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Welcome to the Governors' section.

The Governing Body of our school is an important part of the strategic management of the school.  Its role is to help us as a school to plan and set targets to ensure we maintain high standards not only in the children's learning, but also in areas such as behaviour and safety.  Governors also look at the resources that the children and staff have available to them to help enrich the curriculum and the learning opportunities for the children.  As part of all of this the Governing Body also ensure budgets are set and are in compliance with Government and local guidelines. 

 

The Governing Body regularly reviews the skillsets it has to ensure that it is effective within its role and looks to recruit governors accordingly.  If you think that you may have the qualities required to become a governor at the school, please do not hesitate to contact either the Chairs of Governors, Claire Morris or the Clerk to Governors via the school office on info@onslow.surrey.sch.uk    

 

The Governing Body at Onslow Infant School consists of 14 Members. 

The Governing Body is broken down as follows: 2 elected Parent Governors; 1 Local Authority appointed Governors; 9 Co-Opted Governors; 2 members of Staff including the Head Teacher.
 

The Governing Body and each of its Committees meets at least once a term.  Currently there are 2 committees, Children and Learning and Finance & Staffing.  

 

Some Governors also take on a nominated role such as Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs or British Values and report back to the Governing Body regularly on these subject matters.  In this way Governors are kept informed as to what is happening in the school and can then also further support the staff involved with these subject matters when necessary.

 

Governor Information (updated 02/2021)

Name Governor CategoryTerm of Office
Start Date
Term of
Office End Date 
Committee Membership Positions of Responsibility 
Katherine Donlon

Ex Officio 

  Finance, Staffing & Premises and
Children & Learning 
Head  Teacher
Claire MorrisCo-opted 06.12.201905.12.2023Finance, Staffing & Premises Chair Of Governors
Ashley TaylorsonCo-opted 01.12.202130.11.25Children and Learning  
Claire Bryant Co-opted 01.09.202101.09.2025Children and Learning Safeguarding 
Charlotte LesterCo-opted 01.12.202130.11.2025Finance, Staffing & Premises   
Sam Merchant Co-opted 31.03.202031.03.2024Finance, Staffing & Premises Chair of F,S & P
Jess Sinclair Co-opted 31.03.202031.03.2024Children & Learning

Vice Chair 

Chair of F,S & P 

Roberta Guerrina  Co-opted 07.07.202007.07.2024Children & LearningSEN
Will SalmonLA 06.12.201905.12.2023Finance, Staffing & Premises   
Amanda PardoeStaff Governor 11.02.2211.02.26Children & Learning  
Shradda Baviskar Parent  24.01.202124.01.2025tbc 
Vacancy Co-Opted     
VacancyCo-Opted     
Vacancy Parent Governor     

 

Governor Attendance for the year 2020-2021

Governor Full Name

Attendance at FGB

Attendance at Committee

 Amanda Pardoe4/52/3
 Claire Morris5/54/4
 Jess Sinclair5/53/3
 Katy Peters5/53/3
 Roberta Guerrina 5/53/3
 Sam Merchant5/53/3
 Tim Bevans4/53/3
 Katherine Donlon5/53/3 3/4
 Will Salmon4/53/4
 Ashley Harris3/51/3
 Rosie Marsden-Farmer

4/5

1/3
Shradda Baviskar 1/1n/a 

 

Material Interest arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff - NONE 

 

Register of Declared Governor Interests 2021-2022 (as at 30/09/2022)

Governor Name

Name of organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date declared

Miss Katherine Donlon

Onslow Infant School

School

Employed by SCC as Head Teacher

16/09/20

Ms Jess Sinclair

DrumAdvertising

Employee

18/09/19

Ms Sam Merchant

AlliotsAccountancyAssociate 

18/09/19

Mrs Amanda Pardoe

Onslow infant School

School

Employed by SCC as a teacher

18/09/19

Prof Roberta Guerrina  tbc 09/09/20
Mr Will SalmonGuildford Borough CouncilLA Elected Member 06/12/19
Mrs Claire Morris 
  1. Guildford Borough Council
  2. Spouse - Waymont Consulting 
  3. Mayors Local Distress Fund 
  4. Guildford Book Festival 

 

  1. LA
  2. ICT 
  3. Charity 
  4. Charity
  1. Employee
  2. Director 
  3. Trustee
  4. Treasurer 
10/12/19
Ms Shradda BaviskarBright Ray - Life Coaching Sha's Kitchen

Life Coaching 

Catering 

Owner 

Owner

24/01/21
Ms Claire Bryant 

Cherry Trees 

Project Management 

Respite provider

Consultant  

employee 

Spouse 

20/09/21
Charlotte Lister DWPGovernment Employee19/07/21
Ashley Taylorson   tbc 

 

 

Register of Declared Interests of Governors that have left in the last 12 months

Governor Name

Name of

organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date

declared

 
Tim Bevans White Lodge CentreCharityTrustee18/09/2019 
Katy Peters   None   
Ashley Harris   None   

Ms Stacey Reynolds

Onslow Infant School

School

Employed by SCC as Teacher

01/10/21

 

Mr Steven Hill

NoneNone None 01/09/2020 
Mrs Rosamund Marsden Farmer Onslow Infant SchoolEducation Staff Member 05/12/2021 

 

Attendance of Governors who have left the Governing Body within the last 12 months

Governor

Full Name

Governor

Category

Term of office

Start date

Term of office

End date

Membership
of Committees

Positions of responsibility

Attendance

 Tim BevansCo-Opted   Children and Learning Safeguarding 

4/5

3/3

Katy Peters Co-Opted   Children and Learning Chair 

5/5

3/3

Ashley Harris Parent   Children and Learning  

3/5

1/3

Stacey Reynolds Staff   Children and Learning  

1/1

0/1

Steven HillCo-opted 30.09.201701.09.2021F,S & P 

 

3/5

2/4

Rosamund Marsden -Farmer 

Staff 05.12.201704.12.2021Children& Learning  

4/5

1/3

Schools Financial Bench Marking 

 

Please click the link for Schools Financial Bench Marking 

 

Onslow Infant School has no employees with a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.

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