Our Governors are:
Dennis Jones Chair of Governors
Peter Hillier Ex Officio Headteacher
Susan Edwards Community Governor, Designated Safeguarding Governor
Amanda Burrows Parent Elected Governor
Hayley Rippon Staff Elected Governor
Joseph Duckhouse Parent Elected Governor
Revd Amanda Digman Community Governor
Lee Noble Transform Trust Governor
The vision of the Governors of Parkdale Primary, is as follows:
We aim to offer a rich and engaging school experience in which cchildren are willing partners in their own learning. They should enjoy school, form friendships for life and become responsible, respectful young people. We want staff to deliver a curriculum that is diverse, thought-provoking, creative, inspirational and tailored to be relevant to the lives and interests of our pupils. We aim to provide a wealth of memorable moments and experiences. We are committed to delivering a broad curriculum and not to narrow our focus to the ‘tested’ areas. We want our school to be 'Outstanding', whilst maintaining this child-centred, holistic approach. We expect to see children supported and challenged to achieve the highest possible academic outcomes for them. We expect to see outcomes that compare favourably to local and national averages.This is what parents, other stakeholders and pupils have told us that they want and expect. We aim for Parkdale to be the school of choice for families and the employer of choice for staff.
Below is some information to give you an idea of what the school’s governors do and how we operate.
If you might be interested in becoming a governor at Parkdale, or even just want to know a bit more about us, please have a look at the articles below and feel free to ask an existing governor or at the Office.
What Do Governors Do?
OfSTED classes the governing body within the leadership and management of the school. However, it is important to remember that governors do not manage the school. That is the job of the headteacher and management team. We’re fortunate at Parkdale in having a strong and capable management team who manage the activities and day-to-day running of the school with great success: have a look at our latest Ofsted report to see how well they perform in this role. Governors are there to be “a critical friend” to the headteacher and the school; we are there to support the headteacher and staff but we are also there in a monitoring capacity, asking relevant questions such as ‘Is it working?’ ‘How do we know it is working?’ ‘If it isn’t working, what can we do?’ ‘How can we get better?’
Who Can Become a Governor?
There are no formal educational qualifications required to become a governor. The only qualities needed are: