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Heymann Primary School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

 The Governing Body (As of November 2017)

Katharine Salisbury  - Co-opted Governor (Chair)

I have been a parent governor in Spring 2016.  As a mum of 3 children at the school and a close neighbour of the KS2 site it seemed a natural step to strengthen my connection with the school.

I have a background in Civil Engineering and Project Management.  I am a member of the HSA and I volunteer in the school.  My Link Governor roles are Health and Safetly and Safeguarding.

I love being outdoors and active and spend as much of the summer as possible camping and exploring different places with my family in our 1972 VW campervan


 Chris Turner – Trust-Appointed Governor (Vice-Chair)

I am currently the Deputy Head Teacher at Nottinghamshire secondary school with a responsibility for Children’s Services, inclusion and vulnerable groups.  I have worked in both informal and formal education settings for 15 years, and the last 8 as a qualified teacher. I began my career in support roles in schools and have further leadership experience in special education, working with young people experiencing social, emotional and mental health needs, as well two further SLT posts in mainstream secondary education. I am passionate about school improvement and developing the life chances of pupils, and in particular, those experiencing barriers to learning.


I currently have one daughter at Heymann we hope her younger sister will attend the school in the future.



Adrian Nash – Trust-Appointed Governor

 I have worked within Nottinghamshire schools for over 20 years and I am currently a serving Headteacher within the Local Authority.  I have a background in education leadership and am an Ofsted Inspector.  As a governor, I want to make a contribution to the local community and I want to help strengthen the link between schools and their communities.  I am a father to three children, two of whom are at Heymann Primary.

Hilary Darnborough - Trust-Appointed Governor




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Simah Hussain- Co-opted Governor

I was appointed, a parent governor in February 2016 and have one child at Heymann in KS1. I work part time as a Human Resources specialist in the retail and manufacturing industry. Since my child's time at Heymann I have been a member of the HSA and actively volunteer at school events, trips and in the classroom when possible. My link governor role is the Special Educational Needs (SEN). As a member of the governing body I am able to gain a greater understanding of the school environment and support where necessary.

James Farmer- Co-opted Governor

I've been a governor since November 2017.  I’m excited about working with the other members of the Governing Body and the school going forward.
I currently work for Nottingham City Council as a Senior Emergency Planning Officer, responsible for planning, training and exercising of the Council’s corporate response to major emergencies and planning and facilitating disaster response and recovery.


Andy Sawford- Staff Governor (Deputy Head)

I joined the school in 2003 and having taught in years 3, 2 5 and 6, I am currently with out of class in my role as one of the school's Deputy heads. I am also part of the school's English team and Sci-Tech team, who have responsibility for curriculum development across the school. I am the school's e-safety lead and am keen to develop our children's ability to use technology safely.

I have a pre-school aged daughter and son and have a keen interest in badminton, rock climbing and ICT.


Kate Coombs-taylor- Staff Governor



Lynda Noble- Head Teacher

I have been a head teacher for 14 years. My first headship was in a Nottingham City School and I joined Heymann in 2005. I am also a Local Leader of Education which means that our school gets the opportunity to work closely with other schools which require support and with HMI.

 I want all of our children to be the best that they can be in all aspects of life and work hard to ensure that our school environment is a supportive and happy place for people learn. It is important that our school is at the heart of the community it serves working closely with other schools in the area and local services. It is an exciting time for our school as we begin to work over two sites.
I have three children who attend The West Bridgford School.