Meet our school governors!
If you would like to get in contact with any of our governors, please contact school at 01246 822324 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Rachel and I was elected as a Parent Governor in October 2019. I currently have a child in Year 3 and my eldest child also attended Bolsover C of E Junior School. I acknowledge that there have been some vast changes to the school leadership and governance over the last 3 years and in the short time that I have been a Parent Governor I’ve learnt a lot about the dedication and vision of our school team - who work hard to ensure the best outcomes for our children. I am keen to support the continuum of our school vision, aims and improvement; by representing parent/carer voices and championing the things that matter to you and your family the most. This includes promoting inclusivity and equal opportunities, to enable every child to achieve their best during their time with us.
I currently work for the NHS, so I am particularly interested in the wellbeing of staff and our children. I am the curriculum link for science, PSHE and modern foreign languages and also sit on the Resources Sub-committee. I am passionate about Bolsover and our community and will actively encourage involvement in local events. Having been part of the school P.T.A prior to my appointment as Parent Governor, I also help at fundraising events to support the school. I believe that every child deserves the best education and opportunities. I am enjoying my role as Parent Governor and I am happy to listen to your views and feedback on how best we can support you and your child.
My name is Pamela Hall. My roll is Foundation Governor, representing the Parish church. I have been a school governor for 32 years. My main focus is Every child matters. Giving support to staff and students to progress and flourish.
I was a part of the governing body that secured the building of the new school. I have seen many changes over the years and hope to continue to be involved with the school in the future.
My name is Christine Holmes-Elener. I was invited by Derby Diocese in October 2018, to become a governor at Bolsover Church of England Junior School, and having a passion for the education of children and young people I was delighted to accept. I am a retired headteacher, having worked in primary, junior and infant schools throughout Derbyshire. I also have experience chairing a cluster of primary and secondary schools who worked together in order to ensure the best outcomes for their pupils. I feel privileged to have been invited to join the Governing Body Team who are dedicated to supporting the staff as we all work together, along side parents and families, to ensure the highest quality teaching and learning for every pupil at Bolsover Church of England Junior School.
I am one of the two Vice Chairs on the Governing Body as well as being a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and Chair of the Church and Community Committee which includes preparations towards the Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, (SIAMS). Being an ex teacher of Special Educational Needs I have been asked to take on the role as the link governor for Special Educational Needs, (SEND), and hope my skills and previous experiences as a Headteacher and a teacher of SEND will be beneficial in supporting the school in ensuring the highest all round achievements for every child.
As a Trustee and Director of Derby Diocesan Board of Education and member of their School’s Effectiveness Committee I am committed to supporting Church of England Schools and those within the Derby Academy Trust in delivering effective provision for all pupils, parents and families.
I am proud to be a governor at Bolsover Church of England Junior School. I learn a lot from Mrs Bailey and Mr Backhouse who work incredibly hard to make the school the best it can be. I am especially proud of the reading and library facilities, which the school have spent time and effort in developing. Our governing body is committed to developing well rounded, independent and resilient learners at Bolsover.
Away from Bolsover, I have two children who are 18 and 17. I like to travel to new places in the school holidays. Also, I love to read and play the piano.