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. Our contact email is: email@example.com.
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
Sally Robins - Head Teacher
Term of Office: ex-officio
I have three daughters. My eldest is currently in Year Two and I have twin daughters who are two. Prior to becoming a governor I was a primary school teacher. I taught for twelve years, mainly in Early years and Key Stage One. I am currently taking a break from teaching to raise my young family. I am passionate about education and particularly the early primary years, where my specialism lies. I am looking forward to working with the school and particularly focusing on the area of SEN (Special Educational Needs).
Term of Office: 4 years until 12.12.2020
I have been at FIS for over 6 years now and I really enjoy my work and working alongside such hardworking, dedicated and committed team. As well as the other governors I am keen and focussed on making FIS the VERY best it can be. I have a keen interest in English and in the development of PSHE/SMSC for children and staff within school. Before coming to FIS I worked for over 15 years within day nurseries. I am Link Governor within school for English and PSHE/SMSC.
Term of Office: 4 years until 22.11.2021
I am a teacher at Faringdon Infant School having started in September 2017 teaching in Reception and now teaching in Key Stage 1. I became a Governor at Faringdon Infant School in the Summer of 2019 because I wanted to contribute further to our fantastic school to support and challenge as we strive to deliver the best education and support for our school and local community. As a staff member I am Subject Leader for Computing but I am also a Subject Link Governor for History.
Term of Office: 4 years until 10.07.2023
I became a Community Governor in September 2018. Having completed my professional training in accounting, I wanted to apply my skills and give back to my local community by having a positive impact on the younger generation. After moving to Faringdon in 2014, I have grown fond of the town and decided to settle here with my family. Being part of the governing body at FIS enables me to become more involved in my local community and support FIS in achieving its vision as well as working towards an outstanding school status.
Part of my governor role is to assist the head teacher in maintaining an effective and sensible approach to Health & Safety. This means ensuring that the school’s health and safety is constantly reviewed, monitored and challenged in order to provide a safe environment for all children, teachers, staff, volunteers and visitors on the school premises.
Term of Office: 4 years until 14.09.2022
I became a parent governor in January 2019, a few months after my eldest son started in Reception, so that I could be more involved with the school and its community. I live in Faringdon with my husband and our 3 children - 2 of whom currently attend the Infant School.
In my professional life I have over 15 years experience working as a primary school teacher. I am currently working as a special needs coordinator at a primary school in Oxford, and I have also recently started some consultancy work with the charity NurtureUK as part of the London Violence Reduction Unit. I am particularly interested in the areas of inclusion and well-being, and in schools supporting children to be confident, resilient learners.
On the Governing Body I am the link governor for Looked After Children and PE as well as sharing the role of Governor with responsibility for data in the school. I am looking forward to supporting the school over the next few years.
Term of Office: 4 years until 16.01.2023
I am Rob and I am married and live in Watchfield with our two young daughters. I work in IT for a local Computer Support company, so will be looking forward to linking with the staff with an IT focus. I have joined the Governing Body, as a Community Governor and am looking forward to working with the School and Governors’ teams to make Faringdon Infant School a really great place for children to grow and learn. We have been in the Faringdon area for the last 12 years and are committed members of Faringdon Baptist church. We were involved in the Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan and have been involved in supporting the local community in Faringdon during our time here. I help to run a drop-in centre, called Messy Dads, once a month for Dads and their pre-year 1 children. In my spare time I am a sports fan, playing and watching cricket and football (my beloved Southampton FC) and enjoying time with my family.
Term of Office: 4 years until 20.03.2023
I moved to Faringdon seven years ago. In 2017, I became a British citizen and realised that I should give back to the country and community in which I live. Besides being a community governor for Faringdon Infant School, I am a Faringdon town councillor, a trustee for Wantage Independent Advice Centre and a member of the White Horse Medical Practice Patient Participation Group. All of that keeps me very busy but my most treasured role is being a single mother to a son who will be going into reception this coming September.
Term of Office: 4 years until 29.04.2023
Stepped down in the last 12 months
Mark Wild: September 2019
Gemma Woodfield: July 2019
Gavin Cartland: January 2019
Mike Wise: February 2018
Keith Horan: November 2017
Roger Cox: October 2017
Kate Crebbin: September 2017
Heather Hambidge: August 2017