searchcta-arrowcallemail maps-and-flagscta-arrow calendarchildren news-events attendancekey-infosearch our-schoollinkonline-paymentshomeparents translatearrowcancel
Google Translate
Close
Google Search
Close
School Logo

Clowne Junior School

Working together for success and happiness

Governor Profiles

Name:

Penny – Chair of Governor

Reason for joining:

The school’s programme of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) will be embedded within the school’s Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum (PSHE). It is supported by the school’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) provision as well as the Science Curriculum.

Background:

 I work fulltime and have skills in Project Management, People Management, IT, Data Security, Audit and Finance. My career has spanned Automotive Engineering, Petrochemical and Banking & Finance.

Interests:

I have a husband, a grown-up son and a big friendly dog and spend much of my time working on our house or in the garden. I am passionate about improving the access to IT in school and helping pupils become more than users of technology.

 

Name:

Emma – Vice Chair of Governor

Reason for joining:

I have 3 children, one of whom is a previous student and one a current. I have worked in schools in pastoral care for many years. I have a passion for ensuring that all children have access to good quality education and have adults who genuinely care for their whole wellbeing involved in that.

Background:

I have lived in the area for 25 years and worked at the local secondary school for a number of these years.  I have experience in banking/finance, crime, policing and the prison service, retail, and pastoral care in secondary education.  I am also a serving magistrate.

Interests:

I enjoy gaming, crafts including crochet and jewellery making, and am a keen reader of crime novels and biographies.  I love musical theatre and I am addicted to learning, always finding new courses and qualifications to develop my skills.

 

Name:

Kim – Parent Governor

Reason for joining:

Having two young children, one currently at the juniors and one at the infants, I am passionate about working with the school to drive forward opportunities and make improvements for the children of Clowne.  Knowing lots of parents, I feel I have a strong vibe of how they are feeling and can promote views of both parents and school to achieve the best for all.

Background:

I have lived in Clowne my whole life and have always taken an interest and participated in community events.  I am an experienced primary school teacher working within a multi-academy trust. I am currently a phase leader responsible for Year 3 and Year 4 at Brimington Junior School.  I have taken on many roles whilst working at my school, giving me the skills to be a critical friend and share ideas with Clowne through my role as governor.

Interests:

Yoga, Theatre, Holidays, socialising with family and friends, participating in family life.

 

Name:

Alison – Co-opted Governor

Reason for joining:

As a parent of a daughter in Year 3, I am keen to have a positive impact on the opportunities the wider school community has.  It is imperative that there is a positive link between parents, staff and the governing body of the school, and I will work tirelessly to ensure that this is the case. As a teacher in a secondary school, I believe I can also bring valuable experience to both the pastoral and academic systems of the school.

Background:

I was raised in Clowne and following University, I worked in the financial services industry in London before I trained to teach Geography, a subject that I have always been immensely passionate about since my own schooling.  Having worked in schools in London and Rotherham, holding various roles of responsibility both curriculum and pastoral-based, I have taught Geography at Shirebrook Academy since 2018, where I have enjoyed the challenge of playing a transformative role within the department.

Interests:

I have two children and have been passionate to instil a love of travelling whenever time allows. Otherwise, I love socialising with my family and friends, walking, reading and going to the gym.

 

Name:

Laura – Staff Governor

Reason for joining:

After settling into my teaching career, I decided that I wanted to explore other avenues to help Clowne Junior School and to have a deeper understanding of the workings of the school that I work in, whilst further developing my own skillset.

Background:

I began my teaching career at Clowne Junior School in September 2015 as a Newly Qualified Teacher after receiving my teaching degree and qualified teacher status from Birmingham City University. My journey began in Year 6 where I taught for 5 years and I most recently moved to Year 5. My roles and responsibilities include being the school’s Writing Subject Lead; Educational Visits Coordinator (EVC) who oversees and coordinates risk assessments for trips and part of the school’s governing body.

Interests:

I enjoy watching and taking part in a variety of sports particularly netball and swimming; I thoroughly enjoy visiting different places UK & abroad and love socialising with family and friends.

 

Name:

Peter – Co-opted Governor

Reason for joining:

I have lived in Clowne for 30 years, my two daughters went to the infants and junior schools, my granddaughter is currently in the infant’s school. I am retired and have the time to make a contribution.   

Background:

I worked in manufacturing and logistics up to and including the Board level. I have a good all-round knowledge of the key functions of running a business. I would like to contribute to the support and encouragement of the Headteacher and staff to help them enrich the lives and futures of children.

Interests:

My family, walking, GOLF, most sports and now Clowne junior school

 

Name:

Charlotte – Headteacher

Reason for joining:

As Headteacher, it is vital that there is a good relationship between the school and the Governors.  It is my responsibility to ensure that the governors have a true picture of the school’s priorities so that they can challenge performance and make good strategic choices.

Background:

I moved to Clowne in 2016 and love living here.  Professionally, I came to Clowne Juniors for a new challenge.  My previous headship had been at a smaller Sheffield junior school which I moved from requires improvement to good OFSTED category.  I will work tirelessly to ensure that Clowne Junior School pupils thrive, through receiving the best education and nurture possible.

Interests:

I am a passionate reader and love to go to gastro/Michelin starred restaurants with my husband.

When I get the chance, I enjoy challenging myself with extreme events such as sky diving.  I have also completed the 3 peaks challenge.

 

Name:

Andy S – Deputy Headteacher & Associate Governor

Reason for joining:

As part of my role in the school, I feel it is important to have a clear understanding of all aspects of school life. I work closely alongside the Headteacher making key decisions on many aspects of the running of the school and feel that challenge from governors is vital for school improvement. My drive is to improve opportunities for children in Clowne to achieve and fulfil their potential.

Background:

I have worked in education for 9 years and been a member of SLT at a large Junior School for 5 years before taking on the role of Deputy Headteacher at Clowne Juniors. My roles and responsibilities have involved curriculum design and implementation, coaching and improving teaching and learning and forming pupil leadership groups across the school.

Interests:

City breaks, cycling, walking, reading (mainly crime fiction), football, and cricket (watching, playing and coaching), cooking.

Top