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Governors

The members may appoint up to 5 governors. The members may appoint staff governors through such process as they may determine, provided that such total numbers (including the Headteacher) who are employees of the school does not exceed one third of the total number of governors. Parent governors shall be elected by parents of registered students. The Secretary of State may appoint governors in certain circumstances.

Governors are subject to retirement by rotation but are eligible for re-election at the meetings at which they retire. The governors to retire are those who have been longest in office since their last election or appointment.

  • Name:  Rob Williams
  • Type of Governor:  Chair of Governors, Parent Governor 
  • Linked Department (s): Science
  • Background: Science education to A level BA (Hons) in Film Studies, management career in Blue Chip retail. Work in technology and mobile communicators sector for past twenty years. Owner of a Royal Warrant holding telecoms company for past eight years and a productivity expert working with various large organisations. 
  • What I bring to the Governing Body:  As a passionate advocate of volunteering, I bring decades of experience working in organisations of various sizes and forms. With two very different children at or about to join FHES, I experience varying perspectives of teh school to help inform governance. I also engage in visits and support extra curricular activity to further inform my view of the school. My goal is to work with the leadership team to ensure continuous improvements in all aspects of school life. 
  • Other interests: Cricket coach in local schools via Aldershot Cricket Club, Secretary of Basingstoke Ice Skating Club. Playing cricket, tennis and basketball. Supporting my children in their chosen hobbies (ice skating and tennis).
  • Email address: efuller@fhes.org.uk 
  • Name: Sally Walker
  • Type of Governor:  Parent Governor
  • Linked Department(s): Maths, Science
  • Background: Electronic Engineering/Logistics Engineer (pre Children!) Parent of 4 boys
  • What I bring to the Governing Body: I have been a school governor since 2004 and I am Chair of Governors at a local infant school. 3 of my boys have been through or are currently at FHES and I have another who will start there in 2019.
  • Other interests: With 4 boys there is not a lot of time for other interests! I like reading and belong to a book club. I am also partial to a bit of online gaming.
  • Email address: efuller@fhes.org.uk
  • Name: David Young
  • Type of Governor: Parent Governor
  • Linked Department(s): PE
  • Background: Worked for Royal Mail 27 Years Parent Governor 2003 - 2007 Weybourne Infant School Treasurer 2007- 2011 William Cobbett Junior School Association Parent Governor 2011 to date Farnham Heath End School
  • What I bring to the Governing Body: What I bring to the Governing Body - To ensure that the highest quality of outstanding education in terms of staffing and facilities continues for students during my term as a Parent Governor at Farnham Heath End School.
  • Other interests: Support Aldershot Town FC and aim to watch all games home and away again this season!!!
  • Email address: efuller@fhes.org.uk
  • Name: Andy Downes
  • Type of Governor: Community
  • Linked Department(s): PE
  • Background: Currently an Operational Director in Royal Mail covering London and the South East. I am married with 2 children aged 13 and 9. I have always lived in the Farnham area and attended Heath End School in 1973 but finished my education in Weydon.
  • What I bring to the Governing Body: I want to shape and evolve FHES as we enter Acadamy status to ensure that we continually improve the standard of education for our students.
  • Other interests: Season ticket holder at Fulham FC. A Management Coach at various levels. Tracing my family tree (any tips please). Battle history particularly WW1 Currently trying to learn how to fly a model airoplane.
  • Email address: andy.downes@royalmail.com
  • Name: Lisa Jones
  • Type of Governor: Parent Governor
  • Linked Department(s): Performing Arts
  • Background: LSA at a feeder junior school
  • What I bring to the Governing Body: Working in a school and being a parent, I feel that I understand things from both perspectives.
  • Other interests: Secretary to 2nd Aldershot Scout Group
  • Email address: lisadawnjones@gmail,com
  • Name: Vince Scanella
  • Type of Governor: Community
  • Linked Department(s):
  • Background: I have worked in FE since 1989. I joined the Sixth Form College, Farnborough in 1994 as Head of Biology and was promoted to Director of Teaching for Learning as a result of my work with colleagues on preferred styles of learning and the role of emotional intelligence on maximising student performance. In 2010 I became Deputy Principal at the College with responsibility for curriculum and innovation.
  • What I bring to the Governing Body: I hope to bring my expertise in improving teaching and learning to the governing body as well as helping the school to improve transition arrangements for pupils wishing to go onto further study post 16.
  • Other interests: What little time my 3 children, wife and dog leave me is spent pursuing my lifelong interest in all aspects of natural history. As with many of us in middle age, gardening is another increasingly pleasant distraction!
  • Email address: vscannella@farnborough.ac.uk
 
  • Name:  Justin Price
  • Type of Governor: Co-opted
  • Linked Department(s):  SEN 
  • Background:  A serving Headteacher in a Special School for Children with Complex Social Communication Needs. 25 years of experience in special education.
  • What I bring to the Governing Body:  11 years as a Headteacher of two Surrey special schools that I have led to Outstanding Ofsted Inspections. Knowledge spans all aspects of running a school and being on these two Governing bodies. I am a parent of 3 children who have, is currently and will attend Farnham Heath End School.
  • Other interests: Supporter of Liverpool Football Club, Dog Walking, Vegetarian Cooking, Growing vegetables and keeping chickens.
  • Email address: jprice@freemantles.surrey.sch.uk 
  • Name: Neil Taylor
  • Type of Governor:  Vice Chair of Governors, Parent Governor
  • Linked Department(s):
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  • Name: Nick Phillips
  • Type of Governor: Headteacher – Staff Governor
  • Background: Having over 20 years experience in education, Headteacher at FHES since 2010 and Vice-Principal in a school in Guildford previously.
  • What I bring to the Governing Body: The perspective of the school.
  • Other interests: I swim and walk my dogs every day. My wife and I enjoy travel.
  • Email address: nphillips@fhes.org.uk
  • Name: Lesley Holl
  • Type of Governor: Staff Governor
  • Linked Department(s):
  • Background: Over 20 years in education with a variety of roles and responsibilities including Special Needs Assistant, Specialist School team member and more recently Learning Resource Centre Manager. Outside of school, I am a judge for the Education Resource Awards and BETT Awards.
  • What I bring to the Governing Body: My knowledge and experience of a range of educational issues acquired through the various roles I have undertaken enables me to make an informed contribution to the Governing Body.
  • Other interests: Family history research, collecting Susie Cooper porcelain, travelling in Europe, particularly France
  • Email address: lholl@fhes.org.uk
  • Name: Jo Carpenter
  • Type of Governor: Staff Governor
  • Linked Department(s):
  • Background:  I studied for a BA Hons degree in Textile design and durign this time realised my desire to become a teacher. After completing my degree, I worked as a TA in a primary school for two years where I gained valuable experience and knowledge of the primary education sector. However, my true passion was to teach Art and Design at secondary level. I studied for my PGCE at Reading University and compelted my NQT year at Farnham Heath End School, it is now my fourth year at the school. I am very interested in learning more about the school and the education system.
  • What I bring to the Governing Body:  I am very passionate about teaching and the welfare of our students and staff at FHES. I have four years of teaching experience in the secondary sector. I have an understanding of how studetns learn and what might impact their learning. 
  • Other interests: I enjoy being outdoors and active - spending time with family and friends.   
  • Email address: jcarpenter@fhes.org.uk
  • Name: Sarah Luke
  • Type of Governor: Parent Governor
  • Linked Department(s): SEN, Safeguarding
  • Background: Qualified Social Worker, social work practice educator, currently I work for Barnardos supporting families through specialist parenting programmes along with supervising University social work students.
  • What I bring to the Governing Body:  I have extensive knowledge of safeguarding children and young people. I have a good knowledge of SEN and currently work with parents/families with children and young people who have Autism, ADHD and challenging behaviour. I am keen to promote an 'education for all' ethos within the school.
  • Other interests: Running round for 3 teenagers! Aqua aerobics and walking, currently studying for a Masters in practice education which takes up a lot of my spare time.  
  • Email address: efuller@fhes.org.ukundefined
  • Name:  Emmie Harris
  • Type of Governor: Parent Governor
  • Linked Department(s): TBC 
  • Background:  Married, other to 3 daughters, the eldest of which attends Farnham Heath End School. Has worked for 17 years within local law enforcement and criminal justice. 
  • What I bring to the Governing Body:  Long term problem solving and organisational skills, risk management, conflict resolution, communication on behalf of the parent community and a desire to help develop the school, its' students and staff to be the best they can be. I also pride myself on application of common sense, integrity and informed decision making. 
  • Other interests:  Travelling, cooking, enjoying family and friends.
  • Email address:  efuller@fhes.org.uk