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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Meet the Governors


We have a strong Governing Body that represent and challenge the school well. They are immensely supportive, bringing a variety of skills and knowledge to further enhance our provision.  Meetings are held every term and governors visit school regularly to keep in touch with the work that goes on and take the 'critical friend' approach that enables us to keep improving. The Governors at Dame Ellen Pinsent do not hold a governor position at any other school.

Head Teacher:

 Denise Fountain

Responsibilities: Personnel & Finance Committee / Premises  Committee

Term of Office: Ongoing

Meetings attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: Head Teacher at Dame Ellen Pinsent School

LA Governor:

  Nick Loveland

Responsibilities: TBC

Term of Office: 06-03-2017 - 05-03-2021

Meetings Attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: None

Co-Opted Governors:

  Michelle Orton

Responsibilities: Personnel & Finance Committee / Disciplinary Committee

Term of Office: 01-02-2016 - 01-02-2020

Meetings attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: None

  Andy Punch

Responsibilities: Personnel & Finance Committee / Disciplinary Committee

Term of Office: 16.01.2017 - 15.01.2021

Meetings Attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: None

Chrysoula Mangafa

Responsibilities: TBC

Term of Office: 16.01.2017 - 15.01.2021

Meetings Attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: None

 Michelle Wheatley

Responsibilities: TBC

Term of Office: 15.05.2017 - 14.05.2021

Meetings Attended: New Governor

Pecuniary Interests: Teaching Assistant at Dame Ellen Pinsent School

We currently have two vacancies for this category governor.

Parent Governors:

  Elizabeth Stait

Responsibilities: Chair of the Governing Body (TBC) / Personnel & Finance Committee / Disciplinary Committee

Term of Office 11.10.2013 - 29.01.2021 (re-elected unopposed January 2017)

Meetings Attended: 98%

Pecuniary Interests: None

   Sadie Bolton 

Responsibilities:  Vice Chair of the Governing Body / Curriculum Committee / Appeals Committee

Term of Office: 11.10.2013 - 10.10.2017

Meetings Attended: 90%

Pecuniary Interests: None

  Natalie Smith

Responsibilities: Appeals Committee

Term of office: 18.07.2016 - 17.07.2020

Meetings Attended: 85%

Pecuniary Interests: None

  Olga Harding

Responsibilities: Chair of Curriculum Committee (TBC) / Appeals Committee

Term of office: 01.10.2012 - 29.01.2021 (re-elected unopposed January 2017)

Meetings Attended: 85%

Pecuniary  Interests: None

Staff Governor:

  Stuart Hammersley

Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Curriculum Committee

Term of Office: 01.01.11 - 31.12.2018 (re-elected)

Meetings Attended: 85%

Pecuniary Interests: Class Teacher at Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Governors who have served over the last 12 months:

David Evans

Term of Office: Resigned February 2017

Sue Cox

Term of Office: Resigned April 2017

Elizabeth Stait

Term of Office: Ended September 2016 (re-elected January 2017)

Olga Harding

Term of Office: Ended September 2016 (re-elected January 2017)

Debbie Allen - Head Teacher

Term of Office: Retired August 2015

Mary Higgins - LA Governor

Term Of Office: Resigned 23.11.2015

Ray Ward - Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office: Ended Dec 2015

Chris Tanquee - Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office: Ended March 2016

Monica Johnson - Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office: Ended April 2016

Emma Barnett - Parent Governor

Term of Office: Resigned 13.06.2016

Mr James Brown, Deputy Head Teacher also sits on the Full Governing Body at Dame Ellen Pinsent School in a non-voting capacity.