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Governors

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 from the age of 2 years until he left at 11 and I have been a governor at Kingsbury School for many 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 decided to stay on as a governor when my son left as I really enjoyed playing an active role within the school and I wished to give something back to Kingsbury for all the help and support they have given both me and my son over the years.  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.

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 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.

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 time that I have been a part of the Governing Body I am always 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 feel immensely proud of being a part of this ‘Outstanding’ school.

James Greenlees - Parent Governor

I am excited to be given this opportunity to be a governor at Kingsbury.   I am also a governor at Bishop Martin School in Skelmersdale. I understand the importance of a good governing board and hope that I will add to this.  My daughter has been a student here since September 2017 and has enjoyed every day.  

Dawn Davies - Co-opted Governor

I am delighted to be part of the Governing Body at Kingsbury School which, to me, is a very special school providing a highly nurturing and supportive education for children with a range of complex needs. I have 20 years experience in the education sector, predominantly in the Skelmersdale locality and my roles have been; Reception class teacher at St Richard’s Catholic Primary School, Early Years Consultant for Lancashire LA, Deputy and Acting Head Teacher at Hindley Sure Start Nursery School, Early Years PGCE Programme Lead at Edge Hill University then more recently Programme Lead for the Skelmersdale SHARES School Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme. The staff at Kingsbury make every child and visitor feel valued and I am keen to work with staff and fellow Governors to ensure that Kingsbury school retains its excellent reputation in the locality and sector as well as its outstanding grade with Ofsted.

 

Clerk to Governors - Ann Culshaw

GOVERNORS DETAILS

 

NAME & TYPE OF GOVERNOR

APPOINTED BY:

TERM OF OFFICE

OFFICES HELD

MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES

 

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 & Prevent Duty governor

Chair of Standards & Effectiveness Committee

 

 

Finance/Personnel Committee

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Campus Committee

Headteacher's Performance Management Committee

 

 

Mrs Dawn Davies

(Co-opted)

 

The governing body

28/06/18 - 27/06/22

 

 

 

 

Mrs Fiona Duggan

(Co-opted)

The governing body

03/11/14 – 02/11/18

 

Vice Chair of governors

Chair of

Finance/Personnel Committee

Chair of Campus Committee

Training & Development governor

 

 

 

Finance/Personnel Committee

Campus Committee

 

Miss Julia Townley

(Parent)

Parents of the school

19/10/15 – 18/10/19

Cognition & learning governor

 

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Pay Committee

 

Mrs Carole Austin

(Local Authority)

Local Authority

12/10/17 - 11/10/21

Vice Chair of Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Vice Chair of Pay Committee

Data governor

 

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Pay Committee

 

Ms Lynne Braley

(Co-opted)

The governing body 29/06/17 – 28/06/21

Vice Chair of Finance/Personnel Committee

Chair of Pay Committee

Pupil Behaviour governor

 

Finance/Personnel Committee

Pay Committee

Mr James Kerrigan

(Parent)

 

Parents of the school 24/04/18 - 23/04/22    

Mr James Greenlees

(Parent)

 

Parents of the school 02/05/18 - 01/05/22    

 

GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE RECORDS 2017/2018

 

GOVERNING BODY

MEETING

FINANCE/PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

STANDARDS & EFFECTIVENESS COMMITTEE

Fiona Grieveson 4/4

Fiona Grieveson 3/3

Fiona Grieveson 3/3

Katie Fielding 4/4

Katie Fielding 2/3

Katie Fielding 3/3

Jayne Wood 2/4

Jayne Wood  3/3

Julia Townley 3/3

Nikki Clark 3/4

Natalie Read 0/3

Nikki Clark 2/3

Lynne Braley 2/4

Fiona Duggan 3/3

Carole Austin 3/3

Natalie Read 0/3

Lynne Braley 3/3

Natalie Singleton 0/1

Carole Austin 4/4

Nikki Clark 3/3

Claire Gregory 0/1

Fiona Duggan 4/4

 

 

Julia Townley 2/4    

Natalie Singleton 0/2

 

 

Claire Gregory 0/2

 

 

James Kerrigan 1/1

James Greenlees 0/1

   
     

CAMPUS COMMITTEE

PAY COMMITTEE

HEADTEACHER’S PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Fiona Grieveson 2/2

Lynne Braley 3/3

Nikki Clark 1/1

Fiona Duggan 1/2

Julia Townley 1/1

Natalie Read 1/1

Nikki Clark 1/2

Katie Fielding 2/2

Carole Austin 3/3                   

Fiona Duggan 1/1

Julia Townley 1/1

 

Nikki Clark 1/1

 

 

GOVERNORS BUSINESS INTERESTS

 

Name of Governor

Name of Business

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of appointment/acquisition

Date of cessation of interest

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

 

 

 

 

Dawn Davies

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Fiona Duggan

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Julia Townley

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Carole Austin

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Lynne Braley

N/A

 

 

   

 

James Kerrigan

 

N/A

 

       
James Greenlees 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

Member of all Committees

 

Fiona Grieveson

West Lancs Community High School

Co-opted

23/02/2015

Vice Chair of Governors

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
Dawn Davies Woodland Primary School Co-opted 27/11/2017

Curriculum/Staffing Committee

PSHE Governor

James Greenlees Bishop Martin Catholic Primary School Parent 01/06/2016

Vice Chair of governing body

Nominated governor for inclusion, premises health & safety and staff discipline and appeals

 

 

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER GOVERNORS OR STAFF MEMBERS

 

Name of Governor

Relationship

(spouse/parent/son/daughter)

Who

(teaching/support staff/governor)

Fiona Grieveson

N/A

 

Katie Fielding

N/A

 

Jayne Wood

N/A

 

Nikki Clark

N/A

 

Dawn Davies

N/A

 

Fiona Duggan

N/A

 

Julia Townley

N/A

 

Carole Austin

N/A

 

Lynne Braley N/A  
James Kerrigan N/A  
James Greenlees N/A  

 

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