The Leys Primary and Nursery School

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

Phil Bibby - LA Governor

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Category of Governor:  LA
Appointing Body:  Governing Body
Term of Office:  26.02.17 - 25.02.21
Current membership and responsibilities:
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.

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 are
where 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.

Joy Jackson - Co-Opted

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

Medha Tyagi - Parent Governor

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Category of Governor:  Parent
Appointing Body:  Parents / Carers
Term of Office:  15.11.16 - 14.11.20
Current membership and responsibilities:  Talk of the Town, Art, Year 6
Register of Interest:  None
I am married and have 2 beautiful children, studying in Leys Primary School in year 1 and year4.
I have a Bachelors of Commerce, from Delhi University, India and a MBA in HR and Marketing, from IMT (Institute of Management and Technology), Gaziabad, India.  I have 10 years’ work experience in different fields like Marketing, Human Resources, Trainings, Customer Service and Management in corporate sector of financials, Airline Industry, MNCs. Presently, a homemaker due to family responsibilities.
As a Governor, I am quite keen to participate and help any manner in the strategic decision making and the betterment of the school. I understand that at this platform, I understand my knowledge and expertise can be well utilised.

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.

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.

Sarveshwer Rao Kantipoodi - Co-Opted

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Category of Governor:  Co-opted
Appointing Body:  Governing Body
Term of Office:  16.07.15 - 15.07.19
Current membership and responsibilities:
Finance, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Computing, Year 2
Register of Interest:  None

I have studied post-graduation in Information Systems from Osmania University, India. Currently working for AVEVA Solutions Ltd. in Cambridge as Senior Technical Consultant. My main work duties include managing technical team, mentoring, project delivery on-time and in-budget and keeping on top of evolving technological trends. I moved to UK in 2010 on Highly Skilled Worker (HSW) Tier 1 Programme since then I am living in Stevenage. I always make an effort to meet new people, acquire new skills, and explore world and technology.
Outside work I play cricket and badminton for fun and I love sports and regularly follow football, rugby, tennis, cricket and formula one.

Sarah Lindus - Co-Opted

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Moore - Parent Governor

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Category of Governor:  Co-Opted
Appointing Body:  Governing Body
Term of Office:  06.03.15 - 05.03.19
Current membership and responsibilities:  Finance, PE & Sports Funding, PSHE & Anti-bullying, Staff Wellbeing, Year 4
Register of Interest:  Staff

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

The Leys School has been part of my life and career for a long time: as a pupil in the 1970’s, first teaching post in 2001 and now PSB Leader from 2012. My commitment to the school continues through the involvement with the Governing body.
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.

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.

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
 
Julie Gibbings - Parent/carer
Term of Office:  06.10.15 - 05.10.19
Date stepped down:  01.11.16
 
Ann Southgate - Parent/carer
Term of Office:  06.10.15 - 05.10.19
Date stepped down:  11.10.16
 
Sue Searle - Governing Body
Term of Office:  01.03.12 - 29.02.16
Date stepped down:  22.09.16
 
Gemma Koller - Staff
Term of Office:  29.09.15 - 28.09.19
Date stepped down:  30.08.16
 
Lyndsey Albon - Co-opted
Term of Office:  16.07.15 - 15.07.19
Date stepped down:  30.08.16

Marina Stone - Chair of Governing Body

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Category of Governor:  Co-opted
Appointing Body:  Governing Body
Term of Office:  08.01.16 - 07.01.20
Current membership and responsibilities:
Chair of Governors, 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.
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