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Co-opted governors:
Sally West (Chair of Local Governing Body)

I have lived in Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire for 50 years having moved from London.
I worked for John Players in their research laboratories as a microbiologist until 1980.
My husband and I have a small upholstery company which we started 50 years ago. I am a director of the company and still have an active role in the day to day running of the business.
I have been an active member of the schools Parents & Friends Association since the early 1980s. The funds raised are used to help part fund trips or activities for the children to enrich their experiences.
I was a parent governor at Ironville & Codnor Park School until my daughter left in 1991.
I returned as a governor at the school in 2000 and have been chair of governors for many years. I am committed to trying to help every child achieve his or her full potential by holding the school to account and acting as a critical friend.
Area of responsibility: Leadership, outcomes for pupils, anti-bullying, looked after children and children missing in education
Appointed on: 01/03/2022
Term of office ends: 28/02/2026
Employment: Retired business director 


Debbie Maddocks (Vice Chair of Local Governing Body)
I have been a resident of Ironville and Codnor Park for 25 years and married in the local church, our son, daughter and now grandson have all attended school.
I was appointed as a governor over five years ago and I am enthusiastic about education and its importance in all of our lives. I am happy to help as much as I can and have enjoyed every minute of supporting the many and varied responsibilities I undertake as a governor.
Area of responsibility: Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS), outcomes for pupils
Appointed on: 01/03/2022
Term of office ends: 28/02/2026
Employment: Retired


Andy Cadman
I am a retired teacher keen to use my experience in education to offer support to my local primary school, wherever it is possible.  During my career, I have gained experience from senior management, practical, and administrative standpoints in a broad range of secondary schools. Responsibilities have encompassed a wide range of activities including teaching and developing diverse courses throughout schools, e.g. Rural Studies, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Environmental Education; Pastoral Work; organising clubs/societies; Enterprise Schemes; inter-departmental liaison; Mentor Scheme; whole school internal examinations; Key Stage three tests; Assessment, Recording and Reporting; Staff Handbook; Student Personal Organiser; Site Management; Primary School Liaison; Personnel; Finance; Curriculum; Performance Management; Graduate Training Programme; Lecturing to teachers at locations nationwide; organising various functions (Regional Conferences, symposia, lectures and workshops). I have also been involved with examining bodies in writing science and environmental related courses and have also been a chief examiner in GCSE Agriculture & Horticulture. All of which I hope provides me with the basis to be a critical friend of the school to ensure every pupil has the opportunity they deserve.
Area of responsibility: Quality of teaching and learning
Appointed on: 12/10/2018
Term of office ends: 11/10/2022
Employment: Retired


Gemma Constantinou 
Area of responsibility: Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Appointed on: 23/11/2020
Term of office ends: 22/11/2024
Employment: Chartered surveyor


Joan Orme
Area of responsibility: Personal development and welfare of pupils
Appointed on: 23/11/2020
Term of office ends: 22/11/2024
Employment: Behaviour specialist 


Sally Whitehouse
I wish to help make improvements in the quality of education for the children of Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School. I hope to use my previous skills and knowledge in safeguarding children to support the children and staff working in this school.
Area of responsibility: Leadership (safeguarding), personal development and welfare of pupils, anti-bullying, looked after children and children missing in education 
Appointed on: 01/11/2019
Term of office ends: 31/10/2023
Employment: Retired 
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Staff governors:
Jane Grundy 
I have been at Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School since I qualified as a teacher and I have worked as a partner headteacher and was appointed full-time headteacher in January 2017. I still feel that it is important for me to teach and understand the growing pressures upon my staff and pupils.
Our core values as a whole school are to provide the children with a first-class education and enable them to care about themselves, each other and the world in which they live. We celebrate that all children are unique and allow and encourage them to believe, achieve and ultimately to succeed. 
I am extremely proud to be part of this school with a dedicated staff team, a supportive and challenging local governing board and wonderful children.
Area of responsibility: Leadership and management
Appointed on: 01/03/2018
Term of office ends: n/a
Employment: Headteacher


Alison Smedley
I was born and raised on the Nottinghamshire - Derbyshire border and completed my BA Hons degree in Early Childhood studies at The University of Derby. I then completed my teaching qualifications through the Nottingham City SCITT. In 2003 I began teaching at Whitemoor Academy before being seconded over to Ironville and Codnor Park Primary school as Deputy Headteacher in March 2017. I am currently Acting Headteacher and am responsible for Pupil Premium.
I am proud to be part of the school’s development, the successes we have made to support our pupils (past and present) and the continued clear plans we are working so hard towards. I strive to ensure that I lead by example, which underpins every role I undertake within school so that every child reaches their full potential.
Being on the Governing Body allows me to have a well-rounded understanding and further drive the strategic direction of the school, whilst ensuring this is fully embedded into the staff roles through our aims and policies.
Area of responsibility: Leadership and management, Pupil Premium and mathematics
Appointed on: 03/06/2019
Term of office ends: n/a
Employment: Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher (Friday’s)


Ella Tuxford-Flory 
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Appointed on: 21/09/2021
Term of office ends: 20/09/2025
Employment: Teacher


Lisa Bowler

Since qualifying as a teacher in 1994, I have supported SEND children in secondary education in Nottinghamshire, taught for seven years in Wolverhampton and began teaching at Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School in 2002.
In 2003, I was seconded by Staffordshire University to write course materials for a Foundation Degree for Teaching Assistants and I have been a strong advocate for developing the skills and responsibilities of all members of staff. I gained my NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) in 2004 and stepped up to headteacher partner in 2009-2010.
I am currently assistant headteacher with Assessment and English responsibilities and am on the local governing body. I am proud to be part of such a committed staff at Ironville and believe that a broad curriculum with enrichment activities will enthuse and enable all children to find their talents and achieve.
Area of responsibility: Assessment and English

Appointed on: Start of each academic year 

Term of office ends: At the end of each academic year 

Employment: Assistant Headteacher


Retired governor:

Dot Perkins
Appointed on: 06/06/2019
Term of office ended: 09/10/2020
Employment: Retired Assistant Headteacher