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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 meets six times a year. The Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee and the Resources Committee meets once each term. Within the structure, certain governors have a specific focus on key areas such as Safeguarding, Pupil Premium Funding, Special Education Needs and the Curriculum or specific topics within the school Curriculum. More information about how the Governing Body works and detailed information about the Governing Body, the Standards Teaching and Learning committee and the Resources Committee remit 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, Mr Steve Amos on 01903 742047 or clerk@storringtonprimary.co.uk.  You can request a copy of the minutes from past meetings at the school office.

Governors Report to Parents Autumn 2023

 

Andy Parkin

Local Authority Governor

 

Roles

Co-Chair of Governors

Health and Safety

Finance

Computing

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

Business or Other Interests

Vice Chair of Governors for temporary governing body for amalgamation of Chesswood Junior School and Lyndhurst Infant School

Why I became a governor

I was a Governor in East Sussex for three years before 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 wanted to help the school continue its successful provision.

 

Family

Married with three sons and eight grandchildren

 

Job

Now retired but previously worked in a variety of financial and administrative roles in Local Government for 35 years with the last 10 years being an Assistant Director of Education with two London Education Authorities. I am also qualified accountant.

 

Hobbies

I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling , walking , history, and visiting the gym.

 

Favourite Memory

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

Ruth Stemp

Parent Governor

 

Roles

Co-Chair of Governors

Maths

 

Business or Other Interests

None

 

 

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.

 

Family

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

 

Job

I run a Marine Technology business with my husband.

 

Hobbies

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

 

Camilla Missions

Parent Governor

 

Roles

Vice Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

Online Safety

Educational Visits

 

Business or Other Interests

None

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.

 

Family

Married with two girls.

 

Job

Supply Chain Manager at Caterpillar Explosion Protection.

 

Hobbies

Running, sewing and spending time with friends and family.

Jude Randall

Co-opted Governor

 

Roles

Pupil Premium

Special Educational Needs

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

Business or Other Interests

Member of school staff

Why I became a governor

I have had a long association with Storrington Primary School. First as a parent and then as a teacher. Now that I am semi-retired I hope to continue to be involved in school life as a governor.

 

Family

I am married with a son and a daughter.

 

Job

Teacher.

 

Hobbies

I enjoy going to the theatre, gardening, cooking, reading, and supporting Brighton and Hove Albion. 

 

Laura Rawnsley

Co-Opted Governor

 

Business or Other Interests

  • Councillor, Amberley Parish Council
  • Owner & Director, Top Source Consulting

 

 

 

 

Why I became a Governor
Having been a Parish Councillor for the last 7 years, I am a strong advocate for the importance and impact of local governance. My son started at Storrington Primary in 2022 and I wanted to support the school in further excelling against its objectives and providing a safe, happy and supportive learning environment for all pupils.


Family
I am married with one son.


Job
Having worked for a number of top-tier consultancy firms, I now run my own small management consultancy business specialising in business transformation, operations improvement and organisational change. My clients include universities, government departments and non-for-profit organisations.


Hobbies
I enjoy swimming, yoga, walking and cooking – as well as travelling and spending time with my family. 

 

Sophie Turner

Co-Opted Governor

 

Roles

Chair of the Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee

Remote Learning

Writing

Science

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

Business or Other Interests

None

Why I became a governor

I became a governor as I really wanted to help make the school an even better place for our children.

 

Family

I have been married for about a thousand years to my history nerd husband and have two beautiful children. Elliot who is at Storrington and my baby girl Felicity who will be one day.

 

Job

I am an experienced primary school teacher and love teaching (especially science).

 

Hobbies

My hobbies include doing martial arts with my son, writing and walking my dog Digger.

 

 

Francesca Thorne

Parent Governor

 

Roles

Physical Education

Sports Premium

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

Business or Other Interests

None

 

Why I became a governor

To share my skills and experience, and help make a difference within a fantastic school that my children and I will be a part of for the next decade.

 

Family

Married with two children. Theodore started at Storrington Primary in 2021 and Natalia will begin her journey with the school in 2023.

 

Job

Freelance trainer, assessor and consultant; primarily working in the sport and fitness industry.

 

Hobbies

Spending quality time with family and friends. Along with anything that keeps me fit and active! My favourites are strength training, pilates and yoga.

Marion Smith

Staff Governor

 

Roles

Headteacher

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

Business or Other Interests

None

Why I became a governor

As the headteacher, I automatically sit on the governing body which is fantastic as I have the chance to work with a committed group driving the school forward to be the best it can.

 

Education for all is so important and I am passionate about providing the best opportunities and learning experiences for our community of children.

 

Family

I live with my partner, two daughters, one who is at university studying to be a teacher and the other who is in year 7 and our two dogs, Teddy and Dexter.

 

Job

Headteacher of the best school.

 

Hobbies

I love spending time with friends and family, sea swimming, paddle boarding walking my two dogs and watching live music.

 

Nicki Gilbert

Staff Governor

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

Business or Other Interests

None

 

 

Why I became a governor

I am passionate about improving education for both staff and children. I want us to provide the best quality care and education alongside the best environment for our staff and children.


I care deeply about how school is run, both for children and staff. I would like to continue to "make a difference" and to influence and share ideas with governors from someone who is working in the classroom. I want to help in ensuring our positive collective future.

 

Family

Engaged.

 

Job

I love my job as a teacher at Storrington Primary School.

 

Hobbies

Reading, country walks, colouring and watching a good film when it is raining outside!

 

 

Katherine Walker

Co-opted Governor

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

Business or Other Interests

None

 

Why I became a governor

I want to be engaged and proactive within the school community. I felt that with my specific skill set, I could be an asset to the governing board. I enjoy discussing ideas and having a holistic approach to working. When our son joined Reception in September 2022, I was struck by the family orientated ethos of the school.

 

Family

My husband, Matt, is a Senior Maintenance Planning Engineer. Our son, Ellis, is in Pear class in Reception, and our daughter, Willow, is two years old. We have lived in Storrington for just over four years.

 

Job

I am an Integrative Child Psychotherapist, which means that I use the arts to support children and young people who have been through various traumatic experiences and need a safe space to explore their feelings. Neurodevelopment and attachment are a passion of mine (I could talk for hours about it!) and I have extensive experience working with individuals who have special educational needs and disabilities.

 

Hobbies

I love painting and drawing, gardening, going on woodland adventures with the family as well as reading, dancing, singing, festivals and generally being slightly ridiculous.

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Vacancies

If you are interested in becoming a Storrington Primary School governor, please contact:

Steven Amos

Clerk to the Governors

clerk@storringtonprimary.co.uk