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Meet the Governors

Governors at Albany Junior School


Mrs Marshall - Chair of Governors


Mrs Caine - Vice Chair of Governors


Mrs Goffin - Head Teacher

I am the current Headteacher and have been employed at Albany Juniors since 2013

Governor since 2019. I  came to Albany as a class teacher, SENDCO and Senior leader in 2013. I have since been the Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Head of School and Headteacher since Sept 2021. I’ve covered several curriculum areas in my time, such as English, reading, PE, Attendance and PPG.


Miss Frost - Staff Governor

Currently I am the Business Manager at Albany Junior School and have worked here and been a governor for the past 3 years. Previous to this I worked in corporate finance for several years and before that in hospitality finance. I am a Designated Safeguarding Lead alongside my main role as the Business Manager. I am also the Attendance Lead, working with parents and children to support them in achieving the best attendance they can.


Miss Hubert - Co-opted Governor

I have been a class teacher at Albany since September 2015.  Over my teaching career, I have taught in all KS2 year groups but have taught in years 4 and 6 at Albany.  I have been a senior leader in school since 2019 and this year, I have taken on the role of Acting Assistant Headteacher and joined the Governing body.  I have other responsibilities in school that include: maths lead, behaviour lead, PPG lead and I am a DSL.    


Mrs Castle - Local Authority Governor

I joined Albany Junior School’s governing body in July 2019 as a LA governor. My skills and knowledge are deeply rooted in the education sector from EYFS to KS2.  I aim to offer the school support and challenge with curriculum, assessment and transition in particular. This is further supported by my role as a co-opted governor at Albany Infant School.  Since becoming a governor,  I have have attended a range of training to ensure I have an up to date knowledge of the challenges facing schools nationally and locally.


I have worked as a primary school teacher for 12 years within Nottingham City Local Authority and was an member of the leadership team, holding the position as Assistant Headteacher.  As an experienced KS1 lead and teacher, I have extensive knowledge of the curriculum, data collection and analysis as well as monitoring of quality of work and lessonsIn the last few years, I have taken time out of the classroom to complete an MA in Education and have also enjoyed sharing my love of mathematics, art and engineering as a STEM Ambassador within my local community. These skills and interests are well suited to my role on the governing board as a link governor for maths, science and computing.  Over the last 18 months I have established a tutoring business which focuses mainly on teaching primary aged children in mathematics and specialising in working with children with additional needs and low confidence.  I believe building strong relationships with the whole family is crucial to break down barriers to learning. 


I have a love of learning and believe every child should be given the opportunity to learn in a fun, stimulating and compassionate environment. As a LA governor I aim to work with, encourage and challenge the school to continue to improve standards for all.


Mrs Wynne - Co-opted Governor

I am an experienced Governor at Albany Junior School, having served as Chair of Governors  up till a few years ago. Currently I am a Coopted Governor being on School Improvement, Pupil & Personel committees & a Governor Curriculum visitor for Music Art & DT. The education, safeguarding and wellbeing of our pupils is my priority & I'm proud to serve as a Governor of this excellent school. I was a pupil here followed by my 3 children, 6 of my 8 grandchildren and currently have 1 grandchild in the school.


Mr Roper - Associate Member


Mr Huntingford - Co-opted Governor


Mr Reynolds - Co-opted Governor


Mrs Brackner - Parent Governor


Mrs Granger - Parent Governor

My name is Deb and I have lived in Stapleford for 54 years, I am married with two children and two grandchildren one will be joining Albany Juniors in September. I have been working at a special needs school for the last year which I am really enjoying, the children are amazing. In my spare time I love having the grandchildren, walking and going out for meals. I’m looking forward to seeing the forest school project start, the children will learn so much about nature which is so important.