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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governor's section!


The Board of Governors at Pear Tree Infant School

are made up from three categories: 


Co-opted Governor - a governor who is appointed by existing governors on the basis of skills and/or experience. 


Parent Governor - a governor who is appointed by parents of either Walbrook Nursery School,

Pear Tree Infant School or existing governors.


Staff Governor - a governor who is appointed by members of staff at Pear Tree Infant and Walbrook Nursery School.


Currently we do not have any Associate Members on our Board of Governors.

Associate Members are not governors, they can be pupils, school staff and people who want to 

contribute specifically on issues related to their area of expertise,

(for instance, finance) can be appointed as associate members.


If you would like to speak to the school Chairman of Governors Mr Sund, 

please contact the school office on 01332 767244 a convenient

time and date will be arranged to speak with you.


 Governors at Pear Tree Infant School

Name Role Term of office Declared Interest
Mr Ranjodh Sund Chair of Governors Sept 2018 - Sept 2022 Spouse employed at school
Mr Balwant Bubber Vice Governor Sept 18 - Sept 2022 None
Mrs Bindy Suddhi Head Teacher Sept 2017 - Jan 2020 None
Mrs Kiranpal Dhanda Governor being amended None
Mrs Ewa Wolinska Governor Sept 2014 - Sept 2019 None
Mr Joseph Chivayo Parent Governor Jan 2018 - Jan 2020 None
Mrs Asfa Mirza Parent Governor being amended None
Mrs Leanne Mills Teacher Governor Sept 2018 - Sept 2019


Pecuniary interests declared at all meetings appropriate to agenda items. 

Clerk: Mrs Maria Fowkes





Governors Profiles:


Ranj Sund - Chair of Governors

Term of Office: September 2018 to September 2022

Sub-Committees: Finance, Premises & Health and Safety, Personnel and Pupils

Link Governor to: Child Protection/ Inclusion and Looked after Children,

Health & Safety/Attendance


"I have a long attachment to Pear Tree Infants School; this was nurtured through my social background from living

and working in the community and also from when my children were pupils here.This relationship developed

further when I was elected as Parent Governor in 2000 and two years later I became Chair to the Governing

Body. Much has changed from those early years to the point that we are now federated with Walbrook Nursery

School; this is an excellent school and the ‘new’ Governing Body has had to face some very diverse challenges

reflected within the community of our schools. I am pleased to say that we have embraced this with

determination and energy in line with the governments ‘every child matters’ agenda; namely that of improving

the life of every child that enters on our register. Our Governors consist of parents, local residents, elected

councillors and staff, this provides a very rich source of experience and knowledge and any one of us can be

contacted via the school."
Ranj Sund – Co-opted governor


Joseph Chivayo

Term of Office: September January 2018 to January 2020

Sub-Committee – Finance, Premises & Health and Safety

Link Governor to: Behaviour & lunchtimes


"Joseph identifies himself as a constructive disruptor, passionate about education, business and community

cohesion. Joseph graduated with a Masters in Hospitality Management from Birmingham University, NVQ L5 in

Leadership and Management from Institute of Leadership and Management and Certificate in Corporate

Governance from the Governance Forum. As a school governor Joseph aims to bridge the gap between poverty

and education ensuring every child gets the support and fundamental services they require for social mobility

and effective learning and as a school we continue to offer the best possible educational standards

with available resources." Joseph is currently reading Law.
Joseph Chivayo – Co-opted governor


 Ewa Wolinska

Term of Office: September 2014 to September 2019

Sub-Committee – Curriculum and Strategic Development

Link Governor to: Literacy/Drama


"I am an experienced teacher of Polish language both as foreign and as native. Our family has lived in Derby

for 7 years already. I volunteered at the Polish Saturday School in Derby as a teacher for two years.

Since November 2011 I have worked for Derby City Council’s New Communities Achievement Team as a

bilingual teaching assistant and family support worker. Almost from the beginning of the post at Derby City

I was given Pear Tree Infant school to provide support for new arrivals with responsibility for primary strategy. 

During these years I have managed to build a relationship with the members of new communities in Derby, with

Polish,Slovak and Czech families. I help them to admit their children to school and then support them during the

lessons. I know their problems, concerns and understand that they feel, sometimes lost in a different education

system, because I went through the same experience."

Ewa Wolinska – Co-opted Governor


 Balwant Bubber

Term of Office:  September 2018 to September 2022

Sub-Committee – Finance, Premises/Health & Safety, Personnel & Pupils

Link Governor to: Numeracy, Science/Technology & ICT, History/Geography & RE, Pupil Premium & Sports Grant


"I have been a governor at Pear Tree Infants for 17 years. All my children and grandchildren have attended

Pear Tree Infants. During my time as governor, I have shown great dedication to the children, staff and parents.

I have been a local businessman since 1977 and I am well known in the community.

I have also been a magistrate for the last 16 years sitting on various committees within the judicial system.

I am also proud to hold the post of Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.

I have also found time to work as a St John’s Ambulance volunteer. I am currently serving as Unit Manager

for the Pear Tree and Normanton Division. I have a Master’s degree from Nottingham Trent University

in Special Educational Needs. I feel that my expertise and experience is vital to my role as a school governor

and my commitment and hard work can make a difference to improving the outcomes for our parents and families."

Balwant Bubber – LA Governor


Governors Attendance 2018/19

Pear Tree Infant School - Governors Attendance Meetings


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Ranjodh Sund

Chair of Governors


Balwant Bubber

Vice Governor

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Bindy Suddhi

Head Teacher


Kiranpal Dhanda


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Ewa Wolinska


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Joseph Chivayo


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Asfa Mirza


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Leanne Mills


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