Mary Elton Primary School

Mary Elton Primary School

Governors

Mary Elton’s Governing Board

Governors are an important part of the strategic leadership of Mary Elton school.  We work together and in partnership with the school staff, the wider school community and colleagues in the Clevedon Learning Trust to secure the best possible outcomes for the children in our charge.  

Within the framework of governance of the Clevedon Learning Trust, each member school has a Local Governing Board (LGB) with important responsibilities.

  • Setting the vision, values and strategic direction of the school in consultation with the Head teacher and senior leadership team.
  • Establishing a culture of dialogue with pupils, their families, staff and the wider community
  • Within an agreed set of priorities, supporting and challenging the school’s leadership and holding them to account for performance.
  • Overseeing spending on agreed budgets and securing value for money
  • Approving policies that are specific to the school
  • Setting targets and monitoring the school’s levels of attainment, taking account of interventions to support particular needs and vulnerable learners
  • Overseeing the effective implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures in all aspects of school life.

The LGB currently has 11 members.  There are two parent Governors, elected by parents, two staff Governors (one being the Head teacher) and the rest are appointed for their skills and experience. The Board meets four times a year and also convenes smaller groups to consider specific issues or priorities. The Board’s work is supported by a Clerk for administration and advice on the policies, procedures and responsibilities of governance.

The following is a list of Governors together with their areas of responsibility/interest:

Chair of Governors: Mr Michael Waugaman
Vice Chair of Governors: Helen Shallcross
Headteacher: Mr Dean Hudd
CLT CEO: Mr John Wells

Clerk to Governors: Mrs Thelma Maslem

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Helen Shallcross

Governors' Responsibilities

2018/19 Annual Register

Governor Annual Statement 2016/2017

2017/18 Annual Register

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Governors

Name  Michael Waugaman
Category Appointed
Appointed by

Trust Board

Term of Office 01.03.18 - 29.02.22
Committee and Positions of Responsibility

Chair of Mary Elton LGB

Clevedon Cluster

CLT Committee Attendance
LGB Meeting Attendance

2016/2017: 9/2/16; 23/5/16; 14/7/16; 29/9/16; 2/2/17; 23/5/17 and 13/7/17

2017/2018: 21/9/17; 18/1/18; 10/5/18 and 3/7/18

2018/2019: 27/9/18; 11-2-19; 16-5-19

Business Interests/

Education Governance Roles

Other Material Interests

Children attend Mary Elton School

Biography 

Michael’s life experience ranges from commercial fishing to software development to non-profit management and business development in the education sector. He originally hails from the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia and has been resident in the UK since 1991. He currently works as a freelance web developer while looking after his two sons who are both Mary Elton pupils. He is a proponent of lifelong learning and joined the Board as a Parent Governor in 2015. 


Name  Jago Snook
Category Appointed

Appointed by

Trust Board
Term of Office 31.10.16 - 30.10.20
Committee and Positions of Responsibility

CLT Finance, Audit and Resources Committee

CLT Committee Attendance
LGB Meeting Attendance

2015/2016: 8/10/15; 9/2/16; 23/5/16 and 14/7/16

2016/2017: 29/9/16; 2/2/17 and 23/5/17

2017/2018: 10/5/18 and 3/7/18

2018/2019: 27/9/18; 11-2-19; 16-5-19

Business Interests/

Education Governance Roles

Other Material Interests
Biography 

Formerly a parent governor, now an appointed governor. Currently a Senior Product Manager at Edwards Vacuum in Clevedon who manufacture abatement systems for the semiconductor industry and has a Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from Swansea University. Jago, in his current role, is responsible for managing the products that remove hazardous waste gases from the process of making computer chips for laptops, phones, televisions, solar panels etc. In this position, he must ensure creation of desirable, profitable product and as such is involved in all areas including the business process including marketing, engineering, finance, supply, quality, production etc. In what little spare time he has, Jago has been known to get on his bike occasionally and cycle reasonable distances (often for charity!).

 

Name  Andrew Jones
Category Appointed

Appointed by

Trust Board
Term of Office 04.10.17 - 03.10.21
Committee and Positions of Responsibility

CLT Finance, Audit and Resources Committee

CLT Committee Attendance
LGB Meeting Attendance

2015/2016: 8/10/15; 9/2/16; 23/5/16 and 14/7/16

2016/2017: 29/9/16; 2/2/17; 23/5/17 and 13/7/17

2017/2018: 21/9/17; 18/1/18; 10/5/18 and 3/7/18

2018/2019: 27/9/18; 11-2-19

Business Interests/

Education Governance Roles

Software Developer Contractor
Other Material Interests
Biography  I am a technology specialist focused on software engineering. I have worked in organisations of different sizes helping to introduce best practice and ensure quality thought the entire software engineering pipeline. I have run development teams developing software for the education sector which provided an insight to the workings of the Department for Education with regard to data collection. I became a Parent Governor at Mary Elton Primary School when my daughter joined in Reception. I have held the positions of Vice Chair, Chair of Finance and have also served as a Parent Governor at Clevedon School. I am currently serving as Vice Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk at Clevedon Learning Trust. 
Name  Helen Shallcross
Category Appointed

Appointed by

Trust Board
Term of Office 01.03.18 - 29.02.22
Committee and Positions of Responsibility

Vice Chair of Mary Elton LGB

CLT Education Strategy and Standards Committee

CLT Committee Attendance
LGB Meeting Attendance

2015/2016: 9/2/16; 23/5/16 and 14/7/16

2016/2017: 29/9/16; 2/2/17; 23/5/17 and 13/7/17

2017/2018: 21/9/17; 10/5/18 and 3/7/18

2018/2019: 11-2-19; 16-5-19

Business Interests/

Education Governance Roles

Other Material Interests Child attends Mary Elton School
Biography 

I am the team lead for the Macmillan Rehabilitation & Support Team in Bristol & qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2000. My background is in community rehabilitation & my role is in enabling clients to achieve their best possible level of independence after illness or injury. Working with people living with & beyond cancer can be challenging, & in my role I have to use good listening & communication skills to better understand what a person wants, & then motivating the person to set goals & actions to achieve this.  Running a service also requires a good understanding of finance, following policies & guidelines & being a critical friend to explore possible changes & developments.  I have always wanted to become more involved with the school & became a Parent Governor in 2014 & continued as an Appointed Governor from 2018. I have 2 daughters, one in Mary Elton & my eldest at Clevedon School.  I am the Lead Governor for Safeguarding.

 

Name  John Reeve
Category Appointed

Appointed by

Trust Board
Term of Office 22.6.16 - 21.6.20
Committee and Positions of Responsibility

CLT Audit and Risk Committee

CLT Committee Attendance
LGB Meeting Attendance

2015/2016: 14/7/16

2016/2017: 29/9/16; 2/2/17; 23/5/17 and 13/7/17

2017/2018: 21/9/17; 18/1/18 and 10-5-18

2018/2019: 27/9/18; 11-2-19; 16-5-19

Business Interests/

Education Governance Roles

Other Material Interests Fellow of Institute & Faculty of Actuaries - No control or management
Biography 

John is a Pensions Actuary who has worked for a number of large consultancies helping companies set up and manage their workplace pension schemes. He now works for his own business doing the same work. He is a former Trustee of the Curzon Cinema in Clevedon and also sits on a number of voluntary boards within the Pensions Industry and Actuarial profession. John and his wife, Kim, moved to Clevedon in 1993 and they have three adult children the youngest of which starts University in 2018.

 

Parent Governors

Name   Gemma Crocker
Category Parent Governor
Appointed by Parents
Term of Office 2.2.17 - 1.2.21
Committee and Positions of Responsibility Clevedon Cluster
CLT Committee Attendance   
LGB Meeting Attendance

2016/2017: 2/2/17 and 23/5/17

2017/2018: 21/9/17; 18/1/18 and 3/7/18

2018/2019: 27/9/18; 11-2-19; 16-5-19

Business Interests/

Education Governance Roles

Trustee of Roundabouts Pre-School

Other Material Interests Children attend Mary Elton School
Biography 

A busy mum of 2 girls who attend Mary Elton, Gemma has lived in Clevedon for almost 20 years since returning from the University of East Anglia where she read Law. Currently a Manager with Nissan Motors GB, Gemma has worked for Motor Manufacturers since concluding her academic studies. She has held a number of positions across sales, marketing and customer services, before moving into her current Network Development role which largely involves business planning and strategy. Gemma has been a parent governor since 2016 and is additionally the SEN governor.

Name   Hadley Rides
Category Parent Governor
Appointed by Parents
Term of Office 18.05.2018 - 17.05.22
Committee and Positions of Responsibility
CLT Committee Attendance
Governors Meeting Attendance

2017/2018: 3/7/18

2018/2019: 27/9/18; 11-2-19; 16-5-19

Business Interests/

Education Governance Roles

Other Material Interests
Biography  I joined the ME Board of Governors because I have two children at the school, and a niece joining next school year. I wanted to take an active part in ensuring that ME continued to provide the best education, both academically and socially, that it has historically been renowned for. I am a detective with Avon and Somerset, specialising in child protection, and I felt that I had skills that would be of use to the school and board. My wife Beth has a career involving the care of children with special needs, so it was quite natural when I was asked to become the SEN governor, and I hope that I can have a more active role with Mr Hartshorn and his team over the next academic year. My job, two children, and three dogs keep me very busy, but when I do get some down time, I enjoy swimming (although not in the Marine Lake; I'll leave that to others braver than me!), the very occasional round of golf, and a nice rioja! 

Staff Governors

Name   Mr Dean Hudd
Category Staff/Headteacher
Appointed by Ex-Officio
Term of Office 01.09.2016
Committee and Positions of Responsibility

 CLT Clevedon Heads

CLT Committee Attendance
LGB Meeting Attendance

2016/2017: 14/7/16; 29/9/16; 2/2/17; 23/5/17 and 13/7/17

2017/2018: 21/9/17; 18/1/18; 10/5/18 and 3/7/18

2018/2019: 27/9/18; 11-2-19; 16-5-19

Business Interests/

Education Governance Roles

 Member of the NAHT
Other Material Interests Wife is Headteacher at Oldmixon Primary School
Name   Mike Flory
Category Staff Governor
Appointed by Staff
Term of Office 1.11.16 - 31.10.20
Committee and Positions of Responsibility Clevedon Cluster
CLT Committee Attendance    
LGB Meeting Attendance

2016/2017: 2/2/17; 23/5/17 and 13/7/17

2017/2018: 18/1/18; 10/5/18 and 3/7/18

2018/2019: 27/9/18; 11-2-19

Business Interests/

Education Governance Roles

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Other Material Interests

Child at Mary Elton School