Shortbrook Nursery & Primary School
Shortbrook Nursery & Primary School

Governors

The governing body meets regularly and works with the senior leadership team and the staff to decide the school's aims and policies and to oversee the efficient running of the school. The governors work in partnership with the school and the Local Authority and have particular responsibility for:

  • Setting aims and planning for the future of the school
  • Agreeing targets to raise standards of achievementE
  • Ensuring the curriculum for the school promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the pupils
  • Managing the school budget by providing the head teacher with guidance, setting priorities and budget monitoring
  • Staffing issues including appointing the head teacher and other staff and determining salaries
  • Deciding the school's policies on issues including admission and the length of the school day
  • Ensuring there is a high standard of maintenance of the school's premises
  • Dealing with complaints about the school

Governor's Behaviour Statement 

 

HJS and Shortbrook Federation Governors want Shortbrook pupils to be well rounded, well adjusted and caring citizens, aware of the world them, conscious both of their rights and their responsibilities in that world.  We believe children learn best when they feel safe and confident, therefore, we believe in the following principles.

  • At all times all members of our school community are expected to be the best that they can be to create a positive, safe and caring environment.
  • When wrong choices are made and poor behavior results, the key words for dealing with the behavior are fairness and consistency.
  • We all have a calm attitude, identify as many positives as possible and consistently give praise.
  • We care about our children so when necessary, appropriate support will be put in place to enable them to learn new and better ways of being behaved.
  • Poor behavior will have consequences consistently applied.  However, this is always followed by a fresh start.  Some children may need many fresh starts, we never give up on anyone.
  • Every member of our school community should aim high, believe in themselves and each other and respect themselves and each other.

School Governors can be contacted through telephoning the main school office number. Click here for contact details.

Governor Committee Structures and Responsibilities
Governor Structure January 2018.pdf
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Governor Meeting Dates 2017 -2018
Governor Meeting Dates - 2017 -2018.pdf
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Governor Meeting Dates 2018-2019
Governor Meeting Dates 2018-2019.pdf
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Mr David Barker - Chair of Governors

Governing Body Membership:  L A Representative

Date of Appointment: 9th July 2017

Register of Interests: Member of Sheffield City Council

Code of Conduct 2016-2017 (signed): 17 November 2016

Governor Monitoring Group: Premises, Health and Safety

                       Committee Membership: All

                       National Database of Governors: - Yes - January 2017

                                                             Term of Office: 4 years, ending 8th July 2021

 

Born in Woodhouse, I am a Local Councillor who has represented this area since 2004 and I currently Chair the Councils Licensing Committee. I initially joined the Governing Body of Shortbrook School in 2004 and the federated Governing Body of Shortbrook and Halfway when this was formed. I have also served as a Governor at Westfield School. I have worked in the NHS since 1988 and still work part time managing security for Harrogate and District Foundation Trust. I played local ,league football for 30 years and still manage the occasional game of cricket, though I am now much more of a spectator than participator when it comes to sport.

Mr Simon Wootton - Vice Chair

Govening Body Membership: Co-opted

Date of Appointment: 9th July 2017

Register of Interests: None

Code of Conduct 2016 -2017 (signed): 17 November 2016

Governor Monitoring Group: SEN, ICT

Committee Membership: Resources, Strategy

                        National Database of Governors: Yes - January 2017

                        Term of Office: 4 years ending 8th July 2021

After attending secondary School in the Peak District, Simon continues to work in the IT industry following his graduation from Sheffield Hallam University in 1992. Specialising in IT Service Management/Delivery, he is currently employed full time by a 1bn turnover UK based organisation selling automotive components and spare parts. Outside of work his interests include Special Educational Needs for children, technology and various sporting activities including skiing and running. Simon is 47yrs old, married with two children aged 14 and 4, currently living on the outskirts of Sheffield.

Mrs Beverley Nicholson - Safeguarding Governor

Governing Body Membership:  Co-opted

Date of Appointment: 1st September 2017

Register of Interests: Learn Sheffield

Code of Conduct 2016 -2017 (signed): 1 October 2017

National Database of Governors: Yes - March 2018

Term of office: 4 years ending 31 August 2021

After a career in education spanning over 35 years, I am now employed by the Sheffield Schools’ Company as a Learn Sheffield Improvement Partner. My current role allows me to draw on previous experiences as a teacher, senior leader and more recently executive head teacher, to support primary schools in their strategic planning for school improvement. Having worked in four different local authorities and many schools operating in very challenging circumstances, I feel that I have much to bring to school governance.

Mr Alan Heath - Chair of Resources Committee

Governing Body Membership: Co-opted

Date of Appointment: 21 May 2015

Register of Interests: None

Code of Conduct 2016 - 2017 (signed): 17 November 2016

Governor Monitoring Group: Finance

                          Committee Membership: Resources, Strategy

                          National Database of Governors: Yes - January 2017

                          Term of Office: 4 years ending 20 May 2019

I was born and raised in Sheffield, initially living at Firvale, but later moving to Broomhill near to King Edward VII School which I attended. I  worked for Sheffield City Council from 1971 until I took early retirement in 2012, spending several years as an auditor, but I managed to ‘escape’ and move into ‘School’s Finance’ where my role basically involved helping schools manage their budgets. I was mainly involved with primary schools and visited many over the years including a brief contact with Shortbrook and a longer spell at Halfway Juniors. This role was the most enjoyable of my working life as I felt I could genuinely provide assistance to schools and it also gave me a good working knowledge of their budgets and the problems encountered by trying to provide the best education possible with limited resources.

Since retirement I have remained active and found the cliché ‘I don’t know how I found the time to go to work’ to be very true! I coordinate one of the Sheffield U3A (University of the Third Age) walking groups, and go for a 10 to 12 mile walk in the Peak District with them most weeks, sing in three excellent choirs in the city and have taken up tennis in the last couple of years. My son and daughter-in-law are both primary school teachers in Staffordshire and my wife – Pauline – and I travel down each week during term time to collect our three year old granddaughter from nursery on Thursdays and look after her on Fridays. We also manage occasional visits to our daughter who lives with her husband and baby daughter in Bristol.

Mrs Anne Carter - Head of Halfway Junior School

Governing Body Membership: Headteacher

Date of Appointment: 1 September 2014 

Register of Interests: None

Code of Conduct 2016 -2017 (signed): 17 November 2016

National Database of Governors: Yes - January 2017

Term of Office: N/A

Mrs Sarah Hearnshaw - Head of Shortbrook Primary

Governing Body Membership: Headteacher 

Date of Appointment: 1 September 2012

Register of Interest: None

Code of Conduct 2016 -2017 (signed): 15 February 2018

 National Database of Governors: Yes - January 2017

 Term of Office: N/A

Mrs Lynne Clarke

Governing Body Membership: Co-opted

Date of Appointment: 16 November 2016

Register of Interest: None

Code of Conduct 2016 -2017 (signed): 15 February 2018

Committee Membership: Standards, Strategy

National Database of Governors: Yes - January 2017

                          Term of Office: 4 years ending 16 November 2020

Born and bred in Sheffield, Lynn is committed to supporting people across the city. She is currently a Trustee of Sheffield City Trust, Trustee of Westfield Charitable Trust and a volunteer at St Wilfrid’s Centre. As a professional development and HR consultant, with over 20 years’ experience, she has worked with organisations of all sizes, public and private sector. 

Miss Lisa Jenkinson

Governing Body Membership: Co-opted

Date of Appointment: 16 December 2016

Register of Interest: Family links with  G W Price Fruit Wholesalers

Code of Conduct 2016 -2017 (signed): 15 February 2018

Committee Membership: Resources, Strategy

National Database of Governors: Yes - January 2017

                         Term of Office: 4 years ending 15 December 2020

Ms Karen Cook

Governing Body Membership: Parent

Date of Appointment: 18th December 2017

Register of Interest: None

Code of Conduct 2016 -2017 (signed): 

                         Committee Membership: Resources, Strategy

                         National Database of Governors: Yes - March 2018

                         Term of Office: 4 years ending 17 December 2021

My name is Karen Cook and I joined the governing board in 2017 as a parent governor when my son was in y5 at Shortbrook school. I’m a foster carer with Sheffield local authority and a local community support worker working with the elderly and vulnerable adults. I’ve recently been appointed Safeguarding link governor and I’ve completed training to further improve my knowledge for this role.
I am passionate about the importance of education; strongly believing that we need to aspire all our children to be the best that they can and providing them with every opportunity to do so. I took on the role as I wanted the opportunity to understand more about the school my child attends and support the school and its families as much as I can.

Mr Anil Gorasia

Governing Body Membership: Parent

Date of Appointment: 18th December 17

Register of Interest: None

Code of Conduct 2016 -2017 (signed): 15 February 2018

Committee Membership: Resources, Strategy

National Database of Governors: Yes - March 2018

Term of Office: 4 years ending 17 December 2021

I'm Anil Gorasia and I've been a parent governor at Halfway Junior school and Shortbrook school for 18 months. The most rewarding aspect of Governance  is that I get to spend time with the pupils and staff and see the school at it's very best, when are children are happy, enthusiastic and engaged.
My motivation for becoming a parent governor was to help and support the school in it's drive to help every child achieve their full potential. I believe that my role as  governor is to provide the school and it's leaders with ideas and opinions from a parents viewpoint and to ensure that parents have a voice in how the school develops and moves forward.
I am very proud to be a member of Halfway Junior and Shortbrook schools governing bodies, striving to help the schools to become the best that they can be.

Governor Meeting Attendance Record 2016 - 2017
Governor Meetings Attendance Record.pdf
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