All governors have declared no relevant business and pecuniary interests including:
- Governance roles in other educational institutions.
- Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).
|Name||Governor Type||Responsibilities||Appointing Body||Term Starts||Term Ends|
|Miss Sophie Appleby||Co-opted||Governing Body||02/5/18||30/4/22|
|Miss Jo Fitzpatrick||Parent||02/5/18||30/4/22|
|Mr Trevor House (Vice-Chair)||LA||Safeguarding and English||LA||31/3/20|
|Mrs Julie Hunter||Co-opted||Governing Body||01/9/17||31/8/21|
|Mrs Linda Mounter||Parent||Parent|
|Mrs Hayley Munro||Parent||Finance, Health and Safety||Parents (by election)||31/8/14||31/8/18|
|Mrs Lisa Robinson (Chair)||Parent||
SEN, Assessment and
|Parents (by election)||01/6/16||31/5/20|
|Mrs Caroline Thompson||Parent||02/5/18||30/4/22|
|Mrs Emma Winter||Co-opted||Governing Body||07/3/18||6/3/22|
I am very excited to be a co-opted governor, with responsibilities for teaching and learning. I want to use my experiences as a teacher at SHSK, and the policies and procedures we have, to make an impact on the learning opportunities the pupils have at Stephen Freeman. I will be undertaking a Masters in Education programme with Exeter beginning in September which will allow me to have access to up to date, research based knowledge within the education field which I think can allow me look at the way in which children learn at the school and how that can be fine-tuned. Finally, I would like to help with the extra-curricular activities provided for children at the school. I could talk for an age about the benefits of exercise, but I believe it is essential to get children enjoying being active from as early on as possible.
I specialised in Criminal Investigation spending 7 years on the Drug Squad, half of that time as Detective Constable and later as Detective Sergeant. In between I was seconded for two years to the South East Regional Crime Squad. In January 1983 I was seconded to the Home Office Forensic Science Laboratory as a Police Liaison Officer for three years.
I subsequently held a number of different posts as a Police Supervisor including time at Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot and Wallingford. In 1996 I became the first File Quality Manager for what is now South and Vale. As part of this role I established an admin hub for Licensing and Warrants at Didcot. After retirement in December 1997 I worked briefly as a Private Investigator for a Didcot based company before working for a short while at Rutherford Laboratory in the Finance section.
I returned to TVP at Oxford in the Identification Department during which time I helped in the introduction to TVP of an electronic ID process perfected by West Yorkshire Police. I returned to the business of quality assuring files en route to CPS as well as being Decision Maker in Youth Justice Cases. In 2007 I became Criminal Justice Manager for Oxfordshire taking responsibility for quality assuring all processes from Charge to final Court disposal in respect of Criminal Cases. This included managing performance of Warrant execution, Youth Justice processes and the supervision of 3,000 Licensed premises across the county. I was also instrumental in introducing pilot schemes in the Criminal Justice arena due to Oxfordshire being selected as a Beacon project on behalf of TVP. I chaired the Criminal Justice Mental Health panel, the Special Domestic Violence Court Operational Group, the Pre Trials Performance Management Group and the Cross County Licensing Group. Since retirement I became the Chair of the Didcot Neighbourhood Action Group; I am the South and Vale representative on the Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association and I chair the Wantage Probus Club.
I believe in children being encouraged by family and schools together to achieve their full potential in order that they can become balanced Independent members of society who contribute to safe welcoming and thriving communities.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching films and generally spending time with my family.
I work at another local primary school as PA to the headteacher, this has given me a huge range of knowledge into the leadership and management of a school. These new skills are helping me in my governor role. I am an active member of the PTA and have recently stepped down as co- chair.
When I am not at work or school I enjoy spending time with my family, including our dog Merlot, spending time with my friends or enjoying a good book.