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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.

 

Mr Steve Jenkins (Chair)

Membership Type: Parent 

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

Term of office: 4 years

 

Mrs Lisa Platten (co-vice chair)

Membership Type: Community

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

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

 

Mrs Freya Ealden

Membership Type: Staff

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

Term of office: 4 years

 joined the teaching staff at Shrivenham in January 2017 and thoroughly enjoy working as part of such an enthusiastic and dedicated team at the school. Before coming here, I worked for over 20 years in primary schools in Surrey and London, in teaching and management roles across Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. My passion for teaching is as strong today as the first day I stepped into a classroom. I am keen to develop PSHE and SMSC  for children and staff at our wonderful school and to help make Shrivenham C of E Primary School the very best it can be.

 

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: 

 

Hattie Clay 

 

contact by e-mail: clerk.shrivenham@faringdon.academy 

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