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Welcome to the Governing Body section of the website. The aim is to provide information on the role of the Governing Body and to help you to become more familiar with all the governors and the statutory duties by which we are legally bound.  The profiles have been written by the governors themselves and should help everyone get to know the governors a little more.

All Governors are contactable via the School Office, or by email to enquiries@greystones.sheffield.sch.uk except where indicated below. We also encourage parents to tell us how they perceive the school through Parent View. We are always keen to hear your views and if you wish to discuss anything with the Governors then please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope that this section will help you to understand better what we do, who we are and why we are serving as Governors.

 

 Chris Jennings
Chris Jennings
Headteacher
headteacher@greystones.sheffield.sch.uk

Paul Hart

Paul Hart (Chair of Governors/Safeguarding)
Parent Governor
chairofgovernors@greystones.sheffield.sch.uk 
Date appointed: 23/04/14 by parental election
Term of office: 22/04/18

I am very proud to be associated with Greystones Primary and to serve as the Chair of Governors. I work as an IT consultant with schools across the country, including right here in Sheffield. Prior to this, I was a secondary school teacher and have taught art, IT, computing and music. My daughter is currently in Year 5 at Greystones and so I am a regular attendee at school events. Since becoming Chair of Governors, I have been very closely involved with the HSA and maintain both the governing body and HSA sections on the school website.

Miriam Blackwood

Miriam Blackwood (Vice Chair of Governors)
Co-opted Governor
Date appointed: 12/10/17 by governor election
Term of office:  11/10/19

I have been a Parent Governor since 2009 and was Chair of Governors from April 2012 to October 2015. I have had two children at Greystones and am delighted to be able to make a contribution to such a great school. My professional background is in the Higher Education sector and I currently work in field of outreach & widening participation

Arline Kersey 

Arline Kersey (Vice Chair of Governors)
Co-opted Governor
Date appointed: 14/11/16 by governor election
Term of office:  13/11/19

I have been a Governor at Greystones primary school since 2003, and have previously served as a Governor at two Sheffield Special schools, another Primary school, and a local Secondary school. I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Sheffield Association of School Governing Bodies, which is affiliated to the National Governors Association. I am a retired Primary school Headteacher, and have lived in the local area for over 30 years


 

Samantha Ball

​Samantha Ball (Training Coordinator)
Local Authority Governor
Date appointed: 12/10/17 by governor election
Term of office:
11/10/21

I am a dentist in a nearby NHS practice. I treat many of Greystones' children and their families and enjoy being part of the local comunity.

Samantha is the Chair of Personnel Sub-Committee.

Vacancy
Co-opted Governor

Miriam Blackwood
Miriam Blackwood
​Parent Governor
Date appointed: 20/09/13 by parental election
Term of office:19/09/17

I have been a Parent Governor since 2009 and was Chair of Governors from April 2012 to October 2015. I have had two children at Greystones and am delighted to be able to make a contribution to such a great school. My professional background is in the Higher Education sector and I currently work in field of outreach & widening participation.

Kate Cooke
Kate Cooke
Parent Governor
Date appointed: 01/09/14 by parental election
Term of office: 31/08/18

I have two children currently at Greystones and also work part time as a Biology teacher at a local secondary school. I hope as a parent governor to both support the school and help build further links between parents and staff.

Kate is the Chair of Teaching & Learning Sub-Committee.

Phillip Crowley
Phil Crowley
Parent Governor
Date appointed: 23/04/14 by parental election
Term of office: 22/04/18

I am a business analyst / project manager working for the Department for Work & Pensions. I moved to Sheffield in 1992 as an accountant in the stainless steel industry. I have 2 children currently at Greystones in Y3 and one who left last year. Having lived in close proximity to the school for nearly 20 years I have a desire to ensure the needs of the pupils, staff and community are met to the best ability. I have enjoyed being a governor since 2010 and feel proud of the contributions and influences the governing body has made to Greystones journey during this time.

Phil is the Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee

 Laura Hussey
Laura Hussey
Staff Governor
Date appointed: 09/10/15 by staff election
Term of office: 08/10/19

I am in my fifth year of teaching at Greystones Primary School and currently teach in Year 4. I feel lucky to be part of the Greystones community and I am enjoying becoming more involved through the governing body.

  
Tanveer Naqvi
Parent Governor
Date appointed: 12/10/17 by parental election
Term of office: 11/10/21

Gary Rossiter 
Gary Rossiter​
Parent Governor
Date appointed: 12/10/17 by parental election
Term of office: 11/10/21

I am a deputy headteacher of a large primary school in Sheffield.  I love having an opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for learning with Greystones Primary School.  The superb teaching and learning, coupled with the high-quality leadership and management is a true inspiration to me and I relish the chance to support Greystones in my role as a parent governor.

Pat Sheldon 
Pat Sheldon
Co-opted Governor
Date appointed: 12/10/17 by governor election
Term of office: 11/10/19

My association with Greystones has been a long and happy one. I have been a pupil, parent and for the last fifteen years an employee. My role is as a level 2 Teaching Assistant supporting some of our children with special educational needs to reach their full potential. I hope to make a useful contribution in all areas for all staff, pupils and parents alike. ​I am in school every day so feel free to say hello and raise anything you'd like me to pass on to the governing body.

Ben Udejiofo
Ben Udejiofo
Co-opted Governor
Date appointed: 25/02/15 by governor election
Term of office: 16/05/19

I was born in Nigeria and came to the UK at the age of 8. Having worked as a Chartered Civil Engineer for 20 years, I was appointed as the CEO of TASTE (Transfer of Appropriate Sustainable Technology and Expertise), a Sheffield based charity which provides clean drinking water to poor communities in Nigeria. I am married and have three children and have lived in Greystones since 1994.

Associate members of the Governing Body
Stephen Glossop

Stephen Glossop
Deputy ​Headteacher


Cath Harling
Assistant Headteacher

 

Previous members of the governing body within the last 12 months​ ​ ​
​Andy KirbyParent Governor​01/07/13 - 30/06/17
​Rev Pedr Beckley​Community Governor​25/02/15 - 14/11/16

 

Details of governing body committee membership can be viewed HERE

Details of the schedule of meetings and attendance can be viewed HERE

Details of the register of business and personal interests can be viewed HERE

 

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