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 11 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, Resources & Audit - which includes finance, pay & personnel, health & safety, pupil discipline & exclusions, and the new building project
· Headteacher's Performance Management Committee
Ruth Nolan Became a parent governor in May 2015. Ruth has governor responsibility for SEN and is a member of the curriculum committee. Ruth has been teaching for 25 years and currently working at a local residential special school. No declarations of interest.
Paul Mess Became a parent governor in March 2021. Paul has governor responsibility of Science and is a member of the Finance, Resources and Audit committee. He has 2 children at the school of which he declares 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 Audit and Curriculum committees. Chris is also the Accounting Officer for Ashperton Primary Academy.
Caroline Bullock Deputy Head and Teacher of Year 6. Caroline joined the governing body in April 2018. She is the Mathematics Curriculum Manager and is a member of the Finance, Resources and Audit and Curriculum committee.
Catherine Bushnell Teacher of Year 2. Catherine joined the governing body in April 2018. She is PE Curriculum Manager and Geography Curriculum Manager and is a member of the Curriculum Committee.
Kate Bishop Resigned 7th March 2022
Jacqueline Dodds - (Chair) Jacqueline joined the Governing Body in December 2015 as a community governor. She is a former accountant. Jacqueline has special responsibility for Numeracy Strategy and is also a member of the Finance, Resources & Audit Committee and Curriculum Committee. No declarations of interest.
Geraint Jenkins (VICE CHAIR) became a governor in November 2020. He is also part of the Finance, Resources & Audit Committee. Geriant has responsibility for EYFS. He has children at school which he declares as an interest.
John Taylor is a retired biology teacher and lives very near to the school. He became a governor in 2004. John is also part of the Finance, Resources & Audit Committee and has responsibility for Pupil Premium and Health and Safety. John has no declarations of interest.
Jon Nicklin became a governor in October 2016. Jon has a special responsibility of Safeguarding and is a member of the Curriculum Committee. He has children at school which he declares as an interest.
Sue Snowball became a governor in April 2021. Sue is a Community Governor and has a special responsibility of Literacy and is a member of the Curriculum Committee. Sue has no declarations of interest.
Alan Bowyer has expressed an interest in becoming a governor
Phil Hagger Resigned September 2021
Eleanor James - Resigned 15th November 2020
|17th September 2020||10th December 2020||11th March 2021||1st July 2021||Governor Category||Total Number of Meetings||Percentage of Attendance|
|Jacqueline Dodds||Y||Y||Y||Y||Governor (Chair)||4/4||100%|
|Tony Freeman||X||X||X||Resigned Mar21||Parent Governor||0/3||0%|
|Chris Bandfield||Y||Y||Y||Y||Staff Governor (Headteacher)||4/4||100%|
|Caroline Bullock||Y||Y||Y||Y||Staff Governor||4/4||100%|
|Catherine Bushnell||Y||Y||Y||Y||Staff Governor||4/4||100%|
|Kate Bishop||Y||Y||Y||X||Staff Governor||3/4||75%|
|Ruth Nolan||X||Y||Y||X||Parent Governor||2/4||50%|
|John Taylor||Y||Y||Y||X||General Governor||3/4||75%|
|Phil Hagger||Y||Y||Y||Y||General Governor||4/4||100%|
|Eleanor James||Y||Resigned Nov20||NA||NA||General Governor||1/1||100%|
|Jon Nicklin||Y||Y||Y||Y||General Governor||4/4||100%|
|Geraint Jenkins||NA||Y||Y||Y||General Governor (Vice)||3/3||100%|
|Paul Mess||NA||NA||NA||Y||Parent Governor||1/1||100%|
|Sue Snowball||NA||NA||NA||X||General Governor||0/1||0%|
The Members of Ashperton Primary Academy
John Taylor - Chair 03/03/2011
Chris Bandfield 03/03/2011
Jacqueline Dodds 05/10/2017
Ruth Nolan 02/07/2015
Phil Hagger 1/3/2022
Kate Ford 1/3/2022
Tony Freeman - Vice Chair 17/08/2015 (Resigned March 2021)
|Name||Governor Type||Declaration of Interest|
|Chris Bandfield||Staff Governor (Headteacher)||Employed by The Academy and Accounting Officer|
|Jacqueline Dodds||Governor (Chair)||None|
|Eleanor James||Governor||None RESIGNED 15th November 2020|
|Tony Freeman||Parent Governor||None RESIGNED 18th March 2021|
|Ruth Nolan||Parent Governor||None|
|Jon Nicklin||Governor||Children at the Academy|
|Caroline Bullock||Staff Governor||Employed by the Academy.|
|Catherine Bushnell||Staff Governor||Employed by the Academy.|
|Kate Bishop||Staff Governor||Employed by the Academy.|
|Phil Hagger||Governor||Children at the Academy RESIGNED 16th September 2021|
Children at the Academy
|Paul Mess||Parent Governor||Children at the Academy|
Jacqueline Dodds (Chair) can be contacted c/o Ashperton Primary Academy, Ashperton, HR8 2SE and an email for her attention can sent via The Clerks email address.