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Our Governors


Chair of Governors:

Mr Mark Moody

White Woods Primary Academy Trust
The Hub
Wickersley Northfield Primary Academy Trust
Northfield Lane
S66 2HL

Tel: 01709 267019

Other Governors

Peter Haynes – Acting CEO

Ralph McIver

Lynda Hilbert

Lisa Carroll - parent



The role of those serving on a Local Governing Body is an important one, ensuring that there is local accountability for the performance of the Trust and the Academies and that the Academies serve their communities.  Those serving on a Local Governing Body are accountable to the Trust Board and must ensure that at all times they act in good faith and in the best interests of the Academies and the Trust, exercising reasonable care and skill having particular regard to personal knowledge and experience.


Meet our Governors:

Mark Moody - Chair of Governors


John Henderson – CEO


Ralph McIver -

Ralph owns his own company and has a background in ICT and Finance. His children have previously studied at Dinnington Community Primary School.




Lynda Hilbert is a Co-opted Governor. Lynda is the Lead Governor on Literacy, linked with the Literacy Lead , Lauren McCambridge. Lynda has worked for many years in education both as a teacher and as a Local Authority Consultant in Literacy. She now runs her own company and provides support to many schools in improving literacy.


Lisa Carroll - parent -

Lisa Carroll is a Parent Governor. Lisa is the Lead Governor for Early Years. She is also the Pupil and Parent Champion. She has one son in KS2 and has a background within Human Resources.




The name of the school is Dinnington Community Primary School.

Dinnington Community Primary School is a member of White Woods Primary Academy Trust.

The school is a community school.

The name of the local governing body is 'The governing body of Dinnington Community Primary School'.


Glossary of common education and related terminology…

AfL – Assessment for Learning – the day-to-day assessments that include effective questioning; observations of children during teaching and while they are working; holding discussions with children; analysing work and reporting to children; conducting tests and giving quick feedback.

CIN – Child in Need (where social care are supporting a family to meet the needs of their children as part of a multi-agency approach) CP – Chid Protection (where social care are sharing the responsibility for meeting the needs of children with their family as a result of identified risk factors)

DfE – The Department for Education who are responsible for education and children’s services in England.

EAL – English as an Additional Language – Refers to children whose first language(s) is/are not English and who may not yet be speaking English fluently or even at all.

BESD – Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties

EHCP – Education, Health Care Plan (replaced Statements of Educational Need)

EP – Educational Psychologist

EWO – Education Welfare Officer – Person employed by the Local Authority to help parents and the LA meet their statutory obligations in relation to school attendance and children’s welfare.

EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage – A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age.

FSM – Free School Meals

G & T – Gifted and Talented HI – Hearing impaired

HLTA – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

ICT – Information and Communication Technology

IEP – Individual Education Plan

ITT – Initial Teacher Training

KS1 – Key Stage 1 – 5-7 years old

KS2 – Key Stage 2 – 7-11 years old

LA – Local Authority

MASH – multi-agency safeguarding hub

MLD – Moderate Learning Difficulties

NQT – Newly Qualified Teacher (entitled to PPA+ a further 10% training time per week)

Ofsted – The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills is an independent organisation, which reports directly to Parliament. Ofsted inspects and regulates services, which care for children and young people and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Ofsted sets out to raise standards in British schools through regular inspections.

OT – Occupational therapist

PE – Physical Education

PP – Pupil Premium is a grant provided to schools, by the government, for disadvantaged children.

PPA – Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time (children are entitled to 10% PPA per week, or the equivalent)

PSED – Personal, social and emotional development

PSHE – Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

QTS – Qualified Teacher Status

RE – Religious Education

SALT – Speech and language Therapist

SATs – Standard Attainment Tests/Tasks – National Curriculum Tests and Tasks which take place at the end of Key Stage 1 and at the end of Key Stage 2. SEN – Special Educational Needs Provision – Support for pupils with learning difficulties.

SENDCO – Special Educational Needs & Disability Co-ordinator

SLD – Severe Learning Difficulties

SLT – School Leadership Team

SMSC- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

TA- Teaching Assistant

VI –Visually impaired