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Governors

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school.  A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Head Teacher, staff and the local authority.  Whilst the Head Teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

The composition of the present governing body, under the 2012 School Governance Regulations, was decided upon by the governing body and consists of:

  • The Head Teacher
  • One elected staff governor
  • Three elected parent governors
  • One appointed local authority governor
  • Seven co-opted governors

The standard term of office for a governor is three years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. 

The Acting Chair of Governors is Phee Smith, who can be contacted by leaving a message via the school office.

Much of the work of the governing body is done by our Committees; The Finance & General Purpose Committee and The Strategic Committee.

Who's Who

Mrs Phee SmithActing Chair & Safeguarding LinkCo-opted

Term of Office Ends:

17th May 2023

I am Phee Smith a Community Governor.  I have had a long and happy career in teaching and now I am enjoying being a Governor.  I am originally from South Africa and I chose teaching as a career as I love children.

 

Mrs Sharon Bailey Co-opted

Term of Office Ends:

24th September 2024

I have been a Governor at King Edward Primary School since September 2017. I am committed to Primary education as I was a teacher for more than 20 years prior to taking early retirement to help look after my brood of grandchildren. Two of my grandsons attend King Edwards which is how I came to be involved in the school where you may well see me in the playground or helping around school.

 

Mr Martin TateTraining & Maths Link Co-opted

Term of Office Ends:

17th May 2023

Our family all attended King Edward and I have been a governor here since 1987. I served on Mansfield District Council for 12 years and have served as a senior manager at secondary level. I am pleased to be able to support  the school where my formal education began.

 

Mrs Kerry BerryAttendance & Arts LinkCo-opted

Term of Office Ends:

29th October 2024

I feel very proud to be a governor at King Edward Primary School. I was co-opted in October 2017 and I’ve been a regular volunteer in school since 2013.  I have a son who is in Year 7 at Brunts and a daughter in Year 4.

King Edward is a large yet friendly primary school and the children, staff and senior leaders are working incredibly hard to make King Ed’s the very best it can be. The governing body are very much an active part in this mission. I applied because both of my children are or have been incredibly happy and have flourished with the experiences and opportunities they have had. I believe that every child should achieve their full potential, have fun in their learning and feel safe and happy at school. I hope that I can do my part in this and to ensure that it continues.

Some of my governor roles include attendance, SEND and safeguarding as well as being a regular at meetings and governor days in school.

 

Mr Sean Holborn Co-opted

Term of Office Ends:

17th May 2023

I have been a community and now co-opted Governor at King Edward's since 2011.  I live and work in the close local community.  I am married with two children who have both happily attended King Edward Primary school.

In my role as a governor I am a critical friend of the school, willing to ask questions, open to ideas and find my role at the school a rewarding and positive experience.

I have travelled extensively in Europe.  I am an amateur gigging musician, golfer, enjoy dog walking and can best be described as an all-round “social, but old, geek” according to my kids!

 

Mrs Judith MunroEnglish LeadLocal Authority

Term of Office Ends:

13th May 2023

I came to Nottingham some years ago to work at Boots. My last job was working with an Education Charity helping young people understand the world of work.  I’ve been a school governor for a long time in different schools in Nottingham, starting as a parent governor at my children’s school. The last school I worked with was Chilwell School before joining King Edwards two years ago. 

 

Miss Lucie Coupe Staff

Term of Office Ends:

25th January 2024

 

 

Miss Jane WillettsSEN LinkCo-opted

Term of Office Ends:

13th May 2023

 

 

Mrs Simona Bran Parent

Term of Office Ends:

25th Jan 2026

 

 

Mrs Maria Andrei Parent

Term of Office Ends:

24th Jan 2026

 

 

Mrs Emma Braybrooke Co-opted

Term of Office Ends:

24th Jan 2026

 

 

Mrs Katrina Taylor                      Parent

Term of Office Ends:

24th Jan 2026

 

 

Governors who have left within the past 12 months: 

 

  • Danielle Martin, appointed 30/10/17, left 29/10/21
Governor Body Attendance at Meetings

 

Name

Category

StrategicF&GP

27/01/2020

18/05/2020

28/09/2020

25/01/2021

Sharon Bailey

Co-opted

YesYes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Phee Smith

Co-opted

YesYes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Martin Tate

Co-opted

 Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Judith Munro

LA

 Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kerry Berry

Co-opted

Yes 

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Reece Kind

Parent

 Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Beverley Hufton

Staff

Yes 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Danielle Martin

Parent

 Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Sean Holborn

Co-opted

Yes 

Yes

No

Yes

No

Craig Benford

Parent

 Yes

N/A

No

Yes

No

Jane Willetts

Parent

Yes 

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Sue Bridges

Headteacher

YesYes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

  

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