Governor Profiles

 

Head Teacher Mrs Helen Owen
Name: Helen Owen
Governor role (eg. Parents Governor/Teacher Governor/LA Governor) : Headteacher
Governor for (number of years): Since 2011
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing
Body) : I am the Headteacher at Layfield Primary School. Prior to working here I was a Staff Governor at Marton Grove Primary School in Middlesbrough for 8 years
.Other (eg child at the school) : N/A
Local Authority Governor Mrs Jane Wright
Name: Jane Wright
Governor role (eg. Parents Governor/Teacher Governor/LA Governor) : Community Governor, Member of Resources Committee
Governor for (number of years): Governor since 2011
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body): Currently a Strategic Manager for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, responsible for early years and childcare services. I worked as part of the team who supported Layfield Primary in establishing the on-site Children’s Centre. My exper ience of supporting early years providers and Children’s Centres can hopefully bring some value to my role as Governor. I have a real commitment and belief that good quality early years provision can make a huge difference to a child’s start in life by improving their ability to learn and achieve once they’re in school.
Other (eg child at the school): Both children attended Layfield Primary in the late 1980’s and the early 1990’s and I have lived in the area for over 30 years.
Staff Governor Miss Sarah Powell
Name: Sarah Powell
Governor role (eg. Parents Governor/Teacher Governor/LA Governor) :Staff Governor – School Business Manager
Governor for (number of years) : 9 years
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) : I have worked at Layfield for 13 years and have seen the school grow and change in many ways. I previously lived in the catchment area for more years than I would like to mention and have a good local knowledge and feel very much part of the local community. Previous to working at Layfield Primary School my other working roles have also had a strong focus on duty of care to the service user. I hold various qualifications including ones in a BA honours degree in Business Management and I am also qualified as an accounting technician. Both of my children attended Layfield Primary School and enjoyed their time here.
Other (eg child at the school) : Both my children attended Layfield Primary School
Co-opted Governors  Mr Andrew Hogg
Name: Andrew Hogg
Governor role (eg. Parents Governor/Teacher Governor/LA Governor) :Chair
Governor for (number of years) : I have been a Governor at Layfield Primary School since about 1999.
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) : I have a lot of experience of being a governor and supporting Layfield Primary School. I have worked in Further Education as a senior manager and also have experience of running a successful business. I currently work in a Grammar School.
Other (eg child at the school) : I have two children who both attended Layfield Primary School.
  Mrs Michelle Best
Name : Michelle Best
Governor role (eg. Parents Governor/Teacher Governor/LA Governor) :
I’m a co-opted governor and I’m part of the School Improvement Committee, the Resources Committee, I’m the Parent Engagement Governor and the SEN/ G&T Governor.
Governor for (number of years) : This is my 5th year/ 2nd Term
Background (job or experienc e to bring to the Governing Body) :
I’m a TA at Layfield Primary School working in the Reception Class. I’m also a Childminder, these two roles compliment each other making the most of my experience and knowledge in the Early Years.
Other (eg child at the school) : Both my Daughters attended Layfield Primary School and now attend Conyers and Conyers Sixth Form. I childmind two children who attend Layfield Primary School.
Mrs Claire Moore
Name: Claire Moore
Governor role (eg. Parents Governor/Teacher Governor/LA
Governor) : Parent Governor, Safeguarding Governor member of the resources committee.
Governor for (number of years): Has been a governor since 2010
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) :
After working in the education recruitment industry for over 10 years I now own my own supply teaching agency. On a day to day basis I am responsible for all of the background checks on teachers before we find them work in schools. I work with and visit many different schools across our region. The knowledge and experience I gain from this assists me in my role as a governor.
Other (eg child at the school) : I am committed to helping Layfield Primary be the best it can be as my son is in Y1
  Mrs Jenny Holmes
Name : Jenny Holmes
Lives in : YARM
Governor role (eg. Parents Governor/Teacher Governor/LA Governor) :
Community Governor
Governor for (number of years) : Since September2012, but was also a Governor at Layfield Primary School during the 1990’s.
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) : All my working life was spent in education. I am now retired, but work voluntarily in the community. I care passionately about young people and their futures.
Other (eg child at the school) : My daughter was a pupil at Layfield Primary School in the 1980’s and 1990’s and I hope there will be a place at the school for my grandchild (due to be born in 2013!).
Parent Governors Mr Paul Ovington
Name :  Paul Ovington
Governor role (eg. Parents Governor/Teacher Governor/LA Governor) : Parent Governor
Governor for (number of years) : 7 months
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) : I have over 24 Human Resources experience working for the Civil Service and the  Durham & Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.  As a Human Resources Manager, I have worked in Training, Recruiting and Supervisory roles which I hope will be of benefit to the school.  To be able to contribute in allowing a child to have an inclusive, safe and enjoyable education will be very rewarding.
Other (eg child at the school) : I have two sons at Layfield Primary School, in year 5 and 2.
  Mrs Alison Nicol
Name : Alison Nicol
Governor role (eg. Parents Governor/Teacher Governor/LA Governor) : Parent Governor
Governor for (number of years) : Since December 2015
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing
Body) : After working in the Engineering sector, qualified as a Plater/Welder, I went on to study and qualify as a secondary school teacher in design and technology /engineering for 11 – 18 year olds and also apprenticeship students studying engineering. I have been a teacher for over 10 years teach ing GCSE ’s, BTEC, Diploma and NVQ’s. I have been a team leader and I now co-ordinate the engineering BTEC at the secondary school in which I work. I continually train to bring new techniques to the classroom and security in a child’s wellbeing. Amongst
other things I work as a leader on the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme for bronze, silver and gold.
Other (eg child at the school) : I have two daughters, a five year old currently in reception and a one year old.
 Mrs Joanne Smith
Name: Joanne Smith
Governor role (eg. Parents Governor/Teacher Governor/LA Governor) :Staff Governor – Deputy Headteacher
Governor for (number of years) : 1 years
Background (job or experience to bring to the Governing Body) : I have worked at Layfield as teacher and now Deputy Headteacher for many years.
Other (eg child at the school) : My child attends the Day Care attached to the school.