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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 been a Parent Governor since Spring 2016.
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 12th December 2020
Staff Governor since October 2017.
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 November 2021
I am a Staff Governor at Faringdon Infant School and I have been on the governing body since October 2017. I started working as a year 1 teacher at Faringdon Infant School in September 2013 and I am now head of science for KS1. I have over seven years of teaching experience and I am now looking for a different perspective of the governance of the school. I also feel my previous experience and insight will support the work of the governing body. I thoroughly enjoy working at the school, I really do feel it is a great place to be a teacher and want to be part of making it even better. The supportive staff are great team players and the children are just a joy to work with. As the school has many changes happening over the next few years, I thought it would be a great opportunity to be part of the decision making process.
Term of Office: 4 years until November 2021
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 2022
Stepped down in the last 12 months
Gavin Cartland: January 2019
Mike Wise: February 2018
Keith Horan: November 2017
Roger Cox: October 2017
Kate Crebbin: September 2017
Heather Hambidge: August 2017