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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Governors

Welcome to our Governors Page
 

Firstly, a little information about us: we are a group of dedicated volunteers who are either parents, members of staff, or members of the local community. Some of us have backgrounds in education, some in business, others work in the public or voluntary sector. We are organised into 2 committees- Finance, General Purposes and Personnel, plus Strategic Development and Pupil Matters.

 

In addition, we have a governors' monitoring committee which is linked to the School Improvement Plan, which itself is linked to the Action Plan we drew up after the last Ofsted inspection. Governors link into specific areas of school and they are listed below.

You can find documents below which tell you about some of our activities and how we go about making decisions about the running of John Clifford School.

We are committed to making John Clifford a school that children, staff and parents can all be proud of. We are keen to hear any suggestions you have, or any issues you would like to raise. You can do this by either leaving a message in the governors’ pigeon hole in the school office or, if you see any of us in the school building, or in the playground dropping off or picking up our own children, you can approach us directly. You can also email us with any questions using the relevant email addresses below.

We hope you will find the information about us useful. Again, if you have any comments about the website, please get in touch. 


Thank you for taking the time to look at our part of the website.

 

Best wishes,

 

Simon Hogg
Chair of Governors

We are looking to recruit both parent and community governors to our self developing school. We have five vacancies and need your input to support us in making the school the best that it can be. 

 Meet our Governing Body

Janine Waring – Headteacher

"Being a governor is a privilege and working with the board is very rewarding. The board that we have is an experienced team of dedicated people who bring so much to their role. I am lucky to have such support and challenge in the governing body." 

 

Janine has completed her Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management.

 

Type of Governor: Headteacher

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 06/09/2017 – N/A

Committee Memberships: FGB / FGPP / SDC

Responsibilities: Link Governor Co-ordinator

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Janine’s husband owns a company called Century Studies, who supply our reading diaries and other printing requirements.

Relationships with school staff: Parent of the school dog, Minnie.

Contact Email: jwaring@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

Simon Hogg -  Chair of Governors

"I have lived in Beeston for nearly 20 years and have been a governor since 2013 where I serve on both main sub-committees and have a link responsibility for ICT. I work for myself as a Digital Marketing consultant - helping businesses small and large to get the most out of their websites and other digital marketing activities. I enjoy running to keep fit."

 

Type of Governor: Parent

Appointed by: Parent Elected

Term of Office: 28/09/2015 – 27/09/2019

Committee Membership: FGB / SDC / FGPP

Responsibilities: Chair of SDC Committee, ICT Link Governor

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Simon has previously worked part-time for TTS School Supplies. He currently consults for HCSS Education Access Group.

Relationships with school staff: Simon is the father of Bethan Hogg.

Contact Email: shogg@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

 

Jez Barnard - Chair of FGPP

"I have been a governor at John Clifford for six years and am currently chair the Finance & Personnel committee whilst acting as link governor for Pupil Premium. I am now a full time school business manager after working for years in the private sector, a career change inspired in part by the John Clifford experience. Recently I have achieved Level 5 Diploma in School Business Management and am currently qualified to support the ESFA in School Resource Management.  I am proud to be part of a dynamic team and contribute to this great school."

 

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 01/06/2015 – 31/05/2019

Committee Membership: FGB / FGPP

Responsibilities: Chair of Finance Personnel Committee, Pupil Premium Link Governor

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email: jbarnard@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

 

Mick Saunders - Chair of SDC

"I have been on the Governing Body for almost four years and Chair of the Strategic Development Committee for the past two years. I have a long association with JC. My two sons were pupils in the distant past and three of my grandchildren are presently passing through.  I have been a teacher myself in schools and universties and being a Governor has enabled me to stay enjoyably involved in education at an excellent school."

 

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 01/06/2019 – 31/05/2023

Committee Membership: FGB / SDC

Responsibilities: Chair of SDC, Reading Governor, Transition Governor,

Discipline Committee.

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Mick is the grandfather of George and Luke Saunders.

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email: msaunders@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

Eileen Atherton

“Before I left work to have children I was the Secretary to a Partner in a firm of Solicitors in Nottingham.  After having my eldest daughter I left that employment and for 34 years from 1968 to 2002 I was the Licensee of an Off Licence in Central Avenue Beeston.  I have been Secretary of the Beeston & District Civic Society from October 2003 and was elected a Member of Broxtowe Borough Council for the Chilwell West Ward in May 2007, 2011 and 2015."

 

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 22/05/2018 – 21/05/2022

Committee Membership: FGB / SDC / FGPP

Responsibilities: Head Teacher Appraiser, Foundation Subjects, RE Link Governor

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Eileen is a councillor for Broxtowe Borough Council.

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email: eatherton@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

Derek Cox

"I have been a Reading Volunteer in School since 2013. I have really enjoyed the reading with the children, and it has been excellent to get more involved with the life of such a lovely school. I spent my working life teaching in Higher Education, and it's great to be able use my skills in this context."

 

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 09/10/2019 – 07/10/2023

Committee Membership: FGB / SDC

Responsibilities:  Achievement Governor, KS2 Phase Governor, Head Teacher Appraiser

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email: dcox@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

Julie McNicholas

"I have lived in Beeston for 15 years and my youngest daughter Marina is in Year 4. My eldest daughter, Esme, attended JC from foundation through to Year 6 and has just made the big move on to Chilwell School. I work part time as a Solicitor specialising in employment and education law. Being a parent governor for the last 2 years has been very rewarding and I am looking forward to the next 2 years."

 

Type of Governor:  Parent Governor

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 28/09/2015 – 27/09/2019

Committee Membership: FGB / SDC / FGPP

Responsibilities: Attendance Link Governor, Finance Governor, Governor Training Co-ordinator, Head Teacher Appraiser

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Julie is the mother of Marina McNicholas

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email: jmcnicholas@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

 

Brian Taylor

“I was born in Beeston and attended Beeston Fields Infants, Round Hill Junior and Nottingham High School. After university I became a secondary school teacher of History (Fairham and West Bridgford Comprehensive Schools). Latterly I served for several years as a governor at Round Hill School, including Chair, and was, for a four year term, a councillor on Broxtowe Borough Council. My interests include supporting Notts County FC and Notts County Cricket Club, and I still play club cricket."

 

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 29/03/2017 – 28/03/2021

Committee Membership: FGB / SDC  

Responsibilities: Curriculum Governor

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email: btaylor@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

 

Carol Bamford

"I have worked at John Clifford for 7 years and I am one of the Assistant Heads and have a responsibility for KS1, transition, phonics and have an overview of the English team. I have been teaching for 31 years working in many different schools in Nottingham (and New Zealand) I became a governor as I think it is important that the staff have a voice on the Governors and I am interested in helping to shape the future of the school. I feel the school has very good links with the community and I am happy to continue to work to further develop these."

 

Type of Governor: Staff Governor

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 30/09/2015 – 29/09/2019

Committee Membership: FGB / SDC

Responsibilities: Staff Governor

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Carol is Assistant Head Teacher at John Clifford School

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email: cbamford@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk 

 

 

Nina Sidhu

Type of Governor:  Co Opted Governor

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 22 March 2018– 22 March 2022

Committee Membership: SDC

Responsibilities:

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests:

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email: nsidhu@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

Joy Roberts

"I have lived in Beeston for 9 years, having moved to the area to work as a doctor. I have been a stay at home mum for 7 years now and two of my children attend John Clifford. There is a real community spirit about Beeston and John Clifford which I love. As a parent governor I hope to help support and challenge the school to improve and continue to be a place where children flourish."

 

Type of Governor:  Parent Governor

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2023

Committee Membership: FGPP

Responsibilities: Mental Health & Wellbeing

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Joy is the mother of

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email:  jroberts@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

 

Chris Holland

I joined the John Clifford board of Governors as Parent Governor in April 2019 where I sit on the FGPP committee and am link governor for Health & Safety. I've lived in Beeston for 12 years and my son William is in year 4. I'm very proud of the school and was delighted to be able to get involved with the governors and play a small role in helping JC get even better

 

Type of Governor:  Parent Governor

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2023

Committee Membership: FGPP

Responsibilities: Link Governor for Health & Safety

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Chris is the father of William Holland

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email:  cholland@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

 

Matt Turpin

Type of Governor:  Co Opted Governor

Appointed by: The Full Governing Body

Term of Office: 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2023

Committee Membership: FGPP

Responsibilities: SDC

Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests:

Relationships with school staff: None

Contact Email:  mturpin@johnclifford.notts.sch.uk

 

 

Minutes taken at Committee Meetings are available upon request from the School Office. 

Dates for 2019-2020

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