New Bolsover Primary School

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  3. Meet The Governors

Meet The Governors

Samantha Spyve, Staff Governor

Pupil Premium and Sport

I am a staff governor at New Bolsover Primary School.  I am the deputy headteacher and have worked here for many years.  I work closely with pupils, staff and parents to ensure all our pupils are safe and get the education which meets their needs, enables them to maximise progress and realise their potential.  I have two children of my own and I am also a parent governor at their secondary school.  In my spare time, I enjoy running, which I also do with pupils at playtime's.



Jo Thorley, Parent Governor

Safeguarding & Anti-Bullying

My background was a career spanning 26 years in Retail Management where I had a passion for driving sales and delivering targets. My priorities changed however and I became a Full Time Mum - my son attends New Bolsover Primary in Year 5.

I had a keen interest in becoming a Parent Governor and being able to utilise my skills and knowledge I'd gained in my workplace plus also learning new skills along the way, I am now into my second year of being a Parent Governor and thoroughly enjoy supporting the school and all the children who attend. It is a lovely welcoming school and a pleasure to experience the calm safe and supportive environment on every visit to school where the children are able to flourish and grow.

I attend all the meetings and have also being involved in…..

  • Audits relating to Safeguarding,
  • Recruitment of staff,
  • Year 6 SATS
  • School Trips

Looking forward to continuing supporting the school in the future for the benefit of the children.



Kay Lovegrove, Chair of Governors

Early Years, HTPM

I am a retired headteacher who spent 36 years teaching in the Primary School sector. Derbyshire and Sheffield have both been where I have worked and lived. On retiring in 2014 I volunteered to become a school governor for the local authority and joined the governors at New Bolsover Primary School. My  particular areas of experience in teaching are Early Years and Key Stage 1.

I have two grown up sons with families and enjoy spending time with my grand children. In my retirement I am enjoying visiting new places with my husband and family.