INTRODUCING OUR SCHOOL GOVERNORS
Mrs Sue Hartropp (Chair of Governors)
Local Authority appointed governor.
Dates of office: 15/04/19 –
“I am now retired after a long career in education – as a teacher, a SENCO, an Assistant Headteacher, an Ofsted Additional Inspector and an educational consultant. I have also been a school governor in several schools over the course of many years.
I am very much enjoying being involved with Dogsthorpe Infant School, and have already seen many positive changes since my appointment. It is a school which is consistently improving as fast as it can and ensuring that it provides the very best education and start to life for all its children. I am proud to be associated with it.”
Mrs Rebecca Waters (Head Teacher)
Ex-officio governor (The Headteacher).
Dates of office: 15/04/15 -
“I love being the Headteacher of Dogsthorpe Infant School. I started at the school as a newly qualified teacher in Sept 2001 and have been instrumental in school improvement throughout those years. I am proud to have been at the helm as full-time Headteacher since April 2015 and in less than a year led the school out of 'Requires Improvement' into becoming a 'Good' School' in February 2016.
I feel very privileged to work with such an amazing staff team and very supportive governors all of whom have the school at heart. Our aim is to make the school the very best it can be and to ensure that as one team all of our children and their families Dream, Believe, Shine."
Mr Al Kingsley
Dates of office: 15/04/19 –
“I have spent the last 25 years working in business with a specific focus on IT and software in both the corporate and Education sectors. I initially worked for Barclays Bank and Unilever in finance and accounting before moving into the development of IT systems in the 90s.
I am managing Director of a group of Software companies based in the UK and overseas and specialise in developing applications for both classroom management and corporate remote management currently supporting 14 million users in over 90 countries.
I have been a Governor at Hampton College for the last 8 years and Chair of Governors the last 3 taking the school through Academy conversion and the successful bid to build the new Hampton Gardens secondary school which will open in 2017 as part of the Hampton Academies Trust.”
Mrs Gaynor Mansell
Dates of office: 15/04/19 –
“I started my teaching career in Peterborough and spent a significant number of years working in local schools. I have always had a particular passion for promoting and supporting the care, wellbeing and safety of our children. I was local lead for the National Healthy Schools programme for a number of years, before taking up my current post within Children’s Services at the LA.
I have enjoyed involvement with Dogsthorpe Infant School since the days of the ‘Healthy Schools’ Programme, when I had the pleasure of supporting them through their action plans to achieve status. This school is fully committed to improving outcomes for the children, and the positive changes that are now taking place are having an even greater impact in this area. of Peterborough. It is an absolute joy to be a part of this school community.”
Miss Catherine Wilson
Dates of office: 08/07/19 –
“I have a background in Education and am an Assistant Head Teacher at a local secondary school.
My subject area is Classics and my whole school responsibilities include SEND, Behaviour and Attendance and Curriculum. I am a passionate believer in high quality, inclusive education for all children and hope to use my experience to support the school on its journey to outstanding.
I am delighted with my child's progress of learning at this school and see my role on the board of governors as giving something back. "
Mrs Yi White
Dates of office: 20/01/16-
“ I currently run my own business, working with parents in China to provide their children with a private education in the UK. This means I work with a large number of independent schools, and need to understand and explain to parents what makes a good school and provides the right start in life for their child.
Prior to this I worked as a finance manager for a Financial Advisor in London and have a Masters in Business Management and Finance.
I speak two languages and understand the challenges of being bilingual especially as my early education was in China. I also have a 5 year old daughter currently in Primary school."
Mrs Fozia Shah
Dates of office: 11/12/17 –
" My background is in legal work, having studied for my Law degree in Leicester and also completing my Legal Practice Course. After a short period where I worked with an immigration solicitor, I then worked with the Citizens Advice Bureau for 9 years in various roles. These included a supervisory role to the volunteers, outreach work which included going out into the community and giving advice in different venues including children’s centres and the local prison, and then finally specialising in benefits advice.
After the birth of my second child I decided to be a stay at home mum. Once she started at Dogsthorpe Infants School, I was impressed with the improvements made since my eldest was a pupil there and wanted to get more involved with the school and the community. I am looking forward to gaining more experience as a parent governor and working alongside the school and the rest of the governors to help Dogsthorpe Infants continue to shine. "
Mr Ben Hemp
Dates of office: 10/12/18 –
“I have lived in Dogsthorpe for 11 years where I run a computer repair business and where I also belong to several networking groups. I have also been a governor at a local maintained nursery school for a little over two years. I have one daughter already at Dogsthorpe Infant School, and another one who will join the school next September.
I was very impressed with the school from my very first visit – the passion of the headteacher and the staff for what they do ‘shines’ through in the ethos of the school. This really is the ‘dream’ school for my girls and I am really keen to be involved and help with it in any way I can.
Mrs Julie Tate
Dates of office: 11/07/17 -
“I am a retired as a teacher of Religious Studies at a local secondary school where I also held pastoral roles. I am married to a retired English teacher and have 2 grown up daughters, one of whom is a teacher in a Special School. In the past I have been the chair of governors at my daughters’ primary school and a staff governor.
I believe that every child deserves a really good start to their education and I have been very impressed by my experience of Dogsthorpe Infant School. I hope I can use my educational experience to help the school continue to from strength to strength."
Revd. Simon Kaye
Dates of office: 7/3/18 -
Mrs Sara Hibbert
Dates of office: 20/10/19 -
“I have ten years experience of working with and supporting children and their families. I have worked at two different Children’s Centres, the last one as Centre Leader. Previously I was a parent Governor at my daughter’s school.
I feel privileged to be a member of staff and a Governor at Dogsthorpe Infant School. I use the experience I have gained to ensure all of our children Dream, Believe and Shine whilst they are with us and hopefully beyond."
Mrs Emma Marks (Deputy Head Teacher)
Governor Category and appointing body:
Appointed by the Governing Body.
Dates of office: 10/03/16 –
" Being an Associate Governor is a great way to be fully involved in the strategic development of our school.
I am very proud to be the deputy headteacher of our school and enjoy working with Mrs Waters and the team to provide the best possible learning and life experiences for our children."