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Meet the Governors

Pam Randall

Chair of Governors

Hello, my name is Pam Randall. When I retired three years ago, from my post as Headteacher of a Barnsley primary school, I missed the buzz of school life and I especially missed being around children so I jumped at the chance to take on this new role. It is great to be able to make a contribution to such a lovely school. I am volunteering in class each Thursday morning so that I can get to know everyone and really feel part of the team here at Ladywood. 

 

Category Responsibilty Term of Office

Register of Business

/Financial Interests

Material Interests e.g.

Relationships with

school staff

Governance Roles

in Other Schools

LA

 

Chair of Governors

School Improvement

Health & Safety

Leadership

Reading, Writing

30th June 2015 -

30th June 2019

None None None

 

Liz Eland

Parent Governor

I joined the Governing Body in 2015. Ladywood is an important part of our community and I feel that being a governor is a great way to be involved and give something back to my local area.

I have 2 sons, my eldest is now in secondary school and my youngest is in Key Stage 2. 

 

 

 

 

Category Responsibilty Term of Office

Register of Business

/Financial Interests

Material Interests e.g.

Relationships with

school staff

Governance Roles

in Other Schools

Parent

 

Human Resources

Pupil Progress

Curriculum, EYFS

26th May 2015 -

25th May 2019

None None Yes

Adam Nippers

Parent Governor

 

Category Responsibilty Term of Office

Register of Business

/Financial Interests

Material Interests e.g.

Relationships with

school staff

Governance Roles

in Other Schools

Parent

 

Finance

Maths, IT

12th May 2017 -

11th May 2021

None Yes No

Pastor Joy Gascoigne

Community Governor

I'm very happy to serve on the governors team at Ladywood. Having lived in Grimethorpe for many years, and visited several schools in the Barnsley borough during that time, I'm committed to the success of the town and the progress of young people and children. I have special responsibility for HR and safeguarding, and believe Ladywood school has a vital role in shaping the future of the community.

 

 

 

 

Category Responsibilty Term of Office

Register of Business

/Financial Interests

Material Interests e.g.

Relationships with

school staff

Governance Roles

in Other Schools

Community

 

Human Resources

Safeguarding, SEND

Attachment/Thrive

30th June 2015 -

29th June 2019

None None Yes

Shannon Marshall

Community Governor

Hello, I am very happy to be a part of the Governing Body at Ladywood. I feel very passionate about the schools ethos and believe it works very hard to nurture children’s wellbeing and help them to achieve academically in life. I am currently a stay at home mum but I have worked in childcare settings before, including nurseries and childminding. I have lived in Grimethorpe for 10 years and enjoy being a part of the school and wider community.

 

Category Responsibilty Term of Office

Register of Business

/Financial Interests

Material Interests e.g.

Relationships with

school staff

Governance Roles

in Other Schools

Community

 

Finance

Safeguarding

SEND

8th Nov 2016 -

7th Nov 2020

None None None

Geoff Pickard

Community Governor

I have lived in Grimethorpe all my life and have worked in the village and surrounding area, for the Local Authority, for over 30 years. I have been actively involved in local sports clubs, being chairman and a player of Grimethorpe Cricket Club. I believe Ladywood is an excellent school with a staff focused on developing the children’s potential. As a Governor I am happy to support their aims.

 

Category Responsibilty Term of Office

Register of Business

/Financial Interests

Material Interests e.g.

Relationships with

school staff

Governance Roles

in Other Schools

LA

 

Buildings

Health & Safety

Pupil Progress

30th June 2015 -

29th June 2019

None None None

Clare Grainger

Headteacher

I am very proud to be both the Headteacher and a Governor at Ladywood Primary School. I have worked in Grimethorpe since 1998 and I have been Headteacher at Ladywood since 2003; I, therefore, feel part of the unique community that I serve. Ladywood is an excellent school where children are nurtured and thrive through the work of an amazing group of teachers, key attachment teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants and a mixture of specialist support staff. The staff at Ladywood all work together as a united team to provide the best possible outcomes for our very special children. Our ultimate aim is for our children to be successful.

My role is to steer and lead that fantastic team of staff with the support of the dedicated Governing Body. In order to do that we are constantly evolving and developing while maintaining our ethos which centres on the power of relationships to teach positivity, resilience, care and success.

 

Category Responsibilty Term of Office

Register of Business

/Financial Interests

Material Interests e.g.

Relationships with

school staff

Governance Roles

in Other Schools

Staff

 

Headteacher

From 1st Sept 2003

None None None

Claire Hawkridge

Staff Representative

I have lived in the local area all of my life. I enjoyed working at Brierley Primary School in KS2 for many years and I am currently a class teacher in KS1 at Ladywood Primary School.

Although my role as a governor is from a staff representative perspective, my priorities, along with everyone involved with the school, are to educate, inspire, nurture and work with children so that they can achieve their potential. I completely agree with the school ethos, ‘if we can dream it, we can do it,’ and all of my work is dedicated towards this belief.

I am proud to be a teacher and a Governor at Ladywood Primary School.

 

Category Responsibilty Term of Office

Register of Business

/Financial Interests

Material Interests e.g.

Relationships with

school staff

Governance Roles

in Other Schools

Staff

School Improvement

Dec 2017 - 2021

None None None
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