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Governor profile - David Fotheringham

 

Name:

David Fotheringham

Role:

Headteacher

Type of Governor:

Ex officio

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Term of office:

01/09/2011 -

On which committees do you currently serve?

All

Which GB meetings have you attended over the 2014-2015 academic year?

Full GB 3/3

F&GP 6/9

SDC 5/6

P&P 2/4

Admissions1/2

*included a period of absence

On which committees do you have voting rights?

All

Which other Governor roles do you currently perform?

N/A

Do you have children, relatives or partners at the school?

Yes

Do you need to declare any business interests for this role?

No

Are you a Governor at any other school?

No

Why have you chosen to be a Governor at Gamston?

 

I am dad to 3 boys, Harry, Jamie & Dan.  All very keen sportsmen, just like their dad. 

I have been in Primary School Education for 20 years.  I gained my first degree from Sheffield Hallam University, followed by a PGC and then did a PGCE in Primary School Teaching in West Cumbria.

Before teaching I worked for Boots the Chemist, Bircotes Leisure Centre and Burger King.

My teaching career began in Bolton at St. Stephen & All Martyrs CE Primary School.  I returned to the area as  year 5/6 teacher at Blyth CE Primary School, then became Assistant Head at St. Luke’s CE Primary School before becoming Head Teacher here at Gamston CE Primary School in September 2011.

 

 

     

 

 

Governor profile - Andrew Woodsford

 

Name:

Andrew Norman Woodsford (Canon)

Role:

Governor

Type of Governor:

Foundation

Appointed by:

Parochial Church Council

Term of office:

05/02/2015 - 04/02/2019

On which committees do you currently serve?

Admissions; Pupils & Personnel (Chair); Foundation Governors; Head Teacher Performance Management

Which GB meetings have you attended over the 2014-2015 academic year?

Full Governing Body 3/3

P&P 4/4

Admissions 2/2

HTPM 1/1 (from appointment)

On which committees do you have voting rights?

All on which I serve

Which other Governor roles do you currently perform?

SIP 4 - RE link governor

Child Protection/Safeguarding

Pupil Council Liaison

 

Do you have children, relatives or partners at the school?

My son is a class teacher at the school and I have a grandson in school.

Do you need to declare any business interests for this role?

No

Are you a Governor at any other school?

No

Why have you chosen to be a Governor at Gamston?

 

I have had a long association with Gamston School (since 1980 when I was Chair of Governors for 7 years) and when I retired I decided to offer my skills as a Governor once again. I am particularly interested in promoting the Christian ethos of the school as well as the school giving a rounded education that is not totally results driven. I am particularly interested in the RE teaching at the school and its assemblies as acts of worship.

 

 

 

 

     

 

Governor profile - Hollie Weselby

 

Name:

Hollie Weselby

Role:

Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher

Type of Governor:

Staff

Appointed by:

Staff

Term of office:

22/01/2015 – 21/01/2019

On which committees do you currently serve?

Strategic Development

Which GB meetings have you attended over the 2014-2015 academic year?

Full Governing Body 2/2

Strategic Development 3/3

On which committees do you have voting rights?

 SDC

Which other Governor roles do you currently perform?

 

Do you have children, relatives or partners at the school?

No

Do you need to declare any business interests for this role?

No

Are you a Governor at any other school?

No

Why have you chosen to be a Governor at Gamston?

 

Having worked at Gamston for six years before becoming a Governor  I felt that I wanted to give something back to the School by becoming the staff Governor and by continuing to build the relationship between staff and Governors to be the best that we can be for the School and Children .

As the EYFS Teacher I wanted to continue to build the profile of the Foundation Stage at Gamston and work closely with other Governors and professionals to ensure high standards are achieved in the Early Years Class at Gamston.

 

 

     

 

Governor profile - Jo Brunyee

 

Name:

Jo-Anne Brunyee

Role:

Office Manager

Type of Governor:

Associate Governor - Finance

Appointed by:

Governing Body

Term of office:

11/10/2012 – 10/10/2016

On which committees do you currently serve?

Finance & General Purposes

Which GB meetings have you attended over the 2014-2015 academic year?

F&GP 9/9

On which committees do you have voting rights?

F&GP

Which other Governor roles do you currently perform?

None

Do you have children, relatives or partners at the school?

No

Do you need to declare any business interests for this role?

No

Are you a Governor at any other school?

No

Why have you chosen to be a Governor at Gamston?

 

 

Being the Office Manager, I have a vital role in managing the School budget. So being part of the Finance Committee, enables me to work closely with the F & GP Committee, to ensure the smooth financial running of the School. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Governor profile - Lucy Vernon

Name:

Lucy Vernon

Role:

 

Type of Governor:

Foundation Governor

Appointed by:

Diocesan Board of Education

Term of office:

30/09/2015 – 29/09/2019

On which committees do you currently serve?

Pupils & Personnel (clerk), Finance & General Purposes, Foundation Governor committee & Head Teachers Performance Management committee

 

Which GB meetings have you attended over the 2016 – 17 academic year?

Full Governing Body 3/3

F&GP 7/9

P&P 3/3

Foundation Governor committee 1/1

Head Teachers Performance Management committee 1/2

 

On which committees do you have voting rights?

All on which I serve

Which other Governor roles do you currently perform?

SEN Governor, RE Governor, SIP 2 Link Governor

Do you have children, relatives or partners at the school?

Two children are pupils at the school.

Do you need to declare any business interests for this role?

My husband, Richard Vernon, has the maintenance contract for the garden at the front of school as he is self-employed landscape gardener (N.B. he is not an employee of the school).

Are you a Governor at any other school?

No

Why have you chosen to be a Governor at Gamston?

 

I wish to give back to my local community by playing a part in improving the educational performance of the school and its children. As Churchwarden of the Parish of Eaton & Gamston, I also fully support the school’s Christian ethos. I am happy to be able to use the skills that I developed through working in Human Resources, Project Management, administration and Higher Education to benefit the school.

 

     

 

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Governor Profile - Mary Howard

 

Name:

Mary Howard

Role:

 

Type of Governor:

Foundation Governor

Appointed by:

Diocesan Board of Education

Term of office:

30/09/2015 – 29/09/2019

On which committees do you currently serve?

 

Which GB meetings have you attended over the 2014-2015 academic year?

Newly appointed

On which committees do you have voting rights?

 

Which other Governor roles do you currently perform?

SIP 3 (SPAG) link governor

Do you have children, relatives or partners at the school?

No

Do you need to declare any business interests for this role?

No

Are you a Governor at any other school?

No

Why have you chosen to be a Governor at Gamston?

 

 

I have always thought that one of the great gifts in life is to have a lifelong joy in learning and this is why I am happy to be a governor of Gamston school. It is a lively, progressive and happy school which challenges its pupils to aim for the highest standards. I champion all aspects of rural life and village schools like Gamston are a lynch pin in the rural community.   We must provide the best opportunities for children and I am happy to help in the running and development of the school.

 

 

 

 

Governor Profile - Zoe Venables

 

Name:

Zoë Venables

Role:

 

Type of Governor:

Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Term of office:

12/03/2015 – 11/03/2019

On which committees do you currently serve?

Strategic Development

Which GB meetings have you attended over the past academic year?

Full Governing Body 1/1

SD 2/2

On which committees do you have voting rights?

Strategic Development

Which other Governor roles do you currently perform?

Member of Management Committee of the Community Building; SIP 2 (EYFS) link governor

Do you have children, relatives or partners at the school?

Yes – My son George is in Year 1 and my daughter Amelie is in EYFS1

Do you need to declare any business interests for this role?

No

Are you a Governor at any other school?

No

Why have you chosen to be a Governor at Gamston?

 

 

Having lived in Gamston for the past 10 years I have always held the ideal that it takes a whole community to raise “our children”.

 

In a professional capacity I specialise in Project Planning and Controls, primarily in the Civil Engineering sector. Roles I have held have gained me experience in leadership, recruitment, contracts, project management, finance, data analysis and IT.

 

I care passionately about our primary school and hope that my skills contribute to supporting our excellent staff in ensuring all our children achieve their potential in a stimulating learning environment. I have two children currently in the school and it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to actively participate in their education as a Parent Governor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Profile - Lesley Footitt

Name:

Lesley Footitt

Role:

 

Type of Governor:

Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Term of office:

February 21, 2017 - February 20, 2021

On which committees do you currently serve?

Strategic Development

Finance and General Purposes

Which GB meetings have you attended over the 2016 – 17 academic year?

Full Govs 1/3

F & GP 4/9

SDC 3/5

P & P 1/3

On which committees do you have voting rights?

Strategic Development

Finance and General Purposes

Which other Governor roles do you currently perform?

 

Do you have children, relatives or partners at the school?

Yes - daughter currently in year two and son finished year six in July 2017.

Do you need to declare any business interests for this role?

No

Are you a Governor at any other school?

No

Why have you chosen to be a Governor at Gamston?

 

Having lived in Gamston for 12 years and having a son who has recently completed his whole primary school journey at Gamston, I felt I wanted to become more involved and give something back to the school, whilst hopefully helping it develop and continue to be an important part of the local community.

 

 

 

Name:

Sarah James

Role:

 

Type of Governor:

Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parents

Term of office:

February 21 2017-February 20 2021

On which committees do you currently serve?

Finance and General Purpose

Strategic Planning

Which GB meetings have you attended over the 2016 – 17 academic year?

Full Governors 3/3

F &GP 8/9

SDC 5/5

P&P 3/3

On which committees do you have voting rights?

Finance and General Purpose

Strategic Planning

Which other Governor roles do you currently perform?

Health & Safety

Do you have children, relatives or partners at the school?

Blossom in Year 1 Nightingale

Darwin in Reception Hillary

Do you need to declare any business interests for this role?

N/A

Are you a Governor at any other school?

N/A

Why have you chosen to be a Governor at Gamston?

 

Having had 2 of my children just starting on their journey at Gamston School, and my third son to hopefully join in a couple of years, I really wanted to give something back to the school.

I feel that my previous career as a retail store manager for 12 years, and now my career as an office manager has given me many skills in planning, financial budgeting, HR, and team development.

I can put these many skills into my chosen committees, and hopefully can bring something to the table to ensure that the school continues to 'be the best we can be' in all areas.

 

 

 

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