Governors

Copies of the Minutes from Governing Body meetings are available upon request.  Please contact the School Office on 0113 8879690 or e-mail office@rawdonlittlemoor.org

Governors

Julie Beardwell 

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!

Jennifer Place

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.

Martin Allen

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.

Clare Jones

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.

Suzanne Ogilvie

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.

Kendall Lowe

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.

Sara Nix 

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.

Rob McDonald

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.

Victoria Wilson

I became a Parent Governor in July 2014.  I decided that I wanted to do my bit to help Rawdon Littlemoor remain the excellent school that my two daughters were lucky enough to enjoy.
I work part-time and I work shifts, so I  am fortunate to be able to take an active role in school life. I have found my first year as a parent Governor challenging and rewarding and I am proud of the role the Governors have played in the continued development of this fantastic school.

Gregg Lyons

I offer my skills in the education sector to the governing body. I have been a teacher for nearly 11 years and I have genuine interest in school improvement at all levels and a strong belief in the importance of education for all. Professionally, I am a French teacher and middle leader in a secondary school. Being a pastoral school leader, I am confident in the issues revolving around the Safeguarding of children. I currently lead on my school pastoral data strategy; transferable skills that I could bring to the governing body’s scrutiny of data. In addition, I am an elected Union Health and Safety Representative for my workplace and have Stage 2 TUC certification. I spend my free time with my young family and at weekends I referee football across West Yorkshire as a senior county referee.

Rebecca Woodward

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.

Iain Robertson

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.

Matt Morrell

Hi my name is Matt Morrell and am currently Head of Facilities Management for Pinnacle FM. I have been involved in the delivery of services for the education sector for 5 years, but prior to this I have been involved in both the building, specifying and managing of buildings for in excess of 15 years so hopefully have some good skills to contribute to being a governor.

This is my first governor post and I am really excited about being able to contribute to the schools.

Tracey Stevens

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!)

 

Attendance at Governor meetings

Gov Attendance 1718

Gov Attendance 1617

Gov Attendance 1516

Gov Attendance 1415

Committees

Resources Committee

Julie Beardwell

Tracey Stevens

Jennifer Place

Rob McDonald

Matt Morrell

Gregg Lyons

Iain Robertson

Teaching & Learning Committee

Julie Beardwell

Martin Allen

Kendall Lowe

Suzanne Ogilvie

Sara Nix

Clare Jones

Rebecca Woodward

Performance Management Committee

Jennifer Place

Clare Jones

Suzanne Ogilvie

Governors with specific Responsibilities

Training Governor- Clare Jones

Early Years -Clare Jones

School Council- Jennifer Place

Attendance -Kendall Lowe

Child Protection/Safeguarding -Suzanne Ogilvie

Child Looked After – Sara Nix

Pupil Premium-Rebecca Woodward

Complaints-Jennifer Place

Performance Data – Iain Robertson

SEND – Sara Nix

Health & Safety – Gregg Lyons

PE / Sports Premium – Rob McDonald

Website / Governor News – Rob McDonald

Governors business interests

Details of which body appoints the governors

Name How they are appointed Term of office
Julie Beardwell Headteacher n/a
Jennifer Place Co-opted Governor 4 years
Vacant 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
Gregg Lyons Parent Governor elected by the parents 4 years
Clare Jones  LEA Representative 4 years

 

 

 

 

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