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
Parent Governor

Roles:

Pupil Premium, LACE, SMSC, PSHE, RE

Committees:

Personnel, Standards, Policy

Pecuniary interests

None declared

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

Mrs Susan Wink

Vice Chair of Governors
Foundation (Stanford Trust) Representative

Roles:

DSEN, Music, Art

Committees:

Personnel, Policy

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 05/05/2018
End of Term 04/05/2022

Mrs Leona Hackfath

Headteacher, Staff Governor

Roles:

 

Committees:

Personnel, Finance, Standards, policy, Premises

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs S Reffell

Governors' Newsletter

Mr Scott Smith

Co-opted Governor

Roles:

Sports Premium, PE

Committees:

Finance, Premises

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 14/11/2018
End of Term 13/11/2022

Mrs Val Brumfield

Foundation Governor

Roles:

Foundation Stage, Science

Committees:

Personnel, Finance, Standards

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 07/06/2018
End of Term 06/06/2022

Mrs Jenny Griffiths

Co-opted Governor

Roles:

History, Geography

Committees:

Finanace, Premises

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 14/11/2018
End of Term 13/11/2022

Mrs H Smith

Chair of Finance

Roles:

MFL, Maths and Enterprise

Committees:

Finance, Policy, Premises

Pecuniary interests

None declared

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

Mr Joe Middleton

Staff Representative

Committees:

 

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Mrs E Wright

Parent Governor

Roles:

CP, Safeguarding and Attendance, PSHE

Committees:

Finance, Policy, Standards

Pecuniary interests

None declared

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

Mr Nigel Morrison

Foundation Governor

Roles:

Computing, DT

Committees:

Personnel, Premises

Pecuniary interests

None declared

Start of Term 17/07/2019
End of Term 16/07/2023


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.

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.

Scott Smith

My name is Scott Smith and I have been a Co-opted Governor at Stanford School since November 2018. Since starting this role I have gained valuable insight into the life at Stanford School and truly believe that it is a unique place for pupils to grow and achieve in every way possible. I am married to my wife Clair and we enjoy walking our dog Archie in our spare time.
I work within the coal industry as a site manager where I hope to bring my high health and safety and financial abilities to assist the school where possible.
I am a member of The Grimsby Tri Club where I enjoy taking part in open water swimming, long distance biking and half marathon and full marathon training. My achievements include swimming from Barton to Hull in aid of The Humber Rescue charity, 70.3 Outlaw race at Nottingham and most recently becoming an ‘Iron Man’, completing the 140.6 Ironman distance race.
I look forward to continuing our work with staff, Governors and the community to continue the schools development and vision. 

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.

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.

Nigel Morrison

Nigel Morrison

Hello, I am Nigel Morrison.  I have returned to be a Governor at Laceby Stanford after a break of a few years.  I was a Governor for about fourteen years and was Vice-Chair for several years.  I have been a Trustee of the Stanford Trust for nearly twenty years being  Vice-Chair for the last five years. 
I have recently taken early retirement from teaching after working in several local schools for the last twenty-three years.  I am still working in schools as a supply teacher.
Both of my children attended Stanford School, before going on to Healing.  They are now at Franklin College.
My wife Emma and I are both members of Caistor Running Club and we can often be seen pounding the highways and byways of Laceby training for another race.  I have completed several marathons, half marathons and 10K races.
I am looking forward to working with the staff and governors to continue the school’s development.


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!