The governing board of the school consists of parents, staff, local authority and co-opted governors. The purpose of the governing body is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
The three core functions are:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it's money is well spent
The governors of Stanmore Primary are:
Chris Lindsay, Chair of Governors / Co-Opted Governor
Rachael Corrie, Vice Chair / Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Vice Chair, Headteacher Performance Management Committee, Pupil Premium.
Fey Wood- Acting Headteacher
Susmita Bhattacharya, Parent Governor
Susmita has been a governor at the school since 2017 and has two children at the school. She works as an associate lecturer at Winchester University and is a creative writing tutor and author.
Responsibilities: Development and Training Governor, English
John Hall, Co-Opted Governor
John has been a governor at the school since 2017 and has two children who went to school in Winchester. He is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Engineer, currently working as Operations Director in Winchester. John has been a volunteer student mentor at Southampton University since 2012.
Responsibilities: Pay Committee, Early Years Foundation Stage, Staff Welfare & Development
James Hodgins, Co-Opted Governor
James has been a Governor at the school since 2015 and has two children at the school. He is a maths teacher and Housemaster at Winchester College and is also a governor at Twyford School.
Responsibilities: Pay Committee, Maths
Martin Hopkinson, Co-Opted Governor
Martin has been a governor at the school since 2017. Now semi-retired, he started his career as a physics teacher before moving into industry. There he has specialised in project and risk management. Previously Martin has been a governor at two other primary schools.
Responsibilities: Behaviour for Learning, Strategic Property Development
Jovina Jenkins, Co-Opted Governor
Jovina has been a governor at the school since 2017. She wanted to become a governor because she wanted to be involved in the local community and support young people. Her previous career was in accountancy where she specialised in corporate taxation.
Responsibilities: Safeguarding and Looked After Children
Dave Morris, LEA Governor
Dave has been a governor at the school since 2018 and has two children grown up children who are now at university. He has a background in IT dating back over 25 years and is currently working as a senior IT manager at a multi-national bank in London.
Dawn Przybycin, Co-Opted Governor
Dawn has been a governor at the school since 2011. She has lived in the local community for many years and both her daughters went to the school. Dawn works for Hampshire County Council as a Senior Internal Auditor, and became a governor as a way of becoming more involved with the local community.
Responsibilities: Headteacher Performance Management Committee, Health & Safety, Science & ICT
Jamie Scott, Co-Opted Governor
Jamie has been a governor at the school since 2016 and has a long standing association with the school. He is a local councillor representing the Stanmore community on Winchester City Council. Jamie is also a governor at Kings' School.
Responsibilities: Pay Committee, Sports & PE, Community Engagement
Sally Scott, Co-Opted Governor
Sally has been a governor at the school since 2017 and has a background in education spanning over 25 years in both the primary and secondary sectors. She has held two headships and was seconded by the British Council to Malaysia to act as an advisor to schools in Primary Education. Her two sons are now married and she has a daughter-in-law who is currently a primary teacher.
Responsibilities: Headteacher Performance Management Committee, SEND, Broad & Balanced Curriculum
Anna Shephard, Staff Governor
Anna has been teaching at Stanmore for the past two years. Prior to this she worked in retail management. Anna is currently teaching in Year 2 and is excited to become part of Stanmore School's governing body.
Vacancy TBC, Co-Opted Governor
Jim Cascarini, Associate Governor
Jim is an Assistant Headteacher at the school and supports the governing body in this capacity.
Angela Horkan, Associate Governor
Angela has been a teacher for 31 years and has taught at Stanmore Primary School for over 28 years. As Assistant Headteacher she has responsibility for SEND and inclusion. She is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead at the school.
Governors can be contacted via the school office.