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Haddon Primary and Nursery School

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Haddon Primary and Nursery School

Dream Big, Aim High


Welcome to the Governor page of the website.  In this section you can find out about who our governors are and their responsibilities




Scott Burt

Co-opted Governor since July 2010

Current term of office ends December 2024


Areas of responsibility:

  • Chair of Governing Board
  • Health and Safety 
  • Training co-ordinator


  • Resources
  • Strategic Development
  • Pay


 I became a governor as I have a keen interest in education and wanted to contribute to the school. In May 2013 I became the Chair of the Governing Board, a role that was both challenging and very rewarding. Both my children have now attended Haddon. I have a keen interest in education and wanted to give something back to the local community.




Chantel Morgan-Hallam

Term of office ends  September 2025

Parent Governor



  • Local governing body
  • Resources committee
  • Strategic development committee


I work as an energy industry analyst and aim to make a difference to the education of children in my area and to support the school to be the best it can be.



Clare Rothery

Term of office end September 2025

Parent Governor



  • Full local academy board


I work as a civil servant and have experience of working in the Department of Education to understand what help can be offered to schools and how the school can access them. I enjoy working with a variety of teams to work towards a common goal.

As a parent with a little boy at the school, I am keen to ensure that the academy is aware of the additional incentives and support available to them following the pandemic and ensuring that their educational recovery accesses the best resources to ensure that no pupil suffers as a result of lost learning.


Carolynn Henshaw

Parent Governor


photo to follow


  • Full local government body


I am a lecturer at Nottingham College. I have a passion for education and for the children at Haddon to get the best education they deserve. 

I wanted to get involved to help the local Haddon school community in any way possibly where it will help enhance  education, experiences and enrichment for the children of Haddon Primary School.




Dan Piper

Co-opted Governor


  • Resources Committee / Strategic Development Committee

As an ex-pupil of the school, I have a strong connection to the community and a deep appreciation for the impact that a quality education can have on a child's life. I believe that serving as a school governor is an opportunity to give back to the community and contribute to the continued success of the school. My skills include: leadership and management, financial management, communication, risk evaluation and governance optimization.







Other Governors


Nina Capek - Head teacher


Kirk Grafstein - Staff governor







School Governors


School Governors are all volunteers who are interested in and very enthusiastic about the education of all children.  No one member has authority as this sits with the whole body. The Governing Body at Haddon is comprised of 10 Governors including staff, parents, representation from the Local Authority and Co-opted Governors who bring specific skills to the group.


Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.


Our legal duties include:-

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The full Governing Body meets at once every term. At Haddon we have three sub-committees that meet at least once every term and twice during some terms:


•   School Improvement Committee

•   Resources Committee

•   Pay Committee


The School Improvement Committee’s role is to look in detail at the academic progress of the school, help set and monitor progress against the objectives in the School Development Plan.  The Resources Committee’s role is to agree and monitor the school budget and deployment of resources including teaching and non-teaching staff.  The Pay Committee ensures that the school’s Pay Policy is implemented effectively


Minutes of meetings along with a school accounts statement are available on request from the school office.


We attend training sessions, seminars and conferences to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also make visits into school to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.



There are also no relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.


We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.     



How do we contact governors?

You can either leave a note / letter with the school office or leave your contact details with a request to contact you with the school office.


Flying High Trust Scheme of Delegation 


              Flying High Trust        


Local Governing Board key documents



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