Governors

Dear Parents

On behalf of the Governing Body, I would like to welcome you and your child to Farley Junior School and hope that this is the start of four successful years of education.

At Farley we firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school. The school works hard to offer a stimulating, caring, safe and secure environment in which each individual pupil can have a large variety of learning experiences in order to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable. We hope that all parents will play their part by supporting both the school and their children in these important years in their development.

The Governing Body supports all members of the school team in which everyone is valued, whatever their role, and ensures that the staff strive to offer the best standards of teaching and learning. Our aim is to ensure that the school provides good value for the benefit of all pupils.

The Governing Body would like to wish you and your child a happy and successful time at Farley Junior School.

Yours sincerely

Margaret Trinder
Chair of Governors 

Members of the Governing Body for Farley Junior School

Margaret Trinder – Chair of Governors
Bernie Naughton – Vice Chair
Amelia Whitehouse
Emma Thomas-Sloley
Jane Lipman
Sunita Savjani
Dee O’Shaughnessy
Nick Sims
Gina Fall - Clerk

Responsibility of the Governing Body

Governors are responsible for the strategic development of the school. As critical friends, a key part of their role is to evaluate the achievements of the pupils to ensure that the school provides a good standard of education. They also need to make sure that the school is good value for money.

Governors are not responsible for the day to day running of the school. This is the job of the Headteacher and his staff. The Headteacher updates the Governors at each meeting on the work and progress of the school.

There are four meetings a year for the full Governing Body and each committee meets once a term. At present, there are two committees for School Development. Each committee reports to the full Governing Body.

If you want to discuss something, you may contact Governors through the school office if you do not know them.

Committee Structure

Standards Committee:

Margaret Trinder
Amelia Whitehouse
Jane Lipman
Emma Thomas-Sloley
Dee O’Shaughnessy
Nick Sims

Resources Committee:

Margaret Trinder
Amelia Whitehouse
Bernie Naughton
Sunita Savjani

Pay Committee:

Rev Rob O’Neill
Bernie Naughton
Amelia Whitehouse

Governor Attendance
Register of Interests

Name

Position

Name of School

Nature of interest

Date interest registered

Date interest ceased

 

Notes

Robin Cowan

Co-Opted

Farley Junior School

Chair of Governors at Hillborough Junior School

4/7/2012

31/8/2019

Left position 31/8/19

Margaret Trinder

Co-Opted Chair of Governors

Farley Junior School

None

 

 

 

Rev Robert O’Neill

Co-Opted

Farley Junior School

None

 

 

 Left position 20/1/2020 

Emma Thomas-Sloley

Staff

Farley Junior School

None

 

 

 

Bernie Naughton

LA

Vice Chair

Farley Junior School

None

 

 

 

Jane Lipamn

Co-Opted

Farley Junior School

None

 

 

 

Lizzie Kirk

Co-Opted

Farley Junior School

None

 

 

Left position 31/8/18

Sunita Savjani

Co-Opted

Farley Junior School

None

 

 

 

Atilla Ustun

Parent

Farley Junior School

LTCA Trustee

13/9/2018

 20/1/2020 

 Left position 20/1/2020 

Dee O’Shaughnessy

Parent

Farley Junior School

None

 

 

 

Nick Sims

Co-Opted

Farley Junior School

Wife also employed at Farley Junior School

12/9/2019

 

 

Record of Review (to be conducted by the clerk)

Date 

21/7/16 GLW 

19/9/16 GLF 

15/9/17 GLF 

18/5/18 GLF 

9/10/2018 

12/9/2019 

20/1/2020