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Welcome to the Governors' section!

Richard Lilley

Governor category:  Chair of Governors
Appointed by: Governing Body
Date joined Governing Body: 2016
Current term of office: 22nd November 2023 - 21st November 2027
Register of Interests:  I am the Principal of Sparken Hill Academy – a large, standalone local Primary Academy.

Committee Membership: Member of Finance and Personnel Committee and Chair of the Strategic Development Committee

Lead Ofsted Monitoring Role:  Leadership, Behaviour, Data and Achievement of Pupils, Safeguarding Governor
Relationships between Governors and School Staff – None 

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I am Richard Lilley and am a father of two (both of whom previously attended St.Anne’s).  I am married to Anna and we live locally to the school.  

I am the Principal at a large local stand-alone Primary Academy in Worksop, so work closely with the team at St Anne's.  I have worked in the education sector for nearly 30 years.  I have a BSc (Hons), PGCE and have an advanced-graduate diploma in Special Education Needs.

Katy Bradford 

Governor category: Foundation Governor
Appointed by: St Anne’s PCC
Date joined Governing Body: 2013
Current term of office: 24th September 2021 - 23rd September 2025
Register of Interests:  I work for Outwood Grange Academies Trust who run Outwood Academy Portland which is the feeder secondary school for St Anne’s Primary School.
Committee Membership: Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee
Lead Ofsted Monitoring Role:  Leadership, Achievement of Pupils and Use of PP and Sports Funding.
Relationships between Governors and School Staff - none
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I am Katy Bradford and am the mother of two girls - both of which attended St Anne's having now moved to secondary school. I am married to Paul and we live locally to St Anne’s and enjoy being part of the school and church community.
I work for a multi academy trust as the Chief Operating Officer which involves the management of all non-educational element of the Trust’s business e.g. HR, finance, ICT, estates management, governance etc.  I have worked in the education sector for just under 21 years and have previously specialised in Human Resources.  I am CIPD qualified and also have a post-graduate certificate in Leadership and Management in Education.

Charles Adams

Governor Category:  Foundation Governor
Appointed by:  The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham
Date joined Governing Body: 1999
Current term of office:  1st September 2020 - August 2024
Register of interests & other positions held:  none
Committees:  Finance and Personnel, Admissions
Lead Ofsted Monitoring Role: Safeguarding Governor
Other link Roles: Safer Recruitment, Finance, Head Teacher Appraisal.

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I have been a school governor at St Anne since 2001. All 4 children attended the school. Work for major Fitness Equipment Manufacturer. Interested in Coaching, Rowing, and Sailing for people with disabilities.

School Head Teacher-Clare Middleton

Governor category: Head Teacher
Appointed by: Automatic appointment on taking up role as Headteacher
Date joined Governing Body: 2009
Current term of office: The Head Teacher is a permanent member of the Governing Body
Register of interests & other positions held: N/A as staff member
Committee Membership: All committees. 

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I joined the Governing Body when I was appointed to the post of head teacher in 2009. My role is to provide the Governing Body with information which they can use to help them carry out their role as strategic leaders. this information includes the school improvement, pupil performance, staffing, site matters and budget for example. I work closely with the Chair of the Full Governing Body in particular in support of their preparation for meetings. Additionally, I liaise with the specific link governors during their monitoring visits to school.

Tony Gray

Governor Category: Southwell Diocese
Appointed by: The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
Date joined: 2007
Current term of office: 1st July 2020 - 30th June 2024
Register of interests & other positions held: none
Committee membership:  Complaints, Finance and Personnel, 

Link Role:SEN/Inclusion

Patricia Shaw (known as Trish)

Governor Category: Parent
Appointed by: The Governing Body
Date joined governing body: 2014
Current term of office: Octobr 2022 - October 2026
Register of interests & other positions held: Parent to child in  Class 4
Committee Membership: Finance and Personnel, Strategic Development
Link roles: EYFS, F2 Pupil progress, 

Dorothy Hayes

Governor Category: Foundation Governor
Appointed by: St Anne's PCC
Date joined governing body: 19.9.2016
Current term of office: 24th September 2021 - 23rd September 2025
Register of interests & other positions held: Grandparent to a child in Year 6.  
Committee membership: Strategic Development Committee, Finance and Personnel Committee, Admissions
Link roles: Maths & Foundation Subject Link

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St Anne’s School and church community has always been special and important to me and my family. My son and daughter attended the school in the 1980’s and 1990’s, as did my mother in the early 1930’s!! My children were baptised there as was my granddaughter, Thea and grandson, Flynn. My son Brian and daughter in law Lynsay were married there.

I have worked in Education for over thirty years. Until my retirement in April 2016 I was Headteacher at Dunham on Trent CE Primary School for twelve years. During my time in teaching I gained experience in all aspects of the education system which include knowledge of finance, Strategic Development, Personnel Matters, Pupil and Curriculum, School Improvement, Assessment and the day to day running of a school. I have first-hand experience of Ofsted and Church inspections.

Fran Mather

Governor Category: Foundation Governor
Date joined Governing Body: 8.2.2024 - 7.2.2028

Committee Membership: Strategic

Link Role: TBC

Earl Richards 

Governor Category: Foundation Governor Appointed by: St Anne's PCC

Date joined governing body: November 2023

Current term of office: CEM to update

Committee Membership: Admissions, SDC

Link Role: TBC

I am Earl Richards, I am a dad of two boys Ollie Tom, and Luca and husband to Kate. As I write this, my eldest son Ollie Tom attends St Annes school and additionally, both my wife and I attended many years ago.

In my day job, I am a senior manager within the Energy Industry working for Cadent Gas who are a Gas Distribution Network Transporting Gas to 12 million homes and businesses.

In my role, I work within the Strategy and Regulations team where I lead a dedicated team to support customers living in fuel poverty and who are suffering from the energy crisis. The main part of my role and accountability is to see how we as a business cannot leave a customer vulnerable within their home and without Gas.

Out of work, I am fortunate to coach U9 football both in a Saturday Junior Premier League and the Doncaster Junior league on Sundays. Most of my week/ spare time is dedicated to coaching junior football. Something that I love to do and am proud to do. Also to support St Annes when needed to coach the juniors when and where possible. I am keen to help and provide children with the most opportunities possible in life.

When I do have time to myself, I love to play squash or run. More importantly though, I love spending time with my wife, sons, and dog Luna. Whether this be on holiday somewhere warm or a nice walk to the pub for a cheeky drink.

Rev Dave Gough

Governor Category: Incumbent
Date joined Governing Body: 23.7.2017 (Ex Officio)

Committee Membership: Chair of Admissions, Finance and Personnel

Link Role: Community, RE and SIAMS

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I've been the Vicar at St Anne's Church since July 2017 and foundation governor at the school since that time. Both my sons, who are now at the secondary school, are past students at St Anne's and as parents we are very appreciative of the nurturing and caring community they were part of before moving on. I am passionate about good governance in our schools, both holding leadership to account and providing the best pastoral support to staff, children and families in the school. I care deeply about a shared community across the school and the church, and to be a seamless relationship between the two, upholding our Christian values and ethos. I've been a governor at other schools, both church and local authority controlled, in my previous parishes for the last 15 years and bring a wealth of experience to this role, from both my professional and personal life.

Register of interests & other positions held:  Governor at Cuckney CofE Primary School, Member of the Trustee Board at Sparken Hill Academy and Governor at Outwood Grange Portland Secondary School.

Amanda-Jane (known as AJ) Ridout

Governor Category: Foundation Governor
Appointed by: Staff
Date joined governing body: November 2019
Current term of office: 9th October 2023 - 8th October 2027
Register of interests & other positions held: Parent to one child in Year 3 and one in Year 6
Committee membership: Admissions, Strategic Development Committee

I am a parent of 2 children at St Anne's in Years 3 and 6. I'm married to Darren and have lived in the area for 10 years. My background is community engagement around contentious environmental issues, in both the public and private sector.

I have been a PCC Governor since 2019 (my very first meeting was the Ofsted Inspector feedback!). I'm passionate about the Church and the School and hope to contribute to building these relationships.  It's been quite a journey as a Governor to understand how schools run behind the scenes (mostly on zoom due to Covid)! I started working in the school office part-time in 2022. I have recently (October 2023) moved to be a Staff Governor as a member of staff team.

I love the values and ethos of the school and feel called to help and support the children at a valuable and important time of their learning. I live in Worksop and have a menagerie of animals to add to our busy family!

Helen Aston

Governor category: Foundation Governor
Appointed by: St Anne’s PCC

Date joined governing body - 19th May 2021

Current term of office - 19 May 2021 to 18 May 2025

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I am a retired Civil Servant and over my career I have worked in many different roles, my last role before retiring was a Work Coach/Employment Adviser. Since retiring, I have taken up an advisory role with Citizens Advice. I have been involved with children's work in a church setting for over 30 years. I am very keen to be involved with St-Annes school as a parent of past pupils and I am passionate about education and the development of children. I believe that every child should be encouraged to reach their potential being valued as an individual.