Governors

Welcome to Baston CE School and to the Governors’ section of the School’s website. As a Church of England school, everything we do is grounded in our Christian values. We believe that the caring and nurturing environment at Baston School encourages the development of an all-round individual, with each child being encouraged to realise their full potential.

Our vision, as a team, is to challenge and support our church school to provide inspirational education to empower everyone to dream, thrive and achieve.

As a governing body we take the safeguarding of all our pupils and staff very seriously and as such all of our governors have undergone an enhanced DBS check.

We also encompass our responsibilities with regard to community cohesion by working as a cluster with seven local schools to maximise the benefits of shared resources and expertise.

Below you can see who our governors are, and what roles they fulfil.

We look forward to meeting you at one of the numerous school events and wish your child every happiness and success at Baston School.  

To contact the governors please email bpsclerktogovernors@baston.lincs.sch.uk

MEET OUR GOVERNORS

Rebecca Mills (Staff Governor), Headteacher. I have been headteacher at Baston CE Primary School since September 2013. I am a member of all governing body committees and together we share a very strong vision for our school and our pupils.  I am passionate about the personal development and academic progress of every child in our school and I truly value the time I spend working within our Governing Body to ensure that our school achieves its very best.

Jean Cross (Foundation Governor), Chair of Governors. I have been a member of the Governing Body at Baston CE Primary School since December 2009 and was elected as Chair of Governors in July 2013.  I have been involved in education all my working life and have specific expertise in Special Educational Needs. As Chair, I have the overall responsibility of leading the governing body to ensure that it fulfils all of the statutory responsibilities and that all our children are educated to achieve their potential within a safe, happy environment.  Together with the Headteacher, staff and the Governing Body, we ensure that Christian values remain at the heart of the school. 

Simon Gledhill (LEA Governor), Vice-Chair of Governors; Chair of Pupil Support, Community and Leadership Committee. I was appointed to the Governing Body in June 2012 and was elected Vice-Chair of the Governing Body in July 2015. I am a Foster Carer and also an Independent Member of Fostering and Adoption Panels. Currently, I am studying towards a degree in Social Work whilst also volunteering in KingsGate Community Church's office during the week. I have specialist knowledge of Safeguarding.

Kerry Bedford (Co-opted Governor), Chair of Finance Committee. I have been on the Governing Body since November 2008. Initially, I was a parent governor but was elected as a co-opted governor in July 2014.  I have two boys who both attended Baston School; they are now both in secondary education. I am an accountant and bring my financial expertise to the finance committee. 

Emily Walker (Parent Governor), Vice-Chair of Education, Achievement and Quality of Teaching Committee.  I was elected as a governor in March 2012. My current role as an Assistant Head Teacher at a local school, and my prior experience in a range of educational settings, provides me with the skills and knowledge to support and challenge the school on matters relating to education.  In addition, I have a vested interest in the school as my children currently attend.  This supports me in my understanding of where parental concerns may arise.

Katie Nicol (Co-opted Governor). I was appointed to the Governing Body in February 2012.  I'm a Construction Project Manager in my day job and use the problem solving and management skills from that position to bring to my role as a governor at Baston. I enjoy being able to support our school, staff and our children.  I live in Baston and my eldest son attends the school. 

Sarah Dickson (Staff Governor) was appointed in July 2016.  I am currently Deputy Head, Year 6 Class Teacher and SENDCo. As part of the Education Committee I offer an insight into the teaching aspects for the whole school and the planning, monitoring and assessment process that we undertake in order to provide pupils full access to the National Curriculum. As SENDCo I work closely with the governor responsible for SEND and provide updates of all SEND pupils, training and meetings held with pupils and parents. I ensure personalised learning is available for all children at Baston CE Primary School in order for everyone to 'dream, thrive and achieve'. 

Rhiannon Pinder (Co-opted Governor), Chair of Education, Achievement and Quality of Teaching Committee. I was appointed to the Governing Body in December 2014. My work experience includes many years as a Business Analyst and a year as a secondary Mathematics teacher. I have two children currently in a local secondary school. I am interested in education matters and the changes in government policies and, for that reason, wanted to be involved, as a governor, with a local school.

Rev. Neil Knox (Foundation Governor). I joined the Governing Body in December 2014.  I bring 25 years of senior leadership experience from the public and private sectors specialising in strategy, finance and performance management. I seek to ensure the links between the church and school remain strong and Christian values remain at the heart of the school’s ethos.

Scott Rendle (Co-Opted Governor), Vice Chair of the Finance Committee. I was appointed to the Governing Body in April 2016. I am a retired headteacher from a large primary school in Cambridgeshire. The school I ran was financially autonomous, so I bring relevant financial knowledge as well as management skills. Prior to teaching, I worked for nearly two decades as a marine engineer.

Patricia Barnett (Parent Governor), Vice Chair of Pupil Support, Community and Leadership Committee. I was elected in October 2015.  I live locally and have a child in year 2 at the school. 

Suzanne Arnold, Clerk to the Governors. I work as Clerk to Governors, through Peterborough City Council’s Clerking Service. I have been working for the Peterborough Clerking Service since 2004 and am currently Clerk to the Governors in several schools and academies. I also work part time for Peterborough Governor Services, with responsibilities for planning and delivering professional development sessions for clerks and for delivery of training sessions for new governors. I am an assessor for The Accredited Clerk Award and am a consultant trainer for the National Governors Association, for delivery of the National Clerks Development Programme.

Governor Register of Interests for 2016 / 2017 (updated October 2016)

 

Name of Governor

Business / Pecuniary Interests

Other Educational Establishments Governed

Relationships with School Staff

 

 

 

 

Mrs Patricia Barnett

none declared

none declared

none declared

Mrs Kerry Bedford

none declared

none declared

none declared

Mrs Jean Cross

Trustee of Lafargue and Yeomans Charity

none declared

none declared

Mrs Sarah Dickson

none declared

none declared

none declared

Mr Simon Gledhill

none declared

none declared

none declared

Revd. Neil Knox

none declared

none declared

none declared

Mrs Rebecca Mills

none declared

none declared

none declared

Mrs Katie Nicol

none declared

none declared

none declared

Mrs Rhiannon Pinder

none declared

none declared

none declared

Mr Scott Rendle

none declared

none declared

none declared

Mrs Emily Walker

none declared

none declared

none declared

 

  1. Copy of Governor Attendance 2015 to 2016