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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

All Saints’ Primary School and Burton Green Primary Schools have one shared federation governing body known as ‘The Green Leek Federation Governing Body’. 
It meets regularly each half term to develop and monitor the strategic direction of the school. The bulk of its work is carried out by two committees, the Resources Committee and the Performance and Standards Committee. For part of its work The Green Leek Resources Committee is divided into two sub- committees who focus particularly on the specific issues linked to each school in the federation.

Picture 1 Bal Pierpoint - Chair of Governors
Picture 2 Rev Jim Perryman
Picture 3 Lesley Tacon - Local Authority Governor
Picture 4 Duggie Brooks - Parent Governor
Picture 5 Gail Duxbury - Staff Governor, Resources Committee
Picture 6 Michelle Reddish - Staff Governor
Picture 7 Deborah Chapman - Community Governor
Picture 8 Janet Hickinbottom MBE - Clerk to Governing Body
Picture 9 Patricia Reeve - Foundation Governor
Picture 10 John Finlayson - Foundation Governor

Bal Pierpoint - Chair of Governors, Community Governor, Resources and Performance and Standards Committees

 

I trained as a Science teacher and I have taught in seven secondary schools holding leadership positions in each of them. The last two schools were Academies where I was Head Teacher for ten years.

 

I am passionate about education and love to see children learning, growing and developing their many skills and talents. I love to see them happy and enjoying their learning, gaining in confidence as they are able to achieve more and more. It is an absolute privilege and pleasure to watch them making the most of all the opportunities school provides.

 

My husband Colin and I have three children, all of whom I am delighted to say, attend our schools. We live in Balsall Common and like myself, Colin has spent all his professional life in teaching too.

 

As a governor, I hope to bring all the experience I have gained in education over the years, to make our two great schools even more successful. 

 

As Chair of Governors, I feel immensely proud to have the opportunity to serve the children, staff, parents and wider communities of All Saints’ and Burton Green Church of England Primary Academies.

 

 

Andrew Morris - Head Teacher - Ex Officio member, Resources and Performance and Standards Committees

 

I have been Head Teacher of All Saints' Primary School for just over one year and I have been a Headteacher for just over four years. I bring 23 years of experience to this role , having taught across all year groups in the primary age range in schools that are large and small. Teaching is my love, leadership of teaching is a joy.


Observing children grow and develop into caring, confident, responsible young people with a love for learning has been a real privilege. Ensuring each child recognises and nurtures their unique parcel of talents is integral to my educational philosophy and underpins the values foundation of our schools and federation. I am passionate about providing a broad and balanced curriculum within the school day and enriching experiences beyond the school day, in order to enable each child to progress as quickly as they are able to, as slowly as they need to and to become the best that they can be.
Both schools in our federation have many strengths, dedicated staff teams and support from our churches and communities. I look forward to building on this foundation as the Head of the Federation as we move forward together.

 

Rev Jim Perryman - Ex Officio Foundation Governor, Performance and Standards Committees

 

Known to adults and children alike as “Jim”, I am the part-time Priest-in Charge of All Saints Church, Leek Wootton. I also work part-time for a Church of England Mission Society, based in Coventry.  I am an ex-officio Foundation Governor. I am the Learning Platform administrator at All Saints and assist the children who administer the different class pages of this, more recently I have also supported this development at Burton Green too. I lead assemblies at All Saints, normally once each half-term, maintain the database of songs projected during assemblies, host various school events at the church and occasionally assist as a volunteer on school trips. 

 

 

Lesley Tacon - Community Governor, Resources Committee

 

My husband Peter and I moved to Burton Green in 1977, the year our daughter was born. Both our children attended Burton Green School where they enjoyed a wonderful education which equipped them with a life-long love of learning. I was delighted to be invited to join the Governing Body in 2000 after taking early retirement from my job as an insurance broker.

In my role as a Community Governor I endeavour to support the Green Leek Federation in any way I can and to foster the vital relationship between the schools and their local and wider communities, using my close links with Burton Green in particular. I am a member of Hodgetts Lane Womens’ Institute, on the Jubilee Committee (part of Burton Green Residents’ Association) and support Burton Green Choir, Made in Burton Green and Burton Green Village Hall Committee on which my husband is Treasurer. In my spare time I enjoy Pilates, gardening and sports spectating.

 

Duggie Brooks - Parent Governor elected by the parents of Burton Green Primary School, Resources Committee

 

Hello everyone. My name is Duggie Brooks and I have been a Parent Governor for Burton Green since September 2015. I am on the Burton Green Resources committee.

My wife, Karen, and I have twin boys who joined the school in 2013. We moved to Burton Green in 2005 from Leamington and been enjoying the ‘semi-rural’ life ever since.

In addition to my school-Dad role, I work at the head office of a large engineering company and bring my professional experience in governance, standards and resource management to help the school. My job entails advising the Company’s management team on health and safety performance and other areas of risk. As I do not work in education, I think I bring a useful ‘non-expert’ viewpoint that represents a lot of parents’ views of school life.

 

Gail Duxbury - Staff Governor, Resources Committee

 

I have been a teacher for 20 years, working in a number of schools in Buckinghamshire and across Warwickshire. My husband and I live in Leamington Spa and have 3 children aged between 11 and 15 yrs.

 

I delight in working with children and love to see them grow and develop academically and emotionally. It is a real privilege to influence children’s lives on a daily basis and I believe that being a teacher and a mum enables me to view a child’s school-life experience from both perspectives.

 

As a governor, I hope to be able to bring my experience from teaching across all primary year groups, to support the Federation in making decisions that provide the best education for all children. 

 

Janet Hickinbottom MBE - Clerk to the Governing Body

 

My three sons – now all grown up – attended Burton Green School and when the youngest moved to secondary school in 2003, I took on the role of Clerk to the Governors. I have remained in that position ever since, adapting to the best of my ability through federation and more recently academisation.

I started life as a teacher but my current permanent role is as an education officer for a charity that links schools with the farming industry and in 2017 I was honoured to receive an MBE for my work with farming education and rural communities.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening and learning – very slowly – how to play the piano. I volunteer as secretary on our local residents’ association and I am a founder member of the Burton Green Village Choir. I also enjoy seeing my two lively and lovely grandsons.

 

Michelle Reddish - Staff Governor

My name is Michelle Reddish and I am currently the staff governor.

I have been in education for over 20 years, working in three schools in Warwickshire during that time. My role in school enables me to develop relationships with all children, which is lovely and I really enjoy watching the children blossom as they move through the school.

On a personal note I have two grown children, and so have experienced many of the issues that parents are facing today.  I also have two young grandchildren, who keep me on my toes.

 

Deborah Chapman - Community Governor

I am delighted to join the Board of Governors as a Foundation Governor on the Resources committee, appointed by All Saints Parish. I am a parent myself, having two daughters in year 1 and year 3 at All Saints. Taking a break from my career has allowed me to have the time over the past 4 years to be actively involved in my children's schools, especially focused on fundraising activities and developing sponsorship from local businesses.

 

In 2016, I was part of the steering committee that organised the GreenLeek 10k run which was an outstanding success. We hope this will become an annual event, promoting health and wellbeing to children and parents alike whilst developing stronger relationships between Burton Green and All Saints communities.

 

I look forward to contributing as both a parent and Governor to the future success of the Federation with the children at the heart of all our decisions.

 

Patricia Reeve - Foundation Governor

 

I live in Leek Wootton and worship at All Saints’ Church. As a retired Primary School teacher, I believe I can take on the role of Foundation governor with some understanding. I have also previously been a teacher governor for a number of years. Since retiring I continued to work alongside children by volunteering in schools to listen to readers and helping at church holiday club. My two children both attended the old village school and my younger son was in the cohort that entered the new school in 1996. I have taught in both modern and Victorian school buildings and understand the issues arising in adapting to the demands of a 21st century curriculum. I appreciate the family feel that makes a school, such as All Saints’ and Burton Green, a welcome and nurturing environment.

 

 

John Finlayson - Foundation Governor

 

Over the last 7 years I have worked in 3 secondary schools, including two in Coventry, as a science teacher. I am a member of St John's, Westwood Church and a member of the leadership team of the Church in Burton Green. It is an honour to serve the pupils, parents and staff at Burton Green Primary and All Saints' Primary as a Foundation Governor. 

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