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Rev. Amanda Digman

Term of Office: 03rd September 2012 - n/a
Category: Foundation
Appointing Body: DBE
Committee Membership: PSDC (vice chair), 
Link Responsibility: RE; Collective Worship; HT appraisal QA, SIAMs
Business Interests: None declared
Personal Relationships: None declared

 

Hi, I’m Amanda, the vicar at Colwick Church.  I’m automatically a governor as the vicar of a Church of England School, but I’m really glad to have this opportunity to serve you and especially your precious children.  I want to support their learning, not just in any exploration of faith they may wish to follow but as a firm believer that all children are of great value because of who they are.  I believe that God made each one of them (and us) with a unique set of gifts and skills and that’s what I want to make sure we encourage them in.  I want to be part of a school which is outstanding and that’s because we look at the whole of each child, not just the academic side.  I’ve really enjoyed the 7.5 years I’ve already spent here and it’s wonderful to see the children grow in gifts and confidence.  There’s some great parenting going on and it’s a really tough job!   Including my roles above, I am currently vice chair of governors .  If you would like to chat about any of my roles, please get in touch with me.  Remember, my main aim (apart from talking about God!) is for all the children to experience life to the full - to find their gifts and progress as much as they can with our help, and encouragement, so they can have the best life for them and the community they live in.  That will happen as we all work together.  Let's keep up the good work!

 

Jan Jackson - Chair

Term of Office: 9th January 2017 - 8th January 2021
Category: Foundation
Appointing Body: PCC
Committee Membership: Chair PSDC, FPGP
Link Responsibility: HT Appraisal, Safeguarding, Priority 4
Business Interests: None Declared
Personal Relationships: None Declared

 

Hi I'm Jan, the Chair of Governors. I am a Foundation Governor for the school and i permanently moved to Nottingham from Merseyside in November 2016 to be near my daughter and 2 grandsons (who attend the school). I have attended various school functions since my eldest grandson joined reception class in September 2014.

I was a solicitor until I took early retirement in February 2016 and therefore I have the time to devote to the children and the school.

I firmly believe that the education of our children is vital in all aspects of their life- not just the academic although that is important. Our children and grandchildren are our future and i look forward to helping to mould our children to reach their full potential, whatever that may be and to be useful citizens in our community.

 

 

Rev. Deb Moyo

Term of Office: 15th May 2019 - 16th May 2022

Category: Foundation

Appointing Body: Diocese

Committee Membership: PSDC

Link responsibilty:

Business Interests: none declared

Personal relationships: none declared

 

Hi, I’m Debs, I’m a foundation governor for the school and the curate (vicar in training!) at Colwick Church. I am grateful to have to have the opportunity to serve the community in this way. Jesus calls us to life in all its fullness and I truly believe this involves every sphere of life, including our school and the education system. It has been such a joy to be able to work with the wonderful children and staff at St John’s over the last two years. The children’s curiosity and creativity are inspiring. It is a privilege to be able to discuss, explore and listen to their questions around God, life, their worries, and their joys. I feel passionately that children’s education should be holistic and so it is a real pleasure to be a governor for a school who are trying to put this into practice.

 

Andrew Knight

Category: Foundation

Appointing Body: PCC

Term of Office: 17th Dec 17 - 16th Dec 21

Committee Membership: Chair of FPGP

Link responsibility: GDPR, finance chair, complaints

Business interests: none declared

Personal relationships: none declared

 

Hi. I joined the governors for two main reasons, to find a good volunteering opportunity, and to help young people to make and enjoy music. I had been a governor, many years earlier, in Northampton, so I had some small clue what to expect. I find it rewarding because, to me, primary schools are places full of goodwill and caring. Our school certainly is! Also, the issues that come up are extremely varied. Governors are important to schools. The school’s decision making process, regarding strategy and general direction, is helped, I believe, by the broad context given by a body of people from different walks of life, working together, with full and frank discussions, for the good of the school and its wonderful teaching staff.

 

Dr Max Bardwell

Category: Parent Governor

Appointing Body: 

Term of Office: 22nd June 2019 - 21st June 2023

Committee Membership: PSDC, FPGP

Link responsibility: financial assurance, PTFA 

Business interests: none declared

Personal relationships: none declared

 

I have been a parent governor at St John' since 2019 and wanted to take on the role as a way of helping the school to sustain the great work it was already doing and to continue to help it improve. I feel incredibly fortunate that my two children are going to school here, and through working with the other governors I want to ensure that all our children receive not only a fantastic education, but many happy memories of their time at St John's. Our school vision of "life in all its fullness" really resonates with me and I think the balance of learning and exposure to wider opportunities is something that really sets our school apart and is something of which we can all be proud. During the day I work at Nottingham Trent University's Medical Technologies Innovation Facility and have spent the majority of my career at various universities in scientific research and development.

 

 

Richard Christie

Category: Foundation

Appointing Body: Diocese

Term of Office: 31st January 2018 - 30th January 2022

Committee Membership: PSDC, FPGP

Link responsibility: Pupil Premium

Business interests: none declared

Personal relationships: none declared

 

Hi, my name is Richard and I have been a foundation governor here since 2018. I re-trained in 2002 and currently work as a secondary music teacher after 12 years in the NHS as a State registered music therapist in the field of learning disabilities, palliative care and special education. My passion for education stems from working with disadvantaged children both here and abroad in various capacities after myself struggling in school as a child. I feel that I have come full circle now and feel proud of the fact that here at St Johns, all our children are encouraged to have a voice and the opportunity to practice their faith due to caring staff team and christian ethos that is evident.
Away from work, I am a family man and hold a leadership position in my local church. 

 

 

Cllr Meredith Lawrence

Category: Local Authority

Appointing Body: 

Term of Office: 22nd March 2019 - 21st March 2023

Committee Membership: PSDC

Link responsibility: Priority 1

Business interests: declared - Councillor at GBC and Colwick Parish

Personal relationships: none declared

 

 

 

Natale Mazzotti

Category: Staff Governor

Appointing Body: 

Term of Office: 13th September 2017 - 12th September 2021

Committee Membership: PSDC

Link responsibility: Health and Safety

Business interests: None declared

Personal relationships: None declared

 

I have been a Staff member at St Johns for over a decade and governor at St John since 2017 and wanted to take on the role as Staff governor as a way of supporting the staff, school and pupils during a busy and changing educational landscape over the last few years. I proud of everyone who works at St Johns and know we all want to do our very best to help your children achieve and grow into the best they can be. I believe in a broad and balanced curriculum for children, where they are exposed to a wide variety of subjects and skills so they can find and develop their own interests and strengths. I feel passionately about representing the staff's views and needs at governor level because a happy staff makes a happy school, working their hardest for your children. 

 

Charlette Perrin

Category: Parent Governor

Appointing Body: 

Term of Office: 11th May 2019 - 10th May 2023

Committee Membership: PSDC, FPGP

Link responsibility: HT appraisal, Anti-Bullying, Priority 3

Business interests: none declared

Personal relationships: none declared

 

Hi, I’m Charlette. I have been a parent governor at St John's since May 2019. It was a privilege to have been voted into the position by so many of the parents at school. My own two children attend St John’s and I am usually in school on a regular basis reading, helping with swimming lessons or walking up to church or the library. I work part time at a school in Woodthorpe and I am also Church Warden of St. John’s Colwick.

Being a governor is a very rewarding role. I really enjoy being a small part of a big, wonderful team of governors and staff. Who’s common goal is to nurture the children and to provide a happy safe learning environment.

I’m extremely passionate about my role as a parent governor. Education is so important and I value the fact that I can bring my skills and experiences to the role to help move the school forward and develop to the best of their ability all current and future generations of children at St. John’s.

 

 

Silvia Vintem

Category: Foundation Governor

Appointing Body: Diocese

Term of Office: 4th July 2018 - 3rd July 2022

Committee Membership: FPGP

Link responsibility: Governor training, Priority 2

Business interests: none declared

Personal relationships: none declared

 

Hi, I’m Silvia. Even though I work as a Director in a Travel company, Education has always been essential to me and in what I do. I’ve had teaching experience in Modern Foreign Languages in the past and I’ve got a great interest in Health & Safety. I feel very passionate in children development and providing them with the best education possible. Every child has the right to the best education and I’m proud in being a Governor at the School which not only offers a fantastic education with great and devoted teaching staff but also a loving and trusting environment offering children safety and personal skills they require for their development. The children are our future and their education and well-being are paramount for the future of our next generations and society. It’s been very fulfilling to participate in the school’s discussions about strategy, planning, and making good and beneficial decisions to the School and their children. 

 

Sam Crawford

Category: Foundation Governor

Appointing Body: PCC

Term of Office: 2nd Nov 2020 - 1st Nov 2024

Committee Membership: 

Link responsibility: SEN

Business interests: none declared

Personal relationships: none declared