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Ashperton Primary Academy

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Governors

 Welcome to the Governors' section!

Meet the Governors

 

Ashperton's governors are proud to be part of this fantastic school! We support the pupils, staff and parents in making it even better.

Ashperton School has 13 governors. The full governing body meets four times a year, and subcommittees deal in greater detail with particular areas. There are three sub-committees:
· Finance and Resources - which includes finance, pay & personnel, health & safety, pupil discipline & exclusions, and the new building project
· Curriculum
· Headteacher's Performance Management Committee


Parent governors  (2) elected by the parents


Tony Freeman  started as a parent governor in November 2010 and was re-elected unopposed in November 2014 for a second term. He has two children in school, which he declares as having an interest (see note below) and another at high school. He has special responsibility for health & safety and is a member of the finance & resources committee.

Ruth Nolan  Became a parent governor in May 2015.  Ruth has governor responsibility for literacy and is a member of the curriculum committee.  Ruth has been teaching for 25 years and currently working at a local residential special school. Ruth is also manager of Ledbury under 8's rugby team and vice chair of the Friends of Ashperton School.  Ruth has a child at the school, which she declares as an interest.


Staff Governors (4) teaching and non-teaching staff elected by the teaching staff 


Chris Bandfield The Headteacher has the choice whether to be a governor or not; in either case has the right to attend meetings. Chris has opted to be a governor, he has special responsibility for staff training, and is a member of the finance & resources and curriculum committees. Mr Bandfield's partner, Miss Thomas is also employed by the school as a senior teaching support assistant and this is made clear on Chris's declaration of interest.

Vacancy

Kate Morley, our deputy head and Blue class teacher became a staff governor in December 2012. A major role of Kate's at school is assessing the childrens' progress and she reports on this to the governors regularly. Kate attends the curriculum committee meetings. Kate has two children at the school, which she declares as an interest.

Emma Marriage, our Reception year teacher joined the governing body in January 2013. Emma is the school's co-ordinator for IT and a forest school leader. She attends the curriculum meetings. Emma also has two children at the school and again she declares these as interests.
 

General Governors (7) appointed by the governing body 
 

John Taylor (Chair) is a retired biology teacher and lives very near to the school. He became a governor in 2004 and has also agreed to stay on for two more terms since then. John also chairs the Finance & Resources and Curriculum committees and has responsibility for Science. John has no declarations of interest.

Eleanor James (Vice-Chair) is also a retired teacher who lives in Ashperton.  She joined the governing body in March 2009, is on both the finance & resources and the curriculum committees,  no declarations of interest.
 
Alex Coppock is a local architect and was appointed by the governors onto the governing body in July 2008. He has a  son at school which he declares as an interest.  Alex has special responsibility for RE and IT & e-safety. He is a member of the Finance & Resources committee and has been very helpful advising the governing body with matters concerning the new build.

Elliot Bee has been an EYFS governor since May 2015.  Elliots personal interests in sport and physical activity have shaped the development of his own company that offers others the opportunity to develop a passion in sport.  Alongside this he coaches a local rugby team, and enjoys his weekends travelling far and wide to see the countryside and sea sides around the UK.

Jon Nicklin became a governor in October 2016

Pete Wilce is a local company director and was appointed onto the governing body in 2016. Peter's wife teaches in Green class and he also has a daughter at school which he declares as an interest.  Peter has special responsibility for ICT and assists teachers at the school with the new computer programming elements of the curriculum. He is also a member of the Curriculum committee.

Jacqueline Dodds -  Jacqueline joined the Governing Body in December 2015 as a community governor.  She is a former accountant who lives locally in Munsley.  Jacqueline has special responsibility for Mathematics and is also a member of the Finance and resources Committee.

 

Associate Member - appointed by the governing body

 

Lou Brown is our associate member governor. Lou recently left the governing body as a parent governor with special responsibility for literacy. However, we felt that her assistance and advice was invaluable so we asked her to remain on the governing body as an associate for one more year to see through our current project of putting together our dedicated learning resources area.

 

Declarations of Interest, Pecuniary or Otherwise


Legislation requires all governors to declare any interest in the decisions made by the governing body, pecuniary (financial) or otherwise. We keep a record of annual declarations,  as well as those that crop up at meetings, in the office. Governors who are also parents of pupils at the school, including any staff governors, declare this as an interest and all governors who work or are related to those that work at the school declare this.
 
Clerk to the Governors is Claire Brown  

The governors and the clerk can be contacted via the school office or email ashpertonclerk@gmail.com
 
John Taylor (Chair) can be contacted c/o Ashperton Primary Academy, Ashperton, HR8 2SE and an email for his attention can sent via The Clerks email address.
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