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Karen Price, Chair of the Governing Body: 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.  I was delighted to re-join the governing board some and I am happy to be able to share my experience of governance, education and management to help the students, parents and staff of the school.  I am currently the Safeguarding Governor as well as having a  focus on maths. I continue to be proud of my long association with Milby Primary School."

 

Gregg Rowley, Co-opted Governor: "I have two children, one who has left Milby Primary School and one who is still at the school.  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 governor who is parent, 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."

 

Claire Griffiths, Co-opted Governor: "I have three children, all of whom enjoyed their time at Milby Primary School.  I work for the Local Authority in the Human Resources team focusing on Organisational Development.  I have a good understanding of engaging, coaching and motivating people to get their best performance.  I am passionate about education and ensuring that it encourages all children to grow and develop to their full potential.   I am also keen to promote education which is inclusive and caters for children of all abilities and needs.  I was privileged to join the governing body at the end of 2019."

 

Montie Zaman, Co-opted Governor: "I have three 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 my children 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 since 2010. 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 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."
 

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. 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."

 

Marion Horsfall, Staff Governor: "I have worked as a SEN TA for 22 years, 15 of which were at Milby Primary School.  In more recent years I have taken on a pastoral role supporting the welfare of our children and families. I am passionate about this role and the impact that our whole school pastoral care has in supporting the children to feel safe, happy, involved and therefore able to perform to their full potential.  I was appointed as staff governor in October 2019 and am enjoying working collectively with the Governing Body to ensure that the school provides high quality education and opportunities for all the children at Milby Primary School."

 

Melanie Aley, Headteacher:  “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!"

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."

Tony Rana, Parent Governor:  "I have a child that currently attends Milby Primary school, having first attended the Milby Nursery and Kids club.  I want to help give our children the best possible education, guidance and support and I believe we can only achieve this if we all work together.  I have many years of experience in the IT Service Management and Delivery arena. I currently work for a Global Pharmaceutical company which delivers medicine and healthcare services all over the world and we have to ensure we provide a best in class service as our patients depend on us.  I believe I can apply my experience that I have gained over the years to help Milby School and our children achieve positive results and set high standards.  I feel privileged that the parents and the school have given me the opportunity to be a part of the success that Milby and our children will gain now and in the future."

 

Leanne Buckley, Parent Governor:  "I have 2 children currently at Milby and a third who I hope will start when she’s older. It is important to me to support the school to continue to be a positive community where children are given the opportunity to express themselves. I believe in supporting the whole child and that all children are different, that time should be taken to understand each of them. I taught for 11 years in the secondary classroom. I now have my own business where my purpose is to help students know their goals, get to their next steps and recognise all of the choices and opportunities that lay in front of them. I believe that my teaching background gives me an awareness of what we can expect from schools and the professionals that work in them whilst also balancing this with student and staff wellbeing. I feel privileged to be in a position where I can both support the school but also question, when necessary, to ensure it’s the best environment for our children."

 

Lindsay Banes, Parent Governor: "I have two children at Milby Primary School and they both thoroughly enjoy going to school. My priority is that all children have the opportunities to be the best they can possibly be and receive the education they deserve. I share Milby’s vision that school should be a place where children can be safe, happy and achieve their full potential. I have been a teacher for many years, and more recently, a Deputy Headteacher. I find my job incredibly rewarding and thoroughly enjoy seeing children flourish as they learn and discover life skills. Through the role of parent governor, I hope to support the school in continuing to provide excellence in education and to develop further the relationships between the parents and the school."

Name

Type of Governor

Date

Appointed

Term of office ends

Attendance

2017/18

Attendance

2018/19

Attendance

2019/20

Committees

Pecuniary

Interests

Melanie Aley (Headteacher)

Headteacher

N/A

N/A

5/5

4/6

3/3

Resources

 

Matthew

Archer

Co-opted

Dec 2017

Dec 2021

3/3

6/6

3/3

 

 

Leanne Buckley Parent Dec 2019 Dec 2023 N/A N/A 1/1    

Gail Flint (Chair)

Co-opted

Oct 2014

Oct 2022

5/5

5/6

3/3

Resources

Governor

Tutor

Claire Griffiths Parent Dec 2019 Dec 2023 N/A N/A 1/1    

Marion Horsfall

(Pastoral Care)

Staff

Oct 2019

Oct 2023

N/A

N/A

1/1    

Karen Price

(Vice Chair)

Co-opted

Feb 2017

Feb 2021

4/5

5/6

2/3

Resources

(Chair)

 

Tony Rana

Parent

Mar 2018

Mar 2022

2/2

4/6

1/2

 

 

Gregg Rowley

Co-opted

Oct 2019

Oct 2023

4/5

5/6

2/2

   

Mick Smith

Co-opted

Oct 2014

Oct 2022

3/5

5/6

3/3

Resources

 

Lynne Walker 

Co-opted

Oct 2014

Oct 2022

3/5

5/6

1/2

   

Roger Willcox

Associate (no voting rights)

2017

N/A

As

requested

As

requested

As

requested

Resources

Supply

Caretaker

Montie Zaman

Co-opted

Oct 2019

Oct 2023

5/5

6/6

3/3