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Governors

 

Governors

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

 

Vice Chair

Mrs Donna Amess

 

Revered Fiona Cotton-Betteridge
Mr Dean Ghest
Miss Donna Vines
Miss Emma Taylor

Mrs Kari Cotten-Betteridge

Ms Sonya Hundal

Mr Richard Wood

Mrs Carleen Dickinson

 

Subcommittees

 

All members have voting rights on the committee that they sit upon.

 

Finance and Staffing

Reverend Fiona Cotton-Betteridge - Chair

Anton Willerton

Dean Guest

Donna Amess

Ray Borrell

Sonya Hundal

 

Committee for School Improvement

Donna Amess - Chair

Reverend Fiona Cotton-Betteridge

Donna Vines

Anton Wilerton

Ray Borrell

Richard Wood

Kari Cotton-Betteridge

More about the Governors

Mr Anton Willerton - Chair of Governors

Mr Anton Willerton - Chair of Governors 1 Mr Anton Willerton

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.

Carleen Dickinson

Carleen Dickinson 1

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese in 2017.  I have lived in Friskney since 1994.  I have 5 children, the eldest of which started at the school in 2000 and my youngest 2 children currently attend the school.  I have previously been a foster carer and worked with challenging young people.  I look forward to the challenges a governor brings and hope that I can prove worthy in this role!

Dean Ghest

Dean Ghest 1

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.

Donna Amess - Vice Chair of Governors

Donna Amess - Vice Chair of Governors 1

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.  

Miss D. Vines

Miss D. Vines 1
I am the staff Governor and have been so since 2013.

Reverend Fiona

Reverend Fiona 1

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.

 

 

Kari Cotten-Betteridge

Kari Cotten-Betteridge 1

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.

Miss Emma Taylor

Miss Emma Taylor 1
I am an Ex officio Governor and have been so since 2011. The position on the board of Governors comes with my role as Head Teacher of Friskney All Saints.

Richard Wood

Richard Wood 1

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. 

Sonya Hundal

Sonya Hundal 1
I am a Parent Governor, elected in November 2015 and I have a business interest in Greenfields Bakers. I have one child at Friskney.

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.

Jan Ward - Clerk to Governors

Jan Ward - Clerk to Governors 1

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.

 

Previous Governors (Within the last 12 months)
Mrs Alison Matthews                                     Foundation Governor              1990's - 2016

Meetings

 

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

 

 

 

Governor Meeting Attendance Record 2015-2016

Governor Meeting Attendance Record 2015-2016 1
Parents' Survey

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)

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