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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The Governing Body warmly welcomes you to Milton Park Primary School.
 

What is a School Governor?

The school governors are a team of dedicated volunteers who work with the Headteacher and staff to ensure high standards of education and care.

This is achieved by:


• Setting suitable aims and objectives.
• Agreeing policies, curriculum, targets and priorities. 
• Monitoring and reviewing the school's achievements and progress.

 

What do the School Governors do?
School governors oversee important decisions, such as staffing and school finances. The Governing Body is made up of parents, staff, past and present members of the Local Authority and people from the local community.

 

On the 1st October 2017 Milton Park Primary converted to academy status and formally became part of the Extend Learning Academies Network (ELAN). Each school within ELAN has a Local Governing Body (LGB). The LGB of Milton Park Primary School aims to support the whole community of the school using their varying skills, strengths and expertise from all walks of life to enrich the work of the governing body and improve the governance of the school.

 

The LGB of Milton Park Primary undertake the responsibilities delegated to them by the Board of Trustees. These include aspects such as maintaining an overview of the standards and performance achieved in the school, securing a local interest in the school's strategic development and providing support and challenge for the Headteacher.

 

In all decision making, the governors are committed to ensuring that the best interests of all children in the school are the highest priority.

 

Interested in being a Governor?

Undertaking the role of being a Governor is rewarding and a way of contributing to the local community. You do not need to be an expert about education as we welcome Governors from all walks of life encompassing different perspectives and views. All you need is passion and commitment to support our pupils and school community.

If you are interested in being a Governor at Milton Park Primary School, please complete the expression of interest form or contact the Chair of Governors.

 

VACANCY Sept 2021. We are currently looking for co-opted governors, and for one staff governor. If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact the school or the chair of Governors. To apply, please fill out the 'Expression of Interest' form below.

 

To contact the Chair of Governors, please email: john.sutton@miltonpark.extendlearning.org or written correspondence can be sent  to  John Sutton at the school postal address. 

 

John Sutton 

Chair of Governors

c/o Milton Park Primary School
Milton Park Rd
Weston-super-Mare

 North Somerset
BS22 8DY

 

 

Our current governing body comprises:

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John Sutton

Parent Governor

Phase 2 (Year 1 & 2 lead

 

 

Sarah Morrison

Vice chair

Co-opted Governor

EYFS, PE lead & Catch up funding

 

Becoming a Governor is something that I have thought about for a while. Having been a Cub Scout Leader for 16 years, I enjoyed giving back to young people and seeing their excitement in achieving new skills and having different experiences. Through my work in schools for my day job, I have seen the impact of a supportive and knowledgeable governing body. I have spent almost 16 years working in education; initially in recruitment then moving into training, compliance, safeguarding and training - staff, students and parent/carer workshops. As a licensed Team Tech tutor, working across the South West, undertaking school improvement and development projects in primary, secondary and alternative provision, I hope that Milton Park can benefit from the knowledge and experience I have in my day job.

From an early age, I have played hockey, enjoyed crafts and watching sports - my husband is hopeful that our children will pick one of our sports each as he loves playing basketball! Outside of family, work and sports, I can be found supporting local charities. My business has supported Broad Community Trust for the last 7 years and I feel very strongly about giving back. I see being a governor in the same light and look forward to supporting Milton Park in giving each of its pupils the best education experience possible.

Claire Kingsbury-Bell

Board Appointed Governor

Safeguarding lead

Wellbeing lead

 I have been a governor at Milton Park Primary School since 2016 and I have two children who are in Year 7 and Year 4. I am the safeguarding governor and am always impressed with how effective the school is in making sure our children are safe and well looked after. Away from school, I have spent 20 years working in the media as a journalist and in the charity sector in a media and communications role. For the past few years, I have also been training in counselling and now work with young people and adults across North Somerset as a counsellor.
 

 

 

 

 

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Jenny Kraft

Co-opted Governor

SEN lead & Equality and Diversity lead

 

I am a newly appointed governor in 2019. I have worked in education for 19 years in various roles. I have a child who is in Year 1 at Milton Park. 

I am passionate about helping schools to support children to thrive and learn. I am looking forward to learning more about the role and working with the team to ensure Milton Park is thriving and progressing.

I have special interests in psychology and special educational needs and have welcomed the orle of SEND governor.

Away from school, I enjoy music, nature and crafts.

 

 

Katharine Jordan

Head Teacher

Peter Proctor

Parent Governor

Phase 2 (Year 1&2) lead

 

 

Redvers Turner

Staff Governor

Extend Learning Academies Network Governance Information 

 

For information regarding:

  • The structure and remit of the members and board of trustees

 

please click  the below links.

 

Extend Learning Academies Network Governance

Extend Learning Academies Network Members

Extend Learning Academies Network Board of Trustees

 

Memorandum of Association, Funding Agreement, Accounts and Annual Report for Extend Learning Academies Network can be found by going to:  https://www.extendlearning.org/statutory-documents/  

 

ELAN Trade Union Facility Time Reporting

Governor Summary of Business and Pecuniary Interest 

 

Name of

Trustee

Category of governor

& governor link role

Appointing Body

Date appointed & Term of Office

Directorships, partnerships and employments with businesses that provide goods or services to the school(s)

Trusteeships and Governorships

Any other potentially relevant interest

Meeting Attendance 2019-20

(from 1.9.19)

 

Katharine

Jordan

Headteacher

Ex-officio

1.9.20 -

None

None

School employee

Attendance

100 %

Russell

Mogg

(Chair)

Board

Health & Safety

Trust Board

1.10.17-

30.9.21

None

None

None

Attendance

100 %

Sarah

Morrison

(Vice Chair)

 

Co-opted

EYFS, PE & Catch up funding

Governing Body

12.6.19 -

    11.6.23

Manging Director Elementa Support Services Ltd

None

Provides recruitment support to schools

 

Relative is a local NSoms Councillor

Attendance

71 %

 

Claire

Kingsbury-Bell

Board

Safeguarding & Wellbeing

 Trust Board

10.12.19-9.12.23

None

None

None

Attendance

71 %

 

Ashley

Hammond

Parent-elected

Phase 4

Elected by parents

13.2.19 -

12.2.23

Director

Spotlight Studios Ltd

None

None

Attendance

57 %

Sarah

Stamp

Staff

Elected by staff

1.10.17-

30.9.21

None

None

School employee

Attendance

86 %

David

Hall

Co-opted

Phase 3

Governing Body

1.10.17-

30.9.21

Capita

None

None

Attendance

100 %

 

Jenny

Kraft

 

Co-opted

SEN & Equality and Diversity

Governing Body

9.10.19 -8.10.23

Educational Psychologist Somerset CC/N Somerset

None

Employer provides SEND

support to schools

Attendance

71 %

Peter

Proctor

Parent - elected

Phase 2

Elected by parents

24.01.20 -23.01.24

None

None

None

Appointed 24 Jan 2020

 

John Sutton

Parent - elected

Phase 2

Elected by parents

24.01.20 -23.01.24

None

None

None

Appointed 24 Jan 2020

Redvers

Turner

Staff

Elected by staff

7.10.20 6.10.20

None

None

None

Appointed 7 Oct 2020

Former serving governors within the last 12 months

Name of

Trustee

Category of governor

 

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Directorships, partnerships and employments with businesses that provide goods or services to the school(s)

Trusteeships and Governorships

Any other potentially relevant interest

Dave Sawyer-Parker

 

Co-opted

Trust Board

 

12.12.18 -15.7.20

Director

Bespoke Trading Solutions Ltd

 

 

None

 

Member of Snowsports industries of Great Britain

 

Rebecca

Perry

Staff 

Elected by staff

 

11.10.17-15.7.20

 

None

 

None

School employee

Husband Director of 2IT providing ICT services

Lorraine

Fitzpatrick

Headteacher

Ex-officio

1.9.14 -

31.8.19

None

None

School employee

Jamie Geddes

Co-opted

Governing Body

12.12.18 -  07.10.20

None

None

None

Caroline Howarth

Clerk

Governing Body

1.9.19 - 

 31.03.21

None

None

None

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