Deer Park Primary School New Road, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6TD Telephone or Fax: 01246 232696
Deer Park Primary School, New Road, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6TD                       Telephone or Fax 01246 232696  e-mail:
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Mr Simon Beardall Headteacher                        My name is Simon Beardall and I am very proud to be the                        Headteacher at Deer Park Primary School. I am married with                        two children.  My daughter is a primary school teacher in Ripley                        and my son having completed his degree in Music Production is                        working for The Games Workshop at their Head Office in Nottingham.  I am delighted to have returned as the Headteacher here at Deer Park having been the deputy for four years from 2008 before moving on to be the Headteacher at Ridgeway Primary School in 2012.  Deer Park is a fantastic school with a strong and supportive staff and truly wonderful children.  I am passionately committed to improving the outcomes for all of the pupils in our care in order that they can reach their full potential. I do this through encouraging a strong sense of respect and tolerance of others with all our children as well as self –belief and resilience and fully endorse an attitude of never, never, never giving up. I believe that as the Headteacher I will strive to maintain and raise the standards, ensuring I make positive contributions to enable the children, their families and the community to continue to be proud of Deer Park Primary School.                                       Mrs Liz Lord Co-opted Governor                  On leaving school I trained as a Chemist working in laboratories                        in Manchester and Loughborough.  On moving to Wingerworth, I                        initially worked at British Gas before becoming a part time youth                        worker 1973 -1986 working at Clay Cross and Wingerworth youth                        clubs. From 1986 I worked  for Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce                        becomingTraining Manager in 1989.This role involved placing and monitoring apprentices in local companies and responsibility for Education Business Links which included working with teachers and children in primary and secondary schools and participating companies.  My children attended Deer Park and my grandchildren currently attend. Since retirement I have been actively involved in the life of the school both as a governor and cooking with year one/two children. My other interests include being a season ticket holder at Manchester City, cooking and walking. Mr Nick Knowles Co-opted Governor Chair of Premises, Health & Safety Committee                         Born in Wingerworth, and resident in the village ever since, I’m a                         former pupil of Deer Park. I’m married with three children who all                         attended Deer Park and Tupton Hall Schools. My eldest daughter                         graduated with a first class honours degree in Mathematics from                         the University of Essex in 2014, my younger daughter will be                         sitting her finals in International Wildlife Biology at the University of South Wales in Spring 2017 and my son is due to complete his ‘A’ levels at the same time. I’ve worked in various Sections of the Highways department at Derbyshire County Council since leaving school. I’ve formally managed junior football teams for WJSA from U7’s to U16’s and had the pleasure of accompanying Deer Park’s Year 5 and 6 pupils on all of their residential trips over a seven year period from 2004 to 2010. The latter led to me being invited to join the Governing Body in 2006 where I’ve held the role of Chair of Premises, Health and Safety since 2009. I’m keen to see that present and future pupils are given the best possible opportunities to fulfil their educational potential in an environment where they feel both happy and safe like so many of the thousands who have gone through the  school before them. Mrs Cath Turkington Co-opted Governor                          I was elected to the Governing Body as a Parent Governor                          in January 2010, when both my sons attended Deer Park.                          I am on the Personnel and Teaching & Learning Committees                          and I have been the SEND Governor since 2012.                                    My sons have now left the school however I am now a                          Co-opted governor and remain committed to ensuring that Deer Park provides the best possible education and environment for its students. Professionally I am an Engineer and recognise the importance of good education and enthusiastic teachers. Mr James Dowse Co-opted Governor (staff)                                                                                                                                    Photo and pen portrait coming soon. Mrs Cathy Barnes Staff Governor                         I have worked in many different jobs before I knew what I                         wanted to do with my career. This has included waitressing,                         working as a receptionist and data entry to name but a few, the                         list is endless! This all changed when I became a mum and I                         volunteered in my children’s school. I began work as a nursery assistant in the school’s nursery and then made the choice to become a teacher.  After gaining my teaching qualification I started work at Deer Park Primary School in September 2004 as a newly qualified teacher.  Instantly I knew I had made the right choice and I felt part of the school. I became the Foundation Stage Coordinator in 2008 and was successful in securing the role of Key Stage One leader in 2013.  I enjoy every aspect of the school and work hard to ensure each child’s experiences are enjoyable as well as educational.  Working with the children in the reception class enables me to teach them the foundations they need throughout their whole life. Mrs Sharon Porteous Co-opted Governor                       My name is Sharon Porteous. I have served a four year term                       as Parent Governor. During this time I had two children                       attending Deer Park School. I find being a member of a strong,                       passionate, hardworking governing body both challenging and                       rewarding. I also work as a Mid-Day Supervisor at Deer Park                       School. Outside of school I enjoy various sports and the outdoors. I have been an Assistant Cub Leader for 5 years. I also serve on two community linked committees, one of which is to improve the facilities and equipment in the parks situated in Wingerworth. My children have now left Deer Park but I have chosen to stay on the Governing Body as a Co-opted Governor. I feel the values and success of the school should continue above and beyond exceptional levels of achievements.                           Mrs L Grosse                                       Co-opted Governor (parent)                                       Chair of Finance Committee                             I was born in Derbyshire and worked in the Financial Services                             industry for 15 years, moving around the country with my                             husband for work, living in Glasgow, Newcastle and Norwich.                             I worked as a Financial Adviser in the personal sector                             advising on a range of issues including long term investments,                             retirement and inheritance tax planning. I was also involved in the corporate sector rolling out stakeholder pensions into businesses. I left the industry after having my children and set up an online retail business importing and exporting across the EU and America which allows me to work from home and the opportunity to spend as much quality time with my two daughters as possible. Both my children started school in Norwich, where I became a member of the  PTA before we moved back to Derbyshire in 2015.  Having chosen Deer Park as our primary school we then settled in Wingerworth. I wanted to be actively involved in the school and I was fortunate to be elected to the Governing Board as a Parent Governor in 2017.  I hope that I bring balance and integrity to any forum that I become part of. I am a member of the Finance Committee and Teaching and Learning Committee and I am committed to ensuring that Deer Park Primary School continues to provide the best possible education and opportunities to all the children.  LA Governor Vacancy Parent Governor Mr K Koniarski Photo and pen portrait awaited Parent Governor Mrs S Saunders Photo and pen portrait awaited
The next meeting of the full governing board will take place on Monday 15th July at 6.30pm
The Chair of governors and clerk to the governors can be contacted via the school address. If you wish to discuss a matter in person rather than in writing, then please leave your name and contact details with the school office and your call will be returned as soon as is practicable. Please bear in mind that the Chair and clerk do not work at school and therefore your call or correspondence may not be received by them on the day you send it to school/leave a message.
Mr B Bentley (Chair of Governors) Co-opted Governor (parent) Chair of Teaching and Learning Comittee Photo and pen portrait awaited
Mrs S Pace Clerk to Governors
Mr Paul Bradley (Vice Chair) Co-opted Governor                         Paul Bradley CEng, FIMMM, CMgr, MCMI                            After 28 years of working in the coal mining industry as a                            senior mechanical engineer, I joined the Health & Safety                            Executive in 2008 as one of HM Principal Inspectors of                            Mechanical Engineering. Regulating within the Major Accident                            Hazard Sector of the UK’s Energy Division as an Operations Manager. Serving on the governing body at Deer Park School as both a Parent and Co-opted Governor since 2006. Currently, I am Vice Chair and a member of the Finance, Pay Policy and Head Teacher’s Performance Management committees.