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Synopsis of Governors' Meeting November 2016

The Governors play a very important role in the life of the school. They work alongside staff to ensure that high levels of achievement are attained. They serve on sub-committies which focus on different aspects of the school such as Finance and the Curriculum Committee. The Full Governing Body Meetings are once each Derbyshire Term.
Governors are always interested in hearing the views of parents, both positive or negative, and can be contacted via the school office, or by email on (the double g is correct).



Mr A. Bradley

Chair of Governors

LA Governor

I was elected as Chair in October 2014, having served as Vice Chair since 2004.  My three children attended the school. I taught in Secondary schools for over thirty-two years, the last eleven as a Head of Department, and have since taught two terms in a Primary school; I am a Supply teacher in another school, as well as volunteer in Grassmoor Primary, including accompanying groups on School visits.All this means I have a knowledge of education from Nursery to Year 11. I administer the School website. I am generally available to meet Parents at the Friday Coffee Mornings in the Library.


Mr R. Whitehead

Vice Chair of Governors.

I have lived in Grassmoor for over 28 years and all my 5 daughters were educated at Grassmoor School, starting in the late 1980’s. I have been a governor for over 12 years and currently serve as a community governor. I am involved in a number of sub committees. During my career I have been involved in a number of roles including finance, recruitment, procurement and IT as well as managing major projects. I feel these experiences have helped me in my role of governor and hopefully benefited the school as a whole.


Mr D. Chapman

Co-opted Governor

As a Grassmoor resident all my life, I attended Grassmoor Infant and Junior School between 1953 and 1959 before going to Tapton House Grammar School and Bradford University. I have worked in the Road Haulage Industry, Steel Works and finally in Local Government specialising in production management and finally as a Contracts Manager with direct responsibility for several million pounds. I was first appointed a school Governor by the education authority in 1974 at Grassmoor Primary School and subsequently at Deincourt, Tibshelf and a series of special schools. As a County Councillor I had many different roles particularly in Education and the Police Authority. I was awarded a Chief Constable's Commendation for "exercising effective governance and making a significant contribution to the development of the Derbyshire Police Force"


Mrs P. Hemsley

Co-opted Governor

I have been a community governor for about 20 years and also worked in our school since 1985 - 2015. My motivation has always been to improve the life chances of children attending our school.


Mr I. Tomlinson

Co-opted Governor

Statement to be added soon.


Miss S. Etheridge

Parent Governor

I have been a Governor since September 2012. I have helped raise money or the School's Adventure Playgound with the F.R.O.G.S.. Also I help out in the Nursery and I hear readers in Year 6.


Mrs M. Slack

Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor and serve on the Finance Committee. All three of my children have been through Grassmoor Primary. I work one - on - one with children to help them improve their Maths and English, and often help in class with crafts.