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.
Clerk to Governors - K Phillips
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.
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.’
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 Body||Start and End Date||Attendance 7 FG Meetings in 2020/21||Pecuniary Interest declared in 2021/22||Subject/Link to Curriculum Area|
|Mr Balwant Bubber||LA Governor||Local Authority||20.9.19 - 19.9.23||5/7||None|
|Mr Satish Dhamrait||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||12.11.20 - 11.11.24||4/7||None|
|Mrs Kiranpal Kaur Dhanda||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||20.9.18 - 19.9.22||5/7||None|
|Miss Petra Kelemanikova||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||21.9.20 - 20.9.24||5/7||None|
|Mrs Shazia Khan||Staff Governor||Governing Body||5.9.19 - 4.9.23||7/7||None|
|Mrs Bindy Suddhi||Headteacher||Ex-officio by virue of post holder||N/A||7/7||None|
Mrs Ewa Wolinska
Chair of Governors
|Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||29.4.21 - 28.4.25||7/7||None|
|Mrs Lauren Wilkins||Parent Governor||23.2.21 - Resigned 21.4.21||0/0|
|Mrs Rajwant Thandi||Parent Governor||Resigned 13.1.21||0/0|
|Mr Chander Guru||Resigned 4.3.21||2/2|