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- Analysis of the Year 3 Transition Process Sept 2016
- Governors Annual Report to Parents/Carers 2014-2015
- Evaluation of the role of the Governing Body
- Analysis of the Parents/Carers use of the Website
At Mengham Junior School we have a committed and hardworking team of Governors. Please read below to find out who they are and a little about them:Tracy Rich - Chair of Governors(Term of office expires 21.07.2018)
Co-Opted Governor. Attends Curriculum and Resources Meetings.
I grew up in Southall, Middlesex and am married with two fabulous grown up children. In my working life I worked for various Local and Central government departments, including the Department of Employment and Crown Prosecution Service, in both clerical and managerial positions. I also had my own part time Chiropody business whilst being a part time teaching assistant at my children’s school in Berkshire. I served four years as a parent governor, including two years as SEN Governor, before changing career to becoming a primary school teacher in 2004. I worked at different schools within the borough of Slough, ending as an Assistant Head. I had different curricular responsibilities, including ICT, Gifted and Talented coordinator, MFL, but my favourite was being Literacy Coordinator. My husband and I moved to Hayling, from Berkshire, in the autumn of 2011 when my husband retired. I consider myself as semi-retired as I continue to mark KS2 SATs reading papers. I spend my time walking our dog around fabulous Hayling, reading, making beaded jewellery, baking and knitting. I hope I have at least one novel within me, so sporadically write, so who knows perhaps I can still make my fortune!
I love seeing children gain knowledge and confidence through their learning and continue to see that through being a volunteer reading partner at MJS from 2013, and now a Governor from April 2014, being on the Curriculum committee, and now SEN Governor. Although a governor for a short time, here in Hayling, it has been enjoyable, everybody within the school and governors have been supportive and kind, it’s great to be part of such a caring and committed team. The children are polite and helpful meaning it’s always a pleasure visiting the school.
Sue Lewis (Term of office expires 21.07.2018)
Co-Opted Governor. Attends Curriculum and Resources Meetings, chair of the Headteacher Performance Panel and member of the Pay Panel.
I was born in Devon, went to school in Malta and Plymouth and went on to train as a teacher in Liverpool.
On qualifying, I went on to teach in Plymouth, Malaya, Singapore, Kent and then Hampshire. Whilst in Singapore I met and married my husband, Chris and had two sons. I stayed at home to bring them up while Chris travelled the world for work and went back to work in 1981. I became a Headteacher in 1996 and retired 11 years ago, when we came to live on Hayling. A year later, I joined the Junior School Governing Body.
My two sons are married and I have two grandchildren, Henry aged 8 and Scarlett, aged 6 who go to school in Farnham.
I was recently asked to join the Governing Body of Mengham Infant School and so now provide a concrete link between the 2 governing bodies. This builds on the splendid liaison work being done by Mrs Bolton and Mrs Rebbit, ensuring common practice, high expectations and easy transition for pupils.
My involvement with both schools is a great source of enjoyment and satisfies my deep interest education, children and their families. Being a governor is hard work and is often stressful, but is always interesting and can be fun.Christine Moore (Term of office expires 21.07.2018)
Co-Opted Governor, Chair of Resources Committee and Pay Committee and member of the Head Teacher Performance Review Team.
I have lived on Hayling Island for 7 ½ years and been a Governor at Mengham Junior School for 7 years. We moved here from Hertfordshire after retiring. I have 3 children, a step son who lived with us and 2 daughters. We are lucky enough to have 6 grandchildren, 4 boys and 2 girls.
As well as bringing up our children, I was able to combine being a mother with a career. When I left school I worked for ICT (a British computer manufacturer) for 15 years in a variety of customer support and management roles, then my husband and I started our own business selling computer and office supplies and finally I worked at a local F.E College for 13 years, where I managed the Apprenticeship programme. Since retiring I have worked occasionally as a Consultant at F.E colleges, helping them with their Apprentice delivery.
These working roles have given me some valuable skills to support my governor role. I am particularly interested and involved in budget, health & safety and personnel issues at school. The experience of being a school governor is very enjoyable as well as challenging but there is a good team spirit within the governing body and we work well together. The staff and children at MJS are also great to work with, there is a friendly, caring and achieving atmosphere in school and the children are always polite and helpful.
Becky Whipp (Term of office expires 21.07.2018)
Co-Opted Governor, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, attends and leads some initiatives of the School Council.
'Before starting a family I was a class teacher in a Hampshire Primary School, but after our second child I decided to focus on being a full-time mum. We now have four children ranging from Pre-School to Secondary school age who create a lot of noise, a lot of mess but a lot of fun too! I am also particularly interested in Karate and train twice a week at our local club, where I also instruct our youngest members. With a background in education and such a broad age range in our own children I have an active interest in how our children are going to progress through the school system over the next few years. For this reason I recently decided to become a Governor at Mengham Junior School. Already I have found myself involved in a lot of exciting activities, projects and meetings, making decisions about everyday school life. I have found it really rewarding to work with members of staff, other governors and, above all, the children who are always so refreshing with their ideas and enthusiasm. It has also allowed me to see first-hand the dedication of staff, who are working so incredibly hard to make the school such a positive and exciting place.'
Heather Limb - Vice-Chair of Governors (Term of office expires 13.07.2019)
Co-Opted Governor. Member of the Resources Committee.
I am happily retired living on Hayling Island with my husband and have 2 daughters, one stepson and 2 grandchildren. I wanted to use some of my knowledge and skills from my working life in education and MJS wanted another governor! My past experiences have been varied but always working with young people, although not always of junior age. I am learning fast and thoroughly enjoying seeing the children and the school develop, achieve and celebrate all their successes. I worked with adults who work with young people so bring a wide variety of skills to my new and exciting role as a member of the governors resources committee. I enjoy being a governor and am very fortunate to be working in such a positive environment with such committed, energetic and happy team of staff at Mengham Junior School.
David Adams (Term of office expires 31.12.2018)
Co-Opted Governor. Member of the Resources Committee.
I have lived on Hayling Island for 30+ years and have just been appointed as a Governor at Mengham Junior School.
We have a daughter– currently working as a junior school teacher in Hertfordshire and a son who is a civil servant in London
I am an accountant by training, still enjoying full time work as well as gardening, travel and music. I am really looking forward to serving as a Governor, hopefully using my financial skills as appropriate to assist wherever they are of use!
Tanya Hedgcock (Term of office expires 12.07.2019)
Co-Opted Governor. Member of the Curriculum Committee.
Ed Harrison (Term of office expires 14.09.2019)
Staff Governor. Member of Curriculum Committee.
Julie Fraser (Term of office expires 18.12.2017)
Parent Governor. Member of the Curriculum Committee.
'I have lived on Hayling Island for fifteen years now and love Island life, I find it the most wonderful place to bring up my three children. My eldest son is looking ahead to year four at Mengham Junior School whilst my younger two are both enjoying Mengham Infant School, with a view to heading across over the next few years so I see my time with the school to be a long and fulfilling one. I currently work with a national charity supporting parents in the postnatal period. After having my first child I left behind a career in health and safety but embarked on a massive journey into parenthood and here I am still surviving the experience!'
Parent Governor. Member of the Resources Committee.