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Meet our governors

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 Community Governor

I have 8 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 Local Governing Board at BJS, and have chaired the school's governing board since 2015.  I was previously a parent governor at Bedgrove Infant School where I was vice chair and chaired the Curriculum Committee. I am also a parent governor at Aylesbury High School where I am the Safeguarding Governor and chair the School Performance 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 Community Governor

I have been a governor at Bedgrove Junior School since 2014, when I was first appointed to the Shadow Governing Board.  When we transitioned to a full Governing Board in 2016, I stayed on as a Co-opted Governor. I became a Community Governor when BJS joined the GLT.  I am now Vice Chair of the Local Governing Board, the Finance Governor and Development 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's Local Governing Board. 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. 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 once a term at a meeting of Local Governing Board. This allows governors to question and challenge any current areas of concern.

 

I work closely with the Governing Board 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 Board 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.

 

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 5 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, Community Governor

I joined the Governing Board 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 worked 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 was first as a 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. I became a Community Governor when the school joined the GLT. 

 

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’!

 

Jodie Haynes, Staff Governor

I joined the governing board of Bedgrove Junior School in 2019 when the board needed a new staff governor. I wanted to become a governor at school as I am keen to play a further role in helping the school realising its full potential. I feel that a staff view on the strategic direction of our school is imperative for delivering the best outcomes for the children at Bedgrove. I am also very keen to develop my role as a teacher and further my career as much as possible.

 

I have been a teacher at Bedgrove for the last 4 years; prior to this I taught Key Stage 2 at two other schools. I graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2010 with a BA (hons) in Primary Teaching. After my NQT year, I spent the summer volunteering in an orphanage in Mexico and took 8 months out in 2014/15 to travel the world – I was back to teaching within 2 weeks of arriving home!

 

 

Hazel Hutt, Parent Governor

I became a parent governor in March 2018. I work full time within the public sector in a senior position at the local authority. I previously held senior management positions within the private sector. I have over 20 years of managerial and operational experience and hold a qualification in HRM. I sit on various committees through work. My governor roles includes headteacher performance management and child protection and safeguarding.

 

I have always been actively  involved with both the infant and junior school at Bedgrove over the last 10 years through the PTA, holding both chair and vice- chair positions in the past.  During this time I was very keen to see money raised for resources which enrich the everyday school life for children. I am keen to find new ways in which to shape and improve the future of the school through educational activities. My aim during my term in post will be to support the Governing board and the leadership team at Bedgrove Junior school to ensure that every child attending the school is given the maximum opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe and happy environment.

 

I believe in the school values and in the teaching staff, particularly in how they inspire the children to group learn within the classroom. But I also support the individual approach to each child, challenging each of them and pushing the boundaries.  As a parent governor with a child at the school feel I have the ability to see the progression of the school from this prospective.

 

I live in Bedgrove and I am married with 2 daughters. My eldest attended Bedgrove Junior School and went through secondary school and college and is now working whilst my youngest is a pupil in year 5 at Bedgrove Junior school.

 


Mark Hovell, Co-opted Governor

n position since November 2018 - appointed as an associate member - subsequently co-opted governor on joining the GLT - as the Health and Safety Governor.

 

I became a governor for Bedgrove Junior School predominantly as I believe in community. I believe I have an obligation to give something back. As father, I wanted to better understand the school system, and as a professional I have a skill set that I can offer to support the development of the school.

 

I am an Electrical Engineer by trade and have worked at Heathrow Airport since 2001. Currently serving as a Project Manager responsible for many projects changing the face of the airport. I am an advocate of both good Health and Safety Culture and the promotion on STEM subjects in schools.

 

I currently have the eldest of my three children in attendance at BJS and look forward to the rest joining this great school.

 

 

Kate Warner, Co-opted Governor

I became an associate member of the governing board in January 2018 and a co-opted governor in April 2019 when the school joined the GLT.  

 

This my fifth year as specialist Music teacher at BJS and I joined the governing board in order to give something back to the school after all five of my children had such a wonderful time here.

 

Music has always been my passion from an early age but, after studying at music college and working as a professional musician, I moved career direction and worked as a Quality Manager, before training to be a Legal Executive. I then returned to music as teacher for Aylesbury Music Service before joining this school.

 

I believe that every child deserves an outstanding education through all aspects of the curriculum and am fully committed to inspiring our pupils to achieve their potential.

 

Steph Mast-Hughes, Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing Board as an Associate Member in November 2018 and became a Co-opted Governor in April 2019 when the school joined the GLT. I have been appointed as Equalities Governor.

 

I have been a qualified secondary school teacher for 14 years and have worked for the majority of those years in local schools. My daughter attends Bedgrove Junior School and when I heard there were governor vacancies I thought it was important that I offer the professional knowledge and skills I have to support the school.

 

This section tells you who our Local 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 Local Governing Board is available above.  

 

The LGB appoints Community Governors and Co-opted Governors.  Parents nominate and, where there are more nominations than vacancies, elect Parent Governors.  The same method is used for the Staff Governor positions.   

 

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

Bedgrove Junior Local Governing Board grid 2019-20

 

 

Type of Governor

Term started

Term ends

Roles

Admissions

Pupil Discipline

HR Related/ Complaints

Voting Rights

Helen Bush

Community

11.2.16

10.2.20

Chair / SEN / PM/Curriculum

X

1

2

Full

Carole Godley

Community

11.2.16

10.2.20

Vice Chair / Dev / PM /Finance

 

3

5

Full

Lorraine Greco

Headteacher

1.1.16

         

Full

Olga Harte

Parent

25.4.17

24.4.21

Pupil Premium / vulnerable pupils

X

5

3

Full

Hazel Hutt

Parent

30.3.18

29.3.22

PM / CP/LAC / Personnel

 

4

1

Full

Eliot Lloyd

Parent

10.5.16

Stood down 10/10/2019

PE/Sports

     

Full

Tim Pope

Staff

1.12.17

30.11.21

       

Full

Jodie Haynes

Staff

17.7.19

16.7.23

Shadow Dev

 

 

 

Full

Steve Terry

Community

25.4.17

24.4.21

Data Protection/GDPR

X

2

4

Full

Vacant

Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacant

Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Thorley

Co-Opted

28.11.19

27.11.20

Appointed with a view to becoming a Community Governor

 

 

 

None

Kate Warner

Co-opted

19.9.19

18.9.20

Creative Arts

     

None

Mark Hovell

Co-opted

19.9.19

18.9.20

Health & Safety

     

None

Steph Mast-Hughes

Co-opted

19.9.19

18.9.20

Equalities

     

None

Abbreviations of offices held: CP = Child Protection, LAC - Children Looked After, Dev = Development, PM = Performance Management Reviewer,  SEN = Special Educational Needs, 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.

 

The Local Governing Board conducts its business as a board and no longer has a committee structure with the exception of those committees which need to be convened for HR related matters, complaints or pupil discipline matters.  

 

BEDGROVE JUNIOR SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY 2018-2019

Agreed at the Governing Body Meeting on 22nd November 2018. 

Bedgrove Junior Committee grid 2018-19

Name

Type of Governor (in brackets denotes status from April 2019 on the school joining the GLT)

Term started

Term ends

Roles

Operations Cttee

Teaching & Learning

Admissions

Pupil Discipline

HR Related/ Complaints

Voting Rights

Helen Bush

Co-opted (Community)

11.2.16

10.2.20

Chair / SEN /CP/LAC/ PM

X

Chair

X

7

7

Full

Carole Godley

Co-opted (Community)

11.2.16

10.2.20

Vice Chair / Dev / PM

X

 

 

6

1

Full

Lorraine Greco

Headteacher

1.1.16

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

Full

Olga Harte

Parent

25.4.17

24.4.21

Pupil Premium / Gifted & Talented

 

X

 

5

2

Full

Hazel Hutt

Parent

30.3.18

29.3.22

PM / (shadow CP/LAC)

X

 

 

4

3

Full

Eliot Lloyd

Co-opted (Parent)

10.5.16

Stood down 10/10/2019

Physical Education

 

X

X

3

4

Full

Sarah Maskell

Partnership

24.6.17

Stood down 13.11.18

Equalities (until 13.11.18)

 

X

 

 

 

 

Uday Shankar Koramutla

Partnership

11.1.18

Stood down 13.09.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Pope

Staff

1.12.17

30.11.21

 

X

 

 

 

 

Full

Alan Rosen

LA (Community)

11.2.16

10.2.20

PM

X

 

X

1

6

Full

Steve Terry

Parent (Community)

25.4.17

24.4.21

 

Chair

X

 

 

 

Full

Vacant

Co-opted (Community)

 

 

Vacant

Co-opted (Community)

 

 

Vacant

Co-opted

Role abolished when the school joined the Great Learners Trust and became a Local Governing Board

Vacant

Partnership

Role abolished when the school joined the Great Learners Trust and became a Local Governing Board

  Vacant   Partnership   Role abolished when the school joined the Great Learners Trust and became a Local Governing Board

Johnny Magee

Associate Member (Co-opted) 

28.9.17

Stood down in July 2019

Educational Visits

 

X

 

 

 

None

Richard Niesyto

Associate Member

11.1.18

10.1.19 (stood down in January 2019)

Creative Arts

 

X

 

 

 

None

Kate Warner

Associate Member (Co-opted)

11.1.18

10.1.19

 

 

X

 

 

 

None

Mark Hovell

Associate Member (Co-opted)

21.11.18

20.11.19

Health & Safety

X

 

 

 

 

None

Steph Mast-Hughes

Associate Member (Co-opted)

21.11.18

20.11.19

Equalities

 

X

 

 

 

None

Nu

Abbreviations of offices held: CP = Child Protection, LAC - Children Looked After, Dev = Development, PM = Performance Management Reviewer,  SEN = Special Educational Needs, 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 may appear to be missing if governors have not yet decided which committee they will sit on.  

 

 

BEDGROVE JUNIOR SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY 2017-2018

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.  

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