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Outwoods Primary School

Governors

We would like to welcome you to our Governing Body ....

 

Jane Yates

                                                                                                  

Chair of Governing Body

Governor Category: Foundation

Appointed by:  Trust

Current term of office ends:  30.11.2019

Register of Business Interests & other positions held: None

Committee Membership:  Buildings, Grounds & Finance, Health & Safety, Pay & Performance Management

Link Responsibilities:  Health & Safety

I am a Foundation Trust Governor and have now served for 7 years at Outwoods Primary School, taking the Role as Chair of Governors in September ’16.  I am thoroughly committed to our children and will strive alongside all members of staff in school to ensure theirs is a happy school experience; full of fun, learning and personal achievement.

My ‘Day Job’ as a Bank Manager, has seen me serve the Yorkshire Bank for over 37 years taking in roles at Burton, Lichfield and currently at Derby. I am married to Steve, a former pupil of William Hutson on this site in the late 1960s. Steve has worked at Pirelli for nearly 40 years and we have two children – Tom who is a Primary School Teacher and Lucy who is 14 years old. Both are ‘sport mad’ and as parents our interests revolve around their activities.

 

 


Denise Shaw MBE

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Governor Category:  Foundation

Appointed by:   Trust

Current term of office ends:   30.11.2019

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  Jason Hollis Builder (Son-in-Law)

Committee Membership:   Health & Safety (Chair), Staffing & Curriculum, Buildings, Grounds & Finance, Pay & Performance Management (Chair)

Link Responsibilities:   Disability/Equality & Pupil Premium

I am a Foundation Governor and was appointed by the BCLT.  I have been a governor in one role or another for over 30 years.  I am married with three children and 7 grandchildren.  My association with the school began when I was a pupil at William Hutson Junior School, and some of the best memories come from that time.  When my daughter began school at Castle Park I became a parent governor and I just carried on from there.  In those days Castle Park had a joint governing body with William Hutson so I sat on both.  The world of education was so different to that of today.  Thirty plus years later my eldest two grandchildren are pupils at Outwoods.

 

I am very proud of the pupils, staff and school and everything they have achieved over the years.  Outwoods is a rewarding school and I am proud to have played a small part in its journey.


Margaret Collier

Governor Category:  Local Authority

Appointed by:   Local Authority

Current term of office ends:   31.08.2017

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  None

Committee Membership:   Staffing & Curriculum (Chair), Pay & Performance Management

Link Responsibilities:   Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, e-Safety, Prevent, SEN

 

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​My name is Margaret Collier and I am a Local Authority Governor.  I have been a school governor for over 20 years, first serving on the governing body of Castle Park Infants School and William Hutson Junior School as a parent governor.  I was involved in the amalgamation process of these two schools that resulted in Outwoods Primary School.  I have also had additional responsibilities as SEN Governor and safeguarding governor, as well as Vice Chair of the governing body.  I enjoy my involvement with the school which goes much further than attending meetings and making decisions.  I have helped with school events, led the Eco projects, heard children read, cleaned and gardened.  I am not a Burtonian, but grew up in North London, trained in London and mover to Burton when I got married 34 years ago.  I have three children who all attended Castle Park, William Hutson and de Ferrers, and now have a granddaughter who will hopefully be an Outwoods pupil when the time comes!


Lesley Wells

Headteacher

Governor Category:  Headteacher

Appointed by:   Member of the Governing Body by virtue of her office and has no Term of Office

Current term of office ends:   The Headteacher is a permanent member of the Governing Body

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  Junk Porters (Husband is a Director).  Currently Safeguarding Governor at The de Ferrers Academy.

Committee Membership:   Health & Safety, Staffing & Curriculum, Buildings, Grounds & Finance

Link Responsibilities:   Child Protection, Looked After Children

 

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​I joined the Governing Body when I was appointed to the post of Headteacher of William Hutson Junior School in September 2001. Prior to this role I was a Headteacher at Woodlands Junior School, an outstanding school in Kent.  I was Executive Headteacher at Castle Park prior to the amalgamation of William Hutson Junior and Castle Park Infants in 2009.  My role is to provide the Governing Body with information which they can use to help them carry out their role as strategic leaders.  This information includes school improvement, pupil performance, staffing, site matters and the school budget.  I work closely with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body and liaise with specific link governors during their monitoring visits to school.


Donna Waddington

Governor Category:  Co-opted

Appointed by:   Governing Body

Current term of office ends:   31.12.2018

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  None

Committee Membership:   Buildings, Grounds & Finance

Link Responsibilities:   None

 

Having worked for many years at HMRC I changed direction and became a TA at Willima Hutson Junior School in 2004 and became a Staff Governor. After three years working to support the social and emaotional needs of the pupils I broadened my outlook and moved to Trent and Dove as a family support worker. I then became a perent Governor and am now a Trust Governor. I still work for Trent an Dove supporting families in their time of need.My youngest son having been to Wiliam Hutson and DeFerrers is now at University training to be a teacher.


Angela Cloves-Hayden

Governor Category:  Parent Governor

Current term of office ends:   May 2021

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  None

Link Responsibilities:   None

I have been working as Assistant Headteacher at William Shrewsbury Primary school for 9 Years and in that time have been a representative on the Burton Co-operative Learning Trust Board which includes both schools. I have been an advocate of collaborative working between the schools and found it professionally rewarding to work closely with colleagues from Outwoods and the other trust schools.

I have been a teacher since I left University, working in Spain and the UK. I have 2 grown up sons and a Dalmation!

I was pleased to be asked to join the Governing Body of Outwoods Primary School and I look forward to supporting the staff and Governors in providing a great start for all of the pupils.


 

 


John Vardy

Governor Category:  Parent

Appointed by:   Parents

Current term of office ends:   02.11.2017

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  None

Committee Membership:   Buildings, Grounds & Finance

Link Responsibilities:   SEN

 

​Back ground:

I have been involved with Outwoods for the past 2 years as a Parent school governor and I have lived in Burton since 2007. Before that I spent 9 years living in Derby.

Education:

I have gone through the UK educational system, and went to Primary and secondary school in York, where I completed my GCSE's and then onto Technical college in Oxford ( BTEC National Diploma) and finally to University in Bristol, where I complete by BEng in Aerospace manufacturing.

Employment:

I have worked in Derby for the last 18 years  at the Aero engine company Rolls-Royce, as Systems Design integrator.  I work with a diverse number of people within the UK and with customers and suppliers from around the world on a daily basis.

Other Activities:

I am also a STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) ambassador and have been involved in a range of activities, which aim to help children's learning and enjoyment of STEM subjects.


James Marshall

Vice Chair of Governing Body

Governor Category:  Parent

Appointed by:   Parents

Current term of office ends:  March 2021

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  None

Committee Membership:   Buildings, Grounds & Finance

Link Responsibilities:   None

 

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 “I have been a Parent Governor since 2015. As the son of two (now retired) teachers, and the husband of a primary teacher (Claire) I have always been interested in the education and school experience and am fully committed to supporting Outwoods Primary as a Parent Governor.

I am Project Manager at Rolls-Royce in Derby which helps to satisfy my interest in all things science and engineering. I have two young children; Zara, who is at Outwoods and Cameron, currently at Nursery.“


Rachel Oliver

Governor Category:  Parent

Appointed by:   Parents

Current term of office ends:   02.11.2017

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  None

Committee Membership:   Buildings, Grounds & Finance, Health & Safety

Link Responsibilities:   None

 

I am a Parent Governor with two children in Outwoods School.  After spending 20 years in various sales, marketing and strategy roles in the Brewing industry, in 2013, I decided to take redundancy and return to University in order to do a BaHons (Joint) Early Childhood and Education Studies.  I find working with children inspiring and rewarding and I am currently enjoying managing a diverse Nursery setting for disadvantaged 2-4 year olds in Derbyshire.


Joanne Smart

Governor Category:  Staff

Appointed by:   Staff

Current term of office ends:   04.12.2017

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  None

Committee Membership:   Staffing & Curriculum

Link Responsibilities:   Governor Training & Development

 

Joanne Smart

 

As Assistant Headteacher, I am responsible for leading the key stage 2 phase.  I consider myself to be most lucky to lead English across the whole school as this is a passion of mine. I have taught in Year 6 for a number of years now, which I have thoroughly enjoyed  - it's very rewarding to be a part of the children's final year of primary school and their transition to secondary school.


Jayne Hunt

Governor Category:  Co-opted

Appointed by:   Governing Body

Current term of office ends:   31.12.2018

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  None

Committee Membership:   Staffing & Curriculum

Link Responsibilities:   None

Jayne Hunt

 

​I have served on the governing body for 11 years, firstly as a non-teaching staff governor and now as a co-opted governor.  I am the Learning Mentor and Assistant SENCo for Outwoods.  My life at Outwoods began when I joined William Hutson Junior School as a Teaching Assistant on a 6 month contract  -  18 years later, I still enjoy helping children to blossom and reach their full potential, both in and out of the classroom.


Amanda Grant

Governor Category:  Foundation

Appointed by:   Trust

Current term of office ends:   30.11.2019

Register of Business Interests & other positions held:  Mantra Lingua – Dual Language Resources (Member of close family is an employee)

Committee Membership:   Staffing & Curriculum, Health & Safety, Buildings, Grounds & Finance

Link Responsibilities:   None

 

Amanda Grant

 

​ ​I joined the Governing body as an associate member when I was appointed Deputy Head of William Hutson Junior School. I  attended throughout the amalgamation of Castle Park and William Hutson, which led to the formation of Outwoods Primary School, and then during the formation of the Burton Co-operative Learning Trust. In addition to my previous Deputy Head role, I was the SENCo for the same period. Now, as I have retired, I have changed my role on the Governing Body to become a Foundation Trust Governor. In this capacity I can continue to support the school and look forward to being able to do so.