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Governors

Fairlands Primary School is part of The Claxton Trust. The Board of Trustees delegates the general responsibility for the effective management of the school to the Local Governing Body, in line with the Scheme of Delegation and Trust Improvement Strategy. The Local Governing Body acts within the framework set by national legislation and the policies of the The Claxton Trust.

Governors help to decide school policy and share responsibility for the management of the school. They advise and support the headteacher and staff, working with the school to meet the needs of the children whilst ensuring that the school provides good value for money. They help the headteacher in the selection of staff and act as a link between the school and the community. 

If you are interested in being a governor, please contact the school office to find out if we have any vacancies.

If you would like to contact a governor, this can be done through the school office. Letters marked for the attention of a governor will be passed on in confidence.

Link Governors

Each non-teaching governor is attached to a phase. The governor is invited in by the classes to celebrate achievements/join in on WOW events/see displays of work etc. They also meet with the phase deputy headteacher to discuss progress. This way, strong links are made between the governors, the school and the children.  

Key Documents

Scheme of Delegation

Trust Improvement Strategy

Board attendance

Register of business interests -  Board

 

Governors

Mrs Hayley Yendell, Co-Chair of Governors

Co-opted governor, appointed by the Governing Body until 2 September 2023

Responsibilities: Co-Chair of Governors; Disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils governor including SEND.

Governor attendance in 2019/20: 2/2 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2018/19: 10/10 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 10/10 local Governing Body meetings; 1/1 Standards committee meetings; 1/1 Resources committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 5/6 full Governing Body meetings; 4/4 Standards committee meetings; 2/3 Resources committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2015/16: 8/8 full Governing Body meetings; 4/5 Teaching & Learning committee meetings; 4/5 Resources committee meetings

Registered interests: Employed by Herts for Learning (until April 2019); Employed by Heath Lane Nursery School (from April 2019) 

 

Mrs Claire Peacock, Co-Chair of Governors

Co-opted governor, appointed by the Governing Body until 9 May 2021 

Responsibilities: Co-Chair of Governors; Link governor for Lower Phase; Responsible Officer

Governor attendance in 2019/20: 2/2 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2018/19: 9/10 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 9/10 local Governing Body meetings; 1/1 Resources committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 1/1 full Governing Body meeting

Registered interests: Employed by Lloyds Banking Group

 

Mr Steven Baker

Parent governor, elected by parents until 07 November 2021

Responsibilities: Health and Safety governor

Governor attendance in 2019/20: 0/2 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2018/19: 6/10 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 8/9 local Governing Body meetings

Registered interests: Jardak Services Ltd; Trustwater Ltd

 

Mr James Chick

Co-opted governor, appointed by the Governing Body until 15 March 2020

Responsibilities: Link governor for Lower phase; Curriculum governor

Governor attendance in 2019/20: 1/2 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2018/19: 2/10 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 7/10 local Governing Body meetings; 1/1 Resources Committee meeting

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 5/6 full Governing Body meetings; 2/3 Resources Committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2015/16: 3/3 full Governing Body meetings

Registered interests: None

 

Dr Maria Hannan, Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted governor, appointed by the Governing Body until 6 February 2022

Responsibilities: Link governor for Upper Phase, Standards Governor

Governor attendance in 2019/20: 1/2 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2018/19: 8/10 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 6/6 local Governing Body meetings

Registered interests: None

 

Mrs Chantal Henry

Parent governor, elected by parents until 28 April 2020

Responsibilities: Link governor for Middle Phase; Training and development governor

Governor attendance in 2019/20: 1/2 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2018/19: 6/10 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 7/10 local Governing Body meetings; 0/1 Resources committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 6/6 full Governing Body meetings; 3/3 Resources committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2015/16: 2/2 full Governing Body meetings

Registered interests: Employed by Fairlands Primary School 

 

Miss Coleen Houlihan

Co-opted governor, appointed by the Governing Body until 10 September 2023

Responsibilities: Link governor for Upper Phase

Governor attendance in 2019/20: 2/2 local Governing Body meetings

Registered interests: None

 

Mrs Julie Jeffries

Co-opted governor, appointed by the Governing Body until 18 September 2022

Responsibilities: Safeguarding and child protection governor

Governor attendance in 2019/20: 2/2 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2018/19: 9/10 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 9/10 local Governing Body meetings; 1/1 Standards committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 6/6 full Governing Body meetings; 3/4 Standards committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2015/16: 7/8 full Governing Body meetings; 5/5 Teaching & Learning committee meetings

Registered interests: Employed by Fairlands Primary School

 

Mrs Deby Pepe

Co-opted governor, appointed by the Governing Body until 14 March 2020 

Responsibilities: Link governor for Middle Phase

Governor attendance in 2019/20: 0/2 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2018/19: 3/10 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 2/10 local Governing Body meetings; 0/1 Resources committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 4/6 full Governing Body meetings; 2/3 Resources committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2015/16: 5/8 full Governing Body meetings; 5/5 Resources committee meetings

Registered interests: None

 

Mr Robert Staples

Headteacher (ex-officio)

Governor attendance in 2019/20: 2/2 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2018/19: 8/10 local Governing Body meetings

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 9/10 local Governing Body meetings; 1/1 Standards committee meetings; 1/1 Resources committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 6/6 full Governing Body meetings; 3/4 Standards committee meetings; 3/3 Resources committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2015/16: 8/8 full Governing Body meetings; 5/5 Teaching & Learning committee meetings; 5/5 Resources committee meetings

Registered interests: Employed by Fairlands Primary School; Director of Herts for Learning; Director of Stevenage Education Trust (until September 2018)

 

Resigned

Mrs Hannah Cotton

Co-opted governor, appointed by the Governing Body until 31 July 2019