As from 1st July 2015 the Governing Body of the School reconstituted under the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.
Mike Barnsley - Ex-Officio Governor - Chair Of Governors
Mike has been a Foundation Governor at Littledean Church of England Primary School since becoming Vicar of Cinderford with Littledean in March 2011 and became Chair of Governors in November 2012. He had previously served elsewhere as a Parent Governor and a Community Governor.
Mike serves on the Leadership and Management Committee and the Values and Ethos Committee and he has recently taken on the Computing and Maths Curriculum Links.
Before going into the ministry, Mike worked in IT in the banking industry for 25 years. He enjoys watching movies and riding his Harley when he gets the chance.
Linda Blagg – Foundation Governor Term Of Office 01/12/2016 – 30/11/2020
Linda is a Foundation Governor at Littledean Church of England Primary School. In September 2015 Linda was licensed by the Bishop of Gloucester as a Lay Reader in the Church of England to serve in the benefice of Cinderford with Littledean. Linda is very keen to develop connections between St Ethelbert’s Church and Littledean C of E School. Linda has run Junior Church, a mid-week Children’s club and Holiday Clubs at St Stephen’s church in Cinderford during the last 25 years.
Linda serves on the Leadership and Management Committee.
Linda is a mother of two and Grandmother to three children who live locally. She is a keen gardener, bell ringer at St Ethelbert’s church and loves reading.
Local Authority Governor
Emma Nice - Term Of Office 01/12/2014 - 30/11/2018
Emma has 2 children who attend Littledean C of E Primary School. She became a Parent Governor in 2013 and became the Local Authority Governor in 2014. She is a member of the Behaviour and Safety and the Values and Ethos committees. Emma is named Governor for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Pupil Premium and Special Educational Needs.
Emma works part time as an Early Help Co-ordinator for Gloucestershire County Council and has a degree in Early Childhood Studies from University of Worcester. Through the work Emma does she has been able to gain an insight into supporting people and organisations to achieve the best outcomes for children; she will use this experience to further develop her role as a Local Authority Governor.
Her interests include reading, baking and spending time with her energetic and lively boys.
Richard Prescott - Term Of Office 09/07/2015 - 08/07/2019
Richard has been a Governor (under various titles) for a very long time! He has had links with the school initially as a parent and, in recent years, through connection with the local churches in the community. Richard works in Newport and is the Regional Children’s Specialist for the Salvation Army’s South West UK Region, where he is responsible for developing children’s programmes and supporting leaders in their voluntary work with young people. Richard is married to Vivienne, who is the Salvation Army's Commanding Officer in the Forest of Dean. Richard and Viv run a weekly 'Activ8 Club' - a Kids' Church programme for children from a number of schools in the area, including Littldean C of E Primary School.
Michael Dunton - Term of Office - 16/10/2016 - 15/10/2020
Mike is the father of two who both attend Littledean C of E Primary School Mike is a production planner for a local high specification cable manufacturer.
Since becoming a parent governor in 2012 Mike has enjoyed the role and finds it rewarding being involved with school. He has a keen interest in the Management and Finance side of the School and is the chair of the Leadership and Management committee supporting the Head and Business Manager.
Mike's interests are swimming, mountain biking, golf and of course spending time with his wife and children.
Josie Jones - Term of Office 18/12/2015 - 17/12/2019
Josie has two children who attend Littledean C of E Primary School. Josie has enjoyed being a member of the Friends committee and getting to know how the school runs and how the children benefit from learning in a creative and supportive environment.
Josie has worked for 15 years as a Senior Occupational Therapist and currently works in a Forensic Mental Health Secure Hospital. Her main role is to develop and teach independent skills, building confidence, self esteem and learning new skills. Later in her Education, Josie received a Statement of Education for Dyslexia and is passionate that everyone has the ability to learn in their own unique way, whatever age you are! She feels this experience gives her the skills and attributes to contribute towards of the role of the parent governor 'Never stop learning because life never stops teaching'.
Josie's interests are people, teaching her children about life, sports and drinking tea.
Lisa Adams - Term of Office 24/05/2016 - 23/05/2020
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Hayley Mcgoldrick – Head Teacher
Hayley started as a class teacher here in 2001 and has worn many different hats during her time here. She worked as Co-Head Teacher for 2 years before taking over as substantive Head Teacher in 2014. Since starting at the school Hayley has extended her studies to include gaining an M.Ed in Inclusive Education and also the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). Hayley has enjoyed being part of all the successes that the school can be so proud of and is looking forward to being part of the next exciting stage of the school's journey.
Laura May Term Of Office 01/07/2015 - 30/06/2019
Laura is a staff governor and represents the staff at our school. She supports Mrs McGoldrick in reporting to the governing body on many different aspects of school life.
Laura qualified as a teacher in 2001 from The University College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth. After gaining her degree, she returned home to Gloucestershire where she landed her first qualified teaching job. Laura started teaching at Littledean CE Primary School in January 2002. She spent 10 years in Chestnut Class teaching the year 3/4 children before moving to Maple Class in September 2012 where she now teachers the year 5 and 6 children.
Not only is Laura a class teacher, she is also a member of the senior leadership team. In 2012 she achieved the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination at the University of Gloucestershire.
As a teacher, Laura has enjoyed every minute of helping make our school a safe and happy place to be so that children can achieve their full potential. She intends to continue this through her role as staff governor, a role she has had since September 2011.
Colin re-married in May 2011 and in doing so became step-father to four children who had attended, or at the time were still attending, Littledean C of E Primary School. Through this association he developed a relationship with staff and parents connected with the school. Although his children no longer attend the school Colin has maintained an interest in the school, its , parents and pupils through Bethel Tea Room, as many of them visit the tea room over the course of the year. Colin believes it was this involvement that led to him being asked to join the Governing Body as an Associate Member in January 2016.
Being part of a School Governing Body is a new field for Colin. However, he believes his involvement within the local community through his business, together with drawing on past experience as a Business Support Manager with The Royal Bank of Scotland and as a former voluntary children and youth worker within The Salvation Army will prove useful to the school.
His interests include ‘making happy memories’ with his family and singing, although his children would not necessarily link the two together.
Clerk to Governors - Karen Jones - March 2016
Karen has three children, the youngest of which attends Littledean C of E Primary.
She has a background in early years, having managed a playgroup for 6 years. Karen now work at Hearts of the Forest and has just started studying for a Level 3 TA qualification.
She is involved in her local church and as well as being secretary to the church council she is also the nominated person for safeguarding children for the benefice of Cinderford with Littledean, which encompasses 5 churches.
Her interests include reading, films and spending time with her children before they are too old and it’s no longer cool to spend time with their old mum!