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The Governing Body

Full Governing Body Impact Statement July 2018

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 Academic Year 2018 - 2019
Name Category App't by Length of Office End of term Committee Responsibilities
Kate Armond



GB 1 30.09.2019 Curriculum (has full voting rights)
Karen Bean Parent Parents 4 12.12.2020



Chair of Resources

SEND Governor

David Bentley


GB 4 16.10.2021 Resources Health & Safety
Antony Bridges Co-opted GB 4 21.07.2021 Curriculum  
Monique Clark Headteacher     -



Safer Recruitment trained
Linda Cullen Co-opted GB 4 25.09.2021



Chair of the GB

Forum Representative

Krysia Drazek Co-opted GB 4


Resigned July 2019



Safeguarding Governor

Hannah Hall Parent Parents 4 08.03.2021 Curriculum

Vice Chair of GB

Chair of Curriculum


Staff Vacancy

Election pending

Linda McBrearty Clerk          
Salmaan Nasser Parent Parents 4 30.01.2022



Training Liaison Gov


Jenny Roberts LA LA 4 24.11.2018 Curriculum

Safer Recruitment trained

Safeguarding Gov


Stephanie Watson Co-opted GB 4 28.01.2023 Curriculum  
Jemma Wren Parent Parents 4


Resigned July 2019



Register of Governors' Interests for the Academic Year 2018/2019


Name Name of business Nature of business Nature of interest Date of app't or acquisition Date of cessation of interest Date of entry
Kate Armond Employed at school     Sept 2016   11.09.2019
Karen Bean Nil         11.09.2019
David Bentley Nil     April 2017   11.09.2019
Antony Bridges Nil         11.09.2019
Monique Clark Employed at school     Sept 2017   11.09.2019
Linda Cullen Nil         11.09.2019
Gavin Evans Nil         11.09.2019
Hannah Hall Nil         11.09.2019
Linda McBrearty            
Salmaan Nasser Nil         11.09.2019
Jenny Roberts Nil         11.09.2019



Governor Attendance Record For the Academic Year 2018/2019

                      Full Governing Body                  Curriculum C'tee                  Resources C/tee

Name Should have attended Attended % Should have attended Attended % Should have attended Attended %
Kate Armond 6 6 100% 5 4 80% 0    
Karen Bean 6 6 100%       4 4 100%
David Bentley 6 6 100% 0     4 3 75%
Antony Bridges 6 5 83% 5 4 80%      
Monique Clark 6 6 100% 5 5 100% 4 4 100%
Linda Cullen 6 6 100% 5 5 100% 4 3 75%
Krysia Drazek 5 4 80% 5 3 60% 0    
Hannah Hall 6 6 100% 5 5 100% 0    
Salmaan Nasser 6 2 33% 0     4 2 50%
Jenny Roberts 6 4 66% 5 4 80% 0    
Stephanie Watson 3 2 66% 3 3 100%      
Jemma Wren 2 2 100%       3 2 66%
Linda McBrearty 6 6 100%            

Pen Portraits


Karen Bean

My name is Karen Bean and I was elected to be a Parent Governor in December 2016. I am Chair of the Resources 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 2, another one who started in September 2018 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.


David Bentley

I was elected to Staff Governor in October 2017 and I sit on the Resources committee.
I am principally retired although I work part time as a lunchtime supervisor at the school.  My background is working as a NHS Risk Manager as well as 22 years in the military. I lived in Church Crookham for the last three years and I am also chairman of Fleet and Church Crookham Society.  I have four young grandchildren and take a genuine interest in their schooling and education and I am very keen to ensure the children at Fleet Infant School have the best opportunities, particularly in terms of the facilities the school has to offer.


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 until September 2018. I am a member of the Curriculum  Committee.

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.



Linda Cullen

My name is Linda Cullen and I was co-opted to the Governing Body in July 2017 and I am the Chair of Governors and sit on the Resources and Curriculum Committees.

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 . She is now a highly successful teacher in a local primary school.  In my spare time I enjoy walking, cookery and music.


Krysia Drazek

My name is Krysia Drazek and I am a newly elected Co-opted Governor. I have spent 40 years in education, largely in the secondary sector where I was Head of 6th Form, in charge of University admissions and the financial management of the Education Maintenance Allowance (not to mention the 6th Form Ball!)

My grand-daughter attended Fleet Infant School and enjoyedthe school with its many extra-curricular activities.

In my spare time I am a member of the Ramblers' Association, I like to practise yoga and I am Captain of Crondall Bowls' Club.  



Hannah Hall

I became a Parent Governor at Fleet Infant School in March 2017. I am vice Chair of the Governing Body and also Chair of the Curriculum Committee. I have two children already at the school. 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.


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.