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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, Suzi Purser, at

clerk@longlevens-inf.gloucs.sch.uk

The date of the next Full Governing Body meeting is Tuesday 8th January 2019.

 

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

Suzanne Jervis
Chair of Governors & Co-opted
Suzanne Jervis
Chair of Governors & Co-opted

I have been the Chair of Governors since Sep 2017 and have been a member of the Board since July 2016.

I’m originally from Kent and moved from Suffolk to Gloucester in 2012 for a work opportunity but now work in Birmingham.

I am a civil engineer and work for a large construction joint venture constructing HS2 from London to Birmingham.

I am married to Jim with a 10yo son who attends LJS and attended LIS until Sep 2016.  He loved his time at LIS.

I remain keen to be involved with the development and progress at the school for future generations of children and to develop a broad based Governing Body that actively supports and encourages the school to improve.

I am a member of the local Rock Choir and enjoy Yoga, walking the dog and exploring in our campervan.

 

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Kerry Cunningham
Head Teacher
Kerry Cunningham
Head Teacher
Kerry is the Designated Safeguarding Lead
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Sue Colin
Co-opted Governor
Sue Colin
Co-opted Governor

I have lived in Longlevens for twenty five years and I am married with five children and six Grandchildren. I have been involved with Longlevens Infant School as a governor for 20 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 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 within the field of 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 18 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 and am Lead Governor for Literacy (reading and writing) I previously served as Community Governor at Longlevens Junior School for 7 years.

 

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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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Matt Leach
Co-opted Governor
Matt Leach
Co-opted Governor

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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Louise Watkins
Parent Governor
Louise Watkins
Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor at LIS for 2 years. My eldest is now at LJS having completed 3 very happy years at LIS and now my son is starting his journey. I am a secondary school science teacher as well as Head of Year and the development of science skills in children as well as their pastoral development are the two things I am most passionate about.

 

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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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Hayley Virgo
Staff Governor
Hayley Virgo
Staff Governor

I have been a teacher at Longlevens Infant School for 7 years. I have taught in Year 1 and Year 2 and it is a real honour to work in such a fantastic school. I am also KS1 Phase Lead and Maths subject leader. I am in my second year of being on the Governing Body. I really enjoy being a governor because I can contribute ideas that will make a real difference to our school, as well as shre the successes of the teaching and learning at LIS.

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Alison Longhurst
Parent Governor
Alison Longhurst
Parent Governor
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Lottie Normington
Local Authority Governor
Lottie Normington
Local Authority Governor

My eldest child is starting at Longlevens Infant school in September 2018, which she is very excited about! I also have a young boy, who recently turned one. 

I am new to the governing body and am pleased to accept the position of the Local Authority governor. 

We have lived in Longlevens for the last few years and really enjoy the community spirit here.  

I am a Social Worker with the Local Authority, within adult services. I have also worked within children services and in educational settings in the past as well as working within private families in nanny and respite carer positions. 

I am excited to be part of such a great school and to support its ongoing achievement and success. 

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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 2016 - 2017

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Register of Attendance 2017 - 2018

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Register of Business Interests 2018 - 2019

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Longlevens Infant School Governors’ Committee Structure and Membership 2017-18

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