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Our Governors

Welcome to Fulmer Infant School Governing Body

 

Our purpose:

We are all volunteers who come from the parent body, staff and the local community. Our responsibility is to be a ‘critical friend’ to the school by working with the Head Teacher and her staff to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils and the performance management of the staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure it’s money is well spent.
  • Support the school in recruitment of teachers and appoint the Head Teacher.

 

Our Structure:

In order to carry out these roles we are divided into a number of committees who each have a responsibility to look at different aspects of school life. We also take on a curriculum role and meet with subject leaders and visit lessons to discuss how these subjects are being taught and to monitor pupil progress.

 

Chair of Governors: Gwyneth Langley

Vice Chair of Governors:  Andrew Simcock

 

Curriculum Committee

Gill Davey - Chair

Gwyneth Langley

Cathy Hunt – Co-Headteacher

Nahida Malik

 

Resources Committee

Gwyneth Langley - Chair of Governors

Gill Davey

Andrew Simcock - Deputy Chair of Governors

Navdeep Basra

Duncan Gamble

Tracey Dowsing – Co- Headteacher

 

Communication Committee

Andrew Simcock - Deputy Chair of Governors

Gill Davey

Gwyneth Langley - Chair of Governor

Tracey Dowsing- Co-Headteacher

Cathy Hunt-Co-Headteacher

 

Our Members:

Our Governing Body contains 8 members. These include two parent governors, three co-opted governors, one appointed by the Local Authority and two members of staff currently both Co-Headteachers. We come from lots of different backgrounds, but all share a passion for education and an ambition to make this school the best it can be for all its pupils.

The term of office is four years, except the Co-Headteachers who are governors by virtue of their position in the school. The Governing Body may choose to renew or extend the term of its local authority or co-opted governors. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the Governing Body on an annual basis.

The Governing Body can also appoint associate governors from time to time who offer specific skills and perspectives but who do not vote at meetings.

The table below shows the appointment and leaving dates of all current members and those who have been members in the past 12 months, and the number of meetings attended  by each governor in line with government regulation, together with the roles they undertake on the Governing Body.


 

Mrs Gwyneth Langley - Co-Opted Chair of Governors November 2022

To be updated.

 

Mrs Cathy Hunt - Headteacher September 2011, Co-Headteacher September 2019

Cathy joined Fulmer Infant School in 2011 as Headteacher. Previously Cathy was Deputy Headteacher at a large Junior school in Chesham and before that she taught in a number of challenging Primary schools in North London. Her first career was at the BBC as a Producer and Film Director for News and Current Affairs. Cathy has a degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and has an NPQH (National, Professional, Qualification for Headteachers). Cathy has mentored local Headteachers and took Fulmer Infant school from Good to Outstanding in 2014.  Cathy is married with 3 children who were all educated in Buckinghamshire in the state system.

Mrs Tracey Dowsing - Co-Headteacher September 2019

Tracey joined Fulmer Infant School in September 2019 as a Co-Headteacher alongside Cathy Hunt.  Previously, Tracey has been Headteacher in a one form entry Primary school in Amersham, Bucks and prior to that two large Primary Schools in the London Borough of Ealing. Additionally Tracey also supports trainee teachers and carries out a supervising tutor role for the Astra SCITT at Dr Challoner's Grammar School.  Tracey lives locally and has two children who both attended a Buckinghamshire Primary School.

Mrs Gill Davey - Co-opted Governor September 2013

Gill has been a co-opted Governor since 2013. Gill spent her career mainly as a SEND teacher in Primary schools. Gill spent the last ten years as a peripatetic behaviour support teacher covering schools in Chiltern and South Bucks. Gill is also a trained Child Bereavement counsellor and has used this training to help children who have suffered bereavement to cope in school. Gill presently works with a tutoring company covering a wide variety of needs.

Mr Andrew Simcock- Parent Vice- Chair Governor June 2018

Andrew is married with 3 children, lives locally and also attends St Jame's church in Gerrards Cross. He became a school governor in June 2018, shortly after his eldest son joined the school. He has a passion for education and wants to make a positive contribution to the school to support the children grow and learn the skills they need for their future. Professionally, Andrew is a chartered management accountant and a Financial Director within the IT sector. Andrew hopes this lends itself well to the school and that he can be of benefit to help the school in achieving its strategic objectives.

Mrs Nahida Malik - Co-opted Governor March 2022

Nahida is married and has two children and became a school governor after her eldest son joined the Reception class.  Having worked as a NHS professional for ten years she feels very strongly about making a difference with her professional skill set, aptitude, dedication, time and proactive approach.  Nahida is committed and dedicated to being part of the development and direction of the school.  She feels her contribution towards progress and development will have a positive impact for the children's future.

 

Mr Duncan Gamble - Parent Governor October 2021

Duncan is married with one son and three dogs, he lives locally on the edge of the village. He became a school governor soon after his son, Julian, joined Reception class in 2021. He wants to support the school and feels privileged to be accepted onto the board of governors. Professionally he has worked in Investment Banking and IT for over thirty years.