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Governors

Academy Conversion

The Governors of Street Lane Primary School met on 18th January 2018 at 5pm and having considered the outcome of public consultation to complete the conversion of the School into an Academy as part of East Midlands Education Trust on 1st March 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter; and  to delegate to [the Chair of Governors, Vice-chair of Governors and the Headteacher] the authority to take all necessary steps to complete the process of academy conversion on behalf of the current Governing Body, and to sign the appropriate documents on behalf of the Governing Body. After consultation we joined East Midlands Academy Trust on 1st May 2018.

The Trust’s published business declarations list can we found by clicking here. 

Our last full governing body meeting was on Tuesday 21st September 2021. No business interests were declared at this meeting.

Our next full governing body meeting is Tuesday 16th November 2021

For our Terms of Reference and our Scheme of Delegation please Click here

Click here to view funding, annual reports, declaration of business interests and accounts.

Full Governors Meeting Attendance:
Street Lane Primary School FGM Attendance 18-19

Street Lane Primary School FGM Attendance 19-20

Street Lane Primary School FGM Attendance 20-21

Street Lane Primary School SB Attendance 20-21

Street Lane Primary School FGM Attendance 21-22

Governor details for TRA/JFCS/SLP

Mrs Austin-Cooke Head teacher

Category of governor: Ex Officio
Appointed by: Full governing body
Term of Office: 1/6/13 -
Other committees served on: none
Declaration of business interests: none declared

No photo of this member of staff is available yet
Phillip Harding Chair of Governors

Category of governor: Community
Appointed by: Full governing body
Term of office: 18th January 2021 - 17th January 2025
Other committees served on:
Declaration of business interests: none declared
Responsibilities: Chair of governors

Jane Stephens Community Governor

Category of governor: Community
Appointed by: Full governing body
Term of office: 1st February 2018 - 31st January 2022, re-elected as chair 26/9/19
Other committees served on: None
Declaration of business interests: none declared
Responsibilities: Numeracy, Safeguarding, Sport, Humanities
Personal Statement:
We are very lucky at Street Lane Primary School, to have a supportive and caring Governing Body. The Governing Body consists of representatives from parents, staff, Derbyshire County Council and members co-opted by the Governing Body who have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
Our role is to monitor and evaluate performance, act as a critical friend to the Head teacher while supporting and challenging the management of the school. We must also strive to ensure that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, the local community, those who fund and maintain it as well as the staff it employs.
The Governors also deal with formal complaints, personnel, building, policies and some disciplinary matters, all which is done on a voluntary basis.
The Governing Body is committed to ensure that the improvements that have been identified as necessary by any OFSTED inspections and self-assessment are implemented quickly and start to deliver immediate results.
We look forward to working together to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible education for our children.

Tony Stephens Community Governor

Category of governor: Community
Appointed by: Full governing body
Term of office: - 22/9/20 - 21/9/24
Other committees served on: John Flamsteed Community School
Declaration of business interests: none declared
Responsibilities: Science IT
Personal Statement: I am a retired Secondary Deputy Head who taught in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire for 30+ years. The responsibilities in my last position as Deputy included School Curriculum, writing the School Timetable and Pupil Welfare. When my wife and I moved to Ripley, Derbyshire I became a Governor at John Flamsteed School and an Academy Trustee when the school changed to Academy Status. At John Flamsteed School I became both Chair and Vice Chair of Governors during my tenure. Before moving to Ripley, I was Chair of Governors at a local secondary school in Hemel Hempstead.
After retiring I was appointed as a Visiting Examiner for the umbrella examination organisation (JCQ) where I inspected secondary schools and how they run their examinations both for GCSE and AS Levels. In addition, I was expected to check all aspects of their security concerning examination papers. After moving to Ripley, I continued this role in schools in Derbyshire and Leicestershire.
I am a founder member of the Ripley and District U3A (University of the Third Age) where I serve on the Executive Committee as Membership Secretary. my wife and I coordinate the Dining Group and Wine Appreciation Group. I coordinate the Genealogy and Computer Groups.
My interests include all aspects of computing, reading, music and driving.

Chloe Curtis Staff Governor

Category of governor: Staff
Appointed by:
Term of office: 1/9/2021 - 31/8/2025
Other committees served on: none
Declaration of business interests: none declared
Responsibilities:

Personal statement:

Jacqui Bridges Community Governor

Category of governor: Community
Appointed by: Full governing body
Term of office: 11th May 2021 - 10th May 2025
Other committees served on: none
Declaration of business interests: none declared
Responsibilities: Literacy, Health and Safety, Anti-Bullying

Personal statement:

No photo of this member of staff is available yet
Deborah Lofthouse Community Governor

Category of governor: Community
Appointed by: Full governing body
Term of office: 26th January 2021 - 25th January 2025
Other committees served on: none
Declaration of business interests: none declared
Responsibilities: Early Career Framework

Personal statement:
I have worked in both the public sector and commercial businesses for over 40 years from a girl Friday to a Director of a waste management company. l am a qualified to teach 16-year-olds to adults which I did for many years.

I have always had an active part in my children’s education both inside the classroom and outside at sports and fundraising events. At my children’s school I became Chair of the Friends of the School and later invited to be a governor before moving from Buckinghamshire to Derbyshire.

I have recently been actively working with local business to help schools gain facilities that they may not have had the money for, one such project was to help with reading where we took the story from inside to the outside. We created a bridge made out of recycled wood to crossover to the vegetable plot, then created a willow circle where a storyteller’s chair was placed, seating was made out of logs from trees that had been cut down in the school grounds. I have also been very active in all Derby primary schools introducing recycling methods and projects gaining many schools their eco awards. I was also a school governor at two schools in Derby and held the post of resources manager. I worked with the business manager of the two schools to do a tender process for their school’s meals.

Now both of my grandchildren will be at Street Lane from September I am delighted to be a community governor and look forward to contributing anything that I can that will assist in its continued success.

Laura Wood Parent Governor

Category of governor: Parent
Appointed by: Full governing body
Term of office: 22/9/20 - 21/9/24
Other committees served on: None
Declaration of business interests: none declared
Responsibilities: Assessments, SEND, LAC, Pupil Premium
Personal Statement:

Cheryl Rowland Parent Governor

Category of governor: Parent
Appointed by: Full governing body
Term of office: 4th May 2021 - 3rd May 2025
Other committees served on: none
Declaration of business interests: none declared
Responsibilities: Foundation Subjects, RE,PHSE,Early Years

Personal Statement: After 22 years in my previous profession, I am now in the process of changing my career towards the education sector. I have been a service training instructor, and this involved mentoring, teaching and nurturing young adults into their chosen career. I was also appointed as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ambassador which took me into schools to promote STEM learning and careers. In 2018 I was awarded a Women In Defence (WID) medal for my contribution and promotion of STEM within schools and colleges.
I am delighted to be a Parent governor at Street lane Primary school and look forward to contributing anything that I can that will assist in its continued success.

My interests include Outdoor pursuit activities, animal welfare and gardening.

Kelly Brentnall Clerk to Governors

Appointed by: Full governing body
Term of office: 4 years
Date appointed: 1st Jan 2018
Other committees served on: none
Declaration of business interests: none declared
Responsibilities: Clerk

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