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Meet the Governing Body

catherinepatel

Catherine Patel – Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities – Chair of Governors, Contact for Governor Training, Governor for the Arts

Background – Parent with a child at Upperthong and a child now at Holmfirth High School. Primary & Adult Education and Training, with specialisms in Art, Psychology and Wellbeing. Governor since 2009. Current term of office 01.04.15 –31.03.19

Carolyn Littlewood  –  Head Teacher/Staff Governor

Responsibilities:Member of Resources Committee & Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Background – See Staff section. Governor since 2008.

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Diane Clarkson - Staff Governor

Responsibilities: Member of Resources Committee

Background – Senior Teaching Assistant in Year 4 with additional responsibility for Special Educational Needs. See Staff section. Term of office 14.01.14 – 13.01.18

Kate Brentley-Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities: Member of Resources Committee, Parent with a child at Upperthong. Manager of a Primary Care company and have worked in Early Intervention and community services.I enjoy nothing more than getting out into the great outdoors  with my family and our dog Elvis. Governor from November 2016-November 2020

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Alan Roe – Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities-Enterprise Governor,Member of Resources Committee

Background – Parent a child at Upperthong and one at Holmfirth High School. Higher/Further Education Lecturer in  Employee Relations, Trade Union Education. Governor since 2012. Parent Governor Oct 2012-Oct 2016 . Co-opted Governor November 2016-November 2020

Sarah Smith – Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities - Vice-Chair of Governors, Governor for Safeguarding,Child Protection & PREVENT, Looked After Children Governor. Governor for Humanities

Member of Resources Committee and Appraisal Committee

Background – Career within HR and in-house recruitment, Governor since 2013. Current term of office ends March 2019.

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Kate Piatt - Associate Member

Background – Deputy Head Teacher, Year 6 Teacher, Deputy Safeguarding Lead. See Staff page.

Responsibilties: Member of Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Governor since 2014.

Sarah Wilson – Co-opted Governor (Staff)

Responsibilties: Member of Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Background – Reception Class teacher. See Staff section.

Governor since 2014. Current term of office 01.04.15 – 31.03.19

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Steph Parker – Parent Governor                                          

Responsibilities - Member of Standards & Effectiveness Committee & Appraisal ommittee, Early Years Governor, Governor with Responsibility for English, Language &Communication. Background - Director of exhibitions and publishing company, enjoys outdoor time with Family. Parent with a child at Upperthong. Term of office 27.10.15 - 26.10.19

Andrew Hogley – Parent Governor

Background – a Financial Analyst who also enjoys cycling, gardening and rowing.

Responsibilities- Member of Standards & Effectiveness Committee, Governor for Special Needs & Equality, Governor for Maths and Science

Also Governor at Netherthong Primary School. Parent with children at Upperthong.

Governor here since 2016. Term of office 24.02.16 – 23.02.20

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Jon Eastwell - Parent Governor

Responsibilities - Member of Resources Committee, Health & Safety Governor, Governor for Physical,      Personal, Social and Health education( PPSHE)

Background - Parent with four children at Upperthong and one now at Holmfirth High School.

Member of Cabin Crew with British Airways for 27 years and loyal Luton Town supporter. Term of office 29.10.15 – 28.10.19

Charles King-Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilties: Member of Standards & Effeciveness Committee

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Kath Kerr-Co-Opted Governor                                                                                     

Responsibilities: Member Governor since October 2016 and until October 2020

Liz Bramley-Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities: Member of Resources Committee Governor from Ocotber 2016 until         October  2020

Background: I have lived in Upperthong  for over 20 years and have 2 children who have     been pupils at Upperthong School and loved it. It is therefore lovely for me to be part of         the school again! I have spent over 30 years working with adults and young people In the     criminal justice system, and am a qualified adult trainer and coach, with plenty of experience  of safeguarding children. I look forward to using my experiences  in  the governor setting.

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Julie Harris-Parent Governor

Responsibilities: TBC

Background: Parent of a child at Upperthong. Clinical Safety Consultant who enjoys family time, beekeeping and singing. Parent Governor Term of Office 15/11/2016 to 14/11/2020.

Governors who have stood down 2015-16

Name Term of office Typr of Governor Committee roles
Garry Palin 15.02.14 - 17.09.15 Parent Governor Member - Performance & Improvement Committee and Learning, Behaviour, Health & Safety Committee
David Amies 01.11.11 - 30.10.15 Parent Governor Chair - Resources Committee, Member - Performance & Improvement
Mark Hoath 17.10.11 - 15.01.16 LA Governor Chair - Appraisal Committee, Member - Performance & Improvement Committee
Abbey Hill (formerly Abbey Clark) 03.11.18 - 18.01.16 Co-opted Governor Member - Learning, Behaviour, Health & Safety Committee
Steve Pryke 05.12.13 - 18.01.16 Parent Governor Member - Performance & Improvement Committee and Resources Committee
Yvonne Coldwell 12.01.16 - 19.02.16 LA Governor Member - Resources Committee

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings

Name Start Date End Date Governor type Responsibility Meetings attended
          21/9/16 9/11/16 18/1/17 8/3/17 24/5/17 12/7/17
Mrs C Patel (Chair) 31.3.15 30.3.19 Co-Opted Governor Training Contact, The Arts Y Y Y Y    
Mrs S Smith (vice chair 31.3.15 30.3.19 Co-Opted Safeguarding/Prevent
Looked after children
Humanities
Y Y Y Y    
Mr A Roe 9.11.16 8.11.20 Co-Opted Enterprise Y N Y Y    
Mr A Hogley 24.2.16 23.2.20 Parent Special Needs, Equality
Maths and science
Y Y Y Y    
Mr J Eastwell 29.10.15 28.10.19 Parent Health and Safety
Personal, Physical, Social, Health Education
Y Y Y Y    
Mrs S Parker 27.10.15 26.10.19 Parent Early Years
English, Communication & Language
Y N Y N    
Mrs K Kerr 7.10.16 6.10.20 Co-Opted   - Y N Y    
Mrs E Bramley 7.10.16 6.10.20 Co-Opted   - Y Y N    
Mrs J Harris 9.11.16 8.11.20 Parent   - Y Y Y    
Mrs K Brentley 9.11.16 8.11.20 Parent   - Y Y N    
Mr C King 19.5.16 18.5.20 Co-Opted   Y Y Y Y    
Miss Sarah Wilson 31.3.15 30.3.19 Staff   Y N Y N    
Mrs Diane Clarkson 20.1.13 19.1.17 Staff   Y N Y Y    
Mrs C Littlewood     Head   Y Y Y Y    
Mrs K Piatt     Associate   Y Y Y Y    

Committees

Standards & Effectiveness

Meetings Attended

Resources (inc pay)

Meetings Attended

Appraisal

Meetings Attended

1/11/16

11/1/17

26/4/17

10/10/16

29/11/17

7/2/17

15/11/16

29/3/17

 

Andrew Hogley

Y

Y

Y

Sarah Smith

Y

Y

Y

Sarah Smith

Y

Y

 

Catherine Patel

Y

Y

Y

Jon Eastwell

Y

N

N

Steph Parker

Y

Y

 

Charles King

Y

Y

Y

Alan Roe

Y

Y

Y

Charles King

Y

Y

 

Kate Piatt

Y

Y

Y

Carolyn Littlewood

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Littlewood

Y

Y

Y

Diane Clarkson

N

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

Sarah Wilson

Y

Y

Y

Kate Brentley

-

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

Steph Parker

N

Y

Y

Kath Kerr

-

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liz Bramley

-

N

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Harris

-

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Dismissal

Meetings Attended

Appeals

Meetings Attended

Complaints

Meetings Attended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steph Parker

 

 

 

Charles King

 

 

 

Steph Parker

 

 

 

Andrew Hogley

 

 

 

Alan Roe

 

 

 

Andrew Hogley

 

 

 

Catherine Patel

 

 

 

Pupil Discipline

 

 

 

Catherine Patel

 

 

 

Sarah Smith

 

 

 

Charles King

 

 

 

Sarah Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Roe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         
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