Chris AmbytonParent Governor
Greetings, I am a Parent Governor since 2019 and my daughter Hope is in year 5, and my son Christian now in High school, was a Perryfields pupil from reception. I work as a Trust Ed-Tech Manager for a local multi-academy trust. As a ED-Tech Manager, I assumes management responsibilities related to all areas of the School’s ICT infrastructure and consequently plays an important role in the selection, implementation and management of information technologies to achieve the School’s ICT Strategic Plan. Currently, due to Covid-19 , I am involved in formulating better strategy for online classrooms and enabling Staff work effectively from home. Perryfields Primary is the beacon of the community and it is my desire to see it continue flourishing and transforming lives. Truly what a privilege to be part of the Governors
Sarah BryanStaff Governor
I am a Staff Governor and have worked at Perryfields Primary School for the past nine years. My role is as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Family Link, working with parents across the whole of the school. Several years ago my own children attended Perryfields Primary and I was a parent governor during this time.
Sarah GoodingParent Governor
Vice Chair / EYFS
Hi, my name is Sarah Gooding and I am a parent governor and vice chair of Perryfields governing board. One of my children, Dexter has just finished his journey at Perryfields and I also have a daughter, Pearl here in Year 6. My background is a 23 year career working with children & adults with sensory impairments and other complex needs. I am a communication practitioner working with Early Years settings, a baby/child sign language teacher and am also a foster carer. I enjoy a very active family life with our children & dogs. My career and experience stand me in very good stead for my role within the school as the governor supporting the areas of Safeguarding/LAC/SEN & being the link governor for Early Years children. I became a member of the Governing board as I wanted to be pro-active in maintaining the school’s educational provision and its nurturing principles for our children, and to support the school in its vision to guide all the children to be the best they can be whilst enjoying a happy, fun and fulfilling education and to support them to become well rounded, confident and happy individuals.
David HarrisCo-opted Governor
As computing lead, I am responsible for monitoring and assessing computing across the school, including the teaching of online safety. I help support colleagues in the teaching and learning of computing and keep colleagues informed about current developments. I work with the school’s technician to ensure equipment is ready and working to aid children with their learning.I am also involved with helping to ensure that online safety is prioritised across the school. This includes working with children and governors to look what we already do and how we can further improve.
Jonathan HitchingParent Governor
Hello, I am a Parent Governor with two children in Perryfields and I joined as a Governor in December 2020.Working as part of the Senior Management Team for a popular visitor attraction in the Midlands, my role includes developing business strategy, managing capital investment projects and leading operational and safety teams.As a parent and Governor, I am keen to ensure that my children, their classmates and all pupils are provided with the right environment, standards of teaching and breadth of curriculum to give them the best possible education and start in life. I believe I can play my part by working as part of the Board of Governors with the school’s leadership team and teaching staff, to achieve its goals and objectives for the benefit of all children.
Hi, I’m Allan Sproson and I’m the Chair of Governors for Perryfields. I have two children at Perryfields; Madison and AJ. My day job is a Business Change Manager in a local University, where I support transformational projects through training, communications, and benefits realisation. My role within change management has given me good appreciation of how people and organisations react to change, and how best to support them through the process. I think these skills complement those of the other governors here at Perryfields, and I’m looking forward to working with and supporting the school on its journey.
Hello, my name is Sarah Thompson. I joined the governing body here at Perryfields Primary School over a year ago. I am the linked governor for Year 6. I am an Assistant Headteacher at Perryfields High School where I have worked for 13 years. I am a trained Physical Education Teacher and have been involved in the pastoral care of pupils for a number of years. One of my roles at the high school is to ensure the smooth transition from Year 6 to Year 7. I am committed to helping support Perryfields Primary to achieve their aim of supporting pupil’s growth into becoming confident, caring, responsible and successful learners.