Meet our Governors
Our Governing Body is made up of staff, parents and other members of our local community. Each of our four committees is chaired by a different governor – as noted in the details below. More information is provided about the structure of our board and committees on the Governance Structure page.
Governors always look forward to meeting our children, parents and carers and intend for at least one of us to be present at all formal and informal school events. Please say hello – and let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions for the work of the Governing Body.
Stephanie Spencer (Co-opted Governor) - Chair of Governors and Chair of Behaviour and Attitudes Committee
I lived in Radcliffe on Trent for two years, from 2017-2019 – I have recently moved and now live a short journey down the road, in my home town of Bingham. My connection with Radcliffe on Trent Infant School is still very much strong, due to close family and friends living in the village, whose children attend the school. My partner and I have been together since 2010 and have two wonderful children together. Our son has William’s Syndrome and in turn, individual and unique special educational needs. Our daughter was born with Pierre Robin Sequence, meaning she was born with a cleft palate which required surgery at a young age. I feel my personal experiences support my role as Governor, as I have direct involvement of receiving support from various agencies and personal challenges to overcome, regarding their learning, development and general happiness and well-being. My experiences have made me passionate about SEN and a true advocate for inclusion for all that have a perceived disadvantage. Whilst at university, I studied Youth Justice and have since worked in Substance Misuse Services, supporting individuals with multiple and complex needs. In our spare time, my family and I enjoy getting outdoors, visiting the farm or a park. I personally enjoy swimming, horse-riding and watersports.
Jackie Simpson (Co-opted Governor) - Vice-Chair of Governors and Chair of Education and Development Committee
Jackie has worked in education for 38 years. The last 24 years at Senior Leadership level. Whilst based in Nottingham City, Jackie has been associate Head, and Headteacher working in school improvement in Walsall and Nottingham City. Working for a MAT specialising in turning around schools deemed to be failing, Jackie has been Executive Principal of a 3-19 all through Academy and Executive Principal for academies in Northampton, Derby and Luton.
Jackie has lived in Radcliffe on Trent for thirty three years.
Cate Wade (Parent Governor) - Chair of Leadership Committee
I live in Radcliffe with my husband and our three children, two of whom attend the school. I have been a civil servant since 2010, starting my career as a linguist and now working in HR. I am delighted to have the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to the governing body and look forward to broadening my knowledge as a governor.
Sally Taylor (Co-opted Governor) - Chair of Resources Committee
Born in the village, I am married with one child. I am a qualified FCCA accountant, working on a broad range of clients. I joined the governing body in 2016 as a co-opted governor; with a background in finance I am now the Chair of the Resources Committee. I bring experience of budgeting, financial reporting and analysis to the role of governor - utilising my skill set to the benefit of the school and children.
Helen Marshall (Co-opted Governor)
I have lived in Radcliffe on Trent since 2016 with my husband and two children, both of whom attend the school. I have a surveying degree which has seen me work on numerous construction project across the world. I currently work for the Department for Education within the capital directorate. I am delighted to be given this opportunity as Governor to expand my own knowledge and experiences together with ensuring the school is functioning effectively for my own and future children. In my spare time I enjoy spending lots time with family and friends, and have recently discovered a love of running.
Mike Powell (Local Authority Governor)
I have lived in Radcliffe on Trent since 2007, and have 2 children, both of whom attend schools in the village. I work in HR and am currently the Head of Recruitment for British Business Bank, working between Sheffield and London. Outside of work I am also a qualified Rugby Union Coach and Referee.
Faye Sibley (Co-opted Governor)
I have lived in Radcliffe since 2012 and live with my husband Paul, we have 3 young children.
I am a secondary school teacher in Leicestershire and have a degree in Secondary Teaching and also a Master's degree in Education. In my spare time, I enjoy playing sport, baking and lots of family days out.
Anna Judge (Parent Governor)
My husband and I moved to the village in 2015 and our daughter who has just started at the school was born in 2018.
Prior to becoming a mum i had a career in HR mainly working within the facilities sector which provided real variety and helped me gain a wide range of experience.
In my free time I love to play as much tennis as possible. I also enjoy cooking and days out as a family.
Zoe Foster (Staff Governor)