Our Scheme of Delegation can be found here.

Our Terms of Reference can be found here.

Our Declaration of Pecuniary and Personal Interests can be found here.

 

Mr T Wallace - Chair of Governors

Terry Wallace

Parent Governors       Community Governors       Staff Governors
                 

Mr S Stevenson

     

Rev R Clayton

     

Mrs L Tomlinson

 Stuart Stevenson        Ross Clayton       IMG 0095 

 Mrs S Armitage

     

Mrs K Keen

     

Miss J Martin

Sarah Armitage        Keri Keen       Jo Martin 

 Mr A Cole-Baker

   

Miss S Dennis

     

Mr M Davies

Aiden Colebaker       Awaiting        IMG 0116 

 Mrs E Williscroft

     

Mrs J Morris

       
 Awaiting       Joan Morris        

 

 

 

 

 

Mr T Wallace 

I am a retired grandfather with two grandchildren currently at the school. Since retiring my involvement in the school has kept me busy. Being a school governor is really enjoyable and I have taken a great deal of pleasure from the experience I have gained and the time I have spent with the children. My other pastimes are gardening, travelling and cycling.

 

Mr S Stevenson 

I have lived on the Dales estate for 15 years and have two daughters attending Dovedale Primary School.
I work as a civil servant for the Army looking after finance & personnel issues for a reserve regiment which has it's headquarters in Bilborough and squadrons all over the country.
In my spare time I enjoy swimming, walking and watching most sports.
I became a governor in 2013 as I wanted to take an active interest in my daughters' education and support the school as much as possible.

 

   
   
Mrs S Armitage   
   
   
Mr A Cole-Baker 

I am an Engineering Specialist in Nuclear Materials, managing long term Research and Technology programmes and part of the leadership team within the organisation I work for. As a parent governor, I wanted to have the opportunity to get involved helping Dovedale School develop, benefiting the pupils that attend.
I am interested in, amongst other things, cycling, running, music, motorbikes, taking things apart and putting them back together (hopefully without too many “spares” left over), geocaching with my children and getting out and about in the wilds.

 

 Mrs E Williscroft

I was born in Bingham and attended Toot Hill Comp.
When I left school I qualified in Business Studies on a Youth Training Scheme at an Entertainment agency. I then worked in mortgage arrears for the Nottingham Building Society and for the last 15 years have worked as an Assistant Supply Manager for Boot International supplying the best of Boots products to countries all around the world.
I have a son who is currently in reception and another son who will join in Sept 16. Shortly after Oscar started in Paris class I became a Parent Volunteer and loved the involvement it gave me in the school and I wanted to extend my support to the school by becoming a Parent Governor.
My pastimes are reading, getting out and about in the great outdoors and baking cakes (when not dieting!).. I really dislike Ironing and Weeding!!!

 

 Mr R Clayton

My name is Ross Clayton, I am a semi-retired Anglican priest assisting at Sawley Church. I have previously worked as a manager with mental health services.I am married with six grown-up children and one of my daughters is a trained teacher. I enjoy being part of the governing body, serving on the premises sub-group and visiting school with Open the Book and bringing my guitar to the classroom occasionally.

 

   
   
Mrs K Keen 

 My name is Keri. I have two children who currently attend Dovedale. I have worked in a Special Needs School as a Specialist Teaching Assistant for the last five years, however i have been qualified for eighteen years.

In my spare time i like to try and keep myself fit by going to the gym and entering myself into silly mud runs.

   
   
 Miss S Dennis

I have been a governor at Dovedale Primary School since 2011. I have worked in primary schools for the last 15 years, I am currently the head of a small, rural, primary school in North Warwickshire: due to my experience I am able to support the school in all areas but have worked particularly on the standards committee looking at teaching and learning and I am on the head teachers performance review panel. I took an active part in the school’s conversion to academy, as part of the Willows Academy Trust, my own school went along a similar route about 18 months before. I am now a member of the Academy Trust. In order to function successfully in an adult-world I believe every child should be able to read, write, be numerate and be able to foster positive relationships and I am glad to be able to help this happen here at Dovedale.
I live locally and am a previous pupil of the school (far too many years ago to mention!). I worship at All Saints’ Church in Sawley and am pleased that the church has been able to establish links with the school in recent years. My own children are now grown up and have finished (or very nearly finished) their time in education, so much of my spare time is taken up with looking after two lively dogs and I enjoy walking along the River Trent with them.

 

 Mrs J Morris

I was born in Ilkeston and attended Ilkeston Grammar school. I qualified as a teacher at Wentworth College of Education, Barnsley. I taught in Primary schools in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.When moved to Buckinghamshire with my husband's work I continued to teach in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Later I left teaching and moved into industry where I trained and worked as a Credit Manager for various companies and professional bodies in Middlesex and Buckinghamshire. During this time I was closely involved in various Parent Teacher Associations helping raise funds for the schools. I no longer work but help elderly relatives and join in U3A and WI events as well as travelling abroad. We have a son who is a Geophysicist with a PhD and he has recently moved from Bergen to Aberdeen. He has a baby daughter who is our first grandchild.When we moved to Lutterworth, Leicestershire I became a Governor at Sherrier Primary school for 6 years before we moved to Long Eaton.

 

Mrs L Tomlinson

 I have been a teacher at Dovedale for many years and have never felt the urge to teach elsewhere when it is such a friendly, happy school allowing me to enjoy my job as much as I do.

When I’m not at work I am busy at home being a mum to my two children Jacob and Chloe. As a family we enjoy caravan holidays as often as we can. We have our own touring caravan which goes everywhere from Wales, Lake District, Devon to Scarborough and even Holland! I enjoy coastal walks and exploring new places.

Any other spare time I get means I can visit family and meet up with my friends for coffee and cake!

 

 Miss J Martin

I am very much a local person, having lived in Wollaton all my life. I began my career as a teaching assistant, while working full time in a primary school I did a degree in Childhood Studies part time at Derby University. I then went on to do a PGCE, also at Derby University. I have now been teaching at Dovedale for 10 years, every year has been different but equally as enjoyable, I feel privileged to be part of the Dovedale Team.
My main hobbies are music, I love to sing and play the flute and am an active member of Music for Everyone where I help to lead youth choirs and sing in the festival chorus. I also have a rather 'lively' border terrier dog, Basil, who I enjoy walking on Wollaton Park or if time allows in the country!

 

Mr M Davies

I have been a teacher at Dovedale for the past ten years, having previously taught at schools in West Bridgford and Stapleford. In my spare time I follow the misfortunes of Nottingham Forest, coach football with my sons' teams and try to stave off an expanding gut in the gym.