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Our School Governors

The role of a governor

Governors:

  • are a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • exercise their responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff
  • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement

 

Governors may be contacted through the clerk to governors at

clerk@longlevens-inf.gloucs.sch.uk

The date of the next Full Governing Body meeting is Wednesday 11th January.

 

Introduction

The Governing Body of Longlevens Infant School comprises 14 Governors - 2 parent governors, elected by the parents of children at the school, 1 Local Authority governor jointly appointed by the governing body and Gloucestershire County Council, 1 staff governor elected by the staff of the school, the Head Teacher, and 9 co-opted governors appointed by the Governing Body based on their skills and experience.  As of 5th September 2016, there were 2 parent governor vacancies and 2 co-opted governors.

 

Governor Profiles

Sue Colin
Co-opted Governor
Sue Colin
Co-opted Governor

I have lived in Longlevens for twenty years and I am married with five children and recently two grandchildren. I have been involved with Longlevens Infant School as a governor for 15 years. Two of my sons have attended the school and have enjoyed many successes and I am sure this was due to their education starting with solid foundations. I also feel that our school is at the heart of the community nurturing our children and bringing our families together to celebrate what a brilliant place Longlevens is to live. I feel privileged to be a part of Longlevens Infant School and thoroughly enjoy my involvement. I work for the Local Authority within education.

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Steve Heath
Co-opted Governor
Steve Heath
Co-opted Governor
A member of the Resources Committee and a governor at Longlevens Infant School for more than 10 years. I am married with three children and a grand-daughter and have a life-long connection with the school having attended myself as have each of my children. I live in Longlevens but have worked in Swindon for the last 13 years for a major financial services firm. My Committee involvement means that I am able to work with the School to ensure that we have the right resources appropriately deployed to deliver a first class education to all of our children. I am a season ticket holder at Gloucester Rugby and enjoy staying fit by running, swimming and cycling.
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Sue Hurley
Staff Governor
Sue Hurley
Staff Governor
For the past 12 years I have been employed as a Teaching Assistant at L.I.S. As a mother to four (now grown-up) children, I have always had a passion for education. I saw becoming a governor a good opportunity to influence development within my school environment and hopefully make a difference. I was elected staff governor in June 2011 and I serve on the Achievements and Standards Committee. I also served as Community Governor at Longlevens Junior School for 7 years.
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Darren Smart
Co-opted Governor
Darren Smart
Co-opted Governor
I have one child currently at the school and have two older children who have attended the school so I feel that I know the school very well from a parental point of view. I became a governor around eighteen months ago bringing with me a number of years of experience of premises, financial and business matters from the private sector. I am the head coach of the Longlevens Infants Football Club which operates from the school and as a result I know a large number of parents and children from the school, I also deliver some sports sessions at the school as a volunteer at various stages throughout the year. I would like to help contribute to the school’s successful future development. Darren Smart is the school Child Protection Governor.
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Kerry Cunningham
Head Teacher
Kerry Cunningham
Head Teacher
Kerry is the Designated Safeguarding Lead
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Paul Glazier
Co-opted Governor
Paul Glazier
Co-opted Governor

A Co-Opted Governor and member of the Resources Committee at Longlevens Infant School.  I live in Longlevens and I’m married with two children who attend LIS, as such feel I have a vested interest in the success of the school and in the development of the children who attend.  I’m a Qualified Accountant and Chartered Insurer working for a socially responsible and ethical Financial Services Group based in Gloucester so I hope my experience and background will mean that I can support the school in managing its resources, developing its strategy and providing governance to some of the key subjects taught.       

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Suzanne Jervis
Co-opted Governor
Suzanne Jervis
Co-opted Governor

A member of the Resources Committee and a governor at LIS.

Originally from Kent and moved from Suffolk to Gloucester in 2012 for work opportunity in Bristol, but now work nationwide.

I am a civil engineer and work for an international construction and services company in the UK Rail sector.

I am married with a son who attends LIS but will be moving to LJS in the autumn (2016).

I am keen to be involved with the development and progress at the school for future generations of children.

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Matt Leach
Chair of Governors & Co-opted
Matt Leach
Chair of Governors & Co-opted

I am married with two children, one of whom is just beginning her journey into education with Longlevens Infant School, a journey which, I am sure, will be both challenging and fun.  I live in Longlevens, and have done so for the majority of my life.  I bring with me a wealth of experience in the construction sector both on the financial as well as the delivery side of the industry along with previous experience of attending and chairing committee meetings of construction related institutions.  I feel fortunate to be able to contribute to such a successful school and look forward to what opportunities the future brings.

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Pete Mills
Parent Governor
Pete Mills
Parent Governor
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Louise Watkins
Parent Governor
Louise Watkins
Parent Governor
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Mark Wilton
Co-opted Governor
Mark Wilton
Co-opted Governor

I live in Longlevens with my wife and daughter, who attends LIS, I have lived in the area for over 30 years and have worked in the banking sector for the last 20 years. LIS has been fantastic for my daughter, who has developed and grown as a person through the hard work put in by all of the staff. I am passionate about giving something back to the school & the local area, using my experience within the finance sector to help the school retain its high standards and remain sustainable for future generations.  

 

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Rev’d Caroline Bland
Co-opted Governor
Rev’d Caroline Bland
Co-opted Governor

I am an ordained priest serving as curate at Holy Trinity church in the parish of Longlevens.  I live in the parish and am married with 3 grown up sons.   Prior to ordination, I worked with special needs children and as a qualified teacher taught reception to year 6 classes in mainstream school, with additional responsibility for leading and coordinating a number of curriculum subjects.   I have a passion for high standards of education and giving each child the opportunity to reach their full potential.  I look forward to supporting the school in my role as a co-opted governor, serving on the achievements and standards committee and with responsibility for the curriculum area of knowledge and understanding, focussing on Religious Education.

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Vacancies
2 vacancies available
Vacancies
2 vacancies available

If you are interested in this position, please contact us at clerk@longlevens-inf.gloucs.sch.uk

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Register of Attendance 2015 - 2016

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Register of Business Interests 2016 - 2017

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Longlevens Infant School Governors’ Committee Structure and Membership 2016-17

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