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Carolyn Robinson:                    Chair of Governors

Hello my name is Carolyn Robinson and my association with Edge Hill Junior School has been long and happy spanning nearly thirteen years both as a parent and more recently as a Governor.  I was appointed as a Community Governor in 2006 and took over the role of Chair of Governors two years later.  My experience throughout this time has been extremely rewarding and has enabled me to talk regularly with children, staff and parents to understand how together we can raise standards and enhance and improve school life.   My duties involve supporting the Head teacher and senior teachers across many aspects of school business and enable me to be regularly involved in monitoring children’s progress and achievement at the school.

My motive for becoming a school governor was to give something back to both the school and the community and to contribute some of my own work experience to the governing body.

If you wish to contact me about any concerns, I would always be pleased to hear from you.’  you can contact me on c.robinson@edgehill.staffs.sch.uk

 

 

Joanne Smith:                         Vice Chair of governors

I'm Jo Smith and I've been a parent governor at Edge Hill Junior school for 4 years and have recently taken on the role of Vice Chair of Governors. I am on several committees in the school including Personnel, School Improvement and Monitoring and for me monitoring is the most rewarding area as I get to spend time with the pupils and staff and see the school at it's very best, when are children are happy, enthusiastic and engaged.

My motivation for becoming a parent governor was to help and support the school in it's drive to help every child achieve their full potential. I believe that my role as  governor is to provide the school and it's leaders with ideas and opinions from a parents viewpoint and to ensure that parents have a voice in how the school develops and moves forward.

I am very proud to be a member of Edge Hill's governing body, striving to help the school to become the best that it can be.

If you would like to contact me about any concerns you may have I would be very pleased to hear from you. yOu can contact me on: j.smith@edgehill.staffs.sch.uk

 

 

Cathrine Douglas:                     Associate Governor

My inspiration to become a parent governor was to help and support the school, and to get involved with the local community. I feel that my experience in the banking world has helped to the continued success of Edge Hill Junior school.

I am involved in many activities within school, mainly the Finance committee and the School Improvement committee. I am enjoying my time as a parent governor and getting involved with the whole school, it is a pleasure to be involved with the children and staff of this friendly and welcoming school.

Should you wish to contact me about any concerns, particularly in my areas of responsibility, I will always be pleased to hear from you.

 

 

Caroline Smith:                         Co-opted Governor

I’m Caroline Smith and joined the Governing Body in November 2016, although I have worked with the school very closely over the past 3 years as part of my role managing the School Sports Partnership within East Staffordshire.  During this time I have seen the school develop and enhance its provision to all its pupils which has pleased me immensely. 

My motivation for joining the Governing Body is to ensure that the school continues to offer added value to every child to enable them to reach their potential whether it be academic, sporting, musical, artistic or otherwise.  My experience of working with other schools has provided me with many skills that I think I can use to support Edge Hill Junior School further. I am more than happy to discuss any areas of concern or aspect of school life with you – please feel free to contact me.

 

Mike Mander                   Headteacher Governor

I have been the Headteacher and on the Governing Body at Edge Hill for 17 years. Prior to joining Edge Hill as Headteacher I worked in Birmingham for over 15 years in several schools across the whole primary school range from Reception to Year 6. It has been a privilege and hugely rewarding working with governors, staff and children at Edge Hill over the years continuously improving the school. I am totally committed to providing the children in our school with the best education and opportunities that I can working together with the whole school community.

 

The children are an absolute delight who never cease to impress me with their determination, hard work and positive attitude to school.

I am very proud to work at Edge Hill with such a committed and hard-working staff and have relished the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of developing Edge Hill into the good school it is today.  

 

Jane Foster:                            Staff Governor

I have had the privilege of being a teacher at Edge Hill Junior School for 26 years. I have taught years 3,4,5 and 6 and I have had responsibility for RE, Art and Science. I was Assistant Head for 10 years and I have been Deputy Head for the last year. I have a range of roles within school including a responsibility for Safeguarding, SEND, Attendance, Behaviour, Bullying, EAL and Teaching and Learning. Edge Hill is a great place to work and a great place to learn. The ethos in school is a happy one and it is paramount to us that children are happy in school. I have been a governor of the school for a number of years and as part of that team, the governors have worked successfully alongside all staff and parents to provide challenging, enjoyable and worthwhile learning experiences for the children in our care.

 

Governors information

 

Name

Position

Original Start Date

Term of Office

Mrs Carolyn Robinson

Co-opted (Chair)

01/05/2005

01/04/2015 – 31/03/2019

Mrs Joanne Smith

Co-opted (Vice-Chair)

12/11/2012 (as Parent Governor)

12/11/2016 – 11/11/2020

Dr Michael Mander

Headteacher

01/01/1999

01/04/2015

Mr Peter Davies

Clerk

01/04/2010

01/04/2013 – 31/03/2017

Mrs Alison Vernon

Co-opted

03/10/2006 (as Parent Governor)

01/04/2015 – 31/03/2019

Mrs Susan Paxton

LA

16/05/2016

16/05/2016 – 15/05/2020

Mr Mark Wistow

Parent

29/02/2016 (as Co-opted Governor)

16/05/2016 – 15/05/2020

Vacant

 

Parent

 

 

Mrs Jane Foster

Staff

17/10/2001

01/01/2016 – 31/12/2019

Mrs Caroline Smith

Co-opted

01/11/2016

01/11/2016 – 31/10/2020

Miss Catherine Douglas

Associate

07/10/2013 (as Parent Governor)

16/05/2016 – 15/05/2020

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