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Blackfordby St Margaret's

C of E Primary School

“By their fruits shall you know them”

Who's Who - Governors

​Nikki Scully-Crane.

Parent Governor. Chair of Governors. 

Following on from a busy career as a Secondary School teacher of Psychology and Sociology, encompassing roles as Head of Department and Deputy Director of Sixth Form, I am now a Therapeutic Foster Carer with Nottingham County Council and full-time mum. This role encompasses parenting my youngest son - who attends Blackfordby St Margaret's, my eldest son who is at university, as well as the children we foster. Being a Governor means I have an opportunity to utilise my experience in, and enthusiasm for, education to contribute to the development and success of the school.

Colin Carr.

Foundation Governor. 

Recently retired to Blackfordby with my wife Jenny to be closer to family. My working life began just down the road as a junior reporter at the Burton Daily Mail before moving through various newspaper journalism to The Birmingham Post business desk. From there to the press office of Tarmac Plc, producing its company newspaper, then as account director of a Uttoxeter PR firm managing British Coal's marketing campaigns before running our own Wolverhampton-based PR and award winning web design agency for 20 years. Served as a long-standing parent governor at Wolverhampton Girls High School.

Susan Savage. 

Ex-Officio Governor. Headteacher.

I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years and the Headteacher at Albert Village Primary for over 10 of those. I have been the headteacher at Blackfordby for the last 4 years and absolutely love working across both schools. There is no better job in my eyes. I was born in Burton and have always lived locally, currently living in South Derbyshire. I’m a big football fan and love watching my grandsons and Derby County play! 

Andy Tipton.

Foundation Governor. Vice Chairman.

I joined the Governing Body in 2018 and was made Vice Chairman in 2019. I am very much enjoying my role, utilising my skills in business and strategy to help the continuous improvement of the school my children attend.

Sally Hughes.

Foundation Governor.

I have been a foundation governor since 2010.  As foundation governors are appointed by the diocese, it has been an advantage to have such close links with both the school and church.  I have always enjoyed helping out where I can which is why I agreed to become a school governor and to help out at the Blackfordby Messy Church sessions. I have three children, my eldest is at secondary school and the younger two are still at Blackfordby.

Richard Brawn.
Foundation Governor.

I joined the governor team in 2018 and am enjoying my role. I am a University Lecturer, living in Blackfordby.
Katherine Ng-Bell.
Staff Governor. Assistant Headteacher.

Ann Thorneycroft.

Foundation Governor.

I am a retired primary school teacher and served as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator for my school. I have a granddaughter who attends St. Margaret's school. I am willing to serve in any capacity where my experience will be of use to the children.