South Farnborough Infant School

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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.



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.







Kirsty Dickenson

I was delighted to be elected as a Parent Governor in 2021.  I have a son who is now in Year 3 following three years at SFIS and twins who are now in Early Years.  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.








 Ian Barry 

I have always had a passion for learning and education, with a background in both delivery (while working in learning and development) and assessment. I am still involved in education albeit in a management role, working as Head of Operations for an apprenticeship provider.

I have been very impressed by South Farnborough ever since my daughter joined in 2021.  Their ethos and values are evident both across the curriculum and are reflected in the care and attention the team shows towards the children.

I have been part of the local community for 20 years and have seen it grow and develop over that time, so when I was asked to join the board of governors it seemed like the perfect opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering my time and sharing my knowledge and experience to hopefully help to benefit future generations.