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Governing Body 2016 - 2017

 

 

Governor Name

 

Elected by

Governor Category

Committee

Term of office

Mrs Lynn Adlington

Local Authority

Local Authority

Resources

01/05/2014 - 30/04/2018 

Mr Ian Buswell

Governors

Associate Member

Resources

01/09/2016 - 31/08/2017

CHAIR Mrs Lisa McKie

Parents

Parent

Performance and Standards

16/10/2013 - 15/10/2017

VICE CHAIR Mrs Sarah John

Parents

Parent

Resources

11/01/2016 - 10/01/2020

Mrs Georgina Baxter Parents

Parent

Ethos, Community and Communication 16/05/2016 - 15/05/2020
Mrs Kathryn (Kate) Fountain Parents

Parent

Performance and Standards

17/05/2016 - 16/05/2020

Mrs Elizabeth (Beth) Hamid

Diocese

Foundation

Ethos, Community and Communication

01/09/2016 - 31/08/2017 

Dr Sarah Woods

Diocese

Foundation

Ethos, Community and Communication / Performance and Standards

01/10/2014 - 30/09/2018

Miss Effie (Margaret) Edney

Governing Body

Co-opted

Performance and Standards

13/07/2019 - 12/07/2019

Mr David Minns Rector Foundation Ethos, Community and Communication

 

 

Mrs Ceris Towler

N/A

Head Teacher

 

Continuous

Mrs Suzanne Boston

Staff

Staff

Performance and Standards

01/09/2016 - 31/08/2017

Mrs Nadine Brown

Clerk

N/A

N/A

Continuous

Governor Meeting Attendance

Attendance Record (x denotes attended meeting)

Governor Full Name

26/01/2016

21/03/2016

09/05/2016

11/07/2016

19/19/2016

21/11/2016

30/01/2017

Mrs Linda Adlington

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

Mr Ian Buswell

 

x

x

x

x

x

 

Mrs Patricia Austin

 

 

x

 

x

x

Resigned

Mrs Georgina Baxter

 

 

Elected

 

x

x

x

Mrs Kathryn Fountain

 

 

Elected

x

x

x

x

Mrs Elizabeth Hamid

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Mrs Sarah John

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Mrs Lisa McKie

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

Mr Brian Taylor

x

x

x

x

x

x

Resigned

Dr Sarah Woods

x

x

 

x

 

x

x

Ms Effie Edney

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

Rev David Minns

 

 

 

 

 

Joined GB

x

Mrs Ceris Towler

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Mrs Suzanne Boston

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

Mrs Nadine Brown

 

 

Clerk

Clerk

Clerk

Clerk

Clerk

At the start of all full governing body meetings, Governors are required to declare any information that may cause a conflict of interest or a pecuniary gain, through their role. There are currently no registered interests. 

Governor Profiles

 

CHAIR Mrs Lisa McKie

 

I was born, bred and married in Stratton, leaving in 1997 for the big city of London.  After 10 years away, I returned with my husband and 2 young boys to live our dream in the country.  After many years of Early Years practise, I took ownership of Sunflowers at St Peters, a pre-school playgroup in central Cirencester, in 2008 and firmly believe in creating strong foundations for life to be fulfilled.  I became a Parent Governor in October 2009 and am Chair of the Curriculum Committee, sit on the Finance Committee and am currently English and EYFS Governor.  I very much enjoy being part of Stratton School and I always try to wear a smile!

 

 

VICE CHAIR Mrs Sarah John

 

I work a for a global technology consultancy company designing the future experience of work for employees. I have a passion for driving positive change to global audiences and I am trained in cross-cultural communication, having lived and worked in several different countries, including UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and India. I have a degree in Law and German from the University of Bristol.

I lived in London for ten years before moving to Bangalore, India where I spent three years living, working and absorbing a very different culture. I moved to Cirencester in June 2014 and live with my husband and two daughters, who both attend Stratton. When not working, I enjoy reading, running and am thinking about writing a novel. My aim in being a Parent Governor is to work in partnership with teachers, parents and fellow Governors on all aspects of school life to make life at Stratton school the best experience possible for our children.

 

 

Mrs Lynn Adlington

 

Lyn has been a Stratton School governor for the past 15 years, firstly as a parent governor not long after her boys started at the school. They are now 22 and almost 21.
In the past Lyn was involved with the PTA fund raising for a new class room for the school, she was also on the Scout committee and active in the fund raising for the new Scout building. Now the boys are older Lyn is less involved in these fund raising ventures and you are more likely to find her doing a charity fund raising walk.  Lyn has completed the Inca trail in Peru for Action Medical Research, the Midnight walk in London for breast cancer, the Cheltenham Circular Challenge and 3 local midnight walks for the Cotswold Care Hospice and the 5 Valleys walk for the Meningitis Trust.  Lyn is currently on the lookout for a new walking challenge - maybe Everest Base Camp, she loves to travel!  Lyn works as a Practice Nurse at the Phoenix Surgery and has lived in Stratton longer than living anywhere else.

 

 

Mr Ian Buswell

 

Two of my children have recently left the school and the other two are in year six so I have had at least four reasons for wanting to support the school over the last ten years!! My experience as the accountant at an independent school and then at London’s largest further education college allow me to support teaching and learning effectively.

Having a degree in physics, my secondary aim would be to ensure that the excitement and wonder of science and maths is instilled in pupils – although I am aware of the competing requirements of SATs !! Currently working part time, I am able to give the role the commitment it deserves and demands.

I sit on the Finance and Premises subcommittees and am vice chair. I want our children to aim high and succeed in their personal goals, growing out of a genuine partnership between staff and parents.

 

 

Mrs Elizabeth (Beth) Hamid

 

I have lived in Stratton since 1986 and all three of my children came to Stratton School. I have been a Governor here for over 25 years, as a Parent Governor, as Chair of Governors for nine years, and now as a Foundation Governor appointed by the church. It is a particular pleasure to have know as children the parents of some of our present pupils! I work for Swindon Borough Council as a Child Care Social Worker in the Adoption Team and also as a practice teacher with social work students.

It has been a great pleasure to be able to play a little part in the expansion of the school, to see new classrooms, and to support all the children and families in our continuing commitment to excellence.

 

 

Dr Sarah Woods

 

Sarah is the parent of one boy at School. She has been a Foundation Governor at Stratton (appointed by the Church) since January 2011. Sarah and her family have lived in Stratton since December 2008 although Sarah has lived or worked in Cirencester since 1998.

Sarah works as a Doctor at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon where she has worked since 2000. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Bristol University and is a Unit Tutor for groups of students coming through the Great Western involving both teaching and pastoral care for the students.

When Sarah is not busy working or being a mother she is a keen gardener and can usually be found in her greenhouse or on the Cheltenham Road allotments.

 

 

Miss Margaret Edney

 

I have lived in Stratton since 1976.  I was born and grew up in Weston-super-Mare, and came to Cirencester to teach at Kingshill School as an Assistant Head.  Before retiring I was head teacher of a girls’ school in Gloucester for 13 years.

Since retirement, I have worked locally as a councillor, 8 years as a County Councillor for Cirencester, and 12 years as a District Councillor for the Stratton ward.  I am a member of the PPC at St. Peter’s Church, Stratton, support CHYP (Cirencester Housing for Young People) and am a member of Cirencester Soroptimist Club, amongst other interests.

 

 

HEAD Mrs Ceris Towler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Georgina Baxter

 

I graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in PR & Marketing in 1999. I then spent the majority of my career in the mobile telecommunications industry as a Consumer Marketing Manager.  I left Vodafone UK after twelve years in the summer of 2014 to focus on my family, and to facilitate settling into our new home town of Cirencester, having re-located from Newbury.  I have two daughters, currently in year 1 and 4 and a son due to start in September 2017.  I believe that Stratton school is a fantastic place for children to learn and grow and I look forward to serving the school as best I can in the role of parent governor.

 

 

Mrs Kate Fountain

 

I have lived in Stratton for 5 years since returning from living and working in London for 9 years.  I graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Leeds and subsequently completed two years at law school before starting my career in London at a large corporate law firm.  Since 2013 I have worked for a commercial law firm in Cheltenham as a commercial property solicitor. I live in Stratton with my husband Sullivan and two children, Maddie who is currently in year 2 and Elliot who will start school in September 2017. I believe Stratton school is a wonderful school for the local community and am passionate about helping it continue to be a nurturing learning environment to bring the best out of all pupils.  Like every parent, I want the very best for my children; I want them to have the best start in life and enjoy going to school to gain the knowledge and skills they will need to help them flourish in life.  As parents we need to support the school and teaching body to achieve this and having been elected as a parent governor I hope to help maintain strong links between the parent community and school body.  I am thrilled to have been elected as a parent governor and believe that my role as a parent together with my legal and business experience will be a useful addition to the governor team.

 

 

Mrs Suzanne Boston

 

 

Rev. David Minns

 

Some News Of Our School Governors

 

Over many years the staff of the school have known that they have been supported by a challenging and forward thinking board of governors. We have had this proven to everyone with the award of the Governor Accreditation mark, shown below, following scrutiny from an external agency.

 

 

In order to gain the accreditation the governors have had to undergo a searching assessment process in which the body’s paperwork, policies, meeting minutes and proof of effectiveness in helping shape the school’s vision and performance were scrutinised.

 

From start to finish the exacting process has taken about 2 years and a lot of work. As a result Stratton has become one of only a few Gloucestershire primary schools who are qualified to display the badge on their stationary.

 

 

 

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