Pomphlett Primary School

Pear Tree Infant and

Walbrook Nursery School


Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governor's section


The Board of Governors at Pear Tree Infant and Walbrook Nursery School

are made up from five categories: 


Co-opted Governor - a governor who is appointed by governing body on the basis of skills and/or experience. 


Parent Governor - a governor who is elected by parents of either Walbrook Nursery School,

Pear Tree Infant School or appointed by existing governors.


Staff Governor - a governor who is elected by members of staff at Pear Tree Infant and Walbrook Nursery School.


Headteacher - The Headteacher is a governor by virtue of their post.


Local Authority Governor - a governor who is nominated by the LA and approved by the governing board.



Governors Profiles


Clerk to Governors - K Phillips



Ewa Wolinska – Chair of Governors

Responsible for: Safeguarding, SENCO/SEND, Mental Health and Wellbeing


I am an experienced teacher of Polish both as a foreign and as a native language. Our family has lived in Derby for 13 years. Since November 2011, I have worked for Derby City Council’s New Communities Achievement Team as a bilingual teaching assistant and family support worker. Almost from the beginning I was allocated to Pear Tree Infant School to provide support for new arrivals with responsibility for primary strategy. During these years I have managed to build a relationship with the members of new emerging communities in Derby, I help them to admit their children to school and then support them during the lessons. I know their problems, concerns and understand what they feel, sometimes lost in a different education system, because I went through the same experience.


Petra Kelemanikova – Vice Chair of Governors

Responsible for: Maths, Science, Computing


Petra is a bilingual teaching assistant and family support officer serving the local community since 2014, working for Derby City Council’s New Communities Achievement Team. As a member of the Roma community, Petra has managed to help and support many families across the city, serving a host of needs in relation to education. Petra came to the UK as a child to extend her opportunities and future work prospects. Petra is passionate that every child is supported and encouraged to have access to quality education regardless of their background. Petra is sensitive to the needs of families and children and has had first-hand experience of schooling in the community as a member of the Roma community. Petra is proud to be part of the governing body and is eager to further support the school community.


Mr Balwant Bubber - Governor at Pear Tree Infant and Walbrook Nursery School

Responsible for: Health & Safety, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium

Chair of Finance Committee


I have been a Governor at Pear Tree Infant School for almost 25 years. During this time, I have supported many different committees and had many different roles before being elected as Chair of Governors.


I first qualified as a language teacher in 1975 and taught until I moved to the UK, Derby in 1977. I then requalified and worked as a language teacher and achieved an MA in Education. I have worked and lived in Pear Tree for over 40 years.  My 3 children and 2 grandchildren have attended Pear Tree Infant and Walbrook Nursery School. My long association with Pear Tree Infant School and the importance I place upon education is why I have dedicated myself to supporting the school and why I volunteered as a Governor.


In such a culturally rich and vibrant area, there are many opportunities accompanied with many challenges. The school is a vital and positive force for growth and development for all our children. The best interests and welfare of our children are at the centre of our decision-making. I strongly believe that all children should have the best the school can offer, enjoy their learning, and achieve their full potential - as individuals and as valued members of our multi-cultural society.


Bindy Suddhi – Head Teacher of Pear Tree Infant and Walbrook Nursery School


Mrs Suddhi was appointed Head Teacher of Pear Tree Infant and Walbrook Nursery school in September 2017.  Mrs Suddhi is an advocate of creating a school community that is flourishing and forward thinking. Mrs Suddhi flies the flag for embracing diversity and enabling all children to aspire high for their futures. Throughout her time in post, Mrs Suddhi has further enhanced relationships with the wider community and above all, insists that parents are partners in the quality first education of their children.



Shazia Khan - Deputy Head Teacher of Pear Tree Infant School and Walbrook Nursery School


Mrs Khan has proudly served the Pear Tree community for the past 14 years. Mrs Khan is passionate about quality first teaching and inclusive practice for all children across the school.  Mrs Khan believes in setting strong foundations in order to prepare all children for their future education and the wider world, by advocating a holistic curriculum that encompasses the development of life-long learning skills. Parent, pupil and staff partnership remain central to Mrs Khan’s core belief – ‘Together, we can and will achieve more.’



Kiranpal Dhanda – Governor

Responsible for: English, History, Geography, Art & Design Technology


I have been a governor at the school for over 15 years, initially a parent governor and latterly a co-opted Governor.  I bring to the governing body a wealth of experience from my many years of working with local communities, volunteer groups and my current employment at a large Aerospace Engineering company. I can advise and contribute to the governing body by using my local knowledge around services /community groups as well as using my management experience. I became a governor as I want all young people to have the same opportunities and good quality of education wherever they live in Derby City. We have a fantastic Nursery and School helping young people get the best start in their education.  As a Governor I am proud to be a part of their journey.


Satish Dhamrait – Governor

Responsible for: PE, Music, Equality & Diversity


Satish is an active member of the Indian Workers' Association GB, Derby Branch. He is always ready to work towards maintaining and protecting public welfare. He is a valuable and respected member of the local community who believes in gender, race and class equalities.  Satish has worked in a local secondary school as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher for over 25 years before retiring a few years ago. He has always treated his pupils with respect and dignity. Satish has previous experience of as a governor in a primary school.

Satish is a family man with four children who he is proud to say are very successful, educationally and financially. He lives with his wife and two children, one of whom is disabled and has severe learning disabilities.  Satish has an excellent understanding of disabled children and their educational needs.



School Data and Financial Information

Governors Attendance 2020/21

Pear Tree Infant School - Governors Attendance Meetings 2020/21


All Governors have full voting rights.Appointing BodyStart and End DateAttendance 7 FG Meetings in 2020/21Pecuniary Interest declared in 2021/22Subject/Link to Curriculum Area
Mr Balwant BubberLA GovernorLocal Authority20.9.19 - 19.9.235/7None
  • Chair of Finance Committee
  • Health & Safety
  • Pupil Premium
  • Sports Premium
  • Headteacher Performance Management
Mr Satish DhamraitCo-opted GovernorGoverning Body12.11.20 - 11.11.244/7None
  • PE
  • Music
  • Equality & Diversity
Mrs Kiranpal Kaur DhandaCo-opted GovernorGoverning Body20.9.18 - 19.9.225/7None
  • Art & DT
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
Miss Petra KelemanikovaCo-opted GovernorGoverning Body21.9.20 - 20.9.245/7None
  • Computing
  • Maths
  • Science
Mrs Shazia KhanStaff GovernorGoverning Body5.9.19 - 4.9.237/7None 
Mrs Bindy SuddhiHeadteacherEx-officio by virue of post holderN/A7/7None 

Mrs Ewa Wolinska

Chair of Governors

Co-opted GovernorGoverning Body29.4.21 - 28.4.257/7None
  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • SEND Governor
  • Safeguarding Governor
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
VacancyParent Governor     
VacancyParent Governor     
Mrs Lauren WilkinsParent Governor 23.2.21 - Resigned 21.4.210/0  
Mrs Rajwant ThandiParent Governor Resigned 13.1.210/0  
Mr Chander Guru  Resigned 4.3.212/2