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The governors meet on a regular basis and work alongside the Headteacher and staff to determine aims, agree policies, targets and priorities for development. This ensures continuous improvements to the standards of education and promotes a safe caring environment for the benefit of our pupils.

 

The following people are the governors of Kingsbury Primary School.

 

Nikki Clark - Chair / Co-opted Governor

My son has attended Kingsbury School since he was 2 years old and I have been a governor at Kingsbury School for approximately 6 years. I became a governor as I wanted to know more about how the school worked, how decisions were made and how I could help and make a difference within the school. I enjoy volunteering in the school as it gives me the opportunity to get to know the children in other classes and participate in some of the fun activities that we do. Previously I have facilitated the summer holiday trips and outings and I also run the Kingsbury School Charitable Fund and enjoy organising activities and fundraising events which raise money to support the children in our school. 

Fiona Duggan - Vice Chair / Co-opted Governor

I became a governor at Kingsbury in 2011 having been approached by a fellow governor. I am committed to the importance of education and want to contribute to making the most of the opportunities available to them. In my working life I was a solicitor and for most of my career was an in house lawyer for home shopping and high street retailers. I hope that my commercial experience adds a different and useful perspective to the work of the Governors. I have also been a volunteer local magistrate since 2008. 

Fiona Grieveson - Headteacher

I have been the Headteacher of Kingsbury school since January 2013. Prior to this appointment I was Acting Head for 18 months and Deputy Head for 5 years before that.

I became a governor upon taking up the role of Acting Head.

I am also a governor at West Lancashire Community High School, the secondary GLD school to which the large majority of our pupils move onto at the age of 11.

I am also a governor at my own children’s school, Formby High School.

Therefore, I see the work of governing bodies from several different perspectives!! It is very interesting to see the many commonalities between them all and I am able to give and take experiences, ideas and advice on all the different bodies.

I have worked in the field of special education for 30 years, working with children with a wide range of learning difficulties and with all ages from 2 to 19. I have worked in several different authorities across the country and also worked in Germany with children in British Service Schools.

In my spare time I love to read, go to the theatre and cinema and enjoy a meal out with friends.

Kate Causer - LA Governor

I have only just joined the governing body of Kingsbury and feel very honoured to be a part of such a fantastic school. I currently work as the Children’s Complex Needs nurse covering the whole of West Lancashire where I have been in post since July 2015. I have met many lovely families and children within my role and many of them attend Kingsbury school. From the first time I visited the school and met the wonderful staff and children I was made to feel welcome and part of the family. It is such a happy and inspiring place that I always leave with a smile on my face. Beside working with children, which I have done since I left school, I also have 4 children of my own… one of which also has special needs. I feel like I have a lot to give both personally and professionally and I’m looking forward to getting involved wherever I can.

Natalie Read - Co-opted Governor

I became a School Governor after being approached by the Head after myself and my team had completed volunteering and decorated some of the classrooms during the summer holidays.  I was very honoured to be asked and as am committed to investing in our next generation and supporting all learning and development opportunities to provide a safe and enjoyable life, I felt this was an excellent opportunity to do that more formally.   I have a varied background, from Bar maid, waitress, buyer, and sales to name a few.  I am a qualified trainer, have distinction in Coaching, degree in Business management and have sat in the top 2% of BT for Sales Management and achievement for over 10 years. I have run an under 15 football team and a volunteer with Breast Cancer Care and just about to embark on a Counselling course. I am excited about the new academic year and look forward to adding value where I can.

Jayne Wood - Co-opted Governor

I have been a member of staff at Kingsbury for 28 years. I started my career as a Teaching Assistant and worked my way to becoming a member of the senior leadership team responsible for Teaching Assistants, volunteers and many many other things involved in school life! I have 2 children aged 22yrs and 17yrs. In my spare time I volunteer for the North West Air ambulance and support the mighty Wigan Warriors! I have served on the Governing body for 12 years.

Katie Fielding - Staff Governor

I have been teaching for many years at Kingsbury Primary School and I have been a Governor at the school since September 2015 when I started my Deputy Headship. I completed my teaching degree at Leeds Metropolitan University. Following my training I taught in a mainstream school for 14 years before joining Kingsbury. Previously I have been have had the opportunity to be a Parent Governor at my daughters school and Nursery and in my previous role as Deputy Headteacher at Brookfield Park I attended all the Governors meetings.  

I am a busy full time working mum with 3 young children so enjoy spending time with friends and family during the weekends and holidays.

Julia Townley - Parent Governor 

As a mature graduate, a single mum of two boys aged 21 and 8 years and a long term local resident, I look forward to the role of parent governor with optimism and enthusiasm.  I hope my life experience will enable me to contribute positively with everyone involved.

Natalie Singleton - Parent Governor

My son attends Kingsbury school and has done for 4 years, he has changed so much and is achieving things I never thought he would. The support from the school is amazing and this is why I become a parent governor. This is my chance to give my time and support back to the amazing school staff and children.

Claire Gregory - Parent Governor

As a parent of a pupil at Kingsbury School, I am excited to be welcomed to the governing body. My child is new to the school and has made amazing progress and I was intrigued in the running and procedures of the school so put myself forward to be a Parent Governor.

I am determined to give 100% and I am privileged to be part of such a fantastic school. I have already attended two courses and I am always hungry to learn more and give back to the school. As a governor I will strive to follow the three core functions to ensure good governance.

Carole Austin - Co-opted Governor

It is a privilege to be a member of the Governing Body at Kingsbury. I am Headteacher at the local Generic Learning Difficulties High School, West Lancashire Community High School. The opportunity to further develop links alongside Fiona in a joint vision to raise the profile of SEN within the local community is welcomed. Within the year that I have been a part of the Governing Body I have been impressed with the ethos of the school and how this is evident in all aspects of school life. I look forward to supporting Kingsbury in its future endeavours and already feel immensely proud of being a part of this ‘Outstanding’ school.

 

Clerk to Governors - Ann Culshaw

GOVERNORS DETAILS

 

NAME & TYPE OF GOVERNOR

APPOINTED BY:

TERM OF OFFICE

OFFICES HELD

MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES

 

Mrs Joanne Taylor 

(Co-opted)

 

The governing body

03/12/16 – 02/12/20

 

Finance/Personnel Committee

 

 

Mrs Fiona Grieveson

(Headteacher)

The governing body

N/A

Headteacher

Finance/Personnel Committee

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Campus Committee

 

Mrs Katie Fielding

(Staff)

Staff

22/09/15 – 21/09/19

 

Finance/Personnel Committee

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Campus Committee

 

Mrs Jayne Wood

(Co-opted)

The governing body

03/11/14 – 02/11/18

 

Health & safety governor

 

Finance/Personnel Committee

Miss Nikki Clark

(Co-opted)

The governing body

 

13/10/16 – 12/10/20

 

 

Chair of governors

Safeguarding governor

Chair of Standards & Effectiveness Committee

 

 

Finance/Personnel Committee

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Campus Committee

 

 

Mrs Natalie Read

(Co-opted)

 

The governing body

14/10/13 – 13/10/17

Website governor

 

Finance/Personnel Committee

 

Mrs Fiona Duggan

(Co-opted)

The governing body

03/11/14 – 02/11/18

 

Vice Chair of governors

Link governor

Chair of

Finance/Personnel Committee

Chair of Campus Committee

 

 

 

Finance/Personnel Committee

Campus Committee

 

Mrs Natalie Singleton

(Parent)

Parents of the school

19/10/15 – 18/10/19

Maths governor

 

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

 

Miss Julia Townley

(Parent)

Parents of the school

19/10/15 – 18/10/19

English governor

 

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

 

Mrs Carole Austin

(Co-opted)

The governing body

06/10/15 – 05/10/19

Data governor

 

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

 

Ms Kate Causer

(Local Authority governor)

Local Authority

19/09/16 – 18/09/20

Pupil behaviour governor

 

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

 

Mrs Claire Gregory

(Parent)

 

Parents of the school 24/11/16 – 23/11/20 Pupil premium governor Standards & Effectiveness Committee

 

       

 

GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE RECORDS 2015/2016

 

GOVERNING BODY

MEETING

FINANCE/PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

STANDARDS & EFFECTIVENESS COMMITTEE

Fiona Grieveson 4/4

Fiona Grieveson 2/2

Fiona Grieveson 3/3

Katie Fielding 2/4

Katie Fielding 2/2

Katie Fielding 3/3

Jayne Wood 3/4

Jayne Wood  1/2

Jean McSweeney 2/3

Nikki Clark 4/4

Mark Saxon 1/2

Nikki Clark 2/3

Mark Saxon 1/4

Fiona Duggan 1/2

Carole Austin 2/3

Natalie Read 1/4

Natalie Read 2/2

Natalie Singleton 2/2

Jean McSweeney 4/4

Jean McSweeney 1/2

Julia Townley 1/2

Fiona Duggan 4/4

 

 

Julia Townley 2/3

 

 

Natalie Singleton 1/3

 

 

Carole Austin 4/4

 

 

CAMPUS COMMITTEE

PAY COMMITTEE

HEADTEACHER’S PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Fiona Grieveson 3/3

Mark Saxon 2/2

Jean McSweeney 1/1

Fiona Duggan 3/3

Nikki Clark 2/2

Natalie Read 1/1

Nikki Clark 1/3

Carole Austin 2/2

Fiona Duggan 1/1

Katie Fielding 3/3

 

 

 

GOVERNORS BUSINESS INTERESTS

 

Name of Governor

Name of Business

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of appointment/acquisition

Date of cessation of interest

Joanne Taylor

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Fiona Grieveson

 

SHARES Lancashire Ltd

Not for profit company providing a range of services to primary schools

Director

16/05/2017

 

Katie Fielding

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Jayne Wood

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Nikki Clark

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Natalie Read

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Kate Causer

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Fiona Duggan

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Natalie Singleton

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Julia Townley

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Carole Austin

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Claire Gregory N/A      

 

 

         

 

 

Kingsbury School is a member of SHARES (Skelmersdale & Upholland Headteachers’ Association Raising Education Standards) a company limited by guarantee.

 

OTHER SCHOOL GOVERNORSHIPS

 

Name of Governor

Name of School

Category

Date of appointment/election

Committee/Roles/Responsibilities

Fiona Grieveson

Formby High School

Parent

15/07/2014

Chair of Governing Body

Link for SEN department

Link for Science

Member of all Committees

 

Fiona Grieveson

West Lancs Community High School

Co-opted

23/02/2015

Finance & Staffing/Buildings Committee

Curriculum & Policy Committee

 

Carole Austin

West Lancs Community High School

Headteacher

01/09/2014

Finance & Staffing/Buildings Committee

Curriculum & Policy Committee

 

Nikki Clark West Lancs Community High School Parent 01/11/2016 Curriculum & Policy Committee

 

 

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER GOVERNORS OR STAFF MEMBERS

 

Name of Governor

Relationship

(spouse/parent/son/daughter)

Who

(teaching/support staff/governor)

Joanne Taylor

N/A

 

Fiona Grieveson

N/A

 

Katie Fielding

N/A

 

Jayne Wood

N/A

 

Nikki Clark

N/A

 

Natalie Read

N/A

 

Kate Causer

N/A

 

Fiona Duggan

N/A

 

Natalie Singleton

N/A

 

Julia Townley

N/A

 

Carole Austin

N/A

 

Claire Gregory Sister-in-law Member of support staff
     

 

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