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

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Our School Governors

The TSF governing body consists of the Executive 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 Executive Headteacher and two school management teams. Find out more about our Governing Body below...

Governing Body Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for a Co-opted Governor to join our team. Please see the covering letter for more information. Application deadline: Friday 14th February. Interview window: Mon 24th to Fri 28th February.

 

Recruitment Covering Letter - Feb 2020

TSF Co-Opted Gov Application Form - Feb 2020

TSF Governor Job Description - Feb 2020

TSF Governor Person Spec - Feb 2020

TSF Secure handling of DBS Information

TSF Employment of Ex-Offenders

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

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Sub-Committees

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) - Chair: Fiona Optholt
  • Resources – Chair: Piers Allen
  • Pupils, Parents & Community (PPC) – Chair: Jane Burton
  • Finance - Chair: Simon Bradley

The current Chair of the FGB is Simon Bradley
The current Vice Chair of the FGB is Harry Owen

Governing Body Register of Interests 2019-2020

Name:
Category of Governor:
Committees:
Appointed By:
Date of Appointment:
Term of Office:
Pecuniary Interests:Attendance Record:
2018 - 2019:
Jamie Allen
Deputy Headteacher of Junior School
Associate Member
TL&A
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
4 Years
None registered.7/7
Piers Allen
LA Governor
Resources, PPC & Pay
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
4 Years
Lincoln Avenue Residents Assn,
FORCE,
Friends of Kneller Gardens,
Richmond Health & Wellbeing Board,
Twickenham & Richmond Liberal Democrats (Co-Chair)
8/11
Simon Bradley
Co-Opted
TL&A & Finance
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
4 Years
Has a child who attends another school in the locality.
Is related to a member of school staff.
10/10
Olubukola Braithwaite
Co-Opted
PPC, Finance & Pay
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
4 Years
Has a child who attends another school in the locality.10/11
Jane Burton
Co-Opted
TL&A
Governing Body appointment
10 October 2017
4 Years
Has a child who attends another school in the locality. Is a member of school staff.6/7
François Côté
Co-Opted
Resources, Finance & Pay
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
4 Years
None registered10/11
Jo Dyson
Co-Opted
TL&A
Governing Body appointment
17 May 2019
4 Years
None registeredNewly appointed
Nina Ghosh
Senior Administrative Officer TJS
Associate Member
PPC
Governing Body appointment
6 December 2017
4 Years
None registered1/7
Nandita Hume
SBM TJS
Associate Member
Finance & Resources
Governing Body appointment
6 December 2017
4 Years
None registered7/10
Caroline Jenkins
Staff
PPC
Elected by staff of both schools
5 October 2018
4 Years
None registered6/7
Ciaran Jones
Co-Opted
TL&A
Governing Body appointment
13 September 2018
4 Years
None registered7/7
Param Kundi
Parent
PPC
Elected by Parents of both schools
7 November 2017
4 Years
Self employed IT Consultant.6/7
Tom Lalonde
Parent
Resources
Elected by Parents of both schools
3 October 2018
4 Years
None registered7/7
Fiona Optholt
Deputy Headteacher of Infant School
Associate Member
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
4 Years
None registered7/7
Harry Owen
Co-Opted
Resources
Governing Body appointment
2 October 2018
4 Years
None registered.6/7
Gemma Hobcraft
Co-Opted

Governing Body appointment
10 January 2020
4 Years
None registered.Newly appointed
Laura Sands
SBM TIS
Associate Member
Finance & Resources
Governing Body appointment
5 December 2017
4 Years
None registered.6/10
Debra Staynes
School Secretary TIS
Associate Member
PPC
Governing Body appointment
5 December 2017
4 Years
None registered.1/7
Lynne Thompson
Executive Headteacher
Ex-Officio
Finance, Resources & Pay
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
None registered.11/11
Vacancy
Co-opted
N/aN/aN/a

Past Members of the Governing Body

Name:
Category of Governor:
Committees:

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

Carlene Boland
Co-Opted
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
4 Years
Resigned on 19/01/18
N/aN/a
Fiona Auty
Co-Opted
PPC
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
4 Years
Resigned on 24 May 2018
N/aN/a
Fiona Bricknell
Staff Governor
TL&A
Elected by staff of both schools
10 October 2017
4 Years
Resigned on 21 July 2018
N/aN/a
Louise Henshaw
Parent
PPC
Elected by Parents
7 November 2017
4 Years
Resigned on 4 Sept 2018
N/aN/a
Hannah Powles
Co-Opted
Resources
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
4 Years
Resigned on 26 March 2019
N/aN/a
Michelle Tempest Mitchell
Co-opted
TL&A
Governing Body appointment
26 September 2017
4 Years
Resigned on 21 July 2019
N/aN/a
Chris PowellGoverning Body appointment 26/09/2017
Resigned on 03/12/2019
N/aN/a