To see our Governors responsibilities and attendance please see RJS Governor Details and Register of Interests for the website & Attendence June 2017
(Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor)
I’ve been a governor at Ranvilles since 2004 and I took up the position of chair when our previous chair (Mrs. Pam Smith) retired at the latter end of 2009.
I enjoy every minute of my time as a co-opted governor at Ranvilles and it’s very gratifying to be able to support our children in their education and prepare them for the future.
Working in close partnership with committed governors is a real privilege. As Headteacher I am able to ensure that the school maximises opportunities to build on a wealth of professional expertise to ultimately benefit the children. I am a member of both the Resources and Curriculum committees and genuinely thrive working in partnership with all stakeholders to lead the school team as effectively as I can.
(Clerk to Governors)
I have been a Clerk to Governors for two other local schools when the opportunity arose for the clerking position at Ranvilles Junior School. I took on the RJS clerking role in April 2016. My role is to provide administrative support to the governing body and offer legislative advice as required. I find the clerk role very interesting and enjoy supporting the governors in their role.
(Vice Chair of Governors, Parent Governor)
I have been a Parent Governor at the school since October 2009 and the Vice Chair of Governors since September 2010. I am a member of the Resources Committee as well as the Governor nominated for IT within the school. I also sit on the Parents’ Forum which is a highly valued and productive link between the parents, governors and school staff. Working with the governors, school team and wider community has proved very rewarding and I look forward to improving links more and furthering the fantastic school community that we belong to.
I’ve been a governor since October 2012. I am also a ‘Children’s Champion’ with UNICEF and work to promote Rights Respect and Responsibility. I find it an honour to work with students all over the world, drawing on my past experience in the ‘struggle’ for freedom in South Africa. I am passionate about people and information technology. I believe that our children are the future and as such enjoy inspiring both students and teachers in promoting respect, peace and harmony. I also believe that education is the most powerful weapon that we can use to change the world. I am honoured to be a governor at Ranvilles Junior School and look forward to serving the school. I became a community governor at the beginning of 2012 and have enjoyed meeting all the friendly colleagues, staff and children. I have been associated with the school for a number of years but my commitment was greatened when my children were on campus. I was a governor at the Infant school in those days, as well as the Chair of the Friends of Ranvilles.
As of September 2014, I became a co-opted governor and I am currently a member of the Curriculum committee.
I have worked at the University of Winchester for the last twenty years, training teachers. I serve on a number of education charity committees, including as Chair of the Schools Music Association. I have always been associated with lobbying to keep education for all children’s benefit.
Since joining the governing body in 2011, I am really enjoying my work as a co-opted governor and look forward to continue working with a vibrant and interesting school as it develops new and exciting pathways for its children.
(Local Authority Governor)
I joined the Governing Body in the April 2010, as a parent governor. I have one son at the school and two other sons who attended before going to secondary school. Having a career which involves working with schools and governing bodies, becoming a governor at the school seemed an obvious way in which I could contribute to the school. My husband is also Chair of Governors at the Infant School.
I am the Schools and Childrens’ Services HR Business Partner for Hampshire County Council, the strategic lead for supporting senior managers in the Children’s Services Department, Headteachers and Governors across Hampshire on a range of HR issues. I have a key role in dealing with changes arising from employment and education legislation and the consequential changes in policies, procedure and practices. My role includes consultation with the Department for Education, Childrens’ Services in HCC, Headteacher representatives and the recognised trade unions on behalf of Hampshire schools.
I currently chair three committees – Resources (which oversees matters related to school finance, buildings, staffing and health and safety); Pay (which makes pay decisions in relation to staff at the school); Performance Management (the committee responsible for appraising the Headteacher) and I am also the lead governor for safeguarding/child protection. I joined the Governing Body as a Community Governor in July 2012 and enjoy working at a strategic level with the school leadership team and other governors to ensure the school continues to grow and improve.
I recently studied Government at LSE and I currently work as an auditor and on the way to becoming a Chartered Accountant.
It is amazing just how significant a school environment can be in inspiring and shaping the life of a pupil, so I am very excited to help work towards the vision of the excellent team of governors and teachers here at Ranvilles Junior School.
I became a parent governor at the school in 2013. I have two children who attend Ranvilles. Since joining the governing body I’ve been involved with the Curriculum Committee, becoming committee chair in September 2015. Our school governors are here to provide a regulatory and constructive role in supporting and challenging the school, and I look forward to playing my part in this in the coming months. My experience so far has really brought home how hard the staff, governors, parents and especially the children work to make a difference at Ranvilles.
Recently elected to the Governing Body and a local resident since 2011. I am delighted with this opportunity to serve the community, pupils and staff of the School. As a Serviceman, I am particularly motivated towards fostering lines of communication and wider understanding with the local Service Families by giving them a voice within the FGB, enabling the continuing successful integration within the school environment of all pupils. As a leadership and management professional, I believe I have the skill sets required to make a difference throughout the school. Willing to learn and expand my horizons, I look forward to developing my knowledge of the school and the education system in general by joining Sub-Committees as required and committing myself to the Dream…Believe…Achieve ethos of the School.
My family and I moved to Fareham four years ago and before this we lived in Somerset. Since joining the governing board in January 2016, I have been sitting on the Finance Sub Committee and I will soon start to develop and strengthen my knowledge of the school by joining the Curriculum Sub-Committee. Working within Human Resources, I have learnt plenty of life / professional skills, which will be beneficial to my new role as a School Governor. As a parent and a Co-opted Governor, I am keen to ensure that Ranvilles provides the best possible education for our children, and I look forward to contributing towards the future development of the school.
I joined Ranvilles Junior School as a Co- Opted Governor in March 2016 and I have recently taken on the role of Policy Governor.
I really enjoy being a school governor and I believe this gives you a real insight into the education of your child and why the early years are so important to their development. Since becoming a school governor I have gained a better understanding and a new appreciation for the roles and responsibilities of running the school.
I am happily married with a young Son whom I hope will be lucky enough to attend Ranvilles Schools in the future. I work in Finance and Resources at a Local Authority. In my free time I enjoy playing and umpiring netball matches at a competitive level, reading, arts and crafts and exploring new places with my family.
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