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:
If you wish to access the Governors, send a letter to the school office. The Governors are present at many school events.
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 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.
Gemma Jefferson-Peters - Chair of Governors
Chair of Governors and Parent Governor, I have worked for the Lloyds Banking Group for 11+ years and is passionate about education and the school.
Teaching and learning and the development of our curriculum are the key areas that I oversee at Talbot. When I'm not here I can be found playing football, reading and eating great food, although not all at the same time.
I am currently in my fifth 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.
Mr Taylor is an ex teaching member of Talbot Primary and taught in years 4 and 5. Although he has moved away, he has agreed to stay on as a co opted Governor for Talbot.
Michael Saunders - Staff Governor
After completing my degree in Archaeology at York University I went on to work for the Museum of London Archaeology Service excavating a number of sites around London. After a winter working outdoors teaching was looking like a good career move. To be fair I come from a family of teachers so perhaps it was inevitable! After training as a teacher at Christchurch College in Canterbury I began my teaching career in Kent before moving to Dorset in the 1990s. After a spell as an English leader I became a SENDCo. I worked in a number of first schools before becoming a headteacher of a school In Swanage, A move to West Moors followed then I finally became headteacher of Hillside First School in Verwood. In 2021, after the pandemic, I realised I had completed 16 years as a teacher plus 16 as a headteacher and decided to take a career break. I did miss teaching though so I now work for The Supply Tree Recruitment Agency teaching in different schools across Poole, Bournemouth and East Dorset. I think I've taught most year groups in Talbot Primary now. I'm delighted to be a governor at Talbot Primary School and share some of my experience with the Talbot Team of Governors.
Shaun Brazier - Parent Governor
I currently work in software development for a local mortgage technology company and have been involved in IT for over 20 years. I am passionate about all things sport and currently coach a girls football team as well as trying to play a little still myself! I was a former Talbot pupil and currently have 2 girls who attend the school.
Michelle Dower - Co opted Governor
Bio to follow
As well as clerking for the Governors, I am a Teaching Assistant in year 1. I have been at Talbot for a staggering 23 years and still loving it! I have worked in every year group from Reception right up to Year 7 when we were a combined school. I have a love of cooking especially mediterranean cuisine, perhaps because of my birthplace Malta and because my sister and nephew live in Rome, Italy.
I love spending my time reading, gaming and socialising with my friends.
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 and by visiting the school. Staff, parents and community members give liberally of their time, experience and expertise to be governors.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT
Chair of Governors
Deputy Head/Co-Opted Gov.
Ex Staff Governor/currently
|James Farge||Co-opted Governor||02/09/2019||20/09/2023||04/11/2020|
|Craig Summers||Co-opted Governor||02/09/2019||20/09/2023||01/12/2021|
|Mikey Saunders||Staff Governor||08/10/2020||08/10/2024|
|Jeremy Harrison||Co opted Governor||08/12/2021||07/12/2025|
|Shaun Brazier||Parent Governor||01/04/2022||31/03/2026|
|Georgina Morrin||Parent Governor||01/07/2022||01/07/2026||06/10/2022|
|Michelle Dower||Co opted Governor||12/07/2022||12/07/2026|
Attendance of Governors
Meetings for the academic year September 2022- July 2023
This table provides details of Governor Attendance from Oct 2022-July 2023
Gemma Jefferson- Peters
The register of declared business and pecuniary interests:
BUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTEREST
GOVERNANCE ROLE IN OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Gemma Jefferson -Peters
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