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Meet the Governors

Who are our governors? 



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About us 

Judie Anderson

I have been a governor at Shardlow Primary School for over 10 years,  Chair of Governors for the past 7 years and am currently a Director of Willows Academy Trust. I have also been a magistrate since 1999 sitting in both adult and youth courts as a bench chair.

My background is in accountancy, helping my husband in his practice and , for many years running my own business completing VAT returns for clients. I am now retired which means that I can give as much time as is required to the school.

Andy Page

I am a professional engineer working for Rolls Royce as a Technical Specialist in Electrical Controls & Instrumentation.
I have been a Parent Governor for two years and have recently become a director at the Academy governing body.
I have many skills that are of use to the school both practical and professional including project  management, leadership and problem solving.
I am conscientious, with an attention to detail and committed to help the school to continue to develop into the future.
I am also an active member of the Friends of Shardlow School PTA.

Katie Durie

I am a Parent Governor.  I became a Governor a few months ago as I have two children currently attending the school and I wanted to become more involved in the management of the school.  My background is in Business – I have an MSc in Supply Chain Management and a Degree in Business Studies and I am a Supply Chain Manager at JJ Churchill Ltd.  I have also worked in Purchasing at JCB for ten years and at Rolls-Royce for five years.  I hope to use my skills and experience to the benefit of the school and I recently became Chair of the Resource Committee to enable me to do so. 

Nancy Hawksworth

I have lived in Shardlow for 42 years, married to a Farmer and partner in the business. I trained as a Home Economics Teacher, taught in Buxton until I got married. My three children attended Shardlow School and now I have 3 Grandchildren who also attend, making them the third generation to attend the school.

I obtained an Open University degree in Social Studies in the 1980s.

I am currently  Chair of the Children and Learning sub-committee. I have been a Parish Councillor for over 30 years serving 2 terms as Chair. Currently I am the Parish Council's representative on School Governors and this is my 5th year as a Governor.

On the Parish Council I sit on 2 Quarry liaison committees.

I am very much involved with Derbyshire Federation of WIs, having previously been its Chair for 3 years and have served on a NFWI sub-committee for 3 years. Currently I teach twice a month; Preservation classes for adults and give cookery demonstrations to voluntary groups throughout Derbyshire.


The skills and attributes I bring to the Governors include a knowledge of the education system; a wide range of knowledge of the village and the school’s stakeholders; experience of committees and a love of learning.

Kathleen Hollis

My name is Kathleen Hollis, I joined the Governing Body at Shardlow Primary in February 2016 and love being part of the schools growth and development.
l am a trained teacher and led a pre-school in a local area for many years. Due to my experience in education l am part of the Children and Learning committee and the named governor for Early Years and Design and Technology. l  have 2 grandchildren attending the school and am proud to be part of the Governing Body and aim to contribute to the life  of this wonderful school and community.