Governors

ASH GREEN GOVERNING BODY 2019-2020

GOVERNORS

 

 

 ROLE

 

 

COP

Chris

Austin 

 CHAIR OF REPRESENTATIVES (CO OPTED - REPRESENTATIVE)

LA

14th March 2021

STA

Amy

Tunnicliffe  

STAFF - REPRESENTATIVE

STAFF

14th March 2021

PAR

David

Leighton

PARENT - REPRESENTATIVE

COOPTED

11th Dec 2021

STA

VACANT

N/A

STAFF- REPRESENTATIVE

STAFF

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

Clare

Warburton

CO OPTED - REPRESENTATIVE

COOPTED

6th June 2021

HEAD TEACHER

Jodie

Cope

HEAD TEACHER

HT

 

FINANCE/PREMISES/PERSONNEL

Name of Governor/Associate MemberG/AM
C Austin (Chair of committee)G
J Cope (Head Teacher)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
 E LeightonG 
A Tunnicliffe (Teacher Governor)G14th March 2017
Jodie Cope (Head Teacher)G 
D Leighton ( co opted)G 
Vacancy (Teacher Governor)G 

 

Ash Green Primary Academy Governing Body – Declaration of Interests

NameDeclaration of Interests
Jodie Cope 

SLE with Blackfriars TSA

Clare WarburtonYouth Sports Trust
Christopher Austin

Governor at Sandford Hill Primary School

Edenfield Training

 


Miss Jodie Cope

Head Teacher

It truly is a privilege to be Head Teacher at Ash Green Primary Academy, a part of The Societas Trust.  Working with our children and wider community is genuinely a pleasure.  I am fortunate in working with a team of highly skilled practitioners, leaders and governors who are all committed to us ‘achieving the best, together’. 

During my professional journey, I have been able to develop my own philosophy in teaching and learning, gaining an extensive understanding of self-sustaining Academy improvement. I am passionate about working in a culture where equality, fairness and respect are paramount; I have an unshakeable belief that all children have an entitlement to world class opportunities regardless of background.  I aspire for all children to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world we live in.  A carefully designed curriculum and assessment system, bespoke to our School context, allows our children to make sense of the world and their place in it, as well as respecting and valuing other individuals and communities. 

During my time at Ash Green Primary Academy, I have established a strong, professional relationship with all members of the School community.  Communities have welcomed my vision in striving for excellence and not perfection.  I continue to be dedicated in raising achievement for all children (also ensuring that children are physically and mentally healthy) and I have the desire to improve the quality of teaching and learning, by being an outward facing leader who has an awareness of current educational thinking and seeks best practice in other settings.  Ash Green has strong collaborative links with the academies in the Societas Trust.  I am also a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance.  Being able to share best practice and impact on significant numbers of children, across our county and further afield, is highly rewarding. 

 



Mr Christopher Austin

Co-opted Governor

 

 


Mrs Amy Tunnicliffe

Staff Governor

I want children to be inspired by learning, engaged in the learning process and to excel in all that they do. I also want to instill a love of learning in children, so that they will always have a desire to grow and develop.

Throughout my teaching career I have had the opportunity to work in a wide range of schools from inner city to small rural village schools. I have a specialism for Early Primary education and have taught children from Nursery right up to Year 2. Before joining the Ash Green team, I was a Religious Education and Worship Leader in a controlled Church of England First School in which I developed the teaching and understanding of Religious Education and Christian Values across the school.  I have developed a fantastic knowledge and creative approach to the Early Years and Key Stage One curriculum; with a particular passion for phonics! Since joining Ash Green I have become involved with the school’s PTFA and have enjoyed working with members of the school community to organise fundraising events.  It is also a privilege to be our 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