Trafalgar Infant School is a community school belonging to the Trafalgar Schools' Federation (TSF).

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Our Governing Body

The Trafalgar Schools' Federation (TSF) Governing Body consists of the Headteacher, Staff and Parent Governors, a Local Authority Governor and Co-opted Governors.  

The Federation Governors have a legal responsibility for the overall management of each school individually and collectively and are actively involved in school life. The Governors form a management committee to support the Headteacher and two school management teams. Find out more about our Governing Body below.

Governing Body Vacancies

Trafalgar Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We have a Co-Opted vacancy (Term of Office 4 Yrs) on our GB team and are looking for somebody within the Twickenham and wider community with skills or experience in any of the following areas: health & safety, safeguarding, diversity, inclusion, leadership and chairing. We have four FGB meetings per year and three Committees which meet once per term (Tues 7pm and Thurs 8am). Governors will also be expected to undertake relevant training and to attend focused visits during the school day. Applicants will need to complete the application form with reference to the Job Description and the Person Specification (see links below) – the closing date is 20th January 2023. Successful candidates will be invited to interview. Information about becoming a Governor can be found via the following link https://www.richmond.gov.uk/school_governors or if you would like to discuss the opportunity, please email Governors@trafalgarfederation.org.uk and we can put you in touch with one of the team to answer your questions.

Application Form

Governor Job Description

Governor Person Specification

Employment of Ex-Offenders

Secure Handling of DBS Information

 

Staff Vacancies

Trafalgar Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We currently have no vacancies 

Our School Governors

Parent Governors are elected by parents with children at either of the Trafalgar schools, for a 4 year term.

The Staff Governor is elected by the staff of  both Trafalgar schools, for a 4 year term.

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the governing body for a 4 year term.

The LA Governor is nominated by the Local Authority  and appointed by the governing body for a 4 year term.

If you have a concern or a complaint please see our Complaints Policy which can be found on our Polices page.

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Sub-Committees of the Governing Body

The full governing body (FGB) meets at least once a term. In order that issues such as finance, building maintenance, staffing, pupils welfare and the monitoring of developments in the teaching curriculum are addressed, the Governing Body divides into sub-committees. Each Governor is a member of at least one of the following sub-committees:

  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TL&A)
  • Finance & Resources (F&R)
  • Pupils, Parents & Community (PPC)
  • Pay

The current Chair of the FGB is Harry Owen
The current Vice Chair of the FGB is currently vacant

If you would like to contact the Governing Body please email governors@trafalgarfederation.org.uk

TSF Governing Body Register of Interests 2022-2023

Name:
Category of Governor:
Committees:
Appointed By:
Date of Appointment:
Term of Office:
Pecuniary Interests:Previous Attendance Record: 2021 - 2022
Jamie Allen
Deputy HT of TJS
Associate Member
TL&A
Governing Body reappointment on
28 September 2021
4 Years
None registered.N/a
Piers Allen
LA Governor
F&R and Pay
Governing Body reappointment
28 September 2021
4 Years
Medical publications consultant. Trustee of Lincoln Ave Estate Residents Assn. member of: FORCE, FO Kneller Gardens, FO Twick Green, Kingston Hosp Governing Council. LA responsibilities: Richmond Health & Wellbeing Board, Adult Social Care, Health & Housing Committee, Twick & Rich Lib Dems. Spouse is a senior medical professional at Guys Hosp. Trustee & Director of The Mulberry Centre West Mid Hosp7/8
Simon Bradley
Co-Opted
TL&A and F&R
Governing Body reappointment
28 September 2021
4 Years
Related to a member of school staff.10/10
Olubukola Braithwaite
Co-Opted
PPC and F&R
Governing Body reappointment
28 September 2021
4 Years
None registered.6/10
Jane Burton
Co-Opted
TL&A and PPC
Governing Body reappointment
12 October 2021
4 Years
Is a member of school staff.10/10
Richard Castle
Co-opted
PPC
Governing Body appointment
09 March 2021
4 Years
Has children who attend one of the schools.7/7
Kevin Chung
Co-Opted
TL&A and F&R
Governing Body appointment
09 March 2021
4 Years
Director of IT at Dukes Education
Has a children who attend one of the schools.
8/8
Rafina Iqbal
Staff
PPC
Elected by Staff of both schools on 11/10/2021
4 Years
None registered.7/7
Jo Dyson
Co-Opted
TL&A
Governing Body appointment
17 May 2019
4 Years
None registered.6/7
Nandita Hume
SBM TJS
Associate Member
F&R
Governing Body appointment
27/03/2022
4 Years
None registered.N/a
Sarah Keefe
Ex-Officio by virtue of being HT
A member of the GB as Ex-Officio having joined TSF on 1 September 2021None registered13/14
Laura Jennings
Parent
PPC
Elected by Parents of both schools
7 December 2021
4 Years
None registered.4/6
Suzie Robinson
Parent
PPC
Elected by Parents of both schools
10 October 2022
4 Years
None registered.N/a
Harry Owen
Co-Opted
F&R
Governing Body reappointment
2/10/2022
4 Years
Has children who attend locality schools. Works for a media company. Is a close family friend of a member of school staff.6/8
Sophie Riley
Co-Opted
TL&A
Governing Body appointment 03/03/2022Has children who attend one of the schools7/7
Laura Sands
SBM TIS
Associate Member
F&R
Governing Body appointment
5/12/2021
4 Years
None registered.N/a
Debra Staynes
School Secretary TIS
Associate Member
PPC
Governing Body appointment
5/12/2021
4 Years
None registered.N/a

Past Members of the Governing Body

Name, Category of Governor &
Committees:

Appointed By &
Date:
Term of Office:
Pecuniary Interests:Attendance Record :

Ciaran Jones
Co-Opted
Governing Body re-appointment
26 September 2022
4 Years
Left on 15 Nov 2022
Has children who attend the schools6/8 for 2021-2022
Tom Lalonde
Parent
Elected by the parnets of both schools on
3 October 2018
4 Years
Term of office ended on 2/10/2022
None registered7/7 for 2021-2022