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Please find below a link to the Governance arrangements of our school in relation to our membership of the Children First Learning Partnership Multi Academy Trust

 

http://www.childrenfirstlp.org.uk/trustees/

 

For information about the Governance of the Children First Learning Partnership please click here:

 

http://www.childrenfirstlp.org.uk/governance/

Full Name: Liz Goodyear

Role (s): Headteacher of Castlechurch Primary School

Date appointed: November 2021    Appointed by: Children First Learning Partnership Directors 

Term of Office:

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests including governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

I have worked at Knypersley First School since March 2016 before moving to Castlechurch Primary School as Headteacher in November 2021. I have been involved in education for a long time now and have taught across many counties before settling in Staffordshire in 2004. My last role was working for Entrust Education as the Lead for Behaviour Support allowing me to support pupils and schools across the county.

I have two teenage children who adore playing rugby so you will usually find me in wellies and waterproof coat for the majority of weekends in winter. My husband also plays and coaches rugby so we spend a lot of our time at Newcastle Rugby Club!

Full Name: Vicky Bowyer

Role (s): Chair of Governors, Co-opted governor

Date appointed: 07/02/2022

Appointed by: Local Advisory Board

Term of Office: 4 years

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None 

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests including governance roles in other educational institutions: No

David LomasFull Name: David Lomas

Role (s): Vice chair, Co-opted Governor - Curriculum link

Date appointed: 

Appointed by: Local Advisory Board

Term of Office: 4 years

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests including governance roles in other educational institutions: No

 

 

Since the day that my daughter started at Castlechurch I have been most impressed with the skill and efforts of her teachers. Whilst so many things in education are perpetually evolving, one fundamental constant remains true; the only way for a pupil to maximise her or his potential is through a fully committed three-way partnership between pupil, school and parents. I was honoured to be invited recently to join the board of governors and with my background of many years in business and systems I hope that there will be a number of ways that I may be able to support and facilitate this three-way partnership.

Tammy DrinkwaterFull Name: Tammy Drinkwater

Role (s): Co Opted Governor- Safeguarding link

Date appointed: 16th December 2020

Appointed by: Local Advisory Board

Term of Office: 4 years

Relationships between other governors or school staff: Friend of Hayley King (Parent Governor)

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests including governance roles in other educational institutions: No

 

 

I am an enthusiastic, forward thinking highly motivated Social Work Manager who is keen to improve, develop and promote high standards of education and outcomes for children, whilst supporting the wellbeing of the children at all times. I attended this school many years ago and now have the pleasure of seeing my own children grow and develop within the same school.

 

I have supported many social work teams through a period of change and recognise that everyone reacts differently to change. However, I have always remained positive myself and reinforced the messages relating to moving forward. This being a skill which I believe will be transferable to this role with the many changes which are occurring in response to the Pandemic and will continue to develop, as the school has transitioned to an academy status.

 

I have overseen financial recovery plans for the districts that I have managed and have challenged colleagues. Again, I believe my experience will support this role to manage, guide and direct funding available to the school and how this is best spent to improve outcomes for our children.

 

As a manager, I have overseen many complex adult safeguarding investigations and have been responsible for chairing investigation review meetings with a range of professionals and outside agencies, including the police, CQC and care providers. I have also had direct experience of carrying out investigations as a practitioner and know what a good investigation should look like. I will be able to offer advice and support in terms of safeguarding procedures, ensuring that the school is adhering to such important legislation, the welfare of the children is paramount and should be our main priority.

 

I have experience of investigating complaints and responding to MP enquiries, this demonstrates that I am able to manage conflict in a professional manner whilst ensuring a positive outcome for the citizens of Staffordshire. Where situations escalate, I believe that it is better to meet people face to face and discuss common ground and differences and I believe I have a friendly, approachable and fair manner.

 

I excel at working collaboratively with citizens, carers, local agencies and other professionals to deliver outcomes for citizens. I am an empathetic individual with a genuine interest in improving the lives of the citizens of Staffordshire. I feel my personal skills; knowledge and experience will support me to excel in this position. I am committed to improving not only my children’s future but the future of all children who attend the school. I am delighted to be given the opportunity in making a difference to their education along with really promoting the well-deserved positive recognition of this forever improving school.

Full Name: Joanna Cranwell

Role (s): Teacher governor

Date appointed:         March 2021                

Appointed by: Local Advisory Board

Term of Office: 4 years

Relationships between other governors or school staff: I am a teacher at Castlechurch Primary

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests including governance roles in other educational institutions: None

I am a teacher governor at Castlechurch, only recently taking up the position. I have been teaching  at Castlechurch for 7 years and this is my 24th year of teaching in total.  I am currently in the year  3-4 phase team. I have responsibility for RE, Collective worship and personal development including PSHE, Well-Being and School Council. I am an active member of the school PTA and I have positive relationships with our parents.

 

I feel great pride in being part of the Castlechurch family. I have a broad experience in education and passion for my job. I believe that staff governors are in a unique position to make a real contribution to the school. I intend on supporting  Mrs. Reynolds to move the school forward on a day to day basis and share the leadership’s vision in making Castlechurch the best it can be. My own daughter attended Castlechurch and during her time here she became a confident young person and had a rich learning journey. I believe Castlechurch cares and puts the child at the heart of everything it does and as a governor I will take great pride in working hard for the benefit of the children.

 

Full Name: Zara Parrish

Role (s): Co Opted Governor – Inclusion link

Date appointed: 18th May 2022                                  Appointed by: Appointed by the Local Advisory Board.

Term of Office: 4 years

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests including governance roles in other educational institutions: None

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I currently have two children who attend Castlechurch Primary School and it’s very important to me that we have a school which is inclusive and meets the needs of every single child.  I attended Castlechurch nursery many moons ago and I’m passionate about seeing the children and school thrive and look forward to working with the team to play a part in ensuring this happens.

 

In my professional life I lead a targeted health team who go out into our communities to ensure equitable access to vaccinations and continually address health inequalities in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.  I work collaboratively with system partners and other organisations and communities to ensure ‘no one gets left behind’ regardless of race, gender, religion, disability, social or economical status and I feel this is something that we should all be conscious of.

 

I have my PRINCE2 qualification in project management and I’m LQI trained (Leading Quality Improvement) which has developed my skills in assessing areas that require improvement, setting objectives through to delivery, always trying to strike a balance between good value for money versus quality. I believe very heavily on good communication & engagement and encourage an environment whereby we learn from things that go well and those that don’t.

 

I am a very organised person (admittedly more so at work than at home!).  I’m very friendly & personable and can adapt well in many different environments.  I love reading, writing and drawing and going to see live music.


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