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Governors

Should you wish to contact the Chair of Governors; Mrs Janet Corcoran, or have a general enquiry you wish to direct to a member of the local governing body, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body via the following email addresses: enquiries@priory-cit.co.uk or enquiries@garth-cit.co.uk

The Governing Body

Chair of Governors - Mrs Janet Corcoran

"I have always been a teacher and since retiring have continued to be fully involved in Education through Governance.  I manage The Lincolnshire Autistic Society and work through the Lincolnshire Autism Partnership Board to raise awareness and understanding of Autism.  I Chair The National Autistic Society Academies Trust and Education Quality Development and this national perspective brings perspective and challenge to our local settings."

Nigel Earth

I have lived in and around the Spalding area all my life.  My son was a pupil of The Garth School for over 16 years and many changes have happened to the school in that time.

My inquisitive streak led me to find out how the school works on the inside and possibly try to have an input into it.  Maybe as a child myself, taking things apart and putting them back together just to see how they work, has boosted this.  The qualification of having a child with a severe disability is what has guided me through the years of being a governor at the Federation.  It is the need to achieve something, to see it through, and see what I have done that led me into the building trade.  I work for a local house building company.  Amongst some of the things I enjoy are going on holiday and watching films.

Robert Molson - pen portrait to follow

Governor

Kerry Simpson - pen portrait to follow

Governor

John Stanford - pen portrait to follow

Kate Yearsley - pen portrait to follow

Daran Bland

Daran Bland“I was born in North London and moved to Lincolnshire in 2002.  I have been a teacher for over 23 years. During that time I have worked in both mainstream and special schools.  I was appointed Headteacher at The Priory School in 2005 and then Executive Head teacher across both The Priory and Garth Special Schools in 2007.  Since 2015 my Executive Headship responsibilities have expanded to include The John Fielding Special School in Boston.  In November 2016 I was appointed as a National Leader of Education.

We are in this job to provide the best that we can for the pupils and families we serve.  What excites me is the ability that all schools have to learn from one another.  Being the head of three schools has provided lots of opportunity to share best practice…and learn from the things that don’t go so well!

As Head Teacher Governor I am committed to working with staff, parents and the Local Governing Body to ensure that outcomes for pupils at John Fielding School are excellent, the school is as vibrant as it can possibly be and that everything possible is done to prepare children for their adult lives”

Clive Bourne - pen portrait to follow

Matthew Flatt - pen portrait to follow

 

Please view the links below for more information about Governors at The Spalding Special Schools Federation.

Governor Roles and Committees 2018-19

Governor Information 2018-2019 

Name  Appointment date Position Appointed by Resignation date Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest
Janet Corcoran 18 November 2014 Co-opted The LGB  November 2018 None
John Stanford 18 November 2014 Co-opted The LGB  November 2018 None
Clive Bourne Dec 2015  Staff The LGB  December 2019 None
Robert Molson 18 November 2014 Co-opted The LGB  November 2018 None
Matt Flatt 22 January 2018 Staff  The LGB  January 2022 None
Kate Yearsley Jan 2016 Parent  The LGB  January 2020 None
Nigel Earth May 2016 Co-opted The LGB  May 2020 None
Kerry Simpson 7 November 2016 Parent  The LGB  November 2020 None
Daran Bland 2007 Principal     None
Di Sawyer 1 March 2016 Staff  The LGB  September 2017 None
Sally Slade Mar 2010 Clerk   31 August 2018 None

 

Local Governing Body - Attendance at Meetings

 

 

11.9.2017

13.11.17

22.1.18

18.6.18

Name

Position

Yes/No

Yes/No2

Yes/No3

Yes/No4

Janet Corcoran

Co-opted

y

n

y

y

John Stanford

Co-opted

y

y

y

n

Clive Bourne

 Staff

n

y

y

y

Robert Molson

Co-opted

y

y

y

y

Matt Flatt

Staff

x

x

y

y

Kate Yearsley

Parent

n

y

y

n

Nigel Earth

Co-opted

y

n

y

y

Kerry Simpson

Parent

n

y

y

y

Daran Bland

Principal

y

y

y

y

Di Sawyer

Staff

y

x

x

x

Sally Slade

Clerk

n

y

y

y