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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Welcome from the Governing Body

 

The Governing Body consists of 14 members, all from various parts of the local community and together we help to shape the vision of the school. Our work is judged by Ofsted and it’s our responsibility to hold the Headteacher and teaching team to account.

 

Over the last few years we have worked collaboratively to help shape the forward thinking nature of education at Heath, we have welcomed a new Headteacher and seen our teaching and learning improve, we have maintained the ‘Good’ judgement in our most recent Ofsted Inspection (February 2016) and we hope the children reap the rewards of this and achieve excellent results, develop their life skills and eventually leave heath Primary School with the skills needed to be successful learners and positive members of the local community.

 

We are involved in all aspects of school life including:

· Staff Appointments

· Finance

· Pupil safety and welfare

· Buildings & Maintenance

· The student voice; School Parliament, Ambassadors, Sports Leaders and the Green Team

 

Should you wish to contact myself, or any member of the Governing Body please feel free to email on enquiries@heath.derbyshire.sch.uk. We hope to see you at many of the school events throughout the year.

 

Helen Staton

Chair of Governing Body

 

 

Chair

Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office:

12.1.15 - 12.1.19

Member of Resource and Teaching & Learning Committees

My name is Helen Staton and I feel privileged to hold the position of Chair of Governors at Heath Primary School. Both of my children have been previous pupils at Heath which is when I first joined the Governing Body. I am a Deputy Headteacher of a local secondary school and have an interest in both education and the local community in which Heath Primary stands. I have served on the Governing Body for over 8 years and enjoy both challenging and supporting the school in their efforts to continue improving the educational experience of our children. Education is so much more than test results and levels and should develop key social and creative skills especially in these early years and help build confidence and self-esteem.

I am available to parents, carers and visitors to discuss any matter relating to the school and I am always pleased to receive positive feedback. Together we can help Heath Primary School maintain high standards and prosper for current children and future generations.

Helen Staton

Chair of Governing Body

Vice-Chair

Co-Opted Governor

Term of office: 12.1.15 - 12.1.19

Chair of Resource Committee

 

Headteacher

Co-Opted Governor

Term of office :

1.9.15 - ongoing

Member of Resource and Teaching & Learning Committees

As Headteacher of Heath Primary School I feel I am privileged to be able to be part of a school community that works hard to enhance the learning opportunities for our children. I have been at Heath since September 2015 and have always been impressed by the behaviour and attitude to learning of the children and how they rise to challenges. We have a strong team of governors who help to shape the future of the school.

Deputy Headteacher

Staff Governor

Term of office: 12.1.15 - 12.1.19

Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee, member of Resource Committee

Heath Primary School has been at the heart of my working life for over 16 years. I have held the role as Deputy head teacher since September 2015 and Governor role for most of my Teaching career at Heath.

I am very proud to work at Heath Primary with such dedicated staff and wonderful children. We strive every day to do our best to impact on children’s wellbeing, learning and aspirations for now and in the future.

Rachel Farnsworth

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Governor

Term of office 12.1.15 - 12.1.19

Member of Teaching & Learning Committee

 

Parent Governor

Term of office 12.1.15 - 12.1.19

Member of Resources Committee

 

Co-Opted Governor

Term of office 12.1.15 - 12.1.19

Member of Teaching & Learning Committee

 

Associate Governor

Term of office 12.1.15 - ongoing

Member of Teaching & Learning Committee

 

Co-Opted Governor

Term of office 8.2.17 - 8.2.21

Member of Resources Committee

 

My name is Chris Swales, and I am very grateful to have been appointed to the Governing Body in January 2017, joining at a particularly exciting time for Heath Primary School. I am a Head of Department at a high school in Nottingham, having previously worked at schools in North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Across these schools I have had first-hand experience of the role a high quality education, along with outstanding care and guidance, plays in shaping the future aspirations of children.

My son recently started at HPS, where he has absolutely thrived. For me, being part of the Governing Body means that I can work alongside the school staff and leadership, to play a part in supporting many other young people in this community, allowing them to thrive, and achieve their potential at this fantastic school.

Co-Opted Governor

Term of office 12.10.17 - 12.10.21

Member of Teaching & Learning Committee

My name is Sally Amans. I have a daughter who is currently in reception class, after attending Heath nursery. I have loved seeing her confidence and ability grow whilst being nurtured throughout her time at HPS. She really enjoys school and the opportunities that she is given here.

I have been a secondary school teacher for 14 years and have also recently taught vulnerable adults in a local community setting. I enjoy the every day challenges that teaching brings and find it a rewarding job. As a local resident, I am passionate about providing support for our school and wider community. I’m committed to getting the best from children and helping them to excel. As a governor, I am pleased to have the opportunity to help guide the school and contribute towards its continued success.

 

Co-Opted Governor

Term of office 12.10.17 - 12.10.21

Member of Resource Committee

My name is Rachel Ottewell. I am a local farmer’s wife, living on a very busy working farm close by to Heath Primary School.

I have been working in retail management for a large local department store for the past 10 years, focusing mainly on Sales, Finance, Health and Safety, Audit, Loss Prevention, Training and Cash Handling. I have worked at around 6 different branches completing different roles within the company. My favourite being Operations Manager.

I have 2 children that attend Heath Primary School, one in Year 2 and the other in Nursery. They both love coming to school every day and are thriving through the education they have received so far. As a part of my role on the school governors, I would like to try to be a support to the professionals who run the school on a day to day basis but also to see it continue being the best that it can be for not only my children but the rest of the children that do and will attend Heath Primary School.

Parent Governor

Term of office 12.10.17 - 12.10.21

Member of Resources Committee

My name is Amanda Banerjee. I have two children at the school, who have attended since starting Reception. I have a background in the NHS, latterly working in Training and Education. I am now a full time Mum. As a governor I would like to support our children and the school in their future together.

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

 

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