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Meet the Governors

The school has a governing body made up of elected parents and staff and member of the community. Their role is to provide strategic leadership, establish key principles and hold the leadership of the school to account. Their committees set and monitor the budget, monitor health and safety, manage our staff, review pupil performance and special provision, keep the curriculum under review and agree key development priorities.

 

Please see below our school governors and more information about them. 

Some of the Dalestorth Primary School Governors

The Governing Body of Dalestorth Primary School

 

Mrs. Louisa Fryatt — Chair of Governors 

 

Governor Category: Co-opted 

Appointed By: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 2nd November 2016 

Current term of office: 02.11.2020 - 01.11.2024

Register of business and financial interests: None 

Committees: Chair, Finance and General Purpose, Pupils and Strategic Development. 

Link Roles: Pupil Outcomes, Pupil Data and Performance, EAL, LAC, Pupil Premium, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, PE, Leadership and Management, Discipline, Complaints, Equality, Behaviour and Pupil Welfare, Attendance and Behaviour. 

Link Class: Pumas (Year 1 and 2) 

 

 "I have been a co-opted governor at Dalestorth Primary & Nursery School for four years and am honoured to now hold the role of Chair of Governors. I have always loved the tremendous atmosphere that surrounds the staff, pupils and parents at Dalestorth and feel very fortunate that myself and my children get to be a part of it.

 

Our board of governors are dedicated, knowledgeable and friendly, and I am proud to count myself as one of their number. We all love being part of the Dalestorth family and work hard together to help make it the best school we can.

 

In my time as a governor, I have enjoyed seeing how all sides of the school work, gaining a better understanding of how well everyone works together, and an appreciation of the challenges that are faced. As Chair, I am now able to support the staff and leadership to help them achieve their aims for the school and to help Dalestorth to remain the happy, caring and exceptional place that it is."

 

Mr. Rob Barsby — Vice Chair and Local Authority Governor 

 

Governor Category: Local Authority 

Appointed By: The Governing Body 

Date joined Governing Body: 2nd November 2016 

Current term of office: 02.11.2020 - 01.11.2024

Register of business and financial interests: None 

Committees: Pupils and Strategic Development. 

Link Roles: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Science, SMSC, Leadership and Management, Discipline, Complaints and Equality.

Link Class: Cheetahs (Year 5) and Jaguars (Year 5 and 6) 

 

“I’ve been a School Governor at Dalestorth since 2012. Originally as a parent Governor and now as a Local Authority Governor. 

I’m passionate about giving all children the best start in life and attending a primary school is a critical time in a child’s development. I want to play my part in ensuring Dalestorth school is the best it can be, so every pupil who attends, also has the chance to be the very best that they can be.

 

I have a background in Marketing, PR, Communications, Employee Engagement and Culture change and use this knowledge, along with my business experience of working in large organisations to help make sure the school is monitored, developed and run in the right way.

 

My personal ambition on the Governing Body is to make sure that we all work together as a team with the teaching staff to ensure the pupils receive the very best in teaching and that we create an engaging learning environment. I’ll bring my business knowledge and skills, to help influence this.”

 

Mr. Craig Robertson — Executive Headteacher 

 

Governor Category: Executive Headteacher 

Appointed By: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 01.09.2020

Current term of office: N/A

Register of business and financial interests: None 

Committees: Finance and General Purpose, Pupils and Strategic Development. 

Link Roles: All 

Link Class:  N/A

 

Mrs. Jo Wain — Co-opted Governor 

 

Governor Category: Co-opted 

Appointed By: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 18.10.2011

Current term of office: 06.07.2018 — 05.07.2022

Register of business and financial interests: None 

Committees: Pupils and Strategic Development. 

Link Roles: Pupils Outcomes, SEND, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, MFL, Behaviour and Pupil Welfare and Safeguarding. 

Link Class:  Wildcats (Year 3)

 

"I became a parent Governor at Dalestorth in 2009, and was elected as Chair of Governors in 2015, fulfilling 5 years in the role before retiring and becoming a co-opted governor. I have loved my time on the governing body, and although our son moved on to secondary school in 2016 I have continued as a governor because I really want to ‘give something back’.  I have a busy, full time role in our local NHS and I’m able to use many of the skills I rely on every day, including safeguarding, finance and leadership to enhance by role as a governor.

Dalestorth is a very special place, with amazing staff and fantastic children. Along with the leadership team and my governor colleagues I want to continue to support and contribute to the ongoing success of our school and our children."

 

Mrs. Jackie Kendrick — Co-opted Governor 

 

Governor Category: Co-opted 

Appointed By: The Governing Body

Date joined Governing Body: 08.10.2015

Current term of office: 07.10.2019 — 06.10.2023

Register of business and financial interests: None 

Committees: Pupils and Strategic Development (Chair). 

Link Roles: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Maths, RE, Behaviour and Pupil Welfare and Safeguarding. 

Link Class:  Leopards (Year 6)

 

"Having been very involved with the school, initially as a parent and then as a teacher for many years, I was keen to play a part in helping the school to continue to give the children and staff the very best teaching and learning experience it can offer."

 

Mr. Jeremy Czarnocki — Parent Governor 

 

Governor Category: Parent 

Appointed By: Parents 

Date joined Governing Body: 09.10.2016

Current term of office: 09.10.2016 — 08.04.2021

Register of business and financial interests: None 

Committees: Finance, Site and General Purpose (Chair)

Link Roles: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Geography, History, Leadership and Management, Health and Safety, Discipline, Complaints, Equality and Head Teacher Appraisal. 

Link Class:  Cougars (Year 4)

 

"I have been a school governor since 2016.  My principal roles within the Governing body are as Chair of the Finance Committee and the Health & Safety Link Governor.  During this time, it has been a privilege to be part of a school where the aim is to create an environment such that all pupils can flourish regardless of their background.

 

My decision to become a governor was prompted by the wish to give something back to the community I have lived within for over twenty years.  I am a chartered engineer working within the construction sector.  My intentions from the start have been to use that industry experience to appropriately support, and challenge, the school leadership team to achieve the high standards aspired to by all."

 

 

Mrs. Tracey Scott  — Co-opted Governor 

 

Governor Category: Co-opted 

Appointed By: The Governing Body 

Date joined Governing Body: 01.01.2015

Current term of office: 01.01.2019 — 31.12.2022

Register of business and financial interests: None 

Committees: Pupils and Strategic Development

Link Roles: Early Years, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Art and Phonics. 

Link Class: Kittens (FS1), Lions and Tigers (FS2)

 

"I started working for Dalestorth Primary School almost 20-years ago. During which time, I have seen and experienced significant changes in both the school and my own personal and professional development. 

 

My Dalestorth journey began when my first-born started school here. I wanted to be truly involved in his education and understand what it was he was learning about to then better support his learning at home. I, therefore, began volunteering in his classes. From this, I have had various positions here, including; being a Senior Midday Supervisor, caring for SEN children, becoming a Teaching Assistant, and developing a career in this role to now being classed as high-level. 

 

As a Teaching Assistant, I was asked to become a School Governor, which I could not turn down. The reason I wanted to take this role is because I understood the impact I could have on key decisions and changes being made to the school. I have had all three of my children study here and can relate to the importance of positive changes and, therefore, transparency from both a Parent's and an Employee's perspective. I genuinely care about both the children and staff of Dalestorth and therefore wanted an opportunity to be actively involved in the fantastic developments that I have experienced, whilst both being employed here and watching my three, now grown-up, children love their time spent here as students. I am currently the Governor for Foundation Stages 1 and 2, back where my journey began for me, and thoroughly enjoy it. 

 

I cannot thank this school and the amazing staff here enough for helping to give my children the best possible start to their education. Positively influencing this School's development is within my greatest interests. Not only because of mine and my family's own experiences here, but because I want our future generations to be as successful and as happy as we have been."

 

Mr. Joseph Lamb  — Staff Governor 

 

Governor Category: Staff Governor 

Appointed By: Staff

Date joined Governing Body: 25.10.2018

Current term of office: 25.10.2018 — 24.10.2022

Register of business and financial interests: None 

Committees: Pupils and Strategic Development

Link Roles: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, English (Writing), Leadership and Management and Governor training co-ordinator.  

Link Class: Panthers (Year 2) 

 

" For four years, I have worked at Dalestorth and I have enjoyed every minute. As a teacher, I have worked in years 4 and 6, but I have experience across both key stages. As a result of my teaching experience, I have first-hand knowledge of the different requirements and needs of the children and staff at Dalestorth. 

 

Dalestorth is a special place and I often say it is my second home. I feel very proud to work here and this is due to the amazing staff and children. Our children are kind, caring, beautifully behaved and eager to learn, which makes teaching a joy, and our staff are always 

 

Due to my experience, thirst to learn more about school governance and desire to continually improve the school, I took no convincing to become a staff governor. I hope I can share the thoughts and experience of our staff to shape the future of this amazing school and consequently improve the life chances of the children we teach."

 

 

 

We currently have two governor vacancies. 

 

More About Governors Meetings & Roles

 

School Governors meet for a Full Governing Body Meeting once every term for at least two hours.

All of the members of the Governing body are then split into two teams.  One team looks after the School Budget, Building and Health & Safety - this is the Finance, General Purposes and Personnel Committee.  The other team looks after the Pupils, Staffing, Teaching & Learning and Curriculum - we call this team the Pupils & Strategic Development Committee. The two different committees meet separately once every half term. 

 

Governors also have responsibility for SEND, Looked after children (LAC), Discipline, Bullying & Behaviour, Equal Opportunities, Staff Appraisal, Health & Safety and a whole lot more.  It is a demanding, but interesting role.  If you would like to know more about it, or would like to come and observe a meeting, just let one of our governors know and we would be happy to accommodate you. 

Governor Attendance 2020 — 2021

 

A = Absent from meeting 

/ = Present at the meeting 

 

Name of Governor

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Committee Meetings 

Full Governors 

Committee Meetings

Full Governors

Committee Meetings

Full Governors

Jo Wain 

/

/

/

/

 

 

Rob Barsby 

/

/

/

A

 

 

Craig Robertson

/

/

/

/

 

 

Louisa Fryatt 

/

/

/

/

 

 

Clare Barnett 

/

/

/

A

 

 

Joseph Lamb

/

/

/

/

 

 

Jackie Kendrick 

/

/

/

/

 

 

Tracey Scott

/

/

/

/

 

 

Jeremy Czarnocki

/

/

/

/

 

 

Helen Redfern 

/

/

A

/

 

 

Michelle Curran 

(Associate Member)

/

/

/

/

 

 

Heather Claxton 

(Associate Member) 

/

/

/

/

 

 

 

 

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