Springfield Primary School | Who is on the Governing Body?
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Who is on the Governing Body?

Name: Mr D Gibbons. Role: Parent Governor appointed January 2015, Chair of Governors.
Background: I live in Kempston with my partner Helen, I’m father to 6 children ranging from 17 years to 14 months, with one son at Springfield in Year 4, and another son looking forward to joining Reception Class this September.

Whilst I have only been a member of the Governing Body since January 15, I expect to be able to bring my training and experience of running businesses to the benefit of the school. I have a very strong belief that every child should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential in a safe and positive environment and will be working with all the schools stakeholders; parents, teachers, leaders to ensure that we continue to provide that environment and carry on with the excellent progress being made.

Name:Mrs A Robertson. Role: Co-opted Governor appointed June 2015 and Vice Chair of Governors and Pupil Premium Governor.
Background: Having lived in Kempston for over 40 years, my children attended Springfield School and I have been involved with the school, first on the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and since 1999 as a school Governor. Through my employment I have brought skills to the Governing Body, and will continue with my commitment to work with all the Team, so our children can achieve their potential, with a positive approach, safely and in a happy environment. So enhancing the good progress already being made.

Name: Mrs M Barnes. Role: Parent Governor appointed June 2016.
Background to follow.

Name: Mrs A Goddard. Role: Parent Governor appointed June 2016. Safeguarding Governor.
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Name: Mr M Williams. Role: Parent Governor appointed June 2016. Health and Safety Governor.
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Name: Mrs K Davenport. Role: Co-opted Governor appointed June 2015. SEND governor.
Background: I am formerly a Parent Governor and I am a Child Minder with over 20 years experience, I used to be on the PTA and served as Secretary for over 6 years. I have been coming to Springfield School for a total of 26 years with all of my 4 children previously attending this school as do many of my minded children. I have many training qualifications including Safeguarding, Autism Awareness, First Aid, CAF, SEND and Bereavement and Loss.

Name: Mr C Meader. Role: Local Authority Appointed Governor appointed October 2015.
Background: I live in Kempston and attended Springfield Lower School as child when the school was first built. I am a Bedford Borough Councillor for Kempston South ward and was first elected in 2000. I am the Deputy Leader of the Labour Group, Mayor of Kempston and serve on the Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee. I have been a Governor at Springfield for a number of years and I am also a Governor at Daubeney Academy.

Name: Mrs A Leska. Role: Staff Governor appointed December 2013.
Background: I came to Bedford 8 years ago, straight from Poland. Everything in England was new and exciting. First me and my husband were focused on raising my children (a boy and a girl) and I was not looking for a job. Then, about 4 years ago I started to work at Springfield Lower School as a Teaching Assistant; mostly in Reception. Speaking Polish I was able to help all the Polish children that come to school with no English. The school is very inviting and supportive so I felt, and still feel as a part of a team. I love working with children and helping them flourish. I am also helping to run a Chess Club. Being on the Governing Body is interesting and very informative and I can learn even more about the running of the school.

September 2017