Aldercar Infant & Nursery School

Life at Aldercar Infant & Nursery School
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Where the Children Are the Stars

Meet the Governors

Current Governing Body members: 

Jayne Richardson

About Me: I am the newly appointed chair of governors for the school, a role that I feel honoured to be elected as chair. I have 2 children at the school and feel this is a great opportunity to support the school & to represent our community. I am currently a civil servant working in London and throughout my professional career I have worked in schools for over 15 years ensuring young people reach their full potential.

Position: Co-Opted Governor / Chair of Governors
Appointing Body: Governors
Term of Office: 27.01.20 to 26.01.24
Area of Responsibility: Safeguarding / SEND / ERF / HT performance management
Pecuniary & Personal Interests: none
Governance roles at other educational establishments: none
Any relevant relationships: none
Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2019-20: attended 3 of 3 (joined Jan20)

Gemma Roberts

About Me: I’m the Vice-Chair of governors at Aldercar and have been on the governing body for quite a few years now. My daughter used to be a pupil at Aldercar as did I. I work full time as a Police officer in Derbyshire and in my spare time I teach fitness classes. Before joining the Police 18 years ago, I was a teaching assistant at another local school. 

Position:  Co-Opted Governor / Vice-Chair of Governors
Appointing Body:  Governors
Term of Office:  01.01.19 to 31.12.22
Area of Responsibility: Sports Premium, Pupil Premium
Governance roles at other educational establishments:  Governor at Aldercar High School
Pecuniary & Personal Interests:
  none
Any relevant relationships:  none
Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2019-20: attended 5 of 5

Danielle Chapman

About Me: I am a new co-opted governor and have two children within the school. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to support Aldercar Infant School to its fullest potential. I am passionate about equality of opportunity in education and making sure that young people are supported to make the best decisions about their future. Just like every parent at Aldercar, I want the very best for my children hence I can always bring a parents perspective to every meeting.

Position:  Co-Opted Governor
Appointing Body:  Governors
Term of Office:  08.02.21 to 07.02.25
Area of Responsibility: ERF / SEND
Governance roles at other educational establishments:  none
Pecuniary & Personal Interests:  none
Any relevant relationships:  none
Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2019-20: n/a

Melanie Lawson

About Me: I am proud to be executive headteacher at Aldercar and Ladywood primary school.  I am also Governor at a secondary school in Kirk Hallam.  I grew up and went to school not too far away from Langley Mill, so my feet are firmly planted in Derbyshire.  I am Mum to Asher, who is currently studying at Manchester University, and in my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog Banjo.  I am excited to be working for Embark and am looking forward to the challenges and accomplishments ahead.

Position: Headteacher
Appointing Body: not applicable
Term of Office: not applicable
Area of Responsibility: 
Pecuniary & Personal Interests: Executive Headteacher at Aldercar Infant School
Governance roles at other educational establishments: none
Any relevant relationships: Executive Headteacher at Ladywood Primary School
Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2019-20: n/a


Kelly Muse

About Me: I’ve been a Governor for a few years now.  I’m a Learning Support Assistant at Aldercar Infant and Nursery School, and I’m very passionate about the well-being of the school.

Position: Co-Opted Governor
Appointing Body: Governors
Term of Office: 01.01.19 to 31.12.22
Area of Responsibility: SIP curriculum priorities
Pecuniary & Personal Interests: Learning Support Assistant at Aldercar Infant School
Governance roles at other educational establishments: none
Any relevant relationships: none
Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2019-20: attended 4 of 5


Claire Sharpe

About Me: I have worked in the heating/Gas industry since leaving Aldercar School, I currently work for a large boiler manufacturer (Vaillant) in the commercial sector and have been there over 17 years.  I have two young sons. I like to be involved in the community. I enjoy in my spare time long walks and swimming with the children and my husband, I enjoy shooting to which I am a member of a club.

Position: Parent Governor
Appointing Body: Parents
Term of Office: 28.09.20 to 27.09.24
Area of Responsibility: EYFS / 2yrs
Pecuniary & Personal Interests: Regional Manager at Vaillant Commercial Boiler Systems
Governance roles at other educational establishments: none
Any relevant relationships: none
Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2019-20: n/a

Michelle Siddons

About Me: 

Position: Staff Governor
Appointing Body: Staff
Term of Office: 01.01.19 to 31.12.22
Area of Responsibility: Health and Safety
Pecuniary & Personal Interests: Deputy Headteacher at Aldercar Infant School
Governance roles at other educational establishments: none
Any relevant relationships: none
Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2019-20: attended 5 of 5

Danielle Wilmott

About Me: I am a parent governor because I am interested in supporting my local community and I believe all children should have the best possible start in life to enable them to fulfil their potential. I have three children, and over twenty years experience of  working in childcare and education environments. I am currently a part time KS1 and Early Years teacher in Nuthall, Nottingham. My hobbies include reading and walking. I look forward to supporting Aldercar Infant school in my role of governor.

Position: Parent Governor
Appointing Body: Parents
Term of Office: 08.02.21 to 07.02.25
Area of Responsibility: Pupil Premium / Sports Premium
Pecuniary & Personal Interests: none
Governance roles at other educational establishments: none
Any relevant relationships: none
Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2019-20: n/a


Co-Opted Governor: vacancy


Previous members who have stepped down from the role:

Dawn Abernethy

Position: Co-Opted Governor
Term of Office: 01.01.19 to 31.12.22
Date stepped down: 15.03.21

Rebecca Allsopp

Position: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 27.01.20 to 16.11.20
Date stepped down: 16.11.20

Laura Edge

Position: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 01.01.19 to 31.12.22
Date stepped down: 04.03.20

Jane Evans

Position: Headteacher
Term of Office: not applicable
Date stepped down: 18.12.20

Alix Round

Position: Co-Opted Governor
Term of Office: 05.01.16 to 04.01.20
Date stepped down: 21.01.19

Julie Soar

Position: Local Authority Governor
Term of Office: 04.07.16 to 04.07.20
Date stepped down: 31.12.18 (LA Governor role redundant once school converted to academy)

Helen Paver-Brown

Position: Co-Opted Governor
Term of Office: 27.04.16 to 26.04.20
Date stepped down: 30.01.18

Gayle Shiels

Position: Headteacher
Term of Office: not applicable
Date stepped down: 31.08.17

Elizabeth Allsop

Position:  Parent Governor
Term of Office:  14.02.14 to 13.02.18
Date stepped down: 31.07.17 

Sarah Hollingworth

Position: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 06.03.17 to 05.03.21
Date stepped down: 12.06.17