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Meet the Governors

Chair of Governors: Mrs Eleanor Langston-Jones

I have been in the teaching profession for twenty years, initially as a history teacher, but spent the last five years as my career as a senior manager with responsibility for teaching and learning. I am currently teaching two days a week in a sixth college as my husband and I adopted twin boys in December 2019. I have been a staff governor at two of my previous schools and became a governor at Marsh Hill in February 2020. I have greatly enjoyed being part of the governing body this year and look forward to continuing to work with staff, students, parents and the wider community in order to improve the life chances of the children in our care.

Staff Governor: Cathy Lomas

In October of 2014 I joined the Governing Body at Marsh Hill Primary School as the Staff representative. The Staff at Marsh Hill Primary have a strong moral and ethical belief in the importance of education and this is reflected by the challenge provided by the Governing Body to ensure the best outcomes for our pupils. I have worked at Marsh Hill Primary for twelve years but prior to this worked within Education across a group of schools in Burton. I have also worked for the NSPCC and am very focused on the importance of Safeguarding. I am an experienced School Governor and have participated as a Governor in various roles, including Parent, Co-opted, Vice-Chair and Chair since 2001.

Mr Paul Basil

I have had a long career in Management Accountancy and Business Advice offering support and guidance to businesses from all sectors. I joined Marsh Hill Primary School as a Governor in May 2019 to support the Board of Governors in setting a clear strategic direction and ensuring the resources are used well and appropriately. With my experience in the financial sector, I feel privileged to be able to offer my expertise to the Governing Board.

Co-opted Governor: Julie Holmes 

My name is Julie Holmes and I am a teacher at Marsh Hill Primary School. I was co-opted onto the Governing Board in 2014 having been a governor at my previous school. I have taught in the primary sector since 1999, leading on Maths from 2001. I was a SenCo from 2005 until 2021 and really enjoy nurturing and supporting pupils to achieve. I have undertaken training in Early Reading, Reading Recovery and Numbers Count, which has allowed me to understand how children learn and what they need to help them learn.  My passion for teaching lies within the Early Years with and I believe that the relationships the school builds with the children and their families is key to their success.  I really enjoy being on the Governing Board at Marsh Hill - the vision is clear for all and is written and followed by all for the benefit of the children of today and in the future.