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Meet the Governors

Name

Mr Richard Lilley

 

Governor Category

Principal

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Date joining Governing Body

1 Sept 2004

Current Term of Office

Ex-officio - automatically appointed to Governors when taking up post of Principal

Register of Interests and other Positions held

I am (no benefit) member director of Bassetlaw Primary Behaviour Partnership Ltd – a company dedicated to the behaviour support of schools in the Bassetlaw Area.

My nephew is MD of Notts Training Group Ltd - a training provider that provides apprentices and adult students to the Academy.

 

Committees

Member of the School Improvement Committee

 

Lead Monitoring Role

Data Analysis

Joint responsibility - Health and Safety

 

Other Link Roles

 

 

Relationships between Governors and School Staff

 

 

 I joined the Governing Body when I was appointed to the post of headteacher of Ryton Park Primary School in 2004.

My role is to provide the Governing Body with information which they can use to help them carry out their role as strategic leaders. Including the school improvement, pupil performance, staffing, site matters and budget information.

 I work closely with the Chair of the Full Governing Body in particular in support of their preparation for meetings. Additionally, I liaise with the specific link governors during their monitoring visits to the Academy.

I am married, have lived and worked in Worksop for the majority of my life and live near to the school. I enjoy my role and feel privileged to work with a very committed team and serve the young people who are taught at the Academy. My interests are gardening and watching films.

Personal Statement

As a local boy who attended Ryton Park as a child, I feel that I have a special connection with the school. I am dedicated to making a difference to the way children are nurtured and given the right teaching opportunities in school. 

 

 

 

Name

Mrs Emma Rodgers

 

 

Governor Category

Vice-Principal / Staff Governor

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Date joining Governing Body

1 Sept 2014

Current Term of Office

31/10/2022

Register of Interests and other Positions held

N/A

 

Committees

Member of the School Improvement Committee and Finance and Personnel Committee

 

Lead Monitoring Role

Joint responsibility for

Teaching and Learning

Accelerated Reading

Other Link Roles

 

 

Relationships between Governors and School Staff

 

Interests

 I joined the Governing Body when I was appointed to the post of Vice Principal. My role is to provide the Governing Body with information which they can use to help them carry out their role as strategic leaders.  

 I work closely with the Principal and Chair of the Full Governing Body in particular in support of their preparation for meetings. Additionally, I liaise with the specific link governors during their monitoring visits to school, especially pertaining to Higher Ability Attainment, Year 6 Statutory Assessments and English.

I am married, have lived and worked in Worksop for the majority of my life and have two children.

Personal Statement

 

 

Name

Susan Cutts

Governor Category

Community

Appointed by

Governing Body

Date joining Governing Body

1/11/2014

Current Term of Office

31/10/2018 - 31/10/2022

Register of Interests and other Positions held

Chair of Governors

Trustee

Committees

SIP, F&P and Audit Committees

Lead Monitoring Role

Attendance

Other Link Roles

Performance Management

Relationships between Governors and School Staff

My Grand-daughter  is one of the Midday Supervisors / TAs and  at the Academy

Interests

My Family

Education

Reading

Most Crafts

Gardening

Computing / ICT

Personal Statement

I have lived and worked in Worksop most of my life, with a short time spent working away with the WRAC (Women’s Royal Army Core).

Education has always been important to me and I believe that with a good educational start in life, children can achieve their very best.  I am a believer in Lifelong Learning, receiving a degree myself in 2011.

I have supported my community for many years and have had links with the school and its outside community for over 20+ years.  All six of my Grandchildren have attended the school within this time.

Name:

 

 

 

Philip Gawthorpe

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Category

Partnership

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Date joining Governing Body

1/11/2014

Current Term of Office

31/10/2018-31/10/22

Register of Interests and other Positions held

Trustee

 

Committees

Chair of School Improvement Committee

Finance Committee

Audit Committee

Lead Monitoring Role

Safeguarding

Other Link Roles

 

Relationships between Governors and School Staff

None

Interests

I have a passion for the great outdoors and love walking and all things ‘country’. I continue to play sports particularly field hockey but enjoy skiing and most forms of sporting activities.

Cars and all things mechanical have a fascination for me and act as a foil to my every day job which I enjoy enormously but which can become very intense.

Personal Statement

I was educated in Worksop at the former Winifred Portland Technical Grammar School – now Outwood Portland Academy!  Having moved away from Worksop in my late teens I returned to take up my first teaching post in Worksop in 1976 and have remained a resident of Worksop ever since. I have taught in many schools around the area the last being as Head of a special school in Rotherham. I currently work as an education advisor helping to provide alternative educational provision for those students for whom a mainstream placement is not suitable.

I am committed to providing the least restrictive educational environment for all students to allow them to flourish and thrive in a positive environment. To this end I am committed to Sparken Hill Academy which I hope will be a shining beacon of educational provision for the community we serve.

 

Name

 

Annette Phillipson 

Governor Category

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Date joining Governing Body

3 December 2015

Current Term of Office

17.12.2022

Register of Interests and other Positions held

None

Committees

F&P, Audit, SI Committee, Vice Chair

Lead Monitoring Role

Vice Chair, SEN / Health and Safety

Other Link Roles

 

Relationships between Governors and School Staff

None

Interests

Originally from March in Cambridgeshire, I moved to Worksop in 1997.  I am married to Simon and we have 3 sons who are currently in Year 7, Year 6 and Year 4.

After almost 5 years as a Parent Governor and Vice-Chair at another local school, I moved my children to Sparken Hill Academy in 2014.  I regularly listen to children read in school and have a keen interest in Maths.

I enjoy regular days out as a family to a wide variety of places.  I have a keen interest in cooking, particularly baking.

I also enjoy going to the Theatre and to see live music events.

Personal Statement

I want to make a difference so that the children in school are given the best opportunities possible.  Children deserve the right to be the very best they can be, given the right teaching and nurtured to achieve their dreams.

Name

Urshula Flower       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Category

Staff

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Date joining Governing Body

18/12/2018

Current Term of Office

17/12/2022

Register of Interests and other Positions held

 

Committees

SIP

Lead Monitoring Role

 

Other Link Roles

Support Staff, SIP, 

Relationships between Governors and School Staff

 

Interests

I am a mother of 2 and a member of the admin team working in the school.

Personal Statement

I want to make a difference and be a positive part of childrens’ development and a voice for support staff.

Name

Sue Sparks       

 

Governor Category

Co-opted

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Date joining Governing Body

06/07/17

Current Term of Office

06/07/2021

Register of Interests and other Positions held

 

Committees

Member of SIP Commitee

 

 

Lead Monitoring Role

Monitoring Behaviour 

Other Link Roles

 

Relationships between Governors and School Staff

 

Interests

 

Personal Statement

 

Name

Councillor John Shephard

Governor Category

Co-opted

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Date joining Governing Body

1-11-14

Current Term of Office

31-10-18

Register of Interests and other Positions held

Bassetlaw District Councillor, Worksop SE Ward (Labour Party)

Committees

-

Lead Monitoring Role

-

Other Link Roles

-

Relationships between Governors and School Staff

None

Interests

Retired College Lecturer.

Part-time employment with various FE awarding bodies.  36 years of employment in education.  I have considerable experience and interest in education.

Personal Statement

I am a governor because I want the best possible education and life choices for the young people in the Ward I represent – Worksop South East – including Manton.

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