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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.

We currently have a vacancy for a co-opted governor.  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@deps.ac   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 (Chair) / Premises Committee / Disciplinary Committee

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

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Sept 2020)

Pecuniary Interests: None

Foundation  Trust Governors

    Sadie Bolton 

Responsibilities:  Curriculum Committee / Disciplinary Committee / Esafety  Committee

Term of Office: 11.10.2013 - 10.10.2021

Meetings Attended: 50% (since Sept 2020)

Pecuniary Interests: None

  Michelle Orton

Responsibilities: Personnel & Finance Committee / Disciplinary Committee

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

Meetings attended: 100% (since  Sept 2020)

Pecuniary Interests: None

Co-Opted Governors

  Andy Punch

Responsibilities:  Full Governing Body (Chair) / Personnel & Finance Committee / Disciplinary Committee

Term of Office: 16.01.2017 - 15.01.2021

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Sept 2020)

 Pecuniary Interests: None

 

 Michelle Wheatley

Responsibilities: Premises Committee

Term of Office: 15.05.2017 - 14.05.2021

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Sept 2020)

Pecuniary Interests: Teaching Assistant at Dame Ellen Pinsent School

 

  Yasir Idris

Responsibilities: Premises Committee / Appeals Committee

Term of Office: 16.10.2020 - 15.10.2024

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Sept 2020)

Pecuniary Interests: Human Resources Manager at another school

Parent Governors

      Paul Bishton

Responsibilities: Personnel & Finance Committee / Premises Committee

Term of office: 28.02.2019 - 27.02.2023

Meetings Attended: 50% (since  Sept 2019)

Pecuniary Interests: None

    Natalie Smith

Re-elected unopposed September 2020

Term of Office: 28.09.2020 - 27.09.2024

Meetings Attended: N/A

Pecuniary Interests: None

Harpreet Lotay

Responsibilities: TBC

Term of office: 11.11.2019 - 10.11.2023

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Nov 2019)

Lisa Walke

Term of Office: 28.09.2020 - 27.09.2024

Meetings Attended: N/A

Pecuniary Interests: 

Staff Governor:

   

 

Donna Cater

Responsibilities:  Curriculum Committee / Esafety Committee

Term of Office: 04.02.2019 - 03.02.2023

Meetings Attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: Deputy Head Teacher at Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Governors who have served over the last 12 months:

Natalie Smith - Term ended July 2020

Alexia Achtypi - Resigned September 2020

Chrysoula Mangafa - Resigned March 2020

Mohammed Wasim - Left March 2020