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Gail Flint, Chair / Co-opted Governor: “I have been a governor in Nuneaton since 2002 and Milby is the third school I have been involved with. I am the governor responsible for Safeguarding. Having recently been designated as a National Leader of Governance I will also be helping other Warwickshire schools to develop the effectiveness of their governing bodies. I have spent my professional life in marketing and sales in the automotive components industry and bring a broad commercial perspective to the Governing Body.”

 

Michael Smith, Co-opted Governor: “I am delighted and proud to represent Milby Primary School. My three children were at Milby around 20 years ago and I joined the governing body at that time. This association lasted 13 years.  Early in 2014 I was made aware that the School was looking for new governors and my association with the school was renewed.  I was chair of governors from September 2014 until September 2017.  I have experience of being part of an effective governing body, monitoring of teaching and learning with the effect on children’s progress, and the financial performance against budget. All of these areas are scrutinised by the Local Authority and Ofsted inspectors, and I am committed to supporting the school in achieving the best possible standards.  I feel that I want to give something back to the school that gave my children a great start to their education. I will support the school in doing the same for the current pupils". I am the governor with responsibility for the Health and Safety of the School.

 

Gregg Rowley, Parent Governor: "I have two children who both attend Milby Primary School in Years 6 and 2.  Like most parents, I believe that education is the key to success and I find it a real privilege to serve as a Governor at Milby Primary School, helping to build the foundations of learning for our children.  I have been a Police Officer with West Midlands Police since 1995.  I currently manage risk on a daily basis whilst writing and influencing Force Policy. This has allowed me to develop an extensive, transferable skill base which will help me to ensure increased performance and development within the school.  As a Parent Governor I believe that there is always learning to be made, not only by the pupils but also the school.  I will help to ensure that the school delivers on its values and that our children receive the education they deserve."

 

Montie Zaman, Parent Governor: "I have two children at Milby Primary School and am driven by a desire to get the best for all children at the school. I have a broad interest in understanding the education system and this gives me a good basis for supporting the school’s leadership.  Originally born in Birmingham, I married and moved to Nuneaton. I have been a director of a Mortgage Broking company since 2006 and have a wide understanding of market forces in the financial services industry. I feel Milby Primary School has supported both my daughters in their journey in the education system and would like to help the school in the continuing development of its education strategy.  I feel I am very privileged to be a governor at Milby Primary School."

 

Lynn Walker, Co-opted Governor: “I have worked as a Cover Supervisor at Milby for the last 6 years. As a mother of three, I understand and am passionate about the need for a solid start in life, formed on the basis of a good education. I became a governor earlier this year, to provide me with the opportunity to support and influence the culture of sustained improvements necessary to meet the need of all of our children, now and in the future.”

 

Karen Price, Vice-Chair/Co-opted Governor: “Historically, I was a parent governor and ultimately Chair of Governors at Milby Primary School for some thirteen years (mainly during the 1990’s) when both my sons attended the school. My sons both still have happy memories of their time at Milby. I relinquished my parent governor role when I returned to work full time as a teacher and became an Assistant Headteacher within the secondary phase. Having now retired I am delighted to have been co-opted on to the governing body where I can hopefully bring my experience of governance, education and management to help the students, parents and staff of Milby Primary School achieve the best that they can in challenging times."

 

Paula Hill, Staff Governor:  "My name is Paula Hill and I have been a teacher at Milby school for the last eight years. I am currently the Foundation Stage manager and one of the teachers in reception, therefore I am lucky enough to be one of the first to meet you and your child as you enter Milby school. I am the proud mum of two children who both attended Milby and are now at university and Higham Lane. I am a new member of the governing body and I look forward to supporting the school to continue to make the choices that ensure our school offers excellent levels of education and a place where the children and parents feel valued and supported."

 

Melanie Aley, Head Teacher:  “Having three children of my own, I have been a governor for over 20 years. I have served on four governing bodies at various schools, including as a parent governor, co-opted governor and as a staff governor.  One of my roles within the authority is providing professional development for head teachers and school staff across Warwickshire so they can learn from current research and best practice.  I love working with children, as each and every child is different.  Milby does keep me pretty busy, but when I’m not working I am a keen photographer; though I haven't found a way to keep my two cats still for long enough to get a picture of them!"

Matthew Archer, Co-opted Governor : “I have been a member of the team at Milby Primary School for over sixteen years and am currently the Deputy Head. I also teach in year six and am a subject leader for English across the school. Teaching has always been my passion and I thoroughly enjoy my role, especially supporting other colleagues to develop their own practice. My son currently attends Milby and it has been great to view the school from the perspective of a parent. I am a new member of the governing body and I am looking forward to contributing all that I can – in this new capacity – to continue the excellent work being done here to benefit every child. Outside of school, I am a Beaver leader at a local Scout group and an avid rugby fan”.

Roger Willcox, Associate to the Governing Body: "Both of my children received their early-years education at Milby. Now in their late twenties, they each have very good jobs, so I have no misgivings about the decision to attend what has always been an excellent school. As a house-husband, with my wife in full-time employment, once the children were asleep, I had plenty of time to devote to Milby and, in the years since 1990 I have been chair of the Playgroup management committee, chair of the Nursery & Kids’ Club management committee, chair of governors at Milby First School, Chair of the governing body set-up to oversee the merger of Milby First and Middle Schools, chair of Governors at the fledgling Milby Primary School, Clerk to the Governing Body and part-time School clerical assistant. At the end of 2017, I decided that I had probably “done my bit” and resigned from the governing body. The headteacher and the chair of governors then asked me if I would become an associate. As such, I have no voting rights, but can attend any governors’ meeting in an advisory capacity. I was very flattered by the invitation, and happily accepted the position. I continue to assist the School in various ways and, as always, I am very happy to help the Friends of Milby Primary School, whenever I can."

 

Phil Hand, associate governor

 

In addition, we have recently welcomed two new governors to our team. They are:

 

 

Martyn Biddle, co-opted governor

Tony Rana, parent governor

 

Name

Type of Governor

Date of

Appt.

Term of office ends

Attend. 2016/17

Attend. 2017/18

Attend.

2018/19

Comms.

Pecuniary

Interests

Melanie Aley (Headteacher)

Headteacher

N/A

N/A

6/6

5/5

 2/2

Resources

 

 

Gail Flint (Chair)

Co-opted

Oct 2014

Oct 2022

5/6

5/5

 2/2

Resources (Chair)

Governor

Tutor

Paula Hill (Teacher)

Staff

Jan 2017

Jan 2021

N/A

4/5

 2/2

 

 

Karen Price (Vice Chair)

Co-opted

Feb 2017

Feb 2021

N/A

4/5

 1/2

Resources

 

Gregg Rowley

Parent

Oct 2015

Oct 2019

4/5

4/5

 1/2

 

 

Mick Smith 

Co-opted

Oct 2014

Oct 2022

6/6

3/5

 1/2

Resources

 

 

Lynne Walker (Teaching Assistant)

Co-opted

Oct 2014

Oct 2022

5/6

3/5

 1/2

 

 

Montie Zaman

Parent

Oct 2015

Oct 2019

5/5

5/5

 2/2

 

 

Phil Hand

Associate (No voting rights)

2015

N/A

As requested

As requested

 As

requested

 

Governor

Trainer

Martyn Biddle

Co-opted

Mar 2018

Mar 2022

N/A

2/2

 1/2

 

 

Roger Willcox

Associate (no voting rights)

2017

N/A

As requested

As requested

 As            

 requested

 

Supply 

Caretaker

  Tony Rana Co-opted Mar 2018 Mar 2022  N/A  2/2  2/2    

  Matthew   

  Archer

Co-opted Dec 2017 Dec 2021  N/A  3/3 2/2    
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