The Leys Primary and Nursery School

Ripon Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4QZ, 01438 314148, admin@leys.herts.sch.uk

Meet our Governors

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Phil Bibby - Chair of Governing Body

Category of Governor: Co-Opted
Appointing Body: Governing Body
Term of Office: 26.02.17 - 25.02.21
Current membership and responsibilities:
Chair of Governors, Pupil Premium, English, Finance (Chair), Attainment, Pay Personnel and Appraisal, Safer Recruitment, Year 6
Register of Interest: Chair of Shephalbury School, Stevenage Strategic Leader of Governance

I retired as a Bank Manager 7 years ago and, since then, have been working for the community, particularly St Nicholas, where I have lived for the past 15 years, having lived in Stevenage for 26 years. For 4 years, up until this year, I was the County Councillor for St Nicholas, and I am currently a Borough Councillor for Woodfield. I have been delighted to have been a Governor for The Leys for almost 5 years, getting involved at a senior level with key aspects of school improvement and development.

Marina Stone- LA Governor

Category of Governor: Co-Opted
Appointing Body: Governing Body
Term of Office: 08.01.16 - 07.01.20
Current membership and responsibilities:
Finance, Maths, Health & Safety, Safeguarding, SEND, Attainment, SPLD Base, Governor Training
Register of Interest: None

I am a mother of six, five of whom attend The Leys. I chaired the PTA for two years and played a part in establishing it in the 18 months prior to this. I currently volunteer on the maternity ward at the local hospital and have been doing this for the past five years. In my spare time I enjoy exploring all manner of places with my young family, caves and mines are a big favourite! I also enjoy learning and can always be found training or completing courses of some variety.I believe the education children receive at primary level sets the foundations for the rest of their lives and that all children have the right to an outstanding education.

Leigh Humphries - Ex-Officio

Category of Governor: Ex-Officio
Appointing Body: Governing Body
Term of Office: 01.01.12 -
Current membership and responsibilities:
Headteacher
Register of Interest: Staff

I am an experienced teacher who has taught in every year group, in a range of schools, both in New Zealand and the U.K. The majority of my career has been spent in London. I love learning myself; I have a Masters’ Degree in Education, and I have plans to study a Doctorate in Education one day! In the meantime it has been a real privilege to lead the Leys School to such success in a short space of time, and my enthusiasm has not waned. In my spare time (spare time?) I have a wonderful family to keep me entertained, and I have been very grateful for their support given the long hours and late meetings!

Barry Hack - Co-Opted

Category of Governor: Co-Opted
Appointing Body: Governing Body
Term of Office: 06.03.15 - 05.03.19
Current membership and responsibilities:
Vice Chair of Governors, Assessment / Attainment, Science, Link to PSB, Reception, Pay Personnel and Appraisal
Register of Interest: Married to TA

I have been a School Governor at The Leys for over 5 years now. My family lives in Ripon Road, my wife is a Teaching Assistant at the school and all three of my daughters were pupils there, from nursery to Year 6 and I am very proud of their schooling and results.I have a strong belief that Early Years and Primary School arewhere the children develop their learning ethos for the rest of their lives. If we can help to give them a good start in life then that will usually continue through to adulthood and beyond. I work locally in the advanced electronics industry which gives me a passion for ICT, science and mathematics in particular. I regularly travel overseas for work and coupled with my interest in robots, provide some interesting shows and presentations for the children.

Peter Robinson - Parent Governor

Category of Governor: Parent
Appointing Body: Parent/Carers
Term of Office: 12.12.17 - 11.12.21
Current membership and responsibilities:
SEND, More Able, Year 1
Register of Interest: None

I'm Pete and have lived in Stevenage for nearly 7 years. I currently work in IT security for a bank after previously having spent 15 years in the British Army. I'm married and have two children at the Leys in years 2 and 6. I'm looking forward to being a Governor at the Leys to work as part of a team making sure the school continues to provide good quality education for all pupils.

Deb Oakley - Co-Opted

Category of Governor: Co-Opted
Appointing Body: Governing Body
Term of Office: 06.03.15 - 05.03.19
Current membership and responsibilities:
Governor Visits, Parent Partnership, Music, Year 3, Nursery
Register of Interest: Staff

Hello I am Mrs Oakley. I am a co-opted governor, I have two children at the school one in KS1 and one in KS2 - my children love the school. I am a MSA at lunchtime and also on the bank staff as a TA. I really enjoy what I do at the school. I’m also an active member of the PTA and have been since it started. In my spare time I run a baby and toddler group; it’s hard work but it’s very rewarding. I like to help out whenever possible.

Emily Sullivan- Staff Governor

Category of Governor: Staff
Appointing Body: Staff
Term of Office: 09.10.17 - 08.10.21
Current membership and responsibilities:
EYFS; School Improvement
Register of Interest: Staff

I started working at The Leys in January 2017, although I started as a supply teacher I soon came to appreciate the school’s ethos and supportive staff. I became a permanent member of staff in April. I have been teaching since 2012, my first degree was a BSc Agriculture with Animal Science, I worked for 5 years as a Scientific Officer for a health and welfare company before completing my PGCE in Primary Education. I held the position ofstaff governor for a year at a school in Welwyn Garden City prior to starting supply teaching in 2016.

Caroline Moore - Parent Governor

Category of Governor: Parent
Appointing Body: Parents / Carers
Term of Office: 06.10.15 - 05.10.19
Current membership and responsibilities:
Looked After Children, Parent Partnership, Religious Education, French
Register of Interest: None

My name is Caroline Moore and I am a parent governor. I have a daughter who currently attends The Leys.I am employed in local government and have held my current role for 16 years. I have previously worked with children and young people  for Haven Holidays. I am also a member of the PTA.In my spare time i enjoy the theatre, going to the gym and fun days out with my daughter.

Joy Jackson - Associate Governor

Category of Governor: Co-opted
Appointing Body: Governing Body
Term of Office: 06.03.15 - 05.03.19
Current membership and responsibilities:
Geography, History, Pay Personnel and Appraisal, Governor Training, Year 5
Register of Interest: None

My name is Joy Jackson and I was born in Glasgow, Scotland. I moved to Stevenage for my secondary education at Barnwell School. My first voluntary work experience was at the age of 15 while I was still at school. I started helping in my daughter’s classroom in 1982 when the school was called ‘Wellfield Wood’ before the name changed to ‘The Leys’. I then became a Governor at the school in 1991, 24 years ago !I am a very active member of the local community where I attend local meetings of interest and I have sat in the “Stranger’s Gallery” at full council meetings at Stevenage Borough Council each month. I perform many other voluntary roles today too including Honoury Treasurer of Age Concern Stevenage’ and Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator in my area. I also managed a local community centre for 17 years. I was awarded the ‘Pride In Stevenage’ award in 2013 for caring.It is a pleasure to serve The Leys in whatever way I can to make sure it remains a happy and safe environment for our future generations.

Yvonne Strahan - Associate Governor

Category of Governor: Co-opted
Appointing Body: Governing Body
Term of Office: 06.03.15 - 05.03.19
Current membership and responsibilities:

Register of Interest: Staff

I have been involved with the school over four decades. I am a HLTA currently working in Year 3. I enjoy arts and crafts and can be found making costumes for our pupils for christmas and dance shows.

Past Governors in the last 12 months

James Twyman - Parent/carer
Term of Office:  15.11.16 - 15.11.20
Date stepped down:  23.11.17

Medha Tyagi - Parent/carer
Term of Office:  15.11.16 - 09.07.18
Date stepped down:  09.07.18

Sarvesher Kantipoodi - Co-opted
Term of Office:  11.07.14 - 10.07.18
Date stepped down:  10.07.18

The Leys Primary & Nursery School

Ripon Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4QZ.
01438 314148
admin@leys.herts.sch.uk

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Headteacher:  Ms Leigh Humphries
Chair of Governors:  Mrs Marina Stone