Trustees & Local Academy Boards

The Executive Board (trustees) are responsible for the day to day governance of the Trust, while Local Academy Boards provide strategic direction to help drive improvements in standards at each Academy.

Governor Membership September 2023

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Governor Membership September 2022

Governor Membership & Attendance 2021-2022

Membership and Attendance 2019-2020

Please see link below to the Trust Governance website

Redhill Academy Trust – Official Governance Documents

Who We Are

What role do Governors play in North Wingfield Primary and Nursery Academy?

North Wingfield Academy is one of a number of schools in the Redhill Trust Group of Academies.

Like a lot of institutions, Academies have a significant tier of management and governance to ensure a high quality of service to its stakeholders.

As well as Redhill’s Trustees and the management structure within the school, there is also another layer….the Governors or Local Academy Board.

Currently our membership is comprised of  6 Community Governors, 1 Parent Governor, 1 Staff Governor. You may have spotted us on the Photo board in Reception.

You may not know what we do, so let me explain our roles and responsibilities:-

  • Helping to develop a vision and strategy for the school.
  • Holding the school to account by asking challenging questions of the Senior Leadership Team to ensure every pupil has the best possible education.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy to check if public money is being spent wisely.
  • We visit the school one or two times per term to speak with specific staff regarding Safeguarding, Quality of Education, Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes, Finance, Health and Safety, Leadership and Management and Early Years Development.
  • We meet as a Board three or four times per year to receive reports from the Head about general school life, the SENCO about Special Educational Needs, individual teachers about their curriculum responsibility and an update from the Trust’s Director of Primary Education, as well as monitoring progress throughout the school.
  • Once per term the Head organises a Focus Morning for all governors to attend, to concentrate on a specific element of the curriculum and to explore more deeply how progress is being made.

The Governors realise that, as we are mostly working in the background, you don’t see much of us but we are keen to reach out to parents and for you to better understand our role.

As Governors, we are volunteers with a wealth of experience in all walks of life and backgrounds and care passionately about our community and ‘school family’.

As Chair of the LAB, you will probably see me in and out of school so please say “Hello” and introduce yourself. If you have any suggestions as to how the partnership between Governor and parent/carer can be improved please let the office know and I will get in touch to explore your ideas.

Sue Spenceley

Chair of Local Academy Board



Sue Spenceley

Chair – Community Governor

Co-opted by board

​Term of office 14.12.23 – 13.12.24

My name is Sue Spenceley, and I have been a  Governor at North Wingfield Primary Academy for a number of years.

I have lived locally for over forty years and know the school well.

I have been in education all my life, first as a teacher and 25 years as a Headteacher.

I am passionate about children’s education especially encouraging them to love learning from an early age.

I am also interested in developing a partnership with the parents of North Wingfield Primary School and would welcome your views about the school.

Nigel Barker

Community Governor

Term of office:14/12/20- 13/12/23

Also serves on the Parish and District Council
Has voting rights.

Business Interests
Cousin of Sally Goodwin, Teaching Assistant

Sarah Lester –
Clerk to Governors

I joined North Wingfield Primary and Nursery Academy as a Business Assistant in June 2021. I since took on the role of  Business Operations Manager in November 2023.

Rachael Peacock

Ex-officio Governor
​Term from 01.01.2016

I studied for my Bachelor of Education degree at Sheffield Hallam University and qualified in 1997.

I have taught in a number of different authorities including, Nottinghamshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.

I taught full-time for the first 2 years before having my two children. I then worked in job-shares for 9 and a half years before returning to full-time and taking on leadership roles.

I was appointed as Headteacher at North Wingfield Primary and Nursery school in October 2015 and took up my role in January 2016.

Glynn Davis

Community Governor

​Term of Office 05.05.22 – 04.05.26

Born in Derbyshire I have lived most of my lived here and in Nottinghamshire.

I moved to North Wingfield 25 years ago. I started my first job as a trainee and then manager for Tesco. I have worked as a manager in Sales and Marketing for various companies both multinational and UK.

I have four children, all now on their own life paths and eight grandchildren. Having recently retired, I am enjoying being a bigger part of their development especially for the two that are preschool ages. I also helped raise a stepson and stepdaughter both happily integrated with my own and formed good relationships that are ongoing today.

Having been a company director for many years, I have acquired knowledge in many areas that can benefit my roll as a governor – and this helped me when I spent twelve years in the roll at the old Deincourt school.


The education and wellbeing of future generations is something that benefits not just the individual but also the community, which for North Wingfield and the surrounding areas has changed considerably since I moved here.

So I look forward to meeting with parents and teachers to help evaluate ways of maintaining the improvements already achieved and progress them further.

Diane Parmley
​Staff Governor

​Term of office 01.09.23 – 01.09.27

I am the Nursery teacher and Assistant Head for KS1 and Early Years (Nursery and Reception).

I have taught at North Wingfield since September 2011 and during this time I have loved getting to know many families and their children.

Anita Ashley

Vice Chair – Community Governor 

Term of Office -23.06.22 – 22.06.26

My name is Anita Ashley. I was born in Chesterfield and I have lived in North Wingfield since 1998. I am married with 2 grown up children. I worked for 34 years in education as a teacher working in various schools and for the final 8 years, I was a head teacher in a primary school. Now I am retired I have the time, experience and enthusiasm to make a contribution to my local community as a school governor.

Christine Hill

Community Governor

Term of Office -23.06.22 – 22.06.26

I am a retired teacher who has lived in the local area for over 22 years. My teaching background has been long and varied. I started my career as an English teacher in Madrid before opening my own language school in Motril, on the coast of Granada.  I came back to the UK after 13 years in Spain and since then taught Spanish at secondary schools in Wales and Surrey before coming to Derbyshire. For the last 15 years of my teaching career, I have been working at senior level and have been Acting Headteacher in two schools. I have degrees in Spanish, Linguistics, Polish, a PGCE and NPQH, (National Professional Qualification for Headship).

I have a close affinity to NWPNA as it stands on the site of the old Deincourt School, where I was Deputy Head for the last few years before it’s closure. I also used to teach Spanish to young children in many of the local primary schools including North Wingfield Infant and Junior School, Grassmoor, Pilsley and Heath.

Now retired, I like to use the skills that I have acquired to give back and help within educational settings. As well as being a Governor at NWPNA, I work with the Public Health Collaboration charity helping to create educational PSHE programmes.