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Gemma Gubbins

Pecuniary interests: None

Type of Governor: Parent

Governor role:

Committees: General Purpose

Further Information:  I wanted to be a governor at Shakespeare Infant school to be part of the team that drives the strategic vision of the school. I work at the University of Southampton in a Research and Enterprise unit specialising in analysing geographical data and delivery professional training.  I am a member of the Parent and Carer Network at the University and have three children ( one a past pupil, one a current pupil and one I hope will start in 2023). I hope that the skills and experience that I have will help support the school and governing body.   

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : None

Date of Appointment : 07.09.19

Term of office : 4 years

End date : 7.9.23

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at General Purpose meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Philip Keeling

Pecuniary interests: None

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Governor role: Health and Safety

Committees: Standards

Further Information: I joined as a Parent Governor when my daughter was in Year R.  I am now a Community Governor.  I work at the Railway in train dispatch and customer services. I regularly support the school delivering the Road Safety to Year 2. I enjoy being a governor and making a difference.

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : None

Date of Appointment : 02.12.18

Term of office : 4 years

End date : 2.12.22

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at Standards meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Sarah Kesterson

Pecuniary interests: Assistant Head teacher, Shakespeare Infant School

Type of Governor: Staff

Governor role: Pupil Premium, Safer Recruitment

Committees: Standards

Further Information: As a Staff Governor it is important that I contribute to whole school initiatives and development in a strategic way. I feel being a Governor gives me a great opportunity to do this whilst also seeing the bigger picture of school life. As the Assistant Head teacher it is important to be able to explain and present ideas and thoughts of the Senior Leadership team to the Governing Body and to be held accountable for the results that those ideas may bring. It is vital that the Governing Body holds the Senior Leadership Team to account in Ofsted terms so that school leadership may be at its most effective. I look forward to being an active and informative member of the Governing Body and in particular, the Standards Committee in the forthcoming years. 

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : None

Date of Appointment : 26.01.18

Term of office : 4 years

End date : 26.1.22

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at Standards meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

 

Vikki Lewis

Pecuniary interests: None

Type of Governor: Parent

Governor role:

Committees: General Purpose

Further Information:

As a former pupil myself, with one child who has progressed through the school and another hopefully starting in 2021, the continuation of the school's excellent reputation and development of the curriculum it offers is important to me. My background is in data quality & information management and I currently work for the NHS in information analysis.
My aim is to actively contribute to the governing body in planning and delivering the best strategic plan for the school, so that all children can benefit from the very best education Shakespeare Infant School has to offer

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : None

Date of Appointment : 07.03.20

Term of office : 4 years

End date : 7.3.24

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at General Purpose meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Claire Newton

Pecuniary interests: None

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Governor role: SEN/LAC, Outcomes for Children, HT Performance Management Panel.

Committees: General Purpose

Further Information: I joined as a parent governor recently as I have a keen interest in how the school is run and the support it offers to both the children and parents. I have a daughter who has successfully progressed through the school and recently moved up to the juniors, a son in year 1 and a newborn. My children are completely different in their interests and abilities and I think it is important that all children are encouraged to do their best and enjoy school, and make the most of their abilities.

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : None

Date of Appointment : 29.3.18

Term of office : 4 years

End date : 29.3.22

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at Standards meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Dr. Rosemary Reynolds

Pecuniary interests: None

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Governor role: Chair of Governors

Committees: General Purpose

Further Information: I have lived very happily in Eastleigh with my family for 37 years.  My two sons are now grown adults and my husband has retired.   Education has always been very important to me, particularly ensuring all children from all backgrounds have equal opportunity to prosper educationally.  Currently, I work part-time as a researcher in education at the Institute of Education, University of Reading and  run a longitudinal study following ten boys, who struggle in school and participate in outdoor learning on nature reserves, to explore how outdoor experiences might help with their indoor learning, attitudes and behaviours.  Alongside my research, I have published papers working collaboratively with Dr. R Harris, an IoE colleague, on the history curriculum and in Jan. 2018, I had a book published by Routledge Education entitled: 'Chinese Students in UK Further Education: aspirations, motivations and choices'.  Since 3rd May 2018 I have been an Eastleigh Borough Councillor for north ward which I find very rewarding; it enables me to connect with local residents and work for the local community.

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : None

Date of Appointment : 19.07.18

Term of office : 4 years

End date : 19.07.22

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at General Purpose meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Martyn Shears

Pecuniary interests: None

Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor

Governor role: 

Committees: Standards 

Further Information:

Three of my five grandchildren were pupils at the school and I was very impressed by the atmosphere and dedication to the progression of the children. 

As a volunteer schools outreach officer for the RSPB I was invited in to give presentations on birds and wildlife to the children over the last 10 years.

This led to my involvement in the development of the woods as an outdoor learning area. 

I have now been invited to be a Governor focusing on outdoor Learning and development and look forward to taking an active part in the school management and governance.

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : None

Date of Appointment : 02.12.20

Term of office : 4 years

End date : 02.12.24

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at General Purpose meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Diane Smith

Pecuniary interests: None

Type of Governor:

Governor role: Clerk to Governors

Committees:

Further Information:

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : None

Term of office : -

End date : -

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Gemma Williams

Pecuniary interests: None

Type of Governor: Parent

Governor role: 

Committees: General Purpose

Further Information:  

I am very excited about becoming a Parent Governor, as having had a child recently progress through the school and another just starting in Year R, I really wanted to become part of the team, that brings this school together in such a strong and successful way. I have interests in the curriculum and support for children, staff and parents. 

My background is in Operational/Finance roles within the Sports and Radio Media industries. 

My current job role, is as a Financial Assistant within a local Secondary School and I have worked in Secondary Education for 7 years now. I use Financial systems that Shakespeare Infants also use as well as looking after finances for trips and school events. I feel these skills help benefit my role as a Parent Governor as I understand how these systems work as both a parent and as a member of staff. 

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : None

Date of Appointment : 02.12.20

Term of office : 4 years

End date : 02.12.24

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at General Purpose meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Nikki Wilson

Pecuniary interests: None

Type of Governor: Head teacher

Governor role: Head teacher, Safer Recruitment

Committees: General Purpose and Standards

Further Information:

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : None

Term of office : -

End date : -

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at General Purpose meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at Standards meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Paul Warwick

Pecuniary interests: Declared

Type of Governor: LA Governor

Governor role: SMSC/Wellbeing, Training Link Governor

Committees: Standards

Further Information: I have lived in Eastleigh all my life and have three children, two of whom attend the school and one who is a former pupil. I have always been impressed with how the school is run and how it achieves academically whilst providing a nurturing environment for the children. I am very keen to assist in these standards being retained during the imminent growth. I have experience in IT/Accounts/Business Processes/Payroll & HR and hope to be a productive contributor to the school.

Governance of other Educational Establishments : None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body : Married to Admin Assistant at school

Date of Appointment : 10.9.19

Term of office : 4 years

End date : 10.9.23

Attendance at FGB meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Attendance at General Purpose meetings 2020/21 to date: 100%

Shakespeare Infant School

Register of Governors’ Interests 2019/20

 

Governor Attendance Record 2019 - 2020

 

Shakespeare Infant School

Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2019-20

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

GENERAL PURPOSE AND BUILDING COMMITTEE

Name

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate           (%)

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate              (%)

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate           (%)

Katie Caprai

4

2

50%

 

 

 

6

1

17%

Gemma Gubbins

3

3

100%

 

 

 

4

4

100%

Philip Keeling

4

3

75%

3

3

100%

 

 

 

Sarah Kesterson

4

3

75%

3

3

100%

 

 

 

Christopher Letch

4

4

100%

 

 

 

6

2

33%

Vikki Lewis

2

2

100%

0

0

0

 

 

 

Iain McFarlane

4

3

75%

3

2

66%

 

 

 

Claire Newton

4

4

100%

 

 

 

6

6

100%

Rosemary Reynolds

4

4

100%

3

3

100%

 

 

 

Jane Skinner

4

4

100%

3

3

100%

6

6

100%

Mark Vernon

4

2

50%

 

 

 

6

6

100%

Paul Warwick

4

3

75%

3

3

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Governance Association Code of Conduct 2020

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