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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 Sue Kirby

Vice Chair of Governors:  Adam Fairbrother

 

Curriculum Committee

Gill Davey - Chair

Sue Kirby

Adam Fairbrother

Anne Wraight

Cathy Hunt – Co-Headteacher

 

Resources Committee

Sue Kirby- Chair

Sandy Oldham

Gill Davey

Andrew Simcock

Navdeep Basra

Tracey Dowsing – Co- Headteacher

 

Communication Committee

Adam Fairbrother

Andrew Simcock

Gill Davey

Sue Kirby

Tracey Dowsing- Co-Headteacher

Cathy Hunt-Co-Headteacher

 

Our Members:

Our Governing Body contains up to 10 full members. These include two parent governors, one governor appointed by the Local Authority, one member of staff currently one of the Co-Headteachers and the other Co- Headteacher. The five other governors (co-opted governors) are appointed by the Governing Body according to their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for the role. 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 it’s 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 chose 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 Sue Kirby - Co-Opted Chair of Governors July 2019

Mr Adam Fairbrother - Parent Governor September 2019

Adam became a governor in September 2019. His eldest son is at Fulmer Infant School in Year 1 and his youngest son will be joining Reception in 2020. Adam's career in the advertising industry spanned 25 years, he is now an independent brand and communications consultant. Adam hopes his professional experience can translate into new insights, useful ideas and ongoing support for the governors of the school.

Mrs Sandy Oldham - Co-opted Governor November 2017

Sandy was appointed Governor in November 2017. Following a career in business management, she spent seven years as the Senior Accountant with a Group owning over twenty schools in the private sector ranging from nursery through Pre Prep and prep to 6th Form Colleges.

A resident of Fulmer Village and having two granddaughters attending infant school, becoming a Governor offered the perfect opportunity to 'give back' within her area of expertise and interest.

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.  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 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 Anne Wraight - Co-opted Governor September 2020

Anne is French by birth and spent most of her student and working career in the UK and US. She became a governor in September 2020. She is an engineer by profession having moved from materials science to software design and testing. Most recently Anne has been working part time as an IT specialist in a local Grammar school. Anne lives locally and has 3 children who all attended Bucks primary and grammar schools.  

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