Meet Our Governing Body
Our governing body is responsible for working with the nursery school to ensure that it delivers good quality early education. Together with the Head Teacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they ensure that the nursery school continues to improve its performance, the key roles of the governors are to;
- To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction,
- To hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff,
- To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
All our Governors hold a current Disclosure and Barring Services check.
Name: Gill Rathbone
Type of Governor: Co-opted , SEN Link Governor
Date Appointed: Current term of office May 2015
Brief personal statement: I have over thirty years of experience working in education as a teacher and consultant. I have worked with Fullbrook Nursery school since 1996, as an advisory teacher, consultant, governor and now chair of governor. I have supported the school through many changes and have seen to grow from strength to strength .
Committee Membership: Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Lead and SEN Link Governor
Name: Jeanette Smith
Type of Governor: Local Authority, Vice Chair
Date Appointed: Current term of office October 2013
Brief personal statement: I am a retired nursery head teacher with 3 young grandchildren who keep me busy and up to date with current early years trends.
Committee Membership: Staff discipline, Dismissal Committee, Resources and Health and Safety.
Name: Fr Mark McIntyre
Type of Governor: Co-opted
Date Appointed: May 2015
Brief personal statement: I have been the vicar at near by St Gabriel’s for the past six years and I am also a Governor at Joseph Lecky Academy.
Committee Membership: Staff discipline, Pay Committee and Curriculum and Standards.
Name: Andrina Flinders
Type of Governor: Head Teacher
Date Appointed: September 2017
Brief personal statement: I have been a member of the governing body since January 2013, when I joined Fullbrook as the Deputy Head Teacher. I am very proud to say that I am the Head Teacher of Fullbrook Nursery School; the governing body has my full commitment to work alongside them as we strive for quality and excellence.
Committee Membership: Resourcing
Name: Jason Patel
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Date Appointed: January 2017
Brief personal statement: I am proud to say that I have been associated with the school past 9 years; as all of my have attended the nursery. My profession requires technical, analytical, good communication skills and working as part of a team. These are all skills I can bring to my role as Parent Governor.
Committee Membership: Staff Discipline, Pay Committee
Name: Refana Razaq
Type of Governor: Community Governor
Date Appointed: October 2015
Brief personal statement: I have worked in schools for 15 years in a variety of roles. My main role is to teach and support children with SEN and children new to English. I have lots of knowledge and good interpersonal skills to bring to my role on the governing body.
Committee Membership: Staff discipline, Appeals Committee, Pay Appeal and Curriculum Standards.
|Business Interest||Gill Rathbone||Jeanette Smith||Andrina Flinders||Father Mark McIntyre||Paula Daniel||Jason Patel||Jayveer Kumar||R. Razaq|
|Current employment and any previous employment in which you continue to have a financial interest.||None||None||Head Teacher||None||None||None||Prison Officer & Spec Constable||None|
|Appointments (voluntary or otherwise), e.g. trusteeships, directorships, local authority membership, tribunals, school governor, etc.||Chair of Gov||Gov at Moorcroft Wood Primary||None||Gov at Joseph Leckie||None||None||None||None|
|Membership of any professional bodies, special interest groups or mutual support organisations.||None||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Investments in unlisted companies, partnerships and other forms of business, major shareholdings of at least 5% of issued capital and beneficial interests.||None||None||None||None||None||Two reg companies not trading||None||None|
|Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies and whether this was declined or accepted in the last twelve months.||None||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Do you use, or are you connected to a user of the school/academies services? (e.g. member of a group that hire’s school premises)||None||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Any contractual relationship with the school /academy charity.||None||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Any other conflicts that are not covered by the above.||None||None||None||None||Prev self employed as Early Years Consult||None||None||None|