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Frogmore

Junior School

Meet The Governors

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. 

Chair of Governors:

Bob Griffin

Chair of Governors
I have been a member of the governing body of Frogmore Junior School since January 2013. I am currently the governor with responsibilities for safeguarding and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). I currently work for University of Chichester Academy Trust as an Academy Improvement Partner. I work with mainstream academies within the Academy Trust, supporting a range of school improvement issues including SEND, safeguarding, leadership and management, pupil premium and governance. Prior to this, I was headteacher of a large, outstanding special school in Chichester for pupils with complex needs and autism. In my role as a Local Leader of Education, I supported school improvement in special and mainstream schools within the locality. I have taught masters level courses at Chichester University and support Initial Teacher Training initiatives, including School Direct and PGCE, in both mainstream and special school environments.

Vice Chair:

Gwyneth Long

I have been a governor at Frogmore Junior School since 2008. Originally as a parent governor, moving to a community governor when my girls left the school. I was invited by Hampshire Governor Services to be part of the Interim Governing Board in Summer 2012, and invited by CAT to be part of the local governing body (LGB) when Frogmore Juniors became an academy in 2013. I have fulfilled most of the tasks and roles during my time as a governor, currently I have a specific interest in Maths. In addition to my monitoring visits to the school, I regularly help with ‘Listen 2 Me’ (Hampshire Music Services’ whole class instrumental teaching programme). This allows me to build up relationships, and gives me a good insight into the school, its journey to become outstanding, and seeing the pupils on their journey to become “lifelong learners”.

I currently work as a lead exams invigilator, and have voluntary roles with the North East Hants area schools orchestras and run my own Brownie unit.

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.

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.

Lucy Kurzeja

I have been a governor at Frogmore junior school since October 2017 . I have experience in being a teaching assistant and I have vast experience in the SEND area of the curriculum.

I look forward to working with parents, students and staff to help develop Frogmore Junior School.

Staff Governors:

Emma Richardson

I am a staff governor although my son and daughter also attend Frogmore Juniors. I believe I am a passionate and driven teacher 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 17 years and am currently English lead. I have taught all year groups however, I currently teach year 3. 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.

Community Governors:

Frances Radley

I have been a governor of at Frogmore Juniors since March 2017, with responsibility for English teaching and learning.

I teach Chemistry at an independent senior school in Ascot, where I am also responsible for maintaining links to a number of mainstream infant, junior and senior schools in the area. As part of this role I ensure that a meaningful programme of activities, resources and enrichment events are provided to our partner schools. These include support with drama, art, literacy, sport and music, as well as delivering inset training to staff in a number of areas, such as supporting pupils with dyslexia.

I studied Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol and completed my PGCE at the University of Exeter some years later. I am passionate about teaching science as it fires the imagination and creativity of young people, and is a hugely rewarding career.

As a teacher I have a keen interest in shaping the futures of young people. I enjoy working with pupils of all abilities and I believe every child should have the opportunity to achieve well and access their full potential.

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.

CAT Directors or their agent:

Clerk to the Governing Body:

Vicky Cole

I have been Clerk to the Interim Local Governing Body since 2014 and I am employed by Hampshire Governor Services to provide clerking support to a number of schools across North Hampshire. The clerking role includes the administration of the governing body but also provides advice and support on procedural and legal matters.