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Longmoor Primary School

Lifelong Learners


Meet the Governors

Mrs Jane Wright - Chair of Governors

Mrs Jane Wright - Chair of Governors  1

Message from our Chair of Governors:

The entire team at Longmoor work very hard to ensure all pupils are able to thrive in a supportive environment, with an aim for each of them to reach their full potential.  I stood as Parent Governor as I wanted to help and support the team to achieve their aims.


As a Governing Body, we are dedicated to ensuring the pupils at Longmoor Primary School receive the best education possible.


Working alongside the teaching and support staff, we are committed to continually improve the teaching and learning experience of our children, and to ensure all pupils receive a broad, balanced, creative curriculum. 


Each term, Governors are required to attend full governing body meetings and also to participate in one of the sub committees that feed into the main governing body.  We currently have two committees that, between them, concentrate on the leadership and management of the school, achievement and standards, and the development and well being of our students. The Governing Body adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum, Performance Management and Pay Policy.


Each governor also has a link to a class/es in school and meet with the class teacher to monitor progress, celebrate success and discuss curriculum. There is also a link to a curriculum area (e.g. literacy, numeracy) or school policy (e.g. assessment, child protection) so that governors are kept fully informed and these are reported back to the full governing body.


The Governing Body has seen Longmoor grow from strength to strength and is very proud of the achievements of the school and believe that along with the Headteacher, staff, pupils and parents we are working to ensure all children fulfil their potential and become lifelong learners.


Mrs Jane Wright - Chair of Governors



The school has 12 Governors and a Clerk to the Governing Body.

All governors have voting rights on the committees on which they sit.

Associate members do not have voting rights.


Appointment of Governors

Headteacher is appointed in the statutory conditions of employment.  

Staff Governor is elected by school staff.

Parent Governors are elected by school parents. 

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body.

Local Authority Governor is selected and appointed by the Local Authority.

Associate Members are appointed by the Governing Body.


Governors' Term of Office and Attendance




Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Full Governor Meetings Attended


Full Governor Meetings Attended

2019- 2020

Mrs Susan Dainty Headteacher 01.09.2016 N/A 5/5


Mr Roger Wheatley





4 Years 5/5 N/A

Mrs Jackie Littlefair

Co-opted Governor


4 Years 5/5 N/A

Mrs Kathryn McKinley

Co-opted Governor


4 Years 4/5 N/A

Mr Andrew Peck 

Co-opted Governor


4 Years 2/5 N/A

Mrs Ruth Lee  

Co-opted Governor


4 Years 4/5 N/A

Mrs Jane Wright





4 Years 5/5 N/A

Miss Eudora Christian

 Co-opted Governor


4 Years 4/5 N/A
Mr Chris Green



27.09.2017 4 Years 5/5 N/A
Mr Brian Heath Co-opted Governor 30.01.2019 4 Years 5/5 N/A
Mrs Emma Booth-Rigby Associate Member



4 Years 1/5 N/A
Mrs Liz Purcell



25.04.2018 4 Years 3/5 N/A
Mrs Tracy Kendrick



19.10.2018 4 Years 3/4 N/A

Mrs Michelle Wenham

Clerk to Governors


No Term




Mrs Purcell resigned 26th June 2019.  Awaiting LEA Governor to be appointed.

Mrs Booth-Rigby resigned as Associate Member on 26th June 2019. 



Governance Roles within other Educational Institutions 

Mrs McKinley is also a Governor at Corefield Infant School.

Mr Wheatley is also a Governor at Chilwell Secondary School.


Governor Sub – Committees 2018-2019



Teaching, Learning & Community Committee

(Curriculum, SEND, Home/School & Community Links, Monitor Exclusions & Attendance)


Mrs Dainty, Mr Green, Mr Peck,

Mrs Littlefair, Mrs Lee,

Mrs Kendrick, Mrs Fitch,

Mrs Booth-Rigby (Associate Member)



Resource Management Committee

(Finance, Personnel, Health & Safety, Premises)


Mrs Dainty, Mr Green, Mrs Wright,

Mrs McKinley, Mr Wheatley, Miss Christian,

Mrs Purcell, Mr Heath




Governor Responsibilities 2018-2019





Member of Staff




Safeguarding, Child Protection, Children in Care & Health & Safety

Sue Dainty

Roger Wheatley

SEND & Inclusion


Gail Bellingham

Eudora Christian

Pupil Premium & Higher Achievers

Chris Green

Jane Wright

Behaviour, Attendance,

Anti – bullying

Sue Dainty


Jane Wright

Early Years

Kathryn Wilson*


Kathryn McKinley


Sarah Smith &

Rachael Spilsbury

Ruth Lee


Chris Green &

Iyan Bunhejee

Andrew Peck



Stuart Roper

Liz Purcell


Chloe Mills &

Liam Johnson

Jackie Littlefair


Anna Hughes &

Ben Lyons

Brian Heath


Other Curriculum


Sue Dainty


Tracy Kendrick


*Gail Bellingham will cover EYFS whilst Kathryn Wilson is on maternity leave.



Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors 1 Susan Dainty - Head Teacher
Meet our Governors 2 Christopher Green - Staff Governor
Meet our Governors 3 Jane Wright - Parent Governor (Chair of Governors)
Meet our Governors 4 Roger Wheatley - Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)
Meet our Governors 5 Jackie Littlefair - Co-opted Governor
Meet our Governors 6 Andrew Peck - Co-opted Governor
Meet our Governors 7 Ruth Lee - Co-opted Governor
Meet our Governors 8 Kathryn McKinley - Co-opted Governor
Meet our Governors 9 Liz Purcell - LEA Governor
Meet our Governors 10 Eudora Christian - Co-opted Governor
Meet our Governors 11 Brian Heath - Co-opted Governor
Meet our Governors 12 Emma Booth-Rigby - Associate Member
Meet our Governors 13 Tracy Kendrick - Parent Governor
Meet our Governors 14 Michelle Wenham - Clerk to Governors

Statements from our Governors - Reasons for taking on the role


Jane Wright - Parent Governor & Chair

The entire team at Longmoor works very hard to ensure every pupil is able to thrive in a supportive learning environment, with an aim for them to reach their full potential.  As a parent governor I want to help and support the team to achieve their aims and to promote continuous improvement for the benefit of all our children.


Tracy Kendrick – Parent Governor

My childrens' (and your child’s) education is extremely important to me. As a mum to a child who has additional educational needs it is important to me that parents and school work together to achieve the very best outcomes. I understand this sometimes means challenging a school’s view and I know as a parent this cannot always be easy but by being a parent governor, I am hopeful you will feel confident in approaching me for any advice or support you may need.


My professional background involves working for children’s social care, family support and I am currently a Student Support Manager at Wilsthorpe School. I have a good understanding of the pastoral system and what parents expect from a school, but also the increasing pressures that schools face due to funding cuts and growing pressure to meet government targets. I opted to be a governor as I feel Longmoor Primary School are determined to provide the very best foundations for your children and I want to be a part of this exciting journey.


Chris Green - Staff Governor

As the new Deputy Head at Longmoor Primary School, I am extremely proud and privileged to be able to play a key role in maintaining and developing the excellent reputation that the school has amongst the local community. We have a superb and highly committed team of governors and an extremely enthusiastic, hardworking, dynamic and talented group of staff. We all share a common vision and set of goals for the school’s future and so it is a real privilege to be able to work with them all to help make our great school even better.  During my seven years as a teacher, I have taught across Key Stage 1 and 2 and been responsible for a variety of subjects including Maths, Literacy, PE and Modern Foreign Languages. Currently here at Longmoor, I am responsible for Literacy, Pupil Premium, Assessment and overseeing our wonderful School Council.


Roger Wheatley – Co-opted Governor & Vice Chair

I have worked in Educational IT for over 35 years, installing some of the first computers in schools in the country. Since then I have seen many changes in education but the dedication of school staff never seems to change. Both of my children started in the nursery and went right through to Year 6 at Longmoor and now in Years 8 and 10, they are reaping the rewards of a solid foundation in schooling. I am committed to seeing that all pupils have a balanced and positive experience throughout their education wherever their strengths or weaknesses may lie and hope that my small contribution as a governor can help provide this.


Jackie Littlefair – Co-opted Governor

Everybody’s lives have been touched by education at some point. I believe education is the foundation of our lives and schools play a huge part in exposing kids to the many different life paths out there. As a school governor, I believe I am helping to shape future citizens of our community. I work as a Teaching Assistant at Longmoor, therefore I am lucky enough to see the positive impact the decisions we make as a governing body have on the pupils of Longmoor Primary School.  That’s a big part of the reason why I became a governor. It is both interesting and rewarding. With every difficult decision you make, you know you’re affecting real people, and helping to make positive change.


Kathryn McKinley - Co-opted Governor

I originally became a governor when my children attended Longmoor because I wanted to be part of the team ensuring that our children got a high quality education. My children have now left but I have great respect for all that the staff, governors, other stakeholders and children have achieved over the last 13 years and want to ensure that our local school keeps it’s high standards and excellent, enjoyable education which gives it such a good reputation.


Andrew Peck - Co-opted Governor

I have always tried to be on the pitch rather than the sidelines, and when I started to become a member of the school community, Jo (the then head), encouraged me to become a Co-opted member of the governors.  In my professional life I use cultural and situation so awareness to problem love and lead on projects both in and out of education and I want to use that skillset to ensure all children within our community (including my own) get opportunities to shine.


Eudora Christian - Co-opted Governor

Having retired 3 years ago after working in primary education for over 25 years, education remains a passion. Being a Governor at Longmoor gives me the opportunity to use to my experience, skills and knowledge to contribute to the school community in preparing the children to be Lifelong Learners.


Ruth Lee - Co-opted Governor

As a Co-opted Governor I am proud to be associated with the fantastic team at Longmoor who work tirelessly to support all children to reach their full potential. I hope to help maintain excellent standards, fab learning environment and huge range of experiences offered to our children to enhance their overall learning.


Liz Purcell - LEA Governor

In my professional life I obtained a Masters Degree in Psychoanalysis and worked in mental health for a CAHMS team alongside being the clinical manager of a large therapy centre in Mansfield. I also trained as a Systemic Family therapist to work with families and I now work as a Family Mediator helping families sort out their child arrangements and finances post separation. My career has always focused on families and children and therefore I am delighted to be a school governor at Longmoor Primary as a member of their excellent Governing Body which works hard to ensure their children reach their full potential, feel safe and happy and I look forward to contributing towards their discussions and decisions.


Brian Heath - Co-opted Governor

As a parent I have one priority, to give my children the best possible opportunities in life.  That’s why becoming an associate member of the governing body is really a natural extension of parenting.  I believe that for children to become lifelong learners the school needs to be a safe, fun & stimulating environment and that’s exactly what I want to ensure continues.  My personal background has afforded me many experiences and privileges which can directly benefit the current and future directions of the school governance.  I have tremendous admiration for the work already carried out by the staff and governors to date and hope to bring a different perspective in maintaining and evolving the school to benefit the wider community.


Emma Booth-Rigby - Associate Member

I’ve always loved learning, and even though my own school days are well behind me I continuously look for new things to learn about whether that’s through professional study, taking up a new hobby or simply reading a book!  I believe that a life-long love of learning stems from a high quality primary education that excites and stimulates children’s minds, raises their aspirations and prepares them for the future through development of key life skills. As an associate member of the governing body, I hope to be able to contribute to making our school even better so that all pupils love learning as much as I do and go on to realise their full potential.






Declaration of Business, Pecuniary and Personal Interests 2018/2019

Mrs Wright (Chair) and Mr Wheatley (Vice Chair) have declared that they are family members.  

Mr Heath, Associate Member, is the Data Protection Officer for Longmoor Primary School, employed through G02 Consulting Services.


No other business, pecuniary or personal interests declared at this time.


At the present time there are no governors who are related in any way to staff members of the school.


The above statements are true as of 26th September 2018.