Mary Kucharska has been a Foundation Governor since 2018. Mary has a child who is in Year 3 and another in EYFS.
The Governing body has eleven members currently, all coming from a diverse background of Education, IT and Marketing. We are all volunteers and are appointed to assist in the strategic direction of the school. The members include the Chair, the Vice Chair, Parent governors, Foundation governors, Local Authority governors, school staff and the Headteacher.
The governors do not get involved in the day to day running of the school or in how the school is managed, but are there as support to the Headteacher and senior leaders in promoting high standards of education, welfare and spiritual well-being of all our pupils.
We work as a team alongside the Headteacher and senior leaders to promote and support the success of the school. We act as a “Critical Friend” helping to ensure high standards are maintained and that all of our children remain happy and healthy whilst making outstanding educational progress.
The Governors meet on a regular basis in the form of two committees focusing on the curriculum, school development, admissions, finance, safeguarding, personnel and premises. The full Governing Body meets each term to discuss outstanding issues from the committees and to receive feedback from the Headteacher and senior leaders regarding the progress of the school.
In addition to this, Governors are linked with various aspects of the work of the school and meet periodically with school staff to monitor and promote progress towards targets.
Whenever possible, Governors support staff and pupils by attending the many events that take place during the course of the year.
Chair of Governors
Danny is a primary teacher by training and was subsequently a primary headteacher, primary schools adviser to Bishop Crispian Hollis and Director of Education for the Diocese of Oxford. Danny has published in the field of children's RE and in children's spirituality.
Fr Dominic was born into a Muslim family of eight, of which he lost a brother, a sister and his father. He trained in Nigeria and was ordained for the diocese of Lokoja. After his ordination he served in his diocese as the Chancellor/the Bishop’s Secretary and the co-editor of the diocesan newspaper.
Alex is a Strategic Feasibility Senior Manager for clinical development studies. She transitioned from Academia to the Pharmaceutical industry 10 years ago, following a PhD in Cardiovascular Disease and a Postdoctoral position in Nutrition and Immunology.
Caroline works for an international IT company based in Basingstoke. She is a Chartered Marketer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and was previously a regional board member and chair of the CIM Hampshire & IOW branch.
Steve is an Accountant with over 40 years’ experience in Finance & Business roles. For the last 20 years, he worked for a global Higher Education publisher, most recently as Head of Accounting and Business Services.
Felix is a CIPD certified HR professional and has had a long career as an HR consultant and project manager. He became a governor in early 2021 in line with his passion for developing the ‘next generation’ through education and opportunities.