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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 
  • Role of the Governing Body
  • Previous members of the Governing Body 
  • Current members of the Governing Body

 

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, 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.

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. My daughter is in Year 6 and loves Talbot.        

Sally Reynolds-Parent Governor and Vice Chair

Sally works as a Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University and is passionate about getting children and students excited about doing Science, learning about Human Evolution and valuing the amazing diversity of life all around us.

Sally's son Alex, is in Year 3 and has really thrived and blossomed in his time here.

Ross Browne - Deputy Headteacher

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 can often be found first thing in the morning dishing out bagels to our children. 

Stefan Taylor - Co opted Governor

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.

Maria Kamali - Parent Governor

I am a busy mum of two, with my daughter currently in Year 3 here at Talbot. I have previously worked 15 years in the leisure industry. I love to be outside whatever the weather, but am just as happy curled up at home watching a movie or reading a book.

Craig Summers-Co-opted Governor

My name is Craig Summers and I work with the children and staff at Talbot   Primary School via my company The Fresh Air Club. I live in Ringwood with   my wife and two boys, and very much enjoy watching AFC Bournemouth   with them whenever I can. I am honoured to be able to support the school as   a Governor and look forward to seeing the children thrive in the amazing and   positive learning environment that the school has developed. 

Michael Saunders-Staff Governor
My name is Mikey and I've lived in Bournemouth  / Poole with my fiancée for just over 4 years and in that time we've adopted a cat and, more recently, had a lockdown baby (Beau - 6 months old!).  Prior to teaching, I've been lucky enough to have a wide range of experiences, including working as a support worker for youth offenders; coaching amateur boxing; working as a behaviour mentor in a secondary school; working in a SEND school for children diagnosed with mental health disorders (in Sydney!)  Aside from that, I lived in France for 4 years, working as a barman, although I did find myself playing guitar for a few summers on a few surf campsites just South West of Bordeaux!  I have a million and one hobbies, including surfing, skating, SUP, football, boxing, blah, blah, blah...Jack of all trades, master of none 😂!  I am also a huge West Ham fan which I apologise for in advance!  

Christine Dunbar - Clerk to Governors

As well as clerking for the Governors, I am a Teaching Assistant in year 1. I have been at Talbot for a staggering 21 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 going out 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.

 

 

NAME

GOVERNOR

ROLE

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

TERM OF

OFFICE

DATE STEPPED

DOWN IF

APPLICABLE

APPOINTED BY

 

Gemma Jefferson-Peters

Chair of Governors

01/10/2014

01/10/2020

 

 Parent Election

 

Mike MacDonald

Vice Chair/Co-Opted

09/11/2011

23/07/2019

 

 Board

 

Sue Mogg

LA Governor

10/10/2014

10/10/2017

 28/06/2017

 Board

 

Kate Curtis

Headteacher

01/10/2012

-

 

-
 

 Ross Browne

 Deputy Head

  01/07/2018

-   -

 

Duncan Johnstone

Deputy Head/Co-Opted Gov.

30/01/2011

-

18/02/2018

-

 

Oliver Hodgman

Teaching Staff Governor

30/01/2013

30/01/2019

17/10/2017

 Board

 

Teresa Luker

Parent Governor

01/01/2016

01/01/2019

27/01/2018

 Parent Election

 

Gill Kelly

Co-Opted Governor

30/09/2012

30/09/2018

 

 Parent Election

 

Amie Buot

Parent Governor

01/01/2016

01/01/2019

11/10/2017

 Parent Election
 

 Stefan Taylor

 Teaching Staff     Governor

 17/10/2017

 17/10/2021

  08/10/2020

 Board
 

 Maria Kamali

 Parent Governor

  05/02/2018

 05/02/2022

 

  Board

 

 Sally Reynolds

 Co-opted Governor

 05/02/2018

 05/02/2022

 

  Board

  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    
 

Tom Buxton

 Co-opted Governor  16/09/2019  15/09/2023 29/06/2020  
  Mikey Saunders  Staff Governor   08/10/2020      

 

                                            Attendance of Governors

             Meetings for the academic year September 2019 - July 2020  

This table provides details of Governor Attendance from Sept 2020-July 2021

 

 

FGB      

 05/11/2020    

 FGB      

FGB

FGB 

                         

Gemma Jefferson- Peters

(Chair)

Y          

Kate Curtis

(Headteacher)

Y          

Ross Browne

(Deputy Head)

Y

     

       

      

Stefan Taylor

(Co-opted Governor)

Y          

Sally Reynolds - Vice Chair

(co-opted Governor)

Y          

Maria Kamali

(Parent Govenor)

Y          

Mikey Saunders

(Staff Governor)

Y          

Craig Summers

(Co-opted Governor)

N          

   

The register of declared business and pecuniary interests:

 

                                                                              2020/2021

NAME

BUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTEREST

GOVERNANCE ROLE IN OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Gemma Jefferson -Peters

NONE

NONE

Sally Reynolds

NONE

NONE

Kate Curtis

GLAZE FOR TRADE

NONE

  Stefan Taylor                    NONE                    NONE
  Maria Kamali                    NONE                    NONE
  Mikey Saunders                    NONE                    NONE
  Ross Browne                    NONE                    NONE
  Craig Summers NONE NONE

Code of Conduct 2020

Governors Impact Statement

Role of the Governing Body

Scheme of Delegation

Governors' Annual Newsletter

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