Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

Living together - Learning together

Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
Tel. 01472 318003
E. office@stanfordschool.co.uk
Contact. Miss King (Business Manager)

Our School Governors

Our full Governing body is made up of 3 parents, 2 staff, 1 Local Authority, 3 Co-opted, 3 Foundation and Associates.

Mrs J Childs

Chair of Governors, Chair of Personnel, Chair of Standards
Parent Governor

Roles:

SMSC and RE, Forum Representative, Safeguarding, RE and SMSC Visit

Committees:

Personnel, Standards, Policy, Academy Status Working Party

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 02/11/2017
End of Term 02/11/2021

Mrs H Smith

Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Premises, Parent Governor

Roles:

Governor Reviewer, PE and Geography

Committees:

Finance, Policy, Premises, Academy Status Working Party

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 08/10/2016
End of Term 08/10/2020

Mrs Leona Hackfath

Headteacher, Staff Governor

Roles:

Looked after children, Faith and Community

Committees:

Personnel, Finance, Standards, Premises, Policy and Academy Status Working Party

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs S Reffell

Governors' Newsletter

Mrs Nicky Ashton

Chair of Finance, Co-opted Governor

Roles:

Link Governor; Governor Reviewer, link governor for History and Safeguarding

Committees:

Personnel, Finance, Policy

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Office Ends 5/11/18

Start of Term 06/11/2014
End of Term 06/11/2018

Mrs Val Brumfield

Foundation Governor

Roles:

Forum Representative;Science and Foundation Stage, Outdoor Learning, Governor Reviewer

Committees:

Personnel, Standards, Premises, Academy Status Working Party

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 07/06/2014
End of Term 07/06/2018

Mr David Hasthorpe

Foundation Governor

Roles:

Link Governor English, English, SMSC and RE

Committees:

Finance, Premises

Pecuniary interests

None Declared

Start of Term 13/04/2016
End of Term 13/04/2020

Mrs Jeanette Spittlehouse

Co-opted Governor

Roles:

Maths and Enterprise

Committees:

Finance, Standards, Premises

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 05/03/2015
End of Term 05/03/2019

Mrs Jillian Tatler

Local Authority Governor

Roles:

English

Committees:

Standards

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 19/07/2017
End of Term 19/07/2021

Mrs Susan Wink

Foundation (Stanford Trust) Representative

Roles:

DSEN, English, Music, Art and DT, Outdoor Learning

Committees:

Personnel, Standards, Policy

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 05/05/2014
End of Term 05/05/2018

Tracey Whiting

Staff Representative

Committees:

Standards

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Mrs E Wright

Parent Governor

Roles:

 

Committees:

Finance, Policy

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 21/09/2016
End of Term 21/09/2020


Julie Childs

I live in Laceby with my husband and 2 sons, one of whom is still at Stanford, and have worked as a primary school teacher for over 20 years.
I have been involved in supporting the school as a governor for several years, and recently as chair. I am fully committed to supporting the school by working with the head teacher to improve standards, helping set a clear vision and strategic direction for the school and being a ‘critical friend’.
I am passionate about our school and believe it is a very special place for our children to grow up and gain the best possible start. The school works extremely hard in order to give our children the highest quality of teaching based in a supportive and encouraging environment, whilst having close links with the community and with the Stanford Trust.

Val Brumfield

Hello.
I am Val Brumfield, married, with one son. I have been a Governor at Stanford Junior and Infant School for twelve years, six of them as Chair of Governors. I was born in Laceby as was my father and grandfather and I attended Stanford School along with my two brothers.  I am a qualified (Honours Degree in Education) Primary School teacher and taught at Stanford School during my early career. I have over 25 years experience in senior management within schools, most in the position of Headteacher of a large Primary School. I have undertaken very varied training to update my skills necessary to the role of Governor. Being involved and working with children is a big pleasure.

Jeanette Spittlehouse

I have lived in Laceby for 67 years attending Laceby Stanford School as a child. Married to John and have one daughter who also attended Laceby Stanford School.
I love gardening; walking and reading but especially enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, Lucas and Daisy who are eleven and eight.
My working career up to retirement spent entirely in finance, working for the Post Office and HSBC bank.

Sue Wink

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Stanford Trust at Laceby School. The subjects I support are Music and Art, IT, SEN, and Out Door learning. I am also linked to Sunflower Class and enjoy working with them each week on various projects and accompanying them on School trips.
In my working life I was a Development Officer for Children’s and School libraries in North East Lincolnshire.
Since I retired, I together with other volunteers have reopened Laceby Library as a Community library. The library is going from strength to strength and has close links with Laceby School. Together we run Reading initiatives which are very well supported.
In my spare time I love gardening, looking after my daughters Cockapoo and supporting my son at track days and rallies.

Nicola Ashton

I have been a governor at Stanford Junior and Infant School since 2011, first as a parent governor, and more recently as a co-opted governor. I am an ex-pupil of the school and all three of my children have attended the School and enjoyed every second of their time there.  I have 8 years experience as a Business Manager in a local School and have a wealth of knowledge and experience around education, public sector / management, finance, HR, payroll, pensions, premises management, H&S, safeguarding and governance. I became a governor to give something back to the school and its community. 

Jill Tatler

My name is Jill Tatler and I am the Local Authority governor. I have been involved in education for many years, both as a Primary school teacher, and more recently, as a Literacy consultant specialising in phonics and reading. I am the governor linked to Poppy class and my governor subject areas are Literacy and DT. In my spare time I like to travel, spend time in my garden and restore small items of furniture. I look forward to spending time in Poppy class getting to know the children.

David Hasthorpe

On moving to Laceby at the age of six, I attended the then Laceby Stanford Charity School at the bottom of Cooper Lane. The “New school” was built just before I left to go on to Caistor Grammar School, having passed the then “11-plus” exam. On leaving Caistor in 1971, I became involved in a career in sales. 47 years later, I am a sales consultant with a local motor dealer in Railway Street, Grimsby. A claim to fame is that I sold the Chair of Governors her car!! Around 25 years ago, I saw an article in Healing village News, asking for residents to join the Parish Council. I did and quickly learnt a great deal about local government. I soon realised that I wanted to further develop this interest by joining the local Council. In 2014 and again in 2018, I was fortunate to be elected to serve the people of the Wolds Ward of North East Lincolnshire Council as their Ward Councillor. With the role of Councillor comes the position of Trustee of The Stanford Trust, who subsequently asked me to serve as a Foundation Governor at Stanford School. This is as a part of a great team of Governors, supporting the most excellent Head, Leona Hackfath, together with staff and pupils at Stanford School. It is all the more gratifying as a former pupil of the school and I look forward to continuing my role to the best of my abilities.

Helen Smith

I am a Parent Governor and currently Vice Chair which involves me working very closely with the Chair, Headteacher, the other governors and members of staff. I like to visit the school as often as I can and help out by listening to the children reading. I work part time in an office role where I am responsible for the running of the office. I am married with two sons aged 15 and 11. My eldest son is currently at Healing Secondary School and my youngest is in his final year at Stanford School. I have two black Labradors and a Siamese cat. In my spare time I enjoy training and competing with my dogs, going for walks with my family and going away on holiday in our touring caravan.

Liz Wright

Hi, my name is Liz Wright, I'm a Parent Governor at Stanford Infant & Junior School. I find this role both challenging and very rewarding.
I am married with 2 children, 1 of whom attends this school.
My interests include reading, walking my dogs and family days out.


Infant Singing Festival

On Wednesday we travelled to the Auditorium and took part in the Infant Singing Festival.

We have been working hard to learn the songs and we had the chance to perform with other schools from our local area.

We performed confidently and we brought some of that confidence and skills back to school.

We enjoyed our day tremendously. We were supported by school governors Mrs Wink and Mrs Tatler.

Mrs Wink commented “Poppy class were outstanding, listening attentively, singing their hearts out and enjoying every minute of the experience of performing on a stage to a live audience.”

World Book Day Governor Visit

At Stanford our governors take an active interest in everything that we do. Our English Governor is Jill Tatler. Mrs Tatler came into school nice and early and even shared the morning door duty with Miss Whiting. She chatted to parents and the children as they entered school for their exciting World Book Day.

We invited Mrs Tatler to join in with the fun and we gave her the very tricky job of judging the books bags to find the most creative designs in each class. She said that it was a really tricky job as every single one was an absolute winner!