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Governors

Welcome to the Governors section of the website

Our school Governing Body consists of 9 members who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. There are 3 members of staff, 2 elected parents, and 4 people from the wider community.

Each of the Governors who are not members of the school staff, have knowledge of other areas that are not necessarily ‘education’ based and bring their various skills, knowledge and experience to assist in the effective governance of the school for the benefit of all of the children. We also appoint Associate members who are not Governors but appointed for their specific skills or experience.

The Governors take their monitoring role very seriously and work hard to both challenge and support the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team. All meetings are well attended ensuring that all Governors are well aware of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and the best ways forward.

Our Governors are:-

Name

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Area of 
Responsibility

Declaration of business interests *

Winter 2019

Helen Foster

Staff Governor

12.10.21

Curriculum

None

Julie Barnard 

Co-opted Governor, Chair

11.06.2022

School Improvement Plan, Staff 

None

John Hatton

Co-opted Governor

30.11.2022

Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Premises

None

Nigel Best

Co-opted Governor

30.11.2022

Attendance, Behaviour and Exclusions, Admissions

None

Emma Edwards

Parent Govenor

13.11.2023

Curriculum

None

Lauren Mintey

Staff Governor

01.11.2023

Governor Training, Communications

None

Julie Fidler

Staff Governor, Head Teacher

Ongoing

 

None

Vacant 

Parent Governor

 

Safeguarding/staff

 

Vacant

Co-opted Governor

 

Finance

 

Vicky Moore

Associate Governor

 

SEND/LAC

None

* Declarations of business interests are declared annually. Review October 2020

 

If you are interested in finding out more information about our Governing Body please contact our Chair of Governors. Julie.Barnard@porchester.net

 

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, complaints, behaviour achievement and Pupil Premium. 

 

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 11th June 2022.

Register of business / financial interests (13.3.19): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none

Attendance 2018/19: 75%

 

Julie Fidler

Text to be added soon

 

 

 

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 recruitment of non-teaching staff; parents and community; and admissions.  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 2022.

Register of business/ financial interests (13.3.19): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none

Attendance 2018/19: 50%

 

 

John Hatton (Vice-chair of Governors)

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 child protection and safeguarding (including health & safety arrangements of the school.

My term of office on the Governing Body will end on 30th November 2022.

Register of business / financial interests (13.3.19): None declared

Governance in other educational settings: none

Attendance 2017/18: 100%

 

 

Helen Foster

 

I am a co-opted governor. 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 2018.

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

Governance in other educational settings: none

Attendance 2017/18: 100%

 

Emma Edwards

Text to be added soon

 

Lauren Mintey

Text to be added soon

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