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Governors

Alice Fairbairn - Chair

I have been Chair of Governors at SFIS since September 2021 and I really enjoy contributing to this thriving and nurturing school. My son spent three happy years here, so I have seen first hand what a great school it is. I am a senior civil servant in my day job, with 17 years of experience in a range of roles, which I hope I am able to draw on effectively to support the school.

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Mullen - Vice Chair

I started as a parent governor at SFIS in 2017 whilst both of my children were attending the school.  It has been a privilege to work alongside the headteacher and staff at SFIS to ensure that such a special and unique school continues to thrive and excel for all of the children there.  I am currently the Vice Chair and have a lead for SEN, which is a particular passion of mine.  The most enjoyable part of being a governor is being able to come into the school to meet all the wonderful children and hear about their learning.  Outside of the role of governor, I work as a team manager for a youth offending service, where the knowledge and experience I have gained has been useful in allowing me to support the school as a governor.

 

 

Ed Paintin

A serving Army Officer based in Aldershot, both Ed's children attended South Farnborough Infant School where his wife is a member of the teaching staff.  Ed has been a School Governor and Associate Governor for 4 years and currently serves as a member of the Performance Management Team.

 

 

 

Jo Udall

I joined as a Parent Governor in 2021 when my youngest daughter was in Reception, but I have been involved with this fantastic school as a parent since my eldest daughter started in 2017.  I bring a strong finance and HR background to the role from my day job as a Senior Manager at a large global organisation.  I also bring a passion for learning and growth.

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Baker

I have loved South Farnborough Infant School from my first visit there, whilst looking at infant schools for my daughter.  I immediately knew it was a special place to be.  My daughter has thrived in her time here when a chance came up to contribute as Governor, I was keen to fulfil the role.  I am a teacher in my professional life, which I feel gives me a well rounded view of both the operational and strategic running of the school.  I hope I can successfully use my skills to help continue and support the amazing provision SFIS provides.

 

 

 

Kirsty Dickenson

I was delighted to be elected as a Parent Governor in 2021.  I have a son in Year 1 and twins who will join the school in a few years time.  I have loved my work as a primary school teacher and private tutor and aim to bring expertise and enthusiasm to the Governing Board of this wonderful school.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Brown

Having been instantly impressed with the school and leadership team when my son started at SFIS in 2018, I volunteered to become an associate governor later that year. Since then, my two daughters have started their education with SFIS and I am proud to play a part in the success of their school. It has been a real pleasure to have the opportunity to get involved in school life, and provide input and perspectives drawn from my career in the Army and as a Management Consultant. I am particularly keen on generating community engagement both through the school and more widely within North Camp. The most rewarding aspect of being a governor is seeing happy, engaged children and professionally fulfilled staff during the school visits; all aimed at maintaining the SFIS as a key part of  North Camp life.

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