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Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body consists of two committees;

  • Curriculum: 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.
  • Wellbeing: 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.

Contacting the Local Governing Body

  • By Post – Mrs H Baker – 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

Sally was elected Parent Governor in January 2019. She is also a co-opted Governor of Clifton C of E Primary School. She attended QEGS herself and now has has two sons at the school. She has worked in education, both overseas and in the UK, for over 20 years as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher and subject leader.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Coordinator for Modern Foreign Languages – The Joseph Wright Centre, Derby College

Other Positions Held: Co-opted Governor of Clifton C of E Primary School

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Elected by parents

Date of appointment: 17/01/2019

Is a Staff Governor (Teaching). Matt has been on the Governing Body since 2010 and has worked at the school since 2005. He is a Geography teacher and the KS5 Progress Leader.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: KS5 Leader at QEGS

Other Positions Held: None

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Elected by staff

Date of appointment: 01/03/2014

Helen was elected as a parent governor in 2014. She is a chartered accountant and has worked with many businesses in both practice and industry. She has lived locally since 1999 and owns a retail business, Stepping Stones Shoes, in Ashbourne. Helen was elected as Chair of Governors to QEGS in 2017. She has previously been a governor at Ilam primary school.

Helen is the Chair of the Resources Committee and the Chair of Governors.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Owner at Stepping Stones Shoes in Ashbourne

Other Positions Held: None

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Local Governing Body

Date of appointment: 10/03/2014

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

Marcus is a Foundation governor representing the Old Trust. Originally from Australia, Marcus married an old Ashburnian and now lives locally with his wife and three children who all attend a local primary school. Marcus has worked in education for over 20 years and currently is the Head of Sixth Form at The Long Eaton School.

Marcus is the Chair of the Curriculum Committee.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Teacher/Head of Sixth Form at The Long Eaton School

Other Positions Held: Parent Governor at Osmaston Primary School

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: Yes

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Appointed by the Old Trust

Date of appointment: 07/03/2016

Cheryl is a Staff Governor (Support Staff), elected by staff in October 2018. Cheryl has worked at the school since 2009 and is currently the Exams Officer. Cheryl also has two children at QEGS.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Exams Officer at QEGS

Other Positions Held:

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS:

Financial Interests:

Hospitality:


Appointment

Appointed by: Elected by staff

Date of appointment: 22/10/2018

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: QEGS Headteacher

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

Kerry is a parent governor and has 2 children currently at QEGS and 1 at a local primary school. She has worked as a children’s occupational therapist in the NHS for over 20 years.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: NHS

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

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

Paul is a foundation governor representing the Old Trust. He has three daughters, all have attended QEGS. Paul attended QEGS as a student and has spent 35 years in the construction industry, over 25 of them in site management.

Register of Business Interest:

Employed by and Position Held: Self employed. Owner Oakes Building & Roofing

Other Positions Held: Member(Trustee) of the Old Trust, Committee member of the Ashburnian Society.

Personal relationships with staff at QEGS: None

Financial Interests: None

Hospitality: None


Appointment

Appointed by: Appointed by the Old Trust

Date of appointment: 13/02/2014

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: Elected by parents

Date of appointment: 10/03/2014

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

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

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