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Kimberley Primary School

Governing Body Members

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/working groups 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 2019/20 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.  

 

Emma Milne (Chair)

Governor Category: Community Governor

Appointed by: Parents

Date joined Governing Body: 2015

Current term of office: 10/7/2019 - 9/07/2023

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

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership: Performance Data Working Group.

Link Roles: Attainment & Progress, Policy Review, Philosophy for Children

 

 

I joined the governing body as a parent governor in July 2015, at the time when my eldest child moved from Nursery to Reception. 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 governor at Kimberley Primary School.

 

Matthew Allison (Vice Chair)

Governor category: Parent Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2019

Current term of office: 11/09/2019-10/09/2023

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

Relationship with staff/other governors: Husband of Mrs Nicholla Allison, Daughter works within the Trust

Link roles:  Finance

 

 

 

I joined the Governing Body in September 2019 as a Parent Governor, becoming Vice Chair in September 2020. I initially had a Link Role for Finance, but have more recently extended my responsibility to include Head Teacher Appraisals and Performance Data Working Group. My family and I have lived in Kimberley since 2004 and quickly built a deep affection for the town. Many things have changed locally in that time, but the one thing that has stayed consistent is the high quality of education provision from the local schools. My wife joined Mrs Turner-Rowe in 2016, at a transitional time for Kimberley Primary. A solid team was quickly formed and we have seen the school go from strength to strength. My youngest son then started at the school in September 2017. Seeing and hearing about how the Teaching and Support staff have given their all in the interest of developing the school and its pupils, inspired me to want to play a more active role in a pivotal institution in our community. I hope that my personal and professional skills and experience will support in driving the best possible outcome for all staff and students in the school.

 

 

Alison Gray 

Governor Category:  Community Governor

Appointed by:  The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body:  2008 (as parent) 2016 (moved to community)

Current term of office:  18/11/2020 - 17/11/2024

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

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committees:  Pay Committee, Performance Data Working Group.

Link Roles:  Quality of Teaching, Head Teacher Appraisal, Attainment and Progress, website and safer recruitment.

 

 

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. 

 

Daniel Kelly

Governor Category: Community Governor

Appointed by: Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2016 - parent governor 2020 Community Governor

Current term of office: 18/11/2020 - 17/11/2024

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

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Link Roles: Attendance & Behaviour; Sport & PE, SEND

 

 

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. 

 

Lucy Clark (Teacher)

Governor category: Staff Governor

Appointed by: Elected by school  staff

Date joined Governing Body: 2020

Current term of office: 26/06/2020 - 25/06/2024

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

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Link Roles:

 

 

I was elected as staff Governor this school year. I am looking forward to taking on this role to help improve my knowledge of Governor roles and to represent our staff voice.  

My degree was a BED (hons) in Early Years teaching. I have always been passionate about the importance of a good start to education and I love my current role as the schools Nursery Teacher. I began working at Kimberley Primary School back in November 2015. From the moment I came to look around school I knew this was the school for me. We have a dedicated and supportive staff and I love being apart of such a great team.  

As well as Early Years education I am passionate about nature and the environment. In our school we have a lot of children who share the same passion and I have enjoyed delivering Eco club and leading the Eco councillors these last couple of years. 

 

 

 

Leanne Sharp

Governor category: Community Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2015 (as associate), 2016 (appointed as Local Authority), 2018 (moved to community upon academisation)

Current term of office: 1/9/2019 - 31/08/2023

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

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership:  Pay Committee

Link roles:  Pupil Premium and progress of vulnerable/disadvantaged groups, staffing.

 

 

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.

 

Nick Cobb

Governor category: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2018

Current term of office: 17/01/2018 - 16/01/2021

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

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Committee Membership:  Pay Committee

Link roles:  GDPR, Safeguarding, Complaints

 

 

 

Daniel Rugapadiachy

Governor category: Parent Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2020

Current term of office: 16/10/2020 - 15/10/2024

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

Relationship with staff/other governors: none

Link roles:  Health & Safety

 

 

 

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: Trustee at the Nonsuch Theatre Company
Governance positions held at other educational establishments: none

Relationship with staff/other governors: Daughter works within the Trust

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

Committee Membership: Performance Data Working Group

 

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