Governance

Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body (LGB) at John Clifford are a group of dedicated volunteers who are either parents, members of staff, or members of the local community. Some of us have backgrounds in education, some in business, others work in the public or voluntary sector. We are organised into 2 committees- Finance, General Purposes and Personnel, plus Strategic Development and Pupil Matters.

In addition, we have a governors' monitoring committee which is linked to the School Improvement Plan, which itself is linked to the Action Plan we drew up after the last Ofsted inspection. Governors link into specific areas of school and they are listed below.

You can find documents below which tell you about some of our activities and how we go about making decisions about the running of John Clifford School.

We 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 in the governors’ pigeon hole in the school office or, if you see any of us in the school building, or in the playground dropping off or picking up our own children, you can approach us directly. You can also email us with any questions using the relevant email addresses below.

We hope you will find the information about us useful. Again, if you have any comments about the website, please get in touch. 

Thank you for taking the time to look at our part of the website.

Best wishes,

Simon Hogg
Chair of Governors

 

Become a School Governor

The Local Governing Body is comprised of community, school and parent governors.  You do not need to have previously been a governor, as training will be provided. It is a time committed activity but please do not be put off by this. At John Clifford School, there are two sub committees of the Local Governing Body and as a Governor you will be committed to just one of these.

Each committee meets termly and meetings last approximately ninety minutes. Governors are also fully immersed in the life of the school. Some are Reading Volunteers whilst others support certain aspects of school in which they have interest or expertise.

If you wish to nominate yourself for the position of Governor you will need to complete the application form below and return this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nominations must be received by 9am on Wednesday, 25th May 2022. You may deliver this by hand, send it with your child, or send by post to the School Office.
Your nomination will be acknowledged within two working days of the closing date. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please contact the school.

An election will be held if more nominations are received than the number of vacancies. For the purpose of the election, ballot papers will be sent to all parents or carers with children at school, together with any details that you and other nominees have provided. This procedure will be explained to you should an election be necessary.

If this is something that you think you would be interested in then please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Janine Waring
Headteacher

Meet the Local Governing Body

Simon Hogg

Simon Hogg
Chair

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: Governing body
Term of Office: 28/09/2015 – 30/11/2023
Committee Membership: FGB / SDC / FGPP
Responsibilities: Chair of Governing Body, ICT Link Governor
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Simon has previously worked part-time for TTS School Supplies, and consulted for HCSS Education Access Group.
Relationships with school staff: Simon is the father of Bethan Hogg.
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"I have lived in Beeston for nearly 25 years and have been a governor since 2013 where I serve on both main sub-committees and have a link responsibility for ICT. I work for myself as a Digital Marketing consultant - helping businesses small and large to get the most out of their websites and other digital marketing activities. I enjoy running to keep fit."

Waring, Janine

Janine Waring
Headteacher

Type of Governor: Headteacher
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 06/09/2017 – 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 called Century Studies, who supply our reading diaries and other printing requirements.
Relationships with school staff: Parent of the school dog, Minnie.
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"Being a governor is a privilege and working with the board is very rewarding. The board 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." 

Janine has completed a Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management.

Mick Saunders

Mick Saunders
Chair of SDC

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 01/06/2019 – 31/05/2023
Committee Membership: FGB / SDC
Responsibilities: Chair of SDC, Reading Governor, Transition Governor, Discipline Committee.
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Mick is the grandfather of George and Luke Saunders.
Relationships with school staff: None
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"I have been on the Governing Body for almost four years and Chair of the Strategic Development Committee for the past two years. I have a long association with JC. My two sons were pupils in the distant past and three of my grandchildren are presently passing through.  I have been a teacher myself in schools and universties and being a Governor has enabled me to stay enjoyably involved in education at an excellent school."

Eileen Atherton

Eileen Atherton

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 22/05/2018 – 21/05/2022
Committee Membership: FGB / SDC / FGPP
Responsibilities: Head Teacher Appraiser, Foundation Subjects, RE Link Governor
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Eileen is a councillor for Broxtowe Borough Council.
Relationships with school staff: None
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“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 have been 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." 

Derek Cox

 

Derek Cox

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 09/10/2019 – 07/10/2023
Committee Membership: FGB / SDC
Responsibilities:  Achievement Governor, KS2 Phase Governor, Head Teacher Appraiser
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None
Relationships with school staff: None
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"I have been a Reading Volunteer in School since 2013. I have really enjoyed the reading with the children, and it has been excellent to get more involved with the life of such a lovely school. I spent my working life teaching in Higher Education, and it's great to be able use my skills in this context."

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 29/03/2017 – 28/03/2021
Committee Membership: FGB / SDC
Responsibilities: Curriculum Governor
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: None
Relationships with school staff: None
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“I was born in Beeston and attended Beeston Fields Infants, Round Hill Junior and Nottingham High School. After university I became a secondary school teacher of History (Fairham and West Bridgford Comprehensive Schools). Latterly I served for several years as a governor at Round Hill School, including Chair, and was, for a four year term, a councillor on Broxtowe Borough Council. My interests include supporting Notts County FC and Notts County Cricket Club, and I still play club cricket."

Carol Bamford

Carol Bamford

Type of Governor: Staff Governor
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 30/09/2015 – 29/09/2019
Committee Membership: FGB / SDC
Responsibilities: Staff Governor
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Carol is Assistant Head Teacher at John Clifford School
Relationships with school staff: None
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"I have worked at John Clifford for 7 years and I am one of the Assistant Heads and have a responsibility for KS1, transition, phonics and have an overview of the English team. I have been teaching for 31 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."

Craig Hayward Mitchell

Craig Hayward-Mitchell

Type of Governor: Staff Governor
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 1 Oct 2019 – 31 Sept 2023
Committee Membership: SDC
Responsibilities: Staff Governor
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Craig is Assistant Head Teacher at John Clifford School
Relationships with school staff: None
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 "I have been an active member of the John Clifford School community for nearly 10 years. In that time, the school has developed, adapted and strived to be the best that it can be for the local community that we serve. I became a governor to further understand the integral organisation and running of a school, from both the aspects of business and education. I hope that my role as a staff governor at JC will help to support both staff and children at all levels, both now and in the future."

Joy Roberts

Joy Roberts

Type of Governor:  Parent Governor
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2023
Committee Membership: FGPP
Responsibilities: Mental Health & Wellbeing
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Joy is the mother of two children at John Clifford
Relationships with school staff: None
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 "I have lived in Beeston for 9 years, having moved to the area to work as a doctor. I have been a stay at home mum for 7 years now and two of my children attend John Clifford. There is a real community spirit about Beeston and John Clifford which I love. As a parent governor I hope to help support and challenge the school to improve and continue to be a place where children flourish."

Chris Holland

Chris Holland

Type of Governor:  Parent Governor
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2023
Committee Membership: FGPP
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Health & Safety
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Chris is the father of William Holland
Relationships with school staff: None
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" 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 12 years and my son William is in year 4. 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 – 31 March 2023
Committee Membership: SDC
Responsibilities: SDC
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Anna is the mother of Sam Brydon
Relationships with school staff: None
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Rebecca Bitsios Esposito

Rebecca Bitsios-Esposito

Type of Governor:  Parent Governor
Appointed by: The Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2023
Committee Membership: SDC
Responsibilities: SDC
Register of Governor (Business and Pecuniary) Interests: Rebecca is the mother of Ada Bitsios-Esposito
Relationships with school staff: None
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Documents

Contacting the Local Governing Body

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

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

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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
The White Hills Park Trust.

 
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