Governor Profiles

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Chris Adlington - Staff Governor

I began teaching at Gainsborough in September 2012.  I wanted to join the Governing board to gain a greater understanding of how governance impacts on the development of our school.  I love the fact that Gainsborough is a family and look forward to sharing ideas and thoughts on behalf of other teachers, good communication is vital for a successful school.  I like to spend my free time with my family going on days out and long walks.


Barrie Richards - Co-opted Governor

I was invited to join the Governing board after stepping down as a governor at another school.  I work as a social worker at Cheshire East Council, having lots of experience, it was felt that I could help Gainsborough.  The school has a great ethos and is a good environment for learning and for children and staff to achieve their goals and build on their achievement.  I have two grandchildren at Gainsborough and in my spare time I am a DJ and children's entertainer and support Crewe Alex Football Club. I'm married and have an elderly cat called 'Jazz'.


Kevin Froggatt - Local Authority Governor

I have been a governor for 30 years at various schools. I wanted to develop an understanding of the education system and school management beyond that of a classroom teacher.  This was my way to try to influence and improve the provision, opportunities and experience for the children and staff by taking a pro-active part in the direction and management of local education provision.  I like the sense of 'Family' at Gainsborough, I have always found it to be a friendly but purposeful place and in everything it does the overall aim is to secure the best it can for all pupils in a caring and supportive environment.  I am a trained Fine Artist and have a keen interest in dance, theatre, performance, media and architecture.  I enjoy visiting places with historical and art connections and used my interests when developing the curriculum as a teacher and Creative Arts leader.


Kate Birchall - Vice Chair of the Governing Board

My son has been at Gainsborough since Nursery and I was a pupil at the original school in the 1970's!  I have been a governor for the past couple of years and love the school ethos here.  Gainsborough has the pupils interests at heart and wants the best for them.  I work full time as a civil servant which is a varied and interesting job and in my spare time I enjoy reading, walking with my family and helping out at my son's cricket club.


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