The Governing Body is proud of its relationship with Fairlawn and Haseltine schools and works hard to support the children, headteachers and staff. The present membership of the Governing Body is made up of a cross section of representatives each bringing enthusiasm and experience.
Chair of Governors
Governor – Co-opted. Link Governor Foundation / SMSC / British Values / RSE / LGBT / wellbeing
I am a co-opted governor and a parent of two children of primary school age at the schools. I am also a social worker and have worked in various clinical and managerial roles for a local mental health Trust over the past 10 years. My current role includes managing staff as well as overseeing all of the operational functions of our teams and ensuring we abide by legal and best practice guidance. My particular passion is around service improvement and ensuring equality of access to people from all groups across the boroughs that my Trust serves. I feel that this matches up well with the school governor role and hope that I can contribute to creating the best possible environment for young people from all backgrounds to learn and develop.
Link Governor for Community Engagement/ Communications and School Websites
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant working in the media for over 20 years initially in accounting and production management, then for 10 years at Board level overseeing Finance, HR, Legal, Health & Safety, IT, Facilities and Operations. I have set up a consultancy specialising in troubleshooting struggling organisations and facilitating growth. More recently my social conscience has kicked in and I have taken a Higher Education Certificate in Health and Social Care, become a Trustee of a neonatal baby charity and my day job is now as Head of Finance and Operations and Safeguarding Lead for a child refugee charity. I have grass roots and continued involvement in the PTA and Parent Forum at Fairlawn; both groups are committed to enriching children’s education and relations between parents and teachers. In my capacity as Link Governor for Community Engagement and Communications I hope to explore those relationships and goals further with both Haseltine and Fairlawn. I understand my role of governor is to to supportively challenge the Federation’s Management team to ensure they are the best they can be.
Governor – Co-opted
I am a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with over 30 years experience working across a number of local authorities in London and the South East. My specialism is in housing, inspecting properties for disrepair and hazards, specifically in the privately rented sector to ensure safe and decent living standards are met.
At present, I lead a team at the Commission Alliance who inspect temporary accommodation occupied by vulnerable individuals and families across London’s boroughs. I am passionate about supporting and developing children and young people in order for them to realise their full potential by making sure that they have decent living standards and access to all the services they need in order to succeed. In addition to my role as a school governor, I fulfil this by mentoring and assisting with the accreditation process of students and newly qualified officers within my profession and as a guest lecturer on Environmental Health degree courses. I have also served as Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) where I have sat on and chaired various boards, such as the Education and Accreditation Boards.
In my spare time, I play the piano and enjoy gardening. I also volunteer on a local school allotment.
Elected staff governor
Co-Opted Governor. Associate Member Resources Committee
I’m Chris Weeks, a co-opted member of the Resources Committee. I’ve been working in communications for an international children’s charity for the past ten years, based in the Middle East and Asia for some of that time, before returning to London two years ago. As an adoptive parent, I’m passionate about creating an environment where all children, no matter what their background or start in life, can achieve their full potential.
Governor – Co-opted – Link Gov Training
I am a local parent who wanted to get involved in the overall running of the school my children attend. I wanted to understand the challenges facing the teachers, how the schools are inclusive to all, how pupils with special needs have these met, how community can support the school and what I can do, both as a parent and a professional, to support the school.
Elected parent governor
Elected parent governor
Headteacher – Fairlawn
Headteacher – Haseltine
Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meetings are available in the school office