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Who's Who?

Our Governors - Pen Portraits

Francesca Jardine

I graduated in 2010 from the University of Northampton with a BA(Hons) in Primary Education. I started at Croyland Primary School as a Newly Qualified Teacher, working in Year 2, and have taught here ever since. I have had various roles across the school during this time, but currently I am a Year 3 class teacher, part of the English leadership team, where my main role is reading lead and I am the Designated Teacher for children with medical needs.

I was appointed as staff governor in June 2018. I sit on Pupil Achievement and Welfare Committee, as well as being the link governor for our teaching staff and children. Becoming a member of the governing body has added a new dimension to my roles within school and created further opportunities for me to make a difference. I enjoy the challenge that comes with every aspect of school life and am passionate about high quality education so that every child can reach their full potential.

James Trower

I have a child at the school and as I have strong office skills in my day to day life as a building surveyor/office manager, I felt that my inclusion on to the PGA would help make a difference and get back the 'outstanding' OFSTED report that is rightfully ours. My role within the PGA is job related, I am in the premises committee so enables me to advise on school property matters and I also help out in the finance committee.

Valerie Anslow

I am delighted to become a governor at Croyland Primary School, where I spent my primary school years many years ago. After teaching for 38 years in Northamptonshire, I have the experience and expertise to offer the governing body. I will support the Headteacher and her staff in their desire to make a happy, safe and inspiring school where every child is valued. I am a Local Preacher in the Methodist Church, a Councillor representing Swanspool Ward on the Borough Council of Wellingborough, and a trustee of The Daylight Centre.

Steve Bennett

I have recently become a governor at CPS, I have worked in various roles in the past with both children and adults within the County Council and prior to this I was a self employed builder. I currently have 2 grandchildren attending here and this was how I got to know the school.  When I visited to attend school plays and Red Carpet days previously, I felt all the children showed respect for visitors, staff and other pupils. This is something I’d rarely seen before when visiting schools throughout the county in my previous job. I am hoping both my knowledge of employment legislation and areas of building and Health & Safety knowledge will benefit the school in the future. As I now work part time I’m also hoping to be able to give some of my available time to any projects needing support.