Welcome to the Governors section of the school website
At Meadowside Primary School we have a keen and supportive Governing Body, who are passionate about the future of the school, the role it plays in the wider community and particularly how it supports all its pupils. The governors take great pride in their role and responsibilities and make every effort to be involved in school life.
Our Governing body is full of local people to Burton Latimer and the surrounding areas, are passionate about securing quality outcomes for our pupils and will support and challenge the work of the Headteacher, senior leaders and all members of the school staff. The aim is to make Meadowside an outstanding school and the governors play their part in holding the Headteacher to account for the way in which children are taught, the quality of children’s learning and the achievement of all the children as they progress through the school. We believes that the governors have an important part to play in enabling Meadowside to flourish, make decisions and challenge and support school leaders in equal measure. The children at our school deserve no less.
There are currently vacancies on our Governing Body. If you believe you have something to offer and share our values and passion then please apply to the school office.
Daryl Ede-Collis (Chair of Governors)
Meet the Governors:
I have been a school governor since 2014 and chair of the Finance Committee for a year before being invited to chair the Governing Board of Meadowside Primary School in September 2016.
All three of my children have all attended Meadowside with my two youngest currently there. My wife attended when she was younger too, so Meadowside is a big part of my own family history.
Being a qualified accountant, during the day I run my own Accountancy firm looking after the accountancy needs of many local companies and self-employed people in Burton Latimer, having worked in a number of senior commercial finance roles for the past 20 odd years all over the country. I am passionate about helping the local community which is what prompted me to become a school governor in the first place.
Children spend quite a lot of time at school, and I have found that being a governor allows me to influence the learning environment in a way to ensure that they are provided with the best possible opportunity to flourish and reach their full potential. I find this very rewarding as they are the future and would recommend it to anyone.
I have been a Governor for over 20 years at Southfield School where I worked for almost 29 years; semi retiring in July 2017. Whilst at Southfield, I had a wide range of responsibilities on the Leadership Team including the pupil premium, safeguarding, the School Sports Partnership, attendance, marketing and 6 into 7 transition. I am delighted to join the Governing Body at Meadowside and hope that the experience I have had in secondary can assist the school in achieving the absolute best for their students.
I was appointed Parent Governor in March 2017 and currently have a daughter entering Year 1 in September 2017. I also have one daughter and two step daughters that attend local secondary education. I am Head of Business in an Outstanding Secondary School, with 7 years teaching experience. I also hold a degree and have experience in Marketing Management. I enjoy reading fiction, travel, keeping active and spending time with my family.
I have been a Governor since October 2016, although my connection with the school as a parent has been for many years. I undertake various Governor responsibilities in the school including SEN, Maths, Assessment and reviewing our future conversion to an Academy. I have a broad interest in the education space with my role as Enterprise Advisor for Southfield School and Governor at Moulton College.
I have an extensive career in Accountancy focused on businesses within Northamptonshire and the wider region. I have lived in Burton Latimer for 10 years with my wife and four daughters.
I am a secondary school teacher of French and Drama and a head of Year 10 at Cambourne village College in Cambridge, but I live in Barton Seagrave. I have been a governor at Meadowside for two years now. I also have served as a teacher governor at a school. I worked in Buckinghamshire between 2001 and 2005. My daughter is a pupil and my wife is a teacher at Meadowside so the school is pretty much part of the family.
I have been deputy at Meadowside for many years and have always strived for all our children to achieve their potential in all aspects of school life. I really enjoy being part of the hard working Meadowside team. More recently I became a governor as I feel I have skills which I can offer from my experience in education and can work as part of the governing body to drive the school forward.
I have 10 years headship experience at a successful primary school in Northampton. I have worked with schools in challenging circumstances and led school improvement activities in both my previous school and other schools in the Academy Trust. I took early retirement in July and now work part-time in my own consultancy business.
I have valuable leadership experience that I want to bring to the role of governor within my local community.
I am passionate about learning and believe that schools play an important part in a child’s life. I welcome the opportunity to become a governor at the school, both as a support and critical friend, to ensure that all children are given the opportunities and experiences that will enable them to become independent and fulfilled young people.