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
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