Our School Governors at Earl Spencer Primary act as a team. They supervise all aspects of school activity from the learning experiences of children to the business management of the school. Many of the governors bring individual expertise to their role in addition to their background as parents, Local Authority representatives, school staff or members of the community.
Through collaboration with the Headteacher and other staff, the Governors strive to create a safe, caring and happy environment where everybody is respected and valued. The children in our care are afforded every opportunity to achieve their potential both academically and socially and to recognise the unique contribution that they have to make to the world around them.
Governors at Earl Spencer all have areas which they focus on, working to both support and challenge leaders at the school to continually strive to improve the quality of education we provide.
In our Ofsted inspection in November 2015, our report concluded:
“Governors know the school and the pupils extremely well. They visit the school regularly. They are diligent in their focus on the priorities for improvement and ensure that goals set are achieved. They are meticulous in making sure that no aspect of the work is neglected.”
Any vacancies on the Governing Body will be indicated below. If you are interested in becoming a school governor then please contact the Chair of Governors, Jenny Daniels, via the school.
Members of the Governing Body 2018-19
|Chair of Governors||Jenny Daniels|
|Deputy Chair of Governors||Craig Forsyth|
|Clerk to Governors||Jane Hall|
|Co-Headteachers||Liz Brear & Nicky Sutton|
|Staff Governors||Heather Edwards|
Under our constitution, the Governing Body at Earl Spencer consists of:
2 Co Head Teachers
1 Staff Governor
5 Co-opted Governors
1 LA Governor
Total: 9 Governors
We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor
Meet our Governors
Jenny Daniels- Chair
I’ve been a governor for 20 years and all my 3 children did very well at Earl Spencer. When they left, I felt really committed to the school so stayed. I’ve worked for Northamptonshire County Council for several years now supporting councillors and arranging their meetings. I have huge experience in governance not just from my job but from previous roles in various community settings. I have been a volunteer youth worker and community development officer.
Craig Forsyth- Vice Chair
I work as marketing and communications manager for Northampton Borough Council. I have worked in this field since 2009, before which I was a journalist with several provincial newspapers.
June Climie- Co-opted Governor
I have worked in school finance at a local primary school for the past 15 years. My family has lived in the area for 25 years and my two sons went to nearby schools. I have experience of school budgets and how funding is used and have been a governor for just over a year. I currently sit on the Finance Committee and am also the governor for Inclusion. I believe governors play an important role in the direction of the school and that a supportive, involved governing body is vital. I visit the school regularly and am learning more about the staff and pupils I meet.
Bal Birdy- LA Governor
As a Solutions Architect I've had the privilege of working in different countries, and combing this with my wife who is also a primary school teacher, I've had exposure to the way the education system works differently globally. Having now returned to the UK I wanted to give back to the community, and help support my local school, by hopefully imparting some of this knowledge to help produce a successful outcome for the next generation.