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School Governors Information

Name of governor

Appointment type

 

Appointed by

Responsibilities

 

Term of office start

Term of office end

Jen Mitchell

Principal

Ex-officio by virtue of office as Principal

 

01/04/2017

 

Nikki Squires

Chair

Trust board

- Chair of LGB

- SEND

17/03/2021

16/03/2022

Huw Deighton

Staff

Election

 

17/03/2021

16/03/2025

Gemma Vincent

Parent

LGB

- Love for reading

12/03/2018

12/03/2022

David Fletcher

Community

LGB

- Leadership

- Health and Safety

03/12/2019

03/12/2023

Jo Badge

Community

LGB

- Safeguarding

17/12/2020

16/12/2024

Laura Thompson Community Trust   23/03/2021 22/03/2025

VACANCY

PARENT GOVERNOR

 

 

 

 

Historic (left within the last 12 months)

Alison Wilmott

Parent

Appointed by LGB in the absence of candidates for parent election

 

01/04/2019

02/09/2020

Liz Pilmore

Community (Chair)

LGB

- Chair of LGB

- Curriculum strategy and implementation

-SEND

19/04/2019

19/04/2023

Tara Reid

Staff

LGB

- Behaviour

01/04/2017

16/03/2021

Davinia Robinson

Community

LGB

- Vice Chair of LGB

- Pupils personal development

01/04/2017

01/04/2021


About the Governors

Dr Jo Badge

 

Governor Type:

Community Governor

Date Appointed:

17/12/2020

Appointment Ceases:

16/12/2024

Currently a year 6 teacher and Assistant Headteacher at Catherine Junior School, I have always worked in some form of education setting. Initially, as a post graduate student (my PhD was all about finding similarities between different plant viruses), I subsequently worked at University of Leicester where I developed the use of electronic voting systems, plagiarism and its detection by electronic means and using web 2 tools and social media. During my teacher training, I became a Google Certified Innovator, and I have continued to pursued my passion for educational technology. I became a CAS Master Teacher and set up the North Leicester Primary CAS hub which supported the local network of computing teachers in the city. 

Jen Mitchell (Principal)

 

Governor Type:


Ex-officio by virtue of office as Principal

Date Appointed:

01/04/2017

Appointment Ceases:

 

I am very proud to be the Principal at Heatherbrook Primary Academy. I am in my sixth year of headship here and the school has undergone a remarkable transformation due to the hard work and determination of the whole staff. Before coming to Heatherbrook I spent many years working in north Nottinghamshire as a year 6 class teacher and then as deputy head. I am fortunate to have taught in every year group in the primary phase although most of my teaching experience has been in year 6. The theatre is one of my passions and I am fortunate to have spent time as a Drama tutor for young people aged 10 to 18 at Eleventh Session – part of the Nottinghamshire Arts Support Service. Watching live theatre and listening to music are my favourite pastimes, along with running and watching Manchester City play football. 

Gemma Vincent

 

Governor Type:


Parent Governor

Date Appointed:

12/03/2018

Appointment Ceases:

12/03/2022

Parent Governor at Heatherbrook Primary Academy. Lecturer in Fashion Communication and Styling at De Montfort University.

David Fletcher

 

Governor Type:


Community Governor

Date Appointed:

03/12/2019

Appointment Ceases:

03/12/2023

Prior to my retirement I worked for HSBC for twenty years as a Senior International Business Development Executive. I was responsible for Finance teams in Canary Wharf London, Frankfurt, Monaco & Geneva. I travelled to all these locations training and developing my reports and assessing business’s for possible “take overs” for HSBC. 

 

I am a keen Leicester City supporter and have been a season ticket holder for over 30 years. 

 

My family all live in Leicestershire and I have five grandchildren. 

Laura Thompson

 

Governor Type: 


Community Governor

Date Appointed:

23/03/2021

Appointment Ceases:

22/03/2025

I have worked as a Recruitment Consultant Education for over 7 years specialising in Education. I work with schools across Leicester and Leicestershire area supporting with temporary staffing and permanent recruitment. Before my career in recruitment, I studied a degree in Sociology at The University of Sheffield. I am a keen fitness/sports enthusiast and play for an adult Netball team which competes within a Leicester league.

Huw Deighton

 

Governor Type: 


Staff

Date Appointed:


17/03/2021

Appointment Ceases:

16/03/2025

I am very proud to be the Year 1 teacher and Staff Governor at Heatherbrook Primary Academy. I am currently in the process of completing my NQT year which has been a fantastic experience. I recently completed my PGCE at university in Swansea before moving to Leicester. I have always had a passion for education and completed a degree in Education Studies prior to my PGCE.

 

In my spare time I enjoy watching football. I am a keen Notts County fan and have followed the club for a number of years.