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Welcome to the Governors' section.

Message from the Chair of Governors, Mr Shaun Kelly

 

We thank the staff, pupils and everyone who has contributed to this website and hope that all parents and guardians find it a useful introduction to Ashfield Primary School.

Ashfield provides the right level of support to each child to equip them for their onward journey through education.  We achieve this by providing our children with a supportive framework. We encourage a spirit of discovery, we promote the realisation within each child that they have the ability to achieve.  At Ashfield we embrace the impact of new technology in the classroom.  It is vitally important that new technology is a focus in our school. We ensure that our staff receive the necessary training to be able to teach these skills in the classroom for the maximum benefit.

Ashfield benefits from a close relationship between pupils, teaching staff, governors and parents.  This manifests itself in an active social calendar, a high level of parental involvement in school activities and an active and highly effective PTA (Friends of Ashfield). 

Every day, in every way, everyone at Ashfield ensures that every child is equally valued and their future is equally worked for.

 

Shaun Kelly

Parents / carers are free to speak to Governors – they can be contacted through the school office.

Governing Body 2015-2016

Membership 17, Quorum, 9

 

 

Governor Name

Type of Governor

Elected by

Start of term of office

Expiry of term of office

Relevant business or financial interest

Mr Shaun Kelly

(Chair of Governors)

Co-Opted

Elected by governors

30/09/2014

30/09/2018

 

Mr Mark Rhodes

(Vice Chair of Governors)

Co-opted

Elected by governos

30/09/2014

30/09/2018

Spouse employee at Ashfield 

Ms Elspeth Warren

Head Teacher

Ex-officio

Ex-officio

 

Ms Angela Georgeson

LA Representative

Elected by the LEA

09/09/201

09/09/2018

 

Ms Linda Morison

Staff Governor

Elected by staff

01/09/2014

01/09/2018

 

Mr Paul Barrowman

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

25/11/2014

25/11/2018

 

Ms Ann Blaikley

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

12/05/2015

12/05/2019

 

Mrs Jo Hind

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

12/05/2015

12/05/2019

 

Mrs Amy Shaffery

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

25/11/2014

25/11/2018

 

Mrs Kathryn Atkins

Co-opted

Elected by governors

12/05/2015

12/05/2019

Leeds city council employee as associate school improvement adviser

Mr Kris Clayden

Co-opted

Elected by governors

30/09/2014

30/09/2018

 

Mrs Karen Hey

Co-opted

Elected by staff

30/09/2014

30/09/2018

 

Mr Guy Jackson

Co-opted

Elected by governors

30/09/2014

30/09/2018

 
           

Mrs Daksha Patel

Co-opted

Elected by governors

30/09/2014

30/09/2018

 
 

Ms Joan Matthews

Clerk to the Governing Body

 

Ashfield Primary School - Governors and committees

 

Governor Name

Governing Body

Pupil Support Committee

Voting rights on this committee

Resources Committee

Voting rights on this committee

Teaching and Learning Committee

Voting rights on this committee

Mr Shaun Kelly

(Chair of Governors)

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Mr Mark Rhodes

(Vice Chair of Governors)

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Chair

 

Ms Elspeth Warren

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Ms Angela Georgeson

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Ms Linda Morison

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Mr Paul Barrowman

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üChair

Ms Ann Blaikley

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Mrs Jo Hind

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Mrs Amy Shaffery

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Mrs Kathryn Atkins

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Mr Kris Clayden

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Mrs Karen Hey

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Mr Guy Jackson

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Mr Peter Jackson

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Mr Sandy Lay

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Mrs Daksha Patel

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Chair

 

 

Mrs Helen Taylor

 

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Governors with specific responsibilities:

 

Area of responsibility

Governor

Complaints

Mr S Kelly

Child protection and safeguarding

Mrs J Hind

Children looked after

Mrs J Hind

SEND

Mrs A Shaffrey

Training

Mrs A Georgeson

Early Years

Mrs A Blaikley

Head teacher performance management

Mr M Rhodes

Mr K Clayden

Mr G Jackson

 

 

Governor day in school 22nd November 2016

Nine of our governors joined us for a day in Ashfield today.  They spent the day attached to a class to see how the school feels when it is full of it's most important people - your children!  They joined in lessons, asked our children many questions, helped out at play time and lunchtime and then joined me for a review after school.

Here are some of the things our governors said about Ashfield:

I saw how positive rewards / reinforcement meant excellent pupil engagement throughout the day.

Children are aware of their targets and could understand how marking, editing and correcting worked.  They used the working walls to aid independence.

Experienced staff had  positive relationships with children.  It was good to see the positive behaviour policy in action and working exceedingly well.

I am proud of being a governor at Ashfield Primary School and days such as today only reinforce that feeling.

Ashfield Primary School is a delightful place for children to learn, grow and develop in preparation for their next step to secondary school

Usually governors visit Ashfield for meetings after the children have gone home. On 24th November 2014, some of Ashfield’s governors came into school while our most important stakeholders – the children – were around.  They wanted to find out more about our school day and our children.

In assembly, the children decided to find out more about some of our governors and created a quiz for them.

What is your name?

Sandy Ley

Dee Patel

Angela Georgeson

Mark Rhodes

Do you have any children?

I have two children who both went to nursery at Ashfield and were taught my Mrs Perring. Beth is now 18 and in Year 13 and Jack is 11 and in Year 6.

 

 

 

Jayna is 19 and at university and Alisha is 13 and at Prince Henry’s.  Both girls came to Ashfield when they were younger.

Both my boys go to Ashfied.  Johhnie is in Willow Class and Patrick is in Acorn Class.

I have 4 children.  Jacob is in Oak Class, Grace is in Elm Class, Archie is in Larch Class and my eldest child is at 6th Form at Prince Henry’s.

What are your hobbies?

I like to watch Rugby League – Leeds Rhinos and I also support Ipswich Town Football Club.

I like reading, swimming and eating chocolate.

I like to go for long walks on the Chevin and I also enjoy eating chocolate.

I like football.  I do football training with two of my boys and I do lots of jobs for my wife.

What is your job?

I have 2 jobs:

I am a nurse in Harrogate Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department.

I am also a councillor representing your adults.

I am a customer services advisor.  I spend my time on the telephone, writing and on the computer.

I teach yoga to pregnant woman and women who have recently had a baby.  It helps them to relax.

I work for a bank as an assistant manager.  I make sure things are always kept running smoothly.

What made you decide to be a governor?

I am interested in children getting the best opportunities.

Mrs Perring asked me 15 years ago when Jayna was in Ashfield’s Early Years.

My mother was a governor so it was something I always wanted to do.  I like to help.

I wanted to support the teachers and help the school run well.

What did you like best about your primary school?

I loved semolina for pudding and milk at playtimes.

I liked play times and chatting to my friends.

I liked putting on shows and concerts.

I liked school dinners.

What do you like best about Ashfield Primary School?

I loved spending time with the children brushing up on my grammar, my fractions and sharing my morning with them. I loved that they were so inquisitive, so willing to question and so willing to learn.

 

I loved that the children were so engaged that a visitor did not stop them working hard.  The learning was fun and the children were welcoming and smiley.

The children at Ashfield really support each other.  I admired how they worked together in groups.

The children are friendly, welcoming and happy.

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