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Fairfield Infant School

Everyone is valued and learning is fun

Meet Our Governors

Name: Gill Tonkin

Position: Chair of Governors

Responsibilities/Committees: Chair, Finance and Maths 

Date Appointed:  30th September 2021

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 29th September 2025

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 100%

 

 

 

I am both a parent and grandparent, with a keen interest in education and ensuring children get the best possible start in life.  I have previous experience as a lecturer in Business Administration and IT, and currently work for a high street bank, in customer service and management, and am qualified as a Personal Banker.  I joined the governing body in September 2017 and was subsequently elected as Chair of Governors in October 2019.  I have a very strong interest in supporting my local community and utilising my life experiences to assist the school in developing a strong learning environment.

In December 2020, I also joined the Governing Body at Woodcroft Primary School, as a Co-opted Governor.

Name: Mike Smith

Position: Vice Chair of Governors

Responsibilities/Committees: Vice Chair, Safeguarding and School Website 

Date Appointed: 5th October 2021

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 4th October 2025

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 75%

 

I have two children who attend Fairfield, I believe that a good education and a happy school experience are the most important factors in a child's development. It is important as a parent to support our children's learning environment. I have become a school governor to play an active role in helping the school and fulfil its full potential. I have worked in local government for over 10 years with a strong background in health and safety and can therefore bring a range knowledge and experience which can enhance and support the governing body.

  

Name: Lara Jelliff

Position: Headteacher

Responsibilities/Committees: Safeguarding

Date Appointed: 4th September  2020

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 4th September 2024

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Employed at School

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 100%

  

 

 

Name: Stacey Merrell

Position: Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities/Committees: Assistant Headteacher and Development and Training

Date Appointed: 14th November 2019

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 13th November 2023

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Employed at School

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 100%

 

Name: Charlotte O’Neill

Position: Staff Governor

Responsibilities/Committees: TBC

Date Appointed: 21st October 2021

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 20th October 2025

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 100%

Hi, my name is Charlotte O'Neill and I have been working at Fairfield since September 2013 and became the Senior Admin Officer in 2018 and have recently been invited to join the governing body as a staff representative.  I feel my school financial knowledge and actual working experiences at the school will allow me to make valuable contributions to support our pupils, parents and all school staff.  I am keen to be part of the school's vision for constant improvements and for us to become a well known and respected entity within the local community.

Name: Amy Gosney

Position: Co Opted Governor

Responsibilities/Committees:Development and Training, EYFS, Pupil and Sports Premium, SEND and Headteachers Performance Management

Date Appointed: 13th February 2020

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 12th February 2024

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 75%

After working in IT and marketing for a decade, I returned to education and studied an Early Childhood degree as well as being level 3 Makaton trained. I hold a keen interest in the theory behind play and how learning through play should be encouraged throughout our educational journeys, including higher and further education! I am currently training on a PGCE to be a primary school teacher which I am thoroughly enjoying! I hope the knowledge I gain can be put to good use for Fairfield's community. I have lived locally all my life and have a family and community connection to the school, I am passionate about making a difference and aiding the school in being the best it can be.

 

Name: Joanna Armitage

Position: Co Opted Governor

Responsibilities/Committees: Safeguarding, Health and Safety and E-Safety and Pay Committee

Date Appointed: 15th October 2020

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 14th October 2024

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 100%

I joined the school Governor team in October 2020 and have a son who attends the school. It has long been an aspiration of mine to join a Governing Body and I look forward to supporting the Fairfield School community within this role. I work in Health and Social Care and have over 20 years of experience in direct care, management, compliance and standard setting roles. I am currently a Data Protection Officer for a large healthcare provider and have a keen interest in safeguarding, health and safety and information governance. I am passionate about promoting diversity, inclusion, health and wellbeing, particularly within a child’s early years and very much share the school’s ethos that Everyone is Valued and Learning is Fun.’

Name: Imogen Payter

Position: Co Opted Governor

Responsibilities/Committees: Health and Safety, E-Safety and English

Date Appointed: 30th April 2020

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 29th April 2024

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 75%

I became a School Governor in early 2020 and am keen to bring my enthusiasm and energy to the Fairfield Governing Body. Having attending primary school in Havant myself, and living locally, I hope to bring my experience to the team. I have a background in Business and work in Government and am committed to bringing these skills, along with hard work and dedication to support the staff, parents and children of Fairfield

Name: Naomi Sloane

Position: Co Opted Governor

Responsibilities/Committees: TBC

Date Appointed: 23rd September 2021

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 22nd September 2025

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 100%

I joined the Governing Body in September 2021; I am keen to put my knowledge and experience as a teacher into supporting Fairfield's pupils, parents and teachers, especially in the area of SEN teaching as that is my specialism as GCSE maths & sciences teacher.  I am a local resident and with friends' children having gone through, or are going through, Fairfield.

 

Name: Krystle Duke

Position: Parent Governor

Responsibilities/Committees: TBC

Date Appointed: 10th March 2022

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 9th March 2026

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 100%

 

 

We currently have a Vacancy for a Co-Opted Governor - if you are interested in a position with us, please contact us to let us know...

Previous Governors

Name: Keith Doe (Resigned)

Position: Co Opted Governor

Responsibilities/Committees: Health and Safety, Finance and E-Safety 

Date Appointed: 30th September 2021

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 29th September 2025 (Resigned 7th April 2022)

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 75%

 

Name: Sandra Platts (Resigned)

Position: Co Opted Governor

Responsibilities/Committees:SEND, Finance and Maths

Date Appointed: 19th November 2020

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 18th November 2024 (Resigned 7th April 2022)

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 50%

 

Name: Janna Anderson (Resigned)

Position: Parent Governor

Responsibilities/Committees: Safeguarding, English, Wellbeing, PHSE and Headteachers Performance Management

Date Appointed: 12th December 2019

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 3rd February 2022

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 0%

 

Name: Lisa Kemp (Resigned)

Position: Co Opted Governor 

Responsibilities/Committees: Wellbeing, PHSE and Safeguarding

Date Appointed: 1st September 2020

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 1st September 2024 (Resigned 17th June 2021)

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2020/62.5%

 

Anna Weeden - Local Authority Governor (Resigned)

Name: Anna Weedon

Position: Co Opted Governor 

Responsibilities/Committees: Development and Training, Wellbeing and PHSE

Date Appointed: 15th October 2020

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 14th October 2024 - Resigned 9th November 2021

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2021/22: 25%

 

Name: Clare Combes (Resigned)

Position: Co Opted Governor 

Responsibilities/Committees: Early Years and Staff Induction

Date Appointed: 15th October 2020

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 14 October 2024 - Resigned 14th September 2021

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2020/21: 75%

 

Name: Preeti Mehta (Resigned)

Position: Co Opted Governor 

Responsibilities/Committees: Looked After Children, E Safety

Date Appointed: 19th April 2018

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 18th April 2022 - Resigned 12th August 2020

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2019/20: 73%

 

Name: Lisa Reynolds (Resigned)

Position: Co Opted Governor 

Responsibilities/Committees: Training, Development, Safeguarding, 

Safer Recruiting, Finance Governance

Date Appointed: 26th November 2019

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 25th November 2023 - Resigned 12th August

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2019/20: 55%

 

Name: Anthony Quinn (Resigned)

Position: Co Opted Governor 

Responsibilities/Committees: 

Date Appointed: 14th September 2017

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 13th September 2021 - Resigned 12th December 2019

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Hampshire Governor Services - SLA with School

Meetings Attended 2019/20: 75%

 

 

Name: Babs McNeill (Resigned)

Position: Co Opted Governor 

Responsibilities/Committees: 

Date Appointed: 14th September 2017

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 13th September 2021. Resigned 19th September 2019

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2018/19: 82%

 

 

Name: Nick Turner (Resigned)

Position: Co Opted Governor 

Responsibilities/Committees: Pay Committee, Pupil and Sports Premium

Date Appointed: 19th September 2017

Term of Office: 3 Years, end date 30th April 2020. Resigned 23rd April 2020

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2019/20: 67%

 

Name: Joanne Littlechild (Resigned)

Position: Parent Governor (End of Term 28th November 2019)

Responsibilities/Committees: 

Date Appointed: 25th November 2015

Term of Office: 4 Years, end date 26th November 2019

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None Declared

Meetings Attended 2019/20: 33%

 

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