Meet Our Governors
The Governing Body consists of:
- The headteacher
- One elected staff governor
- One appointed local authority governor
- One elected parent governors
- One elected associate governor
- Four co-opted governors
Chair of Governors: Nicola Jackson, appointed November 2018.
A word from our Chair:
. "I've been a Governor for 3 years and a chair for 2. I have experience in Higher Education marketing and recruitment, the day nursery industry and have also worked in Prisoner Rehabilitation and Reform, locally managing an ESF funded pilot project. I am experienced in SEND issues. I have 3 children and enjoy theatre, live music, reading and cookery. I love to learn new skills and have recently learnt to ski, play tennis and am learning to play the piano."
Vice Chair: Sue Kenny: Co-opted governor since September 2019, voted as vice chair in February 2020.
Sue is has been a Head teacher of several Primary Schools in Sefton and Lancashire.
Em Sephton: Associate governor since 2015 to present day
Caroline Whiteside: Staff governor from 2018 to present day
Gemma Hampson: Co-opted governor from July 2019- present day.
My name is Gemma Hampson and I have worked at Munchkins Childcare for 13 wonderful years. I started as a HLTA in Moorgate Nursery School. I then completed my BA Hons Degree in Early Years Education and achieved my Early Years Professional Status. I am a qualified Forest School teacher and I love taking children out to the forest to experience the wonderful outdoors, climbing trees and singing around the camp fire. In April 2015 I was privileged to take on the role as Munchkins Manager. In April 2017 we opened our Munchkins Baby room. I am proud to now be a governor at Pinfold Primary School.
Outside of work I love walking in the countryside with my dog and keep fit by running.
Claire Tjaveondja: Head teacher from September 2018 to present day
Louise Jaeger-Wright: Co-opted governor January 2020
I have worked in Higher Education for 13 years in a range of roles including medical education, research administration, and as a manager of a large cross-institutional research centre. I am currently employed at the University of Liverpool supporting strategic projects and research development. I have expertise in developing and writing funding applications, allocation of resources, budget management, strategic planning, and setting up new initiatives and programmes. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, music, netball, playing the drums and drumming as a member of a Samba Reggae band.
Annie-Parry: Elected parent governor January 2020
I have worked within the child care sector since 2016 and have experience in administration and photography. I have two children and enjoy being creative, live shows and dancing. I enjoy facing new challenges and learning new skills, I am currently learning British Sign Language.
The Full Governing Body meets three times each year. Much of the work of the Governing Body is done by individual governors coming in to school to observe and create reports to bring back to committees which meet every term. We have the following committees.
- Standards and Effectiveness (SEC)– Monitors all aspects of the school’s work around pupil attainment and progress, teaching and learning, standards including the School Improvement Planning (SIP)(Chair: Sue Kenny);
- Resources – Monitors the income and expenditure throughout the year of all delegated and devolved funds against the annual budget plan, looks at staffing, resources and Health ansd Safety issues (Chair: Gemma Hampson).