Towers Drive, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 OZD

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Richmond Primary School

Together we will Learn, Enjoy, Achieve, Respect, Nurture

Meet Our Governors

 

Lee Finney - Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor since September 2017 (Previously Co-opted Governor since March 2016)
Committee Membership: Health and Safety, Safeguarding (Chair), Finance, Pay and Personnel, Strategy and Policy (Chair)
Other responsibilities: Pay Appeals Panel
 
 Lee can be contacted at the school address and telephone number.

 

I was co-opted as a governor from March 2016.  During this time I have seen many changes take place from the demolishing of the old Middlefield building to the design and build of the new KS2 unit to most recently getting a good judgement from Ofsted to name just a few!

It’s an awesome privilege to serve such a great school in this way and firmly believe that all the members of the governing body contribute with the right skills to support the strategic direction of the school through setting appropriate aims and objectives.   Thus, policies and procedures are relevant and up-to-date and the school is visited regularly to effectively monitor school outcomes.  Most importantly, in ALL the decisions we make, ALL the children are at the heart of what we do.

 

Richmond’s Critical Friend,

Lee

Bron Witherford - Vice Chair of Governors

LA Governor since November 2012

Committee Membership: Special Educational Needs & Vulnerable Groups Chair, Curriculum, Health & Safety and Safeguarding, Pay & Performance, Policy and Strategy, Head Teacher's Performance 

Other Responsibilities: Early Years, School Council, Playgroup, Sex Education, PHSE, Safeguarding

 I was previously employed as a Company Secretary for a multi national Company, dealing with legal and financial aspects together with ultimate responsibility for health, safety and welfare of a large workforce. Prior to retirement I changed direction and spent the last twelve years as an Employment Law Consultant. Now, retired, I am an elected member of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.

 

 

 

 

Claire Christon

Co-opted Governor since March 2015 (previously Parent Governor from March 2013

Committee Membership: Pay &  Performance Management Chair, Finance, Pay & Personnel, Head Teacher's Performance Management 

Other Responsibilities: Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages 

 I decided to stand for Governor after my daughter transferred to the school and consequently blossomed in this environment. I wanted to contribute not only as a “thank you”, but to support the Head and staff in continuing to provide such a supportive environment for children to thrive. My professional background as a lawyer provides me with certain skills and knowledge which, I hope, are helpful at times to the Governing Body and Head in their ambition to drive the school to excellence.

 

 

 

Rebecca Lawrence

Staff Governor since March 2013

Committee Membership: Heath & Safety and Safeguarding, Curriculum

Other Responsibilities: Governor skills and training

I teach in Year 6 and I am also the Maths Leader for the school. I became a governor because I wanted to support the school in driving standards forwards and have a passion for teaching and learning.I have been a teacher at Richmond for 4 years working in Year 4 and 6. I have recently completed the Maths Specialist Teacher Programme at Nottingham Trent University. Before this I studied the PGCE at Warwick University and worked as a Marketing Manager for a small visitor attraction in West Yorkshire.My interests are Netball and Hockey and I enjoying playing sport with the rest of the Richmond Staff on Friday nights. I have a supportive husband and we enjoy spending our spare time walking our Chocolate Labrador, Cadbury

 

 

 

 

 

Gavin King
Parent Governor since February 2017
Committee Membership: Chair Finance, Pay and Personnel, Health & Safety and Safeguarding, Policy and Strategy
Other Responsibilities: ICT 

I was elected as a parent governor in February 2017. I have always worked in IT for various organisations, including schools, since 2004. I currently run my own business and hope to use some of the skills acquired through that to help support the work of the school. My children have recently started at Richmond and have settled in brilliantly. It is clear to me that Richmond is so much more than just a 'good' school and I will play whatever part I can in helping to ensure that it continues and improves even further.

Samantha Walton

Co-opted Governor since July 2019 (previously Parent Governor from March 2016)

Committee Membership: Special Educational Needs & Vulnerable Groups, Health & Safety and Safeguarding.

Other Responsibilities: Design, Technology and Art, Dragon Club

My son attended Richmond, beginning with nursery, KS1 and on through to a DG unit here. He was always encouraged and supported on his educational journey, and had many happy times. I felt becoming a Governor would allow me to support the staff and pupils with all their hard work and go some way to thank them for all the love, care and support they give to our children. I also want to be able to support other families on their journey.

My interests are many and varied, mainly being creative and active.

My previous experience includes 12 years in the customer service industry, 3 years in banking, plus various volunteer roles; Parent Partnership Services (now SENDIAS), Fun In Action For Children (befriending charity), Friends Of Menphys Sketchley Hill Nursery (fund raising). Recently I completed a BA in Childhood, Education and Society, and hope this will be beneficial to my Governor role; inclusion, equality, SEND and Safeguarding are my primary interests. I also have completed many and varied courses relating to fostering and done courses with CAMHS and Centre for Fun & Families.

As a parent, I have always been encouraged by the collaboration between Richmond and Dorothy Goodman, and feel inclusion is an important aspect of school life for all children. I believe in supporting our children’s holistic development, as well as educational achievements, thus ensuring we are nurturing the next generation of successful individuals.

I hope I can use my knowledge and experience, and can support Richmond as the school grows and expands in these exciting times of change.

 

 

 

 

Peter Doherty

Parent Governor since February 2014

Committee Membership: Health & Safety and Safeguarding, Pay & Performance Management, Pay Appeals Panel

Other Responsibilities: English, Religious Education, Learning  & Development, 

I decided to become a Governor as I was impressed with the school and thought it was an organisation that was worthy of support from parents.  I have been in public service in a variety of roles my whole adult life but now run my own business, I have a broad skills base covering things as diverse as accountancy and pre-hospital trauma care.

 

 

Richmond Primary School

Committee Members

(2019 – 2020)

 

Finance, Pay and Personnel

Carolyn Munton

Claire Christon

Gavin King (Chair)

Lee Finney

+ 2 other parent Governors

 

 

Curriculum Committee

Andrea Storey

Bron Witherford

Chris Garner

Carolyn Munton

Peter Mattock (Chair)

Livvy Wood

Lynn Condon

 

Health & Safety Safeguarding

Committee

Bron Witherford

Carolyn Munton

Gavin King

Lee Finney (Chair)

Michael Pallett (SLT)

Peter Doherty

Sam Walton

 

 

SEND Committee & Vulnerable Groups

Committee

Andrea Storey

Bron Witherford (Chair)

Carloyn Munton

Lynn Condon

Sam Walton  

 

Policy and Strategy Committee

Chairs of other committees

Chair of Governors

Head Teacher

 

 

Pay & Performance Management

Committee

Bron Witherford

Claire Christon

Peter Doherty

 

Head Teacher’s Performance

Mgt. Committee

Bron Witherford

Claire Christon

Peter Doherty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pay Appeals Panel

Livvy Wood

Lee Finney

Peter Doherty

 

 

 

 

RICHMOND PRIMARY SCHOOL

GOVERNORS’ SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (2019-2020)

Dragon Club

Samantha Walton

 

School Council

Bron Witherford

 

Playground

Bron Witherford

Early Years Governor

Bron Witherford

 

ICT Governor

Gavin King

Sex Education

Bron Witherford

English Governor

Peter Doherty

 

Maths Governor

Peter Mattock

Science Governor

Lee Finney

Design, Technology & Art

Governor

Samantha Walton

 

P4C

Livvy Wood

Humanities Governor

Claire Christon

RE Governor

Peter Doherty

PE Governor

(new post)

MFL Governor

Claire Christon

PHSE Governor

Bron Witherford

 

SEN Governor

Lynn Condon

Music Governor

Livvy Wood

Learning & Development

Governor

Peter Doherty

 

Safeguarding Governor

Bron Witherford

School Travel Plan

Health & Safety Committee

School Council

Pupil Premium

Lynn Condon

 

 

 

 

 

The following areas will be populated, on a case by case basis, by governors who have had no involvement with the individual case, subject to availability.

Staff Dismissal

 

Personnel Appeal

Staff Dismissal Appeal

Pupil Discipline

 

Exclusion Appeal

Admissions

Complaints

 

Exclusions

Staff Appointments

 

 

 

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