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Governors

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 Sarah Bowes.

 

Walkeringham Primary School has a current Governor constitution of:

 

6 Co-opted Governors

2 Parent Governors

1 Staff Governor

1 Headteacher Governor

 

The Governing body is made up of  two committees:

1. The Curriculum and Pastoral (C & P)

2. The Resources 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.

 

Sarah Bowes 

I am Sarah Bowes and I am Chair of Governors,  I have been a governor for Walkeringham for 10 years. I started as a parent governor when my daughter was in Walkeringham School. I work for a large bank and after several years working through the roles in the branch I moved to work for the Fraud department. I am involved in my working role as support for anyone needing union representation and also I am an advocate for Mental Health Support. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Governor and I enjoyed it so much, a few years ago I also started as a Governor for another local school.

 

I enjoy learning what is going on in the school and learning about the education of pupils and how the school keeps them safe.

 

Pat Hooton 

I am married and have two grown up sons and three Grandchildren, plus 2 large dogs and 2 cats!    I have worked for many years in the National Health Service (NHS), before retiring from my post of Director of Nursing and Operational Services at The Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust (Alder Hey).  During my career I was committed to the personal development of not only myself, but also my staff.  I studied at Manchester University, as a post graduate student and obtained a Master of Science Degree in Management Sciences.

 

I was born in Retford, but lived in Lancashire before moving to Walkeringham, just over 15 years ago.  Being a passionate supporter of rural schools and the provision of the best appropriate education for all children, I volunteered to be a School Governor at Walkeringham Primary School.  Community life is very important to me, so as a Parish Councillor, I act as the School’s liaison link with the Parish Council.  My other interests include protecting the environment, encouraging and protecting wildlife.

 

Gemma Goodall

My Name is Gemma Goodall, I am from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire where I live with my Fiancé and two children. I grew up in the town and I now work at the local Infant and Nursery school where I started my education. I’ve worked in a school environment all my working life, I’m a fully qualified school Business Manager with Accountancy qualifications along with Health & Safety training and Knowledge.  I have worked under both Local Authority and Academy Trusts.   

I wanted to become a governor at Walkeringham to expand my knowledge and support another local school in areas which I’m familiar with.   

I came to join Walkeringham Governing Body in November 2018 and have enjoyed my time so far.

 

Mandy Keating 

I have over thirty years combined experience of working as a Freelance Visual Artist, Arts Educator, Director of an arts organisation, Graphic Designer, Bookbinder and working in the creative industry overall. I have become adept at: teaching creative skills; making art; project managing and delivering arts; working in community arts settings; organising arts events and exhibitions; supporting artists with practical help, such as funding bids, taxes, setting up as a freelancer, how to write proposals; mentoring graduating artists; commissioning creatives such as Visual Artists, Designers, Sculptors, Illustrators, Writers and Poets, Musicians, Film Makers to lead workshops, community projects or take part in events; budgets, reporting and evaluation; public speaking; exhibition curatorials.

 

I am an older Mum of twins, who were a long time coming and are much cherished. Therefore their education, health and wellbeing is important to me. As a Governor I am in a privileged position to be able to contribute to and support the overall effectiveness of Walkeringham Primary School as an education provider.

 

 

Lloren Goodall

I'm Lloren Goodall and I grew up in Walkeringham and lived on West Moor Road until 2006, I then moved to the neighbouring village with my husband.  We now have 2 children both of which attend Walkeringham Primary.  

 

I work in accounts within the education sector and work at the National Horseracing College where I have been just over 4 years, prior to this I worked within the manufacturing industry where I also worked in senior.

 

I have a passion for Walkeringham Primary and I always strive to help, promoted and work with the school to be the very best it can be.  There was an opportunity to become a parent governor and I was voted in by fellow parents at the school. I'm on a learning journey whilst being a Governor and I hope I bring knowledge, a parents prospective and a friendly face. I’ve been a governor now since December 2019 so we’ve had some challenges so far on this journey and I sit on the C and P Governing Body.

 

Lee McKone - Awaiting Details

Sheena Clark - Awaiting Details

 

 

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

 

 C & P

Governor  Term 

Register of Business 

Interest 

Autumn

2020

Spring 

2021

Summer

2021

Sarah Bowes - Chair

(Co-opted Governor)

13.11.2016 - 13.11.2022

Governor at Beckingham

Primary School

A    
Kathryn King Executive Headteacher None A    

Claire Kearns

(Parent)

29.06.2017 - 28.06.2021 None X    

Patricia Hooton - Vice Chair

(Co-opted Governor)

09.11.2017 - 08.11.2022 None A    

Heather Driver

(Staff Governor)

03.2019 - 03.2023 DCTS Maintain Fire Alarm A    

Lloren Goodall

(Parent Governor)

11.12.2019 - 11.12.2023 None A    

 

Resources

Governor Term

Register of Business

Interest

Autumn 

2020

Spring 

2021

Summer 

2021

Sarah Bowes - Chair

(Co-opted Governor)

13.11.2016 - 13.11.2022

Governor at Beckingham

Primary School

A    
Kathryn King Executive Headteacher None A    

Patricia Hooton

(Co-opted Governor)

09.11.2017 - 08.11.2022 None A    

Gemma Goodall

Co-opted Governor)

07.11.2018 - 07.11.2022 None A    

Mandy Keating

(Co-opted Governor)

01.2020 - 01.2021 None X    

Gareth Thomas

(Co-opted Governor)

11.2018 - 11.2022 None A    

 

Full Governors

Governor Term

Register of Business

Interest

Autumn 

2020

Spring

2021

Summer 

2021

Sarah Bowes - Chair 13.11.2016 - 13.11.2022

Governor at Beckingham

Primary School

A    
Kathryn King Executive Headteacher None A    
Claire Kearns 29.06.2017 - 28.06.2021 None A    
Patricia Hooton 09.11.2017 - 08.11.2021 None A    
Gemma Goodhall 07.11.2018 - 07.11.2022 None A    
Heather Driver 03.2019 - 03.2023 DCTS Maintain Fire Alarm A    
Lloren Goodall 11.12.2019 - 11.12.2023 None A    
Mandy Keating 01.2020 - 01.2021 None A    
Gareth Thomas 11.2018 - 11.2022 None A    

 

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