login continuous email location arrow-point-to-right phone calendar translate search school-logo

Welcome To

Fleet Infant School

To try is to Achieve, to Achieve is to Grow

Call Us Email Us Find Us

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 head teacher  (critical friend) through a mutual relationship of trust and respect. The Governing Body works with the head teacher  to create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing a school.

 

We currently do this by holding 3 meetings per term. These meeting include the whole governing  body to ensure we are all fully informed and can agree and approve key decisions, visions in a timely manner. We receive a report form the head teacher at every meeting which updates us on all aspects of school life and we make regular monitoring visits linked to the School Development Plan. We also review the school’s financial position at every meeting, making sure our money is well spent and that we are operating within approved budgets.

 

Each Governor is also assigned to a particular responsibility, covering everything from the curriculum, the school’s financial position, safeguarding, Health & Safety, pupils’ development and well-being, through to supporting the Head Teacher in making decisions on the strategy and direction of the school and responding to external concerns, such as the Covid 19 pandemic.

 

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

Governing Body Membership 2022-23

 

NameGovernor TypeTerm FromTerm toRoles
Moira BanfieldCo-opted governor01 Dec 202130 Nov 2025 
Nicola BartleyCo-opted governor16 Jul 202115 Jul 2025

Development & Training Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Karen BeanCo-opted governor22 Oct 202021 Oct 2024 
Monique ClarkHeadteacher   
Linda CullenCo-opted governor16 Sept 202115 sept 2025

Chair

Forum Rep

H&S Governor

Kate HardingStaff Governor4 Sept 20193 Sept 2023 
John Hatter

Co-opted

governor

14 July

2022

13 July 2023Finance Governor
Shikha Krishnmurthy

Local Authority

Governor

14 July 202213 July 2026 
Frances O'Sullivan

Co-opted

governor

14 July

2022

13 July 2023 
Stephanie WatsonCo-opted Governor29 jan 201928 Jan 2023

Vice Chair

EAL Governor

Curriculum Lead governor

Simon WalkerParent Governor21.09.2220.09.26 
Michael BorelloParent Governor21.09.2220.09.26 

 

Governors' Details for the Last Academic Year 2021-22

NameCategoryApp't by

Length of

Office

Date of appointmentEnd of termResponsibilities 
Kate Harding

Staff

 

Governing

Body

44.09.193.09.2023Teacher representative 
Karen BeanCo-optedGoverning Body422.10.2021.10.24

Vice -chair

 
David Bentley

Co-opted

Governing

Body

416.10.17February 2022Health & Safety 
Monique ClarkHeadteacher  --Safer Recruitment trained 
Linda CullenCo-opted

Governing

Body

416.09.2115.09.25

Chair of the Governing Body

Forum Representative

Health and Well being Governor

 
James DumbeltonCo-opted

Governing

Body

413.03.20

12.03.24

 

  
Hannah HallParentParents422.10.20Dec 2021

 

 

 

John Hatter

ParentParents419.11.1918.11.23HT PM 
Linda McBreartyClerk-- -- 
Frances O'SullivanParentParents419.11.1918.11.23

SEND Governor

HT PM

 
Moira BanfieldCo-optedGoverning Body428.11.2127.11.25

 

 

 
Stephanie WatsonCo-opted

Governing

Body

429.01.1928.01.23

Development and Training

HT PM

 

Nicola BartleyCo-opted

Governing

Body

416.07.2115.07.21Safeguarding Governor 
Gareth SaundersLALA41.09.22March 2022  

 

Register of Governors' Interests for the Last Academic Year 2021-22

 

NameName of businessNature of interestDate of app't or acquisitionDate of cessation of interestLast date of declaration
Kate HardingEmployed at school Sept 2016 Sept 2021
Karen BeanNil   Sept 2021
David BentleyNil   Sept 2021
James DumbeltonNil   Sept 2021
Monique ClarkEmployed at school Sept 2017 Sept 2021
Linda CullenNil   Sept 2021
Hannah HallNil   Sept 2021
Linda McBrearty     
Stephanie WatsonNil   Sept 2021
John HatterNil   Sept 2021
Frances O'SullivanNil   Sept 2021
Nicola BartleyNil   Sept 2021
Moira BamfieldNil   Sept 2021

Gareth

Saunders

Nil   Sept 2021

 

 

Governor Attendance Record For the Academic Year 2021/2022

Full Governing Body                                   

NameShould have attendedAttended%
Kate Harding9778%
Karen Bean99100%
David Bentley4250%
James Dumbelton9778%
Monique Clark99100%
Linda Cullen9778%
Hannah Hall33100%
Moira Bamfield66100%
Stephanie Watson9889%
Frances O'Sullivan99100%
John Hatter9556%
Nicola Bartley99100%
Gareth Saunders6584%
Top