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Our Governing Body

Welcome to our Governors' section.

 

Homefields Primary School governors are volunteers who oversee how our school operates. This group is known as the Governing Body. They are involved in decisions about all aspects of the school - such as maintaining the buildings, controlling the budgets, supporting staff and ensuring high standards of achievement for all the children in our school.

 

Governors are elected every 4 years. This school has 4 parent Governors who are parents of pupils attending Homefields Primary School, 1 Local Authority Governor, 1 Staff Governor, 4 Co-opted Governors and the Headteacher.

 

The governors also help to make big decisions about the school's long-term goals, They support the head teacher, but also ask questions and make sure that the head teacher is taking the school in the right direction. Governors  make visits to the school and are involved in many aspects of the schools life and development

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

Chair of Governors: Mr Blaney Quinn. Email: chair@homefields.derby.sch.uk

Blaney Quinn

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Performance Management Governor

Member of Buildings & Finance Committee

 

"I am passionate about helping and supporting the head teacher and all the staff to ensure Homefields Primary School is always an outstanding rated school. My experience as a senior manager in a Government Department adds value and supports the delivery of outstanding education to our children."

 

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 22.01.15

Appointed by: GB

Term: 4 years

 

 

Emma Holliday

Staff Governor

School Council Governor

Member of Personnel & Curriculum Committee

 

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 15.10.15

Elected by: Staff

Term: 4 years

 

Sarah Coleman

Ex-Officio Governor

Headteacher

 

“I am an 'ex officio' member of the Governing Board which means I am a member because I hold the post of Headteacher. I have been in the teaching profession for over twenty years working predominantly in Derby. I began working at Homefields in 2002 and in 2015 I was appointed as the Headteacher, which I consider a true privilege. We are blessed with hard working and dedicated staff and children who have collectively contributed to the success of this school.“

 

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

 

 

Adele Mann

Clerk to Governors

 

"I have been clerking for the Governing Body of Homefields Primary School for over 12 years, providing advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. I am responsible for providing administrative support to the governing body and its committees, ensuring that the governing body is properly constituted and managing information effectively and in accordance with legal requirements.”

 

Business interests: Employed as School Business Manager at Homefields Primary School.

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 02.11.15

Appointed by: Headteacher and Governing Body

 

 

Lee Jepson

Co-opted Governor

Performance Management Governor

Member of Personnel & Curriculum Committee

 

Business interests: Manager of Noel Baker IT Services who provide an IT Technician service to Homefields Primary School. Interest declared 02/04/15 and is ongoing.

Membership of other Boards: Governor at Noel Baker School

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 01.04.15

Appointed by: FGB

Term: 4 years

 

 

Rachel Civval

Local Authority Governor

Member of Buildings & Finance Committee

 

"I have two children, one of whom started Homefields FS2 in September. I have worked as a teacher at a junior school in Derby for the last seven years, and over that time, have taken on responsibility and oversight for a number of curriculum areas, including Science and Music. As a governor I am part of the buildings and finance committee, the pay committee, and have governor curriculum responsibility for SEN and RE/PSHE/RSE."

 

Business interests: Employed as school teacher at Oakwood Junior School Interest declared 19/09/14 and is ongoing.

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 19.09.14

Appointed by: FGB/LA

Term: 4 years

 

Colin Woodward

Parent Governor

Complaints Governor

Member of Buildings & Finance Committee

 

“I have worked at Rolls Royce in Derby since 1997 and I am currently a Chief Design Engineer. During my time at RR I have gained experience in general management, building and facilities management, performance reviewing, interviewing and risk management which are useful to the role of being a governor. Outside of work I am a keen cyclist riding for Derby Mercury and I am also a regular competitor at the local cyclocross league along with my son.”

 

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 14.11.13

Elected by: Parents

Term: 4 years

 

 

Sara Tucker

Parent Governor

Performance Management & Link Governor

Member of Buildings & Finance Committee

Member of Personnel & Curriculum Committee

 

“I was keen to be more involved in my children's education and was interested in volunteering in my local community. I considered that my professional role in human resources and experience in the education sector could be mutually beneficial and so joined Homefields Governing Body in 2014. I have supported the school with a number of staff recruitment processes and am fully involved in all committees. I'm really enjoying being part of the Homefields team.”

 

Business interests: Employed as School Administrator at Arboretum Primary School. Interest declared 16/16/13 and is ongoing.

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 05.06.13

Elected by: Parents

Term: 4 years

 

Paul Stevenson

Co-opted Governor

Child Protection Governor

Member of Personnel & Curriculum Committee

 

"I have been a governor for a couple of years and have taken great pleasure from being part of the development and growth of our school. I am committed to supporting the head teacher and staff to ensure our children learn to the best of their abilities in a great environment. I have experience in safeguarding and child protection and use this to support the school in these areas.”

 

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 06.02.16

Appointed by: FGB

Term: 4 years

 

 

Paul Sixsmith

Parent Governor

Performance Management Governor

Member of Buildings & Finance Committee

 

“I have 2 boys at Homefields who absolutely love going to school everyday. In the few years they have been there, they have flourished in the wonderful learning environment that the school provides. I joined the governing body as I wanted to be part of this and help support the staff in ensuring success and happiness for all the children. As a governor with a non-educational sector background (I am an Engineer by profession) I feel that I bring an inquisitive and challenging perspective as a parent to the governing committee."

 

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 03.07.12

Elected by: Parents

Term: 4 years

 

Jessica Sharpe

Parent Governor

Member of Buildings & Finance Committee

 

"I am a mother of two children that attend Homefields Primary School. I am extremely passionate about Homefields, and want the best for all of its pupils. I have Chaired the PTA - we produced a record amount of profit that year. Since 2013, I have worked part time within the school office, giving me lots of involvement with parents and an insight into the running of the school on a daily basis. I also work for Derby Teaching Schools Alliance and am involved in the recruitment of trainee teachers. I believe that the experience I have gained over the past few years ideally suits the role of a parent governor."

 

Business interests: Employed as administrator for DTSA (Derby Schools Teaching Alliance) Interest declared 19/04/16 and ceased on 22/06/16. Employed as School Administrator at Homefields Primary School. Interest declared 19/04/16 and is ongoing.

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

 

Business interests: Employed as Admin staff at Homefields Primary School

Membership of other Boards: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 19.04.16

Elected by: Parents

Term: 4 years

 

 

Chris Batten

Co-opted Governor

Performance Management Governor

Member of Personnel & Curriculum Committee

 

"I am passionate about Education at all at levels, from Primary to HE, and it is brilliant to be a part of a fantastic school like Homefields. The values and mission of school are a shining example to others. I have been a Governor of the University of Derby for almost two years, and I am a trustee of the University of Derby Students' Union where I work currently. I am hoping to progress to PhD study in the coming years and becoming an academic historian."

 

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: Governor at Derby University

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Appointed: 15.10.15

Appointed by: FGB

Term: 4 years

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