Professor Darren Smith
I have been Chair of the governing body since 2015, and a member of the governing body since 2014. I moved into this wonderful village in 2010 and all of my three children have attended Long Clawson Primary School. I recognise the important role that the school plays in the wider health and well-being of the community. I am committed to sustaining excellence in the school, and supporting high quality learning experiences via a diverse creative and challenging curriculum and caring environment to enable all children to flourish at the school. I am focused on my strategic and operational roles on a number of committees. It is an absolute pleasure to work with the other governors, Head and staff to maintain the very high standards of the school, and foster the ethos of a 'love of learning'.
Mrs Clare Vernon
Clare joined the governing body as a Foundation Governor in October 2019 covering a 1 year sabbatical. She sit on the following committees - Health and Safety, Finance, Personnel and Safeguarding and RE.
Mrs Carole Brown
Carole became an LA Governor at the end of 2016. She is the Vice Chair of the Governors and sits on the Curriculum and Standards, and Finance committees. She has specific delegated responsibilities as a Governor for SEND, Year 6 and numeracy.
I have lived in Long Clawson for the last eight years and have found the people here to be most welcoming. Having retired from a time consuming career in Retail and Customer Marketing, I now have the opportunity to be more involved in village life.I wanted to join the Board of Governors to support the team here, as I see our village primary school as an integral part of this community and want to work with the other governors and staff to enhance the standing of the school and its pupils. I believe that the time spent at primary school can provide lifelong friendships for both children and parents, as well as delivering the educational results, extra-curricular opportunities and social skills that every child in the school needs to be ‘the best they can be’. I enjoy supporting the school and the pupils to achieve these goals. In spending time with Year 6, I have found attending sports tournaments with them to be particularly rewarding, seeing fantastic team spirit and skilled sportsmanship in action.
Mrs Sarah Hatherley