• Eastrop Infant School is very proud to be part of Grove Learning Trust

Meet our Governors

Academy committee governors

Whilst our new multi academy trust develops and the local governors' capacity, skills and knowledge is enhanced, the Board of Directors of Grove Learning Trust has chosen to combine the Academy Committees of Eastrop Infant and Southfield Junior Schools to form one joint Academy Committee for the remainder of this academic year.  It is our intention to separate the committee in readiness for the 2020-21 academic year so that each academy is expertly championed by its own group of skilled and experienced governors. 

Beth Taylor - Chair of the Academy Committee

Type: Parent Governor

 

Appointment Date: 23.5.19

 

Expiry Date: 23.5.23

 Kimberley O'Sullivan


Type: Elected Staff (Eastrop)

Appointment Date: 17/09/2018

Expiry Date: 17/09/2022

 

 

  

Melanie James


Type: Head of School (ex officio) (Eastrop)

Appointment Date: 1st Dec 2019

Expiry Date: N/A

 

  

   

 Cora Williams 

Type: Head of School (ex officio) (Southfield) 

 

Appointment Date: 1st Dec 2019

 

Expiry Date: N/A

 Abby Spencer

Type: Staff (Southfield) 

 

Appointment Date: 23.05.19

 

Expiry Date: 23.05.23

Lina Hutton 

Type: Co-opted

 

Appointment Date: 27.9.19

 

Expiry Date: 27.9.23

 Martin Mossop

Type: Elected Parent

 

Appointment Date: 1.1.20

 

Expiry Date: 31.12.24

 Lara Barnes

Type: Elected Parent

 

Appointment Date: 1.1.20

 

Expiry Date: 31.12.24

 Jonathan Davenport

Type: Elected Parent

 

Appointment Date: 1.1.20

 

Expiry Date: 31.12.24

 Paul Robertson

Type: Co-opted

 

Appointment Date: 1.1.20

 

Expiry Date: 31.12.24

 Michelle Lucas

Type: Co-opted

 

Appointment Date: 1.1.20

 

Expiry Date: 31.12.24

 

Clerk to the Governing Body

Sarah Rutherford


Type: Clerk 

Appointment Date: 1/1/19

Expiry Date: N/A

 

 

Governors have a very clear understanding of the progress that pupils make from their starting points and they have ambition and an unwavering desire for pupils to receive the very best education and leave the school ready and willing to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. They have high expectations of, and aspirations for, the children who attend the school. Governors have taken full account of all advice given and challenge senior leaders with rigour about the attainment and progress of pupils in the early years and Key Stage 1. This helps them to secure an external view of the school, making sure they keep abreast of where the areas for improvement are. They have helped to oversee improvements in the vast majority of areas.

Ofsted, 2016