MESSAGE FROM HOMER SCHOOL GOVERNORS
The Governors of Homer are here to challenge the school and make sure that they are being the best that they can be, both for the pupils and for themselves. As we are integral to the management of the school and members of the leadership team we are assessed alongside the school in any Ofsted inspections.
There are 8 governors in total made up of:-
- 1 Local Authority
- 4 Parents
- 1 Co-Opted
- Co-Head Teachers
- 1 Staff
In order to operate all Governors attend a Full Governing Body meeting once a term which cover the following:
- Development, school and staff
- Curriculum & school results
Besides attending meetings we have other roles that we carry out, for example we are aligned to some subjects to specifically focus on. We do this by liaising regularly with the teacher who is responsible for leading the subject. In addition we visit the school and spend time in lessons, observing how the children are progressing. We are also present at parents’ evenings and assist with parent surveys.
Towards the end of the school year we have a governor in school day. This is where we all get to join in the lessons and then at the end of the day we review the school development plan with all the staff and celebrate our successes and establish future goals for the year ahead.
But it’s not all work, we get to come to school plays and fun days like the Christmas & Summer Fairs. The role is pretty busy but very rewarding especially for a great school like Homer. If you have any questions for us we can be contacted through the school office.
Chair of Governors - Lars Swann
Lars Swann is Chair of Governors and the chairman of the finance and resources committee. He has a child in Year 4.
He runs a successful accountancy and tax business as well as a Media Company. He is also the co-founder of an online local Newspaper and a member of the British Association of Journalists.
When not at work he plays a lot of golf…
Local Authority Governor - Jacqui Doling
Vice Chair of Governors
Website Link Governor
I have been in Windsor for 18 years and live close to the school. I became a governor several years ago after deciding I wanted to get involved in something in the local community.
Financial planning and analysis
Experienced in people and performance management
Reading, walking, spending time with friends and family when we are allowed to!
Associate Governor - Clive Haines
Links: Headteachers appraisal
Parent Governor - Rachel Endacott
Chair of Standards and Curriculum
SEND: Link Governor
24 years as a teacher and senior leader in local primary schools, including Deputy Head and Inclusion Manager roles. Mum to a son and daughter who both attended Homer First.
Experienced educational leader and governor. Particular strengths with Special Educational Needs.
Sport, musical theatre, singing in a choir and family time.
Parent Governor - Ashley Cox-Higgins
Links-Health & Safety Link Governor
I have been a Parent Governor since November 2018. I am a Father of two children; one in Reception and another in Year 4. I have always had an interest in wanting to put something back into the community and I am excited to work with the team at Homer First School. I believe that all children should have the opportunity to enjoy and thrive in an environment that will enable them to achieve their full potential. As a Parent Governor, I hope to support the School in providing our children with the very best all round educational experience.
Golf, tennis and cycling in Windsor Great Park with the family.
Parent Governor - Jo Kilgallon
Links- Safeguarding, Child Protection and Sports Premium
I have worked in leisure for 22 years running a successful swimming lesson programme for the local community. I have 2 children currently at Homer and one that will be joining soon.
I believe that every child should be given the best education they can and will support the school in trying to achieve this.
Running, swimming, DIY and spending time with my family.
Parent Governor - Dave Topping
Staff Governor-Sam Lawrence