Governing Body

Governing Body 2022/ 2023

Welcome to our Governors section.

Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, a link is also attached with names, categories and terms of appointment for each Governor.  The board represent a range of stakeholders including, parent, staff, community and the local authority

Governors do not manage school this is the role of the Headteacher but they do oversee the development.  The purpose of the Governing Board at our school is to work with staff in supporting school improvement in line with the school vision.

If you would like to contact us please use the school office as your first point of call (01246 850289)


Mr Rob Rumsby – Head Teacher

Par Bual – Chair of Governors

Margaret Cox – The Vice Chair of Governors/Local Authority Member

Julia Hopkinson  – Staff Governor

Tamara Smart – Parent Governor

Andrea Hughes – Co-opted Governor

Jenny Tuton – Co-opted Governor

Adam Milner – Co-opted Governor

Lisbeth Adsetts – Co-opted Governor

Lydia Knowles – Clerk to Governors

Par Bual – Chair of Governors

Margaret Cox – Vice Chair of Governors/Local Authority Member

My name is Margaret Cox and I am lucky enough to be a new Local Authority governor at Bramley Vale. I have worked in education all my life and until relatively recently, as a headteacher in a village primary school. So far, I have been able to visit the school to find out more about the phonics teaching that many of your children will be experiencing.  I am very much looking forward to supporting Bramley Vale and its lovely children

Lisbeth Adsetts – Co-Opted Governor

Julia Hopkinson – Staff Governor

Jenny Tuton – Co-Opted Governor

I’m Jenny, and my children both attend Bramley Vale Primary School. I joined the Governors in September 2021 as I believe I can help to support the school with my skills and experience gained by running a local business.

Adam Milner – Co-Opted Governor

Hello, I am Adam. I have an interest in Bramley Vale Primary School as my son is a pupil here.

I was co-opted into the governors here in July 2022 as I have recent, relevant experience of big building projects from a church renovation/big public space build in Bolsover.

In my work life, I have approximately 15 years’ experience working in various system and information settings I also have worked for approx. 6 years in the education sector and currently work for the NHS in Derbyshire.

Tamara Smart – Parent Governor

Hi, I’m Tamara Smart, my son, Theo, attends this fab school. I am new to being a parent Governor at Bramley Vale Primary and look forward to learning more about the school and wider community. My professional background is in child, adolescent and adult mental health services and psychological therapies.  I am passionate about promoting positive mental health, confidence and emotional and social well-being.

Andrea Hughes – Co-Opted Governor

I have been a co-opted governor for 6 years and have enjoyed working with the fabulous team at Bramley Vale Primary.  I have worked in human resources in various industries during the past 30 years and also volunteer with the National Trust at Hardwick Hall and Stainsby Mill.

Governor Information and Register of Personal Pecuniary Interests

Bramley Vale Primary School Governing Body Table 2023