Governors

The governors of Tavistock Infant School are a small and committed group of busy people who enjoy being part of the school’s leadership team. Our role is to support and challenge the school as it works to deliver the best possible educational experience for its children, and strives to adhere to its statutory responsibilities. School governors are appointed to serve for four years.

The governors welcome contact with parents, staff and children and make themselves available at school whenever possible. If you would like to contact the governors, please write via the school to the clerk to the governors or email them at governors@tavistockgovernor.co.uk

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Letter to parents January 2016

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Governor Attendance 2016

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Constitution Sept 2016

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16-17 Pecuniary Interest

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Governors Attendance 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Joanne O’Connor
Category of Governor: Staff

Membership of Committees
Buildings and Grounds
Curriculum
Finance and Personal

Positions of Responsibility
Headteacher

 

Mrs Michelle Hulse
Category of Governor: Co-opted

Membership of Committees
FPC
Curriculum

Positions of Responsibility
Chair of Governors
Training Liaison

Term of office: 4 years served, now into 2nd 4 year term

mhI joined the Governing Body at Tavistock in October 2010 and thoroughly enjoy being a member of the team. My eldest son has passed through the school and is now in All Saints and my youngest son started in September 2012. I have a degree in Business Studies and 13 years Operations experience within IT services organisations.  My main skills are in project finance, problem-solving, back office process design, leadership and management.
I believe that as an infant school, we are responsible for providing our children with a safe and stimulating environment in which they are able to enjoy their first years of education. This is vital to ensuring that they achieve well and continue with a love of learning through to secondary school and beyond. My motivation for being a governor is to help guide school strategy to ensure that we can provide that environment and create a place where the children truly can ‘Achieve Happily Together’.


Mrs Claire Jamfrey

Category of Governor: Staff

Membership of Committees
Curriculum
claire-smallI joined Tavistock in September 2013 and at present I teach in Hedgehog Class in Year 1. I thoroughly enjoy working at Tavistock Infant School as it is a fantastic place to be. I have been teaching since 1997 and have taught in a variety of schools across the country from Reading, Berkshire to Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I believe all children have the right to a high standard of education. I strive to achieve this by creating a positive, happy, healthy and stimulating environment where all children can participate in well-planned learning journeys. I have two children myself who keep me very busy out of school. I spend most of my weekends watching them play football or being a taxi! I wouldn’t change anything though!


Mrs Jane Moore

Category of Governor: LEA

Membership of Committees
FPC
Curriculum

Positions of Responsibility
Early Years
Appeals Panel

Term of office: 4 years

jmI joined the Governing Body in May 2013 having previously been a Governor at Hook Junior School for 8 years, 3 of those as Chair.  As a parent I believe education is one of the most important things we can give to our children and that is why I decided to become a governor.  I live in Hook and have a daughter at Robert May’s School and a son at Farnborough Sixth Form College.  My background is as a Chartered Accountant.  I qualified with a large city firm but since having a family I have become self employed and work for a small firm of solicitors in London.  My work brings financial, analysis and organisation skills to the governors’ role.  My time at Hook has given me a broad experience of the governors’ role having been involved with financial, personnel and curriculum matters.  I still have lots to learn and look forward to being able to contribute to the Governing Body at Tavistock Infants.


Mr Rob Vanstone

Category of Governor: Parent

Position/Committee
Forum Representative
Curriculum (Chair)
Finance and Personnel

robvanstoneI have been a parent governor at Tavistock since 2012 and all 3 of my children have or are attending Tavistock.  I chair the curriculum committee but have an interest in all aspects of governance.  My motivation comes from a desire to contribute to the community in which I live and improve outcomes for the children within our community.  I think by volunteering as a governor I can fulfill both of those aims.  By day I work in the IT industry and as such I think I can add value from a technical and leadership perspective.  I spent much of my early adulthood working with young organisations (Sea Cadet Corps and Activity Holiday Companies) and so am able to think in terms of what excites and motivates children, again with a view to bringing this to the work I do as a governor.  On a personal level I still enjoy activities such as skiing, water and racquet sports and spending time with my family.


Mr Jon France

Category of Governor: Parent

Membership of Committees
Curriculum

Term of office: 4 years

jfI have had one son pass through Tavistock and another on his way through.  I am a Global IT Director within the telecoms field.  We picked Tavistock as our foundation to both of our sons’ education.  I felt it was time I helped to put something back into the children’s education and help wherever I can. I am enjoying being involved and sharing my knowledge with all the governors and staff teams.  My hobbies include spending time with the family and walking our dogs.

 

Mr Mark Cullen
Category of Governor: Community

ac.I joined the Tavistock Governors in December of 2013. With 2 children currently attending Tavistock I decided I would like to contribute some time to help ensure the School meets its challenges to deliver the best education it can to its pupils.  As a Community Governor I can also bring a slightly different perspective as I am ‘out of catchment’ and live on Elvetham Heath.  On a personal level, I have worked in the IT industry for over 20 years in varying roles, and am currently an IT consultant.

 

Olga Malyutina
Category of Governor: Co-opted

Term of Office: 4 years

 

Tracy Sacks
Category of Governor: Co-Opted Governor
Committee Membership – Pay Committee
Positions of Responsibility – Data and Assessment, Policies

tsI joined the Governing Body at Tavistock in June 2016, just prior to my eldest son starting in YR. The school motto of ‘Achieving Happily Together’ said to me this was the kind of school I would like to be involved in and so far I’m loving being a part of the lovely community here. I’m a secondary school teacher by trade but my career has taken me to the world of business and the charity sector as well. However all my roles have been education-related in some way and so I hope that the combination of skills I have acquired over the years will mean I can make a constructive and helpful contribution to the governors team at Tavistock.

 

Carlo Di Berardino

Categroy of Governor: Co-opted
Positions of Responsibility: IT Governor

mr-dbI joined the Governing Body in October 2016 and my child is in YR. I have always had a keen interest in Education and when I found out that there were vacancies available in the Governing Body, I felt that it was the right way to contribute back to the school and the local community, especially considering how committed and hard working the staff is at the school. I am currently working in the IT industry with a background in business development both in the UK and overseas.

 

 

Clerk
Lindsay Gowland

 

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