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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.

If you are interested in becoming a governor at Dame Ellen Pinsent  School, please contact Mrs Elaine Walsh, Clerk to Governors on 0121 675 9768 or via email on e.walsh@dameellenpinsent.bham.sch.uk. Please see details below for further information on governor qualifications / disqualifications.

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: Personnel &  Finance Committee / Premises Committee / Disciplinary Committee

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

Meetings Attended: 90%

Pecuniary Interests: None

Co-Opted Governors:

  Michelle Orton

Responsibilities: Chair of the Personnel & Finance Committee / Disciplinary Committee

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

Meetings attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: None

  Andy Punch

Responsibilities: Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body / Personnel & Finance Committee / Disciplinary Committee

Term of Office: 16.01.2017 - 15.01.2021

Meetings Attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: None

Chrysoula Mangafa

Responsibilities: Curriculum Committee / Appeals Committee / Esafety Committee

Term of Office: 16.01.2017 - 15.01.2021

Meetings Attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: None

 Michelle Wheatley

Responsibilities: Premises Committee

Term of Office: 15.05.2017 - 14.05.2021

Meetings Attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: Teaching Assistant at Dame Ellen Pinsent School

We currently have two vacancies for this category governor.

Parent Governors:

  Sadie Bolton 

Responsibilities:  Chair of the Full Governing Body / Curriculum Committee / Appeals Committee / Esafety  Committee

Term of Office: 11.10.2013 - 10.10.2017

Meetings Attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: None

  Natalie Smith

Responsibilities: Appeals Committee

Term of office: 18.07.2016 - 17.07.2020

Meetings Attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: None

  Olga Harding

Responsibilities: Chair of Curriculum Committee / Appeals Committee

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

Meetings Attended: 85%

Pecuniary  Interests: None

We currently have one vacancy for this category governor.

Staff Governor: