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Local Governing Body

Contacting the Local Governing Body

Colin Smith Bio Photo

Mr Colin Smith
Chair of the Local Governing Body

  • By Post – Mr C Smith – Chair of the Local Governing Body
    Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Ashbourne Academy
    The Green Road
    Ashbourne
    Derbyshire
    DE6 1EP
  • By Email – enquiries@queenelizabeths.derbyshire.sch.uk

The Local Governing Body consists of two committees

PTA

The Curriculum Committee 
Mr Phil Taylor is the Chair of the Curriculum Committee.

The Curriculum Committee is tasked with monitoring tracking and evaluating rates of progress by all students and ensuring that a broad and balanced curriculum is available and accessible to all students.

NMO

The Wellbeing Committee
Mr Nick Moore is the Chair of the Wellbeing Committee.

The Wellbeing Committee is tasked with monitoring tracking and evaluating behaviour, attendance and general well-being of all students. Ensuring Safeguarding is complied with and managed effectively for Students and Staff and monitoring performance of staff and other HR matters.

This document shows details of individuals who have served as a Local Governor in the last 12 months (inc. attendance record).

QEGS Local Governing Body Information

The Board of Trustees is the chief decision making body for the QEGSMAT. The QEGS Local Governing Body has NO associate members.

Meet the Governors

Colin Smith Bio Photo

Colin is a parent Governor and has 3 children who have studied and left QEGS and one son remaining. He has been a co-opted Governor at Parkside /Ashbourne primary School for many years.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Rolls Royce – Group President

Other Positions Held: Governor at Ashbourne Primary School

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: Yes

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Local Governing Body (LGB)

Date of appointment: 12/06/2022

Date Term of office expires: 12/06/2026

NMO

Nick lives in Ashbourne and has a son in the school, and also two other children were at QEGS in the past. Nick is a director of an investment and asset management company and works in operations.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: BAM PPP UK Ltd – Operations Director

Other Positions Held: None

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Chair of Governors

Date of appointment: 01/09/2017

Date Term of office expires: 01/09/2025

DBA

Duncan moved to Ashbourne to be Rector of the Ashbourne Group of Churches and Area Dean of Carsington at the beginning of 2017. He studied Pure Physics at Sheffield university and began his working life with the National institute for the Blind, later setting up his own company working with deaf blind adults and children. His then became a vicar, studying at Llandaff in Cardiff, and now enjoys life immensely with his wife and three dogs, terrorising the local walkers! Duncan is also Governor of Clifton primary school, and has a special interest in disability, looked after children, and everyone on the edges of society. The Rev Duncan Ballard is a Church Appointed Governor.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Rector of Ashbourne Group, Area Dean of Carsington

Other Positions Held: Governor at Clifton Primary School

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Church Appointed

Date of appointment: 16/03/2017

Date Term of office expires: n/a

LDA

Liam joined the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor (representing the Old Trust) in 2022. He has worked at QEGS since 2014 as a member of the Support Staff and attended as a student. Liam is an active member of the Ashburnian Society, the QEGS FPTA and attends all Full Board and Wellbeing Sub Committee Meetings. 

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: QEGSMAT, Creative & Digital Services Officer at QEGS

Other Positions Held: None

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: The Old Trust/Chair of Governors

Date of appointment: 31/10/2022

Date Term of office expires: 30/10/2026

LDV

Louise has two daughters, one at QEGS and one at Ashbourne Primary School. Louise spent 20 years in the online research and software industry before taking a career sabbatical to spend more time with her family. Louise is also currently volunteering as Treasurer for both Ashbourne and District Swimming Club and Ashbourne Primary PTA and is Assistant Coach for the Ashbourne Aztecs girls football team.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: N/A

Other Positions Held: None

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Parents

Date of appointment: 27/11/2020

Date Term of office expires: 26/11/2024

NFL

Nick is born and bred in Derbyshire and has lived in Ashbourne for 17 years with his wife, and now three children. Professionally Nick is a Chartered Accountant working in risk and quality within the accounting profession. Nick has over 20 years experience as a leader within Scouting and is a Cub leader locally. He is also a rugby coach and is currently coach for the year 7 – 13 girls’ team which is linked between the school and Ashbourne Rugby Union Football Club. Nick has a child at the school and is one of our Community Governors.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Chartered Accountant

Other Positions Held: Trustee, 2nd Ashbourne Scout Group

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Elected by LGB, Chair of Governors

Date of appointment: 24/03/2022

Date Term of office expires: 23/03/2026

SGA-1

Mr Garrity is now in the 21st year of his career in education which has included teaching and leading teams in Merseyside and Cheshire, eventually arriving at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Ashbourne Derbyshire, in 2002. Following a succession of promotions he was appointed as Headteacher in February 2016. He feels proud and privileged to lead QEGS in the next chapter of its journey. Mr Garrity attends all Governor Meetings, Standing and Sub Committee Meetings.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: QEGSMAT, Headteacher at QEGS

Other Positions Held: None

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher

Date of appointment: 01/09/2017

Date Term of office expires: n/a

CKE

Caren has been a secondary school science teacher and involved/led with various school extracurricular activities over the past fifteen years. She also has experience of working in industry as an animal nutritionist before commencing her teaching career in her early thirties and from more recently taking some time out from teaching to act as Formulations Manager at Trouw Nutrition in Ashbourne from 2017-2019.  She is big into health and sport, is one of the school’s Mental Health Champions and also teaches yoga to small groups in the Ashbourne community.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: QEGSMAT, Teacher of Science at QEGS

Other Positions Held: None

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Chair of Governors

Date of appointment: 31/10/2022

Date Term of office expires: 30/10/2026

SMI

Sarah has a son at QEGS. Sarah has worked in finance for 25 years in a variety of Manufacturing and IT companies.  Sarah is a trained STEM ambassador, delivering sessions into primary and secondary schools.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Director of Finance at DXC Technology

Other Positions Held: Secretary of Derby Triathlon Club

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Parents

Date of appointment: 19/11/2021

Date Term of office expires: 18/11/2025

RPI

Richard was elected Co-opted Governor in June 2019.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Deloitte LLP

Other Positions Held: None

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Chair of Governors, FGB

Date of appointment: 25/06/2019

Date Term of office expires: 24/06/2023

PTA

Phil joined the governing body as a community governor in 2018. He has worked and studied in education for over thirty years, as a secondary teacher and school leader, Local Authority adviser, and university tutor and course leader. Phil has been a governor at Ashbourne Primary School since 2008, including four years as chair. His two children have attended primary and secondary schools in Ashbourne and his daughter is in the sixth form at QEGS.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Nottingham

Other Positions Held: Associate Governor at Ashbourne Primary School

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Chair of Governors

Date of appointment: 27/06/2018

Date Term of office expires: 26/06/2026

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