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Rachel Makey Chair of Governors


Rachel Makey - Chair of the Governing Body 

Appointed 18.04.17 

Co-opted governor

Term 18/04/21 - 17/04/25


Hello my name is Rachel and I am the current Chair of Governors for Pinewood. I have been a co-opted governor since 2017 and I live locally to the school.  I have two daughters that have attended our wonderful school – my eldest started her Pinewood journey in the Kittens and is now at the linked Killisick Junior school and my youngest daughter has recently started Year 1. I have also been a Governor many years ago however this time around I have had a new perspective as a parent. 


When I first joined the team I worked for Natwest Bank which met the needs of the school as they were looking for someone to chair the Finance and Personnel Committee.  Since 2022 I have been working as a Governance Officer for a Nottingham based Multi Academy Trust.  I have 25 academy governing bodies to support which gives me a fantastic opportunity to see governance practice elsewhere.  I am also the Chair of Governors at our linked Killisick Junior School having joined their board in 2019. 


What impresses me about Pinewood is the lovely, welcoming atmosphere where all children are encouraged to develop a love of learning.  We have a wonderful staff team that go above and beyond to support our pupils and their families and the community.  If you are a prospective new parent or prospective new Governor, please do not hesitate to get in touch and find more about us.



Committee: Finance & Personnel 

                     Strategic and Pupil



Roles: Pupil Premium

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