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Mr Charles Rayner (Chair of Governors)

 

My family has lived in Ruddington for a number of generations, my mother attending the old girls school in Ruddington. I have lived in the village most of my life and I went to the old nursery school on Clifton Road and then onto James Peacock as well as attending St Peters and West Bridgford School and I am now a manager at a Housing Association. When I was a pupil at James Peacock in the late 60’s the school had only recently been built and the nursery building was only just being built. Both of my children have attended James Peacock School and like me thoroughly enjoyed the time at the school. I joined the governing body as a parent governor and after my children left the school I changed from being a parent governor to become a Local Authority governor and I am now a co-opted governor. I have enjoyed being part of the governors and originally joined the governing body as I wanted to give something back to the school that gave so much to me and my children. I have previously been Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and vice chair and then took on the role of the chair.  It has been great privilege to see the school grow and develop whilst being chair into an outstanding school as per the last OFSTED report and confirmed in the recent LA health check I have no business interests other than those associated with the school. As Chair I sit on the strategic development, pupils and personnel and finance committee.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Flavia Moffat (Parent Governor)

 

I was elected as a Parent Governor in February 2017. I have lived in Ruddington since 2006 and have three children, with two currently attending James Peacock School.

 

In January 2017 I made the decision to take a break from my career to concentrate on being a fulltime mum. My professional background is in the field of Human Resources management where I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of people and have developed a number of skills which are transferable to my role as Governor.

I believe that all children deserve an outstanding education, and that the early years are crucial in developing the foundations for life-long learning and general well-being. I am therefore committed and enthusiastic to contribute to the School’s continued high achievement and happy school experience for staff, pupils and parents.

 

I have no business interests connected to the school, I do not sit on any other governing bodies, nor do I have any personal relationships with any members of the school staff.

Mrs Barbara Breakwell (Governor)

 

I  joined the Governing Body in November 2009 as a  co opted Community Governor.  

I sit on the Finance and General Purpose and the Strategic Development Committee 

My daughter attended the school as a child and I have lived in Ruddington for over 30 years.

My background is in education having been an Early Years Teacher/ Head Teacher for 30 years.  My career started in a large Independent school in Birmingham for 4 years and then 26 years in Inner City Nottingham.  I have been “retired” since 2008.

 I volunteered to join the Governing Body as  I committed to supporting children to enjoy their education journey and regard this phase of education as one of the most formative.

I have several voluntary roles within the village and was a Parish Councillor for 6 years.  I enjoy gardening and actively support the school with their outdoor enrichment activities. I have no business interests connected to the school.

Mr Richard Brighty (Governor)

 

I am a co-opted governor and sit on the Finance & General Purposes Committee (F&GP) and Strategy & Development Committee (SDC). As Vice Chair I also support the general governing body in the absence of the Chair of Governors. Having worked in the banking industry for many years, I am able to utilise my financial skills to support the F&GP committee in ensuring full financial accountability of the school to the Local Authority, OFSTED and parents. As a parent of a young pupil at James Peacock, it gives me great personal satisfaction to offer support and challenge into the strategic direction of the school. It has been hugely rewarding to see the close cooperation of the Head, staff and governors working towards the development of the school such as the new classroom project.

I can confirm  that I don't have any additional business interests which may conflict with the school.

 

Mr Ady Burnett (Governor)

 

I am chair of Finance & General Purposes committee;in this role I help the Head Teacher set the budget each financial year for the school and then each month as a committee we analyse the budget and monitor spending to ensure we are still within our original budget. The F&GP committee also communicate with the staff to find out what equipment they require and discuss what might be required in the future. As a governor I attend regular meetings at which we try to do our best to ensure the school achieves its goals and values. I am an accountant for a manufacturing organisation in Nottingham and so my expertise enables me to give the school help when setting and analysing budgets. I have two children who both attended James Peacock School. My wife is also a Teaching Assistant in the school. I am a parent governor. I have no business interests other than those indicated.

 

Mr Jonathan Hamblett (Governor)

 

I have been a co-opted governor since 2009, including with James Peacock from 2012. I am an Operations Director with the University of Nottingham.  I sit on the Pupils and Personnel (P&P) committee where my financial, strategic, compliance and staff management experience assists the school to remain complaint with its own, regional and national policies and deliverables.  I also sit on the Staff Pay Committee, Head Teacher Appraisal Panel and am the link governor for Safeguarding. My wife is a primary teacher and my daughter now attends Rushcliffe School. I have no business interests connected to the school, I do not sit on any other governing bodies, nor do I have any personal relationships with any members of the school staff.

Mrs Ruth Keen (Governor)

 


I have been a Parent Governor since December 2012, when the parents of children at James Peacock School elected me for a 4-year term. I am chair of the Pupils & Personnel Committee and am also part of the Head Teacher Appraisal team and Pay Committee.

I have two young daughters and I love being involved in and supporting the school to help ensure that every child gets the best education possible at James Peacock.

Although currently a full-time mum, my background is in marketing, which has provided me with many skills, which I can transfer to my work with the school.

I have no business interests connected to the school, I do not sit on any other governing bodies, nor do I have any personal relationships with any members of the school staff.

Mrs Stocks (Non-Teaching Governor)

 

I started working at James Peacock Nursery in September 1995 and now work in school as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant with a particular interest in supporting the emotional wellbeing of the children.

I am a co-opted member of the governing body and sit on the Finance and General Purposes and the Strategic Development Committees.

I do not have any additional business interests other than those associated with the school.

I am married with 5 sons and enjoy supporting my local community by being an active member of both my local scout group and my youngest son’s school PTA.

Mr Waldron (Governor)

 

I have been the head teacher since September 2006 and I am a permanent member of the governing body. I sit on all the committees at the school which are Pupils and Personnel, Finance and General Purposes and Strategic Development. During my career I have been a member of a number of school governing bodies as the staff representative. I do not have any additional business interests other than those of the school. I am married with two children, one in year two and the other in year four. I have been involved in education for the last 32 years.

Karen Wilson

I joined the governing body as a parent governor in February 2015. I sit on the Finance and General Purposes and Strategic Development Committees.  I have been a parent at the school for over five years with my eldest child now attending St Peters Junior School and second child in year two at James Peacock. I currently teach and train Teaching Assistants and other childcare professionals, visiting a range of schools across the county.  I feel this experience combined with the ability to reflect the views expressed by parents at the school are important in this role. I have no additional business interests other than those of the school.  I am looking forward to supporting the school in its sustained improvement and working closely in conjunction with staff members and the rest of the governing body in helping to continuously progress towards this.

Jennifer Walker (Governor)

I became a parent governor at James Peacock in November 2014. I believe that every child deserves a good local school that reflects their community and believe strongly in the power of education so felt I should get involved.  I have two children in school and have a background in education around the county and city.  I am originally from Canada but have lived in Ruddington for 6 years and feel very much at home here now.  I am on the Pupils and Personnel committee. I have no business interests other than those associated with the school.

 

Gary Choo ( Governor)
I was appointed as a local authority Governor in 2014 after moving to Ruddington in 2011 from West Yorkshire. Education has been an extremely important part of my life. I was a school governor in Yorkshire for over eight years with the final three years as Chair. I hope to contribute to the running of the school by supporting the Head and Governing Body. I believe I can bring a wider perspective of education, based on my experience and senior management experience. I feel that I want to put something back into the community. I am a pharmacist by profession and also sing with the
Ruddington Community Choir. I have no business interest other than those associated with the school.
 

Sally Litchfield (Teacher Governor)

I am an Associate member and sit on the Strategic and Development Committee (SDC). I have been teaching for 17 years. I have a wide variety of teaching experience from Nursery to Year 6 and have held various positions of responsibility. I am the Deputy Headteacher and have responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Safeguarding. I teach Reception in Class 7. I have two young children that attend a local Primary school. I have no business interests other than those associated with the school.

Tom Flint (Governor) I am a parent governor.

I was brought up in Ruddington and attended both James Peacock and St Peters Schools. I joined the governing body as a parent governor in February 2016 and sit on the Finance and General Purposes and Strategic Development Committee.  I have a child in Year 1 and a two year old who will be hopefully be joining in the next year or two.

 
I am an experienced Professional Environmental Engineer, Project and Estates Manager but more generally am a typical and representative parent with an aim of supporting the school in the delivery of a successful strategy for sustained improvement and first rate education. 
I have no business interests connected with the school.
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