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Heymann Primary & Nursery 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.



Cassandra Marshall - Parent Appointed Governor


Rachel Edge - Parent Appopinted Governor

I am one of the newest governors at Heymann.  
I became a governor in the spring of 2020. I work for the local authority and in my spare time I enjoy cooking, getting outdoors and live music
Having two children at Heymann, I felt this was a practical way in which I could contribute to the school and its community and am really looking forward to getting involved. We’ve already had a few meetings via Zoom and I am looking forward to getting to know the others governors better and helping support the school over this tricky time. 

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Ben Jones- Trust Appointed Governor

I have been a governor since July 2018. I am a solicitor at a large commercial law firm in Nottingham. My role is to promote the school, its pupils and to use my professional experience to provide an independent view and challenge within the structures of the local governing board.   

I attended school in Nottingham have lived and worked in the city since returning from university.  I am excited to work with the to school continue to deliver its values and ethos for the benefit of our community. 


Steve Arnold- Trust Appointed Governor


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

Cora Whitney- Staff Governor (Class Teacher)

I have been teaching at Heymann for three years, starting in Year 1 and moving into the Year 2 team this year. Before training as a teacher, I studied psychology at university and worked as a Teaching Assistant at a SEND school. I am part of the English and History curriculum teams at Heymann, as well as being part of the staff wellbeing team. Outside school I have taken part in various community performance projects including children’s storytelling and enjoy cooking, reading and travelling to new places. Last year I volunteered in Greece, teaching English and providing support and resources to refugees looking to be integrated into the community. I am hoping to do more of this work in the future both abroad and within my own community and carry this dedication to celebrating diversity into my classroom environment and the school.


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.