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Keyworth Primary
& Nursery School

Our Governors

Following the success of a two-year collaboration agreement, a decision was made during the 2017 Summer term to formalise the strong relationship between Crossdale and Keyworth Primary schools. It was unanimously agreed by each governing body to merge and create a new Joint Local Governing Body (JLGB) that is responsible for overseeing both schools.

We are delighted to have a strong team of governors that have a wide range of skills and experience between them. Each governor has been assigned an individual role with key responsibilities based on their personal expertise and governor training. This ensures that all aspects of each school are scrutinised effectively in accordance with the Equals Trust guidelines (see the 'About Us' section here). The JLGB meets twice a term and each governor has a vote (except Associate Governors). There are no committees with delegated powers and all decisions are approved by the JLGB. Details of the appointed governors are as follows:

Name

Governor Type

Role & Responsibilities

Date Appointed

Term of office end date

Mr Ian Walker

Trust Governor

Chair; School Development & Performance Management

01/11/2016

31/10/2020

Mr Alex Demetriou

Trust Governor

Vice Chair; LGB Development & School Development

01/11/2016

31/10/2020

Mrs Sara Kingan

Trust Governor

Performance Management Lead

01/11/2016

31/10/2020

Mr Marc North

Trust Governor

Curriculum

01/09/2017

31/08/2021

Mr John Barnett

Trust Governor

Buildings & Equipment

01/11/2016

31/10/2020

Mr Nic Seller

Trust Governor

Pupil Groups

01/09/2017

31/08/2021

Mr Chris Neale

Trust Governor

Child Protection (Support)

01/11/2016

31/10/2020

Mrs Nisih Freeman

Parent Governor (Crossdale)

Pupil Progress

26/02/2014

25/02/2018

Mrs Kirsty Sharman

Parent Governor (Crossdale)

Child Protection

1/11/2017

31/10/2021

Mr Guy Dinsdale

Parent Governor (Keyworth)

Documentation

20/05/2015

19/05/2019

Mrs Alison Eddy

Parent Governor (Keyworth)

Lifestyle Choices

01/09/2017

31/08/2021

Mr Peter Cresswell

Staff Governor

Executive Headteacher

01/09/2017

-

Ms Samantha Seedhouse

Staff Governor (Crossdale)

Head of School (Crossdale)

01/11/2016

31/10/2020

Mrs Gemma King

Staff Governor (Keyworth)

Deputy Headteacher (Keyworth)

01/09/2014

31/10/2018

Mrs Helen Holmes

Associate Governor

Deputy Headteacher (Keyworth)

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

Dr Richard Clothier

Associate Governor

Lifestyle Choices (Support - RE)

01/09/2017

31/08/2021

Dr Hugh Busher

Associate Governor

General (Support)

01/11/2017

31/10/2021

NOTE:

·         Trust Governors are appointed by the Equals Trust and are either ex-parents of the two schools or community members with a particular expertise.

·         The number of Trust Governors is equal to the number of Staff and Parent Governors combined to ensure equal representation across interested stakeholders.

·         We have a number of Associate Governors who offer additional support and expertise to the function of the Governing Body, but without voting rights. These currently consist of staff members, ex-governors from the individual schools and community members.

Please see attached register of business interests, including governor attendance record.

If you have any questions regarding governance or becoming a governor please don’t hesitate to contact Alex Demetriou, the governor responsible for Local Governing Body Development (Alex.Demetriou@governor-equalstrust.org). Ian Walker, the chair of the governing body, can be contacted through the school office.

Further important governance information, such as:

  • the memorandum of association
  • funding agreement
  • articles of association
  • annual accounts and reports

can be found here, on the Equals Trust website.

Governing Body news can be found here.