Governing Body 

Meet the Governing Body:

 

Phil Borkett, Chair of Governors

I joined the governing body when actively involved in the local community as minister of a nearby church. Since retiring in 2020 I've had a bit more time to support various community initiatives in Sheffield but also, (when allowed) to enjoy getting out into the Peak District. I am chair of the Full Governing Body and Teaching and Learning Committee and am enthusiastic about governors and staff colleagues working together to give our children the best possible school experience at Norfolk Park. 

 

Chair of Governors

Chair of Teaching, Learning and Community committee

03/09/15 - 02/09/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Jill LeBihan, Vice Chair of Governors

 

 

In my professional life I am Head of Student Engagement at Sheffield Hallam University, with a strong interest in positive student experience. 

My academic background is in English Literature and Language, so I understand the importance of literacy and communication in education, but I also believe in reading for pleasure, and am committed to ensuring children have opportunities to explore the arts, music and broad creative expression. 

I work closely with the digital learning team at Sheffield Hallam and understand the possibilities this offers for education, but I am also fully aware of the risks to children and aim to support the school where I can in keeping the pupils safe.

Co-opted Governor

Vice-Chair

Safeguarding Governor

 28/09/18 - 27/09/22

 

 

 

 

Penny Borkett, Co-opted Governor

I am a retired early years lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. I worked for many years in early years practice as a teaching assistant, Portage worker and Special Educational Needs coordinator. I have also written a couple of books one relating to inclusion and cultural diversity and  the other Special Educational Needs in the early years. I enjoy baking,  yoga and spending time with my grandchildren when I have time to relax.  

 

Co-opted Governor

Member of Teaching, Learning and Community committee

Assessment

03/09/15 - 02/09/19

 

 

 

 

Antonella Pini, Co-opted Governor

 Hi, I’m Antonella, I retired five years ago from Norfolk Park School where I worked as a Teaching Assistant for 25 years and also was a Staff Governor for nearly 8 years. I’m passionate about making a difference to the the lives of the children in the school and their families and was happy to be part of the Norfolk Park School community again as a governor in 2018. I’m part of the Teaching, Learning and Community sub-committee, also the nominated governor for Health and Safety and the link governor for the lead Teacher in Communication.

 I love cinema, theatre, reading, travelling and I’m a keen cook who likes to share food!

Co-opted Governor

Member of Teaching, Learning and Community committee

Health and safety 

26/06/18 - 25/06/22

 

 

 

Meghan Goodeve, Co-opted Governor

Portrait of Meghan Goodeve holding artwork by Bijan Amini-Alevijeh 

I have 10 years experience working in the arts and culture sector, with a particular focus on arts education and supporting early career artists. I am a member of the Teaching, Learning and Community committee and will be working closely with the school to help support them in their arts provision. 

Co-opted Governor

Member of Teaching, Learning and Community committee

26/11/2020 - 25/11/2024

 

Jodie Webb, Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Co-opted Governor

Member of Resources and Premises committee

03/07/19 - 02/07/23

Lauren Hood, Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Co-opted Governor

Member of Teaching, Learning and Community committee

27/03/19 - 26/03/23

 

Sally Marsden, Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Governor

Member of Teaching, Learning and Community committee

13/11/19 - 12/11/23

Matt Cam, Head Teacher

 

I have 22 years of teaching experience which has included teaching abroad, in mainstream schools and in different SEND schools.
It was a privilege to join Norfolk Park school five years ago when the school moved to its current location. It has been a pleasure to see the school develop and grow over this time.
In my time outside school I have a young family and also enjoy different sports and hobbies such as squash, walking and mountain biking.  

I have been on the Teaching, Learning and Community committee and the Resources and Premises committee since 1/1/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Newbould, Staff Governor

I have been teaching at Norfolk Park School for about 7 years.  I lead on  RE and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) development within school. I ensure we reflect learning around a variety of different faiths, traditions and festivals and find a multi-sensory approach works well.

I have been involved in developments in school around  the new curriculum, engagement, music and assemblies.

Music should be so prominent in school as it is inclusive and accessible and brings out so much joy in the children.

Outside of school my  own passion is music: I play the cornet and am a member of the Chapeltown Brass Band.   I also play in school sometimes and I also sing for weddings, parties and just for my own pleasure. 

 Member of Teaching, Learning and Community committee

27/03/19 - 27/03/23

 

 

Please click here to view the records of attendance for the academic year 2019-2020: Norfolk Park Special School.xlsx

Name Position / Term of office Member of Committee Appointed by Start - End Dates stepped down Pecuniary interests, other governance roles and relationships Attendance
Phil Borkett

Chair of Governors, Co-opted 

4 years

Teaching, Learning and community

Governors 03/09/15 - 02/09/20 n/a None


28/11/18
13/02/19
27/03/19
3/7/19
24/10/19
27/11/19
 apologies 6/3/19
5/6/19
12/06/19
10/10/19

Julie Upton 

Vice Chair of Governors, Co-opted 

4 years

Resources and Premises

Governors 07/03/16 - 02/09/20 n/a None


28/11/18
13/2/19
06/03/19
27/03/19
05/06/19
03/07/19
10/10/19
27/11/19
apologies:
10/10/18
12/06/19
24/10/19

Penny Borkett

Co-opted Governor

ASSESSMENT

4 years

Teaching, Learning and community Governors 03/09/15 - 02/09/19 n/a None


28/11/18
13/02/19
27/03/19
 12/06/19
03/07/19
24/10/19
27/11/19
Apologies
6/3/19
5/6/19
10/10/19

Antonella Pinni

Co-opted Governor

HEALTH AND SAFETY

4 years

Teaching, Learning and community Governors 26/06/18 - 25/06/22 n/a None

28/11/18
13/02/19
27/03/19
12/06/19
03/07/19
24/10/19
27/11/19
Apologies: 6/03/19
05/06/19
10/10/19

Jill Lebihan

Co-opted Governor

SAFEGUARDING

4 years

Resources and Premises

Governors 28/09/18 - 27/09/22 n/a None

28/11/18
6/3/19
27/03/19
05/06/19
03/07/19
3/7/19
10/10/19
27/11/19
 Apologies
13/2/19
12/6/19
24/10/19

Lindsay Newbould

Staff Governor

Teaching, Learning and community

Governors 27/03/19 - 27/03/23 n/a None


12/06/19
03/07/19
24/10/19
27/11/19
Apologies:
5/6/19
10/10/19

Jodie Webb

Co-opted Governor

4 years

Resources and Premises

Governors 03/07/19 - 02/07/23 n/a None

10/10/19
27/11/19
Apologies:
03/07/19
24/10/19

Lauren Hood

Parent Governor

Teaching, Learning and community

Governors 27/03/19 - 26/03/23 n/a None

05/06/19
03/07/19
27/11/19
apologies 27/03/19
10/10/19
24/10/19

Sally Marsden

Parent Governor

Teaching, Learning and Community

Governors 13/11/19 - 12/11/23 n/a None 27/11/19
Matthew Cam Headteacher

Teaching, Learning and community

&

Resources and Premises 

Governors 01/01/19 n/a None

12/6/18
28/11/18
13/02/19
06/03/19
27/03/19
5/6/19
12/06/19
03/07/19
10/10/19
24/10/19
27/11/19

 

Governors no longer in post

Ed Gabbani

Co-opted Governor

4 years

Resources and Premises

Teaching, Learning and community 

Governors 01/09/15 n/a None

28/11/18

Andrew Swift Co-Chair of Governors, co-opted
Chair of Teaching and Learning
sub-committee

Teaching, Learning and community

 (Chair) co-opted

Governors 07/12/16  28/11/18 None
Jeremy Spooner

4 years

 

Parent and Health and Safety Governor Resources and Premises Parents Governors 03/09/15 6/3/19 None

Rachel Horner

Staff Governor

4 years

Teaching, Learning and community Staff 01/09/15 n/a None

Jan Kartawick Headteacher