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Governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their school and wider communities. In the interests of transparency, a governing body should publish on its website up-to-date details of its governance arrangements, in a readily accessible form.  It is the governor's responsibility to appoint new governors.

 

 

Peartree Primary School Governors

 

 
Name Governor Type Term From Term To Roles Pecuniary Interests Finance Interests
Co-opted Governors            
Mrs Jess Chapman Co-opted governor 24-May-17 23-May-21 Chair    
SEND
Year 4
Mr Simon Cragg Co-opted governor 01-Nov-15 31-Oct-19 Food    
Governor newsletter
Year 1
Mrs Susanne Fellowes Co-opted governor 24-Mar-15 22-Mar-19 Website    
EYFS
Nurture group
Year EYFS
Mr David Flin Co-opted governor 01-May-15 30-Apr-19 ViceChair    
Finance
Attendance
Maths
Resources Committee Vice Chair
Mr Carl Gough Co-opted governor 10-Jun-16 09-Jun-20 Extended Hours    
Year 2
Resources Committee Chair
Mrs Beverley Smith Co-opted governor 01-Nov-15 30-Oct-19 English    
Year 3
School Improvement Committee Chair
Mr Sue Wilson Co-opted governor 28-Apr-17 27-Apr-21 Health & Safety    
LEA Governors            
Mr John Paull Local Authority Governor 24-May-17 23-May-21 Safeguarding    
GDPR
 
Parent Governors            
Mr Christopher Corbey-West Parent governor 01-May-15 30-Apr-19 Data    
Pupil Premium
Governor Hub Co-ordinator
Gifted and Talented
Year 5
School Improvement committee Vice Chair
Ms Caroline Tandy Parent governor 01-May-15 30-Apr-19 Year 6    
Staff Governors            
Mrs Claire Moberly Staff governor 01-Jan-18 02-Jan-22   Employee Employee
Head            
Miss Clare Herbert Headteacher       Employee Employee
Members of the Governing Board            
Mrs lisa Archer Member 30-Jun-17 01-Jul-21   Employee Employee
Clare Bellwood Member 30-Jun-17 01-Jul-21   Employee Employee
Mrs Samantha Squires Member 30-Jun-17 01-Jul-21   Employee Employee

 

2 Vacancies - 1 Co-opted Governor and 1 Parent Governor

Governing Board Meetings Attendance

 

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

 

FGB = Full Governing Board, RC = Resources Committee, SIC = School Improvement Committee

 

    RC SIC FGB RC SIC FGB SIC RC FGB SIC FGB
Governor Governor Type 11-Oct-17 08-Nov-17 29-Nov-17 06-Dec-17 24-Jan-18 21-Mar-18 25-Apr-18 09-May-18 23-May-18 13-Jun-18 27-Jun-18
Mrs lisa Archer Member Y   Y N   Y   Y Y    
Clare Bellwood Member   Y Y   Y Y N   N    
Mrs Jess Chapman Co-Opted N Y Y Y       Y Y    
Mr Christopher Corbey-West Parent   Y Y   Y Y Y   Y Y  
Mr Simon Cragg Co-Opted   Y N   Y Y Y   Y Y  
Mrs Susanne Fellowes Co-Opted   Y Y   Y Y Y   Y N  
Mr David Flin Co-Opted Y   N Y   N   Y Y    
Mr Carl Gough Co-Opted Y   Y Y   Y   Y Y    
Miss Clare Herbert Headteacher Y   Y Y   Y Y Y Y    
Mrs Claire Moberly Staff           N Y   Y Y  
Mr John Paull Authority Y   Y Y   Y   N N    
Mrs Beverley Smith Co-Opted   Y Y   Y Y Y   Y Y  
Mrs Samantha Squires Member   Y Y   Y Y Y   Y Y  
Ms Caroline Tandy Parent   Y Y   N N N   N    
Mr Sue Wilson Co-Opted Y   N Y   Y   Y Y    

Governor Information

 

Jess Chapman

 

Committees served on

Resources committee and School improvement committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

Chair of Governors

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

I am a primary school teacher with eight years experience across most year groups. I currently teach year 6 two days a week. I have two children aged seven and five, so school and education are a big part of my life. Joining a governing body seemed a natural way to volunteer any spare time I have.

 

Your background & skills

Prior to undertaking my teacher training, I worked for a sales and marketing company in London carrying out all aspects of graduate recruitment. It was an interesting role where I gained varied skills and experience.

 

What you enjoy about the role

I have been Chair of Governors at Peartree Primary School since December 2014. In that time, the school and the governing body have undergone many changes, so the position has been interesting and diverse. I have had the pleasure of interviewing many of our new staff members, organised a very successful parent election and ensured that all necessary policies are in place. As Chair, I attend all committee meetings to ensure I have a good overview of the work being carried out by the GB and I run the Full Governing Body meetings.

 

Peartree is a fantastic school and under the management of Clare Herbert, I have seen it make significant gains. For me, this makes being a governor hugely rewarding and I hope to continue to be a part of Peartree’s journey for many years to come.

 

David Flin

 

Committees served on

Resources committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

Vice Chair of Governors, Vice Chair of the Resources Committee

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

I believe that a child’s education is a key foundation to providing inspiration, ambition and the ability to make the most of their opportunities. I hope that by becoming a governor I will be able to use my skills to help improve the school.

 

Your background & skills

Having worked as a banker in the City of London since 2000 I have developed a broad range of skills, particularly focused on financial analysis and project management.

 

What you enjoy about the role

Active engagement in both the governance of the school but also the engagement with the wider school community.

 

John W. Paull

 

Committees served on

Resources committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

None

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

As a former teacher, headteacher and school inspector myself, I thought that I had a responsibility to give something back to the education service. As a governor, I am able to contribute voluntarily to Peartree Primary and local children in the town where I have lived for nearly 40 years.

 

Your background & skills

My skills involve practical experience in primary classrooms and theoretical and academic knowledge of primary education to masters' degree level.

 

What you enjoy about the role

I enjoy the role because as a governor, I help the headteacher and staff to realise improvement and I am able to contribute ideas through meetings. As a qualified teacher, I am also able to contribute directly in a voluntary capacity in the classrooms, whenever the staff see this as helpful to them and the children. This aspect of my role, I enjoy greatly. It also helps me to understand the particular strengths and challenges of Peartree and to be a better governor.

 

Susanne Fellowes

 

Committees served on

School improvement Committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

None

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

I believe that all children have the right to the very best education, becoming a governor has enabled me to become a part of that and give something back to the community.

 

Your background & skills

I currently raise my 2 boys (4 and 6), but my background is in project management. This involved chairing meetings, liaising with a variety of specialists to make sure a project was completed on time, working to tight time schedules and managing client expectations.

 

What you enjoy about the role

As governor for early years I have attended several school trips and visited the classroom. This has been extremely rewarding and has given me a great insight into the day- to -day running of the school and the challenges both teachers and pupils face.

 

Chris Corbey-West

 

Committees served on

Resources committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

Vice Chair of the School Improvement Committee

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

I have two children, one that is now at secondary school and one at Peartree. I became a governor to give something back to the school that helped my children get a great start in their education.

 

Your background & skills

I am a qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience in various industries, holding key roles in supporting senior management to make decisions on investments and strategic direction by providing key financial analysis and appraisals.

 

What you enjoy about the role

In my role as governor I enjoy learning about the mechanics of education and helping the head teacher to make improvements to the school and the children’s education.

 

Caroline Tandy

 

Committees served on

School improvement committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

None

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

I have a passion for the school, I would like to assist in achieving the very best for the pupils and parents and to be a friend who can offer support in making Peartree outstanding and offer education which will achieve children’s full potential.

 

Your background & skills

A parent of four boys, my eldest (16) has special needs and my other boys have been pupils of Peartree as will my youngest (1). Since I moved to Welwyn Garden City I have gained Support in Teaching and Learning level two and a Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning. During my training I worked at Peartree as a student.

 

What you enjoy about the role

I have only been a Governor for a short time. I have found the courses and training interesting and I have learnt a lot. I enjoyed the open evening and meeting children and parents, also seeing children who I knew through my time at Peartree and my son. I particularly enjoy being part of a team.

 

Simon Cragg

 

Committees served on

School improvement committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

None

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

I am a minister of a Church in the Peartree area, and having already established some links with the school, including the setting up of a volunteer reading scheme, I was keen to build on that, and do what I could to offer support to the school.

 

Your background & skills

I am used to dealing with a whole host of leadership and personal issues including line management, chairing meetings, appraisals, setting up new projects, recruiting and managing volunteers, counselling and pastoral care, and public speaking.

 

What you enjoy about the role

I most enjoy being present in school and getting alongside staff, children, and parents.

 

Beverley Smith

 

Committees served on

School improvement committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

Chair of School Improvement Committee

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

I have always been involved at some level with my 3 boys education, so felt it was a new challenge.

 

Your background & skills

Have served on various widely differing committees over the years and feel I bring a “common sense” approach.

 

What you enjoy about the role

Getting to know the Peartree community

 

Carl Gough

 

Committees served on

Resources committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

Chair of the Resources Committee

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

I believed I had a number of skills that could help me become an effective governor benefitting Peartree which has turned around significantly under its current Head

 

Your background & skills

I am a professionally qualified (London Stock Exchange diploma) research analyst and advisor specialising in the UK commercial real estate sector.

 

What you enjoy about the role

What I am very much looking forward to (I start Sept/16) is working in a team. Helping to formulate strategic plans and specific targets, and ensuring they are delivered successfully. Also seeing the school, it's pupils and staff attain their true potential, and for the school overall to continue to look forward and strive to improve.

 

Sue Wilson

 

Committees served on

Resources committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

None

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

I attended Peartree School myself many years ago and now my son has now followed suit. I have become a governor as I feel I need to give something back to the school and the community.

 

Your background & skills

I have been working in the Sports Leisure industry for over 20 years, and have a wide range of skills in areas such as Sport & Recreation and Facilities Management, inc holding a CIEH qualification In Health & Safety.

 

 

What you enjoy about the role

Being a new governor I am looking forward to contributing to the governance and the school, being part of the team and learning about the structures and policies that are in place.

The training courses that I have attended have been very interesting and have given me an insight to what is needed to be a governor.

 

Samantha Squires

 

Committees served on

School improvement

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

None

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

To strengthen the leadership of the school and continue to develop school-governor links

 

Your background & skills

I have been teaching 12 years, and have taught all year groups from Nursery to Year 6. I have been a member of leadership teams since 2011. I also know basic German and level 1 BSL.

 

What you enjoy about the role

Further understanding of the role of governors who are not attached to the school, hearing opinions of outside others on school matters

 

Clare Belwood

 

Committees served on

School improvement

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

None

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

To support the guidance given to governors and staff for school improvement, in particular Inclusion

 

Your background & skills

15 years teaching experience, SENCO Award, SpLD trained.

 

What you enjoy about the role

Improving the best outcomes for children from all backgrounds.

 

Lisa Archer

 

Committees served on

Resources

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

None

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

To support the ongoing work regarding Attendance, Finance, safeguarding and pupils learning. To help, support and report to governors on any question raised regarding the running of the school.

 

Your background & skills

5 years working in the school office and recently starting studying towards a level 4 diploma in School Business manager.

 

What you enjoy about the role

I enjoy reporting on the improvements being made on attendance and working with governors to ensure to the school and pupils are achieving the best results possible.

 

Claire Moberly

 

Committees served on

School improvement committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility

None

 

Why you wanted to become a governor

I wanted to become a governor to help improve the lives of the children at our school and support in driving school improvement. I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to work at our school and like to give something back by being part of the Governing Body.

 

Your background & skills

I qualified as a teacher in 2009 and have had experience in teaching in different schools and have led on several curriculum subjects. I have been teaching at Peartree since September 2015.

 

What you enjoy about the role

I’ve only recently become a Governor but I’m looking forward to working with the other Governors to make a positive contribution towards the life at Peartree.

 

 

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