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St Mary's Farnham Royal Church of England Primary School

Founded in Faith focused on Family and fulfilling Future potential

Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Paul Randall - Chair of Governors with the following responsibilities, Chair of Finance Personnel & Premises, Safeguarding Governor English, Spag, Phonics and PE

 

I first joined the Governing Board of St Mary’s in the summer of 2014, I am employed as a Materials Manager by one of Britain’s leading office furniture designers and manufacturers. Currently I am also the chair of governors at a Special School and another Primary School in Buckinghamshire. I am the current chair of the Buckinghamshire Association of School Governors. I am also a National Leader of Governance and trained by the DfE to carry out external reviews of governance.

 

Mr Bari Mujeeb

Vice Chair - Responsibility for Development, Pupil Premium, Data, Computing and Website. Linked to Year 2.

 

I have been a member of the governing body of St Mary’s for 6 years, first as a Parent Governor from 2012, then as a Foundation Governor from 2016.

During this time, St Mary’s has gone through many changes and I have been impressed, throughout, by the staff’s drive to innovate and improve the school, by the capacity and willingness of the children to learn, and proud of the governors’ role in this growth.

St Mary’s has achieved a lot in this period, but all of us recognise that there is more to be done.  I am looking forward to being a part of this journey.

 

I currently hold the position of Vice Chair of the Governing Body, with areas of responsibility including:

- Governor Development (ensuring that the governing body have the breadth of skills required to support and challenge the school);

- Pupil Premium (evaluating the work of the school in raising the attainment and progress of children who qualify for pupil premium funding);

- School Data (analysing the school’s performance data to ascertain how well it is doing against its objectives for the attainment and progress of the children); &

- Computing (acting as a link between the Governing Body and the school’s Computing Leader, and monitoring the school’s delivery of this curriculum subject).

I completed the National College Leadership Development Programme for Chairs (& Vice Chairs) of Governors in 2016.

 

I live in Farnham Royal with my wife and two daughters.  My eldest daughter recently moved on to secondary school, but my youngest still attends St Mary’s.  We are foster carers for Bucks County Council.  I am employed as a Risk Manager for a multinational company.

 

 

Ruth Millson

It is a real privilege to be involved in the life and work of St. Mary’s school as a Foundation Governor. In the years I have been a governor I have never ceased to be impressed by the skills, dedication and hard work of all the staff and the children are a delight. It’s a joy to work with staff and with fellow governors. My experience as Head of Religious Education in an ethnically diverse large comprehensive school in North London and 8 years teaching in Mumbai, India has been and still is helpful in my role as a governor. On returning to the UK I trained to teach English as an Additional Language working with young people and adults. I worked in a tertiary college in North London working with young refugees and asylum seekers helping to prepare them for university or work. More recently I have worked as a Human Resources Manager for a charity which sends professionals to work in the developing world; this involved training and selecting them as well as give pastoral support both here and in the countries they were working in.  Since retirement and moving to Farnham Common I have joined St. John’s church, Farnham Common where I am actively involved as a church warden among many other activities. I enjoy walks with my black Labrador and go swimming when I can.  Retirement has also provided me with the opportunity to travel which I love.

 

 

Mrs Elizabeth Glover

Responsibility for SEN, Science, School Council, Linked to Year 4

 

I have been a Foundation Governor for over 5 years at St Mary’s and more recently Church Warden for St Mary the Virgin, Farnham Royal and I continue to enjoy and relish the opportunities this brings. Our school continues to be “Good” and I am extraordinarily proud of our staff, children and leadership team. We are not content to sit back on our laurels, so it is more important than ever to challenge our plans and strategies. I work in the telecoms industry, leading site access across the UK for two major players and have high standards, am very data and target driven but the success of my work is down to sensitively managing people and relationships amongst very varied stakeholders with differing needs. My husband and I have lived here for 15 years and chose the school for our daughters because of the values, family atmosphere and sense of belonging. Our children have been at St Mary’s since nursery and are in Years 6 and 2. I am very passionate about the work we do around SEN, which cannot be measured by data alone; we measure success around many small victories. I always feel very welcome in school and massively appreciate the work and dedication of everyone across the school.

 

 

Mrs Lacey Ashdown

Parent Governor. Responsibility for SPaG, PSHE, SRE, Vulnerable Groups and Team Teach. Linked to Year 6.

 

I joined the school governing body as a parent governor in October 2017. I am married and have two children who are twins and attend St. Mary’s. We live in Farnham Royal and attend St. Mary’s Church.

I worked as a Revenue Manager in the hospitality industry for 12 years after achieving a 2.1 BA Hons Degree in Hospitality Management.  Currently I run a successful business with my husband.

 

My children started reception in September 2017 and at that time the school was looking for a new parent governor. Being involved in my children’s education and being part of a community with the same vision was a number one priority for my husband and I, so I was delighted when I joined.

 

St. Mary's is not just a school, it’s a family. You can feel it from the moment you walk in the gates. All the teachers, staff and governors work hard together to keep that feel about the school. 

 

I am the chairperson for the school curriculum meetings, and in addition I am responsible for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG), PSHE & SRE, and also have a linked class with year 6.

 

I am proud to be part of the school and the governing body and wish it continued success.

 

Mr Ian Copete

Staff Governor

 

I became the Teacher Governor of St Mary’s during the Autumn Term of 2018. I am married and have been for nearly 4 years, I have a daughter who attends St Mary's and I have taught there myself for the past 8 years.  I have taught in Years 3, 4 and 5 in my teaching career and truly believe it a privilege to be able to work with children everyday and help them develop in confidence, maturity and wisdom. 

 

I have learned a lot as a governor over the past year and I relish the opportunity to help the school to continue developing and maintaining its vision of Faith, Family and Future. I've always been impressed by the children at the school and the dedication all staff have in giving the best education and support to the children but also in how they support each other. I wish to help the school maintain the feeling of family that runs through it and makes it such a special place to be part of. I am especially interested in behaviour of our children and am consistently proud of the way they behave in school and out. As behaviour governor, I will strive to maintain the great example our children set for other schools and see how we can help and support those who find school life more challenging.

 

I am proud to be part of the school as a teacher, as a parent and now as a governor.

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