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”.

 

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 eight 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 20 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.

Stuart Ives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Ives

Parent Governor

Vice Chair Finance and Resources Committee

“I am 44 years old, married, and the proud father of two gorgeous girls, the oldest of who is now at Chellaston Junior School and my youngest is in Year 1.  I have been very happily married for 10 years and I have lived in Chellaston for 17 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 28 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 Chellaston Infants School Governor for the last 5 years, initially as a Parent Governor and now as a Co-opted Governor.

I am a strong advocate of developing and recruiting excellent teaching staff from within the school and balancing this with external recruitment only when the required skills cannot be development within the school”.

Katherine Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Johnson

Co-Opted Governor

Vice Chair of Teaching and Achievement Committee

“I’m Katherine Johnson. I have been a Parent Governor since 2013 and have now been co-opted onto the Governing Board. I was initially, appointed by parents of the school via a ballot. I am part of the Teaching and Achievement 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, one now moved on to Chellaston Juniors and one in Year 1. I am currently a Freelance Arts Worker working with Community  and Statutory organisations delivering Creative Wellbeing projects.  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 in school for over 15 years in various roles. I live locally and my daughter attended Chellaston Infant School. In my spare time I run a bit, play netball and spend many hours walking the paths in the White Peak with my trusty binoculars. I am a Governor because I want to help the school and its children be the best they possibly can”.

 

Jane Walker

Co-opted Governor

Teaching and Achievement Committee

 

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 is in Year 1 at Chellaston Infant School our youngest is at nursery. 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 – Vice Chair of Full Governing Body

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 2 at Chellaston Infant School and James, who started 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.

 

Sarah Durrant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Durrant

Co-Opted Governor

Finance and Resources Committee

I am an audit manager at PKF Cooper Parry and I specialise in the audit of charities which includes independent schools, academies and multi academy trusts.  I worked in London for a number of Top 20 firms before I moved to Derby nearly 4 years ago.

Gemma McKeown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gemma McKeown

School Staff Governor

Teaching and Achievement Committee

I am Gemma, I am married with 2 children and a step –daughter who went through the school a number of years ago. I have worked in school as a year 1 teacher for the last 4 years. Prior to this, I volunteered here for 4 years. I have helped in different year groups and have enjoyed being a member of the Chellaston Infant team ever since.  I look forward to learning more and working in a new capacity as a teacher governor.

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