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SFJS Governors

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

Clerk - clerktogov@sfjs.org.uk

Chair of Governors - adminoffice@southfarnborough-jun.hants.sch.uk and mark FAO Chair of Governors

Meet the Governors 2022-2023

 

Janet Roberts OBE

Chair of Governors

(appointed 2019)

 

Term of Office

25/06/19 - 25/06/23

Appointed by FGB

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. 

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Finance and Staffing (Chair) / Pay (Chair) / Performance Management / Child Protection / Pupil Discipline / Curriculum

Linked Subject: SEN & English & Science and Safeguarding Governor.

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee): FGB (5/5) 100%, Finance (3/3) 100%, 

Mike Saunders

Vice Chair

(appointed 2019)

 

Term of Office

25/06/19 - 25/06/23

Appointed by FGB

I joined the governing body in 2003 as a parent governor, I have served as Chair and Vice-Chair during this period. All three of my children attended South Farnborough, they enjoyed their time here and with the wide-ranging curriculum were well equipped for the move on to secondary education.

I spent my working life in the construction industry, the last as a senior manager for a regional contractor.

I am proud and happy to feel that I am part of an outstanding and inclusive school.

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Finance and Staffing / Health, Safety and Premises (Chair) / Pay / Performance Management / Pupil Discipline / Staff Grievance, Appeals and Disciplinary

Linked Subject: Maths

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee): FGB (5/5) 100%, Finance (3/3) 100%, 

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 11 and one at University and my husband works in the Computer Games industry.

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Finance and Staffing / Health, Safety and Premises

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: Employed at school as Headteacher

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee): FGB (5/5) 100%, Finance (3/3) 100%,

 

Greg Lines

Staff Governor

 

Term of Office

29/11/23 - 28/11/27

 

Appointed by Staff

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Curriculum

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: Employed at school as a class teacher

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee): N/A

Anthea Dwyer

Parent Govenor

 

Term of Office

14/05/21 - 13/05/25

Appointed by FGB due to no election candidates

I am delighted to be a parent governor and I have a child in Year 4. I have spent my entire life devoted to theatrical arts, initially studying dance before moving on to classical singing. I obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in Manchester and enjoyed the next 10 years as a professional opera singer, performing across the UK and overseas.  Since 2003, I have been a private singing teacher in Farnborough and I also teach at the Junior Royal Academy of Music in London, where I coordinate the vocal department. At my daughter’s infant school, I helped with the musical performances and developed a 10 week music programme called “Clap Together 123”, which I taught to the Year 2s at that time. I am very passionate about the importance of music in education and am keen to help as much as I can in this specialised area and any others that are required.

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Curriculum, Safeguarding

Linked Subject: Music, Spanish and Safeguarding Governor.

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee):  FGB (5/5) 100%,

Peter Bassett

Co-opted Governor

 

Term of Office

03/06/22 - 02/06/26

Appointed by FGB

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.

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Finance and Staffing / Forum Rep

Linked Subject: Geography and Diversity. 

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Governor at Southwood Infants

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee): FGB (5/5) 100%, Finance (3/3) 100%, 

Richard Misters

Co-opted Governor

 

Term of Office

20/03/19 - 19/03/23

Appointed by FGB

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.

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Pupil Discipline 

Linked Subject: P.E/Games and Computing

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee): FGB (3/5) 60%,

Jarrod Travers

Co-opted Governor

 

Term of Office

20/03/19 - 19/03/23

Appointed by FGB

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.  

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Staff Grievance / Appeals and Disciplinary / Health, Safety and Premises

Linked Subject: Art and Design Technology

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee): FGB (5/5) 100%, Health & Safety and Premises (1/3) 33%

Karen Rumbold

Co-opted Governor

 

Term of Office

07/07/20 - 06/07/24

Appointed by FGB

I have lived in Farnborough for 26 years and having previously taught in Guildford, have been at South Farnborough Junior School for most of my teaching career. I have taught in Year 3 and 4 and had many different roles and responsibilities, I was a SENDCo for most of my time here. My son went through the school and I am proud of the inclusive ethos he was able to experience here and the excellent grounding he received. As my son is a drummer, starting lessons here at school in Year 4, my main interest outside school is live music! South Farnborough Junior School is such a happy and challenging place to work in, with excellent relationships between governors, staff and children. I enjoyed my role as SENDCo and worked hard to support children's development in any way I could. I have been a Governor for many years and have watched the school grow and continue to improve in so many ways over the years, always with a dedicated and enthusiastic team.

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Curriculum 

Linked Subject: RE and PDL. 

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee): FGB (5/5) 100%,

Calum Stewart

Local Authority Governor

 

Term of Office

01/10/19 - 01/10/23

Appointed by LA

I was delighted to join South Farnborough as a Local Authority Governor in October 2019. I have lived in Rushmoor all my life, and have served on the Borough Council since May 2019. I was elected aged 25 and,  as one of the Borough's youngest councillors, therefore take a keen interest in education and young people. 

Outside of my role as a Councillor, I also work in politics - specialising in community engagement and outreach. I sit as Trustee for local care home Devereux House, and Rushmoor Citizens Advice. 

I look forward to helping this already outstanding school go from strength to strength.

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Curriculum, Finance

Linked Subject: History

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Governor at The Wavell

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee): FGB (1/5) 20%, Finance (2/3) 66%

Nathan Hastings

Parent Governor

 

Term of Office

11/02/22 - 10/02/26

Appointed by FGB due to no election candidates

I recently joined South Farnborough Junior school as a parent governor in March 2022, after my daughter joined the school. I wanted to understand and get more of an insight in to the running of the school and how the decisions enrich the students learning. I do have a small amount of experience as a parent governor at a previous school in 2020 throughout Covid.

In my professional life I am a Regional Facilities Manager for a train maintenance depot company, previous to this role I was a Facilities consultant for many clients, including working within the educational sector.

I have over 20 years experience in Health and Safety and Facilities statutory compliance. This can be very useful in advising best practices and maintaining a safe environment for the students.

Looking back, My other interest within school was mathematics, I do enjoy problem solving although I may not always show my workings out!

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Health, Safety and Premises

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: Married to member of support staff

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee):  FGB (2/3) 66%,

Emily Gomes

Co-opted Governor

 

Term of Office

29/11/23 - 28/11/27

 

 

Responsibilities / Committees: Curriculum

Business, personal & pecuniary Interests: Employed by the school as a counsellor

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee):  

 

Governor's Policies

The Governing Body has adopted Hampshire County Council’s Manual of Personnel Practice. Policies & Procedures included in this manual are: Staff Discipline; Statement of Procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff; Performance Management and Capability; Whistleblowing.  These policies are updated by the Local Authority, and where a policy has statutory status, the regularity of review is compliant with legal requirements.

 

The Governing Body has adopted the Freedom of Information publication scheme which can be found via this link https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1153/model-publication-scheme.pdf

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