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Our Governors

Message from the Chair of Governors

As Chair of Governors of Netheravon All Saints CofE Primary School “welcome”!

The Board of Governors is made up of a range of skill sets and is responsible for working strategically with the Headteacher and her staff to ensure the best education for all our children.Our pledge is that all pupils are enabled to achieve their full potential, whatever it may be.

We are proud of the opportunities we can offer and are constantly looking to improve and extend our facilities. We are very aware that the positive interaction between school and parents is key to ongoing success.

Please look around the website and come and visit the school to find out more.

Dorothea Georgeson, Chair of Governors

FULL GOVERNING BODY

I have been a governor since 1976, when I became a parent governor at Somerstown Middle School.  Since then I have enjoyed a 30 year career in newspapers followed by 6 years working for Kent County Council, initially as the Executive Support Officer for the Principal Adviser (Primary) and subsequently as Governor Services Support and Development Manager.

My experience covers company finances, strategic development and change management.  I have a thorough knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of governance and I believe fervently in the need to ensure that every child reaches his or her full potential.  As a governor that has been my driving force over the years.

I am currently the Assistant Director Programmes within the Directorate Children and Young People, (DCYP), in the Ministry of Defence, (MOD). DCYP is the equivalent of a children’s services department within a local authority, and it is from my work here that my passion for ensuring that all children are given every opportunity to fulfil their full potential arose.

I have worked in a variety of areas within the MOD – including logistics, finance, training, IT as well as change management – and I hope to bring some of this experience to my role as Foundation Governor within Netheravon All Saints.

My daughter started at the school in September 16 and I was very happy to be accepted as a governor in November 16. Outside of work (and school) I am a big Bath rugby fan.

I studied English and Music at the Manchester Metropolitan University and graduated in 1996.  My first teaching post was in a FDS1 class in Lancashire before I moved to Preston to take up a teaching post in Year 2 in a large two-form entry school.

I spent seven very enjoyable years working there before moving to Wiltshire and began teaching at Netheravon All Saints. After 4 years of teaching here I took up the post of Deputy Headteacher.

No two days in school are the same and I feel privileged to work with dedicated and hard-working colleagues who are passionate about helping children to flourish and succeed in all they do.

I am the Team Vicar of the Avon River Team with specific responsibilities for Bulford, Netheravon, Fittleton, Haxton and Enford.

Prior to being ordained in 2008, I worked for 30 years in the Financial Services Industry in a variety of roles within Actuarial, Customer Services and Information Technology – specialising in Quality Management and Project Management. I have been involved in working with children and young people all my adult life, within the church context, Guiding UK and amateur dramatics.

I have also been involved in adult education as a trainer in a number of fields. I moved to Netheravon in 2012 and have been a governor at Netheravon All Saints since I arrived. I am passionate about children and staff reaching their full potential and ensuring the Christian ethos of the school continues to develop, so as to enhance the learning outcomes for all.

I am one of two parent governors on the Governor Board. I attended Monkton Combe School in Bath and then graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea with a degree in Ancient History and Civilisation.

Thereafter, I attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2001 and commissioned as an officer into the Royal Regiment of Artillery. I have completed numerous tours in both command and staff appointments.

We lived in Army quarters in Netheravon whilst I was posted to work in the Royal School of Artillery in Larkhill from 2012 – 2014 and after having served as a battery commander in North Yorkshire in 2014 – 2016 we decided to buy our own property in the village of Netheravon due to our love of the village.

We have three children; our daughter attends Netheravon All Saints, and our two boys attend the Avon Small Saints nursery with our middle son starting at Netheravon All Saints in September.  I currently work as a project manager within Army Headquarters in Andover and I am the link governor for humanities, technology and Learning Outside the Classroom.

I joined the Governing Body in 2007 while working in Dyslexia Support in Higher Education as I felt my experience might be useful.  As a practitioner trying to ensure that all university students had the right to achieve at their full potential, I believe that such equality is essential throughout education.

Every child is an individual with specific talents and needs, and it is particularly important that these should be recognised at the start of their education.

I was Chair of Governors for four years, leading the team that took the school from VA status to being a Single Converted Academy under the auspices of Salisbury Diocese in 2014.  Being part of the Christian family of schools means that the overall ethos is one of respect for each other, whatever a person’s belief.

I also oversaw the appointment of our current Headteacher and latest OFSTED inspection.  I have recently handed over the Chair in the knowledge that the school is well led academically and has a dedicated body of skilled governors.

Following my first experience of teaching English as a foreign language during a post-university gap-year in rural Poland, I trained to teach at Downton Primary School on the Southampton University Graduate Teacher Program in 2008.

Since coming to Netheravon I have been a class-teacher in years 4, 5 and presently year 6, while also leading subjects and areas I am passionate about including PE, computing, learning outside the classroom and previously science.

As a member of SLT and Assessment & Data Manager I work closely with the Headteacher on the strategic visions for the school, including writing sections of the school improvement plan.

Since joining the team at Netheravon my wife, who works in secondary education, and I have had two sons, now 6 & 3 and moving through the education system themselves, helping me to gain a parent’s view on school life.

GOVERNING COMMITTEES

Chair – Dorothea Georgeson

Ross Nashwalder

Catherine Carpenter

Euan Quin

Ian Thornton

Chair – Ian Thornton

Dot Georgeson

Fanny Middleton

Also present: Finance Officer

Chair – Dorothea Georgeson

Ian Thornton

Chair – Dorothea Georgeson

Catherine Carpenter

Chair – Ian Thornton (routinely delivered via Link Governor Role)

RESOURCES

Governance Statement YE 31 August 2017
Governor Information
Governor Attendance
The Role of the Parent Governor
Link Governors
Scheme of Delegation
Register of Interests
Funding Agreement
Memorandum & Articles of Association
Trustees' Report & Audited Accounts YE 31 August 2017