01246 850349

North Wingfield Road, Grassmoor, Chesterfield, S42 5EP


Grassmoor Primary School


The Governors play a very important role in the life of the school. They work alongside staff to ensure that high levels of attainment and achievement are attained by monitoring what is happening in school  The Full Governing Body Meetings are once each Derbyshire Term, with Committee meetings in between.

Meet the Governors:


Mr Andrew. 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 David Chapman   

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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 Pam. 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 Ian Tomlinson      

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Co-opted Governor 

Mr Matthew Bunting

Parent Governor.


Miss Beverley Lawrence

Parent Governor


Mrs S James


Acting Headteacher


Miss Janine Barkes

Staff Governor


Mrs L.yndsey Nelson

Observer (Deputy Headteacher)