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Forest Park School is a very special place which provides for children aged 2-19 with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties. The school is based on two sites, one mile apart. We have a team of dedicated, talented and skilled professionals who provide a child centered approach which is flexible and responsive to individual needs. We promote a happy, supportive and positive learning environment.

Our Governors

Our School Governing Body

 

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

 

School Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 9 Co-opted Governors

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

Terry Smith

Chair of Governors- Co-opted

 

Chair of Governors and Resources (including Finance) Committee

 

Date Appointed as Chair: October 2018

 

Term of Office: 11.07.16- 10.07.20

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: Parent of pupil

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% for FGB and Resources

 

 

Helen Piela

Vice Chair of Governors- Co-opted

 

Vice Chair of Governors and Resources (including Finance) Committee, Safeguarding Champion, Headteacher Performance Review Panel

 

Date Appointed as Chair: October 2018

 

Term of Office: 18.05.19- 17.05.23

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: Staff member for Hampshire Governor Services

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% for FGB and 83% Resources

 

Joanne Baddams

Co-opted

 

FGB, Member of Resources (including Finance) Committee, Recruitment panel member

 

Date Appointed: November 2018

 

Term of Office: 27.11.18- 26.11.22

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: Casual staff, Parent of pupil

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% for FGB and  75% for Resources

 

Anne Bailey

Co-opted

 

FGB, Member of Resources (including Finance) Committee, Headteachers Performance Review Panel

 

Date Appointed: October 2017

 

Term of Office: 18.10.17- 17.10.21

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 50% for FGB and  100% for Resources

Tim Buxton

Co-opted

 

FGB, Health and Safety Governor, Pupil Premium Governor

 

Date Appointed: October 2018

 

Term of Office: 16.10.18- 15.10.22

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: Partner of employee

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% for FGB

Lisa Drake

Parent Governor

 

FGB, Recruitment panel member

 

Date Appointed: October 2017

 

Term of Office: 18.10.17- 17.10.21

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: Parent of pupil

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 82% for FGB

Alan Goodey

Local Authority Governor

 

FGB

 

Date Appointed: June 2017

 

Term of Office: 25.06.17- 24.06.21

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 82% for FGB

Paul Nelson

Co-opted

 

FGB

 

Date Appointed: October 2018

 

Term of Office: 16.10.18- 15.10.22

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 82% for FGB

Sue Ponsford

Co-opted

 

FGB, Member of Resources (including Finance) Committee, Recruitment panel member 

 

Date Appointed: October 2017

 

Term of Office: 18.10.17- 17.10.21

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% for FGB and  50% for Resources

Kim Shakespeare

Co-opted

 

FGB, Recruitment panel member

 

Date Appointed: October 2018

 

Term of Office: 16.10.18- 15.10.22

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 66% for FGB

Paul Shields

Parent Governor

 

FGB

 

Date Appointed: November 2018

 

Term of Office: 27.11.18- 26.11.22

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: Parent of pupils

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 1000% for FGB

Luke Strain

Staff Governor

 

FGB, Deputy DSL

 

Date Appointed: July 2017

 

Term of Office: 16.07.17- 15.07.21

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: Member of staff

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% for FGB

Rob Hatherley

Headteacher

 

FGB, Member of Resources (including Finance) Committee, DSL

 

Date Appointed: September 2015

 

Term of Office: 01.09.15- onwards

 

Business/personal & Pecuniary Interests: Member of staff

 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% for FGB and  100% for Resources

Emma Hoskins

Clerk to Governors

 

 

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