School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.
Key roles of Governors:
- To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
- To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
- To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
Governing Body Details
Paul Collins – Chair of Governors
Having been a governor since 2013, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching our school develop and grow, whilst playing a part in shaping the future direction of travel. I am married to Emma and have two children who both attend and enjoy Heatherley life. We have a great school with committed and talented staff and I look forward to the exciting times ahead.
My name is Sarah, parent of two children within school. I have been a parent governor since September 2015. When not at work or School, I enjoy weekends away, socialising with extended with family and friends, getting glammed up for a nights out, going to gigs and concerts, I have also been known to do a bit of glamping but after careful consideration, I have discovered I much prefer a sun lounger to a tent.
My name is Colin Burgess and I have been a governor at the school since I started as a parent governor when my two sons were pupils, and now 23 years later I am still here. I am an active member of the Finance,General Purposes and Personnel and the Strategic Development,Pupils and Discipline Committees as well as Link Governor within the school for Maths, Safer Recruitment, Healthy Lifestyles and Safeguarding and Child Protection.
I am also football coach at the school having an after school Football club, and look after the school team which plays in the Dukeries Primary Schools League of which I am also Secretary.
I was initially interested in becoming a Governor because I work full-time and rarely get the chance to come to school and I felt like I was out of touch with things. Being a Governor allows me the opportunity to get involved, make a difference and feel like I am giving something back not only to my local community, but more importantly to the school and the teachers who are doing a fantastic job and having such a positive impact on both my child’s education and development as an individual.
I had no idea how much hard work, commitment and dedication there is behind the scenes at Heatherley, and the Governing Body works tirelessly to support the school in ensuring it’s not only delivering, but exceeding the required standards. I’m able to use the skills I’ve gained in the workplace on a day to day basis and transfer them into a role which makes a difference as s volunteer. I’m proud to be part of a hardworking team who will help support Heatherley to achieve an even brighter future.
I’ve been a parent governor for two years at Heatherley. I’m a Manager for a construction company and married to Nicola Croucher and we have five children.
I am a local resident, living with my fiance and our young son and I currently work in Mansfield for REAL Education. I manage a Key Stage 4 provision teaching Music Technology and Digital Arts. Before this, I worked for a number of years in the Student Support department at Garibaldi College and I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Teesside. I wanted to become a governor at Heatherley as it was not only the next step in my understanding of the education system but, I feel a genuine desire to help improve and develop the area I live in and to help the young people of our community have the best possible chance of success and achievement.
I have been a governor for 20 years and have had an amazing time. I am married to Bev and my daughter Abigail was a pupil at Heatherley 22 years ago. I am a retired accountant and I also had the role of Chariman to Heatherley Helpers, the school’s PTA.