Meet the Governors

 

Martin Alcock

Martin is a Parent Governor and Vice-Chair of Governors.  Martin is the maths link governor and also sits on the Finance and Health & Safety groups.  Martin links with Mathematics and the STEM curriculum Team.  Martin joined the governing body as a parent governor to help and support the school to achieve better outcomes for the children that attend.  Martin has two children that have attended the Academy, they have now left to join high schools.

Martin works as an Account Manager for Electrical Oil Services.

No business or pecuniary interests.

 

Charlotte Ashton

Charlotte is a staff governor who teaches intervention groups and is Deputy Headteacher at St. Giles’ and St. George’s C of E Academy. Charlotte leads Pupil Premium, English, Behaviour and the PE and Sports Grant within school.

Business or pecuniary interests: Employee of St. Giles’ & St. George’s CE Academy

 

Rev Martin Ball

Martin is a Foundation Governor and is linked to the Arts curriculum Team and the Finance group.  As a Foundation Governor he is linked to decisions and discussions within the context of the Christian Foundation of the  Academy.

No business or pecuniary interests.

 

Rev Robert Daborn

Robert is Chair of Governors, has been a Foundation Governor since he moved to Newcastle in 2014 to be Rector of St Giles’ and also of St Thomas’, Butterton.  Since he was ordained in 1978, his ministry has included working in parishes, a university chaplaincy, adult education and training people for different kinds of Christian service.  When he has a day off, Robert enjoys walking in the Peak District, “chasing the views northwards.” As a Foundation Governor Robert is linked to decisions and discussions within the context of the Christian Foundation of the Academy

No business or pecuniary interests

 

Revd Peter Nisbeck

Peter is a member of the clergy team at St Giles’ Parish Church in Newcastle where he has been since 2006. He serves at St Giles in an unpaid capacity and represents the church on the Board of Governors. He is from Newcastle and attended local schools. He was a Social Worker and most of his career has been spent in Adult Social Services. His last post before retiring was at the Doulas Macmillan Hospice. He has a special interest in Safeguarding and was at one time the lead officer for Stoke Social Services Adult Protection Service. Peter is a musician and particularly loves to see and hear the music our children make. His grandson attends the school and he is so proud of all the achievements of the staff and pupils. Peter is link Governor for Safeguarding.

No business or pecuniary interests.

 

Emma Sale

Emma is a non-teaching Governor. She has been a Teaching Assistant at the Academy for over 15 years.

Business or pecuniary interests: Employee of St. Giles’ & St. George’s CE Academy

 

Liam Wiggs

Liam is a Parent Governor and currently has a child in Year 1. He is studying for an English Degree.

 

Pecuniary Interest 2017 – 2018

 

Title

Forename

Surname

Type

Appointed

Term of

Office

Interests

Mr

Martin

Alcock

Member

21/03/2011

22/03/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Peter

Nisbeck

Member

07/07/2009

06/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

CECET

Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev

Robert

Daborn

Chair of Trustees

02/3/2015

 

 

 

Mr

Martin

Alcock

Vice Chair of Trustees

21/03/2011

22/03/2019

 

 

Rev

Martin

Ball

Foundation Trustee

17/09/2011

 

 

 

Mr

Peter

Nisbeck

Foundation Trustee

07/07/2009

06/09/2017

 

 

Mr

Liam

Wiggs

Trustee

19/07/2017

18/07/2021

 

 

Mrs

Jacqueline

Clegg

Trustee

04/12/2017

03/12/2021

C.B. Air Conditioning Ltd

Mrs

Lynne

Evans

Trustee/Headteacher

01/09/96

 

Headteacher St. Giles’ & St. George’s

Miss

Charlotte

Ashton

Staff Trustee

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

Employee St. Giles’ & St. George’s

Mrs

Emma

Sale

Staff Trustee

19/07/2017

18/07/2021

Employee St. Giles’ & St. George’s

 

Governor meetings 2017 – 2018

Governor Meetings attended Out of possible
Rev R Daborn (Chair) 4 6
Mr M Alcock (Vice Chair) 5 6
Rev M Ball 6 6
Miss S Boreham (appointed 19th March 2018) 3 3
Mrs J Clegg (appointed 4th December 2017) 5 5
Mrs L Kind 5 6
Rev P Nisbeck 6 6
Mr L Wiggs 6 6
Mrs L Evans (Headteacher) 6 6
Miss C Ashton 4 6
 Mrs E Sale 5  6
Non-governors in attendance
M Elden (Bursar) 6 6
Mrs J Kelter (Clerk to Governors 4 4
Mr A Sargent (Clerk to Governors 1 1
Mrs B Richmond (Clerk to Governors) 2 2
Mrs M Gale (Governor Training) 1 1
Mr C Wollington (Dains Accountant) 1 1

   

 

The National Association of School Governors describes the role of Governors as “best thought of as trustees for the performance of the school, in the interest of current and future pupils. In everything they do, they must by law aim to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school; must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty in the best interests of the school; and must be open about their decisions and ready to explain them to interested persons.” In short the role of the Governor is to be a “critical friend”.