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Local Governing Body

Jill Wormleighton (Chair)
 

I have worked in education for many years – Teacher, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant (TA), School Business Manager (SBM), in infant, primary and adult and have been involved with governing bodies as Clerk, Finance Governor, Vice Chair and Chair, in different schools.

I am passionate about ensuring that every child has the right to have the best quality education and for all to have the opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills to equip them for their life ahead. I bring experience in administration, accounts, education and community work to my role as a governor. I chose Eckington School as I recognise the potential and challenges for this school in my area.

 

Type of governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: 4 May 2022
Term of office: Until 3 May 2026
Appointed by: Chorus Board of Trustees

 

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: Killamarsh Bears Pre-School
Nature of business: Pre-School
Nature of interest: Business/finance interest
Date of appointment or acquisition:

21 September 1990

Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 21 September 2023
Name of business: Killamarsh Bears Pre-School
Nature of business: Pre-School
Nature of interest: Trustee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 21 September 1990
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 21 September 2023
Name of business: Sheffield and Hallamshire Women and Girls' Football League
Nature of business: Football League
Nature of interest: Treasurer
Date of appointment or acquisition: 21 September 1990
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 21 September 2023
Name of business: RAGE (Residents Against Greenbelt Erosion)
Nature of business: Conservation
Nature of interest: Treasurer
Date of appointment or acquisition: 21 September 1990
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023
Name of business: Killamarsh Heritage Society
Nature of business: Local Heritage Society
Nature of interest: Treasurer
Date of appointment or acquisition: 21 September 1990
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023
Name of business: Killamarsh Infant and Nursery School PTA
Nature of business: PTA
Nature of interest: Treasurer and Trustee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 21 September 1994
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023
Name of business: Killamarsh Junior School PTA
Nature of business: PTA
Nature of interest: Treasurer and Trustee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 21 September 1994
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023
Name of business: Eckington School 
Nature of business: Secondary School
Nature of interest: Invigilator
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 September 2015
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 21 September 2023
Name of business: Killamarsh Conservation Group
Nature of business: Conservation
Nature of interest: Member
Date of appointment or acquisition: 21 September 2018
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023
Name of business: CS4K (Community Services for Killamarsh)
Nature of business: Community Organisation
Nature of interest: Treasurer, Trustee and Parish Council Representative
Date of appointment or acquisition: 21 September 2018
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023
Name of business: Killamarsh Town Team
Nature of business: Sporting Team
Nature of interest: Treasurer
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 February 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023
Name of business: Smile Ponies Therapy CIC
Nature of business: Charity
Nature of interest: Treasurer
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 February 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023
Name of business: Natterchat
Nature of business: Charity
Nature of interest: Treasurer
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 October 2021
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023
Name of business: Killamarsh Wombles
Nature of business: Community Group
Nature of interest: Treasurer
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 July 2022
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023
Name of business: Just Us
Nature of business: tbc
Nature of interest: Treasurer
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 January 2023
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  21 September 2023

Andrew Gee
 

 

Type of governor: Community 
Date of appointment: 15 January 2024
Term of office: 14 January 2028
Appointed by: Chorus Board of Trustees

 

Business or pecuniary interests

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Phil Johnson
 

Having taught at Eckington School for 29 years, mainly as a maths teacher but latterly as a leader of student development (LoSD)/head of year (HoY), I was delighted to be asked to join the governing body upon taking early retirement. I see this as an opportunity to work with students, their parents/carers, staff, fellow governors, the community, and Chorus Trust to make Eckington School even more welcoming, inclusive, and successful for all.

 

Type of governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: 1 September 2021
Term of office: Until 31 August 2025
Appointed by: Chorus Board of Trustees

 

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: None
Nature of business: n/a
Nature of interest: n/a
Date of appointment or acquisition: n/a
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  15 August 2023

Lewis Mason
 

 

Type of governor: Staff 
Date of appointment: 15 January 2024
Term of office: 14 January 2028
Appointed by: Chorus Board of Trustees

 

Business or pecuniary interests

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Julie Meiner
 

I am a co-head teacher at Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre.

I believe very strongly about ensuring that every child has a right to a first-class education no matter where they live, what circumstances surround them or what challenges they may face. I enjoy working alongside a team of people that also share the same philosophy as myself.

 

Type of governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: 10 November 2021
Term of office: 9 November 2025
Appointed by: Chorus Board of Trustees

 

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: None
Nature of business: n/a
Nature of interest: n/a
Date of appointment or acquisition: n/a
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 5 October 2023

Timothy Vernon
 

I have two children at Eckington, so obviously have a vested interest in the performance of the school. I attended Eckington between 1991 and 1997, after sixth form I went to university to study sport science. I now work as a researcher at Sheffield Hallam University where my main interests are in enhancing physical activity opportunities for children and young people, and particularly in the quality of physical education.

My role as a governor is to check and challenge the school leadership and help ensure the school is doing all it can to help pupils and staff optimise their learning and enjoy their time at the school.

 

Type of governor: Parent
Date of appointment: 7 November 2021
Term of office: Until 6 November 2025
Appointed by: Chorus Board of Trustees

 

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: None
Nature of business: n/a
Nature of interest: n/a
Date of appointment or acquisition: n/a
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 19 September 2023

Chris White
 

I wanted to volunteer some time to support a community project. This seemed like somewhere I could use my skills to have a positive impact. I worked in a professional services / student support role in higher education for nine years, and I’m a qualified health and safety professional.

 

Type of governor: Parent
Date of appointment: 1 January 2021
Term of office: Until 31 December 2024
Appointed by: Chorus Board of Trustees

 

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: None
Nature of business: n/a
Nature of interest: n/a
Date of appointment or acquisition: n/a
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 25 September 2023

Resigned during the last year

Laura Moor
 

Type of governor: Staff
Date of appointment: 1 January 2021
Term of office: Until 31 December 2024
Appointed by: Chorus Board of Trustees
Resigned: 31 August 2023

Richard Phillips
 

Type of governor: Community
Date of appointment: 1 September 2021
Term of office: Until 31 August 2025
Appointed by: Chorus Board of Trustees
Resigned: 26 September 2023

 

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings

You can view full details of Governors' attendance at committee in this summary document.