Graham Pickhaver – Chair of Governors

(Trust Appointed Governor)

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I’m Graham Pickhaver currently Chair of governors. I’ve been a Norfolk school governor now for twenty years having served in a variety of schools and have lived in Briston for nine years. I am retired with a background in education and theology.  For me education is about the partnership of home and school working together to develop each child’s individual personality and potential so that they can live and function in society.  Astley is well placed to work with parents and carers in this greatest of responsibilities!

Term of office: 30.9.2014 – 30.09.2018      Governors Meeting Attendance: 100%

Business and Pecuniary Interests: Nil interest

Appointed by: Selected by the Governing Body in consultation with skills audit

Scott Kennedy – Vice Chair of Governors

(Trust Appointed Governor)

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I am an area sales manager for a high street bank. I have been in the financial services industry for over 15 years and bring management as well as financial experience to the governor role.  Astley has been through a lot of positive change over the past few years.  I am looking forward to being part of a school that is focused on developing all of its students to their highest potential over the coming years.

Term of office: 30.01.2014- 28.01.2018        Governors Meeting Attendance: 86%

Business and Pecuniary Interests: Nil interest

Appointed by: Elected/selected by parent constituency.

 

Adrian Hill – Parent Governor 

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My name is Adrian Hill and I am a parent governor. I have a background in retail store management and experience as a buyer for a department store. I am self-employed as the managing director of Adrian Hill Fine Art and The Gallery, Picturecraft in Holt. I have two children at Astley Primary School which was my motivation to join the board of governors and hope that my links with local business can benefit the children and the teaching staff. I feel that Astley school has set the foundations to excel in the role of educating and developing the children in a safe and happy learning environment.

Term of office: 30.9.2014 – 30.09.2018        Governors Meeting Attendance: 43%

Business and Pecuniary Interests: Nil interest

Appointed by: Selected by the Governing Body in consultation with skills audit

Colin Trotman – Trust Appointed Governor

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I joined the Governing body as a Parent Governor in January 2014 and have two children at Astley. I work for a technology company managing data for Local authorities and public transport.  My area of responsibility is Health and Safety. I am also very pleased to represent parents on the school improvement plans covering: “parents and the wider community” and “premises”.  I believe that all pupils should have a safe environment that is conducive to learning, which allows them to achieve their full potential.

Term of office: 30.1.2014 – 30.01.2018        Governors Meeting Attendance: 86%

Business and Pecuniary Interests: Nil interest

Appointed by: Elected/selected by parent constituency

 Carol Sexton -Trust Appointed Governor 

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I moved back to live in Norfolk from Scotland with my two children in 1978 after accepting the post of Health Visitor for this area and worked with the GP’s at Melton Constable and Fakenham surgeries.  I had a long and fulfilling career in the NHS both as a Health Visitor and as Deputy Director of Nursing which enabled me to develop new services in the community including the setting up of the school nursing service across mid Norfolk.  Since retirement I trained for three years to become a Reader (lay minister) in the Church of England and now enjoy seeing the children in a variety of settings across the local community.  I believe that every child deserves the opportunity to develop to their full potential through excellent education and loving parenting.  Since becoming a Local Authority Governor in 2015 my area of responsibility is for children with special education needs.  I hope my past experience as a Health Visitor, Senior Nurse Manager and now as a Reader can benefit the children and staff of Astley Primary School to achieve the vision of aiming high and succeeding together.

Term of office: 23.03.15-22.03.2019                Governors Meeting Attendance: 86%

Business and Pecuniary Interests: Nil interest

Appointed by: Approved by the County Councillor responsible for Governors

Paul Beale – Trust Appointed Governor 

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I am Assistant Principal and the Head of Mathematics at Reepham High School and College.  Throughout my ten years in teaching I have gained a great deal of experience of both curriculum issues and data analysis and I hope that this will be helpful to the Governing Board.  Being a teacher I know how important a good education can be and how it can change a child’s future.  Primary schools are vitally important in building solid foundations in a child’s development and they can ignite a lifelong passion for learning.  It is a great pleasure to join Astley’s Governing Board and I hope that I can help the school continue to do the best job possible for all of its children.

Term of office: 12.07.2015 – 13.07.19        Governors Meeting Attendance: 71%

Business and Pecuniary Interests: Declared -Works for Reepham High School and College also in the Synergy Trust.

Appointed by: Selected by the Governing Body in consultation with skills audit

Toni Potter – Parent Governor 

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I had the great privilege of joining the Governing body as a Parent Governor at the end of 2015. I  am a Solicitor, employed fulltime by a local firm of Solicitors.  My husband and I have lived in Briston for 10 years and our daughter has recently started Astley in the foundations years, which was my motivation for becoming an Governor. I recognise that being a parent is a huge responsibility and equally a great privilege and like all parents, I strive for the best in everything for my daughter.  I hope that my legal background will benefit Astley and the Governing Board and as a parent myself, I hope that  I can represent other parents of the school and help towards the continued development of Astley, ensuing that each child of Astley has the opportunity to  grow, develop and excel  to the best of their ability.

Term of office: 10.09.2015 – 10.09.2019        Governors Meeting Attendance: 86%

Business and Pecuniary Interests: Nil interest

Appointed by: Selected by the Governing Body in consultation with skills audit

Mrs HD Pegg – Headteacher

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I have taught at Astley Primary School since September 1989.  I became a member of the Leadership Team in 2002 and Deputy Head Teacher in 2007.  I took on the role as Acting Head Teacher in September 2010 and Head Teacher in March 2012.  I am passionate about our role at the school in making a difference to children’s lives.  I believe in offering an education that gives children not only the opportunity to succeed academically but also to have as wide a variety of experiences we can give them.  Having been here for so long I know the local area well and obviously know many of the local community.  I am now leading the school where the children of children I have taught are now part of !

Start Date: 08.03.2012

Miss Coleman – Staff Governor

I have been a teacher at Astley Primary School for over 11 years and have had the privilege of being the Class Teacher for a variety of year groups across the school. I am currently the schools Inclusion Coordinator which gives me the opportunity to support a range of children and their families.  It is a pleasure to be the Staff Governor at Astley Primary School.

Start Date: 05.09.2016

    Miss Laycock – Associate Governor 

I am Deputy Headteacher at Astley Primary School.  Throughout my 10 years at Astley I have taught Years 2 – 6 as a full time class teacher. I have a variety of experience leading Maths, English and PE across the school. My main focus this year is on leading data analysis and tracking pupil progress to ensure all children reach their potential. I believe every child has a right to a broad, enriched curriculum and extra curricular activities. Each week I run a Circus Skills Club which I really enjoy sharing my skills with the children at Astley.

Start date: 11/9/17

Business and Pecuniary Interests – Nil return

Governors serving within the last 12 months:

Gary Hewitt

30/9/14 – 11/7/17