Telephone: 01283 564 325

Email: office@grange-infants.staffs.sch.uk


Governing Body 

 Chair of Governors  - Mrs Michelle Bradley

Attending the following commitees: Finance, Staffing & Premises Commitee.

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I qualified as an NNEB Nursery Nurse at Burton College 30 years ago and have worked in a variety of child and social care and educational settings since then. For the past 17 years I have worked at Burton and South Derbyshire College as a lecturer, assessor and internal Quality Assurer in a wide range of roles and now teach, assess and IQA Teaching Assistants, Early Years Educators and Childminders across a wide range of educational and early years settings in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. I also deliver Community courses focusing on Resilience and Positive Parenting in a number of settings. I have trained Teaching Assistants and Lunchtime Supervisors at Grange as well as delivering Parenting courses which has enabled me to build good relationships with staff and develop an understanding of what makes Grange such an excellent school. I look forward to supporting the children and staff in my role as co-opted governor. 

Term of office expiry: 31/12/2022


Vice Chair of Governors - Mrs Brenda Cowley


Attending the following Committees – Teaching & Learning Committee.

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I have worked in Education for the past 30 years and originally trained as a Further  Education tutor for Burton College after completing a Degree. Over the past years  I worked  in the their Art & Drama Department, Hair and Beauty and most recently as a Family  learning tutor, travelling to various primary schools in the area. Grange Street School was  always one of my favourite locations when working with parents and their children. A child’s  love of learning should be encouraged and parents play a huge role in this.

I currently work at the Paget High school as a Curriculum TA in Business, ICT and Health & Social care, providing cover for lessons within this area. Secondary Education is demanding but can be vocationally satisfying.

I have now been given the opportunity to work with Grange Street School using my experience to support the Head teacher in important decision making. I look forward to this new challenge. 

Term of office expiry: 31/12/2022


Headteacher - Mrs Joanne Lewis


Attending the following committees: Finance, Staffing & Premises; Teaching & Learning and The Data Group.

I became Headteacher of Grange Infants School in January 2015. I  strongly believe every child has the right to a good education and it is my role to ensure they receive it.
As Headteacher, I am responsible for the organisation, management and control of the school. I ensure Governors and Trustees are aware of all the main aspects of school life and provide them with enough information to fulfil their statutory responsibilities.
I find the Governing body to be extremely hardworking and supportive but, at the same time, prepared to rigorously challenge and question Senior Leaders about school improvement and development. 

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Community Governor - Miss Sarah Drew

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Term of Office Expiry: 9/9/22


Community Governor - Mrs Shelagh McKiernan

I was formerly a Governor at William Shrewsbury prior to the formation of the Academy and I was previously a Governor at my children’s primary school in Somerset. I am an elected local Councillor for Shobnall Ward on East Staffs Borough Council. Originally from the Wirral, I moved to Burton in 2002. My first job was in research at Unilever, but then spent many years in the NHS in Service Improvement, Performance Management and Commissioning. I gained a HND in Applied Biology and later on an OU degree in HealthCare Quality. I believe in lifelong learning. I have 2 Welsh granddaughters of primary school age so am very interested in how education is delivered in different areas and strategies for improving from year to year. My sister and sister in law work as Teaching Assistants so am always learning how it feels at the sharp end!

Term of Office Expiry: 7/10/21


Staff Governor - Mrs Elizabeth Callidine







Attending the following committees:

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I have taught at Grange school for the past nineteen years and I am passionate about our school, its children and community. At present I am the English, Geography and History co-ordinator, Year 1 teacher and part of the senior leadership team. I am enjoying these roles within school and look forward to the challenges of being a governor.

Term of Office Expiry: 22/9/22


Mrs Amanda Smith-Clerk of Governors


Miss R Orton - Community Governor

Term of Office Expiry: 10/3/22

Mr C Goldsmith -  Community Governor

Term of Office Expiry: 17/11/22

Mrs J Ross - Parent Governor

Term of Office Expiry: 25/9/22





Dates for Governors Meetings 2019-2020

Governor Information List 2019-2020

Governor Attendance Record 2019-20120 

Governor Business Interest Table 2019-2020


Governor Meeting Dates 2017-18

Governor Responsabilities and Link Subjects 2017 - 18

Governor Attendance Record 2017 - 18

Governor Information 2017 - 18

Governor Register of Business Interest 2017/18

Attendance Record 2016-17

Skills Audit 2017