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Meet the Governors

On this page you will find details of the names and terms of office for all of our Governors, together with details of their category of Governor, positions of responsibility and details of any additional committees that they serve on. We have also included details of the business and financial interests of each Governor and information about any Governance role they play in other schools, as well as a full breakdown of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body of our school and its committees.

 

To contact the governors please email: clerk.shrivenham@faringdonlearningtrust.org

 

The structure and remit of the FLT Members, Trustees, and its committees including the LGBs is available on the Trust website and can be found here https://faringdonlearningtrust.org/about-us/governance/

 

Mr Steve Jenkins (Chair)

Membership Type: Community 

Term start-expiry date: 01/09/2021-31/08/2025

Term of office: 4 years

 

Mrs Lisa Platten (co-vice chair)

Membership Type: Community

Term start-expiry date: 01/09/2021-31/08/2025

Term of office: 4 years

 

Mrs Lisa Smith (co-vice chair)

Membership Type: Parent 

Term start-expiry date: 11/03/2020-12/03/2024

Term of office: 4 years

 

Mr Chris Taylor

Membership Type: Foundation

Term start-expiry date: 01/09/2017-31/08/2021

Term of office: 4 years

I’ve been on the governing body at Shrivenham since 2013, when I started as a parent governor; for one year we had all three daughters at the School, although one has now moved on to FCC.  In 2017, I transitioned from parent to foundation governor, so one of my key responsibilities now is to ensure the maintenance of the Christian ethos of the School.  I’ve also had a three-year period as Chair of Governors, during which time we recruited Mrs Scutt – I can say that this was probably my most challenging, but also most enjoyable times as a governor.  Since we moved to the area in 2011, I’ve worked at the Defence Academy, as a regular in the Royal Navy, as an academic at Cranfield University and now back in uniform as a full-time reservist.  As a family, we’re very much rooted in the village and plan to stay as a permanent fixture and I particularly enjoy being able to straddle the military and local community, trying to forge links between the two, especially where the School is concerned.  Currently, I’m in the final stages of my doctorate, looking at constructive deviance in the military context, and enjoy being able to bring challenge and support to the School and broader Faringdon Academy.

 

Mrs Helen Turner (Safeguarding Governor)

Membership Type: Community  

Term start-expiry date: 14/07/2019-13/07/2023

Term of office: 4 years

I have been an active part of the Governing body since 2007- starting as a Parent Governor. Both my children were educated here, and I have witnessed first-hand the value of the strong foundation gained at Shrivenham as they move on to secondary school. During this time, I have seen the school go through many changes and have provided both support and challenge as part of the Governing Body. Throughout my time as a Governor I have carried out a number of roles sitting on every sub-committee at some stage. I use this experience and knowledge to help ensure that pupils have a great experience at our school and that they achieve their full potential, learning in a positive safe and friendly environment. My background lies in Special Educational Needs/Safeguarding working across multi-agencies with adults who exhibit challenging behavior and/or experience poor mental health.

I believe passionately that from an early age children need to understand and look after their mental health and that its as equally important as maintaining their physical health. My belief is that Primary schools play an important role in improving awareness surrounding mental health and emotional well-being which I will continue to champion. I believe Shrivenham Primary School is going from strength to strength, with a strong ethos and positive approach to learning and I look forward to being part of it for the future.

 

Ms Amelia Wright

Membership Type: Staff

Term start-expiry date: 01/09/2021-31/08/2025

Term of office: 4 years

 

Mrs Amanda Benbow

Membership Type: Foundation

Term start-expiry date: 28/11/2018-27/11/2022

Term of office: 4 years

 

Mr Leigh Perrott

Membership Type: Community

Term start-expiry date: 25/11/2019-26/11/2023

Term of office: 4 years

 

 

Governor Interests Declaration

Governors Attendance Register

Clerk to Governors:  Alexandra Molton 

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