Philip Andrew - Chair
Term of Office - 01/02/2015 - 31/01/2019
Finance & General Purposes, Strategic Development and Pupils & Personnel Committee Member
I have lived in Bleasby for over 40 years and our four children attended Bleasby School. Now retired, my professional life was as a teacher with a 37 year career in secondary schools, including 25 years as headteacher of two schools within the county. I still retain a strong interest in education at all levels as well as in a range of community-based charities.
Peter Duff - Vice Chair
Term of Office - 26/03/2015 - 25/03/2019
Finance & General Purposes Committee Member
I moved to Caythorpe over 10 years ago and chose Bleasby as the primary school for our twin children when they started school in 2014. I was hugely impressed by the school, and in particular the genuine interest and enthusiasm of the staff which was also clearly evident in the pupils attending. I am keen to try and assist Bleasby continue with its high standards and provide an inclusive, safe and fun environment for learning within the heart of a local community. I believe that my skills and experience from over 20 years as an employment lawyer and involvement in management can be of use within the governors environemnt. I am currently a partner in and Chairman of a national law firm. Outside of work I am also a Parish Councillor for Caythorpe, but most of my time is spent with the family and being involved as much as possible in the lives of two busy 7 years olds.
Term of Office - 21/07/2016 - 20/07/2020
Finance & General Purposes and Strategic Development Committee Member
I am currently a Wellbeing Coach in a sixth form college working with students with mental health issues such as anxiety and I also run my own coaching and Wellbeing business. I was formerly a deputy head in both a secondary school and sixth form college, where I was the Designated Safeguarding Lead, and my specialist subject was mathematics. I sing in the local Southwell Choral Society and my other interests include walking, philosophy and meditation.
Term of Office - 16/03/2017 - 15/03/2021
Pupil & Personnel and Strategic Development Committee Member
I am key stage 2 leader and teach Cedar class (years 5/6) at the school. I have been here since summer term 2014. I have 2 children; Elsie and William. Since joining the team, I have applied for both of my children to be pupils here. The school is a fabulous place and the children here are a delight to work with. At university I studied teaching for 4 years with my specialist subject being science. However, since starting my teaching career my subject specialism has been Literacy: I worked as an associate Literacy consultant for the Local Authority for a while whilst at my previous school.
Local Authority Governor
Term of Office - 18/06/2015 - 17/06/2019
Finance & General Purposes and Pupils & Personnel Committee Member
I was in teaching for the whole of my career, including Deputy Head at Hawtonville School in Newark and Head at St Peter’s Ruddington for 25 years. I also spent some years at Gedling House teaching environmental studies to parties of visiting schoolchildren. I am the current Chair for Bleasby Parish Council. Both of my children attended Bleasby Primary School and my granddaughter is currently a pupil at the school.
Reverend Phil White
Term of Office - 25/11/2015
Pupils & Personnel Committee Member
As Vicar of the Benefice of West Trent (newly formed this year) I am ex officio Foundation Governor at Bleasby CE Primary School, and very happy to be so. I have been in charge of the 7 parishes (Bleasby, Halloughton, Hoveringham, Morton, Rolleston, Thurgarton and Upton) since October 2015 and live in Thurgarton. Prior to this I served in Scarborough where I was also Lay Training Advisor for the York Diocese. I have always been involved in education having been a Geography teacher in Hull, a schools worker for Scripture Union in the North East, a Governor at a Church School in York, and connected with various schools in Scarborough.
It’s a privilege to be part off the Bleasby school community and I enjoy doing ‘assemblies’ and taking part in lessons and other things. I am a member of the PnP Governor committee and naturally have a specific interest in Collective Worship and RE.
I have a son (in Edinburgh) and a daughter (in Nottingham) and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy sports of all kinds, being a die hard Manchester United follower and walking. I am a founder Trustee of ‘Bungoma Calling’ a charity supporting an orphanage in rural W Kenya with which the school is now linked.
Term of Office - 16/03/2017 - 15/03/2021
Strategic Development and Pupils & Personnel Committee Member
I am a teacher at Nottingham High School where I teach Business Studies. I have 3 children, all of whom have attended Bleasby Primary School. I am the chair of the Pupils and Personnel Committee.
I am currently a busy/baby food covered mum of three young children and am enjoying a career break to share their early years. Up until last year I worked for 8 years as a primary teacher across a range of year groups. Prior to teaching I worked for the Education Department in Sheffield in the Research and Analysis Team. I love teaching, education and all aspects of working with children. I am a parish councillor in Bleasby and am enjoying volunteering to support anything I can in the local community. I like sports, music, food, reading and dancing.