Get to Know Your Governors

Learn more about our Governing Body:

Lynne Gerver: Head Teacher

Lynne has been the Headteacher at Mickleover Primary School since January 2007. As Headteacher she sits on all committees.

Lynne’s teaching background includes working at two schools in Chaddesden and was Deputy Head at Melbourne Junior School. Throughout her time in education she has led most curriculum areas.

 

 

Rachel Hilton

Rachel began her current term as a staff governor 6 years ago. She has taught at the school since 1998 and presently teaches in Year 6. She is one of the school’s co-ordinators for Literacy and has an additional responsibility for British Values. This includes working with the School Council to develop the pupils’ voice at MPS.

She sits on the Personnel and Curriculum Committee.

 

 

Nicola Taylor

Nicola joined the governing body in and sits on the Personnel and Curriculum Committee.

Nicola is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant having started at MPS in 1998 as a cleaner, on a temporary basis! She became a teaching assistant in 2001 and then later did her training to gain her HLTA qualification which enables her to cover class teachers whilst they take their PPA time. She currently teaches in years 4, 5 and 6.

 

 

Shelley Davidson

Shelley joined the governing body in 2015 and sits on both the Finance & General Purposes + Personnel & Curriculum Committees. Shelley is the link governor for ‘Pupil Premium’ as well as undertaking the Head Teachers annual performance review.

Shelley is a Solicitor, with a strong interest in primary education and has many transferrable skills. She doesn’t have any children linked to the school which allows her to be impartial bringing a different perspective to the governing body, helping them to make key strategic decisions.

 

 

Rachel Brailsford: Chair of Personnel & Curriculum Committee

Rachel joined the governing body in May 2016 and is part of a new cohort of school governors at MPS. She sits on the Personnel & Curriculum Committee and the link governor for ‘Safeguarding’. Rachel also sits on the governing body at the school where she works.

Rachel has a teaching background and currently works at Woodlands School, teaching Drama as well as being Head of Rowan House. As a pastoral leader her role requires her to deal with various: Safeguarding, SEN, Attendance and Attainment issues.

 

 

Ciaran Dodd: Vice Chair

Ciaran joined the governing body in May 2016 and is part of a new cohort of school governors at MPS. She sits on the Personnel & Curriculum Committee as well as being joint link governor for the ‘School Council’ and link for ‘Literacy’. Ciaran plays a very active part in the school as both a parent helper and a member of the Parents Forum.

Ciaran runs her training company in Communication and Writing Skills which has a natural leaning towards teaching and learning.

 Ciaran DOdd

 

Fiona Whitby

Fiona joined the governing body in May 2016 and is part of a new cohort of school governors at MPS. She sits on the Finance & General Purposes Committee as well as being link governor for ‘Special Educational Needs’

Fiona is a qualified Engineer and has held various Manufacturing, Engineering and Management roles with Rolls Royce. She is also a STEM Ambassador (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) and works with local schools supporting Apprentices undertaking work based placements.

 Fiona Whitby

 

Julia Roberts: Chair of Governors

Julia joined the governing body in September 2016 and is the final part of the new cohort at MPS. She sits on the Finance & General Purposes Committee and is link governor for ‘School Finance’.

Julia’s career background is in Accountancy working in both the retail and contract cleaning sectors. She is currently responsible for the finance and administration of the family business while studying for a LLB Law Degree at Derby University.

 Julia Roberts

 

Peter Barker: Chair of the Finance & General Purposes Committee

Peter joined the governing body in 2010. He has been Chair of the Finance & General Purposes Committee for the last 2 years. He is the governor link for school Health and Safety responsibilities.

Peter has been in the construction industry for nearly 30 years. His present role, Design Manager, is for a main contractor. He has been involved with numerous types of project from hospitals, fire stations to distribution centres.

 Peter Barker