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Co-opted Governors

NameAdditional RolesInformation on RoleSchool Staff Link MemberFirst AppointedAttendance
James SullivanChair of governing bodyLeading the governing body, key relationship with the Head Teacher. Working with the Governing body to lead effective governance.Emma Beardah20/03/2018

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Tuesday 8th December 2020

 Finance/BudgetsTo work with the business manager / HT on the school budget / 3 year planning / SFVS and budgeting.Di Davis / Emma Beardah  
Suzie RoomeChair of HT Performance ManagementLeads 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 / SIP11/07/2017Tuesday 7th July 2020
 Core - English, Maths, Science, ComputingMeet 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 JonesHT Performance ManagementManagement 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 / SIP12/07/2017

Tuesday 7th July 2020

 

Tuesday 8th December 2020

 Core - English, Maths, Science, ComputingMeet 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 StephensonHT Performance ManagementManagement 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 / SIP12/07/2017Tuesday 7th July 2020
 Wellbeing - PE & Sports, SEND, EAL, PHSE/RSEMeet 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 PremiumThis 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 BrookesSafeguardingThe 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 Beardah24/12/2000

Tuesday 7th July 2020

 

Tuesday 8th December 2020

 Wellbeing - PE & Sports, SEND, EAL, PHSE/RSEMeet 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  

 

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 SullivanJames 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.
Susie RoomeSusie Roome is a Co-opted Governor. She enjoys reading, cooking and sport, especially supporting her two boys at football.
Neil JonesNeil 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 StephensonJames 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 BrookesCaroline 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 OkohDonny 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.
Leslie AyoolaLeslie 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 CoxAndrea Cox is a Staff Governor. She loves Star Wars, singing and walking with her boys.
Kate JonesKate 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 BenjaminKatrina 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 GokahAmen 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 walk in the park every day.
Lucy RobinsonLucy 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!

 

  • None of our governors perform governance roles in any other educational institutions.
  • None of our governors have any material interests arising from relationships between governors or any other school staff.