Cranford Park

C of E Primary School

Courage  Respect  Peace

Governors

The school governors work closely with the head teacher. Their work focuses mainly on three core functions:

  1. Setting the school’s strategic framework and ensuring all statutory duties are met;
  2. Acting as a ‘critical friend’, supporting the head teacher and holding them to account for the day-to-day running of the school;
  3. Overseeing the school’s financial performance and ensuring its money is well-spent.

As Governors, we continue to be very grateful for the skill, effort, perseverance, professionalism, care for the children, and teamwork that the Staff demonstrate in facing the challenges of the day-to-day running of the school. We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for all they do.

How we are organised

Our Governing Body is made up of 13 Governors, appointed as follows:

  • 2 Parent Governors, appointed by a ballot of parents
  • 3 Foundation Governors, appointed by the Diocese
  • 6 Co-opted Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor – nominated by our Local Councillor
  • 1 Staff Governor, appointed by a ballot of school staff

A list of the current Governors can be found below We have two main committees, which undertake much of the detailed work of Governance, in line with their terms of reference :

  • Curriculum Committee – Responsible for reviewing what the children are taught and how well they are being taught it.
  • Resources Committee – Responsible for setting and monitoring the school budget and personnel matters, overseeing the financial management of the school, as well as the maintenance of the buildings and all matters relating to health and safety.

The Governing Body Operating Procedures can be found here.

Our Code of Conduct can be found here.

Name Governor Category Office Responsibility First Appointed Term start
End of term of Office Committee Membership
Mrs Faith Bailey Foundation  Chair  01/11/2010 1/11/2018 31/10/2022
Mrs Catherine Beyer

Parent joint vice-chair 12/10/20 12/10/20 11/10/24
Mrs Elizabeth Brown co-opted safeguarding

/eco council

21/05/2020 20/05/2024
Mrs Helen Buck Staff Joint vice-chair 02/10/2019 1/10/2023
Mrs Karen Gill co-opted SEND  22/01/2015 22/01/2019 21/1/2023
Mrs Louise Harris co-opted 16/09/2021 15/09/2025
Mr Nicholas Johnson co-opted 16/09/2021 15/09/2025
Mrs Maureen King co-opted 21/05/2020 20/05/2024
Mrs Lindsay Peleman-Humber Parent training liaison 10/11/2019 09/11/2023
Miss Georgina Edwards Headteacher 01/09/2016
Rev Tim Storey Foundation 17/07/2020
Mr King Hin Lo co-opted 17/09/2020 16/09/2024
Mrs Lynne Lawrence Clerk Clerk
Previous Governors
Mr Gene Ashe co-opted School council and Eco council 21/03/2014 17/09/2020 17/09/2024 Curriculum
Mrs Heather Millington co-opted  Chair 21/9/2017 20/9/21 Resources
Mrs Suzanne Bourne Foundation Chair of curriculum 12/12/17 11/12/21 curriculum
Mr Julian Bland co-opted chair of resources committee 31/08/20 resources
Mr John Divall Foundation eco governor 21.1.15 24.7.17 Curriculum and resources
Mrs Brenda Ive LA Governor 30/07/15 Resources
Mrs Nicky Thuambe Community Governor 22/01/15 Curriculum
Mr Dave Collins Head teacher 31.08.16 Curriculum & Resources
Mrs Magali Butler
Local Authority Chair  of Curriculum Committee  SEN Governor  23/11/17 31.08.18 Curriculum
Mrs Vanessa O’Connor Staff  17/10/14 16/10/18  Curriculum
Mr Eamon O’Reilly co-opted 31/08/20 resources
Rev. Andy Edmunds Foundation  14/7/11 24/7/19 Resources
Mr Andy Grayson Staff 20/10/18 23/7/19 Curriculum
Dr Claire Elhaggagi Parent 1/11/17 1/10/19 Curriculum
Mr Terry Lumley Co-opted Training Liaison Governor 26/11/15 25/11/19 Resources

 

 

 

 

 

Register of Governors interests 2020
Register of Governor Attendance for 2014/15
Register of Governor Attendance for 2015/16
Register of Governor Attendance for 2016/17
Register of Governor Attendance for 2017/18

Register of Governor Attendance for 2018/19

Register of Governor Attendance for 2019/20

Register of Governor Attendance for 2020/21

Attendance to date 2021/22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Profiles

     
Mrs Faith Bailey Chair of Governors Foundation Governor  I have lived in Yateley with my husband for nearly 25 years and have been very happy here. We have two sons, one is at university in Manchester and the other works in Leicester.  I was a governor at St Peters Junior school before the amalgamation, but that seems a distant memory now. It has been really interesting to be on the Governing Body of Cranford Park right from the start and I believe the school has an exciting future . I am a foundation governor, which means I am one of three representatives of St Peters Church on the governing body, and so it won’t be a surprise when I say that I am actively involved at the church. I coordinate all of the childrens and family events that take place there and help to lead one of the weekly services with my husband.  I have had a mixed career, starting as a paint technologist developing and testing paints for respraying cars, I then researched engineering plastics and worked in the space industry helping to build satellites. Finally, when my children were young I trained as a teacher. I like to spend time regularly in the school as a helper and I also lead some collective acts of worship (assemblies). I really enjoying getting to know the children and being part of the school community  FaithBailey
Mrs Suzanne Bourne 

Foundation
Governor

 

 I have lived in Yateley since 2001. I’m married to Matt and we have two daughters. I’ve been part of St Peter’s Church since 2008, on Sunday’s you can normally find me at our 10am service at Yateley school where I lead “miniChurch” for the under 3’s and their parents and carers. I co-lead the Alpha course and am part of the leadership team for our congregation. I work part-time for Parkinson’s UK developing a self-management programme for people with Parkinson’s and their partners and carers (Matt was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s in 2003). I also work freelance as a coach and facilitator, making use of my garden office which is a great coaching space. I have a career background in hotels and conference venues with experience of customer service, IT, leadership, and training.   In the past I have volunteered on a pre-school committee and with the PTA at Westfields Infant School. This is my first role as a Governor. I’ve had a really warm welcome to the school community, it was great to see so many familiar faces especially the children that have spent time with me at miniChurch. I’ve got a lot to learn about the role but I know I’m in good hands.   I’ll be praying for the school, children, parents, staff and governors.
Mr Gene Ashe Parent Governor I am a proud husband of Clare and father of Benjamin in Year 2. I have worked in the Fire Service for the last 29 years and have led the Learning and Development function for 10 years. I believe in education and development at all levels and have progressed this belief by acting as a mentor and role model for children and teenagers from different backgrounds. We settled in Yateley in 2008 having spent some time working in Wales. Our return to England allowed me to progress my wish to become more involved in education. In addition to my parent governor role I am an Authority appointed governor in Reading. This has given me valuable experience and understanding of the role of a governor. This has also allowed me to both develop my strategic management skills and support the senior management of the school. I am interested in the curriculum our children cover and see the experience gained within my professional role as an ideal opportunity to support Cranford Park in its aspirations to develop and educate the children of the area.  GeneAshe
Mrs Heather Millington Vice Chair Parent Govenor  Having been in the local area for many years, we moved to Yateley in April 2011. My daughter Abigail started at Cranford Park in January 2012 during Year 3 and instantly settled in, which I believe is a reflection on the school’s welcoming and friendly environment. This experience influenced my decision to apply to become a school governor as well as wanting to play a role within our local community.

I work in project & programme management within organisations that are undertaking major business change,  leading people & the organisation through what can be very unsettling times.

I thoroughly enjoy my role as school governor and I feel privileged to be working for a school that has such a bright and successful future ahead of it.

 Millington