Rothwell Victoria Junior School

A Happy Place to Learn

Victoria Junior School
Cornwall Crescent,
Rothwell,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 0RA

Please contact Mrs S Ramskill on:

0113 393 2926​

office@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

Click here for information on the Role of a Governor.

I have been privileged to be a governor at Rothwell Victoria for over 10 years and am the current Chair of Governors.

My role as General Manager of a hotel has equipped me with many skills required to assist the school in a variety of ways.

I was initially elected as a Parent Governor and attended all Governor meetings at the school and numerous Governor courses and Conferences to improve my effectiveness in the role. In 2008 I took up the position of Chair of Governors.

I am an active member of the Governing Body and regularly visit the school. I work closely with other Governors, Staff and the Headteacher to ensure that the strategic direction of the school enables all children to excel. I take an active interest in all aspect of the school life and this is an invaluable and rewarding experience.

My motivations for being a Governor remain the same as ever: to contribute my skills, experience and time to support schools and school leaders in doing the very best job they can for our community, and our children

Resources Committee

Pupil Support / Teaching and Learning Committee

Business interest in the school? No

Governor at another school? No

Related to any member of school staff? No

Able to vote? Yes

End of Term: TBC

Stuart Ward, Chair, Co-opted Governor 

email: stuart.ward@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

Amanda Burrow, Headteacher

email: amanda.burrow@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

I entered the teaching profession in 1992 and became Deputy Headteacher at Rothwell Victoria in 2001. I am now proud to be the Headteacher of a school which I feel so passionate about.

As a teacher and a leader, I have always believed that collaboration and cooperation are fundamental principles of how we can all learn and grow together to be the best that we can be. I want to ensure our pupils have the skills and character to enable them to make a smooth transition to the next phase of their education and to recognise that if they aim high and work hard they can succeed and can achieve their dreams.

I have served on the Governing Body at Rothwell Victoria for 16 years and have also been a Parent Governor of a large high school.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, keeping fit and eating out!

Resources Committee

Pupil Support / Teaching and Learning Committee

 

Business interest in the school? Yes. Husband has his own Joinery business.

Governor at another school? No

Related to any member of school staff? No

Able to vote? Yes

 

Gemma Palmer,

Local Authority Governor

email: gemma.palmer@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

I was appointed as an LEA governor 6 years ago and am currently serving my second term.

I approached the local authority to volunteer as a governor as I had worked for a number of years supporting schools in dealing with their budgets and felt that I had good experience to offer. 
I have worked in a number of roles within Leeds City Council providing bursar services, payment processing and budget support to schools, as well as working as a Finance Officer and Office Manager in a High School.  I have also spent time working as a Schools Procurement Partner for the Department of Education, helping schools across the country to negotiate contracts and make savings against their budgets. I now work in banking in Leeds.
My previous finance and public sector experience enable me to understand some of the day to day hurdles of running a school and to be able to provide support to the SLT.  I enjoy learning more each day about the school especially from a teaching and learning point of view as my previous roles have dealing with the back office administrative support.
I enjoy working as a member of this governing body and feel privileged to be working with such a committed body of staff.  I hope that my continued support to the school will enable it to grow and for our pupils to thrive.

Business interest in the school? No

Governor at another school? No

Related to any member of school staff? No

Able to vote? Yes

Nicola Hudson, Parent Governor, Pupil Premium, CLA

email: nicola.hudson@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

My name is Nicola Hudson and I am a Parent Governor, I have had a relationship with the school for some years and am keen to give something back in terms of my time and experience.

I am also a Foster Carer and therefore have a keen interest in how the school caters for looked after children, with two of the three children in my care currently attending the school.

In my professional career, I work full time for Calderdale College and manage a project that engages employers in training for their staff. My professional background is very much focussed on skills and training having previously been an Investors in People Advisor and an Employee Development Advisor. I hope to be able to share the knowledge and skills that I have with the school to support its continued development.

Business interest in the school? No

Governor at another school? No

Related to any member of school staff? No

Able to vote? Yes

My name is Rachel Ferraby and I am a Parent Governor. I am married to Richard and both of our children currently attend Rothwell Victoria:  Ethan in Y6 and Imogen in Y3. When time allows, I enjoy reading, art, travelling and visiting historical places. I was lucky enough to have fantastic school experiences throughout my life, and am committed to our education system and promoting opportunities for all children.

I joined the Governing board at Rothwell Victoria in December 2016, having previously served as a Governor at Haigh Road.  I am happy to transfer the skills I learnt there to support and challenge Rothwell Victoria in ensuring that all of the children have the best possible education and, therefore, the best chances in life.

I have been appointed as Governor in charge of Safeguarding, which means that I am involved in ensuring that all children are safe and happy in school and that the school has the policies, procedures and understanding in place to make this happen. I am proud to be serve on an excellent governing board with team of dedicated teachers who have played a significant role in ensuring that Rothwell Victoria continues to improve the outcomes for all pupils.

In my professional career, I am a Y5 teacher at Middleton St. Mary’s Primary School, where I have worked for more years than I care to remember! This means that I bring to my governor role an understanding of the education system and all of the trials and tribulations that this ensues! I hope to be able to share my knowledge and skills to support the school with its continued development.

Pupil Support / Teaching and Learning Committee

Business interest in the school? No

Governor at another school? No

Related to any member of school staff? No

Able to vote? Yes

 

Richard Hall, Co-opted Governor

email: richard.hall@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

I wanted to be a governor as I'm interested in helping children get the most out of school and understand the importance of technology in the environment. I have worked in technology for over 25 years and have always wanted to be involved in computing since my first computer bought at Christmas.

I am married to Sharon Hall, we have 2 girls, 1 of which is currently at Rothwell Victoria and the other at Royds.

As a governor I take an active part in the Resources and Pupil Support committees and I am proud to be part of an excellent governing body and team of excellent teachers who have played a significant role in ensuring that Rothwell Victoria keeps improving the standards of pupils.

My hobbies are computing, watching football, socialising

My favourite memory of Primary School was playing the Town Cryer in the Robin Hood production at the Civic Theatre in Rotherham.

Resources Committee

Pupil Support / Teaching and Learning Committee

Business interest in the school? No

Governor at another school? No

Related to any member of school staff? No

Able to vote? Yes

Rachel Ferraby, Parent Governor, Child Protection

 

email: rachel.ferraby@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

Beverlie Smith, Co-opted Governor, Finance and SEND 

 

email: beverlie.smith@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

I was delighted to be invited to join this Governing Body in March 2017.

My career in teaching has been an exciting journey through all age groups, primary and secondary, culminating in headship of a large primary school for fourteen years. When I retired the school had been classified as outstanding by Ofsted for three years. I was then asked to support struggling schools as a consultant head teacher for the next three years. I am now retired again and give some time to my local school on a voluntary basis.

I count myself very privileged to have had these experiences and to have worked with amazing teachers, committed support staff and dedicated governors.

Now I am keen to share my knowledge, skills and time to support Rothwell Victoria Junior School in  pursuit of excellence for all its pupils.

 

Beverlie Smith MEd

Resources Committee

Pupil Support / Teaching and Learning Committee

Business interest in the school? No

Governor at another school? No

Related to any member of school staff? No

Able to vote? Yes

 

My name is Rebecca Clark and I am Staff Governor at Rothwell Victoria.

My involvement with the school began in 2006 when my daughter, who is now 16, joined. I spent time helping out and volunteering in school and was impressed with the dedication and commitment of staff to ensure all pupils were provided with the very best opportunities. After gaining my NVQ Teaching Assistant qualification I was lucky enough to secure a position in school and the rest, as they say, is history. I have since gone on to secure HLTA status and currently work in a year 5/6 class every morning. As well as this, I am RE Co-ordinator and Data Manager. I am also a member of the Inclusion Team, supporting the SENCo and providing pastoral support to pupils and their families.

I want the children at our school to achieve the best that they possibly can and leave us well prepared for the next stage in their education with lasting, happy memories.

 

Pupil Support / Teaching and Learning Committee

Business interest in the school? No

Governor at another school? No

Related to any member of school staff? No

Able to vote? Yes

Rebecca Clark, Staff Governor

email:

rebecca.clark@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

Emma Frost, Staff Governor

email:

emma.frost@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

I have been a teacher for 18 years and been on the Governing Body of two very different schools. In my role as staff governor, I have given updates on teaching and learning in school and made links with governors and the School Council which I also support. I have been a part of the school leadership team in both these schools over the last 8 years. I have taught in every year group in Key Stage 2 and led in PSHE and English from foundation to Year 6.

I am a parent to a 13 year old son who is currently at a local high school.

I am committed to ensuring Rothwell Victoria provides the very best for all children who attend

Pupil Support / Teaching and Learning Committee

Business interest in the school? No

Governor at another school? No

Related to any member of school staff? No

Able to vote? Yes

I started teaching in 2006 in a large primary school in Inner-London after graduating from Brunel University. My career-to-date has allowed me to work in three primary schools in different parts of the country and I have had the opportunity to lead in a range of different subjects. I am currently responsible for Maths and assessment at Rothwell Victoria.

I join the governing body as an associate governor due to my successful appointment as Deputy Headteacher. I look forward to working with the governing body and the rest of the school’s stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education for our children in our care. 

Pupil Support / Teaching and Learning Committee

Business interest in the school? No

Governor at another school? No

Related to any member of school staff? No

Able to vote? No

John Broadbent, Associate Governor

email:

john.broadbent@@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk