Governors

The Governing Body is made up of 12 Governors, including the Headteacher. There are two sub-Committees; Resources and Teaching & Learning, as well as Personnel related Committees and Hearing Panels.

Governors do not make decisions on the day to day running of the school, but have clear and defined responsibilities laid down by the Government for the strategic direction of the school, including its vision and ethos, raising standards and monitoring the school’s finances.

As well as attending regular meetings each term, Governors visit the school to talk to staff and pupils and also take part in events and activities whenever possible.

Each Governor brings their own unique skills and experience to the Governing Body and has the opportunity to make a positive impact on children’s lives and education in their local community.

Our Full Governing Body Meetings for 2017/18 are: 11th October 2017, 29th November 2017, 7th February 2018, 21st March 2018, 9th May 2018 and 11th July 2018.

If you would like to find out more about the Governing Body or contact any of the Governors please email me at clerk@fremington-primary.devon.sch.uk

Linda Robinson
Clerk to Governing Body

Our Governors

Stefan Miller Chair of Governors

Statutory Information

Local Authority Governor
End of Office: 12 May 2019 (4 Yr term)
2016/17 attendance: 80%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Resources Committee
Teaching & Learning Committee
Performance & Pay Committee
First Committee (Chair)

Lead Governor Role

Finance
School Financial Standard Value (SFSV)
School Improvement

Hello, my name is Stefan Miller and it is a privilege for me to serve as the Chair of the Governors. I was born and brought up in Westward Ho! and have here in Fremington for the last sixteen years, having been involved with the school for most of that time. My eldest son has just moved on from the school whilst my youngest one is still there. I believe passionately that we must provide the best possible education for our children, but also that we must provide a rounded one. Although it may not always seem like it there is more to growing up than just the National Curriculum and our school has always been strong in achieving this, special thanks are due to all those staff who give up their own time to run the after school clubs.

David Jury Chair of Resources Committee

Statutory Information

Co-opted Governor
End of Office: 12 May 2019 (4 Yr term)
2016/17 attendance: 60%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Resources Committee (Chair)
Performance & Pay Committee
Head’s Appraisal Panel
Appeals Committee (Chair)

Lead Governor Role

Maths
Personnel
Premises and H & Safety

My name is David Jury and I am very proud to act as a Community Governor at Fremington School. Three of my grandchildren have attended the school and one continues to do so. I have lived at Fremington Quay with my family for over fourteen years now but have a much longer association with Fremington and Bickington generally through parents, grandparents, etc. I served for seven years as a Parish Councillor being elected chairman on four occasions. I am retired but worked for 27 years in food retailing gaining experience in marketing, human resources and store operations. 

Lydia Shelton Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

Statutory Information

Local Authority Governor
End of Office: 20 Mar 2022 (4 Yr term)
2016/17 attendance: 100%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Teaching & Learning Committee (Chair)
Performance & Pay Committee
Head’s Appraisal Panel

Lead Governor Role

Literacy
Safeguarding

I have been a Governor at Fremington School since 1981, so I have seen tremendous changes in the school since 1975, when my elder son started in Reception. I taught at North Devon College (now Petroc) until I retired and that certainly convinced me that there is no substitute for a solid foundation in the first stages of education. Since retirement I have been very much involved with the local branch of Cats Protection and, after education, animal welfare - most particularly cat welfare - has been my main focus. Relaxation? Well, I do love our own cats and enjoy baking and making things - quilts and all sorts of sewing and knitting - and I am a compulsive reader as life without something to read is just impossible!

Lorna Kimberley Headteacher

Statutory Information

Headteacher
End of Office: N/A
2016/17 attendance: 100%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Resources Committee
Teaching & Learning Committee

Lead Governor Role

N/A

I was appointed as Head of Fremington Primary & Nursery School in January 2015. Clarity is one of my essential skills as a leader - seeing the path for my school and being strong in making decisions that help move towards a goal. I am an inspirational and creative school leader who brings out the best in those around me, leading my team to deliver a curriculum that motivates, inspires and accelerates the learning of children in my care. My aim is to develop a school that nurtures and cherishes every pupil, celebrating successes and instilling a love of learning for life.

Sarah Huxtable Vice Chair of Governing Body

Statutory Information

Parent Governor
End of Office: 11 Oct 2020 (4 Yr term)
2016/17 attendance: 100%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Resources Committee
Teaching & Learning Committee
Head's Appraisal Panel

Lead Governor Role

Community & Parent Links
Personnel
School Improvement

I currently have two boys at the school and I decided to become a Governor so that I could help to maintain and improve the school during their time here. I am a very active PTFA member (was Vice Treasurer and now Secretary) and enjoy getting involved with school events and also helping with swimming and school trips. I find the 'behind the scenes' running of the school very interesting and believe that if you can't air your opinion, you don't know the full facts! My qualifications include: NVQ 3 Administration, NVQ 3 Customer Services and also TnISPE Qualification (Technician of Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers). I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, dabbling in crafts and I am also interested in the paranormal, attending ghost hunting events when I can.

Annette Burgess Vice Chair of Resources Committee

Statutory Information

Co-opted Governor
End of Office: 10 Oct 2021 (4 Yr term)
2016/17 attendance: 80%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Resources Committee (Vice Chair)

Lead Governor Role

Safeguarding

We moved to Yelland just under 4 years ago, having had close family ties here for nearly 13 years. My son joined Fremington School in Year 4 and has thrived in such a well-rounded environment. I initially became a Parent Governor and then after my son left Year 6 in 2017 I moved to a Co-opted Governor. It has been important to me to support the school as it grows ad changes, helping shape the future of education within our school. I have run my own communications company, worked with many local and central government departments and believe in a consultative and creative approach to management. I have a background in operations, marketing and change management. As well as being a member of St Peter's Parish Church Council, I am now able to indulge in my passion for painting as a professional artist, specialising in abstract landscapes.

Rosie Chapple Vice Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

Statutory Information

Parent Governor
End of Office: 8 February 2021
2016/17 Attendance: 100%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Teaching & Learning Committee (Vice Chair)

Lead Governor Role

Pupil Premium

I am Mum to 4 children ranging in ages from 12 years to 12 weeks. My daughter is currently in Year 3 and my son finished at Fremington School 2 years ago. Hopefully our other daughter will soon start in nursery. I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges of becoming a parent governor. I have had past experience of working within the school and I feel this will help me to be successful in the role. I am passionate to see Fremington School grow from strength to strength.

Simon Bell Staff Governor

Statutory Information

Staff Governor
End of Office: 15 Nov 2019 (4 Yr term)
2016/17 attendance: 40%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Resources Committee
Teaching & Learning Committee

Lead Governor Role

Curriculum

My name is Simon Bell and I am the Teacher Representative on the Governing Body. I bring a range of experience in education to my role and am a member of the Teaching and Learning and the Resources Sub Committees. I am serving my second term of office as Governor Representative and look forward to continuing to make a positive contribution to the life of Fremington School and its community.

Leanne Davidson Parent Governor

Statutory Information

Parent Governor
End of Office: 11 Oct 2019 (4 Yr term)
2016/17 attendance: 80%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Teaching & Learning Committee

Lead Governor Role

Community & Parent Links
Literacy

I moved back to Devon seven years ago after being away for 20 years. All of my 3 children have attended the school, with 2 of them still here. I have had a lot of involvement in the school over the past 5 years as Chair person on the PTFA. In my role as Literacy and Parent/Community Link Governor I am enjoying getting involved with the school in a different way. I have been self-employed for a number of years as a Hairdresser and so have lots of different professional and business skills to bring to my role on the Governing Body.

Stacey Pye Parent Governor

Statutory Information

Parent Governor
End of Office: 13 Dec 2021 (4 Yr term)
2016/17 attendance: N/A
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Teaching & Learning Committee

Lead Governor Role

I have been a teacher at Fremington School for 12 years and am now beginning a new journey into the role as SENCO in another school. During my time at Fremington School I coordinated a number of subjects including Maths and more recently PE. I also coordinated Key Stage 1 on two occasions. I have a vast knowledge and experience of teaching and learning and understand the expectations of children throughout the years. I am sad to leave the school as a teacher but am really looking forward to the opportunity of being a parent governor.

Julie Williams Co-opted (Community) Governor

Statutory Information

Co-opted Governor
End of Office: 11 June 2019 (4 Yr term)
2016/17 attendance: 100%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Resources Committee
Teaching & Learning Committee

Lead Governor Role

Inclusion & SEND

My name is Julie Williams and I have lived in this area for 10 years, moving down from Nuneaton near Coventry. I have a lot of experience working with children with Autism and behaviour related conditions. I started working at Fremington school in 2004 and at the moment I am working in Key stage one and have recently become a Thrive Practioner. I have been a Governor for over eight years and have been involved with lots of projects within school. I feel I'm a dedicated member of school staff and Governor who supports the ethos of the school and the local community.

Rev’d Steve Goodbody Co-opted (Community) Governor

Statutory Information

Co-opted Governor
End of Office: 6 Oct 2019 (4 Yr term)
2016/17 attendance: 40%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Teaching & Learning Committee

Lead Governor Role

I am the Incumbent in the Mission Community and United Benefice of Fremington, Instow and Westleigh. I was brought up in Buckinghamshire and studied theology at Cardiff University. I have experience of urban, suburban and rural churches and have always enjoyed getting to know new areas and meeting new people. I hope I can bring this varied experience to my role on the Fremington School Governing Body.

Linda Robinson Clerk to Governing Body

Statutory Information

Clerk to Governors
End of Office: N/A
2016/17 attendance: 60%
No business/pecuniary interests

Committee Membership

Resources Committee
Teaching & Learning Committee

Lead Governor Role

N/A

We recently moved to Fremington from Newbury, Berkshire. I joined the school in September 2016 as Clerk to Governors, having had previous experience as School Secretary and also Clerk to Governors at our local school in Newbury a few years ago. I also have experience in marketing and event management. My responsibilities are to organise the work of the Governing Body, maintain accurate records and ensure that policies are kept up to date, as well as being an independent legal advisor to the Governing Body.

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