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Meet the Governors

 

Mrs Juliet Brookes - Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment: 14/01/2015

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Area(s) of Responsibility: Chair of Governors, Safeguarding

Record of Attendance in 2019/20: 7/7

Statement:

I feel privileged to be a member of Sturton by Stow Primary School governing body. I work in education as a Research and Development leader. My ambition is that all our children reach their potential, that they experience excellent teaching and learning opportunities, and that there is a strong sense of community with opportunities for parents to engage in many aspects of school life.

 

Mr Thomas Everington - Vice Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment: 18/05/2018

Type of Governor: Parent

Area(s) of Responsibility: Health and Safety (premises, food standards)

Record of Attendance in 2019/20: 7/7

Statement:

As a former pupil, a life time resident of Sturton-By-Stow, and now a parent of a child at the school, I am proud to call this my school.  It’s great to be involved with the school and part of the governing body tasked with creating a fun, safe and engaging environment for the children to enjoy their school life. In my role as governor I try to call on my experience from my career in structural engineering as well as looking at all the possible for developing my skills and experience further.

 

Mrs Pamela Jenkins

Date of Appointment: 26/04/2018

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Area(s) of Responsibility: Learning for all (Teaching and learning, Intervention and support, Remote learning)

Record of Attendance in 2019/20: 6/7

Statement:

I have lived in the area for the last 12 years and currently have two children at Sturton by Stow Primary School. My background is in finance and management, and I draw on these areas of experience in fulfilling my role as a governor. I have a real passion to see that the school performs to the best of it's abilities for all of its pupils.

 

Mrs Alison Simmons

Date of Appointment: 01/01/2016

Type of Governor: Ex Officio

Area(s) of Responsibility: Headteacher

Record of Attendance in 2019/20: 7/7

Statement:

I have been the Head teacher at Sturton by Stow Primary School since January 2016, having previously been the Head teacher at a very small primary school. I enjoy leading our wonderful school and striving for excellence in everything we do. It is a privilege to work with a dedicated and supportive staff and a governing body who want every child in our school to achieve the very best they can.

 

Mrs Heather Allmond

Date of Appointment: 24/11/2016

Type of Governor: Parent

Area(s) of Responsibility: Inclusivity (SEND, Pupil Premium), Wellbeing

Record of Attendance in 2019/20: 4/7

Statement:

With a daughter in school and two younger children I have a long-term interest in school, hoping to help foster a positive and nurturing environment for everyone. With a background in midwifery I aim to advocate for parents and children, promoting their interests and ensuring they are at the centre of all decisions.

 

Mrs Tracy Desforges

Date of Appointment: 02/2019

Type of Governor: Staff

Area(s) of Responsibility: Parental engagement 

Record of Attendance in 2019/20: 6/7

Statement:

I have worked as a teacher at Sturton by Stow Primary School for over 10 years now and have been part of the senior leadership team, as assistant head, for around 5 years. I love working at Sturton and feel very privileged to teach here.  I enjoy being part of a supportive governing body, helping to ensure the staff views are represented and working as part of a team aiming to make Sturton the best it can be for the children in our community.  

 

Mrs Cate Medcalf

Date of Appointment: 09/2019

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Area(s) of Responsibility: Aspiration (curriculum, attainment and progress)

Record of Attendance in 2019/20: 6/7

Statement:

As a resident in the local area, I am delighted to be able to be part of such a wonderful school by serving on its Governor body. My background is in education as secondary science specialist; which will help me in fulfilling my role. I am passionate that all students are known as individuals, and receive the best possible opportunities to help them engage with, and develop a love of, learning.

 

Mrs Rebecca Andrews

Date of Appointment: 09/2020

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Area(s) of Responsibility: Language (English teaching and learning)

Record of Attendance in 2019/20: N/A

Statement:

I have been a passionate and active supporter of Sturton by Stow Primary School for many years, both as a parent when my children attended and as a governor from 1995 to 2007.

I was born and educated in Lincolnshire and worked as a solicitor specialising in safeguarding children, whilst also leading a number of local community organisations. Now retired from work, I am delighted to be able to contribute towards this caring and successful community school as a member of its dedicated and enthusiastic governing team.

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