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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 Patricia Hooton.

 

Walkeringham Primary School has a current Governor constitution of:

 

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

2 Parent Governors

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.

 

Pat Hooton 

I am married and have two grown up sons and three Grandchildren, plus a large dog and 5 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 in 2005.  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.

 

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.

 

Craig Bosworth

Our family moved to Walkeringham in 2017, with Walkeringham Primary School the key factor in us moving into the village with our two children attending and loving school, the teachers and outdoor space. 

 

I will be taking on a co-opted governor role, and whilst a new experience for myself, I will be bringing my experience on setting strategy, managing financials and people development skills I use within my current role as Head of Commercial Finance within Greencore who manufacture 645m sandwiches every year. I have over 10 years finance experience and I am CIMA qualified over the past 8 years. My passion for finance and people will help drive forward the strategic direction of Walkeringham Primary School and also the sustainability of such a fantastic asset to the village.

 

Roz Roberts

I have lived in Walkeringham for 35 years and have a sound knowledge of the village and surrounding area. I am a freelance Agricultural Administrator and have been involved within the financial structure of many rural businesses over the past 44 years.  I will be taking a co-opted role on the Board of Governors.

Walkeringham Primary School has always been the heart of the village and I am committed to ensure it survives, succeeds and remains a key feature of Walkeringham and be there for new and established residents in the years ahead. I hope to learn from this journey but also to enhance the school’s voyage to be a huge success. I enjoy cycling, gardening and roaming the countryside.

 

Michala Smith

My name is Michala Smith and I will be taking up a position as a parent governor. We moved to the village over 10 years ago and now have children who attend both Walkeringham Primary and St Giles in Retford. After completing two masters degrees at university, I went on to complete my Graduate Teacher Training and become a Primary Teacher. I currently work as a primary supply teacher, and have worked in the primary sector for 15 years, working across all Key Stages. Previous to this I taught abroad as a TEFL teacher.

 

I hope that my experience of working in schools, and knowledge of the primary curriculum, will be beneficial to the role. I also hope that my experience and perspective as a parent to a child with SEND will be useful. This is an exciting opportunity for me to contribute to the local school. I am looking forward to being part of the governing body and supporting them in their vision for the school moving forward.

 

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.

 

 

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 

Spring 

2021

Summer

2021

Autumn

2021

Spring

2022

Summer

2022

Patricia Hooton - Chair

(Co-opted Governor)

10.11.2021 - 09.11.2025NoneAAXAA

Heather Driver

Head Teacher

31.08.2021 - 30.08.2025DCTS Maintain Fire AlarmAAAAA

Lloren Goodall

(Parent Governor)

11.12.2019 - 10.12.2023NoneXXAAX

Nicola Spacey

(Staff Governor)

10.11.2021 - 09.11.2025NoneN/AN/AAAA

Lee McKone

(Local Authority Governor)

26.01.2021 - 25.01.2025              NoneN/AAAAA

Sheila Haigh

(Co-opted Governor)

10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneN/AN/AN/AN/AA
Roz Roberts (Co-opted Governor)10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneN/AN/AN/AN/AX
Craig Bosworth (Co-opted Governor)10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneN/AN/AN/AN/AA

 

Finance

GovernorTermRegister of Business InterestSpring 2021

Summer

2021

Autumn

2021

Spring

2022

Summer

2022

Patricia Hooton

(Co-opted Governor)

10.11.2021 - 09.11.2025       NoneAAAAA

Heather Driver

(Headteacher Governor)

31.08.2021 - 30.08.2025DCTS Maintain Fire AlarmAAAAA

Nicola Spacey

(Staff Governor)

10.11.2021 - 09.11.2025    NoneN/AN/AN/AXA

Lee McKone

(Local Authority Governor)

26.01.2021 - 25.01.2025NoneN/AAAAA

Roz Roberts

(Co-opted Governor)

10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026 N/AN/AN/AAX

Craig Bosworth

(Co-opted Governor)

10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026 N/AN/AN/AAA

Michala Smith

(Parent Governor)

10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026 N/AN/AN/AAA

 

 

Full Governors

GovernorTerm

Register of Business

Interest

Spring

2021

Summer 

2021

Autumn

2021

Spring

2022

Summer

2022

Patricia Hooton10.11.2021 - 09.11.2025NoneAAAAA
Heather Driver31.08.2021 - 30.08.2025 DCTS Maintain Fire AlarmAXAAA
Lloren Goodall11.12.2019 - 10.12.2023NoneAAAXX
Nicola Spacey10.11.2021 - 09.11.2025NoneN/AN/AAAA
Lee McKone26.01.2021 - 25.01.2025NoneAAAXA
Michala Smith10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneN/AN/AN/A

A

A
Sheila Haigh10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneN/AN/AN/AAA
Craig Bosworth10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneN/AN/AN/AAA
Roz Roberts10.03.2022 - 09.03.2026NoneN/AN/AN/AAA

 

Governor Roles

Topics

Name

Training Co-ordinator, Staff Wellbeing & Mental Health, Information Governance Governor (IGG), Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE), Appraisal Governors Quality Assurance

Pat Hooton (Chair of Governors)

Appraisal Governor, Health & Safety,  Data Protection Officer (DPO), Physical Education

Lee Mc Kone

Maths, Pupil Wellbeing & Mental Health, 

Lloren Goodall

Foundation Stage, Appraisal Governor, Safeguarding

Sheila Haigh

Literacy, Art & Music, SEND & PLAC

Michala Smith

Science / History / Geography

Roz Roberts

Design/Technology/Computing, Pupil Premium & Sport’s Premium

Craig Bosworth

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