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Meet the Governors

Your Governing Body :-

Judith Harding

Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment - 05.12.00     Term Ends 05.12.18

I became a parent governor when my first child joined the Infants in 2000 and have continued to serve as governor ever since, as I am a firm believer in the importance of an excellent education for all children from the start of their school lives. I have served on all the Governing Body committees in that time and have therefore gained an in-depth knowledge of the school. I am currently Chair of Governors, and I am enjoying working with the whole community to ensure that this school can be as good as it possibly can.

Kirsty Trim

Co-opted Governor and Vice-Chair

Date of Appointment 15.04.13     Term Ends 24.05.21

I am a co-opted Governor at Chalkwell Hall Infant School, a role I have held since April 2013. I am one of the governing body's Vice-Chairs and have a particular focus on the school's finances and budget. I take personal responsibility for understanding and challenging the school's spending plan to ensure that children receive the best value for money. I also take part in governing body committees to query and approve pay awards for staff and headteachers. My very favourite part of my Governing Body role though is taking part in celebration assemblies.

 

I am a civil servant with two young children, one of whom is a pupil at Chalkwell. I feel privileged to work with the school in a Governor capacity and look forward to a long involvement with the school and its fantastic children.

Zoë Sanders

Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment 25.11.12     Term Ends 6.12.20

I have been involved with the school since the beginning of my boys' education, becoming a parent governor in November 2012 and now I love being able to contribute further as co-opted Governor. I have specific responsibility for the "spiritual, moral, social and cultural development" of children within the school and also for "creativity in the curriculum". Two years ago I also became a governor of the Junior school in order for there to be a bridge between the two schools.

Nathan Linfield
Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment 01.09.14     Term Ends 01.09.18

My name is Nathan Linfield and I am a co-opted Governor. I am Headteacher of Chalkwell Hall Junior School and work closely with Mrs Palmer and Mrs Clements in many areas of our joint school life. .

Macdonald Neife
Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment dd.mm.yy     Term Ends 06.11.21

Emily Cammidge
Authority Governor

Date of Appointment 23.04.07     Term Ends 23.04.19

I have been a Local Authority School Governor for over 10 years now. I work as a Personal Assistant at an insurance brokers in London and my career allows me to advise the school from a business and financial perspective, as well as drawing on personal experiences. I am a member of the governing board Pay Committee where pay awards are approved or queried for both staff and head teachers. I have also recently been appointed as the SEND governor for the school, which helps to raise awareness of SEND issues at governing board meetings. I very much enjoy contributing to the decisions made on behalf of the school with the education and welfare of the children being our paramount focus.

Melissa Calvy

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment dd.mm.yy     Term Ends 10.05.22

 

Jamie Isaacs

Parent Governor and Vice-Chair

Date of Appointment 20.04.15 Term ends 20.04.19

 

In 2015 having seen my first child thoroughly enjoy her time in the Infant School and with my second child about to start, I took the plunge and sought election as a parent governor. The ability to learn all about the inner workings of the school, add value from my own areas of expertise outside of education and combine the two to help maintain the school’s high standards, continues to prove an incredibly rewarding experience.

My professional background has encompassed a number of leadership roles within financial services that have enabled me to contribute in the three key governance areas of strategic direction, financial performance and executive performance management. However, with zero educational background myself, I’m always learning!

Having lived in the area for the large majority of my life I am acutely aware of the school’s high standing in the community and am keen to do everything possible to maintain that standing for the children today and the children who are fortunate enough to attend in the future.

Chris Webster

Associate Governor

Date of Appointment 06.11.17     Term Ends 06.11.21

Chris Webster has a great affinity with Chalkwell Hall Infant School as she spent seven years as teacher and Deputy Headteacher at the School. Chalkwell Hall Infant and Junior School was where her daughter also had her primary years of schooling. Chris moved on to Kingston Primary School as Headteacher for 15 years. During this time she and her staff and governors took the School to Outstanding. For the last few years of her time at Kingston she became an Executive Headteacher working with other schools in Basildon and Chelmsford. In 2008 Chris moved to Abu Dhabi and worked there as a Leadership Consultant for five years. She returned to the UK due to the birth of her granddaughter. At present Chris is working part-time as a Consultant for Essex County Council and spends the remainder of the working week taking care of her granddaughter.

 

Chris is really looking forward to working for the children of Chalkwell Hall Infant School once again!

Stuart Judd

Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment 06.11.17     Term Ends 06.11.21

 

I am a co-opted governor at Chalkwell Hall Infants and also have my daughter at the school (soon to be joined by my son!). Having children getting to school age really made me think about the school system and governance properly for the first time. I thought that perhaps I could help add value in some way and hope that now having joined the board I can do that during my time with the school.

Elaine Palmer
Headteacher and Associate Governor

Date of Appointment 22.02.17    Term Ends 21.02.21

 

Chalkwell is a community where we work as a team to help all of our children to achieve their best regardless of their needs, race, gender, disabilities or culture.

Sarah Clements

Headteacher

Date of Appointment 31.01.13     Term Ends N/A

I am passionate about providing the very best for our young people here at Chalkwell. I have been lucky enough to work at Chalkwell Hall Infant school for over 10 years, as a Deputy Headteacher and more recently as a Co-Headteacher..

Danielle Maynard

Staff governor

Date of Appointment 16.06.16     Term Ends 15.06.20

I am currently the staff governor at Chalkwell Hall Infants School, where I have been a teacher for 10 years. I am pleased to represent my colleagues and believe that my knowledge of the school and staff is valuable to ensure that our school is the best it can be.

Welcome to the Governors' section.

A good governing body is vital to a school's success.

Governors make key decisions, which can directly affect the education and well being of your children.

Governors - in partnership with the Headteachers - aim to really make a positive difference for the children and the community they live in.

Who are we?
Some of us are parents whose children are pupils (past and present) at the school. Others are teachers or members of the community who may have particular professional skills that are valuable to the team. The Headteachers of the Infant school and the Headteacher of the Junior school also sit on the Governing Body.

But we do have certain things in common. We're all over 18 years of age, have been elected or appointed to the role, we don't get paid for the job and we all care about the school and the children.

Want to know more about us? You can read more detailed information about each of us below.

What do school governors do? 
 

·          We promote high standards of educational attainment by setting, monitoring and evaluating targets for pupil achievement

·          Take general responsibility for the conduct of the school

·          Regulate and approve the school's budget

·          Make sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based and report on pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results

·          We participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the Headteachers) and regulate staff conduct and discipline.

How do we try to achieve that?

·         We work closely with the Headteachers and other staff and have regular contact and discussions.

·         We work as a team to highlight the schools particular strengths and weaknesses and to find ways to support the school in its improvements and developments.

·         Decisions are made collectively as a team or delegated to the Headteachers

·         Through regular governor meetings and individual governor visits we give focus to specific areas of the school, such as safeguarding, leadership and management, standards and progress, behaviour, finance, HR, performance management.

·         We visit school as often as possible to meet teachers and pupils, to see lessons, carry out specific responsibilities such as health and safety checks. We can be found applauding wildly at the nativity play, sports day and harvest festival, and take great pride in presenting the Governor Award at celebration assembly every week. 
  
How can you contact us? 
You can contact us via the school office or approach us in the playground (our photographs are lower down on this page).

You can also email us at: governors@chalkwellhall-inf.southend.sch.uk

Governor Attendance Register 2016-17

Governors Details

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NAME

TERM ENDS

POSITION

Pay Committee

HT Performance Management

Extended Services

Roles & Responsibilities

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Relevant business interests*

Personal relationship (if any) with members of school staff e.g. spouse, partner, relative

 Parents x 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr James Isaacs
Vice Chair

20.04.19

Parent 
Governor

 

 

 

Safeguarding

Parent Election

4 years

Member of Chartered Institute of Securities

Partner is Chair of PTA

Mrs Melissa Calvy

10.5.22

Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

Parent Election

4 years

Employed by Zimplicity Ltd, also trading as Signright, Zimple and Signs 24 7 - family business

None

Co-opted x 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Nathan Linfield

01.09.18

Co-opted Governor

 

 

X

 

Governing Board

4 years

Head Teacher Chalkwell Hall Junior school

 
None

Mrs Judith Harding
Chair

05.12.18

Co-opted Governor

 

x

x

Pupil Premium

Governing Board

4 years

Director SEEAT
 Director Chalkwell Ventures LTD
 Governor at Westcliff High School for Girls
Spouse is Trustee of Haven Christian Hospices

None

Ms Kirsty Trim Vice Chair

24.05.21

Co-opted Governor

x

x

 

Finance
Data Protection

Governing Board

4 years

None

None

Mrs  Zoe Sanders
H/Ts Perf Mgt

06.12.20

Co-opted Governor

 

x

 

Link Governor with Juniors

Governing Board

4 years

Governor at Chalkwell Hall Junior School

None

Mr Stuart Judd

06.11.21

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

Governing Board

4 years

None

None

Mr Macdonald Neife

06.11.21

Co-opted Governor

 

 

X

H&S

Governing Board

4 years

None

None

LA x 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Emily Cammidge

23.04.19

Authority Governor

x

 

 

SEN

Southend Council

4 years

None

None

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Sarah Clements

N/A

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

Family member has a printing business and provides services. Spouse owns first aid company and provides services

None

Staff x1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Danielle Maynard

01.06.19

Staff Governor

 

 

 

 

Staff

4 years

Staff Member

None

Associate Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Elaine Palmer

31.08.18

Associate Member **

 

 

 

 

Governing Board

4 years

Spouse – Industrial door company provide services

None

Mrs Christine Webster

06.11.21

Associate Member **

 

 

 

 

Governing Board

4 years

None

None

 


 

Governors who have left within the past 12 months

NAME

TERM ENDED

POSITION

Pay Committee

HT Performance Management

ES

Roles & Responsibilities

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions of Responsibilty

Relevant business interests*

Personal relationship (if any) with members of school staff e.g. spouse, partner, relative

Sandra Jefferson

19.9.17

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

Governing Body

 

Governor for Safeguarding/ Health & Safety

None

Related to a member of the schools teaching staff

Katy Randall

16.6.17

Staff Governor

 

 

 

 

Staff

 

 

Staff Member

 

Tracy Maule

27.3.18

Parent

 

 

 

 

Parent Election

4 years

None

None

 

  Mike Skelly

11.06.18   Co-opted
  Governor
        Governing Board        

 

 

 

* Interests that could present a conflict of interest, including whether a governor/staff at another school

**  No voting rights at Governing Body

 

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