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Deeping St James C.P. School

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Meet the Governors

GOVERNORS OF DEEPING ST JAMES COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Graham Lyden (Co-opted Governor) Acting Chair I have lived in the Deepings for the past 20 years and I have been a governor since July 2013. I became a governor as I wanted to get more involved with the school and wanted to understand how a school functions on a practical day to day basis.  My experience as a governor so far has been really positive and I have learnt a lot. I am a member of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee and a member of the Curriculum group responsible for monitoring ICT, PE ,ART, PSHE & DT.  I am the appointed E-Safety Governor.

Tara George (Co-opted Governor) Acting Vice Chair

I have been a primary school Governor since 2016 and during this time I have been Vice Chair and acting Chair.  I live in the Deepings with my husband and daughter and I currently work in HR at a local Multi-Academy Trust.  At DSJ I am a member of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee.  I really wanted to become a Governor so that I could champion an education experience for our children that ensures they are all inspired to learn and achieve their best. 

Tamarra Allen (Co-opted Governor)  I became a governor in September 2011. I have worked  for over 15 years as a primary school teacher, working mostly in early years. I am now the Early Years Foundation Stage governor. I have had the opportunity to join in many of the experiences the school creates to enrich the curriculum for all children. I am a member of the Curriculum & Standards Committee and the Curriculum group responsible for monitoring English, R.E. Humanities and French. I am also a member of the Jimmy D's committee and the link governor for Jimmy D's.

Paul Cradock (Co-opted Governor) I joined the Governing Body in September 2015. I am enjoying working with the team and undertaking my role as a governor with enthusiasm and support from my fellow governors. I am a member of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee and a member of the Curriculum group responsible for monitoring Maths & Science.

Marcelle Russell (Staff Governor) As the business manager of the school, my skills led me to the Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee. I became a staff governor in March 2014 and look forward to working with the governors in this role. I am also a member of the Curriculum group responsible for monitoring Maths & Science.

 Ian Wilkinson (Head) As the headteacher I have been a governor since September 2008 and have seen various challenges and changes to governance in this time. The governors work closely with the school to ensure that our pupils are well rounded individuals and that each and every child is given the opportunity and encouraged to reach their fullest potential.

Jenny Purdy (Parent Governor) I was appointed as a Parent Governor in October 2017 and am a member of the Curriculum, Community and Standards Committee. I work as a teacher at a local secondary school and have found my initial time as a governor extremely exciting and rewarding.  I am also a member of the Curriculum group responsible for monitoring ICT, PE ,ART, PSHE & DT. I am the appointed governor for SENd, Inclusion, Pupil Premium and RSE/PSHE Governor. 

Joanna Maddison (Co-opted Governor) I was appointed as a Co-opted Governor in December 2018 and only attended my first FGB meeting in February 2019. I am a member of the Curriculum, Community and Standards Committee and a member of the Curriculum group responsible for monitoring ICT, PE ,ART, PSHE & DT. I am also the appointed Staff Link Governor.

Pat Pearce (LEA Governor) I was appointed as the school’s LEA Governor in February 2019. I am looking forward to working with the Governing Body and the school. I have taken the role of Safeguarding Governor and am a member of the Curriculum group responsible for monitoring English, R.E. Humanities and French. I am a member of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee.

Andrew Nightingale (Parent Governor)

I became a Governor in September 2019 because my children attend the school and I have lived in the Deepings all my life.  I am enjoying being able to contribute, be involved and understand the running of the school.  I am a member of the Finance and Personnel Committee and hope my experience in work can assist the Governing Body.

We currently have a vacancy for a Co-opted Governor and a Parent Governor - please see details for the Parent Governor nominations below.

Any communications to the governors should be addressed to Clerk to the Governors via the school

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