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Governors Information

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 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. 

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.

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.  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!  

Jeremy Harrison - Co opted 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

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 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.

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

01/10/2023

 

 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

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 

 

Ex Staff  Governor/currently

Co-opted Governor

  17/10/2017

 17/10/2025

  16/12/2023

 Board

 Maria Kamali

 Parent Governor

  05/02/2018

 05/02/2024

01/07/2022

 Board

 Sally Reynolds

 Parent 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 01/12/2021  

Tom Buxton

 Co-opted Governor   16/09/2019  15/09/2023 29/06/2020  
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

Attendance of Governors

Meetings for the academic year September 2022- July 2023

This table provides details of Governor Attendance from Oct 2022-July 2023

 

 

FGB      

 12/10/22    

 

Pay

Committee

 

 FGB

 23/11/22

FGB

08/02/2023.

 

 

FGB

 

 

 

 FGB

 

FGB

 

Gemma Jefferson- Peters

(Chair)

Y Y Y        

Kate Curtis

(Headteacher)

N - -        

Ross Browne

(Deputy Head)

Y

        Y Y        

Stefan Taylor

(Co-opted Governor)

N NA NA        

Mikey Saunders

(Staff Governor)

Y - Y        

Jeremy Harrison

(Co-opted Governor)

Y Y Y        

Shaun Brazier 

(Parent Governor)

Y Y Y        

Michelle Dower

(Co-opted Governor)

N - Y        

David Pritchard

(Assistant Head)

Y - Y        

The register of declared business and pecuniary interests:

2022/2023

NAME

BUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTEREST

GOVERNANCE ROLE IN OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Gemma Jefferson -Peters

NONE

NONE

Michelle Dower

NONE

NONE

Kate Curtis

GLAZE FOR TRADE

NONE

  Stefan Taylor                    NONE                    NONE
  Mikey Saunders                    NONE                    NONE
  Ross Browne                    NONE                    NONE
  Jeremy Harrison NONE NONE
   Shaun Brazier NONE NONE
  David Pritchard NONE NONE

Code of Conduct September 2022

Governors Impact Statement

Terms of Reference

Role of the Governing Body

Scheme of Delegation

Governors' Annual Newsletter