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Governors

The Governing Body of Elton Primary School is committed to working in partnership with the head teacher and staff to provide the best possible education for our children. School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All governors are volunteers and give their time freely for the good of the school and the children.

Governing Body

Mr A. Canham - Chair & Parent Governor 

I am a company director, qualified to post-graduate level in Earth Sciences, and a Fellow of the Geological Society, and my son attends the school here at Elton.

I have been a parent governor since 2013 and have been Chair of the Governing Body since September 2016. I am involved in monitoring school finances and resources, particularly budgeting, provide support and advice to school leaders particularly on business matters and am also the link Governor for SEN provision.

I am keen to see the school maintain and, where possible, improve on the high standards currently achieved and to ensure that students from all backgrounds and abilities can look back on their school days as amongst the most enjoyable and rewarding of their lives.  I would love to see our school given the Outstanding rating it so thoroughly deserves.

Mrs M. Massey - Parent Governor

I am a working mum and have two children at Elton.
I have a background in Safeguarding with the charity work I'm involved in and have been for the past 20 years.  I use these skills in my role as lead Governor for Safeguarding of the children in school and meet regularly with Mrs Carr to ensure policy & processes are being met.
I also have an overview of the Sports Funding and how that is supporting the childrens wellbeing & creating interest in the varied different sports activities that School now incorporate in the children's everyday learning such as all aspects of dance & gymnastics, along side competitive sports such as netball, basketball, football, tennis and more.
I studied Business & Finance at college and I am a Personal Adviser for a Bank. I sit on the Resources committee and have an interest in the budgeting requirements.  My aim is to help maintain a happy, safe environment and I value the opportunity to support the school in its everyday life in order for all children to achieve their full potential.

Miss H. Coy - Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor at Elton since 2013 and have a daughter who is currently in year 3. In Sep 2016 I was delighted to take on the role of Vice Chair of the Governing Body.   I am a working mum who has lived in Elton for over 20 years. I have a degree in chemistry with business studies from De Montfort University in Leicester. As a qualified and experienced Health Safety and Environmental Manager at a local chemical company I am familiar with the legislation and standards in this often challenging and confusing area.  I use these skills in my role as lead governor for premises, health and safety and behaviour.   My aim is to help maintain the current high standards and to look for opportunities to drive continuous improvement for the school and its pupils.

Mrs. V. Carr - Headteacher & Staff Governor

I have been teaching since 1997 where I began my career in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I taught there until I moved to Kenya and ran a small school for the children of ex-pats who were farmers in Nanyuki, the foothills of Mount Kenya. Following a tragedy in the family, I moved back and took up a promoted post in a school in Bellingham Northumberland, where I lived for 3 years. I then moved to Germany and had both of my children. Whilst working part time in Germany in an Army school, I completed my first Masters Degree in Equality and Diversity - a year in Dyslexia and literacy difficulties, a year in Behaviour issues and a year in educational leadership. I also taught adults (soldiers and their dependents) GCSE Maths and Literacy.
Following a move back to the UK in January 2009 and a promotion to Deputy Head, I completed my second Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, my NPQH and my National SENco qualification . I was successful in gaining the position of Headteacher at Elton and started here in January 2013.

I have now been here four years, and I am now in my third year of Doctoral study. One day I will be Dr Carr and after that I plan to learn to play the piano! School has gone from strength to strength in the last few years with our fantastic team securing a solid ‘Good’ across the board in March 2015 from Ofsted. More than that, every visitor we have comments on the ‘feel’ of our school and the exemplary behaviour of our children. 

I have two children and am passionate about education- as a learner, a practitioner and a mum and absolutely LOVE my job here at Elton.

 

Rev Ruth Ackroyd - Community Governor

I've been a school governor for a year now, having previously been a governor at a secondary school in Ellesmere Port. My background is in education; I taught RE and PE at three different secondary schools for over twelve years before coming to Chester to work at the college which then became the University of Chester. I retired from being Head of Theology and Religious Studies and a staff governor in 2009. 

I'm really pleased to be a governor at the school , and to take assemblies and even be invited in to take RE. I'm looking forward to this year because Elton Primary is such a great school. made so good by the children, all the staff, the parents and the Friends of Elton Primary (and the governors help too!)

 

 

Mrs Clare Wright - Community Governor

I am a mother of three and as a family we run two successful local businesses.

I am also Chair of my local Parish Council. 

My children have all attended Elton Primary School, so I have been involved with the school since 2002. 

For many years I have had an active role in the PTA and I've been chair person for over three years. In this time we've raised many thousands of pounds which has helped improve our childrens educational experiences and raise the profile of the school within our local community. 

I believe in a no nonsense, common sense, hands on approach to governance which I hope will encourage other parents to become interested and involved in our school for the benefit of our children.

As a new governor I am ready to embrace the challenges ahead, improve my own knowledge and skills in order to help the school attain high standards in all areas. 

Ex Governor Information

Cllr S Smith - Resigned Autumn 2016 due to work commitments.

Dr D Waugh - Resigned Autumn 2016 due to a moving house of out the area.

Dr A-M Wright - Resigned August 2016 due to work commitments.

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