Menu
Home Page

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors' section
 

On this page you will find details of the names and terms of office for all members of our Local Governing Body (LGB), 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.

 

We are currently looking for a number of governors.  Please see below for further details.

Chair of Governors:  Adam Pickford

Appointed: November 2017

Term: 4 Years                                                                                          Current term ends:  November 2021

Parent governor

Responsibility:

I have been a member of Faringdon Junior School Governing Body for 2 years and have just been elected as Chair. During my time to date, I have worked on the Performance and Standards Committee alongside the  Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team. My professional work in Adult Learning and Development equips me with a range of skills and experiences which I draw upon as a Governor. In addition, I also bring a perspective as a parent. I was motivated to become a Governor to help the school achieve its goals and be the best it can be. I enjoy interacting with the other Governors, Headteacher and staff, as well as observing the school and its pupils in action.    

Vice Chair of Governors:  Anthony Cook

Appointed: September 2014

Term: 4 Years                                                                                          Current term ends:  September 2018

Community governor

Responsibility:  Finance

During my time as a Governor at FJS, I have worked closely with the school's leadership team and the other members of the LGB to help define the long term development of the school through challenge, strategic direction and executive decision making.  I have enjoyed interviewing new members of staff, visiting the school to develop future plans and objectives, as well as using my personal and professional experiences to help take the school forward.  I work for an international food and drink company as Head of European Sales Capability, responsible for defining the strategy and putting in place the training agenda across 50 countries.  I am a certified Executive Coach and Facilitator and have been in sales for the past 18 years, building partnerships with customers and leading large teams to business success.  I have always had a passion for education and have enjoyed having a chance to get involved in the local community to improve education provision for the children of Faringdon now and in the future.

Governor:  Sharon Farrell

Appointed: September 2017

Term: n/a                                                                                                  Current term ends:  n/a

Headteacher governor

Responsibility:  Oversees all responsibilities

Governor:  Susan Long

Appointed: March 2016

Term: 4 Years                                                                                          Current term ends:  March 2020

Community governor

Responsibilities:  Safeguarding / Looked After Children

I have worked in education for more than 20 years, most recently teaching and assessing FE students in Early Years Care and Education (I am a trained primary school teacher and have managed children's day nurseries previously.)  I have 2 children; one attends FCC and the other a local primary school.  Although I joined FJS LGB relatively recently, I have experience of being a Governor at other schools.  I am very excited to be part of the LGB at FJS as it transitions into a full primary.  

Governor:  John Turner

Appointed: December 2016

Term: 4 Years                                                                                          Current term ends:  December 2020

Community governor

Responsibility:  Health and safety / premises

My name is John Turner and I joined the FJS Local Governing Body as a community governor linked to the roles of Premises and Health & Safety.  Having retired from a very rewarding career in the Armed Forces in 2015, I now work as an independent consultant to the Defence and Aerospace sectors.  My service in the Royal Air Force saw me in a variety of roles and associated experiences; they ranged from the command and leadership of some truly inspirational young people on flying operations across the globe, to working within a governmental regulatory body responsible for delivering safe military aviation.  The value and importance of education, at all stages of life, amongst the people whom I have worked alongside has not been lost on me.  I therefore hope to use any relevant experience and skills gained across my career to support the Head Teacher and the Local Governing Body in their provision of a safe and comfortable learning and working environment for the children and staff of Faringdon Junior School.

Governor: Heather Bourne

Appointed: December 2018

Term: 4 Years                                                                                          Current term ends:  December 2022

Teaching staff governor

 

Governor:  Kayleigh Taylor

Appointed: December 2016

Term: 4 Years                                                                                          Current term ends:  December 2020

Staff governor (support staff)

Responsibility:

 

Governor:  Caroline Tilling

Appointed: November 2017

Term: 4 Years                                                                                          Current term ends:  November 2021

Parent governor

Responsibility:

Clerk to the Local Governors: Octavia Kelly

Appointed: August 2018

Governors who have recently stepped down:

 

Calum Ison-Jacques - teaching governor April 2016 - October 2018

Ewan Quibbell - community governor June 2015 - November 2018

Governor Attendance

Annual Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests 19/20

Top