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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 5 parent Governors who are parents of pupils attending Homefields Primary School, 1 Staff Governor, 3 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. 

 

 

Governance structure

Homefields Primary School is an academy within East Midlands Education Trust, with our own local governing body being accountable to the Trustees. Governors retain a considerable amount of delegated authority to make decisions affecting the day to day running of our school.

 

Board of Trustees

The Board meet regularly and are the accountable body who determines which functions to delegate. The board has established specific committees and named trustees to deal with issues such as finance, audit, risk, education and standards, strategic development, pay, performance and HR.   

The Chair of Trustees is Dr Andrew Hindmarsh, who can be contacted via the Clerk to Trustees, Elaine Aldridge at ealdridge@emet.uk.com

 

Members

Trust Members hold the board of trustees to account for the effective governance of the trust and are tasked with assessing the board’s performance to ensure the purpose of the trust, and its charitable objects are being fulfilled.  It is the trust board, not the Members, who are the organisation’s key decision makers

 

Documents

The terms of reference/scheme of delegation and supplemental funding agreement for our school can be found here

 

Declarations of Interest

Declared business of interests data can be found here

 

Please find below details of our governors, including the names, categories, responsibilities, interests and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Chair of Governors: Mrs Rachel Civval. Email: chair@homefields.derby.sch.uk

 

 

Rachel Civval

Chair of Governors - Co-Opted Governor

Assessment/Catch Up Premium/Standards, Teaching & Learning

"I have two children at Homefields and am passionate about the vision and ethos that make Homefields so special. Although I now work in the corporate sector, I worked as a teacher at a junior school in Derby for ten years, and over that time, had responsibility and oversight for a number of curriculum areas, including Math, Science and Music. I believe this balance between business management experience and a background in education greatly equips me in my role as a governor.”

 

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

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

First Appointed: 16.09.14

Appointed: 25.03.21

Appointed by: Governors

Term: 4 years

Attendance 2018/18: 7/7

Attendance 2019/20: 5/5

Attendance 2020/21: 8/8

Attendance 2021/22: 3/5

 

Sara Tucker

Co-Opted Governor

Vice Chair/Training/SEN/Complaints

“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: None

Membership of other Boards: None

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

First Appointed: 06.06.13

Appointed: 25.03.21

Elected by: Governors

Term: 4 years

Attendance 2018/19: 7/7

Attendance 2019/20: 5/5

Attendance 2020/21: 8/8

Attendance 2021/22: 4/5

 

Paul Sixsmith

Co-opted Governor/Health & Safety/Finance 

“I had two boys at Homefields who absolutely loved going to school everyday. In the years they were there, they 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.  Previous four year term as parent governor.  

First Appointed: 04.07.12

Appointed: 05.05.20 

Elected by: Governors

Term: 4 years

Attendance 2018/19: 6/7

Attendance 2019/20: 4/5

Attendance 2020/21: 5/8

Attendance 2021/22: 2/5

 

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.

Attendance 2018/9: 9/9

Attendance 2019/20: 5/5

Attendance 2020/21: 7/8

Attendance 2021/22: 5/5

 

Pavinder Johal

Parent Governor

Pupil Premium

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

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

Appointed: 23.04.21

Term: 4 Years 

Appointed by: Parents

Attendance 2020/21: 3/4

Attendance 2021/22: 2/5

 

Ellen Wilkinson

Parent Governor/Child Protection/Safeguarding/LADO Liaison/Behaviour/Sport Premium Governor

“I have two children at Homefields. I have been a secondary school teacher and leader for over 20 years, and for the last six years I have been a Deputy Headteacher at a school in Derby City. My passion is inclusion. The well-being and development of the child is always my priority. Leading on personal development, safeguarding, behaviour and attendance has, over the years, developed my skills, knowledge and experience in ensuring all children achieve the best outcomes.

I am embarking on a new role for Derby City Council, working with Primary and Secondary schools in the Quality, Standards & Performance team. I feel that I have a lot to offer Homefields as a parent, and a wealth of experience from an educational perspective. I am really looking forward to being part of the Homefields team”

Appointed: 14.07.20

Appointed by: Parents

Term: 4 years

Attendance 2020/21: 7/8

Attendance 2021/22: 3/5

 

 

Mark Thornley

Parent Governor/Website/Anti-Bullying

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

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

Appointed: 14.06.21

Term: 4 Years 

Appointed by: Parents

Attendance 2020/21: 3/3

Attendance 2021/22: 3/5

 

 

Mia Louise Jenkins

Parent Governor/LAC/Learning Mentor

I have two children who attend Homefields Primary School who thoroughly enjoy being part of the ‘Homefields Family’.  Currently I am a Deputy Headteacher at an Infant school in Derbyshire and have a particular interest in Maths, Phonics and Safeguarding, though have led many other areas of the curriculum. I became a parent governor to become more involved in the school my children attend, but to also use my professional experience to support in a governor capacity. 

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

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

Appointed: 10.11.21

Term: 4 Years 

Appointed by: Parents

Attendance 2021/22: 3/5

 

Helen Sanders

Parent Governor/Mental Health

Business interests: None

Membership of other Boards: None

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

Appointed: 26.03.2022

Appointed by: Parents

Term: 4 years

Attendance 2018/19: 7/7

Attendance 2019/20: 5/5

Attendance 2020/21: 6/8

Attendance 2021/22: 3/4

 

 

Amanda Oldham

Staff Governor

Business interests: Member of Staff 

Membership of other Boards: None

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

Appointed: 13.10.21

Term: 4 Years 

Appointed by: Staff

Attendance 2021/22: 3/5

 

Andrea Sargent

Clerk to Governors

"I have two children, one of which is currently a pupil at Homefields Primary, the other has recently left and started High School.   I also work as an administrator in the School Office.  Until recently I was Chair of the PTA for several years, and continue as an active member.  

I have been clerking for the Governing Body of Homefields Primary School since April 2018, 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 Administrator 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: 01.04.18

Appointed by: Headteacher and Governing Body

Attendance 2018/19: 9/9

Attendance 2019/20: 5/5

Attendance 2020/21: 8/8

Attendance 2021/22: 5/5

 

 

Kathy Burke

Term Ended 12 07 2021

Business interests: Assistant Head Teacher 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: 25.09.18

Appointed by: Staff

Term ended: 12.07.21

Attendance 2018/19: 3/6

Attendance 2019/20: 5/5

Attendance 2020/21: 7/8

 

Debbie Rollerson

Term Ended 18.05.21

Business interests: Assistant Head Teacher 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: 25.09.19

Appointed by: FGB

Term Ended: 18.05.21

Attendance 2018/19: 5/6

Attendance 2019/20: 5/5

Attendance 2020/21: 7/8

 

 

 

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