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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.

Dr Damion McCormick is an Assistant Professor of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham. During his academic career he has led the strategic development of several undergraduate programmes. To complement his research career he has a Masters Degree in Education and extensive experience in developing innovative approaches to learning and teaching.

 

Statutory Information: 
Damion McCormick

Chair of Governors elected by the parents 16/11/2018 until 15/11/2021

Member of the Pay Committee

Governor with special responsibilities for Safeguarding

No relevant pecuniary or material interest

No governance roles in other educational establishments

No material interests arising from relationships with other governors or school staff


Attendance record over the academic year 2019-20
(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020)

Full governors 
Pay Committee  - Sept 2019

Business and Governance - Sept 2019 / April 2020
Finance - end of year/new financial year May 2020


Statutory information:  
Anne Allsop

Additional LA Governor appointed by the LA 15/10/2014 until October 2015

Vice Chair appointed by the Governing Body 21st October 2015 until October 2019

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 2019-20
(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020)

Full governors  - April 2020 (virtual)
Pay Committee  - Sept 2019 / April 2020

Business and Governance - Sept 2019 / April 2020

 

 

Retired Head 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 2015 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 2019-20
(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020)

Full governors - April 2020
Pay Committee - Sept 2019 / April 2020

Finance  - year end/new year May 2020
Business & Governance - Sept 2019 / April 2020


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 2019-20
(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020)

Full governors - April 2020
Pay Committee  - Sept 2020

Finance - year end/new financial year May 2020
Business & Governance  - Sept 2019 /  April 2020

 

I am a staff governor.  My roles in school are:  Assistant Head, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,  Maths Lead, RE lead, PSHE Lead and I am also the staff representative on the Muskham Events Group. I have 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 appointed by the staff in January 2017 until January 2021

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 2019-20
(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020)

Full governors  - April 2020
Business and Governance  - Sept 2019 / April 2020

Pay Committee - April 2020

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:
Parent Governor nominated by LA and appointed by Governing Body.
From 01.09.2017 - 01.09.2020

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 2019-20

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

Full governors  - April 2020
Finance  - year end/new financial year May 2020
Business & Governance 

Pay Committee

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.

Statutory Information: Nicola Lawson

Parent Governor elected by the parents
From 01.01.2018 - 01.01.2022

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 2019-20

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

Full governors -
Business & Governance  - Sept 2019 / April 2020

 

 

 

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. Simon 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.


Last year Simon won the GM of the year award in recognition of his delivery of all KPI's, P&L delivery, guest measures, team development, legal compliance and support to his colleagues. Simon has an excellent understanding of financial data, sales planning, compliance and leading a team. "

 

Statutory Information:
Parent Governor elected by the parents
From 01.05.2020 - 

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 2019-20* only took up position May 2020
(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020)

Full governors  - April 2020 (virtual)

Business and Governance  -

Sandra White was elected as a co-opted governor in 2020

 

Statutory Information:
Sandra White

Coopted Governor 
From 01.09.2020 - 01.09.2024

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 2020-21
 

Rosie Whittaker

 

 

Rosie Whittaker was elected as a parent governor in 2020 and is currently a stay-at-home parent with two children at the school. Rosie's last role was as a Senior Human Resources Manager in the government services sector and prior to this she worked for over 10 years in the quarrying industry in human resources, production efficiency project management, and also as a Quarry Manager.

 

Statutory Information:
Rosie Whittaker

Parent Governor elected by the parents
From 01.05.2020 - 

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 2019-20*only took up position May 2020
(Note: COVID-19 restrictions have required virtual meetings from April 2020)

Full governors  - April 2020 (virtual)

Business and Governance 

Other people who served as governors during the last academic year


Katie Ward
Kate Keane

Amanda Lowndes

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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