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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.

The Governing body is piloting for 2 terms from Spring 2022, a single model of governance where all matters are considered by the main Governing body and no sub-committees operate for this period.

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 2021

 

Andy Parkin

Local Authority Governor

 

Roles

Chair of Governors

Health and Safety

Finance

 

Committees

Resources

Standards, Teaching and Learning

Why I became a governor

I was a Governor in East Sussex for 3 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 3 sons and 8 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 and also qualified accountant.

 

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!)

Camilla Missions

Parent Governor

 

Roles

Vice Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

Online Safety Governor

Educational Visits Governor

 

Committees

Resources

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.

Ruth Stemp

Parent Governor

 

Roles

Chair of the Resources Committee

Maths

 

Committees

Resources

 

 

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!! 

Jude Randall

Co-opted Governor

 

Roles

Pupil Premium

Special Educational Needs

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

 

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. 

Rachel Sillett

Co-opted Governor

 

Roles

Chair of the Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee

 

Curriculum

Personal Health, Social and Citizenship Education (PHSCE)

Wellbeing

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

Why I became a governor
I believe Storrington Primary is a fantastic asset to our village and I wanted to help and support the local school.

 

Family
I am married with two children at the school.

 

Job
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

 

Hobbies
Walking in the mountains with my family, yoga and reading.

Anita Wilson

Co-Opted Governor

 

Roles

Early Years Foundation Stage

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

 

Why I became a governor

I became a governor because I wanted to make a difference, and contribute by giving something back to the school.

 

Family

I have two grown up sons, and my grandson is a pupil at the school.

 

Job

I have properties that I rent out which provides me with an income, I am pretty much retired.

 

Hobbies

My hobbies are swimming, volunteering at the school, I swim with a number of classes, jewellery making, walking, & reading.

Christine Tuson

Co-Opted Governor

 

Roles

Reading

Phonics

 

Committees

Resources

 

 

Why I became a governor

I've volunteered in my community all my adult life - I think it is important. I'm interested in literacy so enquired about becoming a reading volunteer and it developed from there.

 

Family

Married; three step-daughters; seven grandchildren.

 

Job

Now almost retired, but I still do a little work in human resources and helping people and organisations develop.

 

Hobbies

Singing and music; gardening; cycling gently.

Sophie Turner

Co-Opted Governor

 

Roles

Computing

Remote Learning

Writing

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

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 2 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

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

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

Resources

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

Torie Fryer

Staff Governor

 

Committees

Standards, Teaching and Learning

 

 

 

  

Governor Vacancies

There is currently one governor vacancy. 

For further information, please contact:

Steven Amos

Clerk to the Governors

clerk@storringtonprimary.co.uk