My name is Julie Beardwell and I am Headteacher here at Rawdon Littlemoor. I passionately believe that education should be engaging and develop children as interested and independent learners; who understand their strengths and are fully supported to work hard to fulfil their potential. On a weekend, I enjoy cycling and running and making Lego models with my daughter!
I have been a Governor at Rawdon Littlemoor for 7 years.
I started as a parent governor when both my sons attended school, they have now moved to Benton Park and I have stayed on as a Governor because I enjoy helping and being part of the school. Recently I have taken on the role as Chair.
I sit on the Finance and Personnel committees as to these roles I can bring experience from my working role as a manager looking after a team working in Finance. I also work with the school council, they have been happy to allow me to join them and be involved in their meetings and activities.
My name is Martin Allen and I have been a teacher at Rawdon Littlemoor for the last 20 years. I’m currently the Deputy Headteacher. My other roles include SENCO and Child Protection. I believe in education as a right for all and that all should have an equal right to a good education. All schools should strive to achieve this. My other passions currently are gardening and cycling which I feel allow me to relieve the stresses of the job.
My career path has taken me into many different industries; catering, retail, accountancy and even funeral services. However, I currently work as an administrator at Greenacre Pre-School and Lawnswood High School.
I became a governor over 10 years ago during which time both of my children attended Rawdon Littlemoor. Throughout the years I have played an active part in the recruitment of many of the school’s wonderful teachers and most recently our Headteacher, Mrs. Beardwell. I am a committed Governor who regularly attends Full Governor meetings where issues arise and decisions are made. I am the Vice Chair, the Training and Early Years Governor and I currently sit on the Resources committee.
My belief is that all children should be given the best start in life, receiving an excellent education, facilities and support and I am proud to be part of the Governing Body at Rawdon Littlemoor who strive to achieve this.
I am Suzanne Ogilvie, an experienced primary school teacher and mother of two with my eldest, Sarah, currently in Doves here at Littlemoor.
The personnel committee is where my expertise has been placed within my parent governor role, which I’ve taken great pride in for 1 year.
My goal is to ensure that pupils at Littlemoor thrive as individual learners, reach their potential (or preferably beyond) and leave with the fondest of memories. As an ex-pupil myself, I am passionate that our school’s great reputation should continue and I’ll do my utmost to contribute to this goal, long into the future.
I am a co-opted member of the governing body and also a member 0f staff at Rawdon Littlemoor. I work as a teaching assistant; a post I have held for 12 years during which I have worked in every class in KS2.
Before joining Rawdon Littlemoor, I took a few years out of the workplace to look after my children. Prior to that, I worked for British Telecom for 15 years :- starting as a clerical assistant (following my graduation as a teacher) and working my way through the ranks until I became a manager.
On a personal level, I have three children the youngest of whom is currently in his third year at university and I have two adorable granddaughters.
I am a co-opted member of the governing body (joined March 2016 and a member of the finance sub-committee, having previously held post as a governor in a primary school in North Yorkshire.
My professional background is in law but outside of work I have 2 high school aged children and volunteer for various charities, including Citizens Advice Leeds, the Silver Line, The Cinnamon Trust, Rawdon St Peter’s Church and Brownies in Horsforth.
I see my role as a governor to be supporting the school’s dedicated and committed staff as they set and work towards aims, objectives and targets for achieving those but to ask questions and ensure we are accountable.
I became a co-opted governor of the school in November 2015. I had no previous affiliation to the school and applied to become a school governor to build on my personal skills and experiences and to utilise these in a vastly different setting to my job in the public sector where quick and reasoned decisions are key. I also live and work in the local vicinity. For these reasons I feel I offer a ‘real world’ view in respect of the management and progression of the school. I feel the role of governor is to ensure the pupils and staff progress and thrive, the ethos of the school is upheld and there is a clear accountability in all administrative and managerial aspects of the schools running. Above all I believe school should be a safe, enjoyable place for all.
When I am not busy working, being a governor or spending time with my family I enjoy playing 11-a-side football, supporting Leeds United and collecting music paraphernalia. I also have an unhealthy interest in 70-80’s hard rock and play guitar in several bands.
I am the mother of two girls who are students at the school, one in Foundation and one in year 2, and this is my first year as a parent governor. I sit on the Finance committee, which suits my professional qualifications as a chartered accountant and corporate treasurer. I work in banking, designing and building mathematical models used for forecasting purposes, so unsurprisingly am very interested in how an interest in maths and sciences is instilled in our children.
Outside of work, I blog about my dressmaking and am passionate about music, having grown up playing in local brass bands and later spending far too much time at rock gigs.
I’m excited about the chance to help the school continue to be the best it can be; I believe that children at this age should get the broadest education possible as everyone is good at something and will be most successful and happy if they get the chance to find out what that is.
As the parent of a child in Year 1 at Rawdon Littlemoor, with another (hopefully) joining in a couple of years’ time I clearly have a significant interest in helping to ensure the future success of the school.
As a governor I can offer a wide range of skills. On a personal level I’m friendly, open-minded and collegiate in approach; I tend to get on well with people from all walks of life. I really enjoy new challenges and am quick to learn. I approach situations with a pragmatic mindset and don’t personalise disagreements or criticism.
Professionally I have a 20 year history of working with companies to help them to manage and exploit data and am now working successfully as a self employed consultant. During my career I’ve often had to adapt quickly to new situations and circumstances, which has instilled in me the importance of making decisions based on a calm and rational assessment of the available evidence.
I promise to be a hard-working and reliable advocate for the children and parents of Rawdon Littlemoor.
My name is Tracey Stevens and I am Key Stage One leader and Maths leader at Rawdon Littlemoor. I have been a primary school teacher for the last 12 years, three of which at Rawdon Littlemoor. I love my job and feel it is a privilege to work with such lovely, enthusiastic children and hardworking, dedicated colleagues.
I truly believe that great schools can make such a difference to children, families and their communities. As a governor I am pleased that I have the opportunity to play a larger role in making our school the best it can be.
In my spare time my interests range from historical fiction to ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ (everyone needs a little bit of escapism!)
Teaching & Learning & Pupil Support Committee
Performance Management Committee
Governors with specific Responsibilities
Training Governor- Clare Jones
Early Years -Clare Jones
School Council- Jennifer Place
Attendance - Kendall Lowe
Child Protection/Safeguarding / Child Looked After -Suzanne Ogilvie
Pupil Premium-Rebecca Woodward
Performance Data – Iain Robertson
SEND – Sara Nix
Health & Safety – Greg Lyons
PE / Sports Premium – Rob McDonald
Website / Governor News – Rob McDonald
Details of which body appoints the governors
|Name||How they are appointed||Term of office|
|Jennifer Place||Co-opted Governor||4 years|
|Helen Lambert||Co-opted Governor||4 years|
|Tracey Stevens||Staff Governor||4 years|
|Matthew Morrell||Co-opted Governor||4 years|
|Iain Robertson||Parent Governor elected by the parents||4 years|
|Rebecca Woodward||Parent Governor elected by the parents||4 years|
|Suzanne Ogilvie||Parent Governor elected by the parents||4 years|
|Kendall Lowe||Co-opted Governor||4 years|
|Sara Nix||Foundation Governor||4 years|
|Rob McDonald||Foundation Governor||4 years|
|Victoria Wilson||Parent Governor elected by the parents||4 years|
|Clare Jones||LEA Representative||4 years|