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Meet our governors

This section tells you who our Governors are, what category of governor each person has been appointed as, the responsibilities they hold, the committees they sit on and the end date of their term of office. It includes any governor who has served in the last 12 months.  More information about each current member of our Governing Body is available further down the page.  

 

If you wish to contact Helen Bush, the Chair of Governors, please email Governors@bedgrovejunior.bucks.sch.uk or contact Helen via the school office by calling 01296 487973.  

 

BEDGROVE JUNIOR SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

Agreed at the Governing Body Meeting on 16th November 2017 and updated following the Governing Body Meeting on 11th January 2018 and again after the Governing Body Meeting on 22nd March 2018. 

 

Governors

 

Category of Governor

 

Responsibility  held

Term end date

Operations

Teaching and Learning

Admissions

Complaints

Staff Dismissal

Staff Dismissal Appeal

Employee Grievance / Pay Review Appeals

Pupil Discipline

Mr Iain Annat

Co-opted

 

Stood down 6/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Helen Bush

Co-opted

Chair

SEN / CP /  PM / PP and More Able to Spring 2018

10.2.2020

X

X Chair

X

7

6

7

7

7

Mrs Carole Godley

Co-opted

Vice Chair / Dev / PM

10.2.2020

XChair

X

 

1

4

2

6

3

Mr Alan Rosen

LA

PM /Data Prot

10.2.2020

 

X

3

2

5

2

5

Mrs Lorraine Greco

HT

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Tanya Funnell

Parent

 

Stood down 4.2017 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Jane Iannone

Parent

 

Stood down 6/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Eliot Lloyd

Co-opted

Sports

17.5.2020

 

X

X

6

5

4

3

1

Mr Johnny Magee

Associate Member

Educational visits

27.9.2021

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Sarah Maskell

Partnership

Div

PP and More Able from Spring 2018

23.6.21

X

 

 

4

1

6

1

3

Mr Uday Shankar Koramutla Partnership   10.1.22 X              
Mr Tim Pope Staff   30.11.21 X              
Vacant Co-opted                    
Vacant Co-opted                    
Vacant Co-opted                    
Mr Steve Terry Parent   24.4.21   X   2 3 4 3 6
Mrs Olga Harte Parent H&S 24.4.21 X     5 7 1 5 2
Mrs Hazel Hutt Parent   26.3.22                
Mrs Kate Warner Associate Member   10.1.22   X            
Mr Richard Niesyto Associate Member   10.1.22   X            
Mr Jamie Poolton Associate Member   21.3.22                
 

Abbreviations of offices held: CP = Child Protection, Dev = Development, PM = Performance Management Reviewer, Div = Diversity, SEN = Special Educational Needs, PP= Pupil Premium, Data Prot = Data Protection

*  Numbers indicate an order of contact should a committee prove necessary.  Any Governor with prior knowledge of the situation or people involved would withdraw when contacted. Governors from collaborating schools would be contacted to join the Committee if necessary.

Please note that as part of their induction to governorship, new governors are invited to attend all committee meetings before deciding where their skills and experience are best utilised and therefore which committees they will sit on.  This is why information relating to the committees on which they sit appears to be missing for a number of governors in the table above.  

To find out more about the work of the Governing Body you can read our annual report and newsletter.

Introducing Our Governors

 

 

Helen Bush, Chair and Co-opted Governor

I have 7 years governance experience and have been a governor at BJS since 2013 when I was appointed to the Interim Executive Board which was set up to govern the school when it went in to special measures. I am currently chair of the Governing Body at BJS, a post I have held since 2015, and I chair the Teaching & Learning Committee. I was previously a parent governor at Bedgrove Infant School where I was vice chair and chaired the Curriculum Committee.

 

I am a full-time mum to a daughter who left BJS in summer 2017 to move on to secondary school.

 

I became a governor first at Bedgrove Infant School and then at BJS because I believe every child, including my own, deserves the very best education we can provide for them and I wanted to play my part in supporting the schools to achieve this for all the children in our community. I hoped my governance experience at Bedgrove Infant School would be of value to the Junior school in supporting it on its journey to outstanding.

 

Before becoming a full time mum I worked in strategic policy development and representation for the voluntary sector. I was seconded from the voluntary sector as an adviser to both the Inland Revenue and the Treasury on voluntary sector policy.

 

 

Carole Godley, Vice-Chair and Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor at Bedgrove Junior School since 2014, when I was first appointed to the Shadow Governing Body.  When we transitioned to a full Governing Board in 2016, I stayed on as a Co-opted Governor. I am now Vice Chair of the Governing Board and Chair of the Operations Committee. I also sit on the Teaching & Learning Committee and combine the roles of Development Governor and Health & Safety Governor.

 

Fundamentally, my motivation for becoming a governor has always been to contribute to a well led, ambitious and inspiring school where every single child (including my 2 sons) gets the best possible education, develops a love of learning and achieves his/her full potential both academically and personally.

 

I joined Bedgrove Junior School in the hope that my governance experience at Bedgrove Infant School (as Chair of the Resources Committee from 2013 to 2016), my business knowledge, my professional background as a legal/financial translator as well as the foreign perspective I bring as a French national, could help the school on its journey back to outstanding.

 

 

Lorraine Greco, Headteacher

As Headteacher of Bedgrove Junior School I am a member of the school Governing Body. I attend all meetings to ensure the safe running of the school under the safeguarding umbrella, work closely with the governors to ensure the budget is used efficiently and effectively to promote pupil outcomes and promote high standards in and around the school environment. I also attend the Curriculum Committee meetings where we look at current pupil progress, teaching and learning strengths and areas to develop and how the curriculum supports this learning. Each term I write a detailed report to Governors which analyses our current strengths and areas of development against the OFSTED criteria, which is presented at the termly meeting of the full Governing Body. This allows governors to question and challenge any current areas of concern.

 

I work closely with the Governing Body to achieve our mission to inspire and challenge all of our pupils and allow them to succeed to the absolute best of their ability. We developed the school vision as a Governing Body which I think clearly states the direction of the school over the coming year.

 

I feel absolutely privileged to be leading Bedgrove Junior School through the next stage of its journey and am excited to see, already, how much the school has developed and continues to do so. I am lucky to work with a dedicated group of staff and a fantastically talented group of children who make coming to work each day an absolute pleasure.

 

 

Alan Rosen, Local Authority Governor

I am Head of Aylesbury High School and committed to supporting the education of young people in the area.

 

As a governor of Bedgrove Junior School, I hope my experience of education, including governance at secondary level, is of value to the school on its journey.

 

I believe that there should be much more to education than tests and exams, important though they are in our education system, and value the development of young people as active and engaged citizens.

 

 

Johnny Magee, Associate Member

I have been a staff governor since the summer term of 2016 and became an Associate Member in autumn 2017. This is my first time on a governing body and I currently sit on both the Operations and Teaching and Learning committees.

 

I became a governor at Bedgrove Junior as I was keen to play a further role in helping the school realising its full potential. As current Deputy Headteacher, I have a vested interest in ensuring the school continues to build on its excellent foundations for the future. I feel that a staff view on the strategic direction of our school is imperative for delivering the best outcomes for the children at our school.

 

I have been a teacher at Bedgrove for the last 3 years. Prior to this I taught Key Stage 2 at a primary school in Oxfordshire. Before I moved to England, I managed a large restaurant in Northern Ireland and studied music at University. I spent a year after university leading a nursery at a children's home in South Africa.

 

Olga Harte, Parent Governor

I became a parent governor during summer term 2017. I sit on various committees through work, Career Development and Reward and Recognition, as well as being a board member of the organising committee for the student led conference “Oxford Leaders Forum” at Said Business School, Oxford.

 

I have always been a believer in social responsibility, supporting and fundraising for several charities. Giving something back to society is an integral part of my life. One of the ways of giving back to the community and shaping the future is to improve education activities and make an impact for future generations. Our kids deserve a bright future and, in this role, my aim is to enhance their education and well-being.

 

When I came to BJS as a parent 4 years ago I was immediately taken by the school values inspiring children for learning and individual approach to each child, challenging and supporting them to achieve their full potential. I have a full confidence in the school and teaching staff to bring the best out of our children and allow them to develop intellectually and spiritually.

 

I have over 15 years’ experience working in Information Technology. As a project manager, I have led and worked with different teams worldwide to achieve business results on time and budget. I am very grateful for this opportunity to be a school governor. I hope I can contribute my planning and communication skills to school’s development as well as business analysis, risk assessment and performance evaluation.

 

A little info about me…

I am married and have two girls. One of them just finished BJS Y6 and has gone to secondary school, the other one has joined the school this academic year. I was born in Russia, but now lived in Aylesbury for 15 years. I am bilingual and can understand parent’s perspective from a different cultural background. I love gardening, home design and spending time with my family.

 

 

Steve Terry, Parent Governor

I joined the Governing Body of Bedgrove Junior School in the summer term of 2017. 

 

I decided to offer myself as a Governor after repeated indications from the Chair about vacancies. As a parent and a Governor of other institutions, I felt I had something to offer, knew what was involved, and realised that the commitment does not suit many people.

 

I work in the Education sector, as a Further Education Lecturer in Computer Science with 30 years experience of teaching, assessment and management, subject to the same kind of Ofsted requirements as the school. I have been a Staff Governor at that institution for half of that time, as well as being a governor at a local independent Arts Centre. I live in the Aylesbury area with my family – now extending to three generations. My wife works in the NHS as a mental health professional.

 

My status at Bedgrove Junior is as Parent Governor, as my daughter joined the school from Bedgrove Infants, and attended Bedgrove Junior all the way through to Year 6. She has now moved on to Secondary School. My term of office will continue for the next four years.

 

 

Sarah Maskell MBE, Partnership Governor

I became a governor in June 2017 and have taken on responsibility as the Diversity Governor and will take on the Pupil Premium Governor and More Able Governor roles in the spring term 2018.

 

I became a governor at BJS as I am passionate about making a difference and I wanted to share my board and professional experience.

 

As a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force, a HR professional, a diversity practitioner and a parent I feel that I can offer a fresh perspective to support the Governing Board and the school but also a level of assurance.

 

I have two children but they are not currently at BJS or BIS

 

 

Eliot Lloyd, Co-opted Governor

I became a Governor at Bedgrove Junior School in the winter term 2016 when I was appointed as a ‘co-opted’ Governor. I am a Senior Lecturer in Business at the University of Bedfordshire and specialise in Business Strategy at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. I currently sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee and act as PE/Sports Governor. 

 

All three of my children attended the infant school and then the Junior School. The younger two are still at BJS. I became a Governor because I firmly believe that education should create a safe, enjoyable and challenging experience for children and should seek to develop a range of skills and opportunities. I also believe that children should be helped to develop a curiosity and enjoyment of learning that will last for life.

 

All my life I have played or coached sport and so I was more than happy to become Sport Governor. I believe that this helps a school to achieve a rounded curriculum and can also be greatly helpful in building children’s confidence.

 

In common with the other Governors I hope that my experience will combine with others to help the school to achieve its ambitions. In particular I felt that my knowledge of Strategy would be of benefit in helping the school to achieve great things.

 

Tim Pope, Staff Governor

I became a Staff Governor in February 2018. I have previous governance experience as I served as a Parent Governor at Broughton Infants for 3 years between 2010-2013, where I sat on Health & Safety, School Maintenance and Discipline sub committees.

 

I wanted to become the Staff Governor at Bedgrove Junior School as I want to support the school to be the best it can possibly be. I am very passionate about the school and feel that this is a good way to be involved in decision making for the better of our local community.

 

My background is in middle and senior management in food retail for 15 years. I have served in the HM Prison Service as a Prison Officer where I was able to attain  a level 3 in the Institute of Leadership and management (ILM). I am a qualified Auditor, passing a qualification as a Notational Auditor with the prison service. I also worked with the National Probation Service in Offender Management.

 

I am ‘Dad’ to four children; two of which go to school in Aylesbury.

 

Many know me as just plain ‘Popey’ as my role at Bedgrove Junior School is that of Site Manager. My role includes the health & safety of our school and I help provide and maintain a safe and secure environment for our children to learn and our teachers to teach.

 

Children like to chat to me with a ‘high five’, but more importantly I have sought to make myself approachable as the children like to tell me about things that need looking at! I hold a ‘School Helper Day’  where the children enjoy working with me one day of the month after being chosen by the class teacher for personal achievement. They get mucky in their mufti, but they never cease to amaze with their willingness to help ‘Popey’!

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