Meet the Governing Body of Kimberley Primary School

Below you will find a full list of our current governing body members, with details of their term of office, committees on which they serve and the link governor responsibilities they have been allocated.  Each governor has a monitoring role  linked to the areas of school improvement identified in the school's 2016/17 development plan. Governors have been recruited and allocated roles on the basis of their skills, knowledge and experience.

 

Contacting the Governors

 

If you would like to make contact with a member of the Governing Body, you can leave a message at the school office and we will get back to you.  Alternatively, you contact the governors directly by emailing governors@kimberleyprimary.org.uk.  Please allow 2 working days for a response.

 

Alison Gray

Chair of Governing Body

 

Governor Category:  Co-opted Governor

Appointed by:  The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body:  2008 (as parent) 2016 (moved to co-opted)

Current term of office:  18/05/2016 - 17/05/2020

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: 
Parent Governor at The Kimberley School

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committees:  Resource Management Committee, Pay Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee, Performance Data Working Group.

Link Roles:  Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, Head Teacher Appraisal, English, and Communication & engagement with stakeholders.

 

I joined the governing body as a parent governor in 2008, becoming vice chair in 2009 and taking on the role of chair in 2015. I moved from being a parent to co-opted governor in 2016. Growing up in this area myself, I attended both Kimberley Primary School and the Kimberley School (where I am also a governor) so I feel a strong sense of connection with this community. I have always worked in higher education and have some involvement in our university's efforts to raise the aspirations of young people and remove barriers to learning so I appreciate how essential it is for children to be engaged in the learning process from an early age and for us to provide a nurturing and stimulating learning environment and the best teaching for the job. 

Lee Jones

Vice-Chair of Governing Body
 

Governor Category: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2004 (as parent) 2015 (moved to co-opted)

Current term of office: 08/07/15 - 07/07/19

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments:  none

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership: Resource Management Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee, Performance Data Working Group

Link Roles: Head Teacher Appraisal, Safer Recruitment, Science

 

I have been a governor at Kimberley Primary School for over 12 years, serving as chair of the governing body between 2009-2015. Both my sons attended the school, and I have lived in the Kimberley area all my life, attending Horsendale Primary and the Kimberley School. I work as an Engineering Geologist at the British Geological Survey, looking at geological hazards such as landslides, coastal erosion, volcanoes and glaciers. I also do a lot of work in schools teaching about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis so I understand how important it is to provide children with a stimulating environment offering visual, audio and kinaesthetic learning,  in order for them all to ‘go on and learn’.

Yvette Moore

 

Governor Category: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parents

Date joined Governing Body: 2015

Current term of office: 05/10//2015- 04/10/2019

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: none

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership: Teaching and Learning Committee & Resource Management Committee

Link Roles: Broad & Balanced Curriculum, Extra-curricular activities, Website.

I joined the governing body of the school to understand how our children are educated, and to become a more active part of the Kimberley community. Professionally, I work as a clinical nurse specialist within oncology. I believe the skills I have developed in the areas of assessment and communication within my practice, combined with student nurse mentoring will help with the role of parent Governor.

 

Emma Milne

 

Governor Category: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parents

Date joined Governing Body: 2015

Current term of office: 08/07/2015- 07/07/2019

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: none

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership: Teaching and Learning Committee, Resource Management Committee, Performance Data Working Group.

Link Roles: Maths, Policy Review, Communication & Engagement with stakeholders.

 

I joined the governing body as a parent governor in July 2015, at the time when my eldest child moved from Rufford to Bramcote class. I feel a keen sense of the need for a good foundation in education as the building blocks for success. Being a parent of two young children naturally leads me towards supporting and challenging the teaching and learning in school, and I am on the Teaching and Learning Committee  to encourage progress in these areas. My background in psychology and child development, and work with children with a variety of additional support needs, provides the foundation for my progress as a new parent governor at Kimberley Primary School.

 

Daniel Kelly

 

Governor Category: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parents

Date joined Governing Body: 2016 

Current term of office: 18/05/2016- 17/05/2020

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: none

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership: Resource Management Committee and Teaching & Learning Committee

Link Roles: Attendance & Behaviour; Sport & PE; SEND & vulnerable/disadvantaged groups.

 

I joined the Governing body in the Summer Term of 2016 as my son Harrison finished his first Year in Reception. Both my wife and I have been so pleased with the education that he has received this year, and I wanted to give something back to the school to help to support this fantastic small community we have enjoyed being a part of. We moved into the Kimberley area in 2010 and have always felt very much at home in the area. The local community has so much to offer, and at the centre of this are the schools and the children within them. I am a Teacher myself and understand the pressures put upon staff, and am looking forward to supporting our Teachers to help deliver the very best education for each and every pupil within the school. I am hoping to be involved in the Teaching and Learning and Resource Management committees that the Governing Body is responsible for. I look forward to sharing my ideas and helping this lovely family community to develop in the next stage of the School's development plan. 

Anna Matthews

 

Governor Category: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2015

Current term of office: 08/07/2015- 07/07/2019

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: none

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership: Resource Management Committee, Pay Committee

Link Roles: Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Head Teacher appraisal.

 

I joined the Kimberley Primary School's governing body in July 2015 after wanting to gain a better understanding on how the children of Kimberley are educated and to try and give something back into the local community.   I also feel it's important to gain an understanding of the education system and the evolving initiatives driven by central government.   As a non-educationist I feel it's important for me to have a wider understanding of the Primary educational system especially having a child of school age.  Although I work in an adult setting of nursing now I have previous worked with children as a Nursery Nurse and also as a Paediatric Nurse, so I feel that I have skills that can be utilized within this role.

Nick Tooley

 

Governor Category: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2015

Current term of office: 08/07/2015- 07/07/2019

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: none

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership: Resource Management Committee

Link Roles: RE & British Values, Complaints co-ordinator

 

I've been a Civil Servant now for nearly 40 years and have considerable experience in working with people from all backgrounds and in many different circumstances. A part of my present job is to encourage Civil Servants from all government departments across the East Midlands (over 20,000 of them) to take an active role in their community. Acting as a governor for the Kimberley Primary School is a perfect opportunity for me to put my money where my mouth is. I have wanted to be a school governor since my children started school some years ago (they've just taken their GCSE exams and are awaiting the results in August with some trepidation). I think schools and teachers have a challenging yet critical role in our future and that of our children, I'd like to help all concerned in any way I can. It was a chance discussion with a colleague (Liz Marshall) at work that revealed this great opportunity for me, I didn't hesitate in offering my time to help the school, it's staff, parents and students. I have lived locally all my life and went to Eastwood Comprehensive school (although I'm so old it was called Eastwood Hall Park when I started). I'm married with 16 y/o twins and consider my family to be at the centre of everything I do. I enjoy motor sport, my son takes photographs and runs the social media for a number of entrants in the Mini Challenge race series so we are very busy during the summer travelling to the various race meetings around the country. My daughter enjoys horse riding and competing in local gymkhanas.

Karen Eardley

School Business Manager

 

Governor category: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2015

Current term of office: 08/07/2015 - 07/07/2019

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: 

Parent Governor at Awsworth Primary School

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership: Resource Management Committee

Link Roles: Governor Training Co-ordinator.

 

I joined the Governing body in February 2015 when I was appointed to the School.  I have experience in the financial industry, having worked for NatWest Bank since leaving school. I grew up in Awsworth and attended the primary school then moved on to Kimberley Comprehensive School.  When my youngest children started school I wanted to learn more about their school, I have been a Parent Governor at Awsworth Primary School for the last six years.  Over the years I have enjoyed learning how the school is run and understand the  importance of being a critical friend, whilst challenging and gathering evidence to hold the school accountable for financial decision and strengthen teaching and learning . I will use this knowledge in my new role as Co-opted Governor here at Kimberley Primary School. 
 

Leanne Sharp

 

Governor category: Local Authority Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2015 (as associate), 2016 (moved to Local Authority)

Current term of office: 21/09/2016 - 20/09/2020

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: none

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership: Resource Management Committee, Pay Committee

Link roles:  tbc

 

I have been employed by a Local Authority for approximately 13 years and since commencing this role have been involved in supporting maintained schools and academies directly on a wide range of human resources issues from managing sickness absence, recruitment, redundancies and restructuring. After becoming a mum for the first time in 2014 and moving locally to Kimberley Primary School, I decided to put myself forward to become a member of the Governing Body to enable me to offer my experience and skills to the school whilst developing a link to the local community and the school where my son will attend in the not too distant future. I also wanted to see things from the ‘other side’ in terms of learning about the running of the school and understanding the challenges that school’s face on a day-to-day basis whilst also being able to challenge decisions made by the school. I feel that my work experience will significantly help me to be an effective member of the Governing Body at Kimberley Primary School.

 

Lisa Turner-Rowe
Headteacher

 

Governor category: Headteacher

Appointed by: Automatic appointment on taking up role as Headteacher

Date joined Governing Body: September 2016

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: none

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Current term of office: The Headteacher is a permanent member of the Governing Body

Committee Membership: Resource Management Committee , Teaching and Learning Committee, Performance Data Working Group

 

 

Vacancy

 

Governor category: Staff Governor

Appointed by: Staff

Date joined Governing Body: 

Current term of office

Register of interests & other positions held:  

Committee Membership: Teaching & Learning Committee

 

 

 

Nygel Stevenson

 

Governor category: Associate Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2014 (as co-opted) 2016 (moved to associate)

Register of business interests: none
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: none

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership: Teaching and Learning Committee

Link Roles: Local community & business links

 

I have been a governor at the Kimberley Primary School since March 2014 and it has been a steep learning curve.  I love spending time in school, chatting to the children and celebrating their successes.  During my monitoring visits to school, I have always found their behaviour to be impeccable and a credit to our school.  I am currently responsible for monitoring our Early Years provision, which includes both nursery and reception classes.  As a co-opted governor from the local community, I bring a different set of skills. experience and perspective to the governing body which can be useful. As a Kimberley resident and businessman, I recognise the important role that the school plays in the heart of our community.  Working in partnership with the staff, children and parents, I want to help the school be the best that it can be.