Bennerley Fields School,
Stratford Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8QZ

Governor List

Deborah Ratcliffe
Parent Governor
I am married with two children - Jess who is at university in Plymouth and Jacob who has just left KS4 at Bennerley Fields. We live in Waingroves which in between Ripley and Heanor. I qualified as a Nursery Nurse after leaving school and have always worked with children; for the last 15 years with pre-school children with special educational needs.
I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends, travelling and walking our family dog.
Marie Taylor
Parent Governor
Appointed November 2018
Dan Liddane
Staff Governor
Appointed November 2018
Ann Harrison
Head Teacher
I report to the Governing Board on how the school is being managed and led. I meet regularly with Ruth Orrell-Stokes our Chair and all other Governors as they monitor specific parts of school performance
Janet Seymour
Co-Opted Governor
Vice Chair
I have been staff governor for the last couple of years. After retiring at the end of last term I was given the opportunity to remain a governor. I welcomed keeping this link with the school as I have worked happily there for many years and this was a way of keeping in contact and supporting them in the exciting changes that are taking place. I live in Long Eaton with my husband, who has also retired and two chickens. I have two children who have long since flown the nest, so we will be doing lots of travelling to see them in our retirement. I enjoy walking, trying to keep fit and singing. I am not particularly good at but last January I joined the Rock Choir in Beeston and really enjoy singing with other people. I look forward to continuing to work with the school and to see our community thrive.
Kay Blisset
Co-Opted Governor
I have been at Bennerley Fields School nearly 10 years now, teaching in KS3. I have been lead teacher for numeracy, but am now leading Literacy.
I trained as a teacher of the deaf so, although now slightly rusty am still OK at sign language. Out of school I have always been involved in Girl Guiding and have run a Brownie Unit local to me for 16 years. I am also on the Church council. As well as that I am kept busy with three grown children now just going or finishing at University in various parts of the country.
Ruth Orrell-Stokes
Co-Opted Governor Acting Chair
Appointed March 2018
Sarah Le-Good
Co-Opted Governor
Appointed November 2018
Josh Baldwin
Associate Governor
I am an ex-pupil of Bennerley Fields and in 2012 I was head boy.
This school is important to me as it helped me to believe in myself and grow in confidence. I did part of my apprenticeship training in our school kitchen and now I work full time at McDonalds. I like visiting the school and in my spare time I enjoy playing the drums and my Xbox.
Ruth Fowler
Clerk to Governors
As well as Clerk to the Governors I have been working in the school office since the beginning of January 2014. I am also the school Fundraiser and am involved with the Friends Bennerley Fields. I really enjoy all aspects of my roles at the school. It is a great place to work!