Governors

 

 

 

Mrs Janice Rush - Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors.

Co-opted Governor (01/12/17 - 02/12/19)

I am a parent and my son is currently in year 11 at Allerton Grange, having joined the school in year 7. I have been a governor in the Primary Sector since October 2006 and have held the post National Leader of Governance. I work for IBM and I currently manage a global team reporting on and evaluating the effectiveness of education  delivered internally. I also tutor on courses covering Professional Development Skills to our graduate intake. Previously, I have worked in a variety of roles including IT Support, Computer Programming, Project Management and Financial Analysis & Management. I also have a PGCE and have taught in the Adult Education sector.

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Mr Mike Roper

Head Teacher (20/04/15 - )

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Ms Barbara Trayer

Co-opted Governor and Co Vice Chair (11/07/16 – 10/07/20)


As an experienced former Deputy Headteacher/Acting Headteacher coupled with my experiences as an independent Education Consultant, I provide quality, reliable, supportive as well as challenging additional capacity to the Governing Body. I bring rigour, organisation, commitment, flexibility and excellent communication skills in the areas of school improvement.


With the ongoing changes in education and the OFSTED framework, I strongly believe that the areas that are high risk to the school are: Standards, Leadership and Management at all levels, self-evaluation and the quality of Teaching and Learning, thus ensuring that the school provides value for money and a quality education service to the students, staff and the wider community.


I ensure that I am up to date with the latest trends, legislation and initiatives in education. My practice and feedback from centres with whom I have worked closely is that I am honest, transparent, patient and resourceful. I believe in sharing good practice both within and across organisations. A key part of my work is to monitor, review and evaluate, not only the colleagues with whom I work, but my own contribution to avoid complacency. This is important in ensuring that the Headteachers, Principals, Governing Bodies and other key staff receive consistent information and guidance to keep the organisations moving forward, thus impacting positively on student outcomes.

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Ms Linda Chapman

Co-opted Governor (10/07/17 – 09/07/21)

I have a son who is now in the 6th form at Allerton Grange.

I am a former Assistant Head teacher, experienced English teacher, Moderator and Examiner.

I have an interest in Special Educational Needs and Disability. I am also the chairperson of a small charity supporting the provision of extra-curricular activities for primary school children in the North East of Leeds.

 

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Mr Tony Byng

Parent Governor (05/06/15 – 04/06/19)


I have two children at the school, one in year 10 and one in year 8.


I am currently the Programme Director for the MA Corporate Communications, Marketing & Public Relations at Leeds University Business School.

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Mrs Jen Green

Staff Governor (20/11/17 - 19/11/21)

I have worked at Allerton Grange since 2015, and during my time here, I have tackled numerous challenges, developed new initiatives, and was successful in applying for a promotion after only six months. I was also nominated as colleague of the year last year, which I can honestly say was my most honoured moment, in my working life so far.

I have a number of interests and hobbies, I go bouldering, I enjoy walking, wild swimming and love going on camping holidays. I have a great desire to help people and make a difference and believe that that is why I have such a passion for my job. It is never easy and day to day hurdles can be tough, but I enjoy the challenge and I’m excited to see what my time here will bring.

I care about my future, I care about the students and I care about Allerton Grange.

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Mrs Catriona Wilkinson

Parent Governor (07/07/15 – 06/07/19)


I am an elected parent Governor linked to special education needs at Allerton Grange. I am currently in my second term, having started as a Governor in the summer of 2011.


I work part-time for Leeds City Council Children’s Services and I am a volunteer parent representative for Bliss, a charity for families of babies born premature or sick. I am married with three children, one who has since left 6th form at Allerton Grange, one in year 11 and one in year 7.

I am not a Governor at any other schools, nor am I on the board of any voluntary organisations.

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Mr Philip Painter

Associate Governor (01/10/16 - 01/10/20)

I am currently a staff governor at Hovingham Primary School where I have worked as the Head of Family Team for the last two years. Within my role I am the lead designate for child protection and bring extensive knowledge and experience of multi-agency practice acquired from a variety of citywide and cluster based roles in Leeds City Council Children’s Services and educational settings.

 

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Mr Amar Joshi

Parent Governor and Co Vice Chair (23/1/18 - 22/1/22)

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Mrs Bev Manfredi

PA to the Headteacher and Clerk to the Governors

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Full Governing Body Meetings for 2019/20

COMMITTEE DATE OF MEETING TIME OF MEETING

GB Meeting - Results Review

Fri 27/08/19 2.00 pm

FULL GOVERNING BODY

 

17/09/19

6.00 pm

Strategy & Resources

05/11/19 6.00 pm

FGB 1 (PD & BA)

19/11/19 6.00 pm
FGB 2 (QoE)

03/12/19 6.00 pm

FULL GOVERNING BODY

HT Report

21/01/20 6.00 pm

Strategy and Resources

25/02/20 6.00 pm
FGB 1 (PD & BA)

10/03/20 6.00 pm
FGB 2 (QoE) 24/03/20 6.00 pm

FULL GOVERNING BODY

HT Report

29/04/20 6.00 pm

Strategy and Resources
Budget Approval

19/05/19 6.00 pm

FGB 1 (PD & BA)

09/06/19 6.00 pm
FGB 2 (QoE)

23/06/19 6.00 pm

FULL GOVERNING BODY

HT Report

07/07/19 6.00 pm

 

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"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"So pleased that both my children are at a school, where the performing arts (and other arts) are such a priority."
- Parent
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"Thank you for making my daughter's first year with you such a good one. We are impressed with how she has settled in and grown as a person throughout the year"
- Year 7 Parent
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018