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Meet The Governors

The Members Of The Governing Body

2019 - 2020

 

Mr John Horan, Chair of Governors

I was born and grew up in Nottingham and was educated at The Becket Grammar School in West Bridgford. On leaving school I worked in an office before starting a career in Financial Services. I worked for the Prudential Assurance Company for 22 years in Nottingham and Sheffield before moving to Grantham in 1987. Upon leaving Prudential I joined HSBC Bank working for them for 10 years before taking early retirement in 2005.  This year I will have been married for 40 years and have 2 sons, who are both married. I also have 2 grandchildren. My hobbies are less energetic nowadays, like playing snooker and reading but in the past I enjoyed fencing and regularly represented Nottinghamshire County in competitions in all parts of the country. I also passed my exams to gain my coaching qualification. For two afternoons each week I come into school and help some of the children improve their reading skills. 

 

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Local Authority

Local Authority/

Governors

Chair of Governors

Finance, Staffing & General Purposes

School Performance

Headteacher's Performance Management

06.12.17

05.12.21

None None None
Attendance 2018 - 2019: 91.7%

 

Miss Claire Johnson - Vice Chair

I am a parent of a child at the school as well as being an Employment Lawyer and currently hold the position of Director of Law in my own company.

 

I feel that I have valuable skills that I can bring to the school and its governance. I have a vested interest in how the school is run and bringing a parent's thoughts and feelings to the Governing Body. 

 

I have been advising companies, charities and schools in relation to Human Resources and Employment Law for the last 14 years and feel that this will be a useful skill to bring to the Governing Body.

 

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Vice-Chair of

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Finance, Staffing & General Purposes

School Performance

11.12.17

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10.12.21

Activ Law Ltd None Child Attends School
Attendance 2018 - 2019: 91.7%

 

Mr Peter Armstrong 
I have been involved with Belmont School since 1978 when my eldest daughter started her school life here. I was on the PTA for many years before becoming a Governor in 1989. I was Chair of the Governors from 1991 until 2009 and again for one year in 2010. I have therefore worked with all the Head Teachers that the school has had since the school has opened.

My main interest on the curriculum is numeracy but I am also the Health and Safety Governor.

 

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Co-opted Governors None

Finance, Staffing & General

Purposes

Headteacher's Performance Management

Health & Safety Representative

10.07.19

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09.07.23

None None None
Attendance 2018 - 2019: 83.3%

 

Mr Geoff Parnham 

I am Grantham born and bred and have always lived and worked in the local area, having been a Civil Servant for 37 years.
 
My interests include genealogical research, studying English Law (I am a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives), reading everything I can find on British and local history and enjoying spending time with my two Grandchildren.
 
I first became associated with Belmont in 1987 when my eldest daughter started school here. My other daughter started at Belmont in 1995 and I then became a Parent Governor in 1996 after being successfully elected by the parents.
 
I have worked with every Head Teacher at Belmont and been a member of the interview panel for three of them. I have served on all the various committees at some point and have in the past been Vice Chair of the Governors as well as Chair of the Curriculum Committee.
 
I am currently serving as a Co-opted Governor and continue to find the experience interesting and rewarding.

 

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Co-opted Governors None

Finance, Staffing & General

Purposes

School Performance

Headteacher's Performance Management

10.07.19

-

09.07.23

None None Grandchild Attends School
Attendance 2018 - 2019: 66.7%

 

Mr Simon Buckberry

I am a special needs teacher at a local academy trust in Grantham and I currently teach a class of children with multiple moderate difficulties. I find this role fulfilling and rewarding in many ways. I am in my third year of this position after completing my Primary Education degree in 2015 at Bishop Grosseteste University. I am now a Governor at the school so I can assist Belmont in building links with my expertise in SEND and with the education sector. I have an interest in how Belmont embed their curriculum to ensure all children are making progress in all year groups. I also look forward to implement positive change and monitor how effective the school is being run.

 

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Co-opted Governors None

Finance, Staffing & General Purposes

School Performance

27.09.17

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26.09.17

None None None
Attendance 2018 - 2019: 91.7%

 

Mrs Alison Clark

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Parent Parents None School Performance

20.11.19

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19.11.23

None None Child Attends School
Attendance 2018 - 2019: Not Applicable

 

Mrs Jayne Allen

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Staff Staff None School Performance

10.11.17

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09.11.21

None  None Teacher
Attendance 2018 - 2019: 77.8%

 

Mr Matthew Davidson - Headteacher

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Headteacher - None

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Ongoing None None Headteacher
Attendance 2018 - 2019: 91.7%

 


There are no associate members of the Governing Body

 

Term of Office Ended 2019

Mrs Rebecca Geeson

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Co-opted Governors None

School Performance

Headteacher's Performance Management

09.07.15

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08.07.19

None None None
Attendance 2018 - 2019: 0%

 

Miss Jan Hudson 

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Co-opted Governors None

School Performance

10.01.18

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17.05.19

None None None
Attendance 2018 - 2019: 33.3%

 

Mr Jon Pope

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Parent Parents None

School Performance

Health & Safety

Representative

06.11.15

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05.11.19

None None Children Attend School
Attendance 2018 - 2019: 11.1%


 

 

 

 

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