Our Governors

Below you will find some information about our current governors - who they are, their connection with our school and why they decided to become a governor. We hope you will find this helpful and will help you to know who they are. If you would like to find out more about supporting our school in this way please feel free to speak to any of our governors.

Julie Hemsley

My name is Julie Hemsley and I have been Head Teacher at Alderman Pounder Infant and Nursery School since 2010. I started my teaching career in Melbourne, Derbyshire, moving to a school in Stapleford to be SENCo and later Deputy Head Teacher.  The Head Teacher, by nature of the job, is always a member of the school’s Governing Body. At Alderman Pounder we are lucky to have such a range of interests and expertise amongst our governors who, as a result, are able to bring different dimensions and viewpoints to our work to help and support us in becoming the best that we can possibly be. 

I have two little girls who are very close to each other in age. I can now appreciate the challenges and joys parenting brings - and the sleepless nights! I believe all children are entitled to an education that is challenging, memorable, exciting and fun and I am committed to achieving this for the pupils of Alderman Pounder.

Sue Ingram

I am a co-opted member of the governing body and Deputy Head Teacher in the school. I attend Resources, Curriculum and Pupils, Achievement and Attainment and Full Governing Body meetings. I am also involved in Safeguarding and Appraisal.

I have been involved in Alderman Pounder since 1999 when, as a family, we moved to Nottingham.  I am married to Doug, a tutor at Nottingham University, and have two sons in their twenties. I started at the school as a parent helper, helping in my younger son's class,  then became a supply teacher, a part-time reception teacher, a full-time KS1 teacher,  temporary Key Stage One Leader, to finally becoming Deputy Head Teacher!

I am passionate about education and am fully committed to making every child's experience at Alderman Pounder the best it can be. I know all the staff work incredibly hard to enable every child to achieve their potential and have fun doing it. It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated group of professionals, such lovely children and supportive families. 

Since becoming a governor myself I have also come to appreciate the dedication of all our governors, who willingly give their time and energy to the role, support and challenge staff and care about all our stakeholders.

Roy Serevena

I am the newly elected Chair of the Governors and have been a governor at Alderman Pounder since Autumn 2015 although actively involved in supporting events since we arrived here in 2013.  I am a co-opted member of the Governing Body initially invited to replace the schools former military governor.  Despite life in the Army, my family have decided to settle in the area and we have lived in Bramcote since 2014 with no plans to move despite the announcements that Chetwynd Barracks is due to close in 2021.

My family consists of three boys and our daughter.  All of our sons have been pupils or still are attending Alderman Pounder and our daughter is due to start attending Seedlings Nursery after the Easter 2017 break.  My wife works for the NHS as an MRI Radiographer so we have very busy lives but never too busy to listen to any concerns that parents, staff or children have in regard to the school.  The very little free time I have is spent enjoying all aspects of Rugby Union, in particular refereeing at a reasonable level and supporting Leicester Tigers and England. 

With a background in various roles of management and professional engineering, I hope to lead the governing body by drawing in all of the experience and specialist skills they have and channelling their knowledge into setting the best possible conditions for the teaching staff to deliver a first rate education to our FS2 and KS1 pupils.


 Clare Goodyear

I became a governor in 2008 when my son started in FS2.  My daughter had already been through this school so I knew how great it was and what an excellent time she had had here.  I soon became chair of one of the committees  looking at the curriculum and how the children achieve, then took on other responsibilities such as safeguarding and linking in with the foundation stage -  my previous job as a social worker and current job as a child-minder gave me the experience to do this.  When my son moved onto Eskdale I still wanted to be involved as the education and wellbeing of the children at this school mean a great deal to me.  Therefore I’m still here and now vice-chair and whilst ever I can help the staff and children at Alderman Pounder I’ll still be here!


Joanne Hume

My name is Joanne Hume and I am the School Business Manager, and Co-opted Governor. I joined the school and Governing Body in April 2014, and bring an independent view as I have no prior attachment to Alderman Pounder School.

I have over twenty years financial experience working in the public and private sector however my position as School Business Manager is very unique as it is involved with so many aspects of everyday school life from financial, staffing, health & safety, building maintenance, security and data submissions, to name a few. My role as a governor is to provide feedback and updates on any of these areas at Full Governors and Resources Committee meetings, as required, with a general financial over-sight.

With two teenage children of my own my aim is to actively contribute my professional skills and parental experience to help the school and the pupils continue to improve and develop.


Natalie Collins

As a teacher at Alderman Pounder I was eager to take on a new challenge which would allow me to offer a wider contribution to the school, as well as gaining a deeper understanding for how the school is run. I feel being part of the Governing Body I am able to extend my own personal development  but also offer my own personal experiences both within schools and out, as well as having fresh ideas when needed.


Michelle Taylor

Hi, I'm mum to one of two and married to Craig, Finance Director of a local electronics company.  We met many years ago through our love of cycling and both used to race. I'm currently embracing a new project called being a full time mum, but in the past my work has varied from being a complementary therapist, a property valuer for the government  and most recently being a GP receptionist. 

Growing up into sport taught us both some great life skills such as commitment, determination, a respect for everyone regardless of who they are, and a love of life and the big amazing world around us.  I think that Alderman Pounder reflects this too. 

I didn't want to send my child to school without knowing and understanding where she was going every day, and how all these children go into school each morning and come out each afternoon having learnt a wealth of new information and skills.  How does it happen and what goes into making it happen??  Well, being a governor is helping me understand just what a mammoth task it really is, and I'm proud to say that I'm a part of making sure brilliant things happen at Alderman Pounder. 

I am the Chair of the Curriculum and Planning Committee and sit on the Achievement and  Attainment Committee. I am also the link governor for all matters 'Pupil Premium'. I am there to support, encourage and sometimes challenge their plans and ideas to teach this wide subject, to make sure they are delivering the best to our pupils, which of course they are! Being a governor has certainly been an eye opener and I wouldn't change it, I like a good challenge!!


Janet Kennedy

I have now been a governor for several years at Alderman Pounder School. I became involved with the school originally as my sons, who have both attended Alderman Pounder, are SEN. Both have been looked after very well here and I wanted to give something back to the school. I have also a keen interest in the delivery of the maths curriculum and volunteer with one of the year two maths sets on a regular basis.  


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James Mitchell

I have been a Governor for a year now and my link area is Health and Safety. This involves, amongst other tasks and meetings, a termly inspection of the school, checking all classrooms and facilities on the school grounds and reporting back to the governing body and the Head Teacher.

I am a Engineering Deputy Shift Leader at Boots on the Beeston site in the warehouses and have a NEBOSH safety qualification. I live very close to school in Chilwell and I am married to Lisa, who is Chair of the PTFA. We have two children, one who is in her final year at Eskdale and is hoping to go on to Alderman White next year, and our younger daughter who is in The Mighty Oaks!

I am also a volunteer Community First Responder for East Midlands Ambulance Service. This means, when available, I respond to all life threatening ambulance calls in the Beeston and district area. Alongside this, I am also a member of The Mighty Beeston Round Table, who raise a significant amount of money for the local community and charities.

Peter Gould

new governor - info coming shortly

We should soon be able to share with you information about new governors who have just joined the team.