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.
Clerk to the Governors - Mr Christopher Cafferty
Chair of Governors/ - Mrs Angela Clarke
Vice Chair - Mrs Karina Burton
Co-opted Governor - Mrs Karina Burton has been elected as Parent Governor in September 2017 (2017-2021). Karina has attended all meetings in the past year. She has now become a co-opted Governor to continue her membership of the Governing Body. Her term of office is July 2021 to July 2024.
Parent Governor - Mrs Sam Morgan. Sam was elected by parents in 2021. Her term of office is 2021-2024. Sam has
Parent Governor - Miss Bethany Hardy. Beth was elected by parents in 2021.Her term of office is 2021-2024
Staff Governor - Miss Julia Day
Co-opted Governor - Mrs Lynn Beeson is a co-opted Governor, She was welcomed on to the Governing Body in July 2021. Her term of office is July 2021-July 2024
Parent Governor- Miss Beth Hardy is Parent Governor and was elected by Parents in 2021. Her term of office is until 2024. She has 2 children who attend the school. She has attended all but 2 meetings.
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 all but 2 meetings
Staff Governor -Miss Day was elected by staff in April 2021. She has full attendance at meetings
Headteacher - Miss S Street
Miss Street has been Headteacher at Mickley Infant School for 14 Years.
Miss Street has full 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 2020 - 2021
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. We recognise the difficulties that the additional spend on making the school “Covid secure” may present and will be monitoring the budget carefully over the coming year.
Covid-19 and the restrictions and re-organisiation that this required changed the way that Governors operated in the last academic year, and this continues to be the case now. Governor meetings are held remotely, and as a result, our usual “walk rounds” and monitoring are not taking place. However, we continue to monitor the work of the school towards the School Improvement Plan through discussions at each meeting. Policy reviews and continuing to monitor the health, safety and well-being of pupils and staff remains a key priority for the Governing Body.
Our Governing Board has undergone many changes recently, with new Governors being appointed and established Governors moving on. As a result we have identified relevant training for new Governors as a priority are for development. This will enable all of us to become more effective in holding the school to account, challenging and supporting Miss Street and the staff team on the journey to Outstanding.
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. Prior to the Covid restrictions, Parent Governors and the Chair have been working in school as volunteers, which has given them an insight into the day to day challenges and an opportunity to see policies in action.
As a Governing Body, we are involved in the consultation with the Local Authority regarding the potential expansion of the school into a Primary School, and this will be a further important aspect of our work as the year progresses.
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. We are aware that our Safeguarding policies have needed to change to reflect the current situation and continue to receive reports regularly at our meetings.
We recognise that the current situation has placed significant stress and increased workload and pressure on staff. We are committed to ensuring an honest and open discussion with staff to ensure that their well-being is being taken in to account, that they are listened to and that support is in place to ensure that the demands placed on them are workable.
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 . Miss 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
I have been a Governor at various schools for just over 30 years, and a teacher for 27. I taught in Alfreton from 2001 to 2007 and then moved to be Headteacher at an infant and nursery school near Derby. I retired in July 2019. I joined Mickley Governing Body in 2019 as a Local Authority Governor. I am passionate about children’s learning, especially in the Early Years when so many foundations for later life are established. It’s great to be involved at Mickley where the happy, family feel is so important. I wanted to be able to carry on making a difference to children’s education in Derbyshire after I retired and I feel really lucky to be able to do that at Mickley.
I am currently Key stage 1 teacher. I completed my NQT year last year when i first joined Mickley Infant School.
My name is Sara Street and I have been Headteacher at Mickley Infant and Nursery School for fifteen years. I have been a teacher for 27 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.
My name is Karina Burton and my daughter attended Mickley Infant School. I am fully qualified as a teaching assistant very soon. I really enjoy being a school governor and helping out with in the school listening to children read. I am a midday supervisor at the school.
My name is Beth Hardy. I have two children at Mickley Infant school. I enjoy making cakes and live in the local community.
My name is Lynn Beeson and I am retiring as Headteacher of Croft Infant School in Alfreton in July. I enjoy working in school and have an interest in developing children's education.
My name is Sam Morgan. I have two children , one who currently attends Mickley Infant school. I live locally and enjoy being part of the community. I am interested in education and developing the school.