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Governing Body


The school has a governing body made up of elected parents and staff and member of the community. Their role is to provide strategic leadership, establish key principles and hold the leadership of the school to account. Their committees set and monitor the budget, monitor health and safety, manage our staff, review pupil performance and special provision, keep the curriculum under review and agree key development priorities.

Click on the names below to find out more information about each governor.

Richard Knightsbridge
Pete Taylor
Cate Ross-Waddell
Ty Yousaf
 
Peter Whyard
Eileen Atherton
Michelle Whiley
Calum Bett
 
 Kirsten Rawson
Simon Atkinson
Fiona Priestland
Tiffany Granville
 
Elspeth Watson
Caroline Wright
 
   

Richard Knightsbridge - Chair of Governors

Governor Category:      Co-opted
Appointed By:       The Governing Body
Date joined Governing Body:     11/10/1994
Current term of office:      29/01/2019 - 28/01/2023
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Strategic Development, Pupils & Personnel, Finance and General Purposes, Pay, Discipline
Link Roles:  Attainment and Progress, OfSTED, RSC, Health & Safety
I have been a Governor since 1995 and have been Chair for the past 12 years.  In addition to attending regular in-school meetings I often attend assemblies, school council meetings and help coach the school cricket teams.  I live locally and am retired.  My wife was a long serving staff member and both my daughters are past pupils.

Cate  Ross-Waddell - Vice Chair of Governing Body

Governor Category: Co-opted
Appointed By: The Governing Body
Date joined Governing Body: 2011
Current term of office: 29/01/2019 - 28/01/2023
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Pupils & Personnel, Head Appraisal
Link Roles:  Global links, Year 2
I am a part-time lecturer in German at Nottingham Trent University and my three children all attended BHPS.  I enjoy contributing to the life of the school and helping to ensure that every child reaches their potential.

Pete Taylor

Governor Category: Head Teacher
Appointed By: The Governing Body
Date joined Governing Body:  01/04/2016
Current term of office:  N/A
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Strategic Development, Pupils & Personnel, Finance and General Purposes, Pay, Discipline
Link Roles:  N/A
I joined Bramcote Hills Primary in April 2016 and, in addition to being Head Teacher, I am also a Governor of the school.  I have served on governing bodies for over 20 years at four different schools.  I have been involved in teaching since 1990 when I graduated from Nottingham Trent University (B-Ed Hons).  In total, I have worked in seven schools as a Teacher, Deputy Head and then, since 2004, as a Head Teacher.  I also try to see schooling from a parental perspective, having had two children go through the school system in the local area.  I am passionate about teaching and learning and am excited about what we can achieve at Bramcote Hills.

 


Ty Yousaf

Governor Category: Co-opted
Appointed By:  The Governing Body
Date joined Governing Body: 
Current term of office: 29/01/2019 - 28/01/2023
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Pupils & Personnel
Link Roles:  Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, Behaviour, e-Safety
I passionately believe that good education is vital to children’s future prospects and I am supporting BHPS to ensure children are being helped to achieve to the best of their abilities. I have a background in child protection work and service improvement work. I am a father of three children.

Peter Whyard

Governor Category:  Co-opted
Appointed By:  The Governing Body
Date joined Governing Body: 07/01/2013
Current term of office:  29/01/2019 - 28/01/2023
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Strategic Development, Pupils & Personnel
Link Roles:  Member of staff
I have been a teacher at BHPS since January 2004 and am currently teaching in Year 4. I run the athletics club and occasionally referee home football matches. My in school my responsibilities include Assessment Co-ordinator and taking a lead on Enterprise.

Eileen Atherton

Governor Category: Local Authority
Appointed By: The Governing Body
Date joined Governing Body:  9/8/2005
Current term of office: 03/10/2017 - 02/10/2021
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  Governor at John Clifford
Committees:  Pupils & Personnel, Finance and General Purposes, Discipline
Link Roles:  None
Before I left work to have children I was the Secretary to a Partner in a firm of Solicitors in Nottingham.  After having my eldest daughter I left that employment and for 34 years from 1968 to 2002 I was the Licensee of an Off Licence in Central Avenue Beeston.  I am Secretary of the Beeston & District Civic Society from October 2003 and was elected a Member of Broxtowe Borough Council for the Chilwell West Ward in May 2007, 2011 and 2015.

Michelle Whiley

Governor Category: Staff Governor
Appointed By: Staff
Date joined Governing Body: 1/9/13
Current term of office: 01/10/2017 - 30/09/2021
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Strategic Development, Pupils & Personnel
Link Roles:  Member of staff
I have been working at BHPS for over 17 years and currently work in Year 5 and have various roles within school.  This year I have taken on a new role of teaching PE to years 3-6 covering PPA.  I also organise the cycle training and many sporting events we are fortunate to be involved in.  I also work for the City Council undertaking a Play and Youth Worker role.

 


Calum Bett

Governor Category: Parent
Appointed By: Parents
Date joined Governing Body: 30/11/2016
Current term of office: 30/11/2016 - 29/11/2020
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Finance and General Purposes (Chair), Strategic Development, Pupils & Personnel, Pay
Link Roles:  Sports Premium, Year 5
I have a daughter in year 4 and a son in Year 2.  I am currently a house husband and have been for the past five years.  Prior to this career change, I worked in senior finance roles both in the UK and Australia.  I am looking forward to contributing in any way I can to make the school the best it can be.

Kirsten Rawson

Governor Category:  Co-opted
Appointed By:  The Governing Body
Date joined Governing Body: 12/02/2015
Current term of office: 16/02/2018 - 15/02/2022
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  Parent Governor at Bramcote College
Committees:  Pupils & Personnel (Chair), Strategic Development, Pay 
Link Roles:  Attainment and Progress, OfSTED, RSC, Year 6, Writing, Wellbeing
I have a daughter in Year 2 and a daughter who is a past pupil.  My current role is as an IT advisor for the Education Funding Agency working on the Priority Schools Building Programme.  Previous professional roles have provided me with experience in managing people and managing buildings, and all the associated tasks this brings such as appraising staff, managing projects (IT, building and change related), ensuring budgets are set and buildings managed safely and efficiently. Until 2015, I had been involved in Scouting for 25 years.

Simon Atkinson

Governor Category:  Co-opted
Appointed By: The Governing Body
Date joined Governing Body: 12/02/2015
Current term of office:  16/02/2018 - 15/02/2022
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  Parent Governor at Bramcote College
Committees:  Strategic Development (Chair), Pupils & Personnel, Pay, Finance and General Purposes
Link Roles:  OfSTED, Attainment and Progress, RSC, Pay, Whiteboards
I have a son who has now left BHPS and a daughter in year 6. I want to ensure that the school provides the best education possible for our children. I have a background in IT as both a software developer and a business analyst. I also have a keen interest in education and learning and have recently attained an MA degree in Education.

Fiona Priestland

Governor Category: Parent
Appointed By: Parents
Date joined Governing Body:    27/04/2018                         
Current term of office:  27/04/2018 - 26/04/2022
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Pupils and Personnel, Strategic Development
Link Roles:  SEND, Foundation
I have a daughter in year 1 and hope my son will join Foundation in 2019.  I work as a Children’s Physiotherapist, which involves me working closely with the schools of the children I see to achieve the best possible holistic outcome for them. I have been a physiotherapist for 11 years and have worked in the area of community paediatrics for 9 years. I am committed to doing all I can to help the school go from strength to strength in providing a caring and safe educational environment for all.

Tiffany Granville

Governor Category: Parent
Appointed By: Parents
Date joined Governing Body:   27/04/2018                          
Current term of office:  27/04/2018 - 26/04/2022
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Pupils and Personnel, Strategic Development
Link Roles:  TAs, LAC and Care Leavers, Year 4
I have 3 children in the school in years 5, 2 and 1 and my youngest will be joining the school in 2019. I have been a house wife for several years but have recently returned to Education and am studying a degree in Education Studies and Special Needs.  This will assist me in my role as governor and help me to support the school better.

Elspeth Watson

Governor Category: Parent
Appointed By: Parents
Date joined Governing Body:   27/04/2018                          
Current term of office:  27/04/2018 - 26/04/2022
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Pupils and Personnel, Strategic Development
Link Roles:  GDPR, Year 1
I have two girls at BHPS, one in Year 2 and one in Year 4. I work as a Training & Competence Manager specialising in personal development, performance management and the creation of training programmes for a wide variety of job roles. I am delighted to be able to share this experience with the school to support the teaching team in providing the best possible care and education for the success of our children and the school.

Caroline Wright

Governor Category: Parent
Appointed By: Parents
Date joined Governing Body:    27/04/2018                         
Current term of office:  27/04/2018 - 26/04/2022
Register of business and financial interests:  None
Governance Roles in other Schools:  None
Committees:  Pupils and Personnel, Strategic Development
Link Roles:  Assessment, Year 3
I am a parent of two daughters at BHPS who are currently in Foundation and Year 4. I work for the Department for Education (DfE) where I have responsibility for policy delivery and contract management of a suite of school leadership training programmes, aimed at reducing the attainment gap in challenging schools and areas. 

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