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Governors

Fair Acres Federation Governing Body

On 1st January 2021, Faldingworth Primary School and Normanby-by-Spital Primary School joined together under the Fair Acres Federation. The governing body is a group of volunteers from a range of backgrounds within the local community who are passionate about children’s education and who want to make a real difference to the school. Our objective is to provide a strategic view, which means deciding, in partnership with the school’s Senior Leadership Team, what the school needs to achieve and agreeing the framework for getting there. We do this by offering advice and support to the Headteacher to ensure that the school continues to raise its standards of achievement, delivers the school’s priorities and secures value for money. See our 'Who's Who' page for more details.

School governing bodies are a combination of appointed, elected and co-opted governors. Our school governing body is made up of:

2 Parents
1 person appointed by the LEA
1 Member of staff
6 Co-opted Governors
1 Head (unless he or she chooses not to be a governor)

Information about the work of the governing body and how to become a governor is available at the school.

The Clerk to Governors is Mrs Hayley Gransden.

The school office holds an up-to-date register of governor interests. Declarations of interest are updated as part of all meeting minutes.

The Governing Body has two sub-committees - a finance committee and a pay committee. These are made up as follows:

Finance Committee - Graham Dawson, Peter Beveridge, Sue Pottinger, Kerri Grummell and Peter Hough

Pay Committee - Graham Dawson, Peter Beveridge and Sue Pottinger

Roles and Responsibilites from January 2021

Name

Category of Governor

Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning

Business/Pecuniary
Interests

Other Establishments Governored Relationships with Staff/Governors

Attendance 
School Year 2020-21

Peter Hough

Chair

Co-opted Governor

Pupil Outcomes

Safeguarding

Health and Safety/Premises

Humanities (History / Geography / RE)

None

None None

1/1 

Andrew Firth

Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor

Pupil Premium / Attendance  

None

None None

1/1

Graham Dawson

Parent Governor

 

Science

None

None Partner of a staff member

1/1

Louise Nicholson Staff Governor

 

Arts (Design & Technology, Art, etc)

None

None None

1/1

Kerri Grummell

Head teacher

  MFL / Music

None

None None

1/1

Sue Pottinger

Co-Opted Governor

SEND / Wellbeing  

None

None None

1/1

Peter Beveridge

Local Authority Governor

  English None None None

1/1

Tilden Watson Co-Opted Governor

Pupil Outcomes

Safeguarding

Health and Safety/Premises

  None None Married to the Bursar of both schools 1/1
Suzanne Clarke Parent Governor   Sport / PE None None None 1/1
Graham Crompton-Howe Co-Opted Governor   Maths None None None 1/1
Hayley Gransden Clerk            

 

Peter Hough - Chair of Governors

Peter Hough (normally known as Quin) is a retired former Royal Engineer Officer who spent time in both the Regular and the Territorial Armies, serving in the UK, Germany and Canada. He then spent the last 14 years of working life as the Health and Safety Officer in the former Lincolnshire Probation Service. He is now retired from paid employment.

He is a life-long Christian and a Reader in the Church of England, being a member of the Ministry Team of the Walesby group of parishes.

Quin has a married son living in the USA, a daughter living close by and he shares his house near Middle Rasen church with 2 eccentric cats. He is a canal enthusiast and has previously taken groups of 8 ten year old children on week-long residential canal trips. He also owns 1/4 share in an elderly narrowboat based on the Trent and Mersey Canal. He retains an interest in military history, with an extensive collection of model figures. He admits to being an amateur railway buff, especially 9mm gauge model railways and has a particular interest in the railways of western Canada.

Louise Nicholson - Staff Governor

I qualified as a teacher 16 years ago and began my career working in a reception class for 3 years. After returning from maternity leave, I then spent the next few years teaching in almost every year group of primary school. Although challenging, this provided a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience in understanding the whole primary school learning journey.

I have been senior teacher at Normanby-by-Spital for the past 4 years, teaching in the Year 4, 5 and 6 class. Working here has allowed me to develop my interest in mixed aged curriculum and work with our amazing staff to drive our small school forward. I am very excited and honoured to take on this next challenge as a governor for our new school Federation.

Andrew Firth - Vice Chair of Governors

Kerri Grummell - Headteacher

I have been on the Governing Body for several years, firstly as a teacher governor and now as the Headteacher. I am lucky to work with a dedicated team of school governors who work hard to raise standards and are passionate about school improvement.

Peter Beveridge - LA Governor

I have been retired from full time employment since 2012 and still work part time as a cycling instructor. Prior to retirement, I worked in education for thirty years as a teacher and then for much of my career as a Headteacher. I was Headteacher of a small village school and then of a large primary on the Lincolnshire coast. I also worked as an acting education inspector and as a consultant head. I have served on several county committeees dealing with Children Centres, safeguarding and school capacity.

I am currently a Parish Councillor in Binbrook where I have lived for many years. I also keep the local church clock wound up. In more normal times, I enjoy travel and try to visit a different island around the British coast each year. I am an enthusiastic walker and cyclist which has been useful during the current lockdowns.

Graham Dawson - Parent Governor

I have spent my entire career working in Finance. The first 19 years were spent within the Charitable Sector, working as a Finance Manager for numerous charities including the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and the Lincolnshire Showground. I am now a Commercial Finance Manager for Witham Oil & Paint, a Lubricant manufacturer based in Lincoln, Lowestoft and Suffolk. 

I live with my partner Kirsty and two boys, Sidney and Harold, just outside Wragby. I have a keen interest in motorbikes, especially classic ones. I own, amongst others, a 1957 BSA Bantam which I ride regularly in off road trials.

Sue Pottinger - Co-opted Governor

In 2019 I retired from my role as Administrator/Clerk to Governors at Faldingworth school after 32 years. I hope that my experience of working in a school will be an asset to the governing body of the federation. I am looking forward to taking an active role in both schools. My interests are gardening, baking, going to the theatre, spending time with my family and British wildlife.

Tilden Watson - Co-opted Governor

Suzanne Clarke - Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor at Normanby school for two years now. With two small children attending the school I believe it is a great group to be part of in terms of influencing the direction of the school & adding input from a parent’s perspective. Also living in the village & utilising the school very much makes me feel very much part of the community. 

Pre children I had a career in marketing which gave me sound knowledge & experience in business strategies & objectives which can be applied to the school’s sustainability & growth. 

We are a very outdoorsy family & love going to the coast with our dog & pottering around the village on our little pony. 

Graham Crompton-Howe - Co-opted Governor

I was born in Preston in 1952 and moved with a new job to Owmby By Spital 30 years ago. My profession is as a Civil Engineer, I am the Estimating manager for Fox Owmby Ltd where I price tenders for all types of schemes up to £6m.

My wife Kaye and I have 4 Sons, 2 of which went to and thoroughly enjoyed Normanby by Spital Primary School.

Just so we did not get bored, we took on board due to modern marriages 2 Granddaughters which were at the time 2 and 4 years old now 12 & 14. Having raised boys bringing up 2 young ladies certainly has opened up a whole new world!

Both went to Normanby by Spital Primary School, now one is at Caistor Grammar the other De Aston, as with the boys they too have very happy memories of Primary School.

Bringing up 6 children all very different in many ways has led to many different pets, including snakes, spiders, lizards, chickens and the more mundane and much loved dogs.

I have been a Governor at Normanby by Spital Primary for the last 3 years and look forward helping the staff and my fellow governors address the challenges our new federation will bring and those that Covid 19 has brought.

I am Chairman of Owmby by Spital Parish Council, a position I have held for 20+ years.

My interests are gardening, in particular vegetables, and recently cultivating wild flowers, bird watching and shooting where I am and have been Chairman of several clubs.

I am a firm believer that a solid and caring Primary school education is a fundamental building block to a child’s future and I hope in my small way to shape that future.