Our school governors are very supportive and freely give their time in order to ensure that the school meets all legal requirements as regards regulations and that the school is run efficiently in the best interest of everyone. The Governing Body is made up of people nominated by different bodies.
Clerk to Governors
Mrs Jan Ward
Chair of Governors
Mr Anton Willerton
Mrs Donna Amess
Revered Fiona Cotton-Betteridge
Mr Dean Ghest
Miss Donna Vines
Mr Ray Borrell
Mrs Kari Cotten-Betteridge
Ms Sonya Hundal
Mr Richard Wood
All members have voting rights on the committee that they sit upon.
Finance and Staffing
Reverend Fiona Cotton-Betteridge - Chair
Committee for School Improvement
Donna Amess - Chair
Reverend Fiona Cotton-Betteridge
I am a LA Governor appointed by the Local Authority in 2014. I am also married to Mrs Willerton who is a teaching assistant within the school. Additionally, I have an indirect interest in 'Paul Garrill Construction.' I serve on both the finance and CSI committees.
Born in the village, I attended school in Friskney before leaving for Skegness Grammar School at the age of eleven. I went on to train as an engineer and although my work eventually took me all around the world, I always managed to remain living in this tiny corner of rural England.
I took early retirement six years ago, having worked much of my adult life in a senior operational management role within the engineering industry, apart from a few years which I spent as a curriculum manager in the Further Education sector.
I am happily married to Sally, who is employed as a T.A. at the school. We have two married children and four grandchildren , two of whom are also former pupils of this school.
Having always lived in the area, I’ve long taken an active part in community life. During different periods of office I have served as a local councillor for more than 20 years, previously been a primary school governor for 18 years ,of which I was chair for 10 of those and been a member of Wainfleet Theatre Club since my teens. I am also proud to boast that, although it is some time ago, I spent a number of happy and successful years playing for Friskney Football Club.
I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese and have served since 2010, prior to that I was a parent governor from 2006, when my two daughters attended. On their leaving I became a foundation governor in 2010.
I am the Health and Safety governor, a role I am also involved in at work which is as an agricultural technician for a John Deere franchise. I also sit on the Finance and Staffing committee.
I like to think that not being involved in education in any form as a profession, I can see things from a different angle.
My interest in 'Friskney All Saints' Church of England School could be described as 'deep rooted', as my daughters being the fourth generation to attend;my grandmother started from towards the end of WW1, my mother (who was also a teacher here) towards the end of WW2, myself in the 70s and my two daughters in the early 2000s.
I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese and have served since 2012. I currently have responsibility for IT, Sports and Drugs. I serve on the finance committee as well as the committee for school improvement.
Having worked within the IT industry for 20+ years, I currently work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise as an Account Executive where I manage the delivery of IT services to a range of Clients. This also includes the management of a multi million Dollar budget. When I did technical work, I was a Database Administrator, looking after a number of database including the HMRC Self-Assessment database and one for a funeral parlor. Prior to this I worked for the MoD.
I have extensive people management experience and actually had 187 staff at one point. I am also part of a panel who perform staff investigations.
The IT & finance links comes via my work, for the sports, I ran for Shropshire in my youth, but I have no idea where the drugs come from!
My son is at the school and is so happy to be part of something wonderful.
I am an Ex officio Governor and have been so since 2008. As the Priest-in-Charge at All Saints Parish Church, Friskney, a place on the governing body of All Saints Friskney School, goes with that role which is because the school has a church foundation.
I have considerable experience as a school governor having served for many years as a foundation governor of Archbishop Cranmer Church of England School, Aslockton a Primary school and I also served for fiver years on a secondary school governing body.
As a governor I have tended to favour student & staffing so have experience of performance management, recruitment - including of a head teacher, home school agreements, admissions policy and discipline committees.
In this school I try to be involved fully with both committees and I am currently chair of finance.
My grandson is currently a pupil of the school.
I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese and have served since 2015. I live in Friskney with my husband and two sons. My eldest has attended Friskney Primary School since we moved here from the USA 4 years ago. We have enjoyed being part of the Friskney community and I am looking forward to being involved in the development of the school.
I am a Parent Governor elected in November 2015. I am married to Mrs Wood a teaching assistant within the school. My daughter attends the school.
Before moving to Friskney in 2009, I ran my own small building business, doing conversions and extensions. Now I am still a self-employed builder, but also have set up my own smallholding, which is my real pleasure in life. I am looking forward to helping with the development of the school.
Two of my three children are now in secondary education and one in year six at Friskney. All three have attended Friskney All Saints. I have had a career in retail and supply chain management but now run a small artisan bakery. For the past few years I have been part of the Friskney Village Hall Committee with responsibility for policies. I also listen to young readers one afternoon a week in Red Class and volunteer on some class trips.
My name is Jan Ward and I am the Clerk to the Governors. My role entails producing agendas for meetings, taking minutes and dealing with correspondence to the Governors.
I first came to live in Wainfleet in 2009 and I became involved in several different local organisations where I have met, and made new friends. At present, I am clerk to both the Wainfleet local councils and I act as clerk to Wainfleet St Mary Poor Lands Charity. I became clerk to Friskney School Governors in November 2016 and I am enjoying my small role within the Friskney School community.
Full Governors Meetings
September 28th 2016
November 30th 2016
February 1st 2017
May 17th 2017
July 12th 2017
Finance Sub-Committee Meeting
17th October 2016 - 6pm
CSI Sub-Committee Meeting
17th October 2015 - 7.30pm
Governor Open Days
Thursday November 24th 2016
Monday March 20th 2017
Friday June 9th 2017
The parents survey conducted in Spring 2014 showed the vast majority of parents are happy with the direction the school is taking and the standards the school maintains. However 40% of parents did not know who the then Chair of Governors was, 52% did not know who the members of the governing body were and 39% did not understand the role of the governors.
The re-constituted Governing Body will be looking to address this shortcoming and ensure that governors and their role are more visible.
Extract from Parent's Survey as can be seen by clicking on the document below.( The next survey will be spring 2017)