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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

You can contact the governors with any questions, suggestions or concerns through the school office. We will always be happy to try to respond promptly.

Meet the Governors

We would like you to know who the governors are so here are some of our photos and a little bit about us. Please feel welcome to approach any of us with questions or comments if you see us around the school or contact any of us through the school office.


Anne Allsop is a retired Nottinghamshire school Inspector who has also worked for the Department of Education. the National College and Nottingham university on School Management and Education development programmes. Following retirement she worked for a national Special Needs Charity supporting primary and secondary school children who had learning difficulties.  Her roles in school, apart from Chair, are support for Headteacher Appraisal, pupils with special needs and staff wellbeing.

 

Statutory information:  Anne Allsop

Chair of Governors appointed by the LA Oct 2019 until Oct 2023

Member of the Strategic Development and Pupil committee

Sits on one other educational institution governing body

Has no business and pecuniary interest related to the school

Has no material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff


Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

Full Governors     2nd Dec 21 / 24th March 22

Pay & Finance     30th Sept 21 / 22nd Nov 22 / 29th March 22 / 17th May 22

Business & Governance     8th Feb 22 / 12th May 22

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2020/21
(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required some virtual meetings from April 2020 (v))

Governance Sept 2020
Full Governors(v) 3rd Dec 2020
Finance (budget reforecast) (v) Nov 2020

Pay Committee (v) 5th Oct 2020

Taskforce (v) January 13th 2021, February 10th 2021 

 

 

 

Mr Buck is a retired Headteacher with extensive experience - particularly of staff development, health and safety, safeguarding and financial management. Currently assisting the school through joint responsibility for Appraisal; the work of the Finance Committee; subject support for Mathematics and general monitoring through work sampling. Part of the Governors' Health and Safety Task Force during the Covid crisis.

 

Statutory information:   Paul Buck
Co-opted appointed by the governing body September 2019 until September 2023

Member of the Strategic Development and Pupil committee

Does not sit on any other educational institution governing body

Has no business and pecuniary interest related to the school

Has no material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

Full Governors     2nd Dec 21 / AB 24th March 22

Pay & Finance     30th Sept 21 / 22nd Nov 22 / 29th March 22 / 17th May 22

Business & Governance     8th Feb 22 / 12th May 22

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2020/21

(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020 (v))

Governance Sept 2020

Full Governors(v) 3rd Dec

Finance (budget reforecast) (v) Nov 2020

Pay Committee (v) 5th Oct 2020

Taskforce (v) January 13th 2021, February 10th 2021

 

 


Mrs Crossland is Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Officer. She has a Teaching degree from Leeds University with a specialism in English. In 2014, Mrs Crossland was appointed as Deputy Head of Muskham Primary and then in April 2017 she was appointed as Headteacher. Before being appointed at Muskham Primary, she taught for 21 years across Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 at a number of schools in Nottinghamshire. She worked for 18 years as a mathematics leader and is currently working as a Minster Leader of Education, sharing her expertise in mathematics and her knowledge of teaching and learning with the wider professional community. Mrs Crossland firmly believes that "all children deserve the very best education and all children can succeed."

 

Statutory information:   Amanda Crossland

Headteacher appointed by the school from April 2017.

Member of the Finance, General Purpose and Personnel and Strategic Development and Pupil committees

Does not sit on any other educational institution governing body

Has no business and pecuniary interest related to the school apart from her staff role

Has no material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

Full Governors     2nd Dec 21 /  24th March 22

Pay & Finance     30th Sept 21 / 22nd Nov 22 / 29th March 22 / 17th May 22

Business & Governance     AB 8th Feb 22 / 12th May 22

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2020/21

(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020 (v))

Governance Sept 2020

Full Governors(v) 3rd Dec

Finance (budget reforecast) (v) Nov 2020

Pay Committee (v) 5th Oct 2020

Taskforce (v) January 13th 2021, February 10th 2021

 

 

 

Mrs Tansley is the staff governor. She is the  Assistant Head, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,  Maths Lead, RE lead, PSHE Lead, DPO and also the staff representative on the Muskham Events Group. She has a BSC(Hon) in Applied Chemistry and worked as a Research Chemist for 10 years before re-training to become a teacher.

 

Statutory Information: Kavita Tansley

Staff Governor  from March 2021 until March 2025 (first appointed Jan 2107)

Does not sit on the governing body of any other educational establishment.

Has no business and pecuniary interest relating to the school apart from her employment.

Has no material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff.

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

Full Governors     2nd Dec 21 / AB 24th March 22

Pay & Finance     30th Sept 21 / 22nd Nov 22 / 29th March 22

Business & Governance     AB 8th Feb 22 / 12th May 22

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2020/21

(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020 (v))

Full Governors(v) AB 3rd Dec

 

 

 

 

Molly Chesney is managing director of a marketing consultancy. Having previously worked for a business regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Molly has experience with data protection regulations, and is the link governor for GDPR. She has also been a parent of a pupil at the since the school since September 2014. Molly has worked with the head on a number of initiatives including securing some positive local media coverage of the opening of sensory garden.

 

Statutory Information: Molly Chesney
Co-opted Governor nominated by LA and appointed by Governing Body from Nov 2021 - 31 Oct 2025 (first appointed Nov 2017)
Does not sit on the governing body of any other educational establishment.

Has no business and pecuniary interest relating to the school apart from her employment.

Has no material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff.

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

Full Governors     2nd Dec 21 /  24th March 22

Pay & Finance     30th Sept 21 / 22nd Nov 22 / 29th March 22 / 17th May 22

Business & Governance     8th Feb 22 / 12th May 22

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2020/21

(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020 (v))

Full Governors(v) 3rd Dec

Finance (budget reforecast) (v) Nov 2020

Pay Committee (v) 5th Oct 2020

 

 

Nicola Lawson is a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader working within the Education Improvement Service of Nottinghamshire County Council. Nicola develops and delivers professional development courses for teachers and schools, and provides one-to-one support for pupils who experience difficulties with early reading and writing. Nicola has a Masters Degree in Reading Recovery and Literacy Leadership. Nicola has been a co-opted governor for over a year and alongside other governors is responsible for monitoring assessment data and is the link governor for reading and writing.

 

Statutory Information: Nicola Lawson

Co-opted Governor from Dec 2021 - Dec 2025 (first appointed Dec 2017)

Does not sit on the governing body of any other educational establishment.

Has no business and pecuniary interest relating to the school apart from her employment.

Has no material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff.

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

Full Governors     2nd Dec 21 / AB 24th March 22

Pay & Finance     

Business & Governance     8th Feb 22 / 12th May 22

Attendance record over the academic year 2020/21

(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020 (v))

Full Governors(v) 3rd Dec

 

 

 

Simon Keane is a General Manager for Greene king at the Lord Ted in Newark, that has an annual turnover of £1.5m per annum. He is responsible for the development of 30 staff at site and has seen 5 members of his team develop into management positions at other sites over the last couple of years. In addition 8 members of his team have completed the apprenticeship programme. He is also an ITM for the brand and is responsible for the training of all new General Managers. He is also on a future leaders programme as part of his development into a BDM position within the company.

He has an excellent understanding of financial data, sales planning, compliance and leading a team. 

 

Statutory Information: Simon Keane
Parent Governor elected by the parents from May 2020 - 30 April 2024 

Does not sit on the governing body of any other educational establishment.

Has no business and pecuniary interest relating to the school apart from his employment.

Has no material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff.

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

Full Governors    AB 2nd Dec 21 / 24th March 22

Pay & Finance     

Business & Governance     8th Feb 22 / AB 12th May 22

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2020/21

(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020 (v))

Full Governors(v) 3rd Dec

 

Sandra White has lived in North Muskham since 1984 and has been a Midday Supervisor since 2012. Her daughter attended the school before attending the Tuxford Academy. Mrs white also works part-time as a window cleaner. In addition to that she plays  an active part in the Muskham Community, helping out at many of the events that are held, including festivals, Mother and Toddler groups and as a Guides Leader.

 

Statutory Information: Sandra White

Co-opted Governor from July 2020 - July 2024 

Does not sit on the governing body of any other educational establishment.

Has no business and pecuniary interest relating to the school apart from her employment.

Has no material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff.

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

Full Governors     2nd Dec 21 / 24th March 22

Pay & Finance     

Business & Governance     AB 8th Feb 22

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2020-21

(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020 (v))
Full Governors(v) 3rd Dec

Kathryn Grant

 

Statutory Information: Kathryn Grant

Parent Governor elected by the parents from Nov 2021 - Nov 2025

Does not sit on the governing body of any other educational establishment.

Has no business and pecuniary interest relating to the school apart from her employment.

Has no material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff.

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

Full Governors     AB 2nd Dec 21 /  24th March 22

Pay & Finance     

Business & Governance    8th Feb 22

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020 (v))

Full Governors Dec 2021

Christopher Wright was appointed as a Parent Governor in July 2022.  Both of his children attend Muskham School.  He runs a successful local chimney sweeping business, serving Newark and the surrounding area for the last 10 years.   Prior to this, he worked in the finance sector as a compliance and risk manager running a department of 20+ people.

 

Chris is delighted to have been appointed as a Governor and looks forward to supporting the school in its future developments.  He sees this as a fantastic opportunity to give back to the school and its community.

 

 

Statutory Information: Christopher Wright

Parent Governor elected by the parents from July 2022 - July 2026

Does not sit on the governing body of any other educational establishment.

Has no business and pecuniary interest relating to the school apart from her employment.

Has no material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff.

 

Attendance record over the academic year 2021/22

 

Other people who served as governors during the last academic year


Damion McCormick

Amanda Lowndes

Rosie Whittaker

Parent Governor Elections

For further financial information, including minutes from Muskham Primary School's finance meetings, please make a request via the school office.

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