to my role.  I enjoy working in a team and helping to get the best out of the school for the pupils and community.  It is also a pleasure to be part of a team that can help to support the Head Teacher in the challenges that arise."

Mrs Yvette Pearse - Staff Governor and Deputy Head Teacher

Sits on the Pupils & Strategic Development, Personnel & Finance and Standards Committees.  

Has responsibility for English, Art and Design, Design Technology, Pupil Premium

"I have been Deputy at Bagthorpe since 2010, before which I spent 9 years as a LA Literacy Consultant.  I have a deep commitment to helping children improve their learning and I love the day to day challenges of being a class teacher as well as my wider role as a school leader.  This also includes my involvement on the Governing Body, where I enjoy working alongside parents and getting to know other people from our community.  Sharing ideas with people from all different walks of life gives different perspectives of what we do at Bagthorpe - and that's got to be a good thing!

Mr David Walton - Staff Governor: Head Teacher

Sits on the Personnel & Finance, Pupils & Strategic Development and Standards Committees.  

"Since 1993, I have taught at four different Nottinghamshire schools and been Head Teacher at Bagthorpe since 2007.  The best thing about being a teacher, is working with children, but I also get to work with lots of adults too!  Our Governing Body is a strong team, drawn from many different walks of life, with a wide range of skills and experience.  We enjoy working together and have a strong, corporate view of where we are going and what we want to achieve for the children.  Our Governors help me to do a better job, by supporting me with some of the more difficult parts of my work, but at the same time challenging me to raise standards and to make our school even better for the children."

Miss Emily Parkinson - Associate Governor

Sits on the Pupils & Strategic and Finance & Personnel Committees.  

The governors decided to create an Associate Member of the Governing Body with the aim of this being one of the teachers.   We decided that teachers would spend 2 years serving on the governing body in this way so that we all get chance to see how this side of school life operates, as well as giving teachers the opportunity to build a relationship with the governors.  My role in school is Y2 teacher.

Mr Paul Woollam - Associate Governor

Curriculum Governor.  I have been a governor since 2005 when my twin daughters started at the school. Back then, I felt that there was great potential to improve attainment, the school buildings, and to make better use of the fantastic environment in which the school is located. I am pleased to have played a small part making this happen, and in continuing to support ongoing improvements. In my day job, I am a director of a housing association and believe that my professional skills and experience help me in my governor role. I am also a trustee of a charity which provides assistance to older and vulnerable persons.

Mrs Donna Hemp - Parent Governor 

Curriculum Governor.  I am a mum of five with two children at Bagthorpe Primary School.  I love Bagthorpe and am very passionate about the school and the children's wellbeing.  I am in the PTA and help at most events.  My priority is the children and I ensure I do everything I can to benefit them.  I believe that if I provide my help and support the children will get the rewards.  I help most weeks in both my boys' classes.

School Improvement Priorities for 2015/6

If you have any feedback or responses to these priorities, please do not hesitate to let us know, or if you have any suggestions as to what you feel should be priorities, please contact us at office@bagthorpe.notts.sch.uk.  Thanks

 

Priority 1: To improve the effectiveness of leadership and management 

1.1 To develop a broad and balanced curriculum which inspires children to learn and motivates teachers to take risks and innovate in ways that are right for the children.

1.2 To establish an effective system for tracking and monitoring children’s progress and attainment, in order to inform:

  • parents about how their child is doing, so that they can support their child to     improve;
  • staff about the next steps in children’s learning;
  • children about their own learning, so that they can take more responsibility for     their own learning, developing independence and resilience;
  • governors about pupil performance in the school.

 

Priority 2: To improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment

2.1 To improve the quality of mathematics teaching, ensuring whole school consistency in  planning and practice.
2.2 To improve the quality of literacy teaching with a specific emphasis on SPaG.
2.3 To improve pupils’ learning behaviour, by embedding Learning to Learn principles.

 

Priority 3: To improve personal development, behaviour and welfare

3.1 To improve levels of children’s punctuality and attendance.

3.2 To improve lunch and break time provision through the development of pupil Play Leaders.

 

Priority 4: To improve outcomes for pupils

4.1 To implement a whole school Closing the Gaps strategy, to intervene to provide support for those pupils who are at risk of underachieving, taking particular account of vulnerable groups 
4.2 To improve Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision so that best planning and practice maximises pupils’ progress.

Bagthorpe Primary Governors' Key Documents

School Governors Attendance at Meetings

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