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Andrew Stammers - Chair of Governing Body

 

 

 

  • Charity Trustee Governor elected by Governing Body
  • Member of the Finance and Resources Committee
  • Date of Appointment  February  2020
  • Term of Office: October 2020-2024 (4 years)
  • Governor attendance  2020/2021: 10/10  full Governing Body and Committee Meetings (elected part way through year)
  • Trustee of the School Voluntary Fund
  • Register of interests: None Declared
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions - None

 

I believe passionately in the right of all children, irrespective of ability or disability, to be able to experience the best education that is available and have full access to opportunities for personal development.  My beliefs echo the school motto, “Inspiring success”.

My understanding is that Marjorie McClure provides this for local children across a broad spectrum of physical and mental disabilities.  I was really impressed during my recent visit by the professionalism and dedication of all of the staff.  It was also wonderful to have the opportunity to meet some of the pupils who are clearly benefiting from this supportive and inspirational environment.  I hope that I would be able to offer my skill set, experience and perspective as an external member of the team to help the Governing Body forward into the next exciting stage of its development.  You can be assured of my full commitment.

 

 

 

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Rebecca Cottage - Head Teacher

 

 

  • Member of the Governing Body by virtue of position in school
  • Member of the Finance and Resources Committee
  • Member of Learning, Development and Safeguarding Committee
  • Appointment in accordance with the governing body's instrument of Government
  • Term of Office: Since September 2019
  • Member of all Committees
  • Governor attendance :  2020/2021:  10/10  Governing Body and Committee Meetings
  • Trustee of the School Voluntary Fund
  • Register of interest: None declared
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

 

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Carol Robjohns 

 

 

  • Co-opted Governor – Co-opted Governor elected by Governing Body

  • Member of Learning, Development and Safeguarding Committee

  • Date of Appointment  September 2010

  • Term of Office:  September 2018 - 2022 (4 years)

  • Has responsibility for reviewing School Policies on behalf of the Governing Body

  • Governor attendance 2020/2021: 6/8 full Governing Body and Committee Meetings

  • Trustee of the School Voluntary Fund

  • Register of interests: None declared

  • Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

 

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The Reverend June Hurn

 

 

 

  • Partnership Governor – Co-opted Governor elected by Governing Body

  • Member of Learning and Development

  • Date of Appointment  Pre 2004

  • Term of Office: April 2020 - April 2024 (4 years)

  • Governor attendance 2020/2021: 6/7 full Governing Body and Committee Meetings

  • Trustee of the School Voluntary Fund

  • Register of interests: None declared

  • Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

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Ellen Worf

 

 

  • Teacher Governor - Co-opted Governor elected by Teacher Election

  • Member of Learning, Development and Safeguarding Committee

  • Date of Appointment September 2011

  • Term of Office: September 2018 -2022 (4 years)

  • Governor attendance 2020/2021 :7/7 full Governing Body and Committee Meetings

  • Trustee of the School Voluntary Fund

  • Register of interests: None declared

  • Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

 

“I would like to continue to support and develop the school aims, ethos and wellbeing by becoming a Teacher Governor.  I believe I can contribute a continuing development of a profession prospective to the educational issues and aid the development of understanding the role of teaching and learning within the school.“

 

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Kate Georgiev

 

 

  • Parent Governor elected by Parent Election
  • Member of Learning, Development and Safeguarding Committee
  • Date of Appointment October 2019 
  • Term of Office: October 2019 - 2023(4 years)
  • Governor attendance 2020/2021: 6/7 full Governing Body and Committee Meetings
  • Trustee of the School Voluntary Fund
  • Register of interests: None declared 
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

 

I wanted to become part of the governing body in order to support Marjorie McClure in continuing as the outstanding establishment which has provided a safe and happy learning environment for my son over the course of the last six years. As a former teacher, and with two daughters in mainstream school, I hope that I have a solid and well rounded understanding of the education system to offer. 

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Kieran Terry

 

Local Authority Governor

Member of the Finance and Resources Committee

Date of Appointment 1 October 2020

  • Governor attendance 2020/2021: 2/4 (Elected part way through the year) full Governing Body and Committee Meetings
  • Trustee of the School Voluntary Fund
  • Register of interests: None declared 
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

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Adil Ghani

 

  • Co-opted Governor elected by the Governing Body
  • Date of Appointment 10th January 2022
  • Term of Office : 10th January 2022 - 9th January 2026
  • Charity Trustee Governor elected by Governing Body
  • Trustee of the School Voluntary Fund
  • Register of interests: None Declared
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions - None

Statement:

I want to become a School Governor because I want to give back to my community. I have time, a unique experience and ideas to share, which I believe will benefit the school. I have been a trustee of a national charity called Panathlon Challenge since 2015; this has given me experience in the strategic management of an organisation that provides sporting opportunities to young people with disabilities at a national level.

 

I believe education is a vital apspect of any individual's life and it's the school's job to provide a high-quality education for their students. Schools should provide students with the life skills necessary to live and succeed beyond school. In recent years, some schools have overlooked the importance of teaching life skills in favour of academic success. I firmly believe that academic success and life skills must go hand in hand as doing one without the other can leave an individual's future compromised. Students living with disabilites can often be overlooked or their talents underestimated. The lack of opportunites can have a detrimental outcomes for the students, thus leaving them marginalised in wider society. As someone living with a disability, I want to ensure all students are afforded the best oppotunities to excel.

 

I have an affinity towards Marjorie McClure; having been a student from 2003 - 2014, I have a unique insight as I am an ex-sudent of the school and live with a disablity. This perspective, to my understanding is not currently represented on the board of governors.

 

I am passiionate about ensuring that young people with disabilities get the opportunities they need to be successful and should be taught how to advocate for themselves to get the support they may need to pursue and achieve their goals.

 

I believe I'm in a position to be able to relate to students, advocating for them with in-sight and appreciation of the challenges they face. Also understanding the barriers these students may face in life beyond school, I would like to help ensure students are well equipped to explore opportunities to excel without being limited by superficial perceptions of themselves and those from others.

 

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Tracey Dudley

 

  • Parent Governor elected by Parent Election 
  • Date of appointment 10th January 2022
  • Charity Trustee Governor elected by Governing Body
  • Trustee of the School Voluntary Fund
  • Register of Interests : None Declared
  • Governnance roles in other education instituations - None

 

 Statement:

I care about the pupils and staff at the school and would like the opportunity to be able to learn and contribute to the school and have an opinion and be involved working as a team to continue to maintain the level the school is at.

 

 

 

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Tracy Lelliott Clerk to the Governors appointed October 2020

 

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Governors No Longer Serving

 

Andy Stone

Louise Duffell 

Jackie Little 

Peter Knowles 

Denise James Mason 

Steve Scobie 

Harry Ward 

Kate Widgery

Cheryl Cosgrave

 

 

 

 

 

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