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Helen Edgecombe

   

 

  I’m Helen Edgecombe, a co-opted governor and Chair of the Governing Body, also sitting on the resources committee. I am an accountant by profession, working for Ernst Young. I have a son currently in year 2, and a daughter due to start school in 2018. Having returned to the area in 2013, I had a long wait to get my son into the school, but the staff have been brilliant at helping him settle in and have been very supportive of us all.  Now we are here, I would like to help contribute to the school in its desire to provide the very best for our children.
     

Darren Slater

Darren Slater

  Hi, I'm Darren Slater a co opted governor. I sit on the resources committee and am the Chair of the new Safeguarding Committee. I am a chartered Accountant, working in professional practice for RSM.  I am pleased to be part of a team which is striving to support the school its people and its pupils. 
     

Richard Spanner

Richard Spanner

 

My name is Richard Spanner. My position as a co-opted Governor is allied to Safeguarding / Child protection. As a former Police Officer, I served 4 years on the Child Protection Unit. I have previously served as a School Governor of a large Secondary Modern Boys' School.

I have previous experience as an LSA and Learning Mentor in three Secondary Modern Schools in the Eastleigh area and specific training in anger management, behaviour tactics and the autistic spectrum. I was very impressed with my first visit to the school, its welcoming atmosphere and location.

     

Sharon Bartholemew

Sharon Bartholemew

  My name is Sharon Bartholomew, I am a co-opted governor and also a parent.  My role is vice-chair and I sit on the curriculum committee.  I am also responsible for monitoring SEN and able provision.  I am a qualified secondary science teacher and I currently work at Marwell Zoo in the Education Department where I am responsible for developing the KS1-3 area.  This is a fantastic job and I really enjoy enthusing children about wildlife.  My role as a governor also supports this position as it keeps me aware of current teaching practices and procedures.  In return, I can use my skills and experience within the Education sector to better understand what is happening in the school.  I currently have a child in Year 2 and have been amazed at how she has progressed during her time at Stoke Park Infant School.  My youngest will be starting in Year R in September.
     

Justine Sayers

Justine Sayers

  I'm Justine Sayers and I am Clerk to Governors here at Stoke Park Infant School.  I have been clerking for the governing body since January 2013 and decided to get involved when my youngest son was a pupil here.  I work as PA to the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team at Crestwood Community School in Eastleigh, where I have been since 2010, and also clerk for their governing body. Stoke Park is a fantastic school with an amazing headteacher and staff and an ethos for providing children with the best education possible, along with developing the whole child into a confident young person who is enthusiastic for learning both in school and about the world around them.  I am proud to be a part of a wonderful governing body that continues to gain in strength. 
 

 

Dave Bevis

Dave Bevis

 

My name is Dave Bevis.

I am a co-opted governor and am chair of the curriculum committee.

I have a designated role in the school improvement plan for Maths.

I am a retired computer research and development engineer, who has lived in the Bishopstoke school area for over 20 years, both my daughters were teachers and my grandchildren went to the school.

I feel privileged to be able to contribute to such a great school, whose caring and nurturing ethos for the whole child is always striving for the very best for our children.

 

Steve Hanford

Steve Hanford

  I am a chartered architect currently working in the property department of large IT company. I have a general interest in the built environment and personally believe that Stoke Park Infant School is a unique and inspiring place for all that enter through its doors. My specific duties focus on Health & Safety and the recently formed Safeguarding team.
     

Helen James

  I am Helen James, LA Governor for the school, sitting on the Resources Committee. I have a son in Year 1 and another son due to start school in September. I currently work for Hampshire County Council as a Business Change Manager and have previously had a 15 year career to date in Local Government in various roles with an emphasis on delivering change initiatives and project management. I think the school has a fantastic ethos and I’m excited to be part of a team helping to maintain its high standards and create a positive environment for the children to grow and develop in.
     

Penny Hepburn Hodgson

  I'm Penny, I'm an elected parent governor and I currently sit on both Resources and Curriculum committees but I think I may lean towards the Curriculum committee. My son is currently in year R and I also have a younger daughter. I am a stay at home mum, studying Psychology part-time at The Open University, with plans to pursue a career in Psychology once my youngest starts school. I have always been interested in the school governor role and I am thrilled to now be a part of the governing body. I am very impressed with Stoke Park Infant school and my son has made so much progress not only with his school work, but with his behaviour and attitude. 
     

Elinor Mead

 

 

I’m a co-opted governor with three children - a son in year four, a daughter in year two, and a two year old daughter who will start at Stoke Park Infants in September 2018.  My background pre-children is in Immunology research and more recently I’ve worked in retail.  Over the last five years I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being involved with the infant school.  I’ve been an active member, and Chair, of the PTA and I have volunteered regularly in the classroom.  

 

SPIS has given my older two children a fantastic start to their school career, full of happy memories and a good grounding in the basic building blocks for their ongoing education.  As a Governor I look forward to being part of a strong team working with the school to ensure this for all children.  

 

I sit on the Curriculum Committee and the newly created Safeguarding Committee, where my focus is on behaviour.  I am also allied to the writing aspect of the School Improvement Program.   

     

 

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