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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided:

  • Term of office
  • Governors Attendance
  • Register of Pecuniary Interests
  • Governors Impact Statement
  • Terms of reference at committees
  • Role of the Governing Body
  • Previous members of the Governing Body 
  • Current members of the Governing Body
  • Governors annual newsletter

 

If you wish to access the governors send a letter to the school office. The governors are present at many school events such as Parent's Evenings. 

Term of Office

The Governing Body is committed to improving the lives of children and families at Talbot Primary School. It does this by challenging and supporting the school, by sitting on committees and by visiting the school. Staff, parents and community members give liberally of their time, experience and expertise to be governors.

All Governors are members of each committee. The Full Governing Body meets 4 times per year and all committees, 3 times per year.  

 

This table provides details of the Governing Body for the academic year of Sept 2016-July 2017 and the current academic year of Sept 2017-2018.

NAME

GOVERNOR

ROLE

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

TERM OF

OFFICE

DATE STEPPED

DOWN IF

APPLICABLE

 

Gemma Jefferson-Peters

Chair of Governors

01/10/2014

01/10/2017

 

 

Mike MacDonald

Vice Chair/Co-Opted

09/11/2011

09/11/2017

 

 

Sue Mogg

LA Governor

10/10/2014

10/10/2017

 28/06/2017

 

Kate Curtis

Headteacher

01/10/2012

01/10/2018

 

 

Duncan Johnstone

Deputy Head/Co-Opted Gov.

30/01/2011

30/10/2019

 

 

Oliver Hodgman

Teaching Staff Governor

30/01/2013

30/01/2019

17/10/2017

 

Teresa Luker

Parent Governor

01/01/2016

01/01/2019

 

 

Gill Kelly

Co-Opted Governor

30/09/2012

30/09/2018

 

 

Amie Buot

Parent Governor

01/01/2016

01/01/2019

11/10/2017

 

 Stefan Taylor

 Teaching Staff Governor

 17/10/2017

 17/10/2018

 

nterests:

Attendance of Governors

Meetings for the academic year September 2015 - July 2016

The number of meetings possible is the total of Full Governing Body meetings added to committees. Some Governors belong to more than one committee. The Full Governing Body meets 4 times per year and all committees, 3 times per year.

 

                   This table provides details of Governor Attendance from Sept 2015-July 2016

 

FGB Meeting

Finance Meeting

Standards Meeting

Total Possible

Attended

 

 

4

 

3

 

3

 

10

 

10

Mike MacDonald

 

 

3

 

2

 

3

 

10

 

8

Kate Curtis

 

 

4

 

2

 

3

 

10

 

9

Duncan Johnstone

 

 

4

 

3

 

3

 

10

 

10

Sue Mogg

 

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

10

 

9

Oliver Hodgman

 

 

4

 

3

 

3

 

10

 

10

Gill Kelly

 

 

3

 

2

 

1

 

10

 

6

Teresa Luker

 

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

6

 

5

Amie Buot

 

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

6

 

4

Simone Taghizadeh

 

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

4

 

1

Allan Ferris

 

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

Attendance of Governors

Meetings for the academic year September 2016 - July 2017

The number of meetings possible is the total of Full Governing Body meetings added to committees. Some Governors belong to more than one committee. The Full Governing Body meets 4 times per year and all committees, 3 times per year.

 

This table provides details of Governor Attendance from Sept 2016-July 2017

 

Welcome FGB 13/09/16

Finance,Staff

& Premises

10/10/16

Standards

& SDP

15/11/16

 

FGB

Meeting

8/12/16

Finance,Staff & Premises

01/02/17

Standards & SDP

28/02/17

FGB

Meeting

28/03/17

Finance,Staff & Premises

26/04/17

Standards

& SDP

14/06/17

FGB

Meeting

28/06/17

Gemma Jefferson Peters

 

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

N

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

 

C

 

 

Y

Mike MacDonald

 

 

Y

 

N

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

N

 

Y

 

C

 

Y

Kate Curtis

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

C

Y

Duncan Johnstone

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

C

Y

Sue Mogg

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

C

Y

Oliver Hodgman

 

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

N

 

Y

 

Y

 

N

 

Y

 

C

 

N

Gill Kelly

 

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

C

N

Teresa Luker

 

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

N

 

Y

 

Y

 

C

 

Y

 

 

 

            The register of declared business and pecuniary interests:

 

                                                                              2017/2018

NAME

BUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTEREST

GOVERNANCE ROLE IN OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Gemma Jefferson -Peters

NONE

NONE

Mike MacDonald

NONE

NONE

Kate Curtis

 

 

Gemma Jefferson-Peters

NONE

NONE

Duncan Johnstone

NONE

NONE

Teresa luker

NONE

NONE

Gill Kelly

NONE

NONE

  Stefan Taylor                    NONE                    NONE

 

Governor Impact Statement

Terms of Reference

Role of the Governing Body 2017-2018

Scheme of Delegation 2017-2018

Kate Curtis - Headteacher

 

I am the very proud headteacher of Talbot Primary School. I love my job and especially enjoy spending time with our wonderful pupils.

When I am not at school I like to spend time with my lovely boys. Ross, who is here at Talbot and James, who did attend Talbot, before moving on to his secondary school.

We especially enjoy eating biscuits in bed on a Sunday morning!

I love scuba diving and if I can find water warm enough, I'm in it! I also enjoy reading, going to the cinema, painting and drawing, Karaoke, dancing and spending time on my parents farm.

Duncan Johnstone - Deputy Head/Co opted Governor

 

My Name is Duncan Johnstone and I am the Deputy Head Teacher. I am very lucky because I get to teach across the whole school.

 

I have two daughters and we live in Christchurch. I love cycling and ride to school every day. It keeps me fit and gives me a bit of peace and quiet!

Gemma Jefferson-Peters - Chair of Governors

 

Chair of Governors and Parent Governor Gemma,

has worked for the Lloyds Banking Group for

11 years and is passionate about education and
the school. Her daughter is in Year 4 and loves
Talbot.        

Mike MacDonald - Vice chair/Co opted Governor

 

Chair of Standards and School Development.
Mike enjoyed a long career in Human
Resources and Local Government and feels
Talbot has a very special culture

Stefan Taylor-Teaching Staff Governor

 

Mr Taylor – Year 4 Teacher/ Geography Subject Leader

I am currently in my fourth year of teaching although my first two years were spent in Essex. I completed my PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University after doing a Sport Studies Degree at the University of Southampton. I am an avid sportsman whether it is playing or watching. My favourite sport is American Football. I played it for three years at University and I support the Miami Dolphins.

Gill Kelly - Parent Governor

 

 

 

-information coming soon!

 

Teresa Luker - Parent Governor

 

 

 

-information coming soon!

Christine Dunbar - Clerk

As well as clerking for the Governors, I am also a Learning Support Assistant currently working in year 5. I have been at Talbot for a staggering 18 years and still loving it!


In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym and Zumba classes with fellow friend and colleague, Mrs Lockyer! I am also very passionate about reading and carry my Kindle around with me everywhere!

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