Local Governing Body Meetings - 2023/24
Type of meeting / Time
11th December 2023
25th January 2024
18th April 2024
20th May 2024
11th July 2024
Minutes of the Local Governing Body meetings are available upon request from the school office or by emailing Rachel Redmond the Clerk to Governors - email@example.com
Meet our committed team of governors......
Chair of Governor
Appointed as Chair of Governors from 22nd July 2022 - re-elected July 2023
Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, RHSE, Curriculum and Performance Management
I joined the school Governing body as a Parent Governor in September 2020 and was made Chair of Governors in July 2022 when our long standing Chair of 17 years retired. I am proud to say I have 2 children who both attend Loscoe C of E Primary and Nursery School, my son is in year 6 and my daughter is in Year 1, both Children love the school and feel part of the school community. When I joined the Governing body I felt it was a good time to give something back to the school and with my experience and interest in Learning and Development take a more pro active role in the school community.
After spending nearly 2 years as Parent Governor I have taken on the role of Chair of Governors and enjoy working with the school staff and team of Governors, we have a team who want to do their best for our school children and the community we are in. My background in Learning and Development, where I have spent many years providing training and coaching to adults in Leadership roles enables me to support the school and staff in being the best it can be. I have a passion for empowering people and bring this approach to my role as Chair of Governors where I will support the school values and vision, knowing that together we can make a difference.
Sarah Tew - Executive Head Teacher
Governor Specialism - All
I became head teacher at Loscoe Church of England Primary in 2011. Before that I was a head teacher in a small village school, Kirk Langley, also in Derbyshire. I have also worked for the local authority as a literacy consultant which was a very privileged job. The time has flown by since I joined the Loscoe team! I think this is because I love the school: the children, the staff and the community. There is always something happening and we are always trying to make ourselves the best we can be. Staff and governors are so proud of our school and really believe that ‘we may be small but we can make a difference’. We make a difference to ourselves, each other, our families, our communities and the wider world. We are an amazing school family!
Mr Wood has been the Chair of Governors since I started and Mrs Giles was also a governor too. They both interviewed me in 2011. They are a huge support to our school and I am very grateful that they have been governors.
In 2017 I also started working at another Derbyshire Church School, St Laurence Primary in Long Eaton, Derbyshire. We learn a lot from each other and share many ideas.
Irene Giles - Vice Chair
Governor Specialism - Safeguarding, Church School Effectiveness, Staff wellbeing, EYFS and Early Reading and Performance Management
My name is Irene Giles and I first volunteered as a helper in Loscoe Primary School in 1997.
I became a Senior Midday Supervisor in 1999 and I also worked as a teaching assistant in Reception class for nine years until my retirement in 2017. I now help as a volunteer in Foxes Class for I day a week so my career has come full circle!
I first became a school governor in 2000, and am now Vice Chair of Governors. I became a Foundation Governor in 2015. During my long association with the school I have come to care greatly about the school, the staff and the children.
As a Foundation Governor I am helping to support the Christian ethos of the school and am helping to strengthen the bond between Loscoe Primary School and Nursery and St Luke's Church.
Governor Specialism - SEND
I started at Loscoe in September 2002 as a teacher in year 3. Since then I have enjoyed teaching across all age ranges from year 6 to early years where I was most recently teaching in nursery. During my time at Loscoe, I have been literacy lead before taking on responsibility for special educational needs and becoming the SENCo in the school and now Head of School.
Governor Specialism - SEND, Finance, Attendance and Extra-curricular and enhancement
I am a new governor looking forward to joining the experienced team at Loscoe C of E Primary School. The positivity that emanates from the staff and pupils made me want to give something back, which hopefully I can do during my time as a governor.
Governor Specialism - Sports Premium and EAL
Hello, my name is Richard Hodgkinson and I work for a Local Authority whereby for the last 21 years I have looked after a range of parks, play areas and green spaces. I am proud to say that I have two boys who attend the school and who benefit from the support, nurture and academic enrichment that the school provides.
As well as enjoying family life I have a keen interest in photography, gardening, cycling and walking.
I became co-opted governor in April 2018 whereby my knowledge in play helped support the provision of the new and improved trim trail.
I understand the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle and currently specialise in Sports and PE. I believe the school along with the school's sports partnership offers an excellent range of sporting opportunities to all of our children.
Governor Specialism - Health and Safety, Premises and Website Compliance
Originally qualified as a civil engineer working for a local authority in highway design before specialising in the environmental sector as a Chartered Waste Manager and Chartered Environmentalist.
Attained the positions of Principal Consultant for an International Consultancy, Managing Director of a local authority waste management company and Compliance and Development Director for a major plc owned East Midlands Recycling Business before retiring in 2019.
I was previously a foundation governor for this school for 10 years during the period when the school was located on the Denby Lane site before moving to Church View.
A lifelong resident of Loscoe village with keen interests in family, football, cricket, DIY, aviation, keeping fit and church life.
Fulfilled dream of flying in a restored WW2 Spitfire.
Governor Specialism -
Hello, my name is Liz Coope and I came to Loscoe C of E back in the summer term of 2022 where I joined year one as a part time teacher. Before my time here for over a decade, I have taught within most year groups, at Long Row Primary School in Belper. Predominantly I taught in key stage one and early years, which I loved. Moving school was never something I took lightly but living in the area and having two boys attending Loscoe school, meant that I got to see and hear about all the wonderful things that were happening. With this, I wanted a piece of it and lucky me, here I am!
As both teacher and parent, I am pleased to be appointed as staff governor where I can contribute and help ensure that all of our children continue to gain a broad range of childhood experiences.
Governor Specialism - Pupil Premium and LAC
My name is Carla Hodgkinson and as well as being a former employee of the school, I am also a parent of a Year 4 pupil. I have worked in education for almost twenty years across a variety of roles and sectors. I currently teach adults Functional English and am the English Lead, which helps to support my role as the Literacy Specialist within my Parent Governor position. I am committed to supporting the school in upholding its excellent personal and academic values, and I am proud to remain a part of the school community.