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Darell Primary and Nursery School

Governor Information

Fiona Booth

Co-opted Governor
Current term of office: 06.02.18 to 06.02.22
Committees: Achievement & Curriculum (Chair)
Working Groups: PPG, MAT
Subject link: Science
2015/16 Attendance: 14 out of 16 meetings
2016/17 Attendance: 17 out of 18 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 16 out of 17 meetings

Fiona has two children at the school.  Her professional background is pharmaceutical quality management where she is primarily concerned with the suitability and effectiveness of systems and processes within research and development. Her main interests lie in the delivery of the school curriculum and the progress and achievement of pupils.

 

 

Karen Bos

Headteacher (since 22.02.16)
Current term of office: N/A
Headteacher is ex-officio a member of all committees except emergency committees
2015/16 Attendance: 14 out of 14 meetings
2016/17 Attendance: 28 out of 31 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 25 out of 27 meetings

 

Janet Deboo

Co-opted Governor
Current term of office: 03.12.14 to 03.12.18
Committees: Achievement & Curriculum
Safeguarding Governor
Working Groups: PPG, SEND
Subject links: Nursery/EYFS, Wellbeing
2015/16 Attendance: 15 out of 19 meetings
2016/17 Attendance: 25 out of 26 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 10 out of 21 meetings

Janet was Chair of the Management Committee of the Kew Out of School Club for 6 years and is currently a Coordinator with Home-Start Richmond, supporting vulnerable families with pre-school children. She has a good knowledge of childcare services including school and related agencies, has always enjoyed collaborative working, is sensitive to the needs of others and is able to work with them to reach practical solutions to problems. Janet is keen to strengthen links with the community served by the school and to foster Darell School as the first choice school for local families.

 

Alan Hamilton
Parent Governor
Current term of office 06.03.17 to 06.03.21
Committees: Welcome (Chair)
Subject link: English
2016/17 Attendance: 9 out of 9 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 10 out of 11 meetings

Alan is a parent of a child who joined Darell reception in 2016. He attended a comprehensive school and his interest in education management began while attending governing body meetings as SU president at Wadham College, Oxford. Since then, he has worked at BBC News, initially as a reporter and latterly running a small team and dealing with policy regarding accountability and transparency. He is now a freelance author and screenwriter.

 

Luke Martyr
Co-opted Governor
Current term of office: 12.12.17 to 12.12.21
Committee: Resources
Subject link: Health & Safety, MFL
2017/18 Attendance: 10 out of 10 meetings

Luke Martyr studied French and Russian and has lived, studied and worked in both countries. After graduating he obtained an MSc in European Real Estate, from Kingston University. He has worked as a Commercial Surveyor, a communications officer and previously founded and managed a charity/support group for young adults with MS.

 

Jenny Mikkelsen

Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)
Current term of office: 08.12.15 to 08.12.19
Committee: Achievement & Curriculum, Welcome
Safeguarding Governor (lead)
Working Groups: PPG, SEND
Subject link: SEND and Specialist Provision
2015/16 Attendance: 13 out of 17 meetings
2016/17 Attendance: 17 out of 26 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 17 out of 20 meetings

Jenny has lived and worked in Kew for thirty-four years and has been a governor at local primary schools for over twenty of those. Her particular areas of interest are English and inclusion. 

 

Kate Scally

Co-opted Governor
Current term of office: 03.12.14 to 03.12.18
Committee: Welcome
Subject link: D&T
2015/16 Attendance: 10 out of 15 meetings
2016/17 Attendance: 9 out of 13 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 0 out of 9 meetings

Kate joined the Governing Body in Dec 2014 and has a background in brand marketing and communications in the media, retail and not-for-profit sectors. Kate is particularly interested in the role of primary education in inspiring a life-long passion for learning and a curiosity for life.


 

Jane Spencer
Associate Member
Current term of office: 12.09.17 to 12.09.18
Committees: Achievement & Curriculum
Working Groups: PPG
Subject link: Maths
2015/16 Attendance: 26 out of 26 meetings
2016/17 Attendance: 25 out of 29 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 16 out of 18 meetings

Jane has been a school governor for 20 years in various local schools, she has a background in PR and marketing and is also a magistrate on the adult, youth and family benches in West London. Whilst being interested in all areas of the school, she has a particular interest in meeting the needs of vulnerable children and ensuring that those with special educational needs receive an equally good education.

 

Joanne Winship

Co-opted Governor
Current term of office: 03.12.14 to 03.12.18
Committee: Achievement & Curriculum
Working Group: PPG (Chair)
Subject link: PE
2015/16 Attendance: 13 out of 14 meetings
2016/17 Attendance: 17 out of 18 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 11 out of 15 meetings

 

Susanna Zotov

Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governors)
Current term of office: 12.09.17 to 12.09.21
Committees: Achievement & Curriculum, Resources
Working Group: MAT
Subject link: Music
2017/18 Attendance: 21 out of 23 meetings

Susanna has two children and has been a Darell parent since 2008.  She is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the energy industry and is currently on a career break.  Her main interests lie in Maths and Science education.

 

Sara Tricker
Co-opted Governor
Resigned 15.09.17
2015/16 attendance: 25 out of 25 meetings
2016/17 attendance: 26 out of 29 meetings

2017/18 attendance: 1 out of 1 meeting (as of 15.09.17)

Jonathan Croft
Co-opted Governor
Resigned 17.10.17
2017/18 attendance: 1 out of 2 meetings (as of 17.10.17)

Cllr David Linnette
LA Governor
Resigned 22.05.18
2016/17 Attendance: 14 out of 18 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 6 out of 10 meetings (as of 22.05.18)

Tracey Mullins
Co-opted Governor
Resigned 24.06.18
2016/17 Attendance: 18 out of 24 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 12 out of 14 meetings (as of 24.06.18)

Anthony Dunn
Associate Member
Resigned: 29.06.18
2017/18 Attendance: 2 out of 8 meetings (as of 29.06.18)

Anna Gilbert
Co-opted Governor
Resigned: 20.07.18
2015/16 Attendance: 21 out of 26 meetings
2016/17 Attendance: 27 out of 29 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 15 out of 20 meetings (as of 20.07.18)