Governors

A Welcome Message From The Chair Of Governors

Dear Parents and Carers

On behalf of the Governing Body at Sutton Green Primary School, I would like to warmly welcome you and your child(ren) to our school.

At Sutton Green Primary School, Governors, staff, parents and children work together in a happy, creative and high attaining environment; with our core values of “Learn Together, Succeed Together, Achieve Together” underpinning everything we do.

The Governing Body is rightly proud of our school, not only in terms of their academic results; but also in the solid foundations it provides in preparing our pupils for the remainder of their formative education. The Governing Body want all pupils at our school to have happy memories of their time with us and when they leave to become independent lifelong learners.

I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce you to the work the Governing Body does to manage and support the strategic direction of the school with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team.

The Governing Body consists of 9 governors who are appointed by the board or elected to their roles either by parents or the Local Authority. The Governing Body is involved in every aspect of our school.  This includes finance, safeguarding, premises management and staff appointments. As Governors, we consider our most important role to be the safety, welfare and educations of our pupils. All governors have an equal say in the running of the school and no one category or governor has more influence than any other.

Governors are appointed to ensure that objectives are met, and that future planning is both visionary and realistic. We provide strategic direction for the improvement of the school; monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school; and hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education. We are here to support and encourage our Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and all school personnel to ensure that every one of our children has access to an enriched education and to all the opportunities that they deserve.

Should you wish to contact me to discuss any matters further, I can be reached via the school office.  I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible throughout the school year.

Best Regards

Kara Newton

Chair of Governors

Governor Details and Register of Interests

Name

Type of

Governor /

Role

Committee

Membership

Date of

Appointment (initial)

End of Term

Business and

Pecuniary

Interests /

Conflict of

Interest

Number of meetings attended in 2021-22

Total Possible

= 1

Number of meetings attended in 2020-21

Total Possible

= 6

Number of meetings attended in 2019-20

Total Possible

= 6

Daniel Armer

Headteacher

 Full Governors

Teaching &

Learning

Resources

 

01/09/2017

N/A

Employed by the

school

1 6 6

Kara Newton

Co-opted / Chair

of Governors

Full Governors

Teaching &

Learning (CHAIR)

Resources

07/10/2020

06/10/2024

None

1 6 N/A

Gloria Broughton

Local Authority

/ Vice Chair of

Governors

Full Governors

Teaching &

Learning

Resources

17/01/2017

23/03/2025

None

1 5 5

Sheena

McDermott

Co-opted

Full Governors

Resources (CHAIR)

23/11/2016

06/10/2024

None

1 4 4

Lesley Ashton

Co-opted

Full Governors

Teaching &

Learning

 

18/03/2015

17/03/2023

None

1 5 5

Beverly Barr

Parent

Full Governors

Teaching &

Learning

10/02/2015

 

09/02/2023

 

Employed by the school

1 5 5

Dr Gemma Wattret

Parent

Full Governors

Resources

20/02/2019

20/02/2023

None

1 6 3/3

Hannah Benson

Staff

Full Governors

Teaching &

Learning

25/09/2018

25/09/2022

Employed by the

school

1 6 4/5

Stephanie Latham

Parent

Full Governors

Resources

24/05/2020

23/05/2024

None

1 2/2 N/A

* This attendance is updated termly

 

About our Governors:

 

Daniel Armer (Headteacher)

My name is Daniel Armer and I am the Headteacher of Sutton Green Primary School. I joined Sutton Green in September 2017 and prior to this I have worked in 4 other Primary Schools across 3 different counties. Coming from a Science background, my first degree was in Applied Zoology, I have a love of Science and Maths but also have a love of learning outside the classroom and cross curricular learning. Outside of school I have two primary aged children, who keep me busy, as well as being a keen cyclist who takes part in many charity events to raise money for child related charities.

 

Kara Newton  (Chair of Governors)

I was appointed as co-opted governor in October 2020 and became Chair of Governors in September 2021. My professional background is senior project and school business management, this has given me extensive experience in school finance, governance and operational management. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and most importantly, spending time with my family. As a mum and step mum , I feel passionately that all children should have the opportunity to reach their maximum potential and take a passion for learning forward into their future beyond school. It has been a pleasure to join the Sutton Green family and I am committed in supporting this vibrant school community.

 

Gloria Broughton (Vice Chair of Governors)

My name is Gloria Broughton. I have a life- long interest and involvement in education. At present I am Vice-Chair of Sutton Green governing body. I have been a school governor for many years in the Ellesmere Port area, the majority of this time spent at Sutton Green where my children were educated. When I first moved to the area I was keen to do some voluntary work and friends suggested school governance as an option. I gained a Social Science degree and I have been involved in education all my working life. My teaching career has been in a range of settings in secondary schools, further and adult education. Before retirement I ran a Study Centre for young people excluded from mainstream school.  Since retiring I have continued my interest in education by joining the local U3A of which I am vice- chair and also lead a local history group.

 

Sheena McDermott (Co-opted Governor)

Hi, My name is Sheena McDermott and I’ve been one of the Governors of Sutton Green since 2016.  I’m a Project Manager in my day job, so I’m interested in helping to make sure Sutton Green is well managed and offers a safe, warm and welcoming environment for our children.   Education and learning have always been a big part of my life; my parents met at teaching college, my husband is a Teaching Assistant, and I have three school-age children plus one who’s graduated and now living in Australia.   When I’m not running round after the kids, I spend a lot of my free time helping out with a Food Waste charity in Wirral.

 

Lesley Ashton (Co-opted Governor)

My name is Lesley Ashton I am a co opted governor at Sutton Green Primary School and have been for 2 1/2 years.  I became a governor to bring my knowledge of special needs to the school as I have a child with aspergers. I have also been a parent helper for over 5 years and a keen member of the family forum. My son left in September 2017 to go to high school but I still have 7 grandchildren who attend the school and nursery . I have a great love of the theatre and I love walking and family time.

 

Beverley Barr (Parent Governor)

Hi my name is Beverley Barr, I am a Parent Governor and also the SEND Governor at Sutton Green Primary School. I have worked in the Maternity Department at the Countess of Chester for more than 20 years. I have a primary aged child who I love spending as much time as possible with. I love being around children and have volunteered at the school for a few years now. I became a Governor in 2015. I wanted to become a Governor so that I could be involved in the decision making  that would benefit not only my own child's education, but all the children. In my spare time love zumba, gardening and shopping. 

 

Dr Gemma Wattret (Parent Governor)

My name is Gemma Wattret and I am a Parent Governor at Sutton Green Primary School. By day I am a lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Liverpool. I have a daughter who attends Sutton Green and I became a Governor in 2019. I wanted to become a Governor so that I could get involved in supporting the school and make further improvements for both staff and students. In my spare time I enjoy walking the dog, spinning and reading.  

 

Hannah Benson (Staff Governor)

My name is Hannah Benson and I am the staff Governor for Sutton Green Primary School. In the school I am both an EYFS teacher and the Science Coordinator. My specail interests are in Special Eduactional Needs and I have previously been the SENDCo for the school whilst the current SENDCO was on maternity leave. 

 

Stephanie Latham (Parent Governor)

I was appointed as a parent governor in May 2020. Sutton Green has given my children a fantastic start to their education offering a sturdy, caring and reliable foundation during the recent difficult times. I am currently employed in a local high school. Previous roles have given me a wealth of knowledge and experience in child protection. This stands me in good stead to offer input on how best to prepare our children for highschool and gives me a good background knowledge of behaviour management and safeguarding policies and how they are put into practice. I am passionate about playing my part in continuing to build on Sutton Green strengths.

 

Previous members of the Governing Body

 

Name

Type of Governor

Date stepped down

Lee Hubbard

Co-opted 01/09/2021

Paula Hair

Parent Governor 08/02/2019
Helen Jenkins Staff Governor

31/08/2018

Christine Payne Coopted Governor

31/08/2018

Richared Hague Coopted Governor

31/08/2018

Lyndsay Dodd Parent Governor

31/08/2018

Mrs A Griffiths

Headteacher

31/08/2017

 

 

 

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