Junior School

Developing Successful Lives


The Governing Body


Governors are elected and appointed by particular groups to ensure that different stakeholders have a voice. The Governors meet regularly, act as a team and tackle issues together. An important part of their role is to ensure that the school is providing quality education for all children and to keep under review the way the school is developing.


The Governing Body is made up of 5 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governors, 6 Co-opted Governors, 1 appointed by the Authority and the headteacher. Other members of staff may be invited to attend meetings of the Governing Body to give reports or as observers. The term of office for our Governors is 4 years.


The Chair of Governors can be contacted by email at or written correspondence can be sent to Glebe Junior School, Hamlet Lane, South Normanton, Derbyshire DE55 2JB.


The Clerk to the Governors can be contacted by email at

Mr W Greensmith - Authority (Chair)

Mrs J Earnshaw - Co-opted (Vice Chair)

Mrs S Glover - Co-opted

Mr J Bunker - Parent

Mr F Earnshaw - Co-opted

Miss J March - Co-opted

Mr L Fisher -  Staff

Miss L Dove - Parent

Miss Z Deacon - Co-opted

Mr Mark Smith - Parent

Mrs Zoe Presland - Parent

Mrs Amanda Potts - Co-opted 

Mr S Watson - Headteacher

Walter Greensmith



I have lived in the village of South Normanton since 1980. My son attended Glebe school which was when I was approached to become a parent governor. I have since served on the Glebe governing body for 24 years in varying different roles, and for a period I also served as a governor at Frederick Gent School. Now retired after 44 years at BT I find I can devote more time to the needs of the school in my current role as chair of governors.


Jan Earnshaw



I have lived in South Normanton all my life and have been involved with the Glebe for more than six decades in many different ways; as a pupil, a teacher, a parent (and grandparent), a founder member of the PTA and, for many years as a Governor. I don’t seem to be able to let go – the glue sticks fast.


Frank Earnshaw



I was born in Leabrooks but have lived in South Normanton since 1966. Our children and grandchildren have all attended the village schools. I taught Science for 37 years at Tupton Hall school and have been a governor there as well as at the Frederick Gent school. In my view education should allow each child to make the most of their varied talents.


Sally Glover



As a lifelong resident of South Normanton, I have attended the Glebe Junior School as a pupil and also as parent to two children who also attended the Glebe. I work as a part-time Office Administrator for a local engineering company, I am also a qualified level 3 Teaching Assistant.
I currently hold the position of Co-opted Governor for the school and my responsibilities mainly concern the Health and Safety at the school, although I am interested in all aspects regarding the school and the children and staff within it.


Luke Fisher














Hello I am Luke Fisher and I am a class teacher at Glebe. I have worked in education in various capacities for the past 10 years and qualified as a teacher in 2019. I recently moved to Glebe and enjoy being part of the fantastic team and working with the children in all year groups. I’m passionate about reading and sport and hope to be able to encourage the students to follow their dreams and passions. Being a governor is an opportunity I’m happy to be taking as it gives me an even better idea of how the school is run and allows me to share a teacher’s perspective of life at Glebe.


Jo March



I have lived in South Normanton for the last 16 years. All of my family live in the area.

I have worked in a bank for 30 years, for the last 10 as a bank manager. I can bring experience of finance and planning to the role of being a governor. I believe all children should enjoy school and learn academically but also learn social skills. Being the best they can be.


Jansen Bunker



I have lived in the local area all my life and moved to South Normanton about 17 years ago. I have two children, one at senior school and the other at the Glebe. I work for a large local engineering company and have held many positions from Design Engineer to Group leader. This profession has given me the skills to work as part of the governing team. I joined the Governing Body about 4 years ago as a parent governor after being a governor at the infants school. This move gave me a good perspective of the role and helps me represent the local parents and try to make a difference within the school. Within my job I have a passion for science and engineering and look forward to working with the governing body to promote the schools links with the engineering and the children’s interest in Science Technology Engineering Maths. The Glebe are fortunate to have a group of dedicated and committed governors and I enjoy working through some of the schools challenges for the good of the children.


Louise Dove



I have lived in South Normanton for the last 13 years. I have 3 children, 2 are at Frederick Gents and my daughter has just started at Glebe.

I have worked in local Derbyshire primary schools as a School Business Manager for the last 7 years and prior to that in retail management. 

I have a real passion for education since having my own children and felt now is the right time personally for me to give something back; not only to our local village but the school where all my children have attended and been happy. 

I look forward to working with the strong management and leadership team here at the Glebe and hope they draw on my previous experience, skills and knowledge, so I can support them in my new parent Governor role.


Zoe Presland



As a parent with twins at the school, my hope is to bring support and encouragement to all staff and pupils, whilst also ensuring good standards are maintained in the content and delivery of teaching.

I oversee the area of SEND as a governor, an area of particular interest and experience within my family.

I have the privilege of working as the Pastor of South Normanton Community Church, skills from which I can use whilst supporting the lovely school and its staff. 

In my free time, I enjoy caravanning holidays with my husband, 3 children and our dog!