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.
Lisa Lister (Parent Governor)
I became a parent governor in November in 2017. I have lived in Ruddington for over 10 years and have two young children, the eldest of which is currently in reception.
I have worked in education since 2013 and am currently the Assistant Head Teacher at a Nottingham City Primary School. I have a wide teaching experience and secure understanding of the requirements and demands of education. I am keen to support James Peacock in ensuring every child within our local community receives a positive and successful start to their schooling career and I look forward to using my experience and knowledge to support the school in their development.
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.
Mr Jonathan Hamblett (Co-opted 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 (Co-opted 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, but I do sit on St Peters Junior school governing body in Ruddington. I do not have any personal relationships with any members of the school staff.
Mr Richard 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 five and the other in year seven. I have been involved in education for the last 35 years.
Karen Wilson (Co-opted Governor)
I am Vice Chair of the Governing Body and have been a governor for over four years at James Peacock school. I sit on the Pupils and Personnel committee. I have two children who have both attended the school. I am a Childcare and Education lecturer and teach on a range of Early Years courses as well as teaching on the Teaching Assistant courses, visiting a range of schools across the county. I feel that this experience, combined with the ability to reflect the views of parents/carers at the school, are important in this role. I have no additional business interests other than those of the school. I enjoy supporting the school in its sustained improvement and working closely, in conjunction with staff members and the rest of the governing body, to continually progress towards this.
Gary Choo ( Local Authority 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 the staff member and sit on the Strategic and Development Committee (SDC). I have been teaching for 19 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 in year one and nursery. I have two children that attend a local Primary and secondary school. I have no business interests other than those associated with the school.
Tom Flint (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 joined the governing body as a co-opted governor in November 2018, and sit on the Finance and General Purposes Committee. I have lived in and around Ruddington for the last 12 years, and have two daughters at James Peacock.
I work in the corporate banking division at Barclays, having joined the organisation in 2003. I aim to use my commercial and financial experience to help oversee the governance of the school, but equally I am a typical parent who wants the best for the children and wider Ruddington community.
I do not sit on any other governing bodies, and have no business interests connected with the school.