Welcome to our School Improvement Board
Over the next 12 months we will be looking to recruit a number of community School Improvement Board members to challenge and support North Worcester Primary Academy as we move towards opening date and beyond as we strive to deliver an outstanding education for our children.
The role of the School Improvement Board is to monitor and evaluate the school and provide a blend of challenge, encouragement and support to ensure that the children have the best education and opportunities available.
I have been involved in education all my life and have recently retired as an assistant head at a successful local secondary school. During my time at that school, I had first-hand experience in all aspects of leading a large school, but my main skills were in the pastoral dimension. I gained an MSc in Educational Leadership in 2008 and am keen to continue to utilize this knowledge in supporting a different educational phase by applying my skills and experience to North Worcester Primary Academy and the youngest members of our community.
My retirement will not only give me time to commit to my role at NWPA but also to work within the University of Worcester on the Secondary Science teaching course. I am also looking forward to spending more time with my grandchildren as well as to travelling extensively. I look forward to working with all members and partners of NWPA throughout the coming years.
Martina Driemeier - SIB member
I have worked for Bosch Thermotechnology for over 15 years in a variety of finance roles across different countries and with managerial responsibility for the last 10 years. I moved to Worcester 8 years ago and since July 2018 am Director of Controlling, Finance and Accounting. Prior to working for Bosch, I completed a degree in European Business Administration studying in Germany and Spain.
In my role as a leader, I enjoy growing talent and I am passionate about continuous and life-long learning, development and coaching.
I have a young daughter so education is a topic very close to my heart and I believe a good education is a key requisite for future success.
I look forward to bringing in my experience from the business world, building links to the local community and being part of this exciting journey.
Paul Edmunds - SIB member
I have been a Biology and ICT teacher for over 25 years. I am currently an Assistant Head teacher in a successful Worcester secondary school, having been in post for 10 years. I have specific responsibilities for school improvement, data, timetabling and whole school ICT provision. I am also the school’s DPO.
I am looking forward to working within a new phase of education and using my skills and experience to enhance and enrich the education of younger students.
Janinne Delorenzo - SIB member
Having taught in local secondary schools for over a decade, I transitioned into teacher education at the University of Worcester. I co-lead the Secondary Science PGCE and encourage the delivery of practical science teaching.
In addition, I work for The Ogden Trust, a charity that promotes Physics education. As part of this role, I have developed a successful partnership in Worcester and have worked closely with primary schools to develop teachers’ confidence and ability to deliver an engaging science curriculum which promotes scientific enquiry skills with their students.
I am looking forward to helping to develop a much-needed new primary school which will serve the heart of the community.
Tracy Barnes - Governance Officer and Lead Clerk
Mel Allcott - Community Member
A qualified Chartered Management Accountant, I have over twenty years experience in Audit and Finance, working predominantly for the public sector. I have audited and worked for the education sector, across all stages, from pre-school to higher education.
My day job is working in the Finance at Worcester Sixth Form College, part of Heart of Mercia Multi Academy Trust. Prior to this, I was a Governor at the College for 10 years, including Chair of Audit Committee.
As a City Councillor for Claines Ward, Worcester, I thoroughly enjoy working for and within the community. Delighted to see extended school provision in Claines, I look forward to being a member of SIB at NWPA.
Paul Godfrey - SIB Parent Member
I’m a senior, government Project-Manager with twenty years experience; including governance, financial management, contracts, organisational change and risk management.
In addition to experience in data protection and cyber security, I enjoy nurturing staff talent, which has given me an appreciation of the challenges and rewards in developing others.
I believe that this new school is a fantastic opportunity; and I am proud to be a part of making sure we capitalise on that to provide all children with the excellent education they deserve.