Governor Pen Pictures
Madeleine Rogers, Parent Governor, Chair - I have three children at school who are in Y5, Y3 and Y1. I am a barrister with a background in family law and currently work part-time. I have previous experience of being a governor, having been a parent governor at my children’s former school and nursery for three years (2011-2014).
As a parent governor, I am happy to represent the views of parents and am friendly and approachable. You will normally find me in the playground on Wednesdays and Fridays. I have the confidence to ask challenging questions from an informed perspective and aim to support the school to ensure that each child achieves his or her full potential, both educationally and socially.
Bernard Eyre Foundation Governor, Vice Chair - Former pupil of this school, son of a local farmer, Army Officer (Captain RAOC) Worked in the cement manufacturing industry both in line management, ultimately commissioning new water complex and in restructuring using both work life practice and pay structures. Worked with grown up children, active in the village life and welfare support for a number of national charities
Fiona Jackson, Headteacher - It is a great privilege to be the Headteacher of this school. As a previous pupil myself, it is an exciting prospect being able to work with the school community for the good of all who have a stake in the school, especially the children. With everyone's support, I hope to be able to build upon the previous status of the school and improve opportunities and outcomes for the children.
Lindsey Garner, Foundation Governor - Having been a member of the Governing Body since 1985, I have represented Parents, Teaching Staff and the Church during that time. I currently teach in Year 3 and am a member of the Senior Management Team. I love my job and always strive to do my very best for all the children who make up our wonderful school family.
Angharad Ugonna, Parent Governor - I have two children in the school and see the importance that a school has in harnessing every childs love of learning. The value of a good education cannot be underestimated and I wish to support the school in its endeavour to make sure that every child at Hathersage St. Michaels is a happy and well-rounded individual.
I am a lecturer in mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University where good teaching and learning practices are upheld. As a department we are always looking for innovative ways in which we can enhance the learning experiences of our students.
I love living in Hathersage with its beautiful countryside and active community. We are a very active family who enjoy exploring, walking, running, cycling and swimming.
Kirsty Rogerson, Foundation Governor - I am a mother to 2 children who both went to our playgroup before being in the school and going to Peaktime. I am a G.P in Sheffield but manage to get to the school gates to pick them up a few times a week. I love living in this community and believe the school and the churches are some of the most important hubs. The school motto is 'learning,laughing,living'-I believe we must all work hard to ensure our children have a happy,fun childhood which both nurtures and prepares them for later life.
Trevor Punt, Local Authority Governor - I have two children at the school and a happy resident of the community of Hathersage. I’m a local businessman, running a data management and trade show registration company. Having a pith helmet and willing to travel, I’m as likely to be found in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or a number of other countries around the world as I am in the village. I hope that the overseas experience can lend some experience and colour to my Governor duties and to the wider school as well.
Glen (Glenice) Musgrave, Foundation Governor - I have done many things in my life so far, but by far the most rewarding things have been done whilst working with children. I spent my last working years as a school clerk in an inner city C of E aided school, where the school was an oasis for many children needing stability in their lives. I also spent 25 years in the Cub section of Scouting, seeing children mature and develop in interests and confidence. At Hathersage school I hold a a singing group with a friend - Junior Church Choir, where we learn songs and encourage children to come to special services in church to sing. As a Governor I will offer my experiences to help the school in whatever way I am able.
Revd. Jude Davis, Ex Officio Foundation Governor - I'm in the fortunate position of being Vicar of the parishes of Hathersage, Grindleford, and Bamford. This means I'm regularly in and out of all the schools in the villages and can hopefully try and share ideas and good practice across the three. As a Governor at Hathersage St Michael's, I work hard to make sure the school maintains it's excellent links with the rest of the community. It's always a pleasure to call into school and see how much the children are enjoying their work. We should be very grateful for all our wonderful staff!
Gemma Phipps, Staff Governor - I am currently the Deputy Head Teacher at Hathersage, St. Michael’s CE (A) School and was pleased to be nominated as Staff governor and therefore take my position on the Governing Board.
Elisabeth Madden, Foundation Governor - I am one of the Foundation Governors appointed and supported by St Michael's parish church. I was a primary school teacher for 30 years spending the last years working in Milton Keynes, liaising between homes, schools, parents and teachers and outside agencies. l became even more convinced of the importance of homes and schools working together for support and understanding to ensure that children had the best possible education in every way. As a grandmother I continue to see the importance of this too and trust that these experiences will enable me in some small way to continue to be involved in our school and the church and village communities.
Jo Wood, Co-opted Governor – I have lived in Hathersage for over 40 years and am a mother to Hannah who is a reception teacher in Wakefield. A teacher by profession specialising in children with learning problems I visited all the disciplines involved with individual pupils to build a complete picture before planning a learning programme. I feel privileged to have spent time with Y6, leaving 2016, as their Governor Buddy as I have been able to watch their development in every class since reception.
Steve Wyatt, Clerk to Governors - I am clerk to Governors at 4 schools in Derbyshire including Hathersage St. Michaels where I’ve been clerk for 5 years. I also work part-time at Hathersage in the school office. I worked as a project manager for many years and so I am disciplined in keeping documentation up to date – essential when supporting a governing body. I do not live in the village but on the outskirts of Sheffield but spend a great deal of my time in Derbyshire having until recently been a member of the National Park Ranger Service.