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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governor's section!


The Board of Governors at Walbrook Nursery School

are made up from three categories:


Co-opted Governor - a governor who is appointed by existing governors on the basis of skills

and/or experience.


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

Pear Tree Infant School or existing governors..


Currently we do not have any Associate Members on our Board of Governors.

Associate Members are not governors, they can be pupils, school staff and people who want to

contribute specifically on issues related to their area of expertise,

(for instance, finance) can be appointed as associate members.


If you would like to speak to the school Chairman of Governors Mr Sund,

please contact the school office on 01332 772434 a convenient

time and date will be arranged to speak with you.



List of Governors & Declared Interests

Name Role Term of office Declared Interest
Mr Ranjodh Sund Chair of Governors Sept 2018 - Sept 2022

Spouse employed at

Pear Tree Infants School

Mr Balwant Bubber LA Governor Jan 2018- Jan 2022 None
Mrs Bindy Suddhi Head Teacher Sept 2017- Sept 2020 None
Mrs Ewa Wolinska Co-opted Governor Sept 2014 - Sept 2019 None
Mr Joseph Chivayo Parent Governor Jan 2018 - Sept 2020 None
Mrs Asfa Mirza Parent Governor being amended None
Mrs Kiranpal Dhanda  Governor being amended None
Mrs Leanne Mills Governor Sept 2018 - Sept 2019 None


Clerk: Mrs Maria Fowkes


Governors Profiles:

Ranj Sund - Chair of Governors

Term of Office: September 2018 to September 2022

Sub-Committees: Finance, Premises & Health and Safety, Personnel and Pupils

Link Governor to: Child Protection/ Inclusion and Looked after Children,

Health & Safety/Attendance

"I have a long attachment to Pear Tree Infants School; this was nurtured through my

social background from living and working in the community and also from when my children

were pupils here. This relationship developed further when I was elected as Parent Governor in

2000 andtwo years later I became Chair to the Governing Body. 


Much has changed from those early years to the point that we are now federated with Walbrook Nursery School; this is an excellent school and the ‘new’ Governing Body has had to face some very diverse challenges reflected within the community of our schools. I am pleased to say that we have embraced this with determination and energy in line with the governments ‘every child matters’ agenda; namely that of improving the life of every child that enters on our register. Our Governors consist of parents, local residents, elected councillors and staff, this provides a very rich source

of experience and knowledge and any one of us can be contacted via the school."

Ranj Sund – Co-opted governor

Declared Interest: spouse employed at school

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings appropriate to agenda items.


 Joseph Chivayo

Term of Office: September January 2018 to January 2020

Sub-Committee – Finance, Premises & Health and Safety

Link Governor to: Behaviour & lunchtimes

"Joseph identifies himself as a constructive disruptor, passionate about education, business and community cohesion. Joseph graduated with a Masters in Hospitality Management from Birmingham University, NVQ L5 in Leadership and Management from Institute of Leadership and Management and Certificate in Corporate Governance from the Governance Forum. As a school governor Joseph aims to bridge the gap between poverty and education ensuring every child gets the support and fundamental services they require for social mobility and effective learning and as a school we continue to offer the best possible educational standards with available resources." Joseph is currently reading Law.
Joseph Chivayo – Co-opted governor

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings appropriate to agenda items


 Ewa Wolinska

Term of Office: September 2014 to September 2019

Sub-Committee – Curriculum and Strategic Development

Link Governor to: Literacy/Drama

"I am an experienced teacher of Polish language both as foreign and as native. Our family has lived

in Derby for 7 years already. I volunteered at the Polish Saturday School in Derby as a teacher

for two 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 of the post at Derby City I was given 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 communities in Derby, with Polish, Slovak and Czech families.  I help them to admit their children to school and then support them during the lessons. I know their problems, concerns and understand that they feel, sometimes lost in a different education system,because I went through the same experience."

Ewa Wolinska – Co-opted Governor

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings appropriate to agenda items.


Balwant Bubber

Term of Office:  September 2018 to September 2022

Sub-Committee – Finance, Premises/Health & Safety, Personnel & Pupils

Link Governor to:  Numeracy, Science/Technology & ICT, History/Geography & RE,

Pupil Premium & Sports Grant

"I have been a governor at Pear Tree Infants for 17 years. All my children and grandchildren have attended Pear Tree Infants. During my time as governor, I have shown great dedication to the children, staff and parents.I have been a local businessman since 1977 and I am well known in the community. I have also been a magistrate for the last 16 years sitting on various committees within

the judicial system. I am also proud to hold the post of Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.

I have also found time to work as a St John’s Ambulance volunteer. I am currently serving as Unit Manager for the Pear Tree and Normanton Division.I have a Master’s degree from Nottingham

Trent University in Special Educational Needs. I feel that my expertise and experience is vital to

my role as a school governor and my commitment and hard work can make a difference to improving

the outcomes for our parents and families."

Balwant Bubber – LA Governor

Business/Pecuniary Interests declared at all meetings appropriate to agenda items.


Governors - Meeting Attendance 2018/19


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Ranjodh Sund

Chair of Governors


Balwant Bubber

Vice Governor

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Bindy Suddhi

Head Teacher


 Ewa Wolinska


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 Joseph Chivayo

Parent Governor

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 Kiranpal Dhanda



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Asfa Mirza 


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Leanne Mills

Teacher Governor

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Attended - A

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