Co-opted Governor & Chair of Governors
Mrs Jane Springham
My name is Jane Springham and I have had a connection to Kingsholm Primary School for almost as long as I can remember! I have been an Associate Member of the governing body, having been a Parent Governor in the past, when my daughter attended this lovely school and I have recently been elected as Co-opted Governor.
As well as attending Full Governor Body meetings I am also a member of the Resources Committee. I really enjoy finding out about all the great things that happen here and visiting the school to meet the children and staff.
Jane attends Full Governing Body and Resource Committee Meetings and has voting rights.
Mrs Elspeth King
Elspeth has lived in this part of Gloucester virtually all her life including being a pupil at the school herself- but quite a few years ago! She is a keen historian with a particular interest in the twentieth century and she enjoys seeing how the school evolves and develops to suit the changing times. As a parent herself she is committed to giving every one of the pupils the best possible start in life.
Elspeth attends Full Governing Body and Resource Committee Meetings and has voting rights at committee meetings.
Dr Louisa Dunlop
I am a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney and in 2007 I obtained a Phd in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. I strongly believe that all of these achievements were made possible due to my educational grounding at Primary School level. It is extremely important to promote an enjoyment and fulfilment of learning in the early years and for the students to develop a thirst for learning and to get a greater depth of understanding of what they are being taught so they can apply it going forward. I decided to become a Parent Governor to ensure that I have a say in these aspects of my daughter's education and to ensure that she is receiving the same standard of education that I was so fortunate to receive, ultimately providing her with the same opportunities and choices that I have had."
Louisa attends Full Governing Body meetings and has full voting rights.
Co-Opted Governor and Chair of Resource Committee Meetings
Mr Jonathan Hoad
I have been a resident of Kingsholm nigh on 30 years. Both my boys went to Kingsholm Primary and had a solid education that stood them in good stead. I am currently a community Governor and Chair with particular focus on Child Protection and Resources. The role of Governors is to oversee and support the team and we have done this as the the School has faced many challenges and undergone tremendous change. We always aim to provide a safe, friendly and stimulating environment for the pupils in our care.
Jonathan attends Full Governing Body and Resource Committee meetings and has full voting rights.
Local Authority Governor
Mrs Nina Hargrave
My name is Nina Hargrave, I am the Authority Governor and sit on the Resources Committee and also the Staffing Committee as and when necessary.
Our involvement with Kingsholm Primary started in 1990 when my elder daughter started at the Family Centre. I live in Heathville Road and involved in the Kingsholm and Wotton Neighbourhood Partnership (KWNP).
My declared interests are KWNP involvement and the fact that I work for Gloucestershire County Council where my job includes forecasting pupil numbers in schools.
Nina attends Full Governing Body and Resource Committee Meetings and has full voting rights.
Foundation Governor and Vice-Chair of Full Governing Body Meetings
Mrs Katherine Wenham
I worship at St Catharine’s Church and help out there with the music and the pre-school children’s group. I have two children who love being at Kingsholm Primary School.
Katie attends Full Governing Body meetings and Resource Commitee meetings and has full voting rights.
Foundation Governor (Vacancy)
Miss Hilary Paskins
I have had a long term relationship with Kingsholm C of E Primary. I started as a volunteer in January 1988 and later was employed by the school firstly as a reception class teacher and then as the Family Centre Co-ordinator. My title changed to Early Years Manager when the Centre became an Early Years Centre. In 2008 I became the Children's Centre Manager for the Kaleidoscope Children's Centre at Kingsholm and Elmbridge.
I left this post in August 2011. From 1991 onwards, apart from one year off, I have been a governor at the school!
Hilary attends Full Governing Body and Resource Committee Meetings and has a right to vote on committee business.
Mrs Sophie Kingscote
I work as a secondary school teacher and I have a son in Year 2. I was interested in becoming a school governor and help with supporting the school's ambition to enable children to fulfil their potential, recognising that happy, confident children grow into self-assured, capable young people.
Being a Parent Governor gives me the opportunity to share my belief in a fantastic school and its values, as well as playing a more active supportive role in its continued success.
Sophie attends Full Governing Body meetings and has full voting rights.
Mrs Emma Dalziel
I work as a manager within a Risk department of a local bank head office and have worked there for 13 years. I am committed to ensuring that children have the best possible support and education from the school and want to make a difference in our community.
I went to Kingsholm as a child and want the pupils now to have the same happy memories and experiences I did.
Emma attends Full Governing Body meetings and has full voting rights.
Mrs Lisa Chapman
I have a daughter who has just started in Reception.
Respect, trust and equality are essential for any community to flourish and I want to help contribute to these values at Kingsholm.
As a parent governor I will work to ensure that staff and parents are able to strengthen this school community even further,
Lisa attends Full Governing Body meetings and has full voting rights.