The Governing Body consists of a maximum of thirteen governors who meet to support the school in strategic planning and decision making. The work is extremely varied and evolves around the board’s three core functions:
The governors at Colden Common Primary School set their vision for the school as follows:
We are committed to:
We are keen to introduce your school governors to you. For more information about the structure and the responsibilities of the Governor Body and its individual governors, please scroll down.
Mrs Angela Kirby
Co-Chair of Governors
"I have 2 children at Colden Common and have worked in primary schools as a teacher for a number of years, I am currently the inclusion manager at a small rural Hampshire school."
Mr Glen Taylor
Co-Chair of Governors
"Having lived in the village of Colden Common since 2013, I am proud to be part of the school community. With a daughter already in the school and a son joining in September, I feel it important to support the school wherever possible as a Parent Governor, whereby I have been in the role since March 2018. With 18 years’ Sales / Management experience in the Corporate IT / Medical industries, I have a good grasp of the operational and financial requirements to ensure long term sustainability and success, which I hope, in the fullness of time will support CCPS in their future endeavours. Above and beyond my love all sports (pretty much all sport!), I am actively involved in various charity organisation’s serving in Chairman and Trustee positions."
Mr Jason Cannons
Member of Curriculum Committee
"I joined the governing body in September 2017 and am a member of the curriculum committee. As a member of teaching staff at Colden Common, I enjoy contributing to strategic decision making with teaching and learning as a priority."
Mrs Linda Sims
Co-opted Community Governor
Member of Curriculum Committee
"I have lived in Colden Common since 1979 with my husband and daughter who was educated through our school and Kings. As a family we have been involved in many groups within the village including the village playgroup and having an allotment . I have also helped or worked at the school since 1992 and was a Governor for eight years previously."
Mrs Nicola Mitchell
Chair of Curriculum Committee
"I was elected as a governor in October 2019.
I have three children at the school and am actually a former pupil myself. I am therefore passionate about the success of the school and its place in the local community.
I am a Solicitor and run my own firm in the village specialising in family law."
Mrs Sue Lapham
Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Resources Committee
"I responded to a request looking for people with financial expertise to join the Governing Body back in September 2017 and joined in February 2018.
Mr Don Fielder
"I am a retired Professional Engineer with experience of managing manufacturing facilities. I have been a school governor since 2004 with Health and Safety monitoring responsibilities."
|Mr Wayne French|
"Born in Eastleigh, in 1957, I have spent most of my life in the local area.
I am married to Meryl, and have 3 adult children, and three grandchildren, one of whom will be going to Colden Common Primary School in a few years time.
I am a qualified accountant by profession, holding senior financial roles in various companies, including, British Transport Docks Board, Marconi Space & Defence, Schlumberger and Cobham Plc.
I have 7 years experience as a Non Executive Director of a mental health trust in Bournemouth, and have been a Mental Health Act panel member since 2008.
I now own my own manufacturing business in the Midlands, and spend 2 days a week in Derby, and “work from Home” the rest of the week.
I have been very active in the village community for many years. Firstly for the Youth football club as a referee since 1994, and as team manager/coach for numerous teams since 1995, and as Chairman for the past 11 years. I have helped Meryl run the Colden Common tots group every Friday morning at the Community Centre for the past 14 months."
Mrs Nelianne Devexhiu
Clerk to Governing Body.
"I have been a clerk to governors since 2016 and support the Governing Bodies of several local schools. I have completed my Clerking Accreditation and am supported in my role by Hampshire Governor Services. I joined Colden Common governors in November 2018."
Mrs Hannah Williams
Development and Training Governor
"I was elected as a parent governor in October 2019.
I have 2 children in the school and wanted to join the Governing body so I can help the school continue to encourage, create, and sustain an environment for every child to learn and grow. I've worked in Human Resources at large national and international companies for over 10 years and I'm looking forward to bringing my skills and experience to our successful school's governing body"
Which governor types are there?
The Governing Body is made up of governors from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of expertise. There are two parent governors, who represent and are elected by the parents of the school; one staff governor who represents all the staff; one Local Authority Governor who is appointed by the Local Authority; and eight co-opted governors who are appointed by the Governing Body because of their links to the local community and/or their specific skill set. The Headteacher is also a governor. All governors, no matter what type of governor they are, have the same overall responsibilities within the Governing Body.
The Governors meet as a full Governing Body every half term, but in addition they divide up into separate committees with specific responsibilities:
Both committees feed back into the main Governing Body meetings.
In addition to being part of a committee, most governors also have a specific role or responsibility.
Nicola Mitchell (Chair)
Sue Lapham (Chair)
Health and Safety
Don Fielder and Hannah Williams
HT Performance Management Panel
Governor Meeting Dates 2020-21
The Full Governing Body meets six times a year (once every half term) on a Monday. The dates for 2020-21 are as follows:
Monday 14th September 2020
Monday 7th December 2020
Monday 8th February 2021
Monday 29th March 2021
Monday 24th May 2021
Monday 12th July 2021
Minutes of meetings are available on request at the school office.