Governing Board Members

Governing Commitee Members

 Governors Stucture 2018 1


Contacting the Governors-

In the first instance parents are asked to contact the head teacher of the school. Should you feel your concerns remain unresolved, please make contact with the chair of governors.

List of Governors - Click for more information

Allison Beckett

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor to English

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As a local resident of Tibshelf and an ex student of Tibshelf School, I became a Governor to help the school support and develop their pupils so that they are able to gain the best education possible and enjoy the years they spent at Tibshelf Community School.

I am married with 4 children, 2 of my children Charlie and Olivia currently attend Tibshelf Community School, and my two older children also attended the school.

I am actively involved in the Parish of Tibshelf as I am a member of Tibshelf Parish Council and Tibshelf Community Association which organises the annual Carnival and Fireworks Display. The School is a big part of the community and I am happy to be the link between both.

In my professional life I work in Human Resources as a Manager and in my spare time I enjoy socialising and spending time with family…. which is mostly spend being a taxi driver for football matches and swimming galas!!

Andrew Dennis

Vice Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Link Governor to Science

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I grew up in the neighbouring village of Pilsley and have lived in Tibshelf now for 16 years. I am a past pupil of Tibshelf School and I’m proud to say that my eldest daughter, Jessica, now attends; hence my role as a Parent Governor. My term of office started in November 2014 and it expires in November 2018. As well as attending Full Governors meetings I also sit on the Curriculum Committee and I am also the Link Governor for the Science Faculty.

By profession I’m an English Teacher and so I have first-hand knowledge of what life in a secondary school is like, which I believe gives me a very useful insider’s view of how certain aspects of a school works in addition to having a purely parental point of view. My priorities are to help improve the education and welfare of all the students at Tibshelf School and I very much enjoy my role as a Governor.

In my spare time I run my own theatre company in which I act, direct and build the sets. I also enjoy all other kinds of DIY and I’m a keen photographer.

Brian Fischer

Member of Tibshelf School Senior Leadership Team

Elaine Belshaw

Parent Governor

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 I grew up in Nottingham and moved to Newton 22 years ago. I have two sons; Matthew in Year 9 and Adam in Year 6 at Town End Junior School.

I see the role of Parent Governor as a privileged opportunity to make a positive contribution to the development of the school and support the students to achieve their potential. All children deserve the best start in life regardless of background or academic ability.

I am a Registered Nurse with 30 years experience in the NHS and currently work as Governance Matron at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Family life is important to me and treasuring time with my sons while they still want to know me is a priority! Hobbies include cooking, cake decorating, gardening and walking in the countryside.

Jane Lowe

Parent Governor

Jodie Cook

Parent Governor

Justin Hawley

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Link Governor to Maths and Governor Training

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Both of my boys have benefited greatly from their education at Tibshelf – both academically and in self-esteem. They are now continuing their education away from home, exploring the world in every sense.

I believe passionately in the value of broad education, catering for the diverse needs and aspirations of children and young adults. Although our motivations for anything are usually complex, I think that it is this sense of the value of education that has motivated me to become a governor and use some of my ‘spare’ time for something worthwhile.

My professional background is in science/engineering, which hopefully complements the myriad of skills and experience in the wider governing body. In particular, I like analysis and understanding the root cause of problems.

My interests include walking, photography and DIY.

Louise Crowder

Member of Tibshelf School Senior Leadership Team

Mark Ratcliffe

Parent Governor

Chair of Resources Committee

Link Governor to Modern Foreign Languages and Humanities

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Having served in the Royal Air Force for over 23 years I retired in Pilsley. Living in various cultures opened my eyes to the world we live in.

I am a strong believer in supporting your community and your child’s future.

My background is varied due to living in so many countries and doing so many different roles. I work part-time in a school environment and have served as a Governor at that school.

My daughter attends Tibshelf school of which I share an interest. My main interests are supporting Manchester City Football Club, volunteering for the RSPCA, Police Chaplain to the Derbyshire Police Constabulary.

One of my main passions is going on Battlefield Tours.

Mike Bevilaqua

Faculty Head of Mathematics at Tibshelf School

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I started teaching Mathematics at Tibshelf School in 1997 and I have been a school governor for most of this time. I became head of Mathematics in 2007 and I have overseen this very successful faculty ever since. I also run a mountain biking club at school. I regularly take groups of pupils biking in the peak district, as well as a yearly trip to Afan Forest in Wales.

Outside school I am currently walking all the 214 Wainwrights’ peaks in the Lake District as well as all the possible routes up Snowdon in Wales. I have also just started walking the 630 mile South West coastal path.

I have lived in or around Chesterfield and attended Middlecroft Secondary school. I left school at 16 and completed an Engineering Apprenticeship at E R Squires Engineering in Staveley. I then studied for my Mathematics degree at Sheffield Hallam University, before starting my career in teaching.

I am proud to be a governor at Tibshelf School and I have hopefully made many positive contributions to the lives of pupils at our school.

Mike Pollard

Headteacher of Tibshelf School

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I have been Headteacher of Tibshelf Community School since September 2014 and it is a great privilege to lead such an excellent school, particularly one that is at the heart of its local community. Although I am originally from the other side of the Pennines, my wife and I have lived in Sheffield for many years. Our three children were all educated in our local schools and we all enjoyed the benefit of that local connection. Previously, I have worked in schools in Rotherham and Nottinghamshire as well as Sheffield. My spare time is dominated by the demands of local sport – particularly football and cricket – but sadly not much as an active participant these days.

Pam Trevelyan

Co-opted Governor

Link governor to the Student Voice and Creative Arts

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Many moons ago I was a student at Tibshelf Secondary School where I spent five happy years.

Having achieved well in the newly introduced C.S.E. examinations I went on to become a cost clerk.

Marriage, a move to Yorkshire for six years & the birth of my two sons prevented me from working, but on returning to Tibshelf I gained employment as a midday supervisor at my old school where I spent a further enjoyable seven years enjoying interaction with the students & staff.

Both my sons were educated at all three Tibshelf Schools, as was I.

I am particularly proud to be a governor of this welcoming, caring, hardworking school.

I am now retired from Holmlea Home for Older People, having spent 28 years as the business services assistant also incorporating some occasional care work.

My hobbies are writing - mainly light hearted poetry & short stories & painting.

In 2008, with the help of friends, we produced a book of my poetry which raised around £2000 for charity. £1100 was donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust, £760 to the local church & several smaller amounts given to other charities. A further book was produced for sale for the Headway charity for people with brain injuries. I am hoping to produce a further book of my poems for other charities.

Pete Kenworthy

Member of Tibshelf School Senior Leadership Team

Sarah Keenan

Parent Govenor

Vice Chair of Resources Committee

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Many people know me as Thomas and Edward's mum! They both attend Tibshelf community school now. I have always supported the local schools and community and being Parent Governor is my latest role. I am a Newton girl myself and attended Tibshelf school a 'couple' of years ago! I studied Engineering at Leeds University and returned to the area with my husband when my dad sadly died suddenly. My dad, Roger Hazzledine, was Chair of Governors for a number of years. He inspired me to get involved! The school does a fantastic job in preparing so many young people for the outside world not just academically but by believing in them and allowing them to believe in themselves! Being a governor and 'critical friend' of the school is a very rewarding role! I enjoy the financial analysis of the school as that is my background now as I am a director of my husband and my own business. 

Steve Marvin

Parent Governor

Link Governor to Pupil Behaviour, Well-Being and PE/Sport

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I have lived in Tibshelf for over 25 years married with a son and daughter who both attended Tibshelf Community School I have been a governor for for over 9 years, 8 years as link governor to PE. I am also involved in the Behaviour and Well Being of students linking to attendance and exclusion and a small mentoring program that I link to the exclusion meetings which has helped some children to maintain their place at the school.

Kirstie Knight

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As a past pupil myself I’m really pleased that both of my children now also attend Tibshelf Community School and I’m keen to support the school where I can. In the past I’ve volunteered as an infant and junior school governor and worked as a governor’s clerk so I had some idea of what was involved. I work as a solicitor and compliance officer in a local law firm so alongside carrying out advice work for clients my current role also involves drafting internal policies and procedures, data analysis and reporting and staff training.  I'm therefore hoping my background and experience will enable me to become a useful member of the school’s governing body and Resources Committee.