Governors

ASH GREEN GOVERNING BODY 2018-2019

GOVERNORS

 

 

 ROLE

 

 

COP

Chris

Austin

CO OPTED - REPRESENTATIVE

LA

14th March 2021

STA

Darby

Amy

STAFF - REPRESENTATIVE

STAFF

14th March 2021

COG

Robert

Knight

CHAIR OF REPRESENTATIVES

COOPTED

21st Oct 2019

PAR

David

Leighton

PARENT - REPRESENTATIVE

COOPTED

11th Dec 2021

STA

VACANT

N/A

STAFF- REPRESENTATIVE

PARENT

N/A

PAR

Edward

Leighton

PARENT - REPRESENTATIVE

PARENT

PENDING

CLE

City of Stoke on Trent

City of Stoke on Trent

CLERK

CLERK

N/A

COP

Warburton

Clare

CO OPTED - REPRESENTATIVE

COOPTED

6th June 2021

HEADTEACHER

Ruth

Foster

HEADTEACHER

HT

July 31st 2018

FINANCE/PREMISES/PERSONNEL

Name of Governor/Associate MemberG/AM
C Austin (Chair of committee)G
R Knight (Chair of Governors)G
R Foster (Headteacher)G
C Warburton ( Co Opted)G
Jon Lovatt (Advisory role to committee)AM

TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Name of Governor/Associate MemberG/AMDate Appointed to the Committee
R Knight (Chair of Committee)G 
 E LeightonG 
A Darby (Teacher Governor)G14th March 2017
Ruth Foster (Headteacher)G2nd June 2014
D Leighton ( co opted)G 
Vacancy (Teacher Governor)G 

 

Ash Green Primary Academy Governing Body – Declaration of Interests

NameDeclaration of Interests
Ruth Foster

LLE with Hempstalls Teaching school

Governor at Moor First School

Rob Knight

Director of St Barts Academy Trust

Governor at Weston Coyney Juniors and Knutton St Mary’s CE Academy

Clare WarburtonYouth Sports Trust
Christopher Austin

Governor at Sandford Hill Primary School

Edenfield Training

 


Mr Robert Knight

Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor

I only ever wanted to be teacher and was privileged to spend 34 years working in schools.  My experience was as an English teacher, subject leader and then senior leader in secondary schools; I spent 13 years as a Headteacher.  Since retiring from the classroom, I have worked as a leadership coach, mainly in primary schools and have also supported Governing Bodies in becoming more effective in their work.  I am passionate about the importance of education in giving all young people the very best start in life.  As a Governor at this exciting time in the school’s development, I will do all I can to ensure that everything it does helps all children to fulfil their potential.

Mrs Ruth Foster

Headteacher

I have been the headteacher at Ash Green Primary Academy for over five years. It is a privilege to work with the children and wider community here and I am fortunate to work with a team of skilled practitioners, leaders and governors, who are all highly ambitious and are passionate that we are 'achieving the best, together' for our children. As leaders and governors, we are continually striving to develop further, ensuring that Ash Green is outward facing and reflective in how we approach leadership, pedagogy, curriculum and assessment. As a result of this approach, we have strong leadership at all levels and we are continually reflecting on curriculum entitlement and enrichment. Throughout my career, I have been passionate about leadership development and how schools collaborate and learn from and with each other. Ash Green has strong collaborative links with the academies in the Societas Trust, to which we belong. I am also a Governor at Moor First School in the Staffordshire Moorlands and a Local Leader of Education for Hempstalls Teaching School Alliance. It is a privilege to be working with other schools and academies in a range of contexts and across primary and secondary phases.



Mr Christopher Austin

Co-opted Governor

 

 


Miss Amy Darby

Staff Governor

 

 


Mrs Clare Warburton

Parent Governor

Clare Warburton is an active parent of two children at Ash Green.  Having worked within the education and sports sector for over 20 years, previously as a Physical Educator, Clare is keen to bring some of this knowledge to the Governing Body of Ash Green.  Clare has worked for her current employer for the Youth Sport Trust for the past 14 years in a national role for a sports charity that believes in the power of PE and sport in building a brighter future for young people.  In this time with the Youth Sport Trust Clare has been heavily involved in education and is involved with Schools across the country in supporting the delivery of the Governments strategy for PE and School Sport.  Clare is also involved at Trentham Pre-School in Hanford as Vice Chair of the Governing Body as well as the Treasurer for Ash Green’s Parent and Teacher Association (PTA).  Clare is committed to playing an active role in the school as a co-opted Governor to support the Teachers and Senior Leadership Team to help the school flourish.   Clare is most importantly looking forward to helping the young people of the school to be happy and confident learners, enriching their experiences and creating lifelong memories.

 

 


Mr Edward Leighton

I am delighted to take up my first Governors role at Ash Green. I have twin daughters in reception who absolutely love coming to this wonderful school. I am currently the Assistant head teacher at St Joseph’s College, Trent Vale with responsibility for Teaching and Learning, Curriculum, Staff appraisal and have oversight of the Teaching School and SCITT.  I also have a role at the department of education in The Teacher Reference Group. This is a confidential sounding board, advising on the potential impact of policies on the school system, including any barriers to implementation. I have been a teacher for over 13 years and have been a geography teacher at Edensor High for a year, then moved to Cannock Chase High School and then to Sir Thomas Boughey where I was head of PSHE/Citizenship and I have also had a role as Head of geography. I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential through education and ensuring youngsters have the best opportunities to succeed whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals. I am really looking forward to working with the children, staff and families within the school community.

Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Fiona Stagg, City of Stoke on Trent School, Governor Services