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Our Governors

Governing Board

Meet our Governing Board.....

Miss Kirsty Goldsmith - Headteacher

As part of my responsibilities as the Headteacher, I am a member of the governing board. Over the school year, we meet up regularly to consider the strategic aspects impacting Edleston Primary and our students. Our focus is very much us all having clarity of the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the future of the school for the benefit of the students. 

In this role, I keep the board informed about the strengths of the school and any areas for improvement. We work together to deliver the school development plan, finance and to ensure the school is running to the very best of its ability. Through the day-to-day management of the school, I implement the strategic priorities of the governing board.  

The role of any governor is to support and challenge the school leaders. 

 head@edleston.cheshire.sch.uk

Role Commenced on 8th January 2024 


Miss Emma Humphries - Chair of the Governing Board.

Full Governing Board Chair - Co-opted

Our Governing Board's vision for our school is to create a safe, nurturing environment which enables each child to attain greatness and a lifelong love of learning.  We recognize that teamwork between staff, parents and children, working together with respect has the greatest impact on our children. I believe everyone has a place in the life of the school and that our school is the heart of the community.

chair@edleston.cheshire.sch.uk

Role Commenced on 26th November 2016 - Term of Office 26th November 2020 - 25th November 2024


Mr Len Simm - Local Authority Governor

Vice Chair Leadership and Mangement & Salary and Recruitment Chair

For a number of years I worked for an international gas producing company. After taking early retirement I took up a new career in teaching at Coleg Cambria where I had responsibility for writing up and delivering bespoke courses for industry. Alongside this I also lectured on A level management courses. Whilst at the college, I was involved in various European ESF projects sharing best practices between small companies in Europe. After fully retiring I worked for the Local Authority on a part-time basis supporting families whose children had learning challenges, some of whom needed the additional support of EHCP plans.Prior to joining the Governing board at Edleston Primary, I had previous experience of governorship at another Primary School in Crewe.

 len.gb@edleston.cheshire.sch.uk

Role Commenced on 11th May 2018 - Term of Office: 9th July 2023 - 8th July 2027


Mrs Wendy Spry - Staff Governor

(Class Teacher)

I have had the pleasure of being at Edleston since 2008.  I am the Year 3 class teacher but have previously taught in Year 1, so have experience of both Key Stage 1 and 2. I am subject lead for Geography and PSHE. It is a pleasure to work in this school and I feel privileged to be part of our children's life, not only to support them in their education, but also to help guide them through the up and downs of daily life, celebrating their many individual achievements. 
wspry@edleston.cheshire.sch.uk

Role Commenced on 8th October 2020 - Term of Office: 8th October 2020 -7th October 2024


Mr John Simpson 

Co-opted Governor

I am a retired Police Officer and former Learning Mentor at Edleston Primary School. Originally from Lancaster, I relocated to Crewe in 1978. I have a wealth of experience in the Education sector and feel I can contribute greatly to the Governing Board. I am a keen walker often joined by my Shar Pei: Digit. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Jsimpson.gb@edleston.cheshire.sch.uk

Role Commenced on 5th May 2022 - Term of Office: 5th May 2022 - 4th May 2026

 


Mrs Agnieszka Hac - Parent Governor

I’m a mum to a beautiful girl, currently a pupil at Edleston Primary. In my current job role, I payroll hours and sort problems to ensure everybody is paid correctly; dealing with different languages/cultures. I have a very strong ethical stance and values. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn in a happy, fun, organised and a structured way.

ahacGB@edleston.cheshire.sch.uk

Role Commenced on 1st November 2023 - Term of Office 1st November 2023 - 31st October 2027

 


Mr Chrysanthus Maswegho Pekwangko - Parent Governor

An enthusiastic advocate for education, and a career marked by leadership in education, I bring extensive experience to the table. As a dedicated parent, my commitment extends to the two young minds I nurture who currently thrive within our school community. This dual perspective, coupled with a passion for fostering positive learning environments, fuels my desire to contribute actively as a member of our school's governing body. I am poised to bring organisational skills, dedication, and a genuine commitment to the continuous improvement of our school.

C.MasweghoGB@edleston.cheshire.sch.uk

Role Commenced on 1st November 2023 - Term of Office 1st November 2023 - 31st October 2027


Mrs Rubie Ibuola nee Targema-Takema  - Co-opted Governor

I have been in academia for the last 7 years, my first degree was in software engineering and my second was  a research degree in Educational technology. My passion and interest has often been at the intersection of Education and Technology and it was such a pleasure to join Edleston Primary School in hopes of moving the school further in this area. I have mostly been in higher education, but my PhD focused on developing a framework that supports technology integration in Primary schools. This has increased my desire to see more primary schools across the country do better in utilising technology to improve teaching and learning. I currently work as a lecturer in QA where I lecture technical courses, and in my free time I blog, bake and play basketball

Role Commenced on 11th May 2023 - Term of Office 11th May 2023 - 10th May 2027


Mrs Joanne Davies  - Co-opted Governor

I am a mum of three children, now all at secondary school and have worked in the marketing industry for 22 years. I have experience across a variety of sectors including Tourism, DIY, Industrial Gases and currently work for an Education charity.

I have volunteered for a variety of organisations, including the MCHT Charitable Trust, the NCT, the Scouts and more recently mentored a teenager in an inner city school for 12 months.

I believe that working together with the children, staff, parents and the community will have the greatest impact on the children and their future. I am a passionate mental health and wellbeing advocate and believe that all children and young people should have access to the same opportunities and chances in life and learning. I look forward to being an active member of the governing board and helping to positively impact the continuous improvement of the school.

Role Commenced on 30th November 2023 - Term of Office 30th November 2023 - 29th November 2027


Miss Olivia Williams - Co-opted Governor

I’m delighted to be a govenor for Edleston primary school, not only is it a rewarding experience that allows me to contribute to the education and development of the young people but also an opportunity to support the local community. I have great interest in diversity, equality and inclusion believing in fairness and making sure everyone has equal opportunities. Having attended an international school myself, I strongly believe that diversity brings people together, providing a variety of different perspective, that helps shape young people. I look forward to contributing the skills and knowledge acquired from my current digital marketing degree apprenticeship. 

Role Commenced on 28th June 2023 - Term of Office 28th June 2023 - 27th June 2027


Cheryl Jackson is the clerk to the Governing Board.

The governing board of Edleston Primary School consists of 10 governors.

EDLESTON PRIMARY SCHOOL – GOVERNING BOARD 

Register of Interest

Name of Governor

 Commencement of Role Date

Business Interests

Member of other Educational Establishments Governing Board

Details of any relationships between Governors and members of staff

Miss K Goldsmith

8th January 2023

None to declare

None

None

Miss E Humphries

26th November 2016

None to declare

The Oaks Academy

None

Mrs W Spry

8th October 2020

None to declare

None

None

Mr L Simm

11th May 2018

None to declare

None

None

Mr J Simpson

5th May 2022

None to declare

None

None

Mrs A Hac

1st November 2023 TBC TBC

TBC

Mr Maswegho-Pekwangho

1st November 2023

TBC

TBC

TBC

Mrs R Ibuola

11th May 2023

TBC

TBC

TBC

Mrs J Davies

30th November 2023

TBC

TBC

TBC

Miss O Williams

28th June 2023

TBC

TCC

TBC

None of the Governing Board members of Edleston Primary School have finance interests that are financially tied to the school.

*** updated January 2024

Governing Board Attendance to meetings.

Please note from September 2022 all sub-commitees were amalgamated into one govening board. Previous minutes and attendance data can be accessed in the archived area here: /page/?title=Governing+Board+Archived+Information&pid=35

Name

FGB

22/08/22

S&R

22/11/22

 

FGB 

30/11/22

FGB

26/01/23

FGB

9/3/23

FGB

11/5/23

FGB

28/6/23

FGB

21/9/23

S&R

21/11/23

FGB

31/11/23

  FGB

 01/02/24

Miss K Goldsmith

           

 

        Yes

Miss E Humphries

  Yes   Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Mr L Simm

  Yes   No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Mr J Simpson

  Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mrs W Spry

  No   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Mrs A Hac

                    Yes Yes

Mr C Maswegho-Pekwangho

                    Yes Virtual
Ms R Ibuola               Yes Yes - Virtual     Virtual

Mrs J Davies

                    Yes Yes

Miss O Williams

              No No   Yes Yes

Miss C Procter 

              Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs K Bailey       Yes Yes Yes            

Mrs A Nowcien

      No Yes Yes No        Yes - Virtual No longer serving      

Mr S Houlson 

      No  Yes No     No longer serving      

Mrs R Bagni

  Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Retired, No longer serving      

*The grey squares indicate members who are not required to attend. 

Contact information for Edleston Primary Governing Board.

Clerk to the Governing board; Cheryl Jackson

Cheryl.Jackson@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Edleston Primary School

Denver Avenue

Crewe

CW2 7PX

Telephone number: 01270 910325

Copies of Governing Body meeting minutes are kept by the clerk to the Governing Board. Requests can be made in writing to the clerk if you would like a copy. All minutes displayed are from September 2020.  Information regarding attendance to meetings prior to August 2022 can be found in the document section of the governing page. 

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