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Gill Bush -  Chair of Governors and Co-opted Governor

I have been a school governor at Althorpe and Keadby Primary School for 6 years. I initially joined the Board of Governors as a Local Authority governor before being co-opted onto the reconstituted governing body. I am the Chair of Governors and serve on the Resources and Children and Learning committees.
I am married, and have lived in Amcotts for over 40 years with three daughters, all of whom attended this school before continuing their education at North Axholme. My grandchildren are Lucy and Ruby whom I look after while their parents are at work. My family are very important to me.

In my working life I was employed as a teacher for 27 years serving on the management team. 
In my spare time I love to read, knit and bake cakes, besides going to the gym and enjoy walking. Also, I belong to the local WI, the Isle of Axholme U3A group and ama member of St Marks Community group in Amcotts.

The recent changes with Ofsted and the role of the Governors has brought many challenges and responsibilities, however I am confident that myself,  working alongside our Head Teacher and the other governors, can continue to provide a high quality level of education at this school.

Karl Fenny - LA Governor

I have recently joined the Board of Governors as a Local Authority Governor. I moved to the area nearly three years ago to work in the local area. I have two sons who have passed through the education process but are still learning.

My working background is in Engineering and Production. My passion is people development and so I'm happy to support the school in any way I can so that pupils have the ambition to aspire and achieve.

I enjoy travelling and I'm looking to discover parts of the UK I've never been to before. I love the mountains and get into them whenever I can to walk and if I'm really lucky to ski.

Rob Jollands - Co-opted Governor

I am 33 years old and lived in Keadby for 24 years before moving to Amcotts, where I have lived for the past 7 years. I have 2 children, one of which will attend Althorpe and Keadby Primary as I did several years ago.
I have worked in the local Steel Industry for the last 17 years, where I started as an Apprentice Fabricator. For the last 9 years, I have worked in the training department, where I currently hold the position of Training Advisor.
In my spare time I enjoy riding and restoring classic Lambrettas, fishkeeping and spending time with my family. I am an active member of Amcotts community group, a voluntary body which has been set up to provide a community hub, and run events to benefit people of all ages within Amcotts.
As well as representing Althorpe and Keadby School as a governor, I sit on the local Parish Council with the intention of furthering the interests of the school within the civil parish. My main motivation for being a school governor within my own community is my belief that access to good quality education should be based on our children's potential, not their background. All children, regardless of means, should be able to gain the best quality education possible. It is my desire to assist Althorpe and Keadby Primary School in not only continuing their fantastic efforts in giving all pupils as many opportunities as possible, but also creating a safe, inclusive environment for all.

Sian Broughton - Vice Chair of Governors and Parent Governor.

I have been on the Governing Board for Althorpe and Keadby Primary School for just over a year as a Parent Governor and have recebtly been appointed as Vice Chair of Governors.

I have lived in Keadby for 3 and a half years and have two children, one of whom attends Althorpe and Keadby and the other who attends college. I spend most of my free time creating experiences and engaging in activities with my children.

I am a Chartered Management Accountant and I am employed as CEO of Est Riding Voluntary Action Services Limited. My experience includes people management, HR, accountancy, payroll, funding, comissioning, monitoring, evaluation, training, governance and information governance.

I decided to become a School Governor to support the school, to give back to the local community and help to increase the aspirations of local children. Having come from a disadvantaged background, I have an understanding of the difficulties faced within families from internal and external issues but have managed to sieze opportunities and look forward to supporting the school with raising aspirations for the children.


Sarah Tate - Head Teacher and Staff Governor

As Headteacher of the school, and school governor, I feel priviledged to work with a group of people from varied backgrounds towards the same vision. I appreciate their support, challenge, commitment and involvement, ensuring each child gets the best deal they can in our school. The governors are valuable critical friends, who take their role seriously, supporting the very busy and successful life of our school.


Luan Sowerby - Staff Governor

During my time at Althorpe and Keadby Primary School I have taught in both Foundation Stage and KS1, leading both teams with positove outcomes. As Deputy Headteacher I work closely with the dedicated staff and the governing body. I feel priviledged to work at such a supportive, forward thinking school and really value the work carried out by the Board of Governors.

Bob Bareham - Co-opted

I have been a governor at Althorpe and Keadby for 4 years. After working closely with the school when I worked in Local Government, I wanted to become a governor in order to help in any way I could, and be part of a fantastic educational community.

I have lived in Crowle for 40 years with children and grandchildren living in the Isle. I was a school governor years ago but the responsibilities, roles and expectations have changed considerably since then, for the better I must add.

Any spare time that I may have are taken up with running a classic car, caravaning and gardening.


Alison Clay - Parent Governor

My name is Alison Clay. I have lived in Althorpe for 17 years and was born and brought up in Scunthorpe.
I trained as a nurse at Scunthorpe General Hospital and have now been nursing for 25 years. I presently work for Sheffield Children's Hospital with babies and children.
I am married to John and have one daughter just starting out life at Althorpe and Keadby Primary School. I joined the Board of Governors to learn more about the school and its commitment to the children and the community as a whole.
My interests include music and sport (especially football), outdoor activities and camping holidays.
My commitment to the school as a parent governor is to support and challenge the head teacher and her staff in equal measure. To ensure we as a partnership provide the best possible path through education for the children in order for them to fulfil their potential.

Hilary Hornsby - Co-opted Governor

I have recently joined the Board of Governors as a co-opted member. I am married with three sons and have lived in Althorpe for thirty-five years. My husband, a Parish Councillor, and our youngest son, an architect living in New York, both attended the school.

I have recently semi-retired having worked for Local Authorities for the past 42 years in Mental Health, Disability, Children, Families and Older People. I am actively involved in the local Catholic Church, belong to a local community choir and enjoy swimming, walking, gardening, cooking and visiting our sons in London, Dublin and New York.

We now have 6 grandchildren all at various stages in the education system.
I have been interested in Althorpe and Keadby School for a number of yearrs, observing it as a school with an excellent, innovative and caring approach to teaching, with a very commited teaching staff. I am delighted to be part of the school governors and hope to share my experience and knowledge of working with people and families in order to promote a very special school and its children.

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