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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 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 my own children’s school, Formby High School.

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

I have worked in the field of special education since 1986, 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.

Stephen Gaskell - Co-opted Governor

I became a governor after being suggested by Natalie Read a governor who recently left. I have led 2 successful volunteering events at the school where we decorated and donated some books. I am extremely excited and determined to give everything I can to the school and add value wherever I can. I manage 3 teams of order managers who deliver Ethernet products in BT and I am responsible for delivering cost reduction and efficiency savings and through the specific training I have had I can look to adapt these processes to the school. My wife has a degree in early years and is heavily involved with her school so I’m looking forward to helping, and I’m sure I’ll be leaning on her for advice and support.

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.

Fran Haygarth - Co-opted Governor

I am a new school governor and I joined the Governing Board in March 2019. I am passionate about equality and supporting children of all abilities to engage with education to empower them for the future. I have worked at Edge Hill University since 2016, working within the Quality Assurance Unit, where I am involved in supporting new curriculum developments and changes in the University. Prior to that I worked at Lancashire County Council for 5 years in various Departments, including within social care commissioning and as an Administrator for the Shared Lives Service. I am also the Secretary to my local CLP Women's Forum, which is also an area of interest for me. I hope that my career experience to date, especially my links to Edge Hill University and my time within the local authority will prove useful for the School and support its continued growth. My skills and knowledge relate primarily to administration, in areas such as I.T, GDPR and academic governance, as these are a key part of my day-to-day role. 

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.

Claire Gee - Parent Governor

I am ecstatic to be given an opportunity to be governor at Kingsbury. My son started attending in September 2018. Since then I have had a keen interest in the school and how it is run. I am enthusiastic, committed with a can-do attitude. I am eager to learn and be hands on. I want to do this amazing school and children that attend proud.

 

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

 

Campus Committee

 

Mrs Katie Fielding

(Staff)

Staff

22/09/15 – 21/09/19

 

 

 

Mrs Jayne Wood

(Co-opted)

The governing body

03/11/18 – 02/11/22

 

Health & safety governor

 

 

Miss Nikki Clark

(Co-opted)

The governing body

 

13/10/16 – 12/10/20

 

 

Chair of governors

Safeguarding & Prevent Duty governor

Online Safety governor

 

Campus Committee

Headteacher's Performance Management Committee

 

Mrs Dawn Davies

(Co-opted)

 

The governing body

28/06/18 - 27/06/22

Data Governor

 

Pay Committee

 

Mrs Fiona Duggan

(Co-opted)

The governing body

03/11/18 – 02/11/22

 

Vice Chair of governors

Chair of Campus Committee

Website governor

Training & Development governor

 

 

 

Pay Committee

Campus Committee

 

Miss Julia Townley

(Parent)

Parents of the school

19/10/15 – 18/10/19

Cognition & learning governor

Pupil behaviour governor

 

Headteacher's Performance Management Committee

 

Mrs Fran Haygarth

(Co-opted)

The governing body

07/02/19 - 06/02/23

 

GDPR governor

 

 

 

 

Mrs Claire Gee

(Parent)

Parents of the school 18/03/19 - 17/03/23

 

 

 

 

Mr James Greenlees

(Parent)

 

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

Pupil Premium governor

Educational Visit governor

Campus Committee

Mr Stephen Gaskell

(Co-opted)

 

The governing Body 06/12/18 - 05/12/22    

 

GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE RECORDS 2018/2019

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY  MEETINGS

 

 

Fiona Grieveson 7/7

 

 

Katie Fielding 4/7

 

 

Jayne Wood 2/7

 

 

Nikki Clark 6/7

 

 

Lynne Braley 2/5

 

 

Dawn Davies 4/7

 

 

Carole Austin 4/4

 

 

Fiona Duggan 5/7

 

 

Julia Townley 3/7    

Fran Haygarth 2/3

 

 

Claire Gee 2/2

 

 

James Kerrigan 1/3

James Greenlees 7/7

Stephen Gaskell 1/4

   
     

CAMPUS COMMITTEE

PAY COMMITTEE

HEADTEACHER’S PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Fiona Grieveson 2/3

Lynne Braley 1/2

Nikki Clark 1/1

Fiona Duggan 3/3

Dawn Davies 2/3

Julia Townley 1/1

Nikki Clark 2/3

James Greenlees 3/3

Carole Austin 2/2                  

Fiona Duggan 3/3

James Kerrigan 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

 

Fran Haygarth

 

Edge Hill University

University

Administration Manager

25/01/2015

 

Jayne Wood

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Nikki Clark

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Dawn Davies

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Fiona Duggan

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Julia Townley

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Katie Fielding

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Claire Gee

N/A

 

 

   

 

Stephen Gaskell

 

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

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

 

Fran Haygarth

N/A

 

Claire Gee N/A  
James Greenlees N/A  
Stephen Gaskell N/A  

 

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