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Meet the Governors

On this page you will find details of the names and terms of office for all of our Governors, together with details of their category of Governor, positions of responsibility and details of any additional committees that they serve on. We have also included details of the business and financial interests of each Governor and information about any Governance role they play in other schools, as well as a full breakdown of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body of our school and its committees.


As Governors of Faringdon Infant School we would like to hear from you if you have any views or concerns about the school, and have any ideas as to how we can further improve the school. You can contact the governors, including the Chair of Governors using the school address or via our email address.   

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The Local Governing Body (LGB) constitution allows for up to 11 governors; the LGB meets formally once each term.  

It is an integral part of the senior management team.  It sets strategic targets and monitors pupil progress through detailed analysis of academic results.  Outcomes are continuously tracked at the Performance and Standards Committee and supporting elements are enabled though the Resources and Staffing Committee.  Teaching staff performance is monitored at performance management reviews.  


“We have a strong and well balanced team that acts as a critical friend to the Headteacher and her staff”.  

Pauline Forbes, Chair of Governors

Our Governors

Our Governors 1 Pauline Forbes
Our Governors 2 Ruth Long
Our Governors 3 Keith Horan
Our Governors 4 Lucy Cooke
Our Governors 5 Ann Joseph

Pauline Forbes - Chair of Governors

I became a Community Governor in May 2015 whilst my son was in his Reception year at Faringdon Infant School. I expressed an interest in becoming a Governor when it was evident that my son thoroughly enjoyed his time at school and was making good progress in all aspects of school life. I want to help ensure that my child, and all children at FIS, can reach their potential and develop a love of learning. I have joined the Standards Committee as I have a keen interest in Teaching and Learning and students' progress. I have worked as a Science Teacher for the past 12 years whilst having my 2 children, now 5 and 3 years old.

Term of Office: 4 years until 11.05.19

Committee Membership: Standards & Curriculum. Responsibility for Foundation Stage.


Sally Robins - Head Teacher

Term of Office: ex-officio



Keith Horan

I have been a Parent Governor since November 2013 and chair both the Standards Committee and a working group on ICT. The Standards Committee oversees students’ progress, the curriculum, and teaching & learning. Its job is to ensure the school is supported to provide the best opportunities and education for every child.

I have one child in the Infant school in Year 1 and my daughter spent many happy years in the Infant School before moving on to the Junior School. I am thankful the school works so hard to provide a warm, nurturing space for all children to progress and thrive to the best of their ability.

I am the Literacy Coordinator in a secondary school in Swindon and have previously headed a department which organised summer camps for children from 5 to 16 years old. I also play an active role in preparing young adults for their Duke of Edinburgh award qualification.

Term of Office: 4 years until 19.11.17

Committee Membership: Standards & Curriculum (Chair), Responsibility for Pupil Premium, ICT.


Ruth Long - Vice Chair

I became a Parent Governor in November 2014. I live in Faringdon with my husband and 3 daughters. Before having children I worked as a Biomedical Scientist but am currently taking a career break. I have got 2 children at the school, 1 in Year 1 and the other in Sunflower class. My third child has just turned one. I have been really impressed with Faringdon Infant School since my eldest started there 2 years ago. I am looking forward to working with the school to help it continue to be the best it can be and to give back to the local community.

Term of Office: 4 years until 08.12.18

Committee Membership: Standards & Curriculum


Lucy Cooke

I became a Community Governor in May 2015 following my eldest daughter starting her Reception year. Part of my reason for wanting to become a Governor stems from how impressed I have been with all she has learned and how that has been achieved. I have seen first hand on the 'stay and play' mornings what an interesting, caring, busy and vibrant place it is to be and to learn in. I really want to help the school continue to be the best it can, not only for my own children but for the whole community. I will also be helping with the PR & Communications sub-committee and am the Treasurer of FOFIS (the parent/teacher group). On a personal note, I have lived in Faringdon for 13 years with my husband and our 3 children aged 5, 3 and 1. When not being a mum or a governor I work as a solicitor in Oxford.

Term of Office: 4 years until 11.05.19

Committee Membership: PR & Community


Ann Joseph

Term of Office: 4 years until 12th December 2020

Type of Governor: Parent


Mike Wise

Term of Office: 4 years 9th May 2020

Type of Governor: Community 


Stepped down in the last 12 months

Roger Cox: October 2017

Kate Crebbin: September 2017

Heather Hambidge: August 2017

Governor Minutes

Annual Register of Interests

Local Governing Body Record of Attendance

‘Laughing, Learning, Caring and Succeeding For Life’