Governing Board

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Brad Ames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Ames – Chair of Governing Board

Co-opted Governor

Finance and Resources Committee

“I started as a parent governor when my youngest of 2 children started at the school. I am now co-opted governor as both of my children have passed through the school and my youngest is just about to commence her final year of the Chellaston academy. I have been a governor for 12 years and chair of governors since 2008/9.
I am an Aerospace Sales Manager for an engineering business based in Kent but have previously spent 28 years in the aerospace sector, 22 years of that with Rolls-Royce in Derby.
I enjoy the interaction with the school at all levels and to offer the potential solutions to issues based upon my industrial experience, whilst also offering suitable challenge to ensure that the children receive the best support they can whilst in the care of the school. I hope as a governing body that we are able to utilise the expansive skills that the governing body possess based upon varying business backgrounds and hence offering solutions to educational setting issues from an independent perspective”.
Parent Governor & Vice Chair

Rachel Nelson

Rachel Nelson – Vice-Chair of Governing Board

Co-opted Governor

Finance and Resources Committee

“I am a Charted Accountant and work at Smith Cooper in Derby. I currently sit on the finance sub-committee of the governing body. I have a son at the infant school, one at the junior school and a daughter at nursery. I enjoy being on the governing body as it allows me to see the internal workings of the school and hopefully add value to the committee to ensure that the school, teachers and pupils benefit overall”.

LA Governor

John Rouse

John Rouse

LA Governor

Chair of Finance and Resources Committee

John has been an LA appointed governor of the school for over five years and is also the chair of the finance committee.  He has lived in Chellaston all of his life and is a former pupil of the Infant, Junior and Senior schools.  John is a Chartered Accountant and has worked for KPMG for over 17 years where he is a Director in their Forensic accounting team.  John is married with four children and his interests outside of work include Derby County, running and cycling.

Parent Governor

Stuart Ives

Stuart Ives

Parent Governor

Vice Chair Finance and Resources Committee

“I am 41 years old, married, and the proud father of two gorgeous girls, the oldest of which is in Year 2 at Chellaston Infants School; my youngest is nearly 3.  I have been very happily married for 8 years and I have lived in Chellaston for 14 years.  I am Derby born and bred and grew up just down the road in Alvaston.  I am a Chartered Engineer and I have worked for Rolls-Royce, in Derby, for the last 25 years.  I am committed to the education and social development of young people and I take a keen interest in mentoring ‘bigger’ young people in their early years within Rolls-Royce.  I believe industry and I have a lot of skills to offer the school community and it is important to me that local schools and industry work together in the interests of developing our young people in their early years.  I have been a parent governor for the last 3 years.  I am a strong advocate of developing and recruiting excellent teaching staff from within and balancing this with external recruitment only when the required skills cannot be development within the school”.

Katherine Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Johnson

Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Teaching and Achievement Committee

“I’m Katherine Johnson. I have been a Parent Governor since 2013. I was appointed by parents of the school via a ballot. I am part of the Curriculum Committee but have also served on the Finance Committee.  During term time I help at school as a parent volunteer in a class.  I have two children who thoroughly enjoy Chellaston Infant School. Out of school, I work with primary aged children as a tutor of English and Maths”.

Charlotte Convey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Convey

Parent Governor

Chair of Teaching and Achievement Committee

I am Charlotte Convey and have been a parent governor at Chellaston Infants school since December 2014. I have two boys who are both currently at the school in Year 2 and FS2. I currently work at QUAD in Derby and Manage their Creative Wellbeing programme.  I am therefore committed to supporting children and young people, particularly those that are vulnerable or disadvantaged, through offering positive experiences in development and education.

Ellen Hancock

Ellen Hancock

 

Ellen Hancock

Co-Opted Governor

Finance and Resources Committee

“I have worked at school for nearly 14 years as a Teaching Assistant and the Senior Mid-day Supervisor; I really enjoy both these roles. I have been a Governor for a year and I am part of the personnel committee. I am married with one daughter who is in her first year of university. In my spare time I enjoy walking and watching wildlife and can be found on many weekends walking the paths in the White Peak”.

 

Jane Walker

Co-opted Governor

Teaching and Achievement Committee

 

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Sami Rhodes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Rhodes

Staff Governor

Teaching and Achievement Committee

“I have been a teacher at Chellaston Infant School for 3 years and am currently teaching in year one. I have been newly appointed to the governing board, beginning this academic year, and have joined the curriculum committee. I feel I can offer my expertise to this team effectively due to my engagement with the curriculum on a daily basis. Being on the governing body allows me to help give the staff at Chellaston Infant School a voice and first hand experience of the expectations the governing board has on us”.

Denise Owusu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denise Owusu

Parent Governor

Teaching and Achievement Committee

“I’m Denise, and I’m married to Michael. We have two lovely boys, the eldest has started at Chellaston Infant School our youngest is 7 weeks old. I am a secondary school teacher who is passionate about education. I love it when children are given multiple opportunities and support to achieve their very best. Being a parent governor means that I can be the voice on behalf of parents and help the school continue to go from strength to strength.”

Emma Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Baker

Parent Governor

Teaching and Achievement Committee

I have lived in Chellaston for 10 years with my husband, Rich.  We have two children, Jessica, who is in Year 1 at Chellaston Infant School and James, who starts school in September.  Before becoming a Mum I was a Human Resources Manager for Boots.  For the last 6 years I have stayed at home with the children and also enjoyed volunteering for 3 local children’s charities.  I look forward to representing the view of parents on the Governing Body.

 

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