We are Golden and we SPARKLE
Welcome to the Governors' section!
The Governing Body has 12 members to reflect the increasing size of our school. The Full Governing Body is made up of:
We meet 6 times a year (twice each term) as a full Governing Body and do not have a committee structure. These meetings are chaired by myself or one of the Vice-Chairs in event of my absence.
The Governing Body is responsible for a wide range of matters which come under our three core functions:
We hope that the information on this page gives you an insight into the governing body and the way we work but if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.
Chair of Governors
Governor Details, Interests & Attendance Record
|Full Name||Type of Governor||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Date Stepped Down (if applicable)||Appointed by||Pecuniary Interests||Material Interests||Number of meetings could have attended (21/22)||Number of meetings did attend (21/22)|
|Rupert Boddington||Co-opted Chair||05/12/2022||4 years||Governing Body||None||None||6||6|
|Sue Mabbott||Co-opted Vice-Chair||22/09/2021||4 years||Governing Body||None||None|
|Nicola Anderson||Co-opted Vice-Chair||29/6/2019||4 years||Governing Body||None||None||6||6|
|Shelagh Hubbard||Co-opted||6/12/2021||4 years||Governing Body||None||None||4||4|
|Rachel Want||Co-opted||23/9/2021||4 years||Governing Body||None|
|Pam Coward||Co-opted||3/10/2022||4 years||Governing Body||None||Staff Member||N/A||N/A|
|Jillian Lowrey||Local Authority Governor||15/3/2021||4 years||Local Authority||None||None||6||5|
|Staff||18/6/2019||4 years||Staff & Governing Body||None||Staff Member||6||6|
|Ohione Ilavbare||Parent||27/4/2020||4 years||Parents & Governing Body||None||None||6||4|
|Vacancy||Parent||4 years||Parents & Governing Body||None||None||6||2|
|Anna Stapleton||Head Teacher||1/9/2022||N/A||N/A||None||Staff Member||N/A||N/A|
|Vacancy||Co-opted||4 years||Governing Body|
|Andrew Rogers||Co-opted||06/12/2021||4 years||17/05/2022||Governing Body||None||None||3||2|
|Sarah Wykes||Parent||21/6/2021||4 years|
|Parents & Governing Body||None||None||6||2|
|Loretta Sheppard||Head Teacher||1/9/2011||N/A||31/08/2022||N/A||None||Staff Member||6||6|
Who's Who on the Governing Body
Rupert Boddington - Co-opted
Chair of Governors
Responsibilities - Safeguarding and Looked after Children, Head Teacher Performance Management, Standards Committee
I spent 34 years in banking experience with RBS, the majority of which has been spent working in Corporate Banking in the Midlands, before I took early retirement in April 2019. I have been a Governor at Glade Hill for over 10 years. I have also recently been elected to the Board of the Nottingham Schools Trust and I am a member of the advisory board of the Catapult Growth Fund. I enjoy live music, keeping fit and walking, having completed a number of high altitude treks. I am a keen follower of rugby with a season ticket at Leicester Tigers and I coached a junior team at Ilkeston RFC for 10 years. Both my daughter and son are currently working abroad (France and Sweden) and I enjoy visiting them and experiencing these countries.
Sue Mabbott - Co-opted
Joint Vice-Chair of Governors
Responsibilities - Early Years Curriculum focusing on early maths and early reading, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Pay Committee, Standards Committee
I was formerly a Partner in the law firm Browne Jacobson where I was responsible for one of the firm's five nationwide departments. I left the partnership after 39 years in April 2020, having started as a junior at 18 years old straight from college. I now still work with the firm as a Consultant and also have my own business coaching and mentoring practice.
I enjoy my role as Governor at Glade Hill for several reasons. First, I am proud to say I was a pupil at Glade Hill between 1968 and 1974. I have many fond memories - and the distinctive school roof is still the same! Secondly, having previously been a 'Brown Owl', a member of my local PTA, and having two (now adult) children of my own, I have always enjoyed the company of children and seeing them flourish. Glade Hill has a fantastic leadership team and there is no doubting the dedication of the teachers so it is a pleasure to work alongside them and see the good work they do.
Outside of my work, as well as my Governor role, I am a volunteer coach for BEAT, the eating disorder charity, where I coach parents and carers of those suffering from eating disorders; I', a volunteer steward at my local vaccination centre, and I am a member of a local community events committee and I enjoy organising galas, fun-runs and other fundraising events. I love filling the rest of my time walking, reading and cooking.
Nicola Anderson - Co-opted
Joint Vice-Chair of Governors
Responsibilities - Raising of attainment (including disadvantaged, higher attainers, catch-up premium and pupil premium), Head Teacher Performance Management, Standards Committee
Shelagh Hubbard - Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities - Pay Committee
This is my first Governor role, though I have been in education for most of my life. My parents were both teachers; Mum was a nursery/reception teacher. After studying English at Lancaster University, I trained as a secondary teacher of English and Drama and worked in that role for almost 40 years, in many schools and colleges. I was Head of English in 4 institutions and finished my career as Assistant Head at a school in Sutton in Ashfield.
Since 'retiring' I have worked with Voluntary Service Overseas, The National Pensioners Convention and The National Education Union. I currently represent Retire Union Members in the East Midlands area.
In my spare time, apart from attending meetings, I enjoy theatre and cinema, read a lot and enjoy travel and cooking. I also spend as much time as I can with Mum, still with us at 94, who still lives where I grew up, near Stockport.
Vacancy - Co-opted Governor
Jillian Lowrey - Local Authority Governor
Responsibilities - Subject Leadership and Curriculum, Standards Committee
I have served as a Local Authority Governor since April 2017. I regularly visit school throughout the year to support reading in Year 2. Previously I was a Head of Modern Languages at a large academy school in Mansfield where I enjoyed the challenges and rewards of teaching GCSE and A level students as well as leading a department. I am delighted to be working with such a talented and dedicated team of staff and governors at Glade Hill to encourage all children to enjoy learning and fulfil their potential. In my spare time I volunteer for a local homeless charity, enjoy keeping fit and am re-learning Latin!
Ohione Ilavbare - Parent
Responsibilities - SEND & Inclusion
I work full-time as an Environmental Manager for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation part of the Ministry of Defence managing land quality issues across the Defence Estate in the UK and Overseas. I have a background in geology, hydrogeology, project management, environmental risk and impact assessment.
I have two young children, one of whom attends the school. I joined the governing body in April 2020 and it has been a unique opportunity to support the school leadership team and staff in the good work that they do ensuring the children flourish in all aspects.
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, cycling, playing football and listening to music.
Vacancy - Parent
Responsibilities - not assigned yet
Rachel Want - Co-opted
Responsibilities - Data, Pupil Premium & Catch-Up, Standards Committee
I started working at Glade Hill in 1994 after finishing my degree at Sheffield Hallam University. I have had many roles within the school and I’m currently the Assistant Head Teacher, Assessment Lead and Maths Subject Leader.
I joined the Governing Body in 2011 to support the school in the appointment of a new Head Teacher – Ms. Sheppard. I enjoy being on the governing body. We have a great team of passionate individuals who work hard to ensure the provision for our children is the very best. My main role is to provide Governors with up to date National, local and school performance data. I meet regularly with the Governors’ Standards Committee where we share assessment data and prioritise actions.
Outside of school I love spending time with my family. I have two amazing children who keep me busy! I love watching football and have recently taken up running.
Pam Coward - Co-opted
I have worked at Glade Hill since 2012 and I am currently the School Business Manager. My responsibilities include Finance, HR, Data Protection and Health & Safety. I enjoy the varied nature of my role and know that I will be able to use my expertise in these areas to advise the Governing Body.
I was previously the Chair of Governors at my daughters' Primary School and understand what an important role the Governing Body has in the leadership and management of a school.
In my spare time I am actively involved and on the leadership team of Aspley Christ Church. I enjoy playing the piano, singing and spending time with my family.
I really enjoy being a School Governor as it allows me to support Glade Hill further in ensuring all children reach their potential and beyond.
In my spare time I enjoy reading and listening to music. During the school holidays I enjoy travelling to new places and experiencing different cultures.
Anna Stapleton - Headteacher
I started work at Glade Hill in September 2013 as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, after previously working in Leicestershire. Following the retirement of the previous Headteacher, I became the Headteacher in September 2022.
Glade Hill is a one-of-a-kind school, with a special family ethos, where both children and staff are GOLDEN and SPARKLE. I feel very proud and privileged that the Governing Body have chosen me to lead our amazing school on the next part of its journey. My aim will be to take Glade Hill forwards, building on past success, and further establishing an exciting and challenging curriculum where everyone can flourish.
Above all I will ensure that as the new Headteacher, I use all of the energy and commitment that I have shown throughout my teaching and leadership career, to help every child at Glade Hill to reach their full potential.