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Who are our Governors?

Name

Role

Terms of Office

Julia Ranger

“This is my tenth year as a Governor at Paxcroft and I am currently the Chair of the Governing Body. I believe the Paxcroft Community is very special and happy place and I have a passion for everyone to have a rewarding, safe and successful time here. I have oversight of the running of the Governing Body as a whole; but as a secondary school teacher my main area of interest is in how the curriculum is delivered and to push for excellence in the teaching and learning of all our pupils. I, also, have specific responsibilities to monitor Maths”.

 

 

- Chair of Full Governing Body

- Chair of SCC Committee

- LA Governor

- Member of both Committees

- Strategic Planning Working Party

- Link Governor for Numeracy & Child Protection

07/2017 – 07/2021*

Rachel Edmunds

“I am a parent governor and mum of two boys at Paxcroft. I am a secondary school Maths teacher and Assistant Headteacher. I am the DT and pupil premium link governor and have a keen interest in providing the best opportunities for all learners.”

- Co-Vice Chair of Full Governing Body

- Parent Governor on SCC committee

- Strategic Planning Working Party

- Link Governor for Pupil Premium, DT & SEN

2014 - 4/5/2018

 

Ewan Caldwell

“As Headteacher at Paxcroft, it has been an exciting and enjoyable challenge each year helping to improve the school. Whilst I exercise direct operational control of the school, it is right and, more importantly, helpful to have oversight, challenge and support provided by the Governing Body.

One of the strengths of Paxcroft is our positive and inclusive ethos. We do believe all children can succeed as learners and all children should feel they are valid citizens with positive contributions to make. From this starting point all policies and decisions are focused on improving outcomes for the pupils.

To be an improving school it is necessary to be honest and reflective so that areas that can be improved can be identified and tackled. Governors play an important role in ensuring this is our culture.”

- Headteacher

- Member of both Committees

- Strategic Planning Working Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex officio

 

Hollie Dale

“I have been a Governor here for four years and am in my tenth year of teaching at Paxcroft, currently in year 5/6. The staff and governors work hard to ensure that the children’s time at Paxcroft is happy and purposeful and, as a staff governor, I am particularly interested in how the governors can work alongside and support staff members to ensure that we are always moving forward in the teaching and learning of children at the school”.

- Staff Governor

- ESMT

- Literacy Subject Leader

- Member of SCC Committee

 

 

04/2017 – 04/2021*

John Farrell

"I am Deputy Head of Paxcroft Primary School and have been on the Governing Body since taking up the post. My main areas of responsibility within the Governing Body are Maths and Pastoral Support. I have been proud of the children this year for the way they have responded positively to the new behaviour policy we adopted in school. We expect the very highest standards of behaviour in school and the children have risen to meet these expectations this year, achieving excellent results in turn."

- Co-opted Governor (Staff – Deputy Head)

- Numeracy & ICT Subject Leader

- Member of SCC Committee

03/2017 – 03/2021*

Daren Gale

“What made me become a Governor? When my children started school I was, like many parents, working full time and was therefore unable to drop off or collect them from school and felt that I had little or no connection with part of their lives. By becoming a Governor I feel I now have a connection and understanding of the education they are receiving.”

- Parent Governor

Chair of F&P Committee

- Member of F&P and SCC Committee

- Link Governor for Health & Safety and Art

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03/2017 – 03/2021*

Lee Davey

“Supporting Paxcroft as a parent governor is fantastic.  It's great to learn more about how the school works and to make a positive contribution to the school.  You get involved with everything from the finances to the classroom and have the opportunity to make a difference”.

- Parent Governor

- Co-Vice Chair of Full Governing Body

- Member of F&P Committee

- Link Governor for Computing and A,G&T

 

Stephanie Wing

“I have been a parent governor of Paxcroft School for 4 years. I have 4 children and work part-time in Social Housing. I currently have 3 children attending the school and wish to contribute something in order to support their education”.

- Parent Governor

- Member of SCC Committee

- Link Governor for EYFS and MFL

2014- 11/12/2018

Bernie McHale-Jones

“I am in my third year as a school governor. I have two children at Paxcroft. I feel passionately that all children should receive an excellent level of education, and that they feel happy and safe at school. I enjoy supporting the school to ensure this happens”. 

 

- Parent Governor

- Member of SCC Committee
- Link Governor for Literacy and PSHEC

 

 

Matt Sturrock

“I joined as a Parent Governor in July 2017.   I have a particular interest in SEND and ensuring the curriculum is accessible to all. I am passionate about ensuring that all learners get the most out of their time at Paxcroft. My Child has flourished since moving to Paxcroft School and I wanted to get involved and give something back”.

Parent Governor

Link Governor for SEN

July 2017 –July 2021

Louise Allan

“I started as a Governor in 2017, at the end of my twins' Reception year. Paxcroft has always felt like a positive, nurturing school, and it is good to be able to contribute to its evolution and growth. Whilst promoting attainment by all pupils in the core subjects is key, I also hope to draw upon my passion and background in sport, health & wellbeing, geography and environmental science to help enrich pupils' broader school experience”. 

Parent Governor

Link Governor for PE/Dance and Geography

July 2017 –July 2021

 

Daniella Robles

“Both my children (in year 4 and year 6) are in Paxcroft and have thrived here. I have worked with safeguarding children and families for over 14 years, and as a Governor I would like to use my background to help keep the school as great an environment as it has been, and be a part of the ongoing improvements to make it even better for future classes” 

Parent Governor

Link Governor Safeguarding and Music

July 2017 –July 2021

Clare Walters

“I have been Clerk to the Governors since 2008 and seen the school transform over the years in so many ways. My main responsibilities are to provide effective administrative support to the governing body and committees. I am proud to be a part of Paxcroft School, of all that has been achieved in recent years.”

- Clerk to the Governing Body (no voting rights)

 

 

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*Have all served previous terms of office.

Attendance at Meetings from September 2017 to June 2018

 

Name

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

SCC Committee Meetings

F&P Committee Meetings

Total Attendance

 

Julia Ranger

3

5

5

13/13

Ewan Caldwell

3

5

5

13/13

John Farrell

2/3

4/5

 

6/8

Hollie Dale

3/3

5/5

 

8/8

Rachel Edmunds

3/3

4/5

 

7/8

Stephanie Wing

1/3

5/5

 

6/8

Daren Gale

3/3

4/5

5/5

12/13

Matt Sturrock

3/3

 

5/5

8/8

Dan Robles

2/3

4/5

 

6/8

Louise Allan

3/3

5/5

5/5

13/13

Bernie McHale-Jones

3/3

4/5

 

7/8

Guy Bentham-Hill

2/3

 

4/5

6/8

Lee Davey

3/3

 

5/5

8/8

Governors stepping down from office in last 12 months:

 

Name

 

Governor

type

Term of Office Start Date

Term of Office End Date

Reason for stepping down

 

Andrew Bryant

Parent

March 2013

Sept 2017

Came to end of term of office and daughter moved into Y7

Deidre Lee

Parent

Sept 2017

Oct 2017

Work commitments meant committing the time to the role was difficult.

Attendance at Meetings from September 2016 to July 2017 

Name

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

SCC Committee Meetings

F&P Committee Meetings

Total Attendance

 

Julia Ranger

4

5

6

15/15

Ewan Caldwell

4

5

6

15/15

John Farrell

4

4

1

9/11

Hollie Dale

2

4

 

6/9

Andrew Bryant

3

4

 

7/9

Rachel Edmunds

3

4

 

7/9

Stephanie Wing

3

4

 

7/9

Daren Gale

4

4

6

14/15

Denise Bates*

3*

 

2*

5/5

Sarah Thorne*

2*

 

2*

4/8

Grant Watkinson*

0*

 

0*

0/8

Bernie McHale-Jones

3

3

 

6/9

Guy Bentham-Hill

3

 

3

6/10

Lee Davey

3

 

5

8/10

*Resigned from office mid -year