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Name

Emma Prokipczuk

Position

Head teacher

Appointed

2015

Main skills

Leadership and teaching

Key Governor responsibilities

I am a member of all of the committees.

A bit about me

I have been teaching for 15 years in four different schools. My headship began at St. Margaret’s at the beginning of the Summer Term 2015.

One thing I love about the school

I love the family feel of our school and the way the staff, parents, governors, the Church and the community all work together to provide the best possible educational experiences for our children.

 

 

Name

Aly Steele

Position

Deputy Head Teacher Associate Member

Appointed

2015

Main skills

Teaching & learning. Curriculum.

Assessment.

Key Governor responsibilities

Curriculum committee.

A bit about me

I moved to Leicestershire with my Family from Manchester when I was 14 years old.  I have a twin sister.

I have worked at St Margarets since April 2007.

One thing I love about the school

Our children are the best thing about our school – their fun, laughter and determination to always try their best.

 

 

Name

Jean Buckby

Position

Foundation Governor

Appointed

2011

Main skills

Understanding of all aspects of education in Primary Schools

Key Governor responsibilities

Chair of Governors

Chair of Health & Safety committee. Chair of Curriculum & Standards Maths & PE curriculum governor.

Part of Eco-Schools working group

A bit about me

I’ve lived in Dadlington for 30 years.

I am now retired and my main hobby is gardening and enjoying my two lovely grand-daughters.

 

Before retiring I spent 38 years in primary schools as a class teacher and later as a headteacher in two very different schools in Nailstone and Earl Shilton. I have held most responsibilities in a Primary school.

 

I never planned on becoming a school governor but I really enjoy my time back in school. I feel privileged to be able to share my knowledge with school and to support the children and staff in all areas of school life. I feel that I am giving something back to my local community.

One thing I love about the school

Firstly, I really love the children. They are always so positive, friendly, happy and chatty whenever I visit and always make me feel very welcome.

Secondly, our school grounds are fabulous. We are so lucky to have our school in such a lovely setting.

 

 

Name

Michelle Nelson

Position

Ex Officio Governor

Appointed

December 2008

Main skills

Organisation. HR.

In a work environment I was heavily involved in recruitment, operational efficiency, customer service, change management, and getting people to work together.

Key Governor responsibilities

Year 5. RE. PHSE.

Art.

Chair of Finance & Staffing, Admissions, and Curriculum Committees.

A bit about me

I am a mum of 3 girls. The eldest has now left school but the middle and youngest are still here.

In addition to being a governor, I am heavily involved in the local church. In the past I have been both a Claims Manager and an Operational Director. Now I spend my time in voluntary work or with my family.

I love to spend any spare time reading or walking my 2 rescue dogs.

One thing I love about the school

I love that all the children are known as individuals and there is a real sense of community in the school.

 

 

Name

Debbie Yeomans

Position

Staff Governor

Appointed

2012

Main skills

RE SMSC

Children’s emotional wellbeing.

Key Governor responsibilities

Health & Safety Committee.

 

 

reen Rangers.

A bit about me

I have worked at St Margarets for 8 years.

I have 3 children (2 girls and 1 boy) and they all came to this school.

One thing I love about the school

Without a doubt, the thing I love about this school is the children.

They are so polite, enthusiastic and well behaved.

Every day our children make me smile and feel grateful to be working with them.

 

 

Name

Phil Day

Position

Parent Governor

Appointed

2013

Main skills

Marketing, management, finance, events

Key Governor responsibilities

ICT & science curriculum governor.

Member of Finance & Staffing committee.

Part of Eco-Schools working group

A bit about me

I’ve lived in Stoke Golding for 4 years and my son is at the school.

I have quite a demanding job which means I’m away a lot but still find time to play a part in the governing body and the whole school; it’s a balancing act that I enjoy!

I got involved because I wanted to help keep our school as fabulous as it is and hopefully help us all push on to the next level.

One thing I love about the school

Bridget the School Crossing Patrol Officer – Always a smile, rain, sleet or snow; the perfect ambassador!

 

 

Name

Ella Orr

Position

Foundation Governor

Appointed

2013

Main skills

Teacher - planning and preparing lessons, assessment and evaluating outcomes, presentation skills, written and verbal communication skills

Key Governor responsibilities

Literacy governor

Member of Curriculum committee, Health and Safety committee

 

Class governor for Year 1

A bit about me

I’ve lived in Stoke Golding for nearly 5 years and my daughter is in Year 2 at the school.

Having worked in teaching for 27 years, I am passionate about education and very interested in current educational thinking. I am also a great believer in getting involved with the community – I really enjoy my role on ‘The Stoker’ and being involved with the organisation of the Adult Learners’ Week events.

I love this village and our school plays an integral part in the life of this community.

One thing I love about the school

Great kids and great staff = a great school!

 

 

Name

Rebecca Griffin

Position

LA Governor

Appointed

2015

Main skills

Finance and staffing committee

Key Governor responsibilities

Member of Finance & Staffing committee.

A bit about me

I’ve lived in Hinckley for 3 years with my husband Paul and Smudge the cat.

 

I am a Chartered Accountant working at Hinckley and Rugby Building Society so nice and close for attending meetings!

 

I have a few other hobbies – I sing in St Mary’s Gospel Choir in Hinckley and I’m local treasurer with nationwide community group called Ladies Circle.

 

I became a governor because I wanted to be able to use my finance skills in the community and having had some very inspirational teachers support me over the years I know how important education is so couldn’t think of a better way to volunteer my time.

One thing I love about the school

How friendly everyone is and how all the lovely outdoor space has been developed.

 

 

Name

Shiona Alston

Position

Foundation Governor

Appointed

2009

Main skills

Work within the NHS as physiotherapist with adults with neurological disabilities, and training and development roles in international healthcare

Key Governor responsibilities

Member of the curriculum committee, with specific responsibility as the special education needs and disabilities governor; and the committee for performance management of the head teacher.

 bit about me

I have 2 daughters at the school, I work part time, so am able to be in school a little. We have lived in the village for several years, and are members of St John’s church in Hinckley

One thing I love about the school

the staff seem to really like children (although I’m sure they have moments they would rather never see another), I really feel I can trust the staff to care for my children  as well as educate them

 

 

Name

Lisa Hickman

Position

Parent Governor

Appointed

 

June 2015

Main skills

Teaching and educational management

Key Governor responsibilities

 

A bit about me

I have taught for 16 years and in that time have led various departments and been involved in the training and supporting of teachers. I have lived in Stoke Golding since 2003 and have 2 children attending St Margaret’s.

One thing I love about the school

St Margaret’s has such a lovely atmosphere, sustained by happy children and teachers who treat those children with care and respect.

 

 

Name

Susan Bannister

Position

Foundation Governor

Appointed

December 2015

Main skills

Early years consultancy Teaching and training Safeguarding children Leadership and management

Key Governor responsibilities

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A bit about me

I have lived in the area for 3 years, my little boy started in reception in September. I currently enjoy being at home supporting my family. My previous career path has always involved working with children and families in various capacities. I enjoy the family feel of the school and look forward to becoming involved in school life as a governor.

One thing I love about the school

I have always been impressed by the positivity of the whole school. Teaching staff and pupils are always 'positively' doing their best and with a smile.

 

Foundation governors: As well as being appointed for their relevant skills and experience, as a church school our foundation governors represent the church and must be approved through St Margaret’s Church Council. Just over half our governors need to be foundation governors and in addition to their other responsibilities these governors have specific responsibility for ensuring the Christian ethos and nature of the school is upheld and developed.

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