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Governing Board Changes

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the following changes to the governing board for the Federation of Heavers Farm and Selsdon Primary Schools:

Katie Walton has been elected as the new Chair of Governors. Katie has served on the board for the past two years as Parent Governor for Selsdon Primary School, and has one child at Selsdon, who is currently in year five. She brings a wealth of experience to the governing board from a career in civil service.

Ayesha Marrett has been elected as the Vice-Chair of Governors. Ayesha has served on the board for the past two years as Parent Governor for Heavers Farm School. Ayesha has two children at Heavers Farm in years six and one. She is an experienced teacher and pastoral leader of a local secondary school.

Both Katie and Ayesha have an in-depth knowledge of both schools and the amazing way staff and parents make it so successful.

Katie takes on the role of Chair of Governors after Graham Cluer decided to step down. Graham has led the governors over the last ten years and we are extremely grateful to Graham for his positive contribution to the Federation. We are delighted that he has chosen to remain as a member of our governing board.

Nigel Collins, who was Vice-Chair of the governing board has also decided to step down, we also thank Nigel for his contribution and are pleased that he will remain on the board as an associate member.

The Governing board exists to serve four main purposes. In summary, these are to:

1.    provide support and challenge to the headteachers and all staff.

2.    provide strategic leadership and ensure the schools have a clear vision, direction, and ethos.

3.    Hold the headteachers to account for the educational success and wellbeing of all pupils.

4.    Oversee the financial performance of the schools in these very challenging times, ensuring that the funding the school receives is spent wisely.

You can find out more about the whole governing board on the schools’ websites by visiting:

·       Governors – Selsdon Primary School and Nursery

·       Governors – Heavers Farm Primary School

Please feel free to chat to the governors when you see them at drop-off and pick-up times and around the school.