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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.


Governing Body

Clerk to the Governors - Mrs Rebecca Kevern

Chair of Governors/ - Mrs Angela Clarke

Vice Chair - Miss Bianca Coombes


Community Governor – Ms Bianca Coombes ( September 2019-September2023

Member of local community.

Miss Coombes has 4/5 attendance at meetings.



Parent Governor  - Mrs Karina Burton has been elected as Parent Governor in September 2017 (2017-2021). Karina has attended 5/5 meetings in the past year


Parent Governor -



 Chair of Governors and LA Governor - Mrs Angela Clarke (September 2019-September 2023). Angela is recently retired and volunteers regularly in school. She has attended 2/2 meetings



Staff Governor -Mrs Helen Elliff . Mrs Elliff was elected as staff Governor in April 2020. She has attended 2/2 meetings



Headteacher - Miss S Street

Miss Street has been Headteacher at Mickley Infant School for 14 Years.

Miss Street has 5/5  attendance at meetings


No members of the Governing Body are related to any staff members nor do they have any business or pecuniary interests in the school. All Governing Body members have full voting rights.


Key Issues for the Governing Body of Mickley  Infant and Nursery  School for 2019 - 2020

During the year the governors have supported the school to aim to  become ‘outstanding’ by using the  school budget to fund all the requirements on the School Improvement Plan.  

At the beginning of each meeting the Governors walk round the school to monitor issues and developments against the School Improvement Plan. This is then discussed at the beginning of the meeting and any comments or issues are raised. Progress towards the plan is then discussed.

The children enjoyed visits from various organisations - police, local churches and school nurse. Educational visits are a concern for the school and the Governing Body due to lack of support by parents. The aim is to try to address this through new funding opportunities and changing the times of the visits and also providing the opportunity to pay weekly towards the costs.

 The staff Governor now reports school development from a teacher perspective at each meeting, providing the Governors with an opportunity for questions and answers from the Governing Body. The parent Governors have been working in school as volunteers throughout the year and have provided great support in the classrooms as well as gaining an insight into the daily life of the school.

Mrs Angela Clarke has joined the Governing Body as Local Authority Governor. Mrs Clarke recently retired from her post as an Infant School Headteacher.


Budget monitoring was a key issue especially with Pupil Premium and the Sports Funding. The budget has supported extra teaching staff, to target the children’s learning, and for physical activity experts to teach the staff and pupils a range of new skills. An extension to the school is currently being proposed to turn the school in to a Primary School. This is currently being looked into by DCC.

Safeguarding has been monitored carefully with the majority of governors attending safeguarding training at the school. All Governors have been provided with the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance and asked to read and sign this.  The Headteacher has changed the morning routine to a meet and greet system to welcome every family into school on a daily basis.

The Governing Body of Mickley Nursery and Infant School has fulfilled their collective and individual roles to support the school progress over the last year. Although much has been achieved the governors are always looking to improve . Bianca Coombes and Mrs Clarke have attended Safer Recruitment training to support the school





Any enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Angela Clarke, c/o Mickley Infant and Nursery School, Milton Avenue, Stretton, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 6GG

Telephone number 01773 832707


About our Governors


Kate Hodnett

I am PCSO Kate Hodnett currently based at Clay Cross police station attached to South Eastern SNT. I have worked for Derbyshire Police for 10 years and have been at Clay Cross since 2014 but before that I was based in Derby working alongside Spondon SNT 2008-2014 and Derwent SNT 2006-2008. Before joining the force I worked for Argos whilst studying public services at College.


Laura Carter

I am Laura Carter, a teacher at Mickley Infant School. I currently teach in the Sunflower class which includes nursery and reception children with ages ranging from 3-5 years. I trained to become a teacher at Nottingham Trent University and studied Primary Education for 4 years. The last 2 years of my degree included a specialism in Early Years. I graduated in 2013 and completed my NQT year at Mickley Infant school in 2014 where I have been teaching ever since.



Sara Street

My name is Sara Street and I have been Headteacher at Mickley Infant and Nursery School for eleven years. I have been a teacher for 24 years and trained in Lancashire before moving to a very large first school in Kent where I taught Year 4 children. I moved back to Derbyshire 15 years ago to become Deputy Head at Wirksworth Federation of Infant Schools before taking up Headship at Mickley Infant and Nursery School. I enjoy working with children, parents and the wider community, helping children to aspire to being the best that they can be.



Bianca Coombes

My name is Bianca Coombes. I live within the local community and I am currently a stay at home mum to my 2 daughters who attend Mickley infant and nursery school. I have a level 3 childcare qualification and worked in a private nursery for 6 years. I have always enjoyed working with children and helping them achieve their goals by providing an enabling environment. Being a governor means I still get to be part of helping children get the best start in life.


Julie Thurnham

My name is Julie Thurnham and have been a governor at Mickley Infant and Nursery School for over nine years. I got involved when my children started the school but carried on as a governor when they left because of my passion for education. I want all children to have the best education possible including those with Special Educational Needs. That is why I have taken on the role of being the Key Stage 1 governor and Quality of Teaching and Achievements of Pupils governor. I feel my role as governor is to always listen, analyse the results data and challenge decisions on behalf of all children in the school. I feel that every child at Mickley School has the chance to reach their full potential.


Karina Burton


My name is Karina Burton and my daughter attends Mickley Infants School. I am going to be training as a teaching assistant very soon. I really enjoy being a school governor and helping out with in the school listening to children read.