Meet the Governors

 

Name:   Mrs Karen Cane Governor Type:   Co-opted Governor Date Appointed:   18 May 2015
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 17 May 2019 Chair

 

Governor's Message:

I retired in 2013 after more than 30 years in teaching, the last 16 and a half years as Headteacher of two Leicester City primary schools. This has given me an excellent understanding of all aspects of school leadership and management. 

 

I have always had a passion for school improvement in order to provide children with the best possible education and, ultimately, enable them improve their life chances.

In my role as Governor at Forest Lodge Community Primary School I aim to use this knowledge, understanding, skills and passion to support the work of the school.

 

I am married with two children and five grandchildren and my interests include music making and volunteering for a local charity for the disabled. I am also a Trustee at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

 

 

Name:   Mrs Nicky Drucquer Governor Type:   Co-opted Governor Date Appointed:   18 May 2015
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 17 May 2019 Vice Chair

 

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I was co-opted onto the Governing Body of Forest Lodge Community Primary School in 2012 following an initiative by my employer, De Montfort University, to link its expertise to the wider community.  Since taking early retirement from my lecturing post I have had more time to allocate to school governance. I have been elected Vice Chair and I currently act as chair of the School Improvement Committee where I find my research skills come in very handy, for making sense of the data that is so central to the school’s drive to raise standards.

  

I specialised in health education all of my working life so I get a lot of satisfaction out of supporting the school with its efforts to promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the children. I also enjoy being a governor because it’s a good way of paying the system back for the good educational experience that my own three children had growing up in Leicester.  

 

Name:   Mrs Rose Angus Governor Type:   Co-opted Governor Date Appointed:   07 Dec 2015
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 06 Dec 2016  

 

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Name:   Miss Harriet Pole Governor Type:   Co-opted Governor Date Appointed:  15th May 2017
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 14th May 2021  

 

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Name:   Mrs Nisha Stuart (Patel) Governor Type:   Co-opted Governor Date Appointed: 6th March 2017
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 5th March 2021  

 

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Name:   Mr Daniel Derricott Governor Type:   Co-opted Governor Date Appointed:   05 Dec 2016
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 04 Dec 2020  

 

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Dan is the senior member of non-teaching staff in the University of Leicester’s School of Education, which has delivered initial and ongoing teacher education for 70 years. In this post he leads on strategic and financial planning and has oversight of teams covering school partnerships; marketing & student recruitment; student administration; finance & HR; science labs & facilities; and professional development courses for teachers. Away from the University, Dan is an experienced quality assurance reviewer of universities in the UK and other European countries. He currently advises the university funding bodies in England and Wales on quality assurance and regulation, and has previously been on the Boards of the Quality Assurance Agency and the British Youth Council. Dan brings particular experience of finance and strategy to the Board of Governors and further strengthens a longstanding partnership between Forest Lodge and the University of Leicester.

 

Name:   Mrs Claire Caldwell Governor Type:   Headteacher Date Appointed:   27 Aug 2013
Term of Office: Years xx Appointment Ceases: xx  

 

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I have worked at Forest Lodge for the last 13 years, joining in September 2003 as Year 6 class teacher with responsibility for English.  I became Deputy Headteacher in 2007 and then Headteacher in September 2013.  I have been part of the governing body for many years serving previously as a staff governor. 

I have seen the school go through many transitions and improve rapidly over the last few years.  I absolutely love my job, the staff and children are brilliant and we all love working together to better ourselves for the future.  Our brand new school build is amazing and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us all here on our road to outstanding!

As well as a headteacher I am married with 2 children aged 5 and 9.  At weekends we try to have as much family fun time as possible going to the park, cinema or playing games.

  

 

Name:   Mr Jamie Skinner Governor Type:   Authority Governor Date Appointed:   05 December 2016
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 04 Dec 2020  

 

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Jamie is originally from Devon and moved to Leicester, September 2013. Started his career as a ‘Football Development Officer’ at Exeter City FC Community Trust, leading on Extra-curricular activity in over 100+ primary schools across Devon and managing commercial partnerships at all levels within the club. Jamie moved to Leicester following a successful application at Leicester City Football Club Community Trust, appointed as an Education Officer. Currently holding the position of Education Manager, he has recently completed the Prince2 project management qualification and has supported the Community Director with the acquisition of 14 grant aided funded projects, in addition to corporate and civic partnership match funding. Jamie has a passion for sports development and brings his experience to our governing board by developing school improvement in both sport and pupil premium funding, to enable pupils at Forest Lodge to have access to unique opportunities which will enable all children to reach their full potential.  

 

Name:   Mrs Michelle Carlisle Governor Type:   Parent Governor Date Appointed:   30 Sep 2013
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 29 Sep 2017  

 

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I am a mother of 5 children who have all attended the school with still 2 children currently at the school.  I also attended Forest Lodge as a child myself. Therefore, Forest Lodge has been a big part of my life so when the opportunity of becoming a parent governor came up, I decided to put my name forward as I wanted to give something back to the school. As I live in the area and I am a familiar face, I feel like I could be a good representative for parents on the governing body. 

 

Name:   Mrs Nicola Donisthorpe Governor Type:   Parent Governor Date Appointed:   22 Sep 2016
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 21 Sep 2020  

 

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Name:   Miss Michelle Harrison-Yeoman Governor Type:   Parent Governor Date Appointed:   21 March 2016
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 20 Mar 2020  

 

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Name:   Mrs Umrana Malik Governor Type:   Associate Member Date Appointed:   18 May 2015
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 17 May 2019  

 

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Originally from Nottinghamshire where I started my teaching career in 1998, I then moved to Leicester in 2005 having got married and joined Forest Lodge Primary School as a teacher and taught in Key Stage 2. In 2013 I was appointed as Deputy Head Teacher with responsibility for curriculum development across the school. Within the Governing body I was appointed as an associate governor in 2015. I have two young boys aged 7 and 9 who keep my husband and I very busy and entertained in our spare time.

 

I want all of our children to be the best that they can be in all aspects of life and work hard to ensure that our school environment is a supportive and happy place for pupils to learn. It is an exciting time for our school as we begin to develop and expand.

 

Name:   Mr Josh Hargreaves

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Governor Type:  Co-opted Governor Date Appointed:   17 May 2016
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 16 May 2020  

 

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Originally from Hertfordshire, I spent three years studying for a Business and Marketing degree at De Montfort University, graduating in the summer of 2015.

I am now working as a project coordinator at De Montfort University’s public engagement programme, DMU square mile and #DMUlocal, where we encourage our students to connect with the local community through a number of projects and initiatives.

I hope I will be able to bring various qualities and skills gained both as a students and as a project coordinator to my role as a school governor.

I look forward to working closely with Forest Lodge and a big thank you for being such a warm and welcoming school.

 

 

Name:   Mrs Sarah Jackson

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Governor Type:   Staff Governor Date Appointed:   02 Nov 2013
Term of Office: 4 Years Appointment Ceases: 01 Nov 2017  

 

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Name:   Miss Katie Smith Governor Type:   Clerk (Non Voting) Date Appointed:   01 Jan 2016
Term of Office: xx Appointment Ceases: xx