Meet the Governors

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What is a governing body?
The Government requires that each school has a management team, a governing body.  This team is made up of the various stakeholders that the school serves, parents, local authority, staff, community and dioceses.  Governors are either elected or appointed, e.g. Parent Governors are elected from the parent body; the Local Authority (LA) appoints LA Governors, the governing body appoints Community Governors.

What does a governing body do?
The governing body works in partnership with the headteacher, staff, parents and the Local Authority to raise standards of achievement in the school, led by the Chair of Governors.  The main functions of the governing body are to:
a.)
provide a Strategic view

b.) act as a Critical Friend; and 
c.)
ensure Accountability

Yattendon Governors
If you are interested in helping to make Yattendon the best school it can be and want to be more involved in school life please contact our Ckerk to the Governors - Lorna Dimery -
jdimery@talktalk.net for more information.

Governor vacancies - as at 11th February 2014
1 x Parent Governor
I x Partnership Governor
please contact our Ckerk to the Governors - Lorna Dimery -jdimery@talktalk.net for more information


Rachel Bowron - Chair of Governors
Parent Governor

I was elected as a parent governor in September 2010, shortly after my son joined Yattendon. My daughter also now attends the school. I am a member of the Pupil & Standards, Resources, Pay and Admissions committees. I am currently responsible for monitoring areas of the school development plan regarding teaching & learning and leadership & management. I also have a particular interest in maths and science.
I am very proud to be Yattendon's Chair of Governors and really enjoy spending time in school with the children and staff.
Sarah McHardie - Vice Chair of Governors
Local Authority Governor

I was appointed as the Local Authority governor in November 2010 following my daughter joining the school in September 2010. I enjoy being able to support the school in helping every child develop. My responsibilities relate to monitoring of pupil progress and assessment. I hope my background in public sector audit and previous governor experience will help me to contribute to making the governing body as effective as possible.
Dave Cole
Headteacher and Governor 

I am a member of the governing body and attend all the sub-committee meetings as part of my role as the Headteacher. 
As the Headteacher, it is my core aim to ensure that we provide our children with both the opportunity and the confidence to be happy, fulfilled and successful in their future years. I am firmly committed to ensuring that each child achieves their potential and leaves our school with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to flourish in the 21st Century. We strive to ensure that our children will develop a deep love of learning and a real zest for life as a result of their time at Yattendon.
I will be working very hard with the rest of the Yattendon team to ensure that every child benefits from an outstanding education.

Guy Perkins
Deputy Headteacher and Associate Governor

Having taught for a number of years in Surrey primary schools, I joined Yattendon in September 2010 as Deputy Headteacher. I was soon struck by the unique atmosphere at Yattendon; in particular, the enthusiasm of Yattendon children.
I have always had a passion for education, and am particularly keen to develop in children a sense of responsibility and enthusiasm for their own learning.
I live fairly locally near Dorking and have a young daughter who is being educated in a Surrey school. Parenting is not easy in the twenty-first century. Pressures that come with being a working parent make engaging with your child’s education particularly challenging. With the Headteacher, Dave Cole, I am keen to involve parents and carers as much as possible, and help them feel part of the school community.
Stella Coulson
Staff Governor
I started at Yattendon in September 2011 and continue to enjoy being part of the Governing body. Prior to working at Yattendon, I worked in another Surrey Junior school and upon taking the role of Year 5 leader here, I thought it would be great to further my understanding of the school and nominate myself as a Staff Governor. This role continues to give me many opportunities to see the inner workings of the school and enhance its development further.
  John Jennings
Community Governor

Although not having a child at Yattendon School, I have been a Community Governor for over ten years. Now retired but as a result of my background in industry and human resources my prime focus has been as a member of the Resources Committee. Yattendon is a special school and I feel privileged to have been involved with it.
  Elvira Mackenzie
Parent Governor
I joined the governing body in September 2010 as a parent governor. I am married and have two children, my eldest now in year 6, and have lived in Horley for 11 years. Before becoming a full time Mum I worked in the travel industry for Continental Airlines and Lastminute.com where I worked as a Manager in Customer Services. Impressed by the school, when my son started, I thought it would be great to get more directly involved and look forward to seeing the school continue to flourish.
  Gill Labbett
Support Staff Governor

I was elected as Support Staff Governor in 2009 and have worked at Yattendon School since 1991. I have HLTA status and I am Yattendon's ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) - part of this role is being school 'Worry Buster'. I am part of the Home School Link Worker team along with Mrs Timms. I am also SENCo support. I have always been very passionate about my work at this school and know that at Yattendon every child really does matter. I am Link Governor for continuing professional development and training and sit on the Pupil and Standards committee. I take great pleasure in being a member of the Governing Body at Yattendon School.
Jan Clark
Parent Governor

I have been a Governor at Yattendon school for the last two years and when my son left Yattendon in July 2013 I decide to continue as a Governor because I am passionate about the direction the school is heading and so much good work has been done by all under the leadership of Dave Cole and Guy Perkins. My background in Employment Law, working for the Home Office, has supported my role as Governor and I am sure it will continue to do so. I enjoy being part of the team that continues to work hard to ensure the school is an outstanding place to learn not just in academia, but also in the rich learning experiences that will set the foundation for our children's values throughout their lifetime.
Gemma Wilcox
Parent Governor

This is my first year as a parent governor and I am looking forward to being part of a great team. I have been with my husband for 14 years and I'm a full-time mum to our three boys, two of which are here at Yattendon.
The two areas of the School Development Plan that I am currently responsible for monitoring are 'Pupil Wellbeing' and 'Links with Parents, Carers and the Community'. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to support the school in its continued development and success.
Jenny Beattie
Partnership Governor

I have lived in Horley for most of my life. I have three grown up children who all attended Yattendon. For many years I taught at Horley Infant school as a reception class teacher. In 2006 I joined the staff at Yattendon and stayed until December 2010 when I retired. I am very excited to be given this opportunity to be involved in education again and I hope that my experience will enable me to make a positive contribution.
  Stephen Brooks
Community Governor

I joined the governing body in December 2013 as a community governor.  I have lived in the area for over twenty years and for the last five years in Hookwood. I am married and have two teenage children, though neither attended the school. I have worked in senior positions within Information Technology for nearly 30 years, the last seventeen of which was in the property industry. I am currently studying an MBA at Henley Business School part-time and am excited to be part of the team at Yattendon.
Katie Wells
Parent Governor






 
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