About Our School


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There are no School Employees that have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.

Welcome to Holly Primary School’s Governing body.

The details of our current governing body members and the committees on which they serve are outlined below and took effect from 31st July 2014. Members of the discipline committee are selected from all eligible governors as appropriate. You will find a copy of the Minutes from previous meetings below the Governor details.

If you would like to contact any of our Governors, please do so via the school office where their contact details can be obtained: office65@holly.notts.sch.uk

Mrs A Proctor left the Governing Body 22/01/18; Mr A Gerus left the Governing Body 30/10/17; A Hickling left the Governing Body 31/08/18; Mrs Mayhew Left the Governing Body 18/11/19; Mrs Helen Westwell left the Governing Body 18/11/19; Miss Sophie McGuiness left the Governing Body 12/10/20; Rebekah Gayfer left the Governing Body 8/2/21

Mr Neil Smith: Co-opted
July 2018 – July 2022
Committees: Finance, Pupils and Pay

I’m married with 2 children and have been a Governor at Holly Primary School since 2005. I’m also a Governor with a local secondary school (The Samworth Church Academy). I work in the construction industry and am a Director of a local engineering company. In my spare time I enjoy music (playing & listening), films / theatre, walking, motorsport and spending quality time with my family.

Mr Duncan White: Headteacher

I am the Headteacher at Holly Primary. I am also a Mansfield Area Partnership Director who represents the Garibaldi Family of Schools. Here at Holly Primary we are extremely proud of the education we offer, our children and community deserve the very best and that is what we strive for.

Mr Neil Roebuck: Co-opted Chairperson
July 2015 – October 2022
Committees: Pupils and Pay
I currently hold the role of Parent Governor. I’ve lived in Forest Town since 2002 with my wife and our two children both attend Holly. At work I’m an internationally experienced finance professional, having held various roles during my career of increasing responsibility up to Director level, within the private sector for the last 20 years. Helping to advise and shape the future of Holly Primary gives me a  sense of huge pride, knowing that our children and their well-being are a priority.

Mrs Sally Charles: Co-opted
Oct 2020 – Sept 2022
Committees: Finance, Pupils & Pay

My Daughter is at Holly Primary school and enjoys her time there.  I work for a local authority and am currently within the housing team. I have always worked within the public sector so have a knowledge of safeguarding, GDPR and multi-agency/ partnership working. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with the family and friends, baking cakes, and watching films.

Emma Crawford: Elected Staff Governor
January 2018 – November 2021
Committees: Pupil and General Purposes. Pupil & Strategic Development

I work as a Teaching Assistant and have two children in school. This dual position of Staff and Parent  gives me a valuable perspective and insight into the needs of Holly Primary and how best to support the school.

Currently I’m the designated Governor for child protection and safeguarding.

Away from school, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and friends

Lesley Harper: Elected Parent
January 2018 – March 2021
Committees: Finance, Pupils and Pay

I have two children at Holly Primary and am currently a parent governor. I have worked in the legal profession for the past 15 years, specialising in dispute resolution, and use my skills to assist the school. I wish to play a part in providing our children with a happy, safe and productive school experience.

Joanne Salter: Elected Parent
February 2018 – February 2023
Committees: Finance, Pupils and Pay

My son is at Holly Primary School. I’ve been helping with Friends of Holly since he started and I’m now also a parent governor. I worked for TTS Educational Resources for 9 years as a Marketing Manager so have knowledge of the education system and have organisational, project, budget and event management experience, which I hope will be useful for helping school. I love being in the outdoors, watching football, dancing and health & wellbeing.

Helen Berry: Parent Governor
June 2021 – June 2024
Committees: Finance, Pupils and Pay

I’ve recently been voted onto the governing body as parent governor. I have two children who already attend Holly Primary and one child due to start in 2023. I have been a Primary Teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator at a local infant school for nine years. I am hoping that my knowledge and experience can support the school to move forwards. In my spare time I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and going for afternoon tea with my friends.

Daniel Bennett: Assistant Headteacher
January 2019 – Ongoing
Committees: Finance, Pupils and Pay

I have worked in both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire schools for over 12 years. Here at Holly, we offer a creative curriculum for all children to access and utilise our local area. In my spare time I am a keen golfer and enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Minutes from Previous Meetings

Holly Primary School