Meet the Federated Governing Board!
The Federated Governing Board of Whitgreave Infant and Junior School plays an integral part in the life of Whitgreave. The Governing Board give up their time to support all aspects of school life at both Whitgreave Infant and Whitgreave Junior Schools.
The Governors attend regular meetings with the Head Teacher and other members of the Leadership Team, to monitor, evaluate and challenge the school, on an on-going basis. They also support other events within school, such as the Christmas Fayre, Parent Consultation Evenings and School Performances.
Each Governor is also part of a Link Governor Team, who further supports improvements in teaching and learning, with a focus on a particular area, such as Quality of Teaching, Behaviour and Safety, amongst other key areas.
Governing Board Members
Brenda Hawkins – Chair of Governors (Local Authority Governor)
Jayne Pownall – Vice Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)
Adrian McDowell – Parent Governor
Kerry Tanner – Parent Governor
Craig Lockyer – Parent Governor
Angela Cox – Staff Governor
Sarah Redfern – Head Teacher Governor
Chris Pearson – Co-opted Governor
Graham Smith – Co-opted Governor
Kate Merrick – Co-opted Governor
Jane Aldridge – Co-opted Governor
Jacquie Brittain – Co-opted Governor
Nichola Parker – DHT – Associate Governor
Emma Guest – DHT – Associate Governor
Alex Albutt – AHT – Associate Governor
Gemma Butters – AHT – Associate Governor
I have been a Governor at Whitgreave now for a number of years. I have a great commitment to the children and love the community of Low Hill having worked in the area for 21 years. I am part of the Achievement Committee and serve on both Finance and Achievement Committees. I enjoy visiting the school – talking and listening to children both in the classroom and around school. I regularly meet with staff to keep updated on school developments as we all strive to deliver outstanding teaching and learning.
I am proud to be a Governor at Whitgreave. I am also Link Governor. My interest in education started when I had my children who are now adults, I was a Governor at their Primary School. I have worked in Governor Support for 10 years. I am pleased to say I was on the appointment panel that appointed the current Headteacher.
I am the Family Support/Attendance Officer. I have been in this post for the last 4 years, however, I have worked in the school for the last 10 years. I enjoy working with the parents and offering them the support and advice that they need. I am also part of the Safeguarding Team within the school and on the Governing Board. I enjoy being a part of the ‘team spirit’ that we work within at Whitgreave.
I am very proud to be the Headteacher Governor at the Whitgreave Schools. Whitgreave is an exciting, vibrant place to be, where all pupils are challenged to achieve. I have been a School Governor now for approximately 12 years, at a number of schools. However, this is my first post as Headteacher Governor. Whitgreave has an experienced Governing Board, who work in close partnership with all other stakeholders, in order to provide the very best education for our fantastic pupils.
Having served on the Governing Board for four years, I have learned a lot about school management and the structure of primary education. I have served as a Link Governor at the Juniors on the Health and Safety Committee which has enabled me to support and challenge schools. As a parent, and qualified adult educator, I am passionate about education and believe that these roles provide me with the necessary skills to support me in my Governor role.
I have worked at Whitgreave for seven years; I love the community and staff that I work with! As the RE Leader, I am linked to our SDP aim to further develop and embed the skills of teaching staff to deliver outstanding teaching and learning in RE. I am also part of the Behaviour and Safety Governor Committee, who are responsible for whole-school behaviour systems, including lunchtime behaviour.
As a former Headteacher of two schools and a School Improvement Adviser for 7 years, I have a wide range of experience and skills to support me in my role as School Governor. In my role as a Headteacher and Adviser, I have worked very closely with Governors for a long time and have greatly valued their support (and challenge) in ensuring that children have the best chance they can to succeed. I am passionate about providing the very best education for all children, regardless of their needs, abilities and backgrounds.
I have been working at Whitgreave Junior School for approximately 4 years. I am an Associate Governor and also, a member of the Link Governor Team. I enjoy working closely with the Governing Board, to support the school in moving forward.
I have worked in the Low Hill community for a number of years as Deputy Head of Whitgreave Infant School. Almost all of our children transfer to Whitgreave Juniors at the end of Year 2 and being a Governor allows me to stay involved in their learning. I am part of the Link Governor Committee and make regular visits to school to meet children and staff.
I have been working at this school for 9 years and really enjoy working with our staff, children and community. As Maths Leader, I am linked to our SDP aim to further develop and embed skills of teaching and learning to outstanding. I am an Associate Governor and also a member of the Link Governor Team.
I have been working at Whitgreave Infant School now for approximately 4 years, as an Assistant Head. I am a Strategic Lead for a number of curriculum areas and also, Phase Leader for KS1. I enjoy being on the Governing Board and playing a crucial part in school improvement. It is a very exciting place to work.
As a local Police Officer, I have worked with the Whitgreave Schools now for a number of years, supporting them whenever possible and developing close links. I am a newly-appointed Co-opted Governor who is learning quickly about all aspects of school life. I love being a part of the Whitgreave community and having an input within the lives of our young people.
As an experienced Governor of Whitgreave Infant School, I am very excited to now be part of the newly-created Federated Governing Board. I am also part of the Link Governor Team, whereby as Governors, we informally monitor teaching and learning within school and look for ways to make further improvements. I thoroughly enjoy working at the Whitgreave Schools, as I am also a Family Support Officer.
I have been in post as a Parent Governor for the past five years at Whitgreave Infants and I’m super excited to continue as part of the new Federated Board of Governors for Whitgreave Infants and Juniors. Whitgreave really is a wonderful place to learn, staff are very caring and our children thrive because they are at the heart of everything we do. Four of my five children have attended the schools and I’m hopeful that my fifth child will also be offered the opportunity to join next year. I am also very proud to be a past pupil of Whitgreave. Outside of Whitgreave, I’m a nurse and in my spare time I enjoy crafting and helping out with activities for children at a local church. Exciting opportunities are ahead and I’m always happy to help in any way I can.
Join our Team!
If you are interested in joining the Governing Board, then please contact the School Office, for further information. Or, please speak to a member of our Governing Board. Thank you.
Read our Governor Handbook Sept 17
View our Governor Attendance Information