The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Greenfields Primary School & Nursery

Greenfields Primary School and Nursery stands proud as an oasis in the community where every child has the right to succeed and feel proud of their individual achievements.

Governors

Our Governors

Greenfields Primary School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Sandra Appleby
    Principal
  • James Tuffs
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Holly Laurent
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Emma Stills
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Steve West
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Robert Franklin
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Beverley Wright
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Eve Kenny
    Staff Governor
  • Laura Salisbury
    Parent Governor
  • Rosalind Giles
    Parent Governor
  • Teresa Elkin
    Clerk

 

Current Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 4 April 2024  Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Sandra Appleby Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  13 Apr 2015 Ex Officio 
  • Nothing to declare 
  5 of a possible 5 3 of a possible 4
Robert Franklin Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  19 Sep 2023 18 Sep 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 4
Rosalind Giles Parent governor Elected by parents  First  07 Jan 2021 6 Jan 2025
  • Employee of Davis Optometrists
  • Parent of children at Greenfields Primary School and Nursery 
  • EYFS Link Governor
  • Curriculum Link Governor  
5 of a possible 5 4 of a possible 4
Eve Kenny Staff governor Elected by school staff Second  07 Jun 2023 6 Jun 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  5 of a possible 5 4 of a possible 4
Holly Laurent Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  23 Jan 2023 22 Jan 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Safeguarding Link Governor
  • Attendance Link Governor 
3 of a possible 3 3 of a possible 4
 Laura Salisbury Parent governor Elected by parents  First  23 Mar 2023 22 Mar 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • CPD, Staff Development and Induction Link Governor 
2 of a possible 2 2 of a possible 4
Emma Stills Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  11 Oct 2022 10 Oct 2026
  • Nothing to declare 
  4 of a possible 5 2 of a possible 4
James Tuffs Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second  06 Nov 2021 5 Nov 2025
  • Governor at Tove Learning Trust
  • Employed by Northamptonshire Police
  • Employed by Tilia Homes Limited
  • SEND Link Governor
  • Pupil Premium Link Governor 
5 of a possible 5 4 of a possible 4
Steve West Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  12 Oct 2023 11 Oct 2027
  • Governor at King Edward VI Academy
  Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 4
Beverley Wright Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  26 Oct 2023 25 Oct 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 4

Former Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
John Rochester Appointed governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust  3 8 Nov 2014 21 Jul 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
4 of a possible 5  Not applicable, not in post

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Greenfields Primary School and Nursery is Victoria Linthwaite. Victoria can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team (governance@dret.co.uk), who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.pdf

 

What is it like being a governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

 

governor testimonial booklet .pdf

 

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

 

Garry Allen 

What training do Governors receive? 

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf