Our Governors

The Full Governing Body meet 6 times a year to discuss the Headteacher’s reports and any other business and in addition there are 2 sub-committees that discuss issues of finance, personnel and premises. School Governors are responsible for the management of the school. They work closely with the Headteacher and staff to ensure that the school achieves its aim of giving every child the best possible education in a happy and caring environment.  

Responsibilities include, deciding how the school budget is spent, maintaining the buildings and playgrounds, monitoring the school’s academic performance, appointing new staff, deciding policies on a variety of issues and planning for the future.

 

As a Governing Body we are always striving to improve the Curriculum, quality of teaching facilities and opportunities within learning for each and every child.

Teaching and Learning Committee: Its main purpose is to discuss and monitor all aspects of the school work around pupil attainment and progress, ensuring that the school’s curriculum is broad and balanced and meets the statutory requirements.

Resource Management Committee: This committee’s main purpose is to ensure that the school spending remains within budget and that all funds are spent wisely to best meet the needs of the pupils. Health and Safety of the school site is also part of this committee’s remit. 

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected biannually at the first meeting of the academic year. All governors to a school’s Governing Body must be elected or appointed.

 

Ladywood Primary School's Full Governing Body 

 

Name “Pen Portrait” Governor Type Areas of Responsibilities Appointment Date Term of Office Business Interests, Inc. Governor   roles in other Educational Establishments
Melanie Lawson “I became the Headteacher at Ladywood in 2009 following a Headteacher   position at a small local school. I grew up locally and have been teaching for 24 years.” Headteacher

Attendance

Safeguarding

Health & Safety

Performance Management

Pupil Progress

N/A N/A Governor at Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Sarah Taylor “I am Chair of Governors here at Ladywood. I have been a school   Governor for a number of years now and really enjoy giving something back to my local community. I live in Ilkeston and have 3 children; 2 at university and 1 still at school. I own and manage a local day nursery and as a family we are involved with Ilkeston Rugby Club. In my limited spare time I enjoy   gardening, keeping fit and reading.”

Co-opted (Chair)

RMC

EYFS

Performance Management

Pupil Progress

11/02/2015 10/02/2019 Owner and Manager of Pines Day Nursery
Amanda Speake “I have been a Governor for 8 years. I am a Teaching and Learning Assistant at Ladywood Primary School. I have a daughter who currently attends Ladywood and a son at KHCA”

Co-opted (Vice Chair)

TLC

Joint English

19/11/2015 18/11/2019  
Vacancy  

Parent

RMC

Health and Safety

 
Dawn Eason

Co-opted

TLC

Attendance

Safeguarding

Performance Management

 19/01/2017  18/01/2021  
Reverend Christine French “I have been a minister in the Church of England for over 6 years and a Governor at 3 schools. Before ordination my main career was in adult education, progressing on to be a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department,   particularly for widening participation and life long learning, with pioneering courses in drug and alcohol use.”

Local Authority

TLC

PSHE/SEAL

RE/Collective Worship

21/04/2015 20/04/2019 Reverend at the local parish
Ellie White “I am an English teacher at a local secondary school. I live in the area and am passionate about the   achievements of our local children.”

Co-opted

TLC

Joint English

13/10/2015 12/10/2019 Teacher at Heanor Gate Science College
Amy Nind “I am a Learning Mentor and Staff Governor at Ladywood School. I have been a Governor for 18 months and enjoy how it enables me to develop the   school through my knowledge of SEN and PE. I coordinate the lunchtime and   after school clubs within school and run several clubs myself. I have 2   children. I am an avid reader and in my spare time I like to run and play netball."

Staff

RMC

Joint Maths

01/09/2013 31/08/2017  
Amerah Hanks "I have worked in finance for over 11 years. I live in the local community and have a son and daughter who attend Ladywood Primary School."

Parent

RMC

Joint Maths

 9/12/2015  8/12/2019
Sheila Hickling   Associate N/A 8/9/2014 7/9/2018 School Business Manager at Ladywood Primary School
Mirian Stevens   Associate N/A 4/5/2012 3/5/2016  
Adam Spence   Associate N/A 9/2/2016 8/2/2020 Kirk Hallam Community Academy

 

 Governors who have stepped down from office in the last 12 months:

 Mr Brian Bilby

 Mr Bob Hall

 

 Notes:

 

There are 4 Co-opted Governors who are appointed by the Governing Body
There are 2 Parent Governors who are elected by Parents and Carers
This is 1 Staff Governor who is elected by staff
This is 1 Local Authority Governor, who is appointed by the Local Authority
The Headteacher is a Governor by virtue of her office
There are 3 Associate Governors who are appointed by the Governing Body
There are 9 Governors in total. Associate Governors have no voting rights

 

If you want to be part of Ladywood Primary’s Governing Body please enquire about any vacancies.

 

To write to the Governors, please contact:

Mrs V Herbert

Clerk to the Governors

Ladywood Primary School

Oliver Road

Kirk Hallam

Derbyshire

DE7 4HN

 

 

 Statements:

The Private School Fund 2014/2015 has been audited and Governors have approved.

The Private School Fund 2015/2016 has been audited and Governors have approved.

The Private School Fund 2016/2017 has been audited and Governors have approved.

Parents Evening Questionnaire Table of Results November 2015

Parents Evening Questionnaire Table of Results November 2016