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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.

Dot 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.

Born and educated in Yorkshire, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1967 in Hull followed by a number of years in the profession with an international firm of accountants in London now known as Ernst & Young.

I subsequently spent 7 years providing equity and loan finance to developing companies as part of a group then owned by all the major UK banks, now known as 3i, after which I returned to Yorkshire to join County Bank, the investment banking arm of the National Westminster Bank. Based in Leeds and London, I spent almost 20 years advising companies in areas such as funding, mergers and acquisitions and sales.

I left the Bank in 1997 to pursue my own interests and in the following years helped many companies raise funds becoming an investor and non-executive director in many of them.

I came to live in Netheravon in July 2009 and was invited to join the Board of Governors later that year. I was very much involved, along with the previous Head, with the conversion of the School to an Academy in 2014. My principal role in the School at present is Chair of the Finance Sub Committee.

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.

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.

Having spent my whole life in the education system, either being educated myself or educating others, I am truly delighted to have been appointed as Head Teacher of Netheravon All Saints in September 2016.

I grew up in and have spent most of my teaching career to date in Hertfordshire, graduating from Hertfordshire University with a BEd(Hons) and progressing from Class Teacher to Assistant Head Teacher, to Deputy Head Teacher to Acting Head Teacher. Thriving on the challenges that every day brought and passionately wanting to make a difference to each and every child, I moved to Wiltshire to lead a community in my vision of empowering all and ensuring that each and every member of the community has the opportunity to reach their potential and dreams.

The community of Netheravon All Saints is one that I am so proud to lead. I work with an amazing team who all dedicate time and energy into supporting all stakeholders and cannot wait to see our school continue to grow and thrive.

I am a solicitor and a partner at Batt Broadbent Solicitors in Salisbury with responsibility for its Employment and Dispute Resolution practice. I also act as the Deputy Registrar (legal advisor) to the Dioceses of Salisbury and Winchester, advising the Bishops in relation to safeguarding and HR matters.

I previously worked in the city of London for a large law firm where I specialised in discrimination law, spending a period of time seconded to a Disability Rights charity. It was here where I first developed a keen interest in education after training as an advocate to represent the parents of children with SEN in front of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. I moved to Netheravon village in 2013 and have two children who enjoy attending Netheravon All Saints.

I am passionate about equality of opportunity and improving outcomes for all children regardless of their circumstances and background. I am the Safeguarding governor and have been in post since 2014.

I’m the Founder and Managing Director of Business Development Agency, DYNAMIQ. Since creating the company in 2009, we’ve helped over 80 SME businesses win over £375 million worth of additional business from Cornwall to Kent, Dorset to Yorkshire.

My professional experience started in finance, as Senior Financial Risk Analyst for Europe’s leading corporate work wear supplier managing the financial accounts for over 95% of the UKs NHS Trusts, with clients ranging from local practices to hospitals and private healthcare organisations.

I developed my professional reputation in Business Growth, Development and Step Change. I have led successful corporate growth in public and private sector contracting securing over 150 contracts (contracts worth up to £60 million). I’ve helped consecutive employer businesses grow from £5m turnover to over £30m turnover within 18 – 36 month periods, creating hundreds of employment opportunities in the process.

Essentially, I’m passionate about people – people are the drivers of every organisation. With the right values, the right motivations, the right work ethic and right leadership, every single person has the ability to fulfil, if not smash their full potential and, in doing so, achieve whatever they dream to achieve.

My Daughter is currently a Year 1 pupil at Netheravon All Saints, and I’m the Link Governor for Mathematics; Health, Safety and Premises, and Computing.

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.

My Daughter currently attends Netheravon All Saints School, I became a parent governor to understand the schooling process better and add value for the children attending the school from all walks of life.  I started the position at the beginning of 2017 and thoroughly enjoy the role.

I have been in the military for 16 years and I am currently posted to the Royal School of Artillery Larkhill. I have been posted all over the country and completed operations and exercises all over the world.

I have two children, Mollie who is aged 4 and Freya who is 1.  My wife Sophie supports the parent governors and supports Netheravon All Saints.

I look forward to meeting you in the future.

GOVERNING COMMITTEES

Chair – Dorothea Georgeson

Lisa Tight (Head Teacher)

Ross Nashwalder

Catherine Carpenter

Euan Quin

Ian Thornton

Patricia Russell

Chair – Michael Frank

Lisa Tight (Head Teacher)

Fanny Middleton

Ian Thornton

Also present: Finance Officer

Chair – Michael Frank (Chair of Finance Committee)

Reverend Gale Hunt

Chair – Dorothea Georgeson

Lisa Tight (Head Teacher)

Michael Frank

Chair – Patti Russell

Lisa Tight (Head Teacher)

Catherine Carpenter

Chair – Rob Cao (routinely delivered via Link Governor Role)

RESOURCES

Governance Statement YE 31 August 2016
Governor Information
Governor Attendance
Link Governors
Scheme of Delegation
Register of Interests
Funding Agreement
Memorandum & Articles of Association