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Name

Sheila Grice

 

Position

Co-Opted Governor

 

Appointed

2019

 

Main Skills

Teaching & Learning
Leadership
Organisation
Good communicator 

 

Key Governor Responsibilities

Chair of Governors
Leadership & Management
Pay Committee

 

A bit about me

I’ve worked in education for many years, as a primary school teacher and headteacher. I am married, with 3 grown up daughters and 5 grandchildren, one of whom attends St Margaret’s school. I am heavily involved with the Methodist Church in the Hinckley Circuit. I love travelling and since retirement I enjoy frequent trips.
 

One thing I love about the school

Fantastic staff.
Happy, well behaved children.
Christian character.

Name

Elizabeth Ashford
 

Position

Parent Governor

 

Appointed

2018

 

Main Skills

My background is law so my main skills are dispute resolution, prioritising, managing expectations and negotiating.

 

Key Governor Responsibilities

Vice-Chair

Safeguarding

Leadership & Management
Pay Committee

 

A bit about me

I was a litigation lawyer before having children and enjoyed a demanding but varied career.  I now work part time as a legal assistant which allows me to focus on my family while my children are young.  I have two children both of whom attend St Margaret’s.  In my spare time I enjoy running.

 

I love going into school and meeting the children, the work they produce is impressive and much more interesting than I remember my education being!

 

As I work part time I am looking forward to an active role as Governor and am particularly interested in the children’s well-being and developing traits such as resilience, respect and kindness.

 

One thing I love about the school

The children are amazing, very well behaved and polite but the thing I love most about the school is that both staff and volunteers at St Margaret’s are really invested in the children’s future – it’s not just about education but also preparation for the future and teaching the skills needed to succeed in whatever they choose to do.

 

Name

Adam Watson

 

Position

Executive Principal

 

Appointed

2019

 

Main Skills

Educational leadership

Teacher development

School improvement
 

Key Governor Responsibilities

 Leadership Working Group

 Quality of Education Working Group
 

A bit about me

I am a sports fanatic. I love playing and watching rugby and spending time outside with my family. 

I have 5 children and constantly ask myself "Would I be happy for my children to go to school here?"

Having worked in Leicestershire schools for 17 years I have a deep commitment to raising the standard of education for Leicestershire School children. 
 

One thing I love about the school

The caring, vibrant pupils who are so eager to learn and support others.

Name

Debbie Yeomans

 

Position

Staff Governor

 

Appointed

2012

 

Main Skills

RE
SMSC
Children’s emotional wellbeing.

Key Governor Responsibilities

RE

SIAMs

Behaviour, Attitudes & Personal Development

Staff and pupil wellbeing

A bit about me

I have worked at St Margaret’s for thirteen years.

I am a lead RE teacher for the Leicester Diocese and am passionate about excellent RE being taught in schools.

I have three children all of whom 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

GDPR
Pay Committee
Quality of Education

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

Inclusion

Training

Curriculum

A bit about me

I’ve lived in Stoke Golding for nearly 5 years and my daughter attended 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

Becki Griffin
 

Position

Foundation Governor

 

Appointed

2015

 

Main Skills

Finance

 

Key Governor Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

 

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

Aly Steele

 

Position

Co-Opted Governor

 

Appointed

2015

 

Main Skills

Early Years Specialist
Teaching & learning. Curriculum
Assessment

Key Governor Responsibilities

Leadership & Management

Behaviour, Attitudes & Personal Development

Admissions

 

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 Margaret’s 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

Lynda Emm

 

Position

Foundation Governor

 

Appointed

2019

 

Main Skills

Primary Educational Management, school staff support and professional development.
 

Key Governor Responsibilities

Behaviour, Attitudes & Personal Development
Admissions Committee

 

A bit about me

I worked in Primary Education for 28 years. Much of that time as a Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher. I have lived most of my life in the Nuneaton area with the last three years in Fenny Drayton (however, because of the community spirit and welcoming approach of so many people it feels like I’ve been here a lot longer!). Together with my husband, I enjoy an active retirement with special interest in gardening, swimming, walking and travelling the world. We have seen many exotic places yet still feel lucky that we have such a rich and varied local environment.
 

One thing I love about the school

Having known a large number of primary schools I find St Margaret’s one of the most inviting and friendly. The children are a delight. They are polite, respectful, caring and willing to help.
 

 

Name

Gill Lamb

Position

Foundation Governor

 

Appointed

2019

 

Main Skills

Working with figures and some auditing experience.

 

Key Governor Responsibilities

Behaviour, attitudes and personal development.

 

A bit about me

I moved to Stoke Golding more than 35 years ago expecting just to stay a few years. For most of those years I have attended St. Margaret's Church and been on the Parochial Church Council.

My grandchildren attend St. Margaret's School as did my children before them. I love so many things about the school and want to see it continue to flourish.

My working background is in the NHS in Medical Physics, carrying out radiation protection work. I am now retired but always busy doing something.

 

One thing I love about the school

It is hard to say just one thing, perhaps the positivity.

You can't help smiling at the enthusiasm of the children.

 

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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