The governing body of Bispham Drive Junior School holds two meetings per term, one focusing on finance and personnel and one on curriculum and standards. Both meetings are attended by all governors which means that they each have an understanding of all of the business relating to the school.
Mrs Cheryl Cooper – Chair
Co-opted Governor 22/03/2022 – 21/03/2026
Cheryl has signed the declaration of interest / register of business interest form. Nothing to declare.
Link Governor for Maths, Computing and DT
My first involvement with Bispham Drive Junior School was when my granddaughter moved from Banks Road here in September 2017.
I returned to education whilst raising 4 boys and achieved a degree in Business and Finance. I taught in local Colleges and became Faculty Director at South East Derbyshire College in the mid 90’s. I taught mathematics, finance and computer application for over 14 years.
I recently retired from running my own consultancy company that worked extensively with national, local and international governments covering a wide range of projects. I specialised in strategy development, regional governance, skills and education, employment and training, and laterly NHS change management.
I have always enjoyed learning, and gain immeasurably from the opportunities that education has given me. I really look forward to the privilege of being part Bispham Drive Junior School.
Charlotte King – Vice Chair
Co-opted Governor 30/03/2022 – 29/03/2026
Charlotte has signed the declaration of interest / register of business interest form. Nothing to declare.
Link Governor for History and Geography
Mr James Hicks
Co-opted Governor, 27/03/2023 – 26/03/2027
James has signed the declaration of interest / register of business interest form. Nothing to declare.
Link Governor for Safeguarding, Data Protection, Information Governance and Health & Safety
Mrs Mary Paterson
Co-opted Governor 12/10/2020 – 11/10/2024
Mary has signed the declaration of interest and the register of business interest form. Nothing to declare.
Link governor for data monitoring, Headteacher Appraisal and English.
I have many years’ experience in primary education and have taught years 1-6 in a variety of schools in Scotland and Berkshire. I have been Headteacher of both an Infant/Nursery school and a large, multi-cultural primary school which has given me an understanding of all aspects of school management and the KS2curriculum. On taking early retirement, I moved to Spain where my passion for education took me back into school and a job establishing a Special Needs Department in the local international school. I have been a governor at six schools during my career.
I moved to Toton with the arrival of my grandson, Finn, who spent four happy years at Bispham before moving to George Spencer. My younger grandson, Brodie, is currently in year 5. Since becoming a governor at Bispham five years ago, I have helped out in class each week which has not only been very enjoyable but has also afforded me a comprehensive insight into the work of the school.
Bispham Drive School is a good school and one which is constantly striving to improve. I am very keen to utilise my skills to support the team in achieving their aims and objectives and to help the children reach their potential.
Mrs Jo Hutchison
Staff Governor 26/11/2021 – 25/11/2025
Jo has signed the declaration of interest / register of business interest form. Nothing to declare.
I am delighted to take on the role of staff governor this year. Coming to teaching late in my career, I gained my degree with the Open University at the grand age of 41 whilst working and bringing up 2 young children, which eventually led to a PGCE and my role as a primary teacher. Consequently, I am more than aware of the powerful life-changing impact education and educators can have, whether that be in primary, secondary or adult education.
After teaching in Year 6 for four years, I am currently a Year 4 teacher and lead Maths, Philosophy and Art. I also have a background in drama so bring a range of experience to the role. I am lucky to have been a member of the Bispham community for a total of 9 years and welcome the opportunity to work with the Governing body to ensure we continue to offer the very best for your children.
Mrs Sian Hallam
Parent Governor 23/03/2022 – 22/03/2026
Sian has signed the declaration of interest / register of business interest form. Nothing to declare.
Mr Michael Achimugu
Parent Governor 23/03/2022 – 22/03/2026
Michael has signed the declaration of interest / register of business interest form. Nothing to declare.
Mr Muzafer Ayoub
Parent Governor 13/07/2023 – 12/07/2027
Muzafer has signed the declaration of interest / register of business interest form. Nothing to declare.
HISTORIC (Last 12 months)
Mr Roy Oxley
Co-opted Governor 29/09/2021 – 12/10/2022
Co-opted Governor -VACANCY
Parent Governor – VACANCY
The school hosts full Governor meetings twice a term. You are welcome to view the Governor meeting minutes by appointment. Please contact the school office to arrange.