Governors

Governor Details
Orchard Lea Infant School
Introducing the Governors (September 2017)

Alison Pratt
(Headteacher)
I am lucky enough to have held the post of Headteacher at Orchard Lea Infant School since September 1996.  As you might expect, there have been many changes within education during this time, which we have embraced as a means of helping the school to move forwards and develop.  I consider it a privilege to have worked with such a talented team of teachers and a joy to have played a part in the lives of such wonderful children and their families.  The role is ever changing and the demands ever greater, but we all live in a world where nothing stands still for very long – we must always look to the future and what is best for the children in our care.
Janet Pidgeon
(Deputy Headteacher)
I have been an associate member of the governing body for eleven years, since becoming the deputy at the school in 2004. I became a full governor in February 2015 so have seen many changes over this period. It has been very rewarding working with other governors from different areas of our community. They always give such great commitment to our school.
Diane Summers (Vice Chair) I have been a parent governor since March 2014. I thoroughly enjoy being involved in the governing body and feel very proud to be part of such a great school where my children have, are currently, and will attend.
Robert Jupp (Chair) I have been a Local Authority Governor since 2009 and have been vice Chair. I now hold the post of Chair. As a Chartered Surveyor, I use my skills and knowledge to chair the various issues arising on the Buildings and Safety Committee to provide a good environment for the staff and children.  I have also chaired the Pay and Personnel Committee.  I am proud to work with such a happy and high achieving school.
Alistair Lance I currently sit on the Pay & Personnel Committee and have chaired the Finance Committee having been elected as a parent governor in December 2012.  I am a qualified  accountant working in industry and I am parent to two daughters both of whom are either currently attending or have attended the school
Reverend Tapani Simojoki This is my seventh year as a governor. I began as a parent governor, but for the past years I have served as a co-opted governor. It has been a privilege both to witness and help contribute to the excellent education being provided at the school.
Philip Jones I have been a governor at the school for over twelve years in two spells and have chaired for four years. It is an honour and a pleasure.  Seeing the children develop under such expert guidance is an inspiration.
Elizabeth Cripps I joined the Governing Body having gained experience in governance in another school. My children previously attended the school. I have now taken on the role of Safeguarding Governor, Development/Training Governor and Governor Forum representative. I have recently joined the Pay and Personnel Committee.
Lorraine Biddle I have recently joined the Governing Body and have taken on the role of Early Years and Numeracy Governor. I am a member of the Curriculum Committee.
Graham McKay I have recently joined the Governing Body and have taken on the role of SEN Governor. I have also joined the Curriculum Committee.
Uzma Barfoot I have recently joined the Governing Body and have taken on the role of Literacy Governor. I have also joined the Curriculum Committee and the Buildings & Safety Committee.

Orchard Lea Infant School

Governors’ Details Sep 1st 2015 – Aug 31st 2018

Name Category Appointed by Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership Specific Governor Responsibilities Notes/

Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

Alison Pratt HT n/a n/a Buildings & Safety Committee

Finance Committee

Curriculum Committee

Pay & Personnel Committee

Janet Pidgeon Co-opted GB 4 02/02/2019 Buildings & Safety Committee

Finance Committee

Curriculum Committee

ICT Governor
Ruth Whitaker Staff Staff 4 28/01/2016 Resigned September 2015
Margaret Robertson Co-opted GB 4 02/02/2019 Resigned August 2016
Diane Summers Parent Parents 4 12/03/2018 Finance Committee

Pay & Personnel Committee

HT PM Panel

Vice Chair of Governors

Parent Liaison Governor

Alistair Lance Co-opted GB 4 10/12/2016 Finance Committee

Pay & Personnel Committee

HT PM Panel

Robert Jupp Local Authority LA/GB 4 26/11/2016 Buildings & Safety Committee

Pay & Personnel Committee

Finance Committee

 

Chair of Governors

Health and Safety Governor

 

 

Orchard Lea Infant School

Governors’ Details Sep 1st 2015 – Aug 31st 2018 (continued)

N.B. The Governing Body underwent Reconstitution on 3rd February 2015

 

Name Category Appointed by Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership Specific Governor Responsibilities Notes/

Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

Leona Collins Co-opted GB 4 02/02/2019 Resigned 1/1/2016
Reverend Tapani Simojoki Co-opted GB 4 02/02/2019 Curriculum Committee

Buildings & Safety Committee

Able child Governor
Philip Jones Co-opted GB 4 02/02/2019 Curriculum Committee

Finance Committee

Race & Equality Governor
Elizabeth Cripps Co-opted GB 4 05/07/2020 Pay & Personnel Committee Safeguarding Governor

Governor Forum Representative

Reverend Garry Roberts Co-opted GB 4 05/07/2020 Resigned 31/1/2017
Lorraine Biddle Parent GB 4 22/11/2020 Curriculum Committee Numeracy Governor

Early Year Governor

Graham McKay Co-opted GB 4 26/07/2021 Curriculum Committee SEN Governor
Uzma Barfoot Co-opted GB 4 26/09/2021 Curriculum Committee

Buildings & Safety Committee

Literacy Governor

 

 

Orchard Lea Infant School

Register of Governors’ Interests Sep 1st 2015 – Aug 31st 2016

N.B. Business Interests are only registered where there is a possible conflict of interests in school matters

 

Name Name of Business

Including:

·         governor elsewhere (including school name)

·         related / married to member of staff (staff name)

·         employed at school

Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Appointment or Acquisition Date of Cessation of Interest Date of Entry
Alison Pratt Headteacher at the school
Janet Pidgeon Deputy Headteacher at the school
Ruth Whitaker Admin Officer at the school
Margaret Robertson Nil
Margaret Addis Teaching Assistant/Librarian at the school
Diane Summers Intertek Consultancy Energy and Water Consultancy Services Employee April 2004 22/9/2015
Alistair Lance Nil
Robert Jupp Jupp Building Consultancy Building Consultancy Director October 2011 N/A 22/9/2015
Leona Collins Nil
Reverend Tapani Simojoki Nil
Philip Jones Nil
Elizabeth Cripps Nil
Reverend Garry Roberts Married to Mrs Roberts, employed as a lunchtime supervisor at the school 5/7/2016

 

 

Orchard Lea Infant School

Governor Attendance Sep 1st 2015 – Aug 31st 2016

Full Governing Body

Meetings

Buildings Committee

Meetings

Curriculum Committee

Meetings

Finance Committee

Meetings

Pay & Personnel Committee

Meetings

Name Sched Attended % Att Sched* Attended % Att Sched* Attended % Att Sched* Attended % Att Sched* Attended % Att
Alison Pratt 6 5 83% 5 5 100% 5 5 100% 5 5 100% 3 3 100%
Janet Pidgeon 6 6 100% 5 1 20% 5 4 80% 5 3 60%
Ruth Whitaker 1 1 100% 1 1 100%
Margaret Robertson 6 5 83% 5 4 80%
Diane Summers 6 6 100% 5 5 100% 3 3 100%
Alistair Lance 6 6 100% 4 1 25% 5 4 80% 3 3 100%
Robert Jupp 6 4 67% 5 5 100% 3 3 100%
Leona Collins 2 1 50% 1 1 100% 1 1 100%
Reverend Tapani Simojoki 6 5 83% 4 4 100% 5 1 20%
Philip Jones 6 6 100% 5 5 100% 5 5 100% 5 4 80%
Elizabeth Cripps 1 1 100%
Reverend Garry Roberts 1 1 100%

*Sched = number of meetings a governor was scheduled to attend.  The governor may have only been a committee member for part of a year, or invited to specific meetings.