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Meet the Governors

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Paul Martin

Paul Martin
Chair of Governors  

I have been a governor at Redwood School for the past nine years and Chair of the governing body for the last four years. My connections with the school stretch back to 1988, when my eldest daughter joined the school. All three of my daughters have attended at Redwood.

I am currently self-employed, providing management and investigative services to NHS Trusts. I am a Non-executive Director with a local community interest company, Big Ambitions, which supports people with mental health issues in employment and to find employment. I have enjoyed previous careers with the police service and with the NHS. All of these roles have provided me with skills and experience which equip me to act as a governor for school and to lead the governing body.

I believe that it is crucial to provide the means for every child to achieve their full potential.

In order to ensure that this happens, the governors must hold the Head Teacher and senior leaders accountable to provide excellent leadership and to ensure the best teaching and learning takes place in school. I have a specific responsibility for safeguarding within school.

I am the Vice-chair of the Multi-academy Trust which operates across both Academies.

I also aim to take a leading role in developing the Maltby Learning Community, where all the schools in our local area work jointly to support each other and to encourage school development.

In January of 2014, I was designated as a National Leader of Governance. This role is aimed at developing governing bodies which require support. The role allows me to benchmark with other schools and to import ideas and approaches to Redwood Academy.

 

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Donna Quarrel
Parent Governor

Donna Quarrell, has recently been elected as a parent Governor. Her son is currently in Year 2 at Redwood Academy.

Donna attended Redwood as a child and has always had a close link to the school through friends and family which is what made her want to become a Governor.

She is passionate about the school and not only the learning, but how parents & governors can understand and support school life better.

Donna currently work as Head of Service Delivery for a Global Company that work in Property & Motor Insurance claims handling. She has a background in Property Facilities, Building Insurance, and operational customer service, as well as financial responsibilities for her business area.

She spend lots of time with family & friends mostly revolving around her son’s football team where she is assistant welfare officer. Donna also spends time watching and playing football, and loves Formula 1, so has very busy, high energy weekends.

 

 

 

Daniel Foster

 

 

Daniel Foster
Community Governor

Daniel is a former student of Redwood and Maltby Comprehensive and hopes that becoming a Governor will provide a fantastic opportunity to use his educational and professional experience to help maintain and strengthen the very building blocks that formed the foundations of his own educational journey.

He is passionate about the future of the local community, and believes that a positive educational experience in the early years can have a huge impact on achievement and aspiration later in life.

Daniel hopes that his role as Governor provides a fantastic opportunity to use his educational and professional experience to help maintain and strengthen the very building blocks that formed the foundations of my own educational journey; which has led to higher education and a prosperous and enjoyable career as a business lead with a FTSE 100 company.

 

Jordan Yates

Jordan Yates
Community Governor

Maltby born and bred, I attended Hall Infants, Lilly Hall and Maltby Comprehensive/6th Form which enabled me to complete a Mechanical Engineering degree at Loughborough University. Since then I have worked as a Contract and then Process Engineer within two Sheffield Steel/Alloy Foundries.

Having recently become a parent last year, I am keen to both learn about the current education system, and also offer some of my time and problem solving skills to help our local schools teach the next generation as effectively as possible.

Outside of work I am a keen historian and genealogist. I also enjoy long distance running, walking in Derbyshire and fitting in as many holidays as I can

 

 

Andrew Renwick

Andrew Renwick
Parent Governor

Andrew joined Redwood Academy as a parent governor early 2014. His aim is to apply all his efforts to make Redwood even better than it already is.

Children’s education is the most important start in life. Every child deserves a good solid foundation to life and, as part of the governing body, Andrew is keen support everyone in school to ensure the effective education of all our children.

Any parents, who wish to discuss aspects of school with Andrew, can contact him through the school office.

Andrew is a Group Auditor at a major motor retailer. He is also the father of three boys, two of which attend Maltby Redwood Academy.

 

 

Stephen Selby

Stephen Selby
Business Governor

Stephen joined Redwood Academy in January 2015 as a business governor. He believes that a great education is the key to our children's future and is excited and proud to be a governor, helping to ensure that our school is the very best it can be.

Stephen is an active member of the governing body. He participates in numerous activities to include reviewing the budget, monitoring attainment and progress, and helping to develop and implement the school improvement strategy. As Redwood and the Learning Trust move forward, Stephen is confident that the governing body can meet any challenges that come its way to ensure all children reach their full potential.

Stephen went to school in Wickersley, but has lived in Maltby for over 15 years and finds it a great place to bring up his family. Apart from spending time with his family, he loves many sports and supports Rotherham United.