Governance

Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body (LGB) at John Clifford is a group of dedicated volunteers who are either parents, members of staff, or members of our local community. Some have backgrounds in education, some in business, others work in the public or voluntary sector. We are organised into two sub committees:

  • Finance, General Purposes and Personnel
  • Strategic Development

There are three core responsibilities of a governor. They are:

1. Setting the strategic direction

Set school aims and objectives

Support school improvement

Set policies

Formulate targets and plans

Review the strategic framework

2. Creating robust accountability

Support and challenge SLT

Hold the HT to and children enjoy coming to school account to secure best outcomes for children

Challenge and question performance data

3. Ensuring financial probity

Set financial priorities

Financially support the SIP

Financially drive curriculum development and choices for all children

The Governors are committed to making John Clifford a school that children, staff and parents can all be proud of. We are keen to hear any suggestions you have, or any issues you would like to raise. You can do this by either leaving a message with the School Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by contacting the Chair of Governors directly, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We hope you will find the information about us useful and if you are keen to join us or find out more about what we do then please get in touch. 

Best wishes,

Katherine Calder
Chair of Governors

 

Become a School Governor

If you are interested in becoming a school governor please see below documents for more information and application form.

 

Meet the Local Governing Body

 

Katherine Calder

Katherine Calder

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 30th November 2022 - 29th November 2026
Committee Membership: FGPP
Responsibilities: Attendance, Finance, Wellbeing, GDPR, Bullying, Complaints, Behaviour and Attendance and HT Appraisal
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Child attends John Clifford School
Relationships with school staff: None
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I joined the John Clifford Board of Governors as a Co-opted Governor at the end of 2022 and bring with me my background in finance. I have been appointed as the Chair on the FGPP committee and as part of the Head Teacher Appraisal committee. I have 1 child at the school and became a governor because I wanted to be able to give something back to the school which has had such a positive impact on both my children. I’m excited to be one of JC’s governors and play a small part in helping them to be the best school they can be.

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Janine Waring

Type of Governor: Headteacher
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 6 September 2017 – N/A
Committee Memberships: FGB / FGPP / SDC
Responsibilities: Link Governor Co-ordinator
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Janine’s husband owns a company who sometimes support printing requirements of the school.
Relationships with school staff: Parent of the school dog, Minnie.
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Being a governor is a privilege and working with the Local Governing Body is very rewarding. The LGB that we have is an experienced team of dedicated people who bring so much to their role. I am lucky to have such support and challenge in the Governing Body.

Carol Bamford

Carol Bamford

Type of Governor: Staff Governor
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 29 September 2019 – 28 September 2023
Committee Membership: FGB / SDC
Responsibilities: Staff Governor
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None
Relationships with school staff: None
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I have worked at John Clifford for 9 years and I am one of the KS1 team. I have been teaching for 33  years working in many different schools in Nottingham (and New Zealand) I became a governor as I think it is important that the staff have a voice on the Governors and I am interested in helping to shape the future of the school. I feel the school has very good links with the community and I am happy to continue to work to further develop these.

Chris Holland

 

Chris Holland

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 1 April 2019 – 30 March 2027
Committee Membership: FGPP
Responsibilities: Health & Safety
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Associated with a company that complete works for John Clifford School as part of NottsCC
Relationships with school staff: None
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I joined the John Clifford board of Governors as Parent Governor in April 2019 where I sit on the FGPP committee and am link governor for Health & Safety. I've lived in Beeston for 15 years and my son attended John Clifford School. I'm very proud of the school and was delighted to be able to get involved with the governors and play a small role in helping JC get even better.

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Anna Worsching

Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 1 October 2019 – 15 October 2023
Committee Membership: SDC
Responsibilities: Chair of SDC, SEND
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: hild attends John Clifford School
Relationships with school staff: None
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I joined the John Clifford board of governors as a parent governor in November 2019. I sit with the SDC committee and am link governor for SEND. I have lived in Beeston for 15 years and my son is in Year 5. We feel very lucky that our son attends such an engaging and exciting school. I hope that I will be able to support the school and ensure that it continues to be an inclusive and inspiring place to learn.

Rebecca Bitsios Esposito

Rebecca Bitsios-Esposito

Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 1 October 2019 – 15 October 2023
Committee Membership: SDC
Responsibilities: Safeguarding, LAC/PLAC and HT Appraiser
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Children attend John Clifford School
Relationships with school staff: None
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Miss Yasmine Lamoudi

Yasmine Lamoudi

Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 6November 2023 – 5 November 2027
Committee Membership: SDC
Responsibilities: Safeguarding
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None
Relationships with school staff: None
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Dr Liz Marder

Liz Marder

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 13 September 2022 – 12 September 2026
Committee Membership: SDC
Responsibilities: SDC
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None
Relationships with school staff: None
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Catherine McGrath

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 15 November 2023 - 14 November 2027
Committee Membership: SDC
Responsibilities: SRE
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None
Relationships with school staff: None
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  
 

Helen Watkin

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 6 November 2023 - 5 November 2027
Committee Membership: SDC
Responsibilities: Standards and Achievement, Performance Data
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None
Relationships with school staff: None
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

   

 

 

Documents

Contacting the Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body can be contacted in writing or by email:

Katherine Calder
Chair of the Local Governing Body
c/o John Clifford School
Nether Street
Beeston
Nottinghamshire
NG9 2AT

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The White Hills Park Trust

John Clifford School is a member of The White Hills Park Trust.
More information about Trust governance can be found on its website.

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Tel: 0115 925 8057 | Email: office@johnclifford.school
Find us: Nether Street, Beeston, NG9 2AT

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John Clifford Primary School is a member of
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