Simmondley

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  Simmondley Primary School

The Governing Body of Simmondley Primary School

The Governor body of Simmondley Primary School, have overall and legal responsibility for the school including the school performance and for setting its policies. The Governors power and authority is given to them by the Local Authority in a document called the "Instrument of Government". The Governors are the ultimate school authority and a formal complaint or grievance will be escalated to the Governors in the event that the Headteacher is unable to resolve the situation. The many aspects of the day-to-day management of the school are delegated to the Headteacher, although Governors involve themselves as much as possible.

The Governors work through the committees covering Curriculum, Personnel, Finance, Premises, Health and Safety, and Marketing. The Governing Body as a whole meets at least once each term. Dates of meetings and links to the archive of minutes of part 1 of our formal full Governing Body meetings are near the end of this page.

Governors can be contacted via the School Office. The Chair of Governors has a dedicated email address and should you need to get in contact the school office will assist you in providing the information.

Simmondley Primary school Governing body consists of 13 governors, there are 5 types of governor:

The normal term of office for a school governor is 4 years.


Becky Cahill
Date of Appointment24/04/2018
Term of Office23/04/2022
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByParents / Headteacher
Relevant Business InterestN/A
Other Governance RolesN/A
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings05/09/18
Committee MemberResources Committee

Mille Crosse
Date of Appointment24/04/2018
Term of Office23/04/2022
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByParents / Headteacher
Relevant Business InterestN/A
Other Governance RolesN/A
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings05/09/18
Committee MemberResources Committee



Debbie Greaves
Date of Appointment01/09/2011
Term of OfficeN/A
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByN/A
Relevant Business InterestNone
Other Governance RolesNone
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings11/10/16 15/11/16 17/01/17 14/03/17 04/04/17 23/05/17 27/06/17 26/09/17 21/11/17 22/01/18 25/04/18 05/09/18
Committee MemberTeaching and Learning Committee



Paul WinterbottomVice Chair
Date of Appointment14/04/2015
Term of Office13/04/2019
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByFull Governing Body
Relevant Business InterestNone
Other Governance RolesNone
Related to Other Governors or School StaffSue Worrall (TA) is my Sister-in-Law
Attendance at Meetings11/10/16 15/11/16 17/01/17 14/03/17 04/04/17 23/05/17 27/06/17 26/09/17 21/11/17 22/01/18 25/04/18 05/09/18
Committee MemberResources Committee (Chair)

Lesley Acton
Date of Appointment14/04/2015
Term of Office13/04/2019
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByFull Governing Body
Relevant Business InterestNone
Other Governance RolesNone
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings11/10/16 15/11/16 17/01/17 14/03/17 04/04/17 27/06/17 23/05/17 26/09/17 21/11/17 22/01/18 25/04/18 05/09/18
Committee MemberTeaching and Learning Committee

Ken ClarkVice Chair
Date of Appointment14/11/2016
Term of Office13/11/2020
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByFull Governing Body
Relevant Business InterestMember of the School Teachers Review Body
Other Governance RolesNone
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings11/10/16 15/11/16 17/01/17 14/03/17 04/04/17 23/05/17 27/06/17 26/09/17 21/11/17 22/01/18 25/04/18 05/09/18
Committee MemberTeaching and Learning Committee

Natalie Hazelhurst
Date of Appointment17/01/2017
Term of Office16/01/2021
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByFull Governing Body
Relevant Business InterestNone
Other Governance RolesNone
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings14/03/17 04/04/17 23/05/17 27/06/17 26/09/17 21/11/17 22/01/18 25/04/18 05/09/18
Committee MemberResources Committee

Mike Tomlinson
Date of Appointment14/03/2017
Term of Office13/03/2021
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByFull Governing Body
Relevant Business InterestNone
Other Governance RolesNone
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings14/03/17 04/04/17 23/05/17 27/06/17 26/09/17 21/11/17 22/01/18 25/04/18 05/09/18
Committee MemberResources Committee

Sarah Handley
Date of Appointment14/03/2017
Term of Office13/03/2021
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByFull Governing Body
Relevant Business InterestNone
Other Governance RolesNone
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings14/03/17 04/04/17 23/05/17 27/06/17 26/09/17 21/11/17 22/01/18 25/04/18 05/09/18
Committee MemberResources Committee



Martin JollyChair of Governors
Date of Appointment25/04/2018
Term of Office24/04/2022
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByLocal Authority
Relevant Business InterestNone
Other Governance RolesNone
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings05/09/18
Committee MemberTeaching and Learning Committee (Chair)



Gill Ellison
Date of Appointment18/03/2015
Term of Office17/03/2019
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByN/A
Relevant Business InterestRelated to Mr C Ellison who works in school as an art specialist and a supply teacher.
Other Governance RolesNone
Related to Other Governors or School StaffRelated to Mr C Ellison who works in school as an art specialist and a supply teacher.
Attendance at Meetings11/10/16 15/11/16 17/01/17 14/03/17 04/04/17 23/05/17 27/06/17 26/09/17 21/11/17 22/01/18 25/04/18 05/09/18
Committee MemberTeaching and Learning Committee






Sarah Bradley
Date of Appointment08/05/2018
Term of Office07/05/2019
Date Stepped DownN/A
Appointed ByDerbyshire County Council
Relevant Business InterestN/A
Other Governance RolesN/A
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings05/09/18
Committee MemberN/A



Chandra WoodChair of Governors
Date of Appointment14/11/2016
Term of Office13/11/2020
Date Stepped Down31/07/2018
Appointed ByFull Governing Body
Relevant Business InterestNone
Other Governance RolesSEN Governor, Lead Safeguarding Governor
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings11/10/16 15/11/16 17/01/17 14/03/17 04/04/17 23/05/17 27/06/17 26/09/17 21/11/17 22/01/18 25/04/18
Committee MemberN/A

Martin JollyCo-opted Governor
Date of Appointment17/01/2017
Term of Office16/01/2021
Date Stepped Down25/04/2018 (Became LA Governor)
Appointed ByFull Governing Body
Relevant Business InterestNone
Other Governance RolesNone
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings14/03/17 04/04/17 23/05/17 27/06/17 26/09/17 21/11/17 22/01/18 25/04/18
Committee MemberN/A

Sue WillettClerk to Governors
Date of Appointment14/12/2017
Term of Office13/12/2018
Date Stepped Down08/05/2018
Appointed ByDerbyshire County Council
Relevant Business InterestN/A
Other Governance RolesI have been a school Governor at St Anne’s School, Lydgate for the past 2 years, and I am also the secretary for St Anne’s Church, Lydgate Parish Church Council. I am also the Clerk to the Governors at Charlesworth School.
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings22/01/18 25/04/18
Committee MemberN/A

Sarah BradleyClerk to Governors
Date of Appointment01/03/2017
Term of Office31/03/2018
Date Stepped Down14/12/2017
Appointed ByDerbyshire County Council
Relevant Business InterestN/A
Other Governance RolesN/A
Related to Other Governors or School StaffNo
Attendance at Meetings14/03/17 04/04/17 23/05/17 27/06/17 26/09/17 21/11/17
Committee MemberN/A





The minutes of Full Governing Body meetings can be viewed in school via prior appointment.



Our Awards

OFSTED Eco-Schools Bronze Award Science & Engineering Week Award Forest School Food Hygiene Rating 5 The University of Manchester

Our Aims

The aims of the school are:

Our Objectives

The objectives of the school are: