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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Governing Body
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.
Date of Appointment 24.10.19 Term Ends 23.10.23
Date of Appointment 05.02.20 Term Ends 04.02.24
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.
Date of Appointment 22.01.20 Term Ends 21.01.24
I joined the school in September 2016 and feel it is a privilege to be part of such a fantastic school. There is a great community spirit and both the children and staff thrive to achieve their best. With this in mind, I have taken on the role of staff governor and look forward to adding some value to the governing body and their decision making.
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.
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CHALKWELL HALL INFANTS SCHOOL
MEETING DATES FOR GOVERNORS 2020 - 2021
(Teaching and Learning)
(Finance, Premises, Staffing)
|AUTUMN TERM||Wednesday 18th November 2020 @ 6.30 pm||Wednesday 14th October 2020 @ 6.30 pm|
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 @ 6.30pm
|Wednesday 17th March 2021 @ 6.30pm|
|Wednesday 7th July 2021 @ 6.30pm||Wednesday 12th May 2021 @ 6.30pm|
PAY COMMITTEE: Wednesday 14th October 2020 @ 4.30 pm
Non Pupil Days: .2nd September 2020; 12th February 2021; 19th, 20th, & 21st July 2021
Autumn Term 1: 2nd Sept 2020 to 23rd Oct 2020
Autumn Term 2: 2nd Nov 2020 to 18th Dec 2020
Spring Term 1: 4th Jan 2021 to 11th Feb 2021
Spring Term 2: 22nd Feb 2021 to 26th March 2021
Summer Term 1: 12th April 2021 to 28th May 2021
Summer Term 2: 7th June 2021 to 16th July 2021