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“Our vision is nothing less than realising the full potential of every single student at Murray Park.” “At Murray Park we will enrich the lives of our students through a focus on learning and a diverse curriculum delivered by inspirational staff. We aim to be an outstanding school, fulfilling the aspirations of the local community.”

Governors

Parent Governors

Ian Bennett
Jacqui Fowler
Jayne Warner
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Local Authority

Derrick Tuplin 

Head

Rebecca Somes

Staff Governors

Jan Woolley

Partnership Governors

Joe Sim
Brian Stephenson

Co-Opted Governors

Paul Davies
Mark Fowler
Jo Pickering
Fiona Williams
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Full Governors
Key Role of the Governing Board: Members:
  • Ensure clarity of vision, Ethos and strategic direction in supporting the delivery of the schools vision
  • Contribute support and monitor the school’s Development Plan
  • Contribute support and monitor the school’s self – evaluation and understand its strengths and weaknesses
  • Provide challenge and hold the head teacher and other senior leaders to account for improving the quality of teaching, pupils’ achievement and pupils’ behaviour and safety
  • Use performance management systems, including the performance management of the head teacher, to improve teaching, leadership and management
  • Ensure solvency and probity and that the financial resources made available to the school are managed effectively and provide value for money
  • Operate in such a way that all statutory duties are met and priorities approved
  • Use the pupil premium and other resources to overcome barriers to learning, including reading, writing and mathematics
  • Engage with key stake holders including developing working relationships with local industries, hospitals, other educational establishments and other businesses to authenticate and contextualise the pupil experience in such a way as to inspire learning

P. Davies (Chair)

F. Williams (Vice Chair)

I. Bennett

J. Fowler

M. Fowler

J. Pickering

J. Sim

R. Somes

B. Stephenson

D. Tuplin

J. Warner

J. Woolley

Meeting Dates
  • Tuesday 11th September 2017
  • Tuesday 31st October 2017
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Teaching and Learning Committee
Key Role of the Committee: Members:
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Asseessment policy and practice and the impact on Teaching and Learning
  • Feedback to students and impact on progress
  • Performance Management

I. Bennett (chair)

P. Davies

J. Fowler

J. Sim

R. Somes

J. Warner

F. Williams

J. Woolley

Chair of Committee TBC at first meeting

Meeting Dates
  • Tuesday 10th October 2017
  • Tuesday 5th Decemeber 2017
  • Tuesday 9th January 2018

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Committee
Key Roles of the Committee: Members:
  • Personal development curriculum monitoring
  • Behaviour and Attendance
  • Pupil Premium including progress
  • Inclusion and Learner Support including progress
  • Pastoral Care including bullying, racist incidents and other types of harassment
  • Safeguarding
  • Student wellbeing including keeping healthy
  • Student Voice
  • Parent/Carer Voice

I. Bennett

P. Davies

J. Fowler

D. Tuplin

R. Somes

J. Sim

J. Warner

F. Williams

J. Woolley

Chair of Committee TBC at first meeting

Meeting Dates
  • Tuesday 3rd October 2017
  • Tuesday 28th November 2017
  • Tuesday 30th January 2018

Finance, Personnel and General Purposes Committee
Key Roles of the Committee: Members:
  • Management of Finance and Resources
  • Personnel
  • Health and Safety
  • Building and Maintenance

B. Stephenson (chair)

I. Bennett

J. Fowler

M. Fowler

R. Somes

J. Sim

D. Tuplin

J. Woolley

Chair of Committee TBC at first meeting

Meeting Dates
  • Thursday 12th October 2017
  • Thursday 14th December 2017
  • Tuesday 8th February 2018

Outcomes Group Committee
Key Roles of the Committee: Members:
  • Curriculum
  • Student outcomes (including disadvantaged and most able)
  • Student progress (including disadvantaged and most able)
  • Assessment

F. Williams (chair)

I. Bennett

P. Davies

J. Fowler

J. Sim

R. Somes

J. Warner

J. Woolley

Chair of Committee TBC at first meeting

Meeting Dates
  • Tuesday 17th October 2017
  • Tuesday 21st November 2017
  • Tuesday 13th February 2018

 

The Eight ‘Link Governor’ Roles

Link Area

Governor Link

Staff Link

Careers

Mark Fowler

Maureen Bathurst

Community Link

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N/A

Safeguarding (Child Protection)

Derrick Tuplin

Becky Somes

Inclusion (SEN, Pupil Premium)

Jo Pickering

Becky Somes

Health and Safety

Joe Sim

Heather Halford

Higher Ability

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Trish Bowler

Literacy

Jacqui Fowler

Hazel Boyce

Training

Ian Bennett

Hazel Boyce

Governor Attendance 2017/2018

Governor Attendance 2016/2017

Governor Attendance Matrix 2016-17

Key: (Re) = Resigned (de) = Deceased

Governors Terms of Office

Name Governor Category Terms of Office
Ian Bennett Parent 10/05/17 - 09/05/21
Paul Davies Co-opted 20/12/15 – 19/12/19
Jacqui Fowler Parent 10/05/17 - 09/05/21
Mark Fowler Co-opted 31/05/16 – 30/05/20
Fiona Williams Co-opted 08/04/14 - 07/04/18
Jo Pickering Co-opted 18/09/17 - 17/09/21
Joe Sim Partnership 01/09/15 – 31/08/19
Rebecca Somes Head 01/05/17 – 30/04/21
Brian Stephenson Partnership 01/09/15 – 31/08/19
Derrick Tuplin LA 09/02/14 - 08/02/18
Jayne Warner Parent 08/04/14 - 07/04/18
Jan Woolley Staff 05/06/17 - 04/06/21

Resigned Governors

Name Governor Category Terms of Office Date Stepped Down
Robin Williamson Parent 21/10/14 - 20/10/18 06/09/16
Adam Gomes Co-opted 30/06/15 – 29/06/19 19/09/16
Teresa Day Staff 08/10/13 - 07/10/17 06/01/17
Trandeep Sethi Co-opted 31/05/16 - 30/05/20 01/02/17
Debbie Stewart Parent 22/11/16 - 21/11/20 12/02/17
Martyn Owen Headteacher 08/09/15 - 07/09/19 30/04/17
Claire Simmill-Parker Parent 31/05/16 – 30/05/20 14/07/17
Antony Ussher Co-opted 11/11/15 – 10/11/19 25/08/17
Derek Crocker Co-opted 08/04/14 - 07/04/18 31/08/17

Register of Interests

Full Name Position  Name of business/body Nature of Interest Any relationship with staff? Date declared
Brian Stephenson Partnership N/A N/A N/A 12/10/2017
Derrick Tuplin LA N/A N/A N/A 31/10/2017
Fiona Williams Co-opted (vice chair) N/A N/A N/A 31/10/2017
Ian Bennett Parent N/A N/A N/A 12/10/2017
Jacqui Fowler Co-opted N/A n/A N/A 17/10/2017
Jan Woolley Staff N/A N/A N/A 01/09/2017
Jayne Warner Parent N/A N/A N/A 06/11/2017
Jo Pickering Co-opted N/A N/A N/A 13/10/2017
Joe Sim Partnership N/A N/A N/A 31/10/2017
Mark Fowler Co-opted N/A N/A N/A 12/10/2017
Paul Davies Co-opted (chair) N/A N/A N/A 12/10/2017
Rebecca Somes Headteacher N/A N/A N/A 01/09/2017

Governors Code of Conduct

Please use this link to view: Governors Code of Conduct

Introducing The Governors

I am now a Co-opted Governor, although for five years I was a Parent Governor whilst my daughter was a student at Murray Park. I am a former Headteacher of two secondary schools. I left headship to become Head of Secondary School Improvement at Derby City Council before retiring from full-time work. For the next five years I was an educational consultant working with schools across Derby before ceasing that work in order to become Chair of Governors at Murray Park.

Paul Davies

Chair of Governors

 

I gained a degree in Chemistry from Aston university  in 1971 and then worked in the plastics and rubber industry for 20 years. I then retrained as a teacher and taught in a number of schools in Birmingham and Derby.

After retiring from teaching I was elected as a councillor for the Mackworth ward where I served a four year term. During my time as a councillor I joined the governing body of Murray Park.

I am married and have two grown up children and four young grandchildren.

Derrick Tuplin

Local Authority Governor

 

I have spent the last 22 years looking after my 3 children who have all attended Murray Park School. The youngest is currently in year 11 working towards her GCSEs. I have a strong interest in SEN and pupil welfare and I am the Link Governor for Inclusion. I have been on a number of training courses to further my knowledge in this area. I have just become Vice Chair of the Governing Board.

Fiona Williams

Vice-Chair of Governors

 

I have worked for 10 years full time prior to having my children. I now work part time and have done so for the last 17 years. Working part time has given me the opportunity to be involved with my children and their school. I have one child who has just completed GCSE’s at Murray Park and is now pursuing a chosen career path at college and my second child is currently in Year 9. 

Jayne Warner

Parent Governor

 

I am a retired Director of Works Southern Derbyshire District Health Authority and Director of Works and Facilities Manager (Full Board Member) for the Derby City Hospital Trust / Royal Derby Hospital. I was Chair of the Governor Body of Murray Park School for 6 years until September 2017.

Joe Sim

Partnership Governor

 

I am a professional engineer and worked at Rolls-Royce for over 30 years. During my career I carried out a number of roles including leading large teams of engineers and programme managers in delivering capital projects around the world. Both of my children have attended Murray Park School, the youngest finishing in year 11 in 2013.

Brian Stephenson

Partnership Governor

  

I am now retired and have always been involved with the education of my children from my eldest 30 year old son to my youngest 12 year old. From PTA Chair to parent governor sitting on the finance and recruitment sub committees.

I bring with me experience of parent governing and 22 years as a warehouse, customer service and service department manager overseeing 29 employees. I am patient, hopefully easy to approach and a very good listener, who is not afraid to ask questions when I do not understand what is going on.

Ian Bennett

Parent Governor

  

My first job was in research with the Institute of Occupational Medicine (National Coal Board), but I realised that teaching was something I just had to do. I trained for Secondary, Biology/ Maths, moved into Further Education, (to work part time when my children were small) and then Higher Education. I taught Biology, Psychology, PE (theory), Health and Social Care (A level to undergraduate) then Teacher Training, postgraduate and Education Leadership. I was briefly an Ofsted inspector, and led Middle Leadership for the National College for School Leadership. I have spent 37 years teaching, learning, leading, studying and enjoyed it all, time to give something back.

Jo Pickering

Co-opted Governor

  

I was educated in Yorkshire before attending Teacher Training College at Dartford in Kent where I qualified as a PE Teacher. I worked in several schools before being appointed to the staff of Murray Park School when the city was reorganised in 1989.

Whilst working at the school I have had a variety of teaching positions including 2nd in PE and acting HOD before becoming a Head of Year in 2001. With the subsequent re-organisation of the Pastoral structure I became Assistant Community Director for Kestrel and then Communities and Enrichment Co-ordinator after a further restructure. I am now a member of the World Studies department teaching all subjects across KS3 and KS4 PSHE. I was also the staff representative on the PTA for 18 years and was responsible for numerous fundraising events.

Out of school, I have been Chair of the Derbyshire Schools Netball Committee since Easter 1989 where I have been involved in coaching, team managing and tournament organisation.

Jan Woolley

Staff Governor

 

I am a psychology student at the University of Derby with a son at Murray Park. I have spent 20 years within IT, first as a programmer with Rolls-Royce and later with HP and am now studying at the University of Derby where I am building a speciality in health psychology. I currently volunteer with the guided reading programme at the school and help the university deliver its digital learning experience.

Jacqui Fowler

Parent Governor

 

I am a IT portfolio manager for DXC, previously EDS and then HP, with over 20 years experience across industry sectors. I have led a number of technical programmes globally and, as a subject matter expert in delivering large business transformations, I work well at all levels of an organisation with a governance focus. My son currently attends Murray Park School, due to finish year 11 in 2020.

Mark Fowler

Co-opted Governor