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Danesfield Church of England School Living and Learning Together

Governors

Meet the Governors

Danesfield Local Governing Body is part of The West Somerset Academies Trust

For more detailed information visit http://www.wsat.org.uk/

 

Danesfield Local Governing Body

Further information:

 

Please contact the Clerk Helen Hatfield if you are interested in becoming a Governor or wish to learn more about the role of Governors.

Alternatively, visit the National Governor Association website: http://www.nga.org.uk.

 

Danesfield School Local Governing Body consists of the Headteacher, 2x Board Elected Governors, 3x DBE elected Governors, 2x Parent Governors, and 1x Staff Governor.

 

Kirsty Cornish               Foundation appointed June 2018

Jill Ewen                       WSAT Board appointed May 2017

Mickey Green               Parent Governor appointed October 2018 

Dan Hartley                  Head of Danesfield School 

Dan Howe                    Staff Governor appointed March 2018 

Andy Kingston James  WSAT Board re-appointed May 2020

Hayley Lake                 WSAT Board appointed October 2020

Lucy Large                   Parent Governor appointed October 2017 

Paul Rushforth             CEO WSAT 

Joanne Turner              Foundation appointed June 2017

 

 

Name

Category

Term of Office

Appointing Body

Business Interest

Cerys Randell

***resigned 05/09//18

Training/English Monitoring

 

10/06/16 - 09/06/20

DBE appointed

Member QA Trust, Trustee WSAT, governor St Peter’s LGB

Adam Evans

**resigned 31/08/18

Head -

01/05/16

Head

Employee Danesfield

Hugh Alexander

**(resigned 05/03/18)

SEN Governor

18/12/17 - 17/12/21

DBE Appointed

none

Joanne Turner

Safeguarding Governor

03/07/17 - 04/07/21

DBE Appointed

Employee at Cranleigh Gardens Medical Centre. NHS

Director: Mellory Ltd

Andy Kingston James

Chair

Humanties/Science/IT monitoring

01/05/16 - 30/04/20

01/05/20 - 

30/4/24

WSAT Board Appointed

Community Governor 

Member of Minehead Town Council/ Employee Hedley Price Funeral Directors/ Company Director AKJ Human resources

Kirsty Cornish

PE monitoring

26/6/2018 to 25/6/2022.

Diocese appointed 

Employee Old Cleeve Teddy Bears Nursery (part of WSAT)

Mark Westwood

*Resigned December 2017

 

 

01/05/16 - 30/04/20

Staff

Employee at Danesfield

Tiffany Doughty Davis

*Resigned December 2017

 

 

01/05/16 - 30/04/20

Staff

Employee at Danesfield

Nathan Speers

**(resigned 26/4/18)

H&S Governor 

06/07/17 - 05/07/21

Parent

Employee WSC

  Jill Ewen Pupil Premium / SEN 11/05/17 - 10/05/21 WSAT Board Appointed

Supporting Leaders in School (Consultancy)

Priory Court Management

ITEG Solutions ITEG (spouse)

 

 Lucy Large English/Art 02/10/17 - 01/10/21 Parent Employed by Contains Arts 
Dan Howe H&S 12/4/18 - 11/4/22 Staff Employee WSAT
Dan Hartley

 

01/09/18   Head  Employee WSAT 
Hayley Lake Chair  13/10/20 - 12/10/24 DBE appointed  
Mickey Green  Maths  5/10/18 - 4/10/22 Parent  Employed by SWP 

 

Attendance at LGB meetings 2020-21

Y-  attended

X - apologies accepted

NA - No apologies received 

 

 

22/09/20

Virtual

21/10/20

16/11/20

Virtual 

25/01/21

 

26/04/21

 

12/07/21

Kirsty Cornish

Y Y Y      
Jill Ewen - Vice Chair Y Y Y      
Mickey Green  Y Y Y      
Dan Hartley Y Y Y      
Dan Howe Y Y Y      
Andy Kingston James - (Chair until 12/10/20) Y Y X      
Lucy Large Y Y Y      
Joanne Turner Y X Y      
Hayley Lake (Chair appointed 13/10/20) / Y Y      

Paul Rushforth - CEO 

Y X Y      

Attendance at LGB meetings 2019-20

Y-  attended

X - apologies accepted

NA - No apologies received 

 

  24/09/19 05/11/19 28/01/20

29/04/20

Virtual 

13/07/20

Virtual 

Kirsty Cornish

Y X Y Y Y
Jill Ewen - Vice Chair X Y Y Y Y
Mickey Green  Y NA Y Y X
Dan Hartley Y Y Y Y Y
Dan Howe

X

Y X Y Y
Andy Kingston James - Chair Y Y Y Y Y
Lucy Large X NA Y Y Y
Joanne Turner Y NA Y Y Y
           

Attendance at LGB meetings 2018-19

 

 

  25/09/18 06/11/18 29/01/19 30/04/19 09/07/19

Kirsty Cornish

 

Jill Ewen - Vice Chair
Michael Green (appointed 16/10/18) n/a
Dan Hartley
Dan Howe
Andy Kingston James - Chair X
Lucy Large
Joanne Turner
           

 

  

  

  

         
           
           

Hayley Lake - Chair of Governors

 

Hi, I'm Hayley Lake, originally from Ireland moving to West Somerset (via Aberdeen!) in 1999. I am married with 4 children; 2 who have attended Danesfield, 1 currently attending and another due to join in September 2021. Although I am a geologist, at the minute I work in adult education providing support to apprentices and learners. I have been a governor in the Trust for just over 4 years and especially enjoy meeting and talking to the children, who are undoubtably our greatest asset. I am determined to support this fantastic body of staff to ensure the years our children spend at Danesfield are the best that they can be allowing them to reach their full potential in every area. I am delighted to be part of the governing body at this warm and welcoming school.

 

Andy Kingston-James

 

Hello my name is Andy Kingston -James and have lived in West Somerset for the last 10 year having previously lived in Bath. I joined Danesfield as a governor when it was part of the Quantock Academy.  When the school joined the West Somerset Academies I became Vice Chair of Danesfield School LGB and then Chair in 2018 until October 2020: a role which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am also responsible for Humanities , Health and Safety , Science and IT Monitoring._

 

Mickey Green

 

I am parent to Mabel in year 7, with two siblings due to come to Danesfield next year. I live in Watchet and work as Managing Director for the Somerset Waste Partnership. I have a particular interest in supporting Danesfield to become even more environmentally friendly._

 

Dan Howe

 

I have been a working at Danesfield for the last 11 years and I am passionate about improving the life chances and aspirations of children as they leave our Middle School.  As  Head of Maths at Danesfield for 3 years I  work closely with governors and SLT. This means working both in front of the children and behind the scenes on the running of the school.

 I have a great relationship with our staff and community allowing me to bring the views of others to our governors’ meetings as part of the ongoing dialogue to move the school forward.

I enjoy the oversight of school that being a staff governor provides and feel that I can contribute, in a positive way, to key decisions and discussions. I also feel that the professional development I get from being part of the Governing Body is invaluable. The Governing Body (and staff as a whole) want what is best for our children, and we all pull in the same direction to try and achieve this. Outside of school, my time is filled by my one-year-old and my love of Basketball. Sport was a great stepping stone for me on my journey to becoming a teacher and has taught me valuable lessons.

I am at Danesfield for the long haul and really believe that I couldn’t find a better place to work; the children, community and staff are amazing.

 

Kirsty Cornish

 

Hello my name is Kirsty Cornish, I have lived in Watchet for all my life. I have worked in education for the last 26 year with children in the early years age group. I am married with two girls both have attended Old Cleeve first School, my older daughter went to Danesfield and my youngest started in Sept 2020. I first joined the governing body as a parent governor after being asked to by the chair. I have since changed my role to a foundation governor as I attend St Decuman's church. My roles on the governing body are PE and Foundation. In my spare time I am involved in Girl guiding and for the last 15 years have chaired the PTFSA at Old Cleeve school. In my younger days I played a lot of team sports in the community including, rugby, cricket and hockey. So I am passionate about children having great sporting opportunities.


 

Lucy Large

 

Hello, I'm Lucy Large and I’ve been a parent governor since 2017. I have two daughters who have attended or are attending Danesfield. I was born in West Somerset and returned to live here and raise my children in 2008.

I work as a self-employed artist and sometimes get invited to run workshops in schools.

As a governor I am responsible for monitoring English and Art in our school – two subjects I am passionate about. I believe a rich and varied curriculum is the key to learning. I also care deeply about the culture we promote and nurture in school for all our children and staff and how that can be extended out to our wider community.

 

 

Joanne Turner

Hi I'm Joanne Turner;  originally from Scotland but have lived in Devon and then West Somerset for over 20 years.  I am a Practice Nurse in a GP surgery, with a particular interest in contraception and sexual health.  As a Governor my responsibilities are safeguarding and foundation- the latter involving maintaining Danesfield as a Church school.  I feel strongly that the children at Danesfield, while not being force-fed a faith, have the opportunity to learn about another rich, positive experience in life which they may not otherwise get. I have 2 children who have attended or are attending Danesfield and feel very fortunate and grateful for all the care and opportunities they have received._

 

Jill Ewen

 

I am Jill Ewen and have been involved in education for over 35 years. I have lived in West Somerset since 2013.  I became a governor at Danesfield in 2017 after leaving my post as a School Improvement Adviser with Somerset County Council.  I am the SEN and Pupil premium governor.__

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