Local Academy Members
Ruth Russell: I am 28 years old and live in Bexhill with my husband Nathan, daughter Florence, dog Jess and guinea pigs Peppa and George! I have worked at this school for 7 years completing my NQT year at the old Sidley School site.I love working with children, and working at Glenleigh Park. I am a team player and love working alongside the fantastic staff we have here.Apart from my job I also love: my family, food, period dramas and baking cakes with my daughter.
Lois Ottley: I have been a parent at Glenleigh Park since September 2016. I have 15 years experience within the childcare sector and currently run a home based setting from my home which was graded “Outstanding” in August 2016. I enjoy spending time with my family and doing Arts and Crafts.
Tina Greenwood: I have been a member of the Local Area Board at Glenleigh Park Primary Academy for 2 years. I have responsibility for Safeguarding, Attendance and Health and Safety. I meet regularly with the Head of School Mrs Redman to ensure that the Safeguarding responsibilities that the school has are being followed. The safety and well-being of the children in our school is our highest priority. I also hold regular attendance checks and invite parents in to school to discuss their child’s attendance if it is of concern. Attendance at or above 95% is vital to ensure each child reaches their full potential in school. I am married with 3 grown up children and have a job with East Sussex County Council as an Early Help Manager attached to the Safeguarding and Early Help screening team. In my own time I really enjoy walking in the countryside particularly if it involves mountains!
Jan Vickers: I was delighted to join the GPA Local Area Board in September 2016 and have responsibility for Pupil Premium and Mathematics. My background is in education having taught across the primary age range for 17 years and was key stage coordinator at a school for a number of years. I also undertook a two-year Post Graduate Specialist Primary Mathematics Teacher Course gaining a distinction in 2014. Simply I loved teaching maths with a passion (despite struggling with it at school). In addition, I have a Masters degree in education predominantly focusing on SEN and barriers to learning in Literacy.Although not currently teaching, I remain very passionate about the role of education in terms what it can mean for young people and children both academically and in creating rounded individuals. I hope I can offer a breadth of experience and knowledge to the LAB. I have two adult children and I live in Bexhill – a town that I have grown to love since moving here in 1987. In my spare time, I am an outdoors sort of person and am a big fan of live music/comedy and film.
Jon Hodson, Chair of LAB: I joined Glenleigh Park LAB in 2014 and believe that the role of the LAB is to be a critical friend to the school, to hold the school accountable, to question, and support where needed.The LAB’s goal is to make sure the children have a great school to give them an outstanding education so they get the best start in life.
My role as LAB Chair role comprises of:
• Regular meetings with HOS to keep up to date on school matters,
• Regular learning visiting of the school,
• Regular reviews with the curriculum leads,
• Quarterly LAB meetings (reviewing SEND, Health and Safety, Quality of teaching, Pupil Progress)
• Listening to the views of parents, teachers and pupils to make sure the school is in touch with their needs,
• All LAB chairs also sit on the trust board, so I make sure the views of the school are heard at a trust level.
Here’s our Governance information: