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Meet the Governors

CONTACT DETAILS - To contact the Chair of Governors please see Mrs Sue Lewis - Clerk to Governors via the school office.

The Governors of Kingsland CE Primary School are wholly committed to ensuring that an outstanding education is provided for the children of this community.  Two of the governors have served in this role for over 30 years and the school benefits from such wisdom and perspective. The team is well-balanced and dynamic with a variety of skills offered to support the school and, through encouragement and challenge, ensure that it continues to develop in every way. 

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From left to right. our school governors pictured here are:

Sue Green (Teacher and Governor) Revd Julie Read (Incumbent) Beth Pritchard (Teacher and Associate Governor) Laura Perrott (Parent Governor) Helen Webb (Foundation Governor)  Stewart Debenham (Headteacher)

Cllr Sebastian Bowen (Vice-Chair of Governors) Wendy Priday (Chair of Governors)   Mark Bishop (Foundation Governor)

Not Pictured Shelley Connop (Foundation Governor) Governor) Sue Lewis (Clerk to the Governors),

Beryl Hoda (Foundation Governor) 

 

 

MEET THE GOVERNORS

 

Mrs Wendy Priday – Chair/Foundation Governor

I am a Foundation Governor on the Governing Body. I live in Eardisland and I am one of the two Foundation appointments made by Eardisland PCC. My own three children all attended Kingsland School and I have been a Governor now for over 25 years. I was Treasurer for two years and have been Chair since 1999. As Chair I also serve on the executive committee of The Herefordshire Association of Governors keeping all governors in touch with each other and the local authority. I see my particular role as overseeing the ongoing support system for this amazing village school with its wonderful children and staff. We are the school’s accountable body, responsible for its conduct and promoting high standards throughout all areas, giving a first class education for all our children and ensuring their safety and wellbeing at all times.

 

Rev’d Julie Read – Ex-officio Foundation Governor

As priest at Kingsland Church I am an ex-officio foundation governor of Kingsland School and I am very privileged to be so. My responsibilities cover the whole of the catchment area for Kingsland School as I look after the parishes of Kingsland, Eardisland and Aymestrey. I offer a chaplaincy role to the school bringing the care of the Christian Faith to children, staff and parents alike. I take a weekly school assembly and seek to help prepare the children for life in this richly diverse country. I have been a teacher myself of music and mathematics at secondary level and enjoy serving as a governor seeking to continue to uphold the excellence that this school enjoys.

 

Cllr Sebastian Bowen – LA Governor

I was born in India and lived there until I was 6 before moving to Kashmir – perhaps the most beautiful place in the world. I then lived in Botswana, South Africa for the next 5 years and spent time at school in Johannesburg.
I have been living locally for many years and have the privilege of being your Councillor for over 10 years and an LA Governor at this school for about 14 years with responsibility for Special Needs, Eco Schools, Conservation and Travel Plan.
I think Kingsland School is one of the best in the country let alone the county and I am impressed by its achievements. I am currently Vice Chairman of the Governors and Chairman of Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee and being a school Governor at Kingsland helps me to keep in touch with the real world of education.

 

Mr Mark Bishop – Foundation Governor

I have been a Foundation Governor at Kingsland School for over 25 years. I am in business locally and my special areas of interest are Health and Safety, Finance and Buildings. I have collaborated on most of the building projects including the hall extension and more recently the classroom extensions. I have lived in the village for 14 years and attend the church. I also learnt to ring the bells during my youth. I have had the privilege of being involved in the appointment of the last 2 Headteachers. I am committed to Kingsland School and its staff and pupils and will endeavour to ensure it continues to thrive.
 

Mrs Shelley Connop – Foundation Governor

I am a Foundation Governor at Kingsland School and have three children at the school. I am fully committed to the school and strive to encourage the independent and determined learning of all the children whilst they are in our care. Within the Governor role I am involved with Health & Safety, Finance & Premises and have taken on the role of Treasurer. I have also taken on the Governor liaison for EYFS and the Outside Learning spectrum in the school. You learn something new every day.

 

Mr Stewart Debenham – Headteacher As well as being Headteacher, I am responsible for leading maths, and assessment,  and am fully involved in the life of the school. I passionately believe in ensuring the children achieve their potential, and promoting high standards throughout Kingsland CE Primary School.
 

Mrs Sue Green – Staff Governor

I was very pleased to be invited to represent the teaching staff on the Board of Governors. Having been a member of staff for over ten years I feel that I can contribute to discussions and decision making with integrity.
I was Foundation Governor for my children’s primary school for a period of four years in the 1990’s with specific responsibility for Special Educational Needs.

 

Mrs Beryl Hoda – Foundation Governor

I am a Foundation Governor representing the village of Eardisland and appointed by the Diocese of Hereford. For over 20 years I worked at the BBC both in radio and television. I worked in such diverse departments as Children’s, Light Entertainment, Religious Broadcasting and Talks. For a number of years I was a researcher on Children in Need. My husband was a G.P. in rural Kent where we lived for 20 years. I have a son and a step-daughter and three grandchildren. We moved to Eardisland when my husband retired in 1997 and we are both very involved in our local church where I am Churchwarden. am very impressed by the education and the care the children receive at this school.

 

Mrs Laura Perrott – Parent Governor

I was very pleased to recently be elected to the role of parent governor at Kingsland School. I am a mother of two children and have a daughter who is currently in year 2, since my daughter started at Kingsland School, I have been extremely pleased and amazed with the opportunities that have been given to her and other students in the school.

As a teacher myself I believe in education for all, and encouraging pupils to become a rounded individual in both the academic side of education and the development of their individual personalities, Kingsland School is a fantastic place for this.
I am very committed to supporting the school in its journey of moving forward with the ever changing education system, and am excited about working with a fantastic team.

 

Mrs Helen Webb – Foundation Governor

I have been an active member of Kingsland Church for the last 20 years. During this time I have been a Sunday school teacher and actively involved in the youth of Kingsland Church helping out at many of the Children’s workshops. I have had three Children who are now grown up and have always been involved in their education and development. I have been a parent governor of another school in Herefordshire. I am currently on the Parochial Church Council. Professionally I have a training and financial background. I now work for two Charities in Ludlow and Hereford.
I believe I have a number of skills to offer, from a religious and financial perspective. I would like to promote a closer relationship between the Parish Church and the school, as well as contributing to the continued educational successes of the children at the school.

 

Mrs Sue Lewis – Clerk and School Administrator

I am School Administrator and Clerk to the Governors. I grew up in Kingsland and attended the school. I also sang in the choir and have recently returned to ring the bells at the Church. I enjoy all aspects of school life and the day to day running of the office as well as issues nationally that affect schools. I have completed the ‘Certificate in School Business Management’ and the ‘Diploma in School Business Management’ and would like to further my knowledge with professional clerking training in the future.

 

 

 

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

NAME

TERM OF OFFICE

GOVERNOR CATEGORY

BUSINESS INTEREST

OTHER GOVERNING BODY/COMMITTEE

RELATIONSHIPS

Mr Mark Bishop

 

01/03/2017-

Expires 2021

 

Foundation governor

Member of Kingsland Bowling Club. Own business – ‘Mark Bishop Fire and Security’

Trustee of Kingsland Bowling Club

None

Cllr Sebastian Bowen

01/09/2017-2021

LA Governor

Elected member of Herefordshire Council

None

None

 

Mrs Shelley Connop

01/03/2015-

Expires 2019

Foundation governor

None

None

None

 

Mr Stewart Debenham

 

01/01/2017

Ongoing

Headteacher

None

None

None

Mrs S Green

01/09/2015

Expires 2019

Staff Governor

None

None

None

Mrs Beryl Hoda

01/11/2015

Expires 2019

Foundation governor

None

None

None

Mrs Wendy Priday

01/09/2017

Expires 2021

Foundation governor

None

Eardisland Whittington Exhibition Foundation. I'm the current Treasurer of this educational trust.

None

Rev Julie Read

01/01/2016

Expires 2020

Ex Officio

None

None

None

Mrs Helen Webb

01/05/2017

Expires 2021

Foundation governor

None

None

None

Mrs Laura Perrott

01/02/2016

Expires 2020

Parent Governor

None

None

None

 

Governors who have served on the governing body in the last 12 months.

 

 

Philippa Alexander – Foundation Governor

 

Resigned 13 July 2018

Mimi Hughes- Parent Governor

Resigned 1 July 2018

 

 

 

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