Alice Fairbairn - Chair
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.
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.
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.