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Governor Meeting minutes are available to view in school.

Our Governors are a group of dedicated people who help with the monitoring and development of the school. We take into account our members strengths when deciding sub committees. The Chair of Governors is Mrs Sheila Haigh.


Walkeringham Primary School has a current Governor constitution of:


4 Co-opted Governors (and 2 co-opted Governor Vacancy)

1 Parent Governor (and 1 Parent Governor vacancy)

1 Staff Governor

1 Headteacher Governor

1 Local Authority Governor


The Governing body is made up of  two committees:

1. The Curriculum, Pupils and Personnel Committee (C & P)

2. The Finance Committee 


Please be advised that copies of sub-committee Governors minutes and financial information are available to parents/carers if they wish to view them.


Lee McKone

I’m Lee Mckone and my wife and young daughter at the time and I moved to the general area in 2006.

In my working career I have worked in procurement from leaving education, to serving with the armed forces for the majority of the 90’s, on leaving the Army I joined a land remediation company that dealt with contaminated land and water, initially as an engineer, through to site manager, operations manager and UK Safety Director. For the last couple of years of the 17 years with the same company I have moved into consultancy division, assisting clients with Construction, Design  management and Health and Safety advice.  

I have worked in most sectors to varying degrees but not Education I considered volunteering as a Local Authority appointed Governor where I thought I could offer some of my experience of sitting on senior boards as well as using some of my skills which could be transferrable as well as learning new skills , so volunteered for a post at Walkeringham Primary school beginning of 2021.


Sheila Haigh

I am originally from Newcastle on Tyne then I studied in Sheffield where I qualified as a teacher and later gained a Masters Degree in Education. I am married and I have two sons, four granddaughters and two dogs. We moved to Misterton eight years ago and have enjoyed events in Walkeringham including keep fit and indoor bowls.  I love to read, walk the dogs, listen to music and travel but my favourite occupation is being a granny.

 I retired in 2017 from a successful career in Primary Education - 40+ years in teaching including 23yrs as head teacher of several large inner city primary schools. I relished the job and tried to ensure that music, sport and arts continued to be prioritised within the whole curriculum.

 As a serving head teacher I also worked as a School Improvement Partner supporting small rural schools in Derbyshire. This role opened my eyes to the challenges faced by small schools both financially and in developing the curriculum.

I am excited about my new role as a governor of Walkeringham Primary School and aim to serve the children and families well, through working with the school team, being a “critical friend” and offering support and challenge particularly in the areas of Early Years and Safeguarding.


Carl Fahy


My name is Carl Fahy and I have lived in Misterton since 2009 with my wife and now have two children at Walkeringham Primary School. 

I am a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and NEC4 Accredited Project Manager working within Construction Industry. I currently work for a Yorkshire based Local Authority and have also spent many years working in the Private Sector as a Cost Consultant. 

My experience of managing project boards, budgets and key stakeholders will hopefully consist of transferable skills and knowledge that I can offer to the Walkeringham Primary School Governing Board. 

Whilst my working life has allowed me to gain exposure of the Education sector via new build and refurbishment construction projects, the day to day running of a Primary School is new to me and so I’m looking forward to developing my understanding of this as well as working with the staff, pupils and other parents.


Sophie Grand

I moved to the local area over a year ago and now live in a nearby village with my husband and a very cute Irish Doodle puppy. I am a qualified teacher with over 10 years primary experience and 5 years experience as a SENDCo. During my time as a teacher, I worked in both KS1 and KS2 and prioritised reading for pleasure, a love of learning and removing the barriers for all within my teaching. I also became an advocate for women in sport through a 'See Sporty Be Sporty' campaign that led to an increase in girls participating in all sports across the curriculum.


I am currently a regional SENDCo at private art colleges across Yorkshire for post 16 students with Autism and ADHD. My passion has always been providing an inclusive education for all and removing barriers for those diagnosed with SEND and I recently received a Master's in Education linked to this. I am also a committed member of the Gatwick Airport Accessibility Panel (IGAP) working with the airport to improve standards of air travel and airport experiences for those who are neurodiverse and/or have hidden disabilities and mental health needs.


In my spare time, I love to walk my puppy along with my mum's adorable dog, travel the world with my husband (and my dog where possible) and read lots of books, including biographies on successful women in history and novels based around travelling. I also love watching women's sports with my sister both on TV and Live. My favourites are football and Netball. This year I saw the English Lionesses play in London and met an English Rose netball player after a match I watched in Nottingham.


I am excited about my new role as a governor of Walkeringham Primary School and aim to serve the children and families well, by working alongside the WPS staff to support and challenge, particularly in the areas of SEND and English teaching and learning.'


Mrs Viv Preece (Co-opted Governor - details to follow)

Mr David Seymour (Co-opted Governor - details to follow)



Please find listed below Governor Committees and meeting attendance. A = Attended X = Absent N/A = Not Applicable


 C & P            Key: A = Attended     X = Not Attended

Governor Term 

Register of Business 


Summer 2023Autumn 2023Spring 2024

Heather Driver

(Head Teacher)

31.08.2021 - 30.08.2025NoneXAA

Nicola Spacey

(Staff Governor)

10.11.2021 - 09.11.2025NoneAAA

Lee McKone

(Local Authority Governor)

26.01.2021 - 25.01.2025              NoneXAA

Sheila Haigh

(Co-opted Governor and Chair)

10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneAAA
Sophie Grand (Co-opted Governor)21.06.2023 - 21.06.2026NoneN/AAX
Craig Bosworth (Co-opted Governor)10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneAResignedR
Michala Smith (Parent governor)10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneAResignedR
Helen Condliff (Co-opted governor)10.05.2023 - 09.05.2027N/AAResignedR
Carl Fahy (Parent governor)24.5.2023 - 23.5. 2027N/AAAA



GovernorTermRegister of Business InterestSummer 2023Autumn 2023Spring 2024

Heather Driver

(Headteacher Governor)

31.08.2021 - 30.08.2025DCTS Maintain Fire AlarmXAX

Sheila Haigh

(Co-opted Governor and Chair)

10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneAAA

Nicola Spacey

(Staff Governor)

10.11.2021 - 09.11.2025    NoneAAA
Sophie Grand (Co-opted Governor)21.06.2023 - 21.06.2026NoneN/AAX

Lee McKone

(Local Authority Governor)

26.01.2021 - 25.01.2025NoneXAX

Craig Bosworth

(Co-opted Governor)

10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneAResignedR

Michala Smith

(Parent Governor)

10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneAResignedR
Helen Condliff (Co-opted governor)10.05.2023 - 09.05.2027NoneAResignedR
Carl Fahy (Parent governor)24.05.2023 - 23.05.2027NoneAAA



Full Governors


Register of Business


Summer 2023Autumn 2023Spring 2024
Heather Driver31.08.2021 - 30.08.2025 DCTS Maintain Fire AlarmXAA
Helen Condcliff10.05.2023 - 09.05.2027NoneAResignedR
Nicola Spacey10.11.2021 - 09.11.2025NoneAAA
Lee McKone26.01.2021 - 25.01.2025NoneAAA
Michala Smith10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneResignedResignedR
Sheila Haigh10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneAAA
Craig Bosworth10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneAResignedR
Sophie Grand21.06.2023 - 21.06.2026NoneAAA
Carl Fahy24.05.2023 - 23.05.2027NoneAAA


Governor Roles



Training Co-ordinator, Appraisal Governor, Health & Safety, Physical Education, Chair of Pay Committee, Appraisal Committee



Lee McKone (Vice Chair)

SEND, LiteracySophie Grand
Foundation subjects (Geography, History etc)Carl Fahy

Foundation Stage, Appraisal Governor, Safeguarding, PSHE & Languages



Sheila Haigh (Chair of Governors)
Clerk to the GovernorsSara Booth

Governor Minutes for public display. Previous minutes are available from the school office