Meet the Governors
We are currently looking for a Clerk to Governors. Please contact the office if you, or someone you know, is interested!
Co - Opted Governor - Term of Office 01/12/22 to 01/12/26
I joined the Governing Board at St George’s in December 2018. I live locally to the school and my daughter and son currently attend. My husband is also connected with the school as he is an active member of the PTA. He is also a committee member of the local feeder pre-school. As a job, I am a teaching assistant at The Pingle Academy. Previously I have worked within SEND in primary schools and in a children’s centre. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, especially out in the fresh air.
Staff Governor - Term of Office 21/03/23 to 21/03/25
I began teaching at St. George’s in 2016 and joined the governing body as staff governor in March 2019. I live locally with my husband and daughter. I became a governor because I enjoy working at St. George’s and am looking forward to developing the links between the governors and staff. I have worked in several local schools over the last 18 years but still look forward to Monday mornings! Out of school hours, my interests include reading, baking and spending time with my family and friends.
Stephen Haigh - Chair
LA Governor - Term of Office 04/07/19 to 04/07/23
Hi, I’m Steve, I am a Local Authority Governor who has been working in the I. T. industry for over 40 years, twenty of these years teaching IT at both College and University level, including a number of years teaching apprentices in a commercial environment. Having lived in Swadlincote for more than 20 years, I am now “mostly retired” looking to share my experience with the community and decided education was the best place to achieve this. In my free time I am involved with recreational flying and amateur radio, and enjoy other voluntary positions.
Staff Governor - Term of Office 19/01/23 to 19/01/25
I joined the Governing Board at St George's in January 2020. I've been part of the team here for a number of year, both as a MDS and a SEND Teaching Assistant. I'm passionate about ensuring all children find a way of learning to maximise their potential. Both of my own children attended St George's. (In fact, so did my husband many years ago!) I live locally with my husband and two sons. In my free time I enjoy reading, retail therapy (!), spending quality time with family and socialising with friends.
Parent Governor - Term of Office 22/03/21 to 22/03/25
I am a parent governor and have worked in education for over 16 years. My daughter attends the school and comes home happy every day. I have lived in Church Gresley for the last 7 years and would love to give back to this fantastic local community. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors with my children and various sports.
James Gwilliam - Vice-Chair
Co - Opted Governor - Term of Office 18/11/21 to 18/11/25
Parent Governor - Term of Office 04/05/23 to 04/05/2027
Hi, I’m Lucy and I became a Parent Governor in May 2023. My eldest son left St George’s to move to Secondary School last year and my youngest son still attends the school. Both of my children have had such a wonderful experience at St George’s and I’m really excited to be able to give something back to the school.
I currently work as a HR Manager for a Multi Academy Trust, looking after 9 Primary Schools in the Derby area, so I bring a wealth of experience, both from a HR perspective and an education sector perspective, to the role. In my spare time I do children’s face painting, knitting and I love to read and play board games with my family!
Co-Opted Governor - Term of Office 04/05/23 to 04/05/2027