Our Governors

Our Governing body consists of

  • 3 Parent governors
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 1 Staff governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 6 Co-opted governors

Marion Close – Chair of Governors

I was Headteacher at Beaufort Primary School before I retired about ten years ago. I therefore have great commitment to the pupils who attend Beaufort and their families. I feel very privileged to be serving as a co-opted governor at this school.
I was a parent governor at my own children’s primary school many years ago and in recent years I have been a governor at my granddaughter’s primary school so have some experience and training in school governance.
I look forward to meeting pupils and their families on my visits to the school.

Libby Partridge – Vice Chair

I originally became a parent governor when my two children were at Beaufort. I have been a governor for 20 years now and my children moved on long ago!
The excellent learning and care they received at Beaufort has helped them to grow into well-rounded adults who achieve to the best of their ability and are caring, kind and considerate to others. I hope that I can continue to support the school so that all the pupils have the same quality learning and support that my two received. I was the Manager of Becket Children’s Centre for Derby City Council until 2012.
I am now a serving magistrate in adult criminal court and currently undertaking training to become a magistrate in the family court.
I am Chair of the Finance Committee and also sit on the Personnel Committee. I am the Governor with responsibility for Maths and Assessment throughout the school.

Martin Rawson

I am the Deputy-Leader of Derby City Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy, having served as a local councillor for Derwent Ward since July 2005. I am currently involved in delivering the council’s ambitious City Centre Masterplan, which includes the regeneration of Becket Well and construction of a new Music and Performance Venue in the Market Place.

During my time as a councillor, I’ve also held the position of Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, which provided a unique insight into the city’s education system and the challenges that it continues to face. I hope to bring this experience to my role as a school governor.

I live locally to Beaufort school and have witnessed first-hand the positive impact it has on the surrounding community. It’s a privilege to be involved in its continued development.

Helen Watts

I have recently become a co-opted governor and am very pleased to be involved with the school in this capacity. I have worked abroad in several schools as a teaching assistant and taught ESL to primary aged children. I was also a parent governor whilst there. Since living in Derby, I have worked as a midday supervisor and teaching assistant at Beaufort where my son is currently attending. I have always enjoyed working with children and aim to support the school to the best of my abilities.

Suzi Millward-Sadler

I have one daughter who attends the School. Since she started in Reception I have been volunteering in the Nursery once a week whilst working part time. As a governor I serve on the finance and personnel committees and am also involved in EYFS.

Brian Moakes

I worked for 25 years with a local aerospace engineering company as works manager responsible for the manufacture of cast turbine blades. I was also responsible for the work-based development of apprentices. I then became a full time student with the Open University and developed an interest in the development and management of education. I set up and managed, for many years, a limited company that had a strong focus on quality improvement in post-16 education. During this time I developed a high regard for the benefits of work based learning and the role of employers in the education and development of young people.

As a new governor I have been elected to sit on the Finance, Personnel and Discipline and Health and Safety committees. I feel that the experience and skills I have developed in the post-16 educational sector will be of significant value to my involvement with these committees.

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