Any specific business interests for individual governors are also detailed at the end of their profile below.

All governors confirmed at The Full Governors Meeting Autumn 2023  that they had reviewed and signed the Declaration of Interest
form on Governor Hub.  This is reviewed termly at the start of each meeting.

School Register Of Governors’ Interests Oct 23


Catherine Turner and Janine Barratt

Term of office:-  16/01/2020 – 15/01/2024

Catherine Turner is the Headteacher of Beeston Rylands Junior School.

Janine Barratt is the Headteacher of Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School.

Staff Governor


Parent Governor

Charlotte Watts

Term of 0ffice 17/ 07/ 23- 16/ 07 28



Pupil Premium Governor 

Parent of a child at school.

Currently works for the Department for Education.

Local Authority Governor

Councillor Kate Foale

Term of Office:- 15/07/2021 – 14/07/2025

Pupil Premium Governor 

Kate has been the County Councillor for Beeston Central and Rylands since 2013. She is a Warwick University Graduate (1976), Deputy Leader of the County Labour Group and a National Leader of Governance. She is married with a grown up son. Kate is passionate about working proactively with the local community and is a Trustee at the Canalside Heritage Centre. In her spare time she is an obsessive gardener and keen dog walker with her much loved rescue dog, Gibbs. Kate is always pleased to hear from residents:

Co-opted Governors

Lisa Griffiths Co-Chair of Governors 

Term of Office: – 10/03/2021 – 09/03/2025

Chris Jones 

Term of Office 16/01/2020- 15/01/2024

Writing Development Governor 


Early Years/ Phonics and Curriculum Governor 

Chris is the dad of Emily and William who now attend Chilwell School. He is a careers adviser who works at Nottingham Trent University and has previously worked with children and young people in schools and colleges in Derbyshire. Chris enjoys music and singing with the Nottingham Trent University Choir as well as walking and cycling in the local area with his family. Chris is married to Sophie Jones who teaches at both Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School and Beeston Rylands Junior School.

Lisa Shepherd (Vice Chair of the Governing Body)

Term of office:- 16/01/2020-15/01/2024

 Lead Safeguarding and Attendance Governor

Lisa has worked for the NHS/CityCare for over 12 years as a Community Nursery Nurse with a Health Visiting Team. She is mum to Ethan who is now doing an apprenticeship and Flynn who is at Chiwell School.
She also attended both schools as a child having grown up in the area. This gives her a good knowledge of the local area and community. She also has a good knowledge of special educational needs, the ability to work as part of a team and is willing to learn having attended courses for Governors as applicable. Her interests include running and she does the weekly Parkrun at the weir field and her two boys also join in too. She also enjoys holidays, photography and crafts.

Lisa’s sister Michelle Gough teaches at Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School.

Deidre Bagley

Term of office :- 16/01/2020-15/01/2024

SEND Governor

Deidre is a retired teacher who currently organises a local group for 0-5 year olds called ‘Rainbows’. She has strong links with the local community having lived in the area since she was 6 years old. She has a wealth of experience of working with children, young people and schools, and still acts as an invigilator at Chilwell School. She is involved with both the Rylands Community Church and Rylands Methodist Church. She also enjoys trying to trace her family history.

Tracey Walker 

Term of Office – 2/10/23  – 1/10/28

Tracey is a parent at Trent Vale Infant School.

Alistair McPherson

Term of office :- 16/01/2020 – 15/01/2024

Safeguarding and Attendance , GDPR and Inventory Governor

Alistair is a lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at the University of Leicester, where he splits his time between teaching and management responsibilities. He previously worked in Italy, Portugal and Hungary, where he taught English as a foreign language both to adults and children from primary age upwards. In his free time he is a keen motorcyclist.

Karen Naylor

Term of office :- 16/01/2020 – 15/01/2024

Karen is a Teaching Assistant at Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School

Emma Truman

Training Co-ordinator: Health and Safety Governor 

Sam Williams  Co-Chair of Governing Body 

Term of office:-  14/01/2020 – 13/01/2024

Co- Chair 

Sam is the father of two daughters attending the schools in the Federation – Tabitha and Jemima are both at Beeston Rylands. Sam has lived in Beeston since 2001, having travelled here via London, north Essex and Sheffield. He works as a Project and Programme Manager in the business services industry. In his spare time, Sam enjoys walking in the Peak District.  When the weather is less hospitable, he gets involved in amateur dramatics. Whilst he occasionally treads the boards he is more likely to be seen tinkering around back stage designing sets, hitting things with a hammer and trying to make the sound effects work.

Associate Governors

Sue Osborne – TRF Deputy Head

Sue Osborne

Term of office:-  16/01/2020 – 15/01/2024

All Committees as required

Sue is the Federation Deputy Head