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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@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: 50% (since Sept 2019)

Pecuniary Interests: None

Foundation  Trust Governors

    Sadie Bolton 

Responsibilities:  Curriculum Committee / Appeals Committee / Esafety  Committee

Term of Office: 11.10.2013 - 10.10.2021

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Sept 2019)

Pecuniary Interests: None

  Michelle Orton

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

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

Meetings attended: 100% (since  Sept 2019)

Pecuniary Interests: None

Co-Opted Governors:

  Andy Punch

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

Term of Office: 16.01.2017 - 15.01.2021

Meetings Attended: 50% (since Sept 2019)

 Pecuniary Interests: None

Chrysoula Mangafa

Responsibilities: Curriculum Committee / Appeals Committee / Esafety Committee

Term of Office: 16.01.2017 - 15.01.2021

Meetings Attended: 50% (since  Sept 2019)

Pecuniary Interests: None

 Michelle Wheatley

Responsibilities: Premises Committee

Term of Office: 15.05.2017 - 14.05.2021

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Sept 2019)

Pecuniary Interests: Teaching Assistant at Dame Ellen Pinsent School

 Alexia Achtypi

Responsibilities: Esafety Committee / Curriculum Committee / Appeals Committee

Term of Office: 04.12.2017 - 03.12.2021

Meetings Attended: 50% (since Sept 2019)

Pecuniary  Interests: None

We currently have one vacancy for this category governor.

Parent Governors:

     Natalie Smith

Responsibilities: Curriculum  Committee / Appeals Committee

Term of office: 18.07.2016 - 17.07.2020

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Sept 2019)

Pecuniary Interests: None

 

 

 

Mohammed Wasim    

Responsibilities: TBC

Term of office: 04.12.2017 - 03.12.2021

Meetings Attended: nil% (since Sept 2019)

Pecuniary Interests: None

 

  Paul Bishton

Responsibilities: Personnel & Finance Committee / Premises Committee

Term of office: 28.02.2019 - 27.02.2023

Meetings Attended: 100% (since  Sept 2019)

Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Harpreet Lotay

Responsibilities: TBC

Term of office: 11.11.2019 - 10.11.2023

Meetings Attended: 100% (since Nov 2019)

 

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:

Kirsty Blaze-Jones

Term of Office: Resigned December 2018