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Co-opted Governors

Name Additional Roles Information on Role School Staff Link Member First Appointed Attendance
James Sullivan Chair of governing body Leading the governing body, key relationship with the Head Teacher. Working with the Governing body to lead effective governance. Emma Beardah 20/03/2018

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Tuesday 8th December 2020

  Finance/Budgets To work with the business manager / HT on the school budget / 3 year planning / SFVS and budgeting. Di Davis / Emma Beardah    
Tamsin Millns Vice Chair of FGB The vice chair is responsible for providing support to the Chair. In addition to standing in for the Chair if required, the vice Chair may also be delegated specific areas of responsibility, such as overseeing governors training etc. Emma Beardah 06/12/2016

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Tuesday 8th December 2020

  KUW (Knowledge & Understanding of the World) - RE, Geography, History Meet with School leads, try to attend and In-service if dedicated to that subject, budget checks, seeing teaching in school and be involved in the review and drafting of the SES and School Improvement Plan. Maddie Kozub / Rob Starling / Katie Davey    
  Pay Review Committee The role of this committee is to annually determine salary progression for eligible teaching staff, following recommendation by the Headteacher. Emma Beardah    
Suzie Roome Chair of HT Performance Management Leads the management of the performance of the HT / Sets Targets with the HT and appraises performance with the appointed SIP. Meets 3 times per year. Emma Beardah / SIP 11/07/2017 Tuesday 7th July 2020
  Core - English, Maths, Science, Computing Meet with School leads, try to attend and In-service if dedicated to that subject, budget checks, seeing teaching in school and be involved in the review and drafting of the SES and School Improvement Plan. Bronwen Walters / Jennie Rodgers (English) / Ian Burbidge (Maths) / Hannah Pope (Science) / Fiona Smith (Computing)    
Neil Jones HT Performance Management Management of the performance of the HT/Sets Targets with the HT and appraises performance with the appointed SIP. Meets 3 times per year. Emma Beardah / SIP 12/07/2017

Tuesday 7th July 2020

 

Tuesday 8th December 2020

  Core - English, Maths, Science, Computing Meet with School leads, try to attend and In-service if dedicated to that subject, budget checks, seeing teaching in school and be involved in the review and drafting of the SES and School Improvement Plan. Bronwen Walters / Jennie Rodgers (English) / Ian Burbidge (Maths) / Hannah Pope (Science) / Fiona Smith (Computing)    
James Stephenson HT Performance Management Management of the performance of the HT/Sets Targets with the HT and appraises performance with the appointed SIP. Meets 3 times per year. Emma Beardah / SIP 12/07/2017 Tuesday 7th July 2020
  Wellbeing - PE & Sports, SEND, EAL, PHSE/RSE Meet with School leads, try to attend and In-service if dedicated to that subject, budget checks, seeing teaching in school and be involved in the review and drafting of the SES and School Improvement Plan. Jo Glover / Kerrie Chandler / Levi Wensley    
  Pupil Premium This role is to challenge, monitor and evaluate the work of the school in raising the attainment and progress of children who are eligible for the pupil premium. Emma Beardah    
Caroline Brookes Safeguarding The governor is responsible for safeguarding children, they play an essential role in ensuring children in education are kept safe from harm. Jodie Burton (DSL) / Emma Beardah 24/12/2000

Tuesday 7th July 2020

 

Tuesday 8th December 2020

  Wellbeing - PE & Sports, SEND, EAL, PHSE/RSE Meet with School leads, try to attend and In-service if dedicated to that subject, budget checks, seeing teaching in school and be involved in the review and drafting of the SES and School Improvement Plan. Jo Glover / Kerrie Chandler / Levi Wensley    
Imogen Hamblin The Arts - Music, Art and D&T Meet with School leads, try to attend and In-service if dedicated to that subject, budget checks, seeing teaching in school and be involved in the review and drafting of the SES and School Improvement Plan. Andrea Cox / Corinne Routledge 04/12/2019 Tuesday 8th December 2020
  Pay Review Committee The role of this committee is to annually determine salary progression for eligible teaching staff, following recommendation by the Headteacher. Emma Beardah    
  Website Audit The role involves keeping the Governor's pages of the website up to date. Belinda O'Connor / Alex Epton    
Donny Okoh Finance/Budgets To work with the business manager / HT on school budget / 3-year planning / SFVS and budgeting. Di Davis / Emma Beardah 01/10/2019

Tuesday 7th July 2020

 

Tuesday 8th December 2020

 

Local Authority Governor

Leslie Ayoola       Community Link Governor / Charity Link               Work in partnership with the local community to represent their views and to work with the school on charity links too. Kerrie Chandler / Jo Glover              10/03/2018

Tuesday 7th July 2020

 

Tuesday 8th December

 

Staff Governor

Andrea Cox                                               Staff Governors are representative staff members rather than representatives of staff, bringing a staff viewpoint and perspective to discussion and debate. They should not be seen as a 'go between' or staff delegate                                 23/03/2016

Tuesday 7th July 2020

 

Tuesday 8th December 2020         

 

Associate Member

Kate Jones                                            Associate members are not Governors but are appointed by the Governing board to bring expertise and experience in specific areas to committees. They may be appointed for a period of between one and four years. They may attend full Governing board meetings and, if they are over 18, the Governing board may grant voting rights at committee meetings.                                 01/09/2014

Tuesday 7th July 2020

 

Tuesday 8th December 2020         

 

Parent Governor

Katrina Benjamin                                     

Parent governors are not delegates and do not speak 'on behalf' of the parent body, but bring a parental perspective to the issues discussed.

Understanding parents' opinion helps the board to make good decisions and helps guarantee that there is a link between governance and the parent community.

They are not elected to the board, not appointed.

                                26/01/2021

                   

Amen Gokah  

Parent governors are not delegates and do not speak 'on behalf' of the parent body, but bring a parental perspective to the issues discussed.

Understanding parents' opinion helps the board to make good decisions and helps guarantee that there is a link between governance and the parent community.

They are not elected to the board, not appointed.

  26/01/20  
Lucy Robinson  

Parent governors are not delegates and do not speak 'on behalf' of the parent body, but bring a parental perspective to the issues discussed.

Understanding parents' opinion helps the board to make good decisions and helps guarantee that there is a link between governance and the parent community.

They are not elected to the board, not appointed.

  26/01/20  

 

The role of the Link governor is to provide a link between the Governing Body and the school. When Link Governors visit the school and report back to the Governing Body, they help to deepen all governors' understanding of how the school operates, how the strategic objectives are being pursued, how financial recourses are being used and what extra support the school may need to meet its objectives. Without Link Governors, the Governing Body is totally reliant on the Headteacher, or other staff governors, for their understanding of the school.

 

The presence of Link Governors provides and additional source of evidence upon which governing decisions can be made. This additional evidence should enable the Governing Body to better challenge information presented by the school and also better support the school to meet its strategic object. The role of the 'Link Governor' is not to supervise or manage school staff; this is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and senior staff.

 

Profiles

James Sullivan James Sullivan is the Chair of Governors. He has been a governor with Walter Halls for 3 years and has 7 ears' overall experience. He has two children: one currently a student in the school and the other a baby. He enjoys going on walks, running, watching cricket and visiting new places. He works for a large multichannel marketing services group, looking after a large retail client.
Tamsin Millns Tamsin Millns is a Co-opted Governor. She enjoys long-distance running and family camping trips.
Susie Roome Susie Roome is a Co-opted Governor. She enjoys reading, cooking and sport, especially supporting her two boys at football.
Neil Jones Neil Jones is a Co-opted Governor and the core curriculum lead. He works for a large company based in Nottingham and London. In his spare time, he enjoys many sports and keeping fit, including running and cycling.
James Stephenson James Stephenson is a Co-opted Governor. He works at the University of Nottingham in international student recruitment and he enjoys watching rugby league, especially Leeds Rhinos
Caroline Brookes Caroline Brookes is a Co-opted Governor. She is a mother of five, grandmother of six and works fulltime as a Manager in the NHS. In addition to being a school governor for over 25 years, her spare time is mainly spent with family, watching rugby union and football and walking.
Donny Okoh Donny Okoh is a Co-opted Governor. He works for the NHS and is currently completing an MBA in Global Finance. He was previously an Electrical and Electronics Engineer, who veered into healthcare due to a passion to help and care for others. He wants to contribute to school governance.
Imogen Hamblin Imogen Hamblin is a Co-opted Governor. She is an Employment Solicitor and Tribunal Advocate. She also lectures part-time at the University of Law and Leeds Beckett University. She is active in her spare time, and during lockdown, has enjoyed yoga and walking.
Leslie Ayoola Leslie Ayoola is a Local Authority Governor. He is a Labour party councillor in the Mapperley Ward. Leslie grew up on Pearmain Drive and was educated in the ward. He has a masters degree in Youth & Community Development and a BA in Business which explains his passion for employment and entrepreneurship as tools to help communities grow.
Andrea Cox Andrea Cox is a Staff Governor. She loves Star Wars, singing and walking with her boys.
Kate Jones Kate Jones is an Associate Governor. She users her experience as the Head of Knowledge Management for Royal Mail to support the school with data, performance management and stakeholder management. Out of work she really enjoys running and swimming. She actively looks for ways to support P.E. in school life. She really values the creative environment at Walter Halls and the high level of care the school gives to all pupils and staff.
Katrina Benjamin Katrina Benjamin is a Parent Governor. She recently joined the governing board since her eldest son started school in September 2020. She is a registered nurse in the community, currently studying her PGDip to become a District Nurse.
Amen Gokah Amen Gokah is a Parent Governor. He is highly motivated and enthusiastic. He is currently a PhD student at Nottingham Trent University, majoring in Public Policy./ He is interested in exercising and takes a walking the park every day.
Lucy Robinson Lucy Robinson is a Parent Governor. She works for a DVSA as Contract Manager for the Theory Test. She loves going away in her caravan with the family, including her two boys (who are in reception and year 2). Bike riding ad BBQs are some of her favourite ways to spend the day, no matter the weather!