Governor Details and Register of Interests
NORMANTON NEWLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
         
Governor Name Category of Governor - eg Parent Governor Term Start Date Term End Date Relevant Business Interest
Mrs Tammie Prince Headteacher  04/27/2017 04/27/2025

Author of 100 ideas for Primary Teachers - Mindfulness in the classroom and is published by Bloomsbury.

Author of 50 Fantastic Ideas for Mindfulness and is published by Featherstone/Bloomsbury

Mr Derrick Taylor Co-opted Governor - Chair 05/2019 05/2023 Relative works for WMDC Education and Inclusion Team within Wakefield Council
Ms Caryann Sykes Co-opted Governor- Vice Chair 07/2022 07/2026 Employee in WMDC Education and Inclusion Team within Wakefield Council. Governor at Methodist School Wakefield.
Mrs Dawn Lee

Co-opted Governor

01/12/2023 01/12/2027 Photographer- Self-employed 

 TBD

 

 

     

Mrs Trish Hollis

 

Mrs Justina Feorah

 

Mrs Anca Onea

 

Ms Lesley Batley

Co-opted Governor

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Parent  Governor

 

Parent Governor

30/01/2022

 

30/01/2022

 

30/01/2022

 

29/01/2022

30/01/2026

 

30/01/2026

 

30/01/2026

 

29/01/2026

Governor at Delacy Primary Pontefract Academy Trust

 

None

 

None

 

None

Sophie Lofthouse Staff Governor 01/09/2023 01/09/2027 Class Teacher
Miss Michelle Hawke Deputy Head 28/07/2015 27/07/2023 None
Mrs Kathleen Leung Business Manager 28/07/2015 27/07/2023

None

 

 

 

 

What experience, skills and knowledge do our governors bring to the school?

 

Derrick Taylor, Chair of Governors

  • ·         Married to Julie for 49 years with two grown up children and three grandchildren
  • ·         A primary school governor for over 30 years
  • ·         Chair of Governors for over 20 years
  • ·         Prior to retirement, Director of Services at Barnsley MDC. and had responsibility for the library services, sports provision, museum service, access to services etc.
  • ·         Qualified youth worker and have extensive experience of working with young people
  • ·         Skilled in all aspects of management and communications with extensive experience of managing resources and maintaining financial budgets.

Caryann Sykes, Vice Chair of Governors

  • ·         Inclusion Manager for Wakefield Authority responsible for managing the resources across Wakefield in both mainstream and academies
  • ·         Qualified Teacher
  • ·         Skilled in all aspects of SEND support, management, financial budgeting and HR

Trish Hollies

·         Qualified as a teacher 40 years ago and worked in a secondary school, later in primary and finally a nursery school before becoming and adult tutor for the local authority and the WEA

  • School governor for over 20 years including secondary, primary and a special school.
  • Governor Training-

Guidance to compliment the Model Complaints Procedure for Schools

Multi Agency Safeguarding for Governors

Development of Effective Communication

Dealing with Safeguarding Allegations

Safer Recruitment

Mindfulness in the classroom

Promoting Education of children in care and previously in care –School governors statutory responsibilities

Safeguarding and child protection

 

 

Justina Ifeorah

        Retired in a senior level administrative capacity in clinical and public health settings in hospitals, and projects as a medical doctor and program manager.

        • Very effective in communication, stakeholder engagement, creative thinking, and team building.

        Acquired lots of experience in clinical management, health & safety, and administration from my work & various leadership positions in General Hospitals and Hospital Management Boards in Anambra State, Nigeria.

        Skilled in mental health & well-being, human resource management and financial management

        Highly experienced in Program Management having worked creditably as both a zonal and state team lead with International and National Agencies on Projects in Nigeria namely Family Health International FHI 360/ USAID, FHI/DFID, FHI360/GF, NACA/SURE-P

        Governing Board membership experience in UK and Nigeria

        MBBS Degree from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

        MSC in Public Health Parasitology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Nigeria,

        USAID/CDC Regulations and Policies.

        Financial Management of USAID/CDC Awards

        Leadership & Management in Health from University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

 

Dawn Booth

  • ·         Worked in education for 26 years
  • ·          Qualified SENCO and a chartered manager in Leadership and Management
  • ·         Mainstream school as SENCo and Head of Student Support for 16 years
  • ·         Managed a Communication and Interaction resource for 6 years
  • ·         Currently Team Manager for the Wakefield Inclusion Special Educational Needs Support Service.  
  • ·         Manage the advisory teachers in Castleford Airedale Pontefract and Knottingley
  • ·          Responsibility for co-ordinating and leading training across the authority on autism for the Autism Education Trust

Lesley Batley

  • ·         Grandparent of children who do/have attended Newlands Primary School
  • ·         College and training in understanding Autism, Special Processing Disorder, Special Education Needs & Disabilities and Diets & Nutrition.
  • ·         Training in Governors, Phonics and Safeguarding in School
  • ·         Trained to be a Health Care Assistant and NVQ 4      in Management in Health Care.
  • ·         Experience working in Health Care as a Manager of a Nursing Home
  • ·         Experience working in schools as a Teaching Assistant and Dinner Supervisor.

Tammie Prince- Headteacher

  • 30+ years teaching experience in two countries- United States and England (7 different schools teaching both mainstream and SEND)
  • Headteacher of two schools for 15 years.
  • Executive Headteacher of one school for 1 year
  • Authour of 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers- Mindfulness in the Classroom and 50 Fantastic Ideas for Mindfulness