St Andrew’s Primary School Governors 2018-19
|Mrs Pam Bassindale Chair|
|I joined the Governing Body in September 2013, having just retired as the headteacher of a local primary school after a long career teaching in primary and secondary schools both here in the UK and in Germany. Mrs Walker was looking to find an LEA governor at the time and she always maintains I didn’t say “No” quickly enough!
Nevertheless, I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the St. Andrew’s team and having the opportunity to play a part in the education of the great children here. I feel privileged to have been elected as Chair of the Governing Body in September and I am now looking forward to the new challenges that this role will bring.
I am currently the Nominated Governor for Safeguarding and also sit on the Teaching & Learning Committee and the Pay and Performance Panel.
|Mrs Kim Perree Vice Chair
I became a St Andrew’s governor in 2012 when my daughter was in Reception. I began as a parent governor and, after four years, was appointed by the church to continue as a foundation governor. Prior to this, I was a civil servant, so being a governor was the steepest learning curve I have ever been on – and I’m still learning!
In addition to being a governor, I help out at the school by providing additional administration support, when required, as well as being a parent helper. I am also a classroom assistant at St Mark’s Pre-School.
I thoroughly enjoy being on the governing body and working within this dedicated team . St Andrew’s is a school to be proud of and, as governors, we wish to ensure that it continues to be a safe, challenging and happy school full of bubbling learners!
I am currently chair of the Premises Committee and the Equality Governor.
|Mr Colin Allen|
|Colin is a Foundation Governor and sits on the Finance & Premises Committee.
He is the Governor responsible for Health & Safety.
|Mrs Ellen Ransome
Ellen is a Foundation Governor and sits on both the Teaching & Learning Committee and the Finance and Premises Committee.
She is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the progress of Disadvantaged Learners.
|Mrs Liz Bunting|
|I am Liz Bunting – I have been associated with St. Andrew’s School since my eldest son joined in January 1979!
I have worked at the school as a Teaching Assistant for many years and now, since retiring, I am employed for a couple of hours each week doing Social Skills Groups. I absolutely love it! The school is such a friendly place to be and the children are wonderful.
As a Foundation Governor I share the responsibility for ensuring that the Religious Education and Collective Worships are carried out in the correct way.
I also sit on the Teaching & Learning Committee and the Pay and Performance Panel
|Mr Andy Hall
I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese.
I have been a governor for over 20years, first getting involved when my children were at the school.
I was Chair of Governors from 1999 until September 2018 and am still Chair of the Finance and Premises Committee monitoring expenditure.
I am a retired Bank Manager and enjoy gardening and going to the theatre.
|Mrs Sallyanne Sheppard|
|I was delighted when I got elected to the parent governor post in Sept 2015 and have really enjoyed my first 2 years in position.
In my previous life before becoming mummy to 2 children, who are now students at St Andrews, I enjoyed a busy and fulfilling career in trade and product marketing. I have recently re-trained and have just qualified as an AAT licensed book-keeper and nowadays spend my time number crunching for clients and chasing after a very energetic 6 and 8 year old.
Moving into Laverstock over 10 years ago, I have become to firmly love the village community and its people. After a stint of running the local toddler group and meeting so many of the lovely children and families in the area, I desperately wanted to continue to help the community. By being an active member of the board I am able to help ensure that our future generations will thrive and that the village can provide the best education and opportunities for all our local children.
|Miss Amanda Hodgson
Amanda is the Staff Governor and sits on the Teaching & Learning Committee, Finance and Premises Committee and the Ethos Committee.
She is the Deputy Headteacher.
|Mrs Donna Fagan|
|Donna is a Co-opted Governor who sits on the Teaching & Learning Committee.
She is the responsible for monitoring and reporting on the progress of children with SEND.
|Mr Nathan Muirhead
Nathan is a Parent Governor.
He sits on the Finance & Premises Committee.
|Mrs Christine Henderson|
Chris is Clerk to the Governors.
|Revd Diane Roberts
Diane is an Ex-Officio Foundation Governor.
She sits on the Ethos Committee.
|Mrs Karen Walker|
|Who needs no introduction!|