Meet Our Governors
Learn a little more about our governors...
I have been Headteacher at Redhill since September 2000. During this period, the school has undergone three Ofsted inspections and I am very proud to lead a school community that has been judged to be outstanding. High quality governance has been a key factor in assisting the school’s leadership team to maintain exemplary teaching and learning over many years. I am an accredited Associate School Improvement Adviser and have supported a number of schools for Derbyshire LEA alongside my role as Headteacher at Redhill. I have also acted as a mentor Headteacher for the local authority and the National Leadership College. As a governor, I am involved in all decisions with the governing body. Governor meetings are also used to question me on current school provision and plans for future improvement.
Chair of Governors - Appointed Governor
I am the Chair of the Covent Garden Market Authority, Chair of the CBI's Employment and Skills Board and Founder and CEO of Clovis Enterprise Ltd. I am also a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. As a passionate believer in the importance of early years education, and having served on the governing body since 1998, I am very pleased with the progress the school has made to its current "outstanding" status awarded by Ofsted. This is an accolade I know is well merited as both my daughters benefited from receiving their primary education at Redhill.
Vice Chair of the Governing Body & Chair of the Facilities Committee
Appointed Governor, Designated Safeguarding Governor
I have been a school governor at Redhill Primary School for a number of years. I worked at a local secondary for over 20 years where I was the school Behaviour and Attendance Manager and also the school Safeguarding Lead. Although I am now semi-retired, I continue to work part time as a learning mentor for pupils who are at risk of exclusion from school. I believe a child’s education is crucial to their academic achievements and – just as importantly – to the development of their social and other life skills. I want the very best for all children. I feel that by being part of Redhill School’s governing body I can help our children be happy and confident in all that they do and to strive be the very best that they can be.
Appointed Governor - Chair of the FInance Committee & Chair of the Audit Committee
I have been a governor at Redhill School since 1999, initially as a parent governor. Both my sons were attending the school, and getting an excellent education, and I felt that I wanted to put something back if I could. I am currently Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee and a past vice-chair of governors. I am also a governor at George Spencer Academy in Stapleford. I have lived in the Ockbrook and Borrowash area for about twenty-five years and until recently was a Metallurgist at Rolls-Royce in Derby.
I have been a School Governor at Redhill for the past 10 years and thoroughly enjoy all it involves. I have two children who attend the school and one who has now left for secondary school. I am a solicitor and work in Nottingham. I am the chair of the Admissions Committee and sit on the Teaching and Learning, Finance and Audit Committees. Primary school is the foundation for our children's future development. Every parent wants their child to be a happy, confident individual and achieve the best they can. I became a School Governor because I wanted to help and support the school in achieving this for each and every child. Redhill School is a true testament to all a great school can be and I am very proud to be part of the Governing Body.
I have worked in Education for the last 10 years, initially as a Lecturer and then as Workforce Development Fellow, supporting individuals and organisations to develop and grow by meeting their training and development needs personally, operationally or strategically. I now work as an Academic Manager at the University of Derby, managing a department with a team of academics in areas such as Business, Finance, Law and Engineering. I have a great interest in education and the opportunities available to those of all ages and I am currently midway through Doctoral studies in Education. Having grown up in West Yorkshire, I now reside in Derbyshire and have two children who are approaching School age.
I became a governor at Redhill in June 2018, just as my daughter was leaving. My son has also since left and moved on to secondary school. I am hugely appreciative of the great start Redhill has given my children and I see being part of the team as an opportunity to offer something back. I am currently School Business Manager at a primary school in Nottinghamshire. Prior to that I have had over 20 years' experience at Rolls-Royce, mainly in finance and purchasing roles. For the last 5 years I was within the Group Property team as their Finance Business Partner.
I am proud to be a member of the Redhill Governing Body, I have two daughters at the school and am constantly in awe of the hard work and dedication from staff, pupils and parents that goes in to making Redhill such a success and a lovely place to learn. I have a broad business background, Masters degree in Law, experience as corporate HR Business Partner, and I now run a property business. One of my passions is wellbeing and as such I am really keen in my role as a member of the Governing body to support the health and wellbeing of the pupils and staff at the school.
As a Parent Governor, I am looking forward to becoming more involved with the school and its development. I have three children who attend Redhill, all of which are enjoying their time here. I believe schools should provide a range of experiences and develop each child as an individual, so they install lifelong confidence and self-efficacy. I have over twelve years of teaching experience and have worked at two very different schools. After four years of teaching I became a member of the SLT and have had the opportunity to be engaged with the school’s progress. Throughout my career I have been the science co-ordinator, and I love fostering children’s interest in this subject. More recently I have qualified as a SENCO, which has developed my knowledge on how schools can become more inclusive to all pupils. Prior to teaching I served in the Nottinghamshire Police, and as part of my role I was the Lead Officer for juvenile females at risk of sexual exploitation. This involved multi-agency, collaborative working, delivering training and safeguarding work. I am hoping that these experiences will help me make a positive contribution to the Governing Body.
I work at Redhill as Finance Manager, with responsibility for budget preparation and monitoring, financial reporting and making sure that the school complies with financial regulations and procedures. My training and qualifications are in accountancy and I have worked in the education sector for over 10 years, including a secondary school and a college.
I have worked at Redhill since qualifying as a teacher in 2003 and I am became the Deputy Head in April 2021. I have taught across years 2, 3, 4 and 5 and have responsibility for I.C.T., Design and Technology and Art. I also have responsibility for liaising with pupils, parents and staff when bullying concerns are raised with school.