Governors

All Board of Governors meetings are for all Governors to attend and are split between Admin, Performance and Finance.  Copies of the Approved Minutes and Headteacher Reports are available upon request from the School Office.  The meeting dates are as follows:-
Parent Governor Elections
 
Governors are seeking self nominations for Parent Governors to join the Governing Body
Please see the attached advert and nomination form.

The Board of Governors at Hardwick Primary School are made up from three categories: -

Co-Opted Governor - a governor who is appointed by existing governors on the basis of skills and/or experience.

Parent Governor - a governor who is appointed by parents of Hardwick Primary School or existing governors.

The definition of parent under education law covers:

  • all natural parents whether they are married or not;
  • any person who has parental responsibility for a child or young person;
  • any person who has care of a child or young person i.e. lives with and looks after the child.

The school will need to decide who comes within the definition of parent in respect of a particular pupil but generally parents include all those with day to day responsibility for a child.

Staff Governor - a governor who is appointed by members of staff at Hardwick Primary School

Currently we do not have any Associate Members on the our Board of Governors.  Associate Members are not governors, they can be pupils, school staff and people who want to contribute specifically on issues related to their area of expertise (for instance, finance) can be appointed as associate members

We have a enthusiastic and skilled Board of Governors who support the school in its aims and policies to provide high quality education in a caring and supportive environment.
 
 
Clerk: Mrs P Miles
Email: p.miles@hardwick.derby.sch.uk
 
 
Chair of Governors:  Mr C Sayers
 
Elected Parent Governor

Term of Office from March 2015 to March 2019

Link Governor to Pupil Premium, English and Modern Foreign Language

Committee - Resources Committee

Attendance 2018/19 - 2/7

I have worked in Derby since February 2009, for Derby City Council on highway/drainage activities, Normanton is an area that I know geographically very well.  I am also a Foster Carer with my wife Sharon, we have cared for several children from the Normanton/Pear Tree areas.

My commitment is to the care of children and my personal mission statement is to ensure "Children and Young People have every opportunity made available to them, to enable them to reach their full potential and experience childhood to the full"

My professional work experience for the past twenty years has been within local government covering many different manual and management roles.  I have managed and been involved in the construction of different projects.  In more recent times I investigated highway drainage surface water and flooding incidents.

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings as appropriate to agenda items

   

Vice Chair: Mr L Newby

LA Governor

Term of Office from September 2017 to September 2021

Link Governor to Geography, History and RE

Committee - Resources Committee

Attendance 2018/19 - 2/7

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings as appropriate to agenda items

 

Mr J Gallimore

Executive Headteacher

Attendance 2018/19 - 2/7

I have been a Headteacher here at Hardwick Primary School since October 2012.  Previous to this I was Headteacher at Brookfield Primary School in Derby for 10 years.  I have over 20 years' experience as a teacher and I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and opportunities it has provided me with.  In addition to my role as Headteacher I am also a Local Leader in Education which enables me to use my experience to help and support other schools and school leaders.

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings as appropriate to agenda items

  

Rani Sandhu

Head of School

Attendance 2018/19 - 2/7

I became a Deputy Headteacher at Hardwick Primary School in 2005, since I started, the school has seen many changes, including the amalgamation of the Infants and Junior Schools. Hardwick is both challenging and rewarding, and no two days are the same! I am very proud of our school’s CARE ethos.

Before coming into primary education, I worked for the National Health Service in London for 10 years as part of a team developing Cardiac Ultrasound. In this role, I was fortunate to travel to many different parts of the world. In my spare time I like walking and reading.

 Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings as appropriate to agenda items

 

Mr A Repesa

Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office from September 2017 to September 2021

Link Governor to Inclusion, Safeguarding

Committee - Performance and Standards Committee

Attendance 2018/19 - 2/7

Also a Governor at Firs Estate School

Declared Interest DCC Sold Services

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings as appropriate to agenda items

Nasrat Nisa

Elected Staff Governor

Term of Office from January 2017 to January 2021

Committee - Performance and Standards

Link Governor - PE & PSCHE

Attendance 2018/19 - 2/7

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings as appropriate to agenda items

Noreen Akhtar

Parent Governor

Term of Office from December 2018 to December 2022

Link Governor to

Committee -

Attendance 2018/19 - 1/6

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings as appropriate to agenda items

Clare Foyle

Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office from December 2018 - December 2022

Link Governor to

Committee -

Attendance 2018/19 - 1/6

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings as appropriate to agenda items

Presently 2 Vacancies