Governors

Governing Body of Foxfield Primary School as at July 2015

Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body):  

Irene Morley,  Sainey Faye, Frederick Sullivan-Wallace, Linda Pethick.                           

Head:       Rupinder Bansil                     

Parent (elected by the parents):            

Rebecca Bickley, Shapna Begum

Staff (elected by the staff):          

Rachel Hadfield

Membership of Standing Committees

Learning and Achievement Committee 

Name of Chair:         Rebecca Bickley

Members:                 Frederick Sullivan-Wallace

                                 Irene Morley (ex-officio)   

Resources Committee

Name of Chair:         Linda Pethick

Members:                 Sainey Faye ,

                      Irene Morley (ex-officio)     

Please click here to view the Annual Statement of the Governing Body 2014-15

 

 

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Irene Morley

Co-opted Governor

 

Name of Governor.

Irene Morley

Category of Governor

e.g. Staff, Parent, Headteacher, Local Authority, Co-opted or Associate.

Co - opted

Appointing or electing body

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body

Governing Body

Term of Office.

3rd September 2014 - 2nd September 2018

Committees served on.

Executive,  Learning and Achievement, Resources

Positions of Responsibility held

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body or Committees.

Chair of Governors, Child Protection, Looked After Children.

Relevant Business Interests.

None

Other education establishments governed.

Woodhill Primary School

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

None

 

I have been a governor at various Greenwich schools at both primary and secondary level since 2000.  I became a governor as I have lived and worked in Greenwich all my life and I wanted to give something back to the community.  I joined the governing body at Foxfield in April 2014 and was elected Chair of Governors in July 2014.  I believe that all children deserve the best possible education and the chance to achieve their full potential.

I worked for Royal Greenwich in Human Resources for many years until my retirement in 2013.  I am also a governor at Woodhill, our partner school. 

It is an exciting time to be a governor in Foxfield.  The school looks wonderful and I am really enjoying meeting and talking to great pupils, parents and staff.  

 

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Rebecca Bickley 

Parent Governor

 

Name of Governor.

Rebecca Bickley

Category of Governor

e.g. Staff, Parent, Headteacher, Local Authority, Co-opted or Associate.

Parent governor

Appointing or electing body

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body

Parents

Term of Office.

17th October 2012 - 16th October 2016

Committees served on.

Learning and Achievement

 

Positions of Responsibility held

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body or Committees.

Vice Chair

Chair – Learning and Achievement

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Relevant Business Interests.

None

Other education establishments governed.

None

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

None

 

I have been a governor for Foxfield since October 2012, when my eldest son was in reception, he is now in year 2 and my second son is in year 1.  I became a governor because I wanted to be involved with my children's education and I wanted to be able to have an impact on my local community for the better.

I currently manage Greenwich Youth for Christ, I am an associate pastor at a local church and the mother of three beautiful boys.  All these bring different skills that I bring to being a governor.  I am currently the governor responsible for overseeing the Special Educational Needs (SEN) within the school, as well as chairing the learning and achievement committee and therefore a member of the executive committee that has been put together to see Foxfield come out of special measures.

Both of my children are extremely happy at Foxfield and I am pleased to have seen the improvements in the whole school environment over the last few months, it feels like a lovely atmosphere to not only learn but to flourish in.  I am glad that I became a governor and will play my part in seeing the school become what our children deserve it to be.

 

Shapna Begum

Parent Governor

 

NAME OF GOVERNOR

 Shapna Begum

CATEGORY OF GOVERNOR

e.g. Staff, Parent, Headteacher, Local Authority, Co-opted or Associate)

Parent

APPOINTING OR ELECTING BODY

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body

Parents

TERM OF OFFICE

13th July 2016 – 12th July 2020

 COMMITTEES SERVED ON

 

POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY HELD

 e.g. Chair, Vice Chair of Governing Body or Committees

 

RELEVANT BUSINESS INTERESTS

e,g,  employed by or having an interest in any potential supplier of goods or services to the school

 

OTHER EDUCATION ESTABLISMENTS GOVERNED

 

 

None

DETAILS OF ANY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN  THE GOVERNOR AND MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL STAFF INCLUDING SPOUSES, PARTNERS AND RELATIVES

None

Attendance record of governor (over last academic year)

 

N/A

 

I have become a governor because I admire and appreciate the achievements the school has made and want to be a part of that continued rejuvenation, bringing my own perspective, background and expertise and of course the perspective of a parent.

Creating an inclusive learning environment is of utmost importance to me. I truly believe that learning difficulties should be picked up on early and appropriate interventions should be put in place so that all children can fully participate in the curriculum and are given the best opportunity to succeed.

I have been working in education since 2001 and currently work in a Further Education college as a Dyslexia Assessor/Coordinator and Additional Learning Support Lecturer. I have extensive experience and knowledge in supporting learners with various learning difficulties and disabilities. I am also aware of how additional learning support funding works and have contributed towards writing and reviewing EHCPs.

I am up to date with all legislation and policies and procedures around education including the Equality Act and Safeguarding.

I also hold an MA in Dyslexia and a current practising certificate which allows me to assess and diagnose all specific learning difficulties from primary age up to adult.

My daughter is currently in Reception class and take an active role in encouraging her to practice her reading and writing at home.

I have lived in the area for 5 years now and in that time I have been impressed by the developments that have taken place in the school including the building, curriculum and teaching and learning.

In the year that my daughter has been in school, I have witnessed children taking ownership of their learning and positive attitudes instilled in the children regarding their learning. There is a very positive feel within the school and I feel as a governor I can contribute towards continuation and further development of this.

I have also noticed parents are taking pride and a more active role in their child’s learning. I would like to continue to encourage and where possible include all parents in becoming active partners in their child’s education and the importance and value of this – outside of the school setting.

 

 

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Linda Pethick

Co-opted Governor

 

Name of Governor.

Linda Pethick

Category of Governor

e.g. Staff, Parent, Headteacher, Local Authority, Co-opted or Associate.

Co-opted

Appointing or electing body

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body

Governing Body

Term of Office.

3rd September 2014 – 2nd September 2018

Committees served on.

Resources

Positions of Responsibility held

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body or Committees.

Chair Resources

Pupil Premium

Newly Qualified Teachers

Relevant Business Interests.

None

Other education establishments governed.

None

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

None

 

I was co-opted onto the Governing Body of Foxfield Primary School at the beginning of September 2014. I have been appointed by the Governors as chair of the Resources Committee.

Until my retirement at the end of August 2013 I worked in education for just under forty years, spending the last thirteen years of this as Headteacher of a local primary school. The majority of my teaching career was spent working in the London Borough of Greenwich.

Since retiring I have kept myself busy. I enjoy gardening and baking and doing jigsaw puzzles as well as visiting different parts of the United Kingdom and further afield.

I am delighted to be a governor at Foxfield and believe that the school will become an exciting place for children and adults to earn together.

 

 

 

 

Sainey Faye - Governor

 

Dr Sainey Faye

Co-opted Governor

 

Name of Governor.

Dr Sainey Faye

Category of Governor

e.g. Staff, Parent, Headteacher, Local Authority, Co-opted or Associate.

Co - opted

Appointing or electing body

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body

Governing Body

Term of Office.

20th June 2015 – 19th June 2019

Committees served on.

Learning and Achievement  

Positions of Responsibility held

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body or Committees.

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Relevant Business Interests.

None

Other education establishments governed.

None

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

None

 

This is my first experience of primary school governance. I became a governor because education is something I value a great deal. It has transformed my life and I hope to play a role in helping children achieve their dreams and aspirations.   

For the past fifteen years I have been involved in Higher Education, as a student and then later as a lecturer and programme manager. My studies culminated in 2014 with a doctorate in Corporate Governance.

My career involves not only lecturing but also managing a team of academics.  I am  involved in designing , implementing and monitoring Quality control systems, processes and strategies which  resulted in my organisation achieving “commended” status in our recent QAA inspection [the ‘Ofsted’ for Higher education].

A key part of my role is the maintenance and continual improvement of academic standards across programmes.  Working with others as part of a team and acting as a critical friend when required are essential skills for improving standards in any educational establishment and I am eager to use my expertise in this area for the benefit of the whole school community.

As a parent of young children I believe that all should have access to an education of the highest standard and, as a governor, I will work to improve the life chances of all children in the school but especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

 

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Frederick Sullivan-Wallace 

 

 

Name of Governor.

Frederick Sullivan-Wallace

Category of Governor

e.g. Staff, Parent, Headteacher, Local Authority, Co-opted or Associate.

Co-opted

Appointing or electing body

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body

Governing Body

Term of Office.

20th June 2015 - 19th June 2019

Committees served on.

Learning & Achievement

Positions of Responsibility held

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body or Committees.

Link Governor - Health and Safety

Relevant Business Interests.

None

Other education establishments governed.

None

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

None

 

I am one of the newest governors at Foxfield and have only been a governor since April 2015. I became a governor in order to give something back to my community.  I believe that early education is one of the most important in a person’s life, as it is in our early years that we form who we are in later life and that a great primary school education will give any child a great head start in life. 

Having lived, been educated and worked in south east London, I feel a deep connection to the area. Having worked with the Eltham Labour Party for the last 5 years, I have worked with the local council and the MP to help improve the lives of those in Eltham and I believe that I can bring these skills into my work as a governor. As a student who had to struggle with dyslexia I also bring first-hand experience of special educational needs to the governing body.     

In the short time I have been a governor I have been impressed by the staffing structure, where teachers and management collaborate to identify problems and implement solutions. The behaviour of the children has exceeded my expectations I have enjoyed seeing classes full engaged pupils and cheerful children running around the playground.         

Being a governor I enjoy the challenge of making a difference to improving the school, for local community but most importantly for the children because it is at this school that they will be given the best too ls needed to help them later in life.

 

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Maria Nash

Co-Opted Governor

 

Name of Governor

Maria Nash

Category of Governor

e.g. Staff, Parent, Headteacher, Local Authority, Co-opted or Associate)

Co-Opted

Appointing or Electing Body

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body

Governing Body

Term of office

17th March 2016 to 16th March 2020

Committees served on

Resources

Learning & Achievement

Positions of responsibility held

 e.g. Chair, Vice Chair of Governing Body or Committees

None

Relevant Business Interests

e.g.,  employed by or having an interest in any potential supplier of goods or services to the school

None

Other education establishments governed

 

 

Millennium Primary

Details of any relationships between  the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives

None

 

 

 

I was first appointed (in 2003) as a parent-governor of the Lewisham primary which my son attended and was Chair of that same school for two years from 2006. I have been a governor at Millennium Primary School since March 2014 and sit on both their Teaching & Learning and Resources Committees.  I am also their Early Years specialist governor.  I was co-opted to the Foxfield governing body on 17th March 2016.

Think what you may of Tony Blair - but he got it right in 1997 when (asked what his three main priorities for government were) he said, “Education, Education, Education”.  To me, education and the welfare of our children is what it’s all about. 

I have just retired (early – very early) from the Royal Borough of Greenwich where I had a varied career lasting 19 years.  Before that I spent 13 years in the Department of Employment, South Thames Training & Enterprise Council, Deptford City Challenge and Lambeth College. There was a spell of redundancy in the mix which happily extended my maternity leave to 18 months. I am a generalist in the best tradition of public service and pride myself in combining breadth of interest with attention to detail. I like to know what’s going on under the hood but keep a clear eye on the destination.

I was blown away by my first visit to Foxfield (as were the OFSTED Inspectors). I’m looking forward to getting to know the school and being part of our continuing journey.

 

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Rupinder Bansil

Headteacher

 

Name of Governor.

Rupinder Bansil

Category of Governor

e.g. Staff, Parent, Headteacher, Local Authority, Co-opted or Associate.

Headteacher

Appointing or electing body

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body

Staff

Term of Office.

June 3rd 2014

Committees served on.

All

Positions of Responsibility held

e.g, staff, parents, Local Authority, Governing Body or Committees.

 

Relevant Business Interests.

 None

Other education establishments governed.

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

Manjit Bansil

Teaching Assistant

 

To see what the governors have said on their recent visits, please click here

Please click here for the governors attendance report.