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Storrington Primary

Governors

Our Governing body is made up of twelve local authority, co-opted and parent Governors.   All governors are volunteers who want to make a positive contribution to children's education by ensuring the highest standards of teaching, learning and welfare are maintained throughout our school.

The values and vision for leading the school are shared between our Governing body, Headteacher and Senior Leadership team. The Full Governing Body meet termly;  sub- committees focusing on different areas of school life, also meet each term.    Within the structure certain governors have a specific focus on key areas such as safeguarding, pupil premium and health and safety.   More information about how the Governing Body works and detailed information about each committee can be found in our Terms of Reference.

Information and pictures of each of our governors is below.  By law we need to publish details of any business interests declared by governors together with their attendance at meetings over the last year and this is given here.  We are required to report if a governor is also a governor at another school and if they have a relationship with school staff - should that be the case it is documented alongside their profile below. 

West Sussex information about the role of School Governors can be found here.   

If you would like any more information about our Governors or are interested in applying to become a governor at our school then please contact our Clerk to Governors, Mrs Lisa Harvey on 01903 742047 or clerk@storringtonprimary.co.uk.

 

 

Dav Fox

 

Dave Fox, Co-opted Governor

Governors Responsibilities:  Chair of Governors, Data Protection Governor

Why become a governor: My wife applied on my behalf! However it is good to feel like I'm giving something back to the community

Job: Independent IT consultant

Family:  Wife Jifang and two sons, Max and Harry, who are both pupils at Storrington Primary School

Hobbies: Learning the guitar, Wargaming, football, technology and gadgets

Favourite memory:  getting married and seeing my children being born and growing up

 

Ian Sillett, Parent Governor

Governor Responsibilities: Chair of  Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee

Why Become a Governor: To use my skills as a scientist to make a difference in the school if I could

Job: Scientist

Family: Married with 2 Children, 1 at Storrington Primary School

Hobbies: Running, mountaineering, music and science communication

 

Emma Modder

Emma Modder, Parent Governor

Governor Responsibility:  Vice Chair of Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee 

Why did you become a governor: I wanted to use my knowlege of education to support my children's school

Job: Head of Art and CPD at Steyning Rock Road

Family: Husband Chris, two children Violet and Leon who attend Storrington Primary School

Hobbies: boxing, gym and spending time with my family

Favourite memories: I have loved painting lots of children's faces at the Duck Race, summer fete and Christmas fair. 

 

Camilla Missions, Parent Governor

Governor responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governing body, sits on Resources Committee 

Why I became a governor:  With my first daughter attending the school, and my younger daughter hopefully joining in 2018, I wanted to help ensure the school is working towards providing the best care for all of our children

Job:  Supply Chain Manager at Caterpillar Explosion Protection

Family: Married with two girls

Hobbies: Running, sewing and spending time with friends and family.

 

Ruth Stemp, Co-opted Governor

Governor Responsibilities: Chair of the Resources Committee

 Why I became a governor:  I wanted to do something useful for the community so when my daughter started at Storrington Primary School, it was the perfect opportunity to offer up some time and try to support the school.

Job:  I run a Marine Technology business with my Husband.

Family: I am married and have two children at Storrington Primary School.

Hobbies:  I love spending time with friends and family, knitting and sharks!!

 

 Co-opted Governor

 

This position is currently vacant.

 

 Paul Brown Co-Opted Governor

Governor Responsibilities: Sits on Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee, Pupil Premium Governor

Why I became a governor: To contribute to the school's success.

Job: Assistant Head at Rake CE Primary School.

Family:  Married to Jackie (yes, that Jackie!).

Hobbies: Cycling, watching and occasionally playing rugby.

Favourite memory: Jackie says getting married to her!

Paul is also a Governor at Rake Primary school and is married to Jackie Brown, Teaching Assistant at Storrington Primary School.

 

Andy Parkin, Co-Opted Governor

Governor Responsibilities:  Sits on Resources Committee, Health and Safety Governor

 Why I became a governor:   I was a Governor in East Sussex for 3 years before recently moving into the Storrington area. I  really enjoyed the Governor role, and  was anxious to continue as a School Governor near our new home. Knowing that Storrington Primary School was seeking new Governors I hope   I can  help the  school continue its successful provision .

Family: Married with 3 sons and 6 grandchildren

Job: Now retired but previously worked in a variety of financial and administrative roles in Local Government for 35 years with last 10 years being an Assistant Director of Education with 2 London Education Authorities

Hobbies: Family, Cycling , Walking , History, Family History, Visits to the Gym

Favourite Memory:  Completing the South Downs Way 80 mile trail race with one of my sons (some years ago now!)

 

Sue Meekings, Local Authority Governor

Governor Responsibilities:  Sits on Standards, Teaching & Learning Committee, Safeguarding Governor

 Why I became a governor:   Having recently retired from my post as Headteacher of a local special school, I was keen to continue my involvement with schools and to make use of my experience to offer support. The role of governor also ensures I continue my involvement with children on a regular basis.

Family:  I have 3 sons, 2 step daughters and 7 grandchildren so far!

Hobbies:  I enjoy walking our large labradoodle, I am an avid reader and love spending time at our beach hut and with our family.

 

Peter Surtees, Co-Opted Governor

Governor Responsibilities:   Resources

 Why I became a governor:   I had been a governor for 22 years, had a break, now back again!

Family:  Married to Carol, have three grown up children, two living around the UK and one in Goa, India. Grandad to two beautiful girls. Dog called Luther

Hobbies:  Walking the Dog, Reading Theology Books

 

 

Marion Smith, Headteacher, Staff Governor

 

Staff Governor

This position is currently vacant

Clerk to Governors:  Lisa Harvey

The Headteachers and Chairs of Governors work together as part of the STARS Partnership Group - this document outlines the Mission Statement and Terms of Reference for the Group.