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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

Shirley Hanson
    Shirley Hanson






Responsibilities: WGB, Premises, Personnel & finance Commitee

Term of Office: 26.04.2022 - Present

Meetings Attended: 100% 

Pecuniary Interests: None

Foundation  Trust Governors

  Natalie Smith

 Responsibilities: Curriculum Committee / Appeals Committee

Term of Office: 28.09.2020 - 27.09.2024

Meetings Attended: 83% (since Sept 2021)

Pecuniary Interests: None

  Co-Opted Governors

  Andy Punch

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

Term of Office: 16.01.2017 - 15.01.2025

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Sept 2021)

 Pecuniary Interests: None

  Sadie Bolton 

Responsibilities:  Curriculum Committee / Disciplinary Committee / Esafety  Committee

Term of Office: 11.10.2013 - 10.10.2025 

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Sept 2021)

Pecuniary Interests: None

Parent Governors

  Harpreet Lotay

Responsibilities: Curriculum Committee / Appeals Committee

Term of office: 11.11.2019 - 10.11.2023

Meetings Attended: 66% (since Sept 2021)

Staff Governor

Richard Marshall

Responsibilities:  Curriculum Committee / Esafety Committee

Term of Office: 15/03/2022 - 03.02.2023

Meetings Attended: 100%

Pecuniary Interests: 


Governors who have served over the last 12 months:

Lisa Walke - Term ended October 2022

Michelle Wheatley - Term ended June 2022

Paul Bishton - Term ended  April 2022

Donna Cater - Term ended April 2022

Nick Loveland - Term ended January 2022

Yasir Idris - Term ended November 2021

Michelle Orton - Term ended June 2021

Natalie Smith - Term ended July 2020 - Re-elected

Alexia Achtypi - Resigned September 2020

Chrysoula Mangafa - Resigned March 2020

Mohammed Wasim - Left March 2020