Mrs Gill Tonkin - Chair of Governors
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.
Mr Mike Smith - Vice Chair, Parent Governor
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.
Mrs Lisa Reynolds - Co-Opted Governor
I worked at Fairfield for 10 years in many roles within the office team.
I work closely with Governors regarding Safeguarding, Finance, Staffing,
Buildings and Health & Safety. I became a member of the Governing
Body in Jan 2016. My areas of responsibility are for training and development and E-safety.
Mr Nick Turner - Co-Opted Governor
After working in IT within the education sector for 8 years. I miss being involved
in education, I believe that nothing is more important than a good education.
I look forward to working with the governors, staff and pupils at Fairfield
Infant School to provide Fairfield's children with the best education possible.
Mr Keith Doe - Co-Opted Governor
I joined the Governing Body in September 2017 and I am keen to put my
skills and experience into helping Fairfield continue to support our pupils,
parents and teachers. I have many years’ experience working in Financial,
Operations and Governance roles in a variety of sectors and hope that
this experience benefits the school. Having always been local and with
many of my friends children having been through Fairfield, it’s a school
I know well and care about.
Mrs Preeti Mehta - Co-opted Governor
Education and learning is my passion. I have been an active member of Parents Forum
in my children's school. I believe that I will be able to contribute to Fairfield Infant
School using my skills and knowledge and make a difference to a school that is also
passionate about learning knowledge and working towards preparing responsible future
Amy Page - Co-Opted Governor
After working in IT and marketing for a decade, I returned to
education and am currently in my final year of an Early Childhood
degree. I am also training to Level 3 in Makaton. 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 due to start a Masters in Education
Studies in September 2020, where I hope the knowledge I gain can be
put to good use in school. 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.
Janna Anderson - Parent Governor
I am a mother of two boys, one of whom is old enough to attend Fairfield
Infant School. I joined the governing body as a Parent Governor in December
2019. I have always wanted to join a school governing body and to be able to
do this at my son’s school is a privilege. I am particularly focused on safeguarding
as a Governor, having previously had experience of this in an education environment.
As well as being a mother, I am a Special Educational Needs Teacher in Further
Education, with a particular interest in supporting students with emotional and
behavioural difficulties. I have worked in Further Education for 10 years but
trained in Primary Education and continue to be passionate about the power of
education for all. I believe every child should be proud of their unique skills and
interests, and that being a confident learner contributes powerfully to achieving
this sense of pride. I am committed to supporting staff, parents and children in achieving this.