Mrs J CoxParent Governor and Chair
Mrs J Cox
Parent Governor and Chair
I chose to be a governor some years ago as I wanted to help to ensure that all the children, including my own children, who attend St. Luke's, are safe and happy and have the best education that can be provided in a faith based environment. I felt that I could share my skills with the school to help it to become an outstanding school.
I am the current Chair of the governing body and I hope that I guide all the governors to enable them to fulfil their role in providing advice and support to the leadership team at St. Luke's and holding the leadership team to account.
I am a Solicitor but work in a management role in the social housing sector and manage corporate service functions in housing associations. I am married and have 3 boys so little time for my own interests other than providing Mums taxi service!
Mr P WrightHeadteacher
Rev A BettsFoundation Governor, Vicar
Rev A Betts
Foundation Governor, Vicar
I am the Vicar of Endon and as a necessary part of that appointment, I serve as Foundation Governor. I am a former Teacher of Science and Biology in an 11-18 Comprehensive School.
I aim to contribute to the schools spiritual development and distinctive Christian ethos.
This includes contributing in the following areas;
-Conducting worship that is overtly Christian and sits with an Anglican ethos.
-Offering support to teaching of RE by enhancing the curriculum with occasional special lessons.
-I facilitate church/school links with church visits and some special services in the church.
-I encourage church members to offer their time in listening to children read.
A wider purpose is to offer a listening ear to all staff should they wish to speak confidentially over any personal issues.
Mrs S GibbonsFoundation Governor
Mrs S Gibbons
I am one of two Foundation Governors appointed by the Diocese of Lichfield to ensure that strong links are made and strengthened between the school and the parish church and that the school maintains its particular Christian ethos. I am also a primary school teacher of many years standing and am currently SENCO at a large city primary school. I feel that my experience as a teacher and as a teacher governor can be used to a beneficial effect as a Foundation Governor at St Luke's.
As part of the Teaching and Learning Committee, I have a particular link with the Literacy and Numeracy leaders and make regular visits to school to make sure that I am up to date with new developments, am clear about the messages that analysis of school results data brings and am able to observe teaching and learning in action. I have two adult sons, one of whom lives in Singapore with his family while the other lives locally and is involved with drugs education for the charity Resolv. I enjoy being part of a Book Club, researching my family history and exploring our lovely countryside with my husband.
Mr J O'RoukeFoundation Governor
Mr J O'Rouke
I became a Governor because I wanted to help both the school and the church. My ways of contributing are wide ranging, and I help in any way possible. I enjoy writing books, therefore reading and writing articles are my main interests.
Mrs A BirchStaff Governor
Mrs A Birch
I am and have been a resident of Endon since 2002. Both my children had an excellent and successful start to their school life through attending St. Luke's. They happily attended school, felt part of the St. Luke's family and developed into confident individuals who took part in all areas of school life. At the time, St. Luke's welcomed me as a parent/student volunteer and later I became an employee working as an SEN TA in the school office. The school gave me the encouragement and support to pursue my ambition to become a teacher. Having qualified and gained the experience of working as a teacher in a main stream infant school and an EYFS special school I was delighted to be offered the Reception Class teaching post and returned home to St. Luke's!
I became a staff governor to support the school and ensure its ethos and Christian values are maintained. I have held various roles in school; parental, administrational and educational and, along with the governing body, I am sure my experiences will be invaluable in helping the school move forward and ensuring that its provision gives the opportunity for every child to reach their full potential.
Mrs A HoldcroftCo-opted Governor
Mrs A Holdcroft
I have been a governor for over 12 years. I started as a non-teaching staff governor, when I was a dinnertime supervisor, and then became a community governor (now partnership governor) when I left that role.
I became a governor because I have always been interested in the school, its links with the community and the welfare of its children.
I became the link governor for SEND because after working as a one to one support in school, I felt very strongly that children needing more support should be recognised and helped in school and not let down by the system. This applies to more able children as well as those needing help to keep up or with emotional and physical needs.
Mrs J DeavallCo-opted Governor
Mrs J Deavall
I have been a teacher at St Luke's for 18 years and have experience of teaching all year groups in KS1 and KS2. I enjoy working alongside the governing body to ensure that together we provide the very best education possible for the children of St. Luke's.
At present, I am SENCO and PE Co-ordinator. As part of my professional development within my role as SENCO, I gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies. Also, I have experience of managing IT and Science across the school.
The reason I wanted to be a co-opted governor was because I wanted to take an active role in the teaching and learning at St Luke's, as well as being actively involved in school decision. I welcome the opportunity to contribute and participate in the partnership between teachers, children, parents and the wider community.
Mr K LeaCo-opted Governor
Mrs J BarnettParent Governor
Mrs J GoldstrawParent Governor
Mr D HandforthParent Governor
Mrs J WoodwardAssociate Governor
Mr A NashParent Governor