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Aldingbourne
Primary School

Learning to bee the best that we can bee!

Meet Our Governors

 CHAIRPERSON

Jill Wilson 

Jill is our brand new Chair of Governors. She is a co-opted Governor and is on both of our committees. 

"I have been involved in education all my working life from my early years of teaching English and PE in secondary schools in Hertfordshire to becoming a Deputy Head and then Headteacher in West Sussex. During my teaching career in the secondary phase, I enjoyed all aspects of school
life including running clubs and sports teams, involvement with drama and music productions, organising trips both home and abroad, and participating in fund raising events with parents. After retirement from headship, I was invited to be a Local Authority governor and I also continued to work with teachers and schools on an occasional consultancy and training basis. Having worked extensively with 'big children', I have particularly enjoyed extending my knowledge of primary school education through my work as a governor. I am interested in the importance of the arts
subjects in schools and I also enjoy watching sports."

VICE CHAIRPERSON

rebecca peters

BexBex is a Local Authority Governor. She is a member of our Curriculum Committee.

"I became a Governor at Aldingbourne 5 Years ago, and I am so pleased to be able to support the school in this way.  I began my teaching career at Aldingbourne in 2003 and the school will always have a very special place in my heart.  I feel very passionately about its ethos and strongly believe that the experiences the children are given at the school are of the highest quality and have a hugely positive impact on their learning journey though the school and beyond and am very proud to be a part of this."

Likes: Being outside, spending time with my lovely family, cooking and wine.

Dislikes: Rudeness, being late, mushrooms - they feel like slugs...

 HEADTEACHER

Liz Webster

Liz WebsterLiz is our Headteacher. She is a member of both committees and attends all meetings.

"As Headteacher of the school, it is important that I am part of the Governing Body so I can work alongside and support them in making this school a wonderful place to learn."

Likes: Happy people, champagne, sport, teaching EVERY child in the school!

Dislikes: Grumpy people, olives and paperwork!

FINANCE &  PREMISES COMMITTEE

GUY ROBINSON 

Guy is a Co-opted Governor. He is the Chair of our Finance & Premises Committee. 

"I have previously been a governor at my children's school in Worthing. Hopefully I can help to try to make a difference here too. I am looking forward to again, taking some of the responsibility for how school funds are spent, supporting the school with its strategic direction, and the children, in their educational journey. "

Likes: Rock n' Roll, Reggae, Johnny Cash...

                                                Dislikes: Not Rock n' Roll, Reggae, Johhny Cash...

Mary Bolch

Mary is a member of our Finance & Premises Committee. She is a Co-opted Governor.

"Having fairly recently retired from Chichester College, I still have a keen interest in education in all its forms. I see being a Governor at Aldingbourne as making use of my past skills and putting something back into the system."

                                                 Likes: Cooking, spicy food, reading and gardening, holidays and family.

                                                 Dislikes: Prejudice, unfairness, and windy weather.

Adam Rhodes 

Adam is a Parent Governor and a member of our  Finance & Premises Committee. 

"Having had children at Aldingbourne school, I can see the positive impact they have had on them, so when the opportunity to help arose I was more than happy to step into a role where my experience in construction could help, Also after 15yrs I have recently stepped down from Scouting and that background has also given me a unique perspective of a young persons' development which I feel will be of great help in this new role as a Governor."

Likes: Family camping trips

Dislikes: Workjing in the hot sun (I would rather be camping!)

sue reed

Sue Reed

Sue is a Co-opted Governor. She is a member of our Finance & Premises Committee. She is the Reception Class teacher at our school and one of our Assistant Heads. 

"I enjoy serving on the Governing Body as I love being able to support the school. As a teacher of the reception class and a parent, I feel I can bring a breadth of experience to the meetings which, I hope, is helpful."

Likes: Spending quality time with family, sunshine holidays, a good book and a glass of prosecco!

                                                Dislikes: Grumpy people, traffic jams and mushrooms

 

guy Cartwright 

Guy is a Co-opted Governor. He is the newest member of our Finance & Premises Committee. 

Watch this space for more info about him coming soon! 

 

 CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

REBECCA PETERS 

Bex

Bex is a Local Authority Governor. She is the Chair of our Curriculum Committee.

"I became a Governor at Aldingbourne 5 Years ago, and I am so pleased to be able to support the school in this way.  I began my teaching career at Aldingbourne in 2003 and the school will always have a very special place in my heart.  I feel very passionately about its ethos and strongly believe that the experiences the children are given at the school are of the highest quality and have a hugely positive impact on their                                                                             learning journey though the school and beyond and am very                                                                         proud to be a part of this."

                                                                   Likes: Being outside, spending time with my lovely family,                                                                               cooking and wine.

                                                                   Dislikes: Rudeness, being late, mushrooms - they feel like slugs...

natasha maysey

Natasha Phelps

Natasha is a Staff Governor. She is a member of our Curriculum committee. She is one of our Assistant Heads and also our Year 4 teacher.

"I want to continue to support the school in as many ways as possible. My role as a teacher and chair of the PTA allows me to bring a variety of perspectives to governor meetings."

Likes: Holidays abroad, dinner with friends, American TV series.

Dislikes: Grumpy people, bad driving, bad manners.

LORNA HAMMOND 

Lorna is a Parent Governor and the newest member of our Curriculum Committee. 

"Aldingbourne School has provided nothing but wonderful experiences for my children so I wanted to give something back as a Parent Governor. I have over 14 years experience working in various educational settings, more recently specialising in mental health support." 

Likes: Sunshine, adventures in our campervan and reading 

Dislikes: Grey, drizzly days, egg mayonaise and traffic jams. 

JILL WILSON 

Jill is our brand new Chair of Governors. She is a co-opted Governor and is on both of our committees. 

"I have been involved in education all my working life from my early years of teaching English and PE in secondary schools in Hertfordshire to becoming a Deputy Head and then Headteacher in West Sussex. During my teaching career in the secondary phase, I enjoyed all aspects of school
life including running clubs and sports teams, involvement with drama and music productions, organising trips both home and abroad, and participating in fund raising events with parents. After retirement from headship, I was invited to be a Local Authority governor and I also continued to work with teachers and schools on an occasional consultancy and training basis. Having worked extensively with 'big children', I have particularly enjoyed extending my knowledge of primary school education through my work as a governor. I am interested in the importance of the arts subjects in schools and I also enjoy watching sports."

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

PHIL PREECE

‚ÄčcarertakerAs our Premises Officer, Phil is an associate member of our Governing Body. He is a member of our Premises Committee.

Likes: Dairy milk chocolate, wine gums and ALL sports (he supports Chelsea!)

Dislikes: Disorganised people and queueing!