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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The Governing body at John T. Rice Infant and Nursery School work incredibly hard to support and challenge the school's leadership team. This support helped to secure a Good from OFSTED in 2018 and provides a healthy level of challenge to move the school forward.

 

Meet the Governing body!

 

Meet our Governors

 

Miss Jane Avison (Co-opted Governor)

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Appointed - 11.01.2021

Term of office - 2 years

 

Finance and Personnel committee member & Strategic development and Pupil committee member.

Responsible for complaints, Finance, Maths development, website compliancy and GDPR

I have been a governor with John T Rice since 2018 and Chair since January 2021 and really enjoy working closely with the school.

I live in the local area and decided to become a governor to expand on my skills and learn about a new sector. I am currently a Manager for Talent Acquisition for a large information services and technology company in Nottingham and feel that I bring skills from my career to the school as well as the school teaching me in return! 

Having taken a slightly unorthodox approach to my career, I genuinely believe that all children should receive equal opportunities and encouragement to develop no matter what the circumstance. Children begin to develop the skills that they will take forward into their careers at such an early age, and so I am really passionate about equal opportunities and diversity. Wellbeing is also close to my heart and I am a supporter of equipping children with the life skills to succeed both practically but also mentally and emotionally.

In my personal time I enjoy travelling, particularly exploring new cities! During the lockdown period I also took up painting as a new hobby.

You are welcome to contact me any time regarding any school related matters. ‘

 

Mrs Amanda Jones (Staff Governor)

Appointed - 14.05.18

Term of office - 4 years

 

Finance and Personnel committee member & Strategic development and Pupil committee member.

Mrs Jones has been a governor for five years and has recently become the staff representative. In school she is a class teacher and the SENDCO having passed her National SEN Award in December 2017. Mrs Jones has taught in many different settings but her passion is for early years teaching and teaching children with additional needs. She firmly believes in the inclusion of all children.

Mrs Jones has two dogs that are her world. In her spare time she loves dog walking, gardening, yoga and Tai Chi and Slimming World!.

 

Miss Ruth Palmer (Local Authority Governor)

VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Appointed - 11.01.2021

Term of office - 2 years

 

Finance and Personnel committee member & Strategic development and Pupil committee member.

Responsibility for safeguarding, writing development & leadership .

Ruth has always had an interest in Education and is a trained teacher. She currently clerks for Governor services and has a background in budgets, buying and selling, as she currently works for Curry's PC World.


Ms Melissa Stevenson (Co-opted Governor)

 

Appointed - 26.04.2021

Term of office - 4 years

 

Finance and Personnel committee member & Strategic development and Pupil committee member.

Responsibility - SEND

Melissa is an assistant Head at Garibaldi school and has an interest in supporting the younger years so when an opportunity arose for a co-opted governor at John T. Rice she jumped at the chance.

 

 

Mrs Shelley Bennett (Head Teacher)

 

 

 

Mrs Bennett joined the school in April 2018 as the Headteacher and it is her first Headship. She worked as a Deputy Head teacher at Crescent Primary School in Mansfield for 7 years prior to taking up Headship. She is passionate about learning and relishes the opportunity to serve the children, parents and staff at John T. Rice Infant school.  During the weekends and holidays, Mrs Bennett loves walking her chocolate Labradors and spending valuable time with her family. Together with that, her hobbies include collecting pets (much to her husbands dismay!), horse riding, reading and trying to keep fit!

 

  2 x Parent Governor vacancy

 

 Co-opted Governor vacancy

 

 

 

Governor constitution

Full Governing Body attendance 

Please see Decision planner for remit of the FGB - see bottom of page

Finance and Personnel Committee attendance

Please see Decision planner for remit of the finance and personnel committee - see bottom of page

 

Strategic Development and Pupils Committee attendance

Please see Decision planner for remit of the strategic development and pupils committee - see bottom of page

 

Governors' Year End Financial Statement 2020-2021

Information for Governors

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