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The Governing Body

Welcome to our Governors’ section

 

Who are we?

Our Governing Body is made up of 12 people, drawn from different parts of the community, including parents, staff, the local authority and the wider community.  Everyone brings their own skills, perspective and experiences to ensure we have a diverse team.

 

What are we responsible for?

  • offering a strategic view of the running of the school by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives;
  • accountability to parents and the wider community.  We must gather views, ask questions and decide what is best for the school;
  • supporting and challenging the headteacher (critical friend) through a mutual relationship of trust and respect. The Governing Body works with the headteacher to create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing a school.

 

We do this by holding regular meetings as a whole Governing Body and in committees.  The headteacher regularly updates us on all aspects of school life and we make regular monitoring visits linked to the School Improvement Plan.

 

Curriculum Committee

This committee receives reports on the progress and attainment of all children across the school and  vulnerable groups.  Governors receive subject reports from staff who come to meetings to share information as well as look at progress towards areas of the School Improvement Plan which fall within the curriculum remit. In a recent structural change, this committee has absorbed the responsibilities of the Community Committee i.e. to look at attendance and absence issues, health and well-being and engagement with parents and the wider community. 

 

Resources Committee

Governors on this committee discuss and share information linked to finance and the school budget as well as personnel. Again in a recent structural change, this committee absorbed the remit of the Premises Committee i.e. concerns with health and safety of the children and people in school as well as health and safety linked to the buildings and grounds.

 

 

Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each governor.


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Governors' Details for the Academic Year 2017/2018 

 

 

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership

Responsibilities

Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

Kate Armond

 

Associate Member

GB

1

30.09.2018

Curriculum Committee

 

Full committee voting rights

Karen Bean

Parent

Parents

4

12.12.2020

Curriculum Committee

 

SEN Governor

 

Antony Bridges

 

Co-opted

GB

4

21.07.2021

Resources Committee

Curriculum Committee

Chair of Governors

Forum Representative

 

Monique Clark

Headteacher

 

 

 

Resources Committee

Curriculum Committee

Safer Recruitment Trained

 

Mark Cosgrove

Parent

Parents

4

12.12.2020

Resources Committee

Pay Panel

HT PM Panel

 

 

Linda Cullen

Co-opted

GB

4

25.09.2021

Resources Committee

HT PM Panel

 

 

Gavin Evans

 

Co-opted

GB

4

06.07.2019

Resources Committee

Vice-Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee

 

Hannah Hall

Parent

Parents

4

09.03.2021

Curriculum Committee

Pay Panel

 

 

Angela McDonald

Co-opted

GB

4

16.05.2020

Resources Committee

Pay Panel

HT PM Panel

Training Liaison Governor

 

Jenny Roberts

 

LA

LA

4

24.11.2018

Curriculum Committee

 

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Safer Recruitment Trained

Child Protection Champion

 

Louise Young

 

Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

 

Staff

Staff

4

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

 

Co-opted

GB

4

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

 

Parent

Parents

4

 

 

 

 

Register of Governors' Interests for the Academic Year 2017/2018

 

Name

Name of Business

Including:

  • governor elsewhere (please include school name)
  • related / married to member of staff (please include staff name)
  • employed at school

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Date of Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Kate Armond

Employed at the school

 

 

Sept 2016

 

26.09.2017

Karen Bean

Nil

 

 

 

 

26.09.2017

Antony Bridges

Nil

 

 

 

 

26.09.2017

Monique Clark

Employed at the school

 

 

Sept 2017

 

26.09.2107

Mark Cosgrove

Nil

 

 

 

 

26.09.2017

Linda Cullen

Daughter Beth Cullen employed at the school

 

 

Sept 2017

 

26.09.2017

Gavin Evans

Nil

 

 

 

 

26.09.2017

Hannah Hall

Nil

 

 

 

 

26.09.2017

Angela McDonald

Nil

 

 

 

 

26.09.2017

Jenny Roberts

Nil

 

 

 

 

26.09.2017

Louise Young

Employed at the school

 

 

Feb 2012

 

26.09.2017

Governor Attendance Record For the Academic Year 2016/2017

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Name

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate (%)

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate (%)

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate (%)

Stephanie Archer

3

2

66%

     

2

0

0%

Jane Bass

1

1

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Bean

4

4

100%

3

3

100%

 

 

 

Jane Beasley

7

7

100%

5

5

100%

4

4

100%

Antony Bridges

7

6

85%

5

5

100%

4

3

75%

Mark Cosgrove

4

2

50%

     

2

2

100%

Gavin Evans

7

7

100%

 

 

 

4

4

100%

Rosemary Feltham

7

6

85%

 

 

 

4

4

100%

Adam Frydland

3

2

66%

     

1

0

0%

Hannah Hall

3

3

100%

2

1

50%

 

 

 

Sheila Hughes

7

4

57%

5

4

80%

 

 

 

Angela McDonald

7

7

100%

 

 

 

4

3

75%

Nicola Poynter

7

6

85%

5

5

100%

 

 

 

Jenny Roberts

7

7

100%

5

5

100%

     

Jo Tyne

7

5

71%

5

4

80%

     

Louise Young

7

7

100%

           

Pen Portraits

 

Karen Bean

My name is Karen Bean and I was elected to be a Parent Governor in December 2016. I am a member of the Curriculum Committee. Whilst I am currently a full time mother, my background is in health economics and evidenced based medicine looking at cost effectiveness, efficiency opportunities and budget impact. I hope to bring these skills to my role as a governor.

I have three children, one of whom is currently in Year R, another one starting in September 2017 and the final one hopefully starting in 2019. As a result I am hugely invested in seeing that the high standards of the school are maintained. I have lived in Fleet for the last 19 years and love the area. In my spare time (!) I enjoy playing netball, running and reading.

 

Antony Bridges

My name is Antony Bridges and I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2014 and took on the role of Chair of the Governing Body at the beginning of 2016. I am a member of the Curriculum and the Resources Committees.

I have worked in management in the NHS and I am currently a business group leader in a large science and technology business in Farnborough. My background is in organisational psychology. I believe this experience allows me to bring a different perspective to the Governing Body and helps me add value to both the committees and the wider Governor activities.

I support a number of local groups. I am a committee member of Friends of Oakley Park and an Assistant Leader for a local Beaver Scout Colony.

My first child has now left Fleet Infant School but I am looking forward to my second attending in a few years time.

 

Monique Clark

My name is Monique Clark and I am the Headteacher of Fleet Infant School. I have served as a Governor in several schools and as a Parent Governor at my daughter’s secondary school a few years ago. The role of the Headteacher is to work with the Governing Body on the strategic development of the school. I believe children thrive in a stimulating learning environment, where they can grow through challenge and a love of learning.

I have two older children, one who works in animal welfare and the other lives in Japan. My hobbies include taking long walks with my husband and our dog Bailey, and visits to the seaside.

 

Mark Cosgrove

name is Mark Cosgrove and I was elected as Parent Governor in December 2016. I am a member of the Resources Committee. I currently have one child in Year R at Fleet Infant School and another about to start in September. My background is in Financial Services and I am currently a Finance Manager for a large multinational banking organisation. This experience enables me to provide financial and numerical value to the Governing Body. I am looking forward to understanding more about how a school is run, and providing external ideas to an already thriving school ethos.

 

Linda Cullen

My name is Linda Cullen and I was co-opted to the Governing Body in July 2017 and I am a member of the Resources Committee.

I have worked in banking and finance for over 35 years and currently hold the position of Chief Operating Officer for a small financial institution in London. I hope my financial and business skills will add value to the Governing Body.

I have lived in Fleet for 26 years and my daughter attended Fleet Infant School and is now a teacher in Year 2. In my spare time I enjoy walking, cookery and music.

 

Gavin Evans

I was co-opted to the Governing Body in 2015 and Chair the Resources committee, as well as being Vice Chair of Governors. I am married with one child, who is currently attending the school. I work in finance as an analyst for an electronics company and have previously been a councillor at Hart District Council. I do not have a background in education and am very much providing a layperson's point of view. I am proud to be involved with such a well-run school and enjoy helping them to continually improve what is already an outstanding education for our children.

 

Hannah Hall

I became a Parent Governor at Fleet Infant School in March 2017. I have one child already at the school, and a second who I hope will be attending in due course. I believe that an inspiring start to a child’s time at school should set them up with a life long passion for education as confident and curious learners and I am excited to be part of providing that for the children at Fleet Infant School. I worked as a civil servant in Central Government for seven years and bring a strong professional skillset to the Governing Body, as well as a passion to deliver the best for our children. In my spare time I'm a keen runner and also on the committee of my running club.

 

Angela McDonald

I have been a co-opted member of the Governing Body since May 2016. My background is in Human Resources. Having previously held the position of HR Director for an investment company, I now work part time as a self employed HR consultant whilst being mum to my two boys, both of whom attend Fleet Infant School.

I believe that all children should have a positive learning experience. I am proud to be connected to the school and look forward to helping the school in its future development.

 

Jenny Roberts

I am Jenny Roberts and have been appointed as a Local Authority Governor for Fleet Infant School. I am chair of the Curriculum committee. I have a background in education, having taught in primary and nursery schools in this area for 30 years. I then became Local Authority Education Advisor working with Nursery and Infant schools in Berkshire. I am an accredited moderator of The Early Years Profile and continue to work in this role as a consultant.

I have now retired from full time work but I do volunteer work for the RSPB as well as taking art classes and pursuing my interest in art and dance.

 

Louise Young

My name is Louise Young and I am the Clerk to the Governing Body. I also have two part time roles in school as Personnel Officer and Senior Admin Assistant. Prior to working at school I had been a governor for 11 years.

I have always enjoyed being able to make a positive contribution to the running of the school. I have three boys aged 24, 21 and 17 all of whom went to Fleet Infant School and who have benefited from such a fantastic start to their education.

 

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