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Meet the Governors

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

Your Governing Body :-

Jamie Isaacs

Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment 01.09.18 Term ends 22.04.23

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.

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.

Nathan Linfield
Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment 01.09.14     Term Ends 31.08.22

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 Clements in many areas of our joint school life.

Macdonald Neife
Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment 07.11.17     Term Ends 06.11.21

Melissa Calvy

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment 11.05.18     Term Ends 10.05.22
As a parent of two children who both attend/attended Chalkwell Hall Infants, I have a keen interest in the current and future success of the school and I became a parent governor in May 2018.

My background in business and education has given me a variety of experiences to draw upon, and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to make a contribution to the school in this way.

 

Chris Webster

Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment 04.07.18     Term Ends 03.07.22

I have a great affinity with Chalkwell Hall Infant School as I spent seven years as teacher and Deputy Headteacher at the School. Chalkwell Hall Infant and Junior School was where my daughter also had her primary years of schooling. I moved on to Kingston Primary School as Headteacher for 15 years. During this time the School achieved Outstanding and maintained it. For the last few years of my time at Kingston I became an Executive Headteacher working with other schools in Basildon and Chelmsford. In 2008 I moved to Abu Dhabi and worked there as a Leadership Consultant for five years. I returned to the UK due to the birth of my granddaughter and worked part-time as a Consultant for Essex County Council. I then retired and enjoy taking care of my grandchild, playing tennis and singing with Rockchoir! 

 

I am now really enjoying 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 my children have both attended or currently attend the school. 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.

Alison Alsegard

Local Authority Governor

Date of Appointment 06.02.19     Term Ends 05.02.23
Having spent 20+ years working in Crisis Management and Product Recall Insurance in London, I decided to stop working when my child started school in September 2016, however, I still wanted to play an active role and be involved.  I found the whole school experience interesting and volunteered in school as a reading helper and joined the PTA with both experiences immensely rewarding. Having been approached for a Governors role, I am delighted to continue to work with the school and contribute to its future.

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, both as a Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher.

Danielle Maynard

Staff governor

Date of Appointment 16.06.16     Term Ends 21.03.21

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.

Joe Milbank
Associate governor

Date of Appointment 17.10.18     Term Ends 16.10.22

I am the Deputy Headteacher and an Associate Member of the Governing Body. I am passionate about infant education and want to do the very best to help our children reach their potential.

Governor Attendance Register 2018-19

Governors Details

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NAME

TERM ENDS

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Melissa Calvy

10.5.22

 

 

X

 

Parent Election

4 years

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

None

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-opted x 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Nathan Linfield

31.08.22

 

 

X

 

Governing Board

4 years

Head Teacher Chalkwell Hall Junior school

 
None

Mrs Christine Webster

03.07.22

X

 

 

Pupil Premium

Governing Board

4 years

None

None

Mr James Isaacs
Chair

22.04.23

X

X

 

Safeguarding

Governing Board

4 years

Member of Chartered Institute of Securities

Partner is Chair of PTA

Ms Kirsty Trim
Vice Chair

24.05.21

X

X

 

Finance
Data Protection

Governing Board

4 years

None

None

Mr Stuart Judd

06.11.21

 

 

 

 

Governing Board

4 years

None

None

Mr Macdonald Neife

06.11.21

 

 

X

H&S

Governing Board

4 years

None

None

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA x 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Alison Alsegard

05.02.23

 

 

 

 

Local Authority

4 years

None

None

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Sarah Clements

N/A

 

 

 

 

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

21.03.21

 

 

 

 

Staff

4 years

Staff Member

None

Associate Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Joanne Milbank

16.10.22

 

 

 

 

Governing Board

4 years

Staff Member

 

 

 

Governors who have left within the past 12 months

NAME

TERM ENDED

Pay Committee

HT Performance Management

ES

Roles & Responsibilities

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Relevant business interests*

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

Mr Mike Skelly

18.6.18

x

 

 

 

Governing Board

4 years

Governor at Poplar Unit
Trustee at Westcliff High School for Boys
Director, Westcliff High School Uniforms

None

Mrs. Elaine Palmer

31.08.18

X

 

X

 

Governing Board

4 years

 

Spouse – Industrial door company provide services

Miss Emily Cammidge

23.04.19

x

 

 

SEN

Southend Council

4 years

None

None

Mrs Judith Harding

21.04.19

X

X

X

Pupil Premium

Governing Board

4 years


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

None

Mrs  Zoe Sanders

10.06.19

 

X

 

Link Governor with Juniors

Governing Board

4 years

Governor at Chalkwell Hall Junior School

None

 

 

* 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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