Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Governor Introductions




Alison Adair


My name is Alison Adair, and I have recently joined the governing body, currently acting in the role as Chair of Governors. I am delighted to be able to serve our school community and to support the school leadership team as effectively as I can as we journey together towards ‘good’. It is so thrilling and a genuine privilege to be part of a school where the team are so committed to improving opportunities for every pupil every day.


Originally from the Chesterfield area, my family and I moved to live in Bolsover in 2014. Sean, my husband, is the local Methodist Minister based at Hilltop Methodist Church. We have two grown up daughters, Lauren and Beth.


I bring my own expertise and skills in education to the role as Chair of Governors, as I currently work as an Executive Headteacher and National Leader of Education in the Diocese Sheffield Academies Trust. Within that role, I have managed schools who have found themselves in a similar situation to our own, in an Ofsted category or with outcomes well below national, leading them to rapid and sustained improvement. Hopefully some of these skills and experiences will prove useful as I serve the school community in my role as a governor.


I look forward to serving alongside you all!

Claire Bailey


Rachael Brennan


Carolyn Currie


David Fish

I have been living in Bolsover now for 20 years.


In that time, I have undertaken many volunteering roles. The first, early on in my time in Bolsover was Town Crier. Shortly afterwards, I became a volunteer and guide at Bolsover Castle. I am now recognised by my peers as an authority on our local castle.

I have been heavily involved in Rhubarb Farm at Langwith, a social enterprise which helps people into work and helps people with diverse needs.

I do mock interviews in secondary schools for Years 10 to 12 . Because of my long involvement with the community and voluntary sector, I am now part of a steering group providing for future support of the sector in Bolsover.

Whilst not a churchgoer, I have the reputation of encouraging visitors to Bolsover to visit and support the Parish Church.

I have been Local Authority governor at Bolsover Junior since 2007. I am a member of the Civic Society and was for many years a member of the local Rotary club with whom I remain in touch. I have been a governor of another school and have had contacts with all local primary schools.

Blessed with a sense of humour, I take part in networking and usually know somebody who can do whatever is required.

I also have boundless enthusiasm for all my volunteering.

Finally, I speak and write fluent Spanish and have in the past supported the Junior School in this.

Rachel Goulthorpe


Pamela Hall


Christine Holmes-Elenor


Claire Millington


Jean Saddington

I'm Jean Saddington. I've been a Foundation Governor for around 16 years, i.e. a Governor appointed and approved by the Parish Church.

 As Governors we are there to ensure that the children are our priority and to do our best to make sure they are nurtured and encouraged to attain the best education possible. We undertake Learning Walks to monitor teaching and learning.

My three Grandsons all attended Bolsover C of E School. One eventually went to Manchester University and obtained a 2.1(Hons) Degree in Finance and another is at Nottingham University studying Music, which proves what it is possible to achieve with a good basic education.

 Over the years I have helped children in school with reading and comprehension issues. I am on the Resources Committee (which deals with the School Budget amongst other things), and a Member of the School's Church Committee. I send a regular Report to the Parochial Church Council to keep them informed of activities in school. I also attend training courses during each school year.

Sarah Tew


Simon Travell