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Governor Profiles 2017/18

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

 

Name:

 

Simon Manning

Category:

Headteacher

Please Note: Associate Members may only vote at Committee Meetings they serve on.

Term of Office:

1/9/2017 -

Appointed by:

Governing body

 

Positions of responsibility

Headteacher

Committee Membership

 

Resources

 

Register of interests

None

Meeting Attendance

 

Governing Body Meetings

Resources Committee Meetings

n/a

 

All About Me……

I have been teaching in local Forest of Dean schools for the last 15 years. I have been part of a strong leadership team that has worked hard to achieve a good to outstanding OFSTED and Outstanding SIAMS reports. I will use this experience to build on the existing strong school ethos at Ruardean and work with staff, parents/carers and governors to provide a stimulating, enjoyable and fulfilling education for the children whilst promoting Christian values.

 

I live locally and enjoy spending time with my wife and four children and where possible find time to ride my motorbike!

 

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

Name:

Ceri Benwell

Category:

Parent Governor

Please Note: Associate Members may only vote at Committee Meetings they serve on.

Term of Office:

4 years – 21/05/2014 – 20/05/2018

Appointed by:

Elected unopposed

 

Positions of responsibility:

Chair of Governing Body

Committee

Membership:

Resources Committee

 

Register of Interests:

Employee of PGL Travel Ltd, who supply residential trips to the school.

Meeting Attendance

 

Governing Body Meetings

Resources Committee Meetings

6/6

6/6

All About Me……

I live locally with my wife and four children, having moved to Ruardean in 2004.   All my children have gone right through the school.

 

I have been a Parent Governor for 11 years and Chair for the last 2.

 

I work in IT for PGL Travel in Ross-on-Wye.  Through PGL I have also worked managing and delivering different educational products in Outdoor Education, ICT and environmental studies.

 

I am a keen amateur cook and love the outdoors & will often be found exploring the local natural and industrial history of the forest with the family dogs.

 

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

Name:

Caroline Smith

Category:

Local Authority Governor

 

Term of Office:

4 years – 01/10/15 - 30/09/19

Appointed by:

Local Authority

 

Positions of responsibility:

Vice Chair, Chair of Parents & Community Committee, Chair of Performance & Standards Committee

Committee

Membership:

Parents & Community Committee,

Performance & Standards Committee.

 

Register of Interests:

Employee of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Meeting Attendance

 

Governing Body Meetings

Parents & Community/

Performance & Standards Committee Meetings

6/6

 6/6

All About Me……

I have lived in Ruardean all of my life and, as a former pupil, Ruardean School has a very special place in my heart.  My two children have both attended the school, although they have now moved on to a local secondary school and college.

 

I originally joined the Governing Body in 2002 as the Clerk to Governors, but became a Governor in 2007 and subsequently took the role of Chair for a number of years.  

 

I have worked in the NHS for almost ten years.  When not undertaking the role of “family chauffeur” I enjoy playing the piano, reading and researching my family tree!

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

Name:

Mark Lake

Category:

Co-opted Governor

 

Term of Office:

19/05/2017 - 18/05/2019

Appointed by:

Governing Body

 

Positions of responsibility:

Chair of the Resources Committee

Health & Safety, School Website

Committee

Membership:

Resources sub-committee

 

Register of Interests:

Wife is Treasurer of the Friends of Ruardean

Meeting Attendance

 

Governing Body Meetings

Resources Committee Meetings

6/6

6/6

All About Me……

I have 2 children at the school spread across different year groups and take an active interest in their education and progress. I was an adult leader in Scouting for 18 years teaching many adventurous outdoor activities and leading many camping trips in the UK and abroad. I have worked almost my entire adult life in the telecoms industry having started in the RAF before moving onto the civilian side. I hope to put some of my experience to good use as a member of the school governors.

 

 

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

Name:

Mark Wadsworth

Category:

Staff Governor

Please Note: Associate Members may only vote at Committee Meetings they serve on.

Term of Office:

2 years – 13/01/2016-12/01/2018

Appointed by:

Elected unopposed

 

Positions of Responsibility

N/A

Committee membership

Parents and Community/Performance and Standards

 

Register of Interests

Member of School Staff

Meeting Attendance

Governing Body Meetings

Committee Meetings

5/6

5/6

All About Me……

I have been teaching at Ruardean C of E School since January 2015.

 

My role is teacher in charge of the communication and interaction centre attached to the school, and I am special educational needs and disabilities coordinator (SENDCo) for the school. I attained the National SENDCo award in 2013 and have a master’s degree (MEd) in inclusive education.

 

I hope to use my experience and qualifications to help support all children and families linked to our school, not just those with SEN.

 

I live locally and was brought up and educated in the Forest of Dean. I spend my free time with my young family, cooking, strolling in the woods and practising tai chi.

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

 

Name:

Andy Pearce

Category:

Co-opted Governor

Please Note: Associate Members may only vote at Committee Meetings they serve on.

Term of Office:

 2 years - 07/01/2016 – 6/01/2018

Appointed by:

Governing Body

 

Positions of responsibility:

 

Committee

Membership:

Resources sub-committee

 

Register of Interests:

None

Meeting Attendance

Governing Body Meetings

Resources Committee Meetings

5/6

5/6

All About Me……

I have two children in the school, having moved to the area in summer 2015.  I work as an IT Consultant, specializing in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics and have an educational background in mathematics and science.  I hope to bring the benefit of my prior professional and personal experiences to the governing committee, to help the school and pupils realise their full potential

 

Outside work I enjoy gardening and am a keen armchair sports fan.

 

 

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

Name:

Carol Beard

Category:

Co-opted Governor

Please Note: Associate Members may only vote at Committee Meetings they serve on.

Term of Office:

2 Years – 19/05/2017-18/05/2019

Appointed by:

Governing Body

 

Positions of responsibility:

Safeguarding, SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

Committee

Membership:

Parents and community, Performance and standards

 

Register of Interests:

Manager of the onsite Nursery – Committee run

 

Meeting Attendance

 

Governing Body Meetings

Parents and community, Performance and standards

Committee Meetings

4/6

4/6

All About Me……

I have had connections to Ruardean C of E Primary School since 1993 when my first child started in the reception class. After a few years, I joined the governing body as a parent governor and later on as a co-opted governor. I still have very good links with the school as I am the manager of Ruardean Acorns, the onsite Nursery. As part of my manager role, I attend numerous training course throughout the year, which in turn benefits my role as governor.

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

Name:

Mandy Webb

Category:

Co-opted Governor

Please Note: Associate Members may only vote at Committee Meetings they serve on.

Term of Office:

2 Years – 20/05/2017-19/05/2019

Appointed by:

Governing Body

 

Positions of responsibility:

Clerk to Finance/Resources Committee

Nominated Governor for Training & Induction

Committee

Membership:

Finance/Resources Committee

 

Register of Interests:

Member of school staff

Meeting Attendance

 

Governing Body Meetings

 

Resources Committee Meetings

6/6

6/6

All About Me……

I am a HLTA in school and have worked in the school since 1999.

I have served as a Governor for more than twelve years.  Alongside my years of experience in education I also manage my husband’s business.  I enjoy many different crafts, reading and gardening.

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

Name:

Kevin Agnew

Category:

Co-opted Governor

Please Note: Associate Members may only vote at Committee Meetings they serve on.

Term of Office:

2 Years 07/10/2016 – 06/10/2018

Appointed by:

Governing Body

 

Positions of responsibility:

 

Committee

Membership:

Parents & Community/Performance & Standards

 

Register of Interests:

 

Meeting Attendance

Governing Body Meetings

Committee Meetings

100%

100%

All About Me……

I am Assistant IT Manager for Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service and have worked in IT my entire life.  My wife and I have lived in the Forest of Dean for over 10 years and in Ruardean for the last 3 years.  My eldest son has just started attending the school in reception year and was attending Acorns prior to that.  I am keen to understand the challenges that the school faces and help to contribute towards solving them.

 

I love music and sports and play as much pool as I am allowed to!

 

 

 

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

Name:

Jessica Barzillia

Category:

Parent Governor

Please Note: Associate Members may only vote at Committee Meetings they serve on.

Term of Office:

19/09/2017 -18/09/21

Appointed by:

 

Elected unopposed

 

Positions of responsibility:

 

Committee

Membership:

Parents and Community/Performance and Standards

 

Register of Interests:

None

Meeting Attendance

Governing Body Meetings

Committee Meetings

N/A – New to Role

N/A – New to Role

All About Me……

I moved to Ruardean from Lydney in 2016 with my husband and three children, and currently have one child attending the school. My husband grew up in Ruardean and is a former pupil of the school.

I work part-time as a dentist in Lydney and Chepstow. I am interested in inequalities in healthcare and education, and the link between the two.

For leisure I like to get the family outdoors to enjoy our beautiful Forest of Dean!

 

Governor/Associate Member Information

Name:

Terry  Baldwin

Category:

Associate Member

Please Note: Associate Members may only vote at Committee Meetings they serve on.

Term of Office:

4 years – 08/1/2015 -07/10/2019

Appointed by:

Governing Body

 

Positions of responsibility:

 

Committee

Membership:

 RESOURCES COMMITTEE

 

Register of Interests:

I do not sit on any other governing committee or have any business interests.

 I am employed by the school as the Caretaker.

My wife is a casual midday supervisor in the school.

Meeting Attendance in 2015/16

 

Governing Body Meetings

Resources Committee Meetings

6/6

6/6

All About Me……

I have worked at Ruardean school as caretaker for the last 10 years  I have 2 grandchildren at the school  

My outlook for the school is for the safety of all the children in the school and staff, and to keep the school tidy and buildings up together as best we can

 

 

 

Governors who have stepped down during the academic year 2016/17 :

 
Name Role  Date Appointed Date Left
Jane Evans Headteacher (Ex -Officio) Ex-Officio 31/08/2017
Rev Philip Averay Foundation Governor 20/05/2015 31/08/2017
James Harper Parent Governor 02/11/2015 04/04/2017
Rev Nic Bromfield Foundation Governor (Ex-Officio) Ex-Officio 21/11/2016

 

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