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Governors

 

 Ann Botterill - Chair of Governors 

Date of appointment: 9th Oct 2017

Date Term Of Office ends:  8th Oct 2021

Appointing Body: LGB

In 1969, I trained to be a teacher as a mature student at University of Leicester. I taught reception infants for 3 years before going into special education and first taught at Wren when it moved from Henley School and then went on to teach at Rushton Hall school. I returned to Wren as a teacher of visually impaired set up by Rushton Hall, and then became a governor when I retired.

ABotterill@creatingtomorrowmat.co.uk

Linda Saunders – Vice Chair of Governors 

Date of appointment: 9th Oct 2017

Date Term Of Office ends:  9th Oct 2021

Appointing Body: LGB

I have semi-retired and work from home. I wanted to become involved in a local community role and feel that with my business acumen, I have something to contribute and make a difference. Although I have never been involved directly with Wren Spinney, I had a child with special needs and I have a grandchild with special needs so the role is particularly of interest to me.

Joanne Cliffe – Headteacher 

I am privileged to be the Headteacher at Wren Spinney, and to work with wonderful people here and in the wider community - pupils, staff, parents, carers and families, other professionals and agencies.

We have a committed and highly skilled staff team who provide high quality and engaging learning opportunities for our pupils.

We are determined to develop the skills of our students in a range of meaningful ways, and they impress us daily with their talents and achievements. They set an example to us all with their determination and positive attitudes.

We believe in and actively promote close links with families, whose children we are lucky enough to educate and care for.

As a community we support each other and continually strive to be the best we can be.

Jeanette Payne 

Date of appointment: 9th Oct 2017

Date Term Of Office ends:  8th Oct 2021

Appointing Body: LGB

I am a mum and Grandma and I am a Neonatal Matron, involved in development of the neonatal service at Kettering General Hospital. I was Partnership Governors at Millbrook Junior school (link from Christ the King Church) for many years, moving on a couple of years ago while working on a Masters. I have now completed this and ready to take on a new challenge.

David Endersby 

Date of appointment: 9th Oct 2017

Date Term Of Office ends:  8th Oct 2021

Appointing Body: LGB

I have lived in Kettering for over 50 years and have been involved in the print/packaging industry for 43 years. My wife works on supply at Wren and we have in the past been involved with the family link scheme. We have 2 grown up children.
I hope that with my experience in business I bring a different perspective to the governing body.
I love football and reading.

Gary Smith - (resigned) 

Date of appointment: 19th Oct 2017

Resigned: 5th Nov 2019

Date Term Of Office ends:  18th Oct 2021

Appointing Body: Staff

Lisa Waldron - Parent Governor 

Date of appointment: 23rd April 2019

Date Term Of Office ends:  22rd April 2021

Appointing Body: LGB

My name is Lisa and I have a son at Wren Spinney. As a parent of a child with a severe learning disability I understand how complex our lives are as parents and carers of children with additional needs. I also understand how valuable it is to have a positive and constructive relationship between school and home. As a parent governor I am committed to the role and am a voice for parents to contribute our thoughts and feelings to benefit our children.

Cindy Baylis – (resigned) 

Date of appointment: 9th Oct 2017

Resigned: 5th Nov 2019

Date Term Of Office ends:  8th Oct 2021

Appointing Body: LGB

Lorraine Hill - Staff Governor 

Date of appointment: 9th Oct 2017

Date Term Of Office ends:  8th Oct 2021

Appointing Body: Staff

I am a mum of two and a nanny. I have worked at Wren Spinney for 22 years. I love my job and the great community feel of Wren Spinney. I will bring a staff perspective to the Governing Body.

Orrissa Gill – Community Governor 

Date of appointment: 11th June 2019

Date Term Of Office ends:  10th June 2022

Appointing Body: LGB

I work as a Finance contractor in London and have had the pleasure to work for various companies ranging from Coca-Cola to Marks and Spencer and also online clothing retailer ASOS. Outside of work, I enjoy running and have taken part in several charity runs including a half marathon. I also enjoy travelling and recently toured Mexico, which has inspired me to get back in the classroom to learn the Spanish language.

In my current role, It's crucial to have a keen eye for detail to ensure numbers are reported accurately as this is used to make company decisions. I think this will be helpful for the governor post as I have a natural ability to sense check if numbers are correct and raise the alarm if something seems inaccurate, which will help to save time in meetings.

My work goes hand in hand with business partnering and communication. After I have completed analysis on data, I ensure I can communicate this information effectively to a wider audience, where non finance people are present. This is to ensure there is no confusion around the understanding of the financial situation and that stakeholders feel confident to ask questions where necessary.

In addition to the above, I consider myself to be a fast learner. I enjoy learning new things and feel passionate about helping others and giving back to the community in which helped raise me. This passion encourages a drive and determination to do my very best in any challenge I am faced with, big or small.
I thoroughly believe I can add value to the school governors board at Wren Spinney. I am happy to contribute to achieve the best outcome for the children and future success of the school.
 

Christine McPhedran - Clerk to the Governors. 

Appointing Body: LGB

I previously worked at Wren Spinney School as the Student Administrator and left after 15 years. Since 2013 I have been the Clerk to the Governors at the school and left my daytime position to pursue Clerking after gaining a Diploma from the National Clerking Association. I now clerk for 7 schools in the county and fill the rest of my time with family, especially my 2 grandchildren.