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Meet the Governors

If you wish to contact one of the school Governors you can email them via the following addresses:

Clerk - clerktogovs@sfjs.org.uk

Chair of Governors - chairofgovernors@sfjs.org.uk

Meet the Governors

 

Janet Roberts OBE

Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor of South Farnborough since 2010.  Three of my grandchildren attended the school and were very happy and successful.  I was a Primary Headteacher for 17 years and loved every minute.  Therefore I am proud to be a part of another outstanding school helping to develop an enthusiasm for learning and a desire for excellence in the whole community.  

Mike Saunders

Vice Chair

 

Jenny Byrne

Headteacher

As Head Teacher of South Farnborough Junior School I automatically become part of the Governing Body, but I have also been a Staff Governor here since September 2000 whilst I was Deputy Head. I was also a Teacher Governor in my last school. As the school’s Head teacher, I report to the Governors at each meeting about all aspects of school life – safeguarding, finance and staffing, Curriculum, Buildings and Grounds, Safeguarding and Attendance as well as the quality of provision. I believe that strong links between staff, parents, community members and governors is key to the success of a school. Away from school, I have two children one in Year 7 and one in Year 10 and my husband works in the Computer Games industry.

Emily Fanzo

Deputy Headteacher

I have been at South Farnborough Junior School since September 2018 as Deputy Head. In my previous roles, I have taught across Key Stage 2 and mainly lead English, which is my passion. In my spare time, I am a dance teacher at a local dance school and often run dance clubs within school. This is the first role in which I have been a school governor and I am enjoying working with the rest of the governing body, pupils, parents and staff to make sure the school provides the best experience for our children. 

Karen Rumbold

Staff Governor

 

Dr. Kim Dyos

Parent Govenor

I am a parent governor with a son in Year 5. I studied at Oxford University, then obtained my PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College, and am now a lecturer in Maths and Science at Farnborough College of Technology. It will probably not surprise anyone, therefore to learn that, as a governor, I have a particular focus on maths and science within the school. But I am also a keen musician. I have played the violin from an early age, and since I was about seven years old I have always been a playing member of at least one orchestra and have done a little music teaching, starting in the sixth form at my school in Kent giving lessons in violin and all sizes of recorder. This is another of my interests within the school, and I love helping Mrs White to develop the children's orchestral skills during the summer term when they make their first forays into the world of group music making.

Kate Simmons

Parent Governor

I have three children aged 14, 11 and 6.  My eldest spent her junior years at South Farnborough Junior School and my son is currently in Year 6.  I have a deep, constant interest in their's and other children's education, daily well-being and mental health.  I have, over the years, become PTA chairs with three of my children's schools and preschools.  

I enjoy interacting with Headteachers, staff and other voluntary members.  I have experience with teaching children with fitness capacity which has enabled me to engage and learn deeply within children's need for physical and mental development.  I am delighted to be part of the ongoing success of South Farnborough Junior School and to be able to help continue building their wonderful school into the future despite its pressures regarding infrastructure and demands.

Peter Bassett

Co-opted Governor

I have been a Governor at the school since May 2018.  I live near the school, which had great reports, so was an easy choice.  My parents were teachers but I joined the Rail industry and was always interested in education and enjoyed training others.  As an accountant, I helped Managers look after their department's money.  On retirement, I wanted to be involved in the community so took on voluntary roles as an Adviser at Citizens Advice, looking after our neighbourhood watch scheme and working on the Watercress railway which includes helping to run our educational program for Junior Schools.  I'm married (a teacher) with three children plus four grandchildren.

Richard Misters

Co-opted Governor

I applied to be a governor at SFJS as I felt I could add to the existing skills and experience of the school and team.  With two sons at SFJS I have a personal interest, however I'm keen to have a broader focus on not only the school but the ongoing community relationship.

 

Away from my professional work, I am a local cub leader in Farnborough where many of the cubs are from SFJS.

Jarrod Travers

Co-opted Governor

I have lived in Farnborough for over 17 years and all four of my children have attended South Farnborough Junior School. For the last 8 years I have worked as head of operations for a multinational corporation, handling performance, relations and contracts with a diverse range of businesses. Being a co-opted governor I bring my experience to the table to help the school get the most out of its suppliers and business relations. As I assist with coaching an U10 football team at Rushmoor Community FC and regularly practice a martial art, I'm keen for the children to develop their self-reliance, confidence and ability to work in a team through sport and different activities.  

 

South Farnborough Junior School Governing Body 

 

Name

Responsibilities

Committees

Governor Type

Term of Office

Years / End Date

Janet Roberts OBE

Chair Of Governors

Finance and Staffing / Buildings, Grounds, Security and Safety / Pay / Performance Management / Child Protection / Pupil Discipline

Co-Opted

4

19/05/19

Jenny

Byrne

Headteacher

Finance and Staffing / Buildings, Grounds, Security and Safety / 

Headteacher

-

Emily Fanzo   Training Liaison Co-opted 4 03/09/22

Karen Rumbold

 

 

Staff

4

11/11/22

Mike Saunders

Vice Chair

Finance and Staffing / Buildings, Grounds, Security and Safety / Pay / Performance Management / Pupil Discipline / Staff Grievance, Appeals and Disciplinary

Co-opted

4

19/05/19

Dr Kim

Dyos

 

Finance and Staffing / Staff Grievance, Appeals and Disciplinary

Parent

4

23/04/21

Peter

Bassett

  Finance and Staffing / Forum Rep Co-opted 4 03/06/22

Justine

Davie

Clerk of Governors

 

Clerk

-

Jarrod

Travers

  Staff Grievance, Appeals and Disciplinary Co-opted 4 19/03/23
Kate Simmons   Admissions Parent 4 09/10/22
Richard Misters   Pupil Discipline Co-opted 4 19/03/23
Steve White   Resigned as of 06/06/19 Co-opted 4 16/05/21
Ben Rowlands   Resigned as of 20/07/18 Parent 4 06/11/20

Clare

Kelly

  Resigned as of 01/11/2018

Clerk

   

 

Updated June 2019

KEY - Governor's term of office has ended or has resigned in the last 12 months

 

Register of Interests

 

Name

 Name

of Business

Nature

of Business

Date of 

Appointment

or Acquisition

Date of

Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Janet Roberts 

NIL NIL     10/10/2018
Jenny Byrne

Employed at school

Headteacher 23/04/2018   10/10/2018
Karen Rumbold

Employed

at School

Teacher / SENDCO     10/10/2018
Emily Fanzo

Employed

at School

Deputy Head     10/10/2018
Steve White

Wife Employed

at School

Wife is 

a Teacher

    10/10/2018
Mike Saunders NIL NIL     10/10/2018
Kim Dyos NIL NIL     10/10/2018
Peter Bassett NIL NIL     10/10/2018
Jarrod Travers NIL NIL     14/11/2018
Kate Simmons NIL NIL     14/11/2018
Richard Misters NIL NIL     14/11/2018

 

Governors' Attendance 2018 - 2019

 

Name Full Governing Body Meetings Finance Committee Meetings
Number of Meetings should have attended Number of Meetings attended

Attendance

Rate (%)

Number of Meetings should have attended Number of Meetings attended

Attendance

Rate (%)

Janet Roberts

4 4 100% 2 2 100%
Jenny Byrne 4 4 100% 2 2 100%
Emily Fanzo

4

4 100% - - -
Karen Rumbold 4 4 100% - - -
Mike Saunders 4 4 100% 2 2 100%
Steve White 4 1 25% 2 0 0%
Kim Dyos 4 3 75% 2 2 100%
Peter Bassett 4 4 100% 2 2 100%
Jarrod Travers 3 3 100% - - -
Kate Simmons 3 3 100% - - -
Richard Misters 3 2 66% - - -
Clare Kelly 1 1 100% - - -

 

Governors' Attendance 2017 - 2018

 

Name Full Governing Body Meetings Finance Committee Meetings
Number of Meetings should have attended Number of Meetings attended

Attendance

Rate (%)

Number of Meetings should have attended Number of Meetings attended

Attendance

Rate (%)

Janet Roberts

6 6 100% 3 3 100%
Jenny Byrne 6 6 100% 3 3 100%
Karen Rumbold 6 6 100% - - -
Clare Kelly 6 6 100% - - -
Mike Saunders 6 5 83% 3 3 100%
Steve White 6 4 66% - - -
Ben Rowlands 6 6 100% 3 3 100%
Kim Dyos 6 6 100% - - -
Peter Bassett 1 1 100% - - -
Lynne Smith 1 1 100% 1 1 100%
Sarah Wood 1 1 100% - - -

 

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