Northgate Primary School

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Meet our Governors

As you will see from the profiles, our governors come from all sections of the community.
Parents, staff, local residents, education, and local businesses are all represented. This is important because it means there is a diversity of views and experience to inform our discussions and decision-making.
We work together as a team and are committed to the school ensuring that all our children have the best possible education, achieve their full potential and are happy, healthy and safe during their time with us

Julie Bailey

Chair Of Governors

Julie was appointed Governor in 2014.   She works as a book-keeper.  She has two children but still finds time to come into school regularly. She has taken a particular interest in attendance at the school.  She took on the role as Vice Chair in September 2014. As well as attendance, she also has specific responsibility for special educational needs.  Julie was previously on the Sunflowers Committee at the school. Julie also meets with parents wishing to discuss concerns with a member of the governing body.    She is also a trained first aider. She is one of the governors responsible for the head teacher’s performance review.  Julie became a Governor because she believes every child deserves the best start in life.

Paula Waters-Bunn

Parent Governor, Vice Chair

Paula was appointed Governor at the school in September 2013. She was born and raised in Great Yarmouth and started working at the local Tax Office when she left college. Whilst working full time she also studied in the evenings to gain a degree in Business Administration. Following redundancy, she found a new job in an Accounts Department for a local business. Throughout her working life she has always been involved with Health & Safety.  She became a Local Authority Governor as she is married to a Secondary School Teacher and wanted to understand more about primary schools. She is keen to share any experience and knowledge she has that will help in any way. Paula has one child, a boy called Nathan She feels the job of being a mum may be the hardest job she has ever had!  She worked full time until the birth of her baby.  Paula is keen to become more involved in the school and is on the Finance & Personnel and Health & Safety Committees. She is also one of the governors responsible for the head teacher’s performance review.

Cathy Grey

Parent Governor

My name is Cathy Grey, I am a full time carer for my husband who has a disability. I have 3 children, one with ADHD and 2 currently in Northgate Primary School, where I am a new parent governor, joining in July 2018. I have helped to set up a new Multiple Sclerosis Support Group in Gorleston for which I am the Chair person. For most of my life I have worked in catering and the care sector. I have catering qualifications, a first aid certificate, have been trained in epilepsy and mental health awareness. I also have a current child minding certificate. I was adopted into my very large family and grew up in Norwich, we moved to Great Yarmouth 10 years ago. I look forward to learning new skills in school, getting to know about the role of a governor, helping children and understanding about how a school is run.

Sarah Heaffey

Staff Governor

Sarah was appointed Governor in 2014 having worked as a Teacher at Northgate Infants School in Year 2, Year 1 and now teaching in Reception. She is a Member of the Institute for Learning (MIfL), a Founder Member of the Institute for Leadership & Management and is a qualified NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier.  Sarah has a strong background in Education and Training and has worked in Belgium, Finland and the Middle East. Having two children with Special Educational Needs, Sarah has experience of the difficulties of guiding them through the education system; this has led to her developing experience of reading and writing difficulties and working with the Department for Education to influence policies at a National level. When not at work Sarah is part of a team working with the Royal Yachting Association on the Norfolk Broads teaching children how to sail.  As a governor, s he has specific responsibility for Humanities and Reception

Daniel Hunt

Parent Governor

Daniel was appointed as Governor in 2014; initially as an Associate Governor.  Daniel works as a Bus Driver and holds a PCV NVQ Level 2 and a Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 2. Daniel has three children; one attending Northgate school and he applied to be a governor so that, as a parent, he could become more involved in the school.  Daniel is enthusiastic and visits the school regularly.  He is on the Premises and Health and Safety Committee and has specific responsibility for physical education in the school.  Daniel also helps with Breakfast Club.

Marc Smout

Parent Governor

Kirsty Nicholas

Parent Governor

My name is Kirsty Nicholas and I have been a Parent Governor at Northgate Primary school since November 2014. I have 3 children that are currently at Northgate Primary School and wanted to be a Parent Governor so I can gain a better understanding of how the school is run. I am currently studying a degree in Early Years, Play work and Education and I am working as a Family support worker at a local Children's Centre.

Kimberley Sheldrake

Governor

Kimberley has been a Governor at Northgate Infants since October 2011.  She has lived all her life in Great Yarmouth, working with children in different child care settings ranging in age from 3 months to 8 years. She applied to be a Governor at Northgate Infants as she wanted to be part of the governing body. She understands that governors play an important part in the running of the school.  It was also helpful to the governing body that she was already the Health and Safety Officer for the school. Kimberley started at Northgate as a Teaching Assistant in Year 3 and is now a HLTA who works mainly in Year 2 but also provides cover in other classes. Kimberley is on the Premises/Health and Safety Committee at the school and the pre-school Sunflowers Committee and has specific responsibility for English in the school.

Paul Cooper

Associate Governor

Paul joined as Governor in 2007 and became Chair of Governors before requesting to be an Associate Governor. Paul’s educational background consists of nearly 30 years as a schoolmaster in the secondary sector.  In his last few years he was Head of Department for R.S.E. at Lynn Grove High School where he underwent a successful OFSTED inspection.  Since his retirement, Paul has followed educational trends and finds it interesting to be involved in another sector of education.  His background and experience has been invaluable to the school.

Northgate Primary School – Membership 2017-18

Governor Name GovernorType Appointed Term of Office Stood down Term Ends Percuniary Interests
Pat Marsden LA 25/10/2015 4 years Yes 25/10/2019

 None

Lindsay Hanger Headteacher Head 2010 open No  

 None

Sarah Heaffey

Staff

18/09/2014

4 years

No

18/09/2018

 None

Kimberley Sheldrake

Co-opted

25/02/2015

4 years

No

24/02/2019

 None

Paula Waters-Bunn

LA

19/03/2015

4 years

No

18/03/2019

 None

Julie Bailey – Chair

Parent

18/11/2017

4 years

No

17/11/2021

 None

Daniel Hunt

Co-opted

10/11/2017

4 years

No

09/11/2021

 None

Kirsty Nicholas

Parent

20/11/2015

4 years

No

19/11/2019

 None

Sonia Noble-Parker

Parent

27/05/2016

4 years

Yes

26/05/2020

 None

Paul Cooper

Associate

N/A

open

No

N/A

 None

Marc Smout

Parent

15/06/2018

4Years

No

14/06/2022

 None

Cathy Grey

Parent

15/06/2018

4Years

No

14/06/2022

 None

Elanor Porter

Parent

23/07/2018

4Years

No

22/07/2022

 None

Northgate Primary School - Committee Membership – 2017-18

Governor Name

GovernorType

Curriculum

Finance & Personnel

Premises & H&S

Head-teacher’s

PM

Hearings

Panel

Appeals

Panel

Pupil Discipline

Panel

Sun-flowers

Responsibilities:

Pat Marsden – Chair

LA

x

x

 

 

x

 

x

x

Safeguarding/LAC

Training

Lindsay Hanger

Headteacher

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher

Sarah
Heaffey

Staff

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT, Humanities

Reception

Kimberley
Sheldrake

Co-opted

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

x

English/ICT/

Health and Safety

Paula
Waters-Bunn

LA

 

x

x

x

 

 

 

x

HT performance review

Julie Bailey – Vice Chair

Parent

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

SEND/Attendance

Daniel
Hunt

Co-opted

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

PE/Maths

Kirsty Nicholas

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Gifted and Talented/ RE

Sonia Noble-Parker

Parent

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Cooper

Associate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northgate Primary School – Attendance 2017-18

Governor Name

GovernorType

12/10/17

20/10/17

30/11/17

08/02/18

 14/06/18

 19/07/18

 

 

 

Pat Marsden

LA

Apologies

x

x

 x

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Hanger

Headteacher

x

x

x

 x

 x

 x

 

 

 

Sarah Heaffey

Staff

x

x

x

 Apologies

 x

 x

 

 

 

Kimberley
Sheldrake

Co-opted

x

x

x

 x

 x

 x

 

 

 

Paula Waters-Bunn

LA

x

x

x

 x

 x

 x

 

 

 

Julie Bailey – Chair

Parent

Apologies

x

x

 x

 x

 Apologies

 

 

 

Daniel Hunt

Co-opted

Apologies

Apologies

x

Apologies

 Apologies

 Apologies

 

 

 

Kirsty Nicholas

Parent

Apologies

x

x

 x

 x

 Apologies

 

 

 

Sonia Noble-Parker

Parent

x

Apologies

x

 Apologies

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Cooper

Associate

x

Apologies

Apologies

 x

 x

 x

 

 

 

Cathy Grey

       

 

 x

 x

 

 

 

Marc Smout

       

 

 x

 x

 

 

 

Elanor Porter

       

 

 

 x

 

 

 

Northgate Primary School – Attendance 2016-17

Governor Name

Governor
Type

20/10/16

Finance Committee

Health and safety Committee

02/02/17

Health and
Safety Committee
06/03/17

Curriculum Committee
10/03/17

30/03/17

Finance Committee
12/06/17

29/06/17

Pat Marsden –Chair

LA

x

x

 

x

 

x

x

x

x

Lindsay Hanger

Headteacher

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Sarah Heaffey

Staff

x

 

 

x

 

x

x

 

x

Kimberley
Sheldrake

Co-opted

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

Paula

Waters-Bunn

LA

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Julie Bailey – Vice Chair

Parent

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

Daniel

Hunt

Co-opted

x

 

x

x

x

Apologies

Apologies

 

x

Kirsty Nicholas

Parent

x

 

 

x

 

x

x

 

x

Sonia Noble-Parker

Parent

x

 

 

x

 

x

Apologies

 

x

Sharon Reader

Parent

Apologies

 

 

Apologies

 

 

Apologies

 

x

Paul Cooper

Associate

Apologies

 

 

x

 

 

x

 

Apologies

Tracey Knowles

Associate

x

 

 

No word

 

 

No word

 

Apologies