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Our Governors

Responsibilities of Porchester's Governing Body

Instrument of Government

 Mrs. Barnard

Julie Barnard (Chair of Governors)

I have been a governor at the school for six years and have been Chair of Governors since September 2015. I am also a parent governor, I became a parent governor because I had children in the school.

I am the link governor for special educational needs, looked after children, gifted and talented children, safer recruitment, achievement and complaints and I am Chair of the School Improvement, Review and Evaluation committee.

Currently self employed as a mobile dog groomer, my earlier career involved  working in a national charity as the Director of Strategy and Resources which included financial and project management and human resources.  This experience helps me in the role of governor.

I believe that with staff, parent and community support, Porchester Junior School can become an ‘outstanding’ school where pupils eagerly learn, develop and leave with amazing memories. It is a great privilege to be able to serve as a governor and to assist in making the school a happy and encouraging place for all children to learn and develop to their full potential.

My term of office on the Governing Body will end on 7th November 2018.

Register of business / financial interests (11.2.16): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none
Attendance 2015/16: 75%

 
Ms. Davis

 

 

 

 Jodi Bush (Vice-chair of Governors)

I am a co-opted governor. I have a background in education and currently work for the NCTL (National College for Teaching and Leadership).  I am link governor for disadvantaged children which includes overseeing the school’s spending of the Pupil Premium. I also am responsible for the spending of the school's sports premium and undertake the headteacher's appraisal.

My term of office on the Governing Body will end on 30th November 2018.

Register of business / financial interests (11.2.16): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none 
Attendance 2015/16: 75%

  

Mr. Cullen

 

 

 

 Graham Cullen (Headteacher)

I am the headteacher and have an important role on the Governing Body in providing a link between school and other members of the Governing Body.

I have worked in education for the best part of twenty years and am an experienced headteacher having led two very successful schools. I feel privileged to be part of shaping the future of education in our area in a time of significant and rapid change. I am very optimistic about the future of Porchester as we have a very strong Governing Body with a wide range of skills and experiences. I also have a strong team of teaching professionals who are all focused on the needs of every pupil in our school.

As headteacher, I am a permanent member of the Governing Body.

Register of business / financial interests (11.2.16): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none
Attendance 2015/16: 100%

 

 Mr. Widdowson

 

 

 Simon Widdowson  

I am an elected staff governor. I am the school's digital learning and computer science leader and am currently employed as a full time teacher in class 7, teaching Year3 and Year4 pupils. I have been a member of staff for many years. 

In addition to over seeing the school's computer curriculum I also lead training events that Porchester Junior School provides for other schools to help them develop their own digital curriculum. Alongside this, I have negotiated with 2SimpleSoftware for the school to host additional digital curriculum training sessions in our role as one of their Professional Development Centres. 

My term of office on the Governing Body will end on 31st August 2018.

Register of business / financial interests (11.2.16): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none
Attendance 2015/16: 100% 

 

Mrs. Astill

 

 

 

 Sharon Astill

I am a parent governor and am a mother of two, both of my children attended Porchester. I have been involved with Porchester since 2010 when I started working here as a Midday Supervisor. Although I no longer work at the school, I am still involved in education working at a local Pre-School.

I am Chair of the Finance and General Purposes committee.  I am also responsible for the attendance and behaviour of pupils at the school, for standards in teaching and learning and for the outdoor environment.

 My term of office on the Governing Body will end on 29th September 2017.

Register of business / financial interests (11.2.16): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none
Attendance 2015/16: 75%

 

 

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Avril Lane

I am a local authority governor.  I am the Governing Body's Training Co-ordinator and am also link governor for health & safety and personal development including RE.

My term of office on the Governing Body will end on 30th June 2020.

Register of business / interests (10.6.16): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none
Attendance 2015/16: 100%

 

 Mr Best 

Nigel Best

I am a co-opted governor at Porchester Junior School. I have two children who attended Porchester Junior School. I have 18 years of teaching experience in inner city schools which I hope will be beneficial to Porchester school. I am responsible for the appraisal of the headteacher, the behaviour of the pupils at the school, for teaching & learning and attendance. In my previous life as a teacher my roles included head of year, head of department and finally assistant head, so feel my experience lends itself to understanding behaviour in schools.

My term of office on the Governing Body will end on 30th November 2018.

Register of business/ financial interests (11.2.16): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none
Attendance 2015/16: 75%

  

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 John Hatton

I am a co-opted governor having strong links with St. John's Methodist Church. I am a retired Chartered Structural Engineer and have lived in the local community for 27 years and was a former pupil for 4 years.

My responsibilities as a governor include supporting the headteacher and his staff in the leadership & management and child protection and safeguarding arrangements of the school.

My term of office on the Governing Body will end on 30th November 2018.

Register of business / financial interests (11.2.16): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none
Attendance 2015/16: 100%

 

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 Anne Ingle

I am a co-opted governor and have worked at Porchester for over 10 years. I am presently the school's deputy headteacher.

My responsibilities as a governor include supporting the headteacher and his staff in the leadership and management of the school.

My term of office on the Governing Body will end on 14th October 2019.

Register of business / financial interests (11.2.16): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none
Attendance 2015/16: 100%


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