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 Rendall, via the school.
Meet our Governors-
Jenny Rendall- 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 with Northampton Borough Council on marketing and public relations for its enterprise zone and Northampton Alive regeneration programme. I have worked in this field since 2009, before which I was a journalist with several provincial newspapers.
Lee Thomas- Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor at Earl Spencer for over 4 years and have two children both either attend or attended Earl Spencer Primary School- Luke who now attends secondary school in Year 7 and Sherisse, who is in Year 3. I have worked for Travis Perkins PLC for 12 yrs as a Quality Control Supervisor.
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.
Angela Martin – Staff Governor
I am a Teacher at Earl Spencer primary School, currently working in year 1 and this is my second year as a staff governor. I have 6 years of teaching experience, which is mostly in EYFS and KS1. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and watching children progress throughout the year. As a staff governor I feel I can give a real insight into daily life and the good practises that occur every day. I have worked at Earl Spencer for 3 years and feel proud to watch the school develop and continue to support children and their families in such a brilliant way.
Under our constitution, the Governing Body at Earl Spencer consists of:
1 Head Teacher
2 Parent Governors
1 Staff Governor
1 LA Governor
7 Co-opted Governors
We currently have 2 Vacancies: 1 co-opted and 1 parent.