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Our Governors

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Governance

Stamshaw Junior School is an academy within the University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust.

The governance within the University of Chichester Multi-Academy trust is undertaken by members, trustees (sometimes called Directors) and governors of individual academies.   UNICAT Governance

Stamshaw Junior School Local Governing Body (LGB)

We have a joint Local Governing Body with Stamshaw Infant School which gives us fantastic opportunities to work collaboratively across both schools. 

Duties of the Local Governing Body

The main duty of the governing body is to maintain and improve our school’s standards of education; our work can be divided into these key areas:

  • Setting the school’s vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies and making creative use of resources
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance
  • Acting as a critical friend to support and challenge in the management of the school
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs

Our Governing body

  • Works in conjunction with the Head Teacher
  • Conducts their work mainly through committees and meetings lead by members of the governing body, with guidance  from the Head Teacher and the relevant paperwork
  • Makes decisions collectively as a team, specific committees or individuals
  • Works with a scheme of delegation from the Board of Trustees of The University of Chichester Academy Trust.

As a Governing Body we

  • Ensure a high standard of educational attainment
  • Oversee the school budget, including staffing and pay levels
  • Maintain a balanced curriculum, particularly that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are taught
  • Review and question reports on test results and pupils continuing achievement in National Curriculum assessments
  • Partake in the appointment of senior staff (including the Head Teacher) and govern staff conduct and discipline
  • Accept widespread responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • Formulate targets for pupil achievement
  • Draft action plans after an Ofsted inspection

You can read more about the role of a Governing Body in the Dfe Governors Handbook

The DfE have also compiled a Competency Framework for Governance

Currently our Local Governing Body are made up with the following members:

Sherri Bailey - Chair of Governors

Sherri Bailey

Chair of Governors

Sherri was born in Portsmouth and she and her husband have two boys who both attended the Stamshaw schools, although quite a while ago now. Sherri has been a Governor at the Infant school for 10 years and is now excited to be looking after both Stamshaw Schools.

Rob Jones - Headteacher - Stamshaw Junior School

Rob Jones

Headteacher

Stamshaw Junior School

Rob has worked in education for 25 years and has always wanted to be a teacher.  He grew up in Namibia and South Africa where he completed his studies and taught for a few years. He moved to the UK in his mid 20's and loves it!  He is married to a teacher and has three children who he is immensely proud of.  Rob loves all sports and music of any kind and has always wanted to be a drummer in a band. He is also a keen squash player, albeit he is not as fit as he would like to be. He is very proud to be the headteacher of Stamshaw Junior School and really enjoys working with school governors to challenge and support the school to being the best it can be.

Jo Cooper - Headteacher - Stamshaw Infant School

Jo Cooper

Headteacher

Stamshaw Infant School

 

Emma Aldred

Emma Aldred

Curriculum Chair and SEND & Pupil Premium

 

Mike Bond

Mike Bond

COVID Risk Assessment & Staff

Mike was born in Portsmouth and has two children who both attended Stamshaw schools.  Mike spent 30 years in retail before becoming Site Manager at Penhale Infants for 3 years and has been at Stamshaw Junior School for 5 years.  He likes DIY and  is a massive Portsmouth FC supporter both home & away.  He is really looking forward to strengthening the link between the two schools.

Charlotte Carter

Charlotte Carter

COVID Risk Assessment

Charlotte was born in Portsmouth and has always loved the City.
Charlotte has a daughter who attends Stamshaw Junior School and loves the school very much!
Charlotte has a background in Sales and Marketing. She has also taken part in fundraising throughout 2020 raising over £17.5k for her nieces charity- Capturing Annabelle's Journey.

Anna Fancey

Anna Fancy

Staff

Susan Hodges

Susan Hodges

Data Protection

Susan has always lived in Portsmouth and has been a school governor for 3 years. She is married and has one daughter, Susan fell in love with Stamshaw Infant School the second she walked in and this prompted her to join the board as a parent governor. Susan works in the Naval Base and has previous experience in retail and management. Susan loves animals and gardening and has taken part in a Charity walk for the last seven years raising nearly £2000 for Alzheimer’s society. 

Jonathon Mackay

Jonathon Mackay

Premises and Health & Safety

 

Dave Morling

Charlotte Carter

Data Protection

 

Cally Payne

Cally Payne

Staff

Cally Payne has been a teacher for 13 years and enjoys seeing how far the children progress throughout the year. She always wanted to be a teacher and is loving working at Stamshaw Infants. She enjoys singing and will often sing to the class....whether they want her to or not! She is also a keen gardener and loves being surrounded by nature, both in her own garden and out about when walking. She also loves to travel to far away places such as Peru, China and India and can’t wait to start travelling again.

Mike Pearce

Mike Pearce

Finance Chair

Mike was born in Warwick, grew up in the neighbouring town of Leamington Spa and joined the Royal Navy at the age of 17. He served in ships and shore establishments in different parts of the world and retired from the Navy after 35 years service in 1999.

After working in London for two years he moved to a position with a small service charity and housing association based in Portsmouth and retired in 2012. He made his permanent home in Portsmouth in 1978 and currently lives in Southsea.

He has been a governor of Stamshaw Infant School for over 6 years and welcomes the opportunity to continue his involvement as a governor in both schools. He is married, has two children and five grandchildren, and has a keen interest in Education, Travel, Rugby  and Information Technology. 

 

Sam Cantini - Deputy Headteacher - Stamshaw Junior School

Sam Cantini

Deputy Headteacher

Stamshaw Junior School

Sam has worked in education for 23 years, over 20 of those in Portsmouth. She had a brilliant teacher, Mrs Merrill at the age of 7; this drove her passion to be teacher and make a difference. Her ethos is that everyone deserves the chance to sparkle!

She was born in Germany, as her dad was in the army and she then grew up in Dorset. She moved to Portsmouth when she was doing her teaching degree and never moved away. She is married, with three children and one grandson; they make her proud every single day.She loves art and is learning how to paint, which she really enjoys and would like to spend more time doing. She also likes to learn new things, standing by the phrase that every day is a learning day.

She loves working at Stamshaw Junior and is proud to be part of the school’s journey.

Jo Watson - Deputy Headteacher - Stamshaw Infant School

Jo Watson

Deputy Headteacher

Stamshaw Infant School

 

 

Governor Information

Name Term of Office Appointed By Responsibilities

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Sherri Bailey - Chair of Governors Oct 2020 - UNICAT

Safeguarding & Attendance

 
Rob Jones Oct 2020 - UNICAT Headteacher SJS  
Jo Cooper Oct 2020 - UNICAT Headteacher SIS  
Emma Aldred Oct 2020 - UNICAT

Curriculum Chair, SEND & Pupil Premium

 
Mike Bond Oct 2020 - UNICAT

COVID Risk Assessment & Staff

 
Charlotte Carter Oct 2020 - UNICAT COVID Risk Assessment  
Anna Fancey Oct 2020 - UNICAT Staff  
Susan Hodges Oct 2020 - UNICAT Data Protection  
Jonathon Mackay Oct 2020 - UNICAT

Premises and Health & Safety

 
Dave Morling Oct 2020 - UNICAT Data Protection  
Cally Payne Oct 2020 - UNICAT Staff  
Mike Pearce Oct 2020 - UNICAT Finance chair  

 

LGB Attendance Data