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Meet the Governors

Meet the Governors


Our role as the Governing Body of Gunness & Burringham C of E Primary School is to ensure that it works effectively and fulfils its aims.  We do this by:

 

  • Working alongside the headteacher as equal partners to provide a strategic view for the school
  • Ensuring accountability, which we do through visiting, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the policies and procedures that have been put in place
  • Being a 'critical friend' of the school, asking challenging questions whilst celebrating the school's successes
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Shelley Wigham Chair 

 

I first became involved with the school and as a parent governor 4 years ago. Recently I was elected as the role of Chair, which I have found to be a hugely satisfying and challenging role.

My driving force is the satisfaction I get from being part of providing the best possible learning environment for our children. I love spending time in school, watching our children flourish and progress within our school environment.

I live within the community with my husband, 3 children and whole host of pets!

I am a specialist in the child protection field, which is something I am extremely passionate about, this work gives me an enormous sense of pride and brings valuable experience to my role as safeguarding governor within the school.

I always try and make every effort to be in the playground and attend school events as much as possible as It is hugely important to me that parents, staff and senior leaders feel I am approachable and accessible.

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Julie Dyke

 

I have been a governor at Gunness and Burringham C of E Primary School since November 2016 when I was approached by the Diocese to see if I would be willing to take up the ex-officio governor post on a 'temporary' basis. I was pleased to be able to accept as I have been in education most of my life as a Secondary School Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (French and Russian) starting off in Lancashire (where I grew up) before moving to Scunthorpe following my marriage to Kevin. I taught, and was Head of Department, in Grimsby before taking time out to bring up our two boys. Subsequently, I took some temporary posts in some of the Scunthorpe secondary schools and John Leggott College before taking a permanent post in Gainsborough where I remained until 2013 when I left teaching in order to be able to spend time with my husband in his new role as a priest in the Church of England.

 

Following three years living in Gainsborough, where Kevin was in a training post, we returned to Scunthorpe when he became the Rector of Bottesford with Ashby in April 2016. Since then, I have found myself fully occupied in many different aspects of our church life and in looking after our two young grandchildren. I am really pleased to be able to continue my links with education through this role as I am committed to the progress of all children, wherever they are. I enjoy the occasions when I am able to visit the school and spend time in the classroom.

 

I am the SEN Link Governor, have a responsibility for Teaching and Learning and sit on the Resources Committee.

I have been a governor at Gunness and Burringham C of E Primary School since November 2016 when I was approached by the Diocese to see if I would be willing to take up the ex-officio governor post on a 'temporary' basis. I was pleased to be able to accept as I have been in education most of my life as a Secondary School Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (French and Russian) starting off in Lancashire (where I grew up) before moving to Scunthorpe following my marriage to Kevin. I taught, and was Head of Department, in Grimsby before taking time out to bring up our two boys. Subsequently, I took some temporary posts in some of the Scunthorpe secondary schools and John Leggott College before taking a permanent post in Gainsborough where I remained until 2013 when I left teaching in order to be able to spend time with my husband in his new role as a priest in the Church of England.

 

Following three years living in Gainsborough, where Kevin was in a training post, we returned to Scunthorpe when he became the Rector of Bottesford with Ashby in April 2016. Since then, I have found myself fully occupied in many different aspects of our church life and in looking after our two young grandchildren. I am really pleased to be able to continue my links with education through this role as I am committed to the progress of all children, wherever they are. I enjoy the occasions when I am able to visit the school and spend time in the classroom.

 

I am the SEN Link Governor, have a responsibility for Teaching and Learning and sit on the Resources Committee.

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Jason Trattles

 

I am a fairly new addition to the governor team. I am a parent of two SEN children who attend the school, which has provided me with personal insight into the field of special needs. I work as an Engineering Geologist and Geo-Environmental Consultant where my career often places me in the field of data analysis and report writing. I have a degree in Architecture and an interest in art, fabrication, design and external spaces which feed my interest in outdoor learning environments for children. I recently successfully campaigned to the Local Authority for the construction of a length of new pedestrian footpath outside the school which has made the ‘school run’ easier for all those approaching from Burringham. I come from a musical family and I have a growing interest in using music in education. I play the electric guitar and I am currently learning the drum kit which is going rather well!

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Liz Jones

 

I have been a co-opted Govenor at Gunness & Burringham since March 2017. I have 2 children, one is at the school and the other with start in Sept 2019.
I accepted the role as the school is very important to me. ( My children are the 4th generation of my family to attend the school) I wanted to understand more about how the school is run and be a part of its continued growth. I enjoy coming in to school to meet the children and look at their books and all the wonderful displays they work so hard on, and be able to see first-hand how the children are developing and growing. 

 

I currently sit on the safeguarding and school development committee. 
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cooking, traveling and spending quality time with my family. 

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