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Frogmore

Junior School

School Strategy Board members

All the governors are keen to hear views and opinions about the school from parents, so please feel free to approach any of us via the school office, or in person when we are in school.

The current membership of the Local Governing Body is set out below:

GOVERNOR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Name

Category

Appointed By

Term of Office/End Date

 

Committee Membership

Responsibilities

Voting Rights

Bob Griffin

CAT

Chichester Academy Trust

4

31/8/2017

Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

Full

Claire Setterington

 

Staff Governor

Staff

4

26/3/2018

Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

Full

Gill Richardson

 

Staff Governor

Staff

4

31/8/2017

Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

Full

Gwyneth Long

Academy Skills Governor

Chichester Academy Trust

4

31/8/2017

Finance and Resources Committee

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Vice Chair of Interim Local Governing Body

Chair of Finance and Resources Committee

Full

Ian Vandersluys

Parent Governor

Parents

4

31/8/2016

Finance and Resources Committee

 

Full

Janice Bibby

Academy Skills Governor

Chichester Academy Trust

4

3/12/2018

Finance and Resources Committee

 

Full

John Elliott

Academy Skills Governor

Chichester Academy Trust

4

15/10/2018

Finance and Resources Committee

 

Full

Niki Baier

Academy Skills Governor

Chichester Academy Trust

4

11/12/2017

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Finance and Resources Committee

Chair of Interim Local Governing Body

Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee

Full

Sarah Thorpe

 

Head Teacher

 

4

 

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Finance and Resources Committee

 

Full

Sue Simpson

Academy Skills Governor

Chichester Academy Trust

4

15/10/2018

Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

Full

Vicky Cole

 

Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please read on for more details about our individual governors. 

GLF Schools:

Natalie Broad

GLF Schools Education Partner

Natalie is part of the GLF Central Team with special responsibility for curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment across  all GLF primary schools.  She is the trusts Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and the linked Education Partner for Frogmore Junior School.

Chair of Governors:

Fiona Hyam

I have been a parent governor since October 2017, having previously been the chair of the Parent and Teacher association at Frogmore Infant School for the last two years.  I am a mother of two, my daughter joined the school in 2017 and my son will start his school journey in 2019.  As a working parent, I enjoy being able to be actively involved in the improvement and development of the school, even though I am not able to be at the school gate as often as I would like. I am an analyst for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services, who inspect the police and fire services and do similar assessments to Ofsted.  I use this experience to support the governing body in understanding the myriad of data used to assess the school and pupil progress. I am enthused at the progress the school is making and keen to help this develop further, making Frogmore Junior school the best school it can be for our children.

Vice Chair:

Kerstine Lawley

I have been a governor at Frogmore Junior School since September 2017, this is the second school governor role I have held.
I currently work as a Teaching Fellow in the School of Tourism and Hospitality at the University of Surrey. I am a programme leader and teach international undergraduate and masters student. I am a Director of Professional Development, helping students to increase their employability through work experience and placement years. I am studying for a Masters in Higher Education.
Prior to this I worked in the travel industry (mainly tour operators) and outdoor education sector for over 20 years. I have managed outdoor education centres before moving into a career in Human Resources (HR), in which I am a qualified HR practitioner.
I have two young sons who will hopefully join Frogmore in a few years. I am very much looking forward to bringing my experience to the board and working with the school team and governors to continue the great work being done at Frogmore Junior School.

Head Teacher:

Carl McCarthy

I have been a member of the governing body of Frogmore Junior School since my appointment as Head in September 2017. Frogmore Junior School is my third headship - I have worked in indpendent and state education, leading good and outstanding schools in Hampshire and London. I also have experience of working as an advisor and school inspector.   
 
I am passionate about education and social justice.  I truly believe that a school should enable any child, from any background or ability, to access the ‘Best that has been thought and said’.  Education should drive social mobility and give all children the same opportunities to develop their abilities.
 
Frogmore is a fantastic school.  It allows us to bring together some of the best ideas and approaches in education.  I am proud to serve as headteacher and work with the governing body to ensure that we make a difference to all our pupils and families.

Parent Governors:

Danielle Cowley

I undertook my role as a governor at Frogmore Junior School in October 2017. As a parent of two children at the school I am particularly interested in promoting the development of, education at and community impression of the school. I have previously worked as a Teaching Assistant and also volunteered as a classroom support assistant at Frogmore Infant School.

I enjoy offering my help and support on trips, with after-school activities and at organised events where possible, as I believe that a strong connection between parents and the school has a positive effect and supports the community as a whole. I am enjoying taking on the challenging role of a governor and am looking forward to aiding the school, its staff and pupil on the journey to outstanding.

Staff Governors:

Emma Richardson

I am a staff governor although daughter also attends Frogmore Juniors. I believe I am a passionate and driven Head of School who loves teaching. I am part of the Senior Leadership Team and I relish this role as it allows me to share my love of English with staff and children alike.

I have been teaching for 20 years and am currently Head of School. I have taught all year groups however, I currently teach year 4. There are many aspects of teaching that excites me. I find the most rewarding aspect of the job is the rapport you build up with the children and how you see them progress and develop overtime. I thrive on the daily challenges that teaching provides and try to make learning enthralling and exciting in my classroom for all learners, no matter what their ability or background. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family.

Tracy Jeffery

I am a staff member of the School Strategy Board and have been since 2018.  I have experience of being a governor in other schools as a staff and parent governor.  I am passionate about Frogmore and love my role as a Teaching Assistant.  I have a keen interest in Pupil Premium and inclusion and ensuring that pupils receive the best care and are able to access all areas of school life.  I have four children who have all attended Frogmore and I am also a past student! 

Community Governors:

Angela Barker-King

I have been a member of the School Strategy Board since June 2019. This is my first school governor role and being a mother, a member of the local community and a finance professional I believe I will be able to contribute to the governance and success of Frogmore Junior School. I believe that the best education should be available to every child regardless of background or ability and I hope to be able to support Frogmore in providing an open learning environment and high quality education for it’s pupils. My daughter joined the school this year and my son will hopefully join Frogmore in a couple of years’ time and I look forward to contributing to the success of the school over the next few years

Clerk to the Governing Body:

David Armstrong