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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. If you wish to contact a Governor please use the email address or contact us in writing, stating which Governor you would like to contact. 


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests for your information.



Register of Business and Financial Interests

including Governance at other schools

Attendance 2022 - 2023

oct / dec 

Mrs Rebecca Timperley


Headteacher2.2.09- no endSchool Improvement, resource management and accountabilityNone2/2

Dr Alan Thomas

Contact address:

Northfield Junior School,

Falcon Road,

Dronfield, S18 2ED 

LA Governor



Chair of Governors, Finance, Maths, ECT monitoring and Pupil Premium

Family member works for Discovery Club/ STEAM works

Chair of  Governor at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe from January 2022.


Mr Mark Bracken


Co-opted GovernorOct.2022- Oct 2026Computing, Marketing, AssessmentMD of Bracken Media1/2

Mrs Jane Marshall


Co-opted Governor16.10.19- 16.10.23Vice-chair, Safeguarding,  Art, DT and English, PSCHE including Wellbeing and Anti-BullyingOccasional Supply teacher at NJS1/2

Miss Eleanor Bushnell


Co-opted Governor

12.10.20 - 11.10.24

SEND,History and Geography, FrenchEmployee of Derbyshire County Council1/2

Mrs Claire Nowell


Parent Governor10.4.19-10.4.2023English, Science and MusicNone2/2
Mr Frank StaintonParent Governor10.10.19 - 10.10.23Health and Safety, MusicNone2/2
Miss Ruth SmithParent Governor10.10.19 - 10.10.23School Council, PENone 1/1
Miss Elia TuckStaff Governor 

08.12.2021 -


Therapy Dog, AlbieTeacher Y52/2
Mr Daren CraddockCo-opted Governor13.10.21 - 12.10.25Computing, RENone2/2
Mr Russell OakleyParent Governor 07.12.2022 - 06.12.2026to be allocated  1/1
Dr Chris GibbonsCo-opted Governor 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2027to be allocated  0/0


Miss Victoria Jones


Staff Governor



Health and Safety, Assessment None 

Mrs Clare Freeland

Co-opted Governor16.10.19-08..02.2022British Values and International Schools, Online Safety, Website, RENone