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Governing Body

The Governing Body is an integral part of our Littleton learning community. Governors work closely with the Headteacher to set the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school as well as challenge the capital, educational and financial plans.

All governors have an area of curriculum responsibility that they oversee and they visit the school on a regular basis to meet with our Curriculum Champions and pupils.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Our Chair of Governors is Rev. Tim Rose. If you need to make contact with Rev. Rose please contact the school office via info@littleton.surrey.sch.uk

All policies are current for the academic year 2023-2024. The Governing Body reviews policies in line with their schedule of policies.

Governor Membership

 

Govern

or Full

Name

Category

Term of

Office start date

Term of Office end date

Appointing Body

Committee membership

Position of

Responsibility

2022- 2023

Attendance at

FGB Meetings

Current

 

 

NB From December 2020 Resources and Teaching & Learning Committees were replaced with FGB  meetings.

Miss Blair 

Poland

 

Headteacher

01.09.2017

01.9.2021

01.9.2023

31.08.2021

31.8.2023

School staff

 

Safeguarding SEND & SIAMS

7/7

Mr Timothy Mark Rose

Foundation Governor

21.05.2013

N/A

Ex-Officio - Officiating Minister at St

Mary Magdalene Church

HTPM

Chair of Governors

LAC, SIAMS & PSHE

8/8

Mrs Sarah

Louise Newell

Little

Foundation Governor

1.9.2020

31.8.2024

PCC

A, P

SIAMS & Humanities

8/8

Mr Jonathan Baker

Foundation

01.09.2018

01.09.2022

31.08.2022

31.08.2026

PCC

A.      P

 

7/8

Mr Kevin Martin

Foundation

10.02.2023 

09.02.2027

Deanery Synod

A, HTPM, P

 Science

6/8

Mrs Mtinawa   Banda

Local Authority

Governor

3.10.18

2.10.2022

2.10.2022

1.10.2026

LA Governor

 

 

 

 Music

7/8

Rachel Reece-Smith

Foundation

9.12.2020

16.11.2022

15.11.2022

15.11.2026

Foundation PCC

 

Phonics & Early Reading 

Outdoor Learning

7/8

Lisa Middleton-Clifton

Parent

16.11.2022

15.11.2026

Elected by Parents

 

Mathematics & P.E

8/8

Luke Nicolaou

Foundation

16.11.2022

15.11.2026

Foundation

Deanery Synod

 

Computing & Online Safety

GDPR

7/8

Simon Hill

Parent

16.11.2022

15.11.2026

Elected by parents

 

Design & Technology 

Art

8/8

Rachel Gray

 

 

Teacher

01.9.2023

31.8.2027

Elected by staff

 

Science

New appointment

Lynda Simpson

Co-Opted Governor

29.11.2023

28.11.2027

Appointment by FGB (Co-Opted)

 

SEND 

New Appointment

Left in the last 12 months

Mrs Rachel Barton

Staff Governor

01.09.2012

31.8.2023

Ex-Officio

Executive Head Teacher Littleton & Ashford Partnership

Mrs Dawn Hare

Co-Opted

 14.12.2019

 13.12.2023

Appointed by FGB (Co-Opted)

Safeguarding Governor

7/8

Committee Key

 

Constitution of the Governing Body: 

(14 Governors)

2x Parent Governors

1x LA Governor

2x Staff (Including the Headteacher)  

1x Co-opted Governor

8x Foundation (2x LDBS), (3xPCC), (2xDeanery), (1x ex-officio)

1.12.2022 - Currently 3 vacancies (2x LDBS, 1 Co-opted)

P

Pay

A

Admissions

HTPM

Head Teacher
Performance Management

All Governors have completed a declaration of interest and any interests are listed below:

Declared Business Interests (Updated 28.9.2022)

 

 

 

Governor Full Name

Name of Organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date Declared

Jon Baker

Littleton Parochial Church Council – Treasurer

Church

Treasurer

Updated 04.10.2023

Blair Poland

Littleton C of E Infant School & Town Farm Primary School

Education

Interim Head Teacher Littleton C of E Infant School 

 Governor - Town Farm School

updated 04.10.2023

 

Luke Nicolaou

Eduthing Ltd, Pogo Progress, Eduthing Software services, Octiva Ltd, Data Cloud backup ltd.

IT

Director

Updated 04.10.2023

Rachel Gray

Littleton C of E Infant School

Education

Employed as a teacher

04.10.2023

Lisa Middleton-Clifton

 

Littleton C of E Infant School

Education

 HSA Chair (Charity)

04.10.2023

Wendy Pyke

 Clerk to the Governing Body

 Education

Ashford CE Primary SBM and Clerk

04.10.2023

 All other governors had no interests to declare.

Meeting

Date

Full Governing Body (FGB)

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Full Governing Body (FGB)

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Full Governing Body (FGB)

Wednesday 24 January 2024

Full Governing Body (FGB)

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Full Governing Body (FGB)

Wednesday 24 April 2024

Full Governing Body (FGB)

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Full Governing Body (FGB)

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Governor Profiles

The following short profiles of the governing body of Littleton C of E Infant School will hopefully provide an insight into everyone’s background and an indication of the diverse skills and experiences we collectively represent.

 Kevin Martin

As a parent I was drawn to Littleton C of E School due to its clear Christian character and learning culture. Both my children were enriched by the growth mindset vision and emanates from Mrs Barton and her excellent team. As a governor I am committed to support that continued vision to see all our children flourish and develop to their very best both as learners and people. Working within the public sector I recognise the need for all our support, teachers, parents and community alike to see Littleton School truly build on its previous success. I strongly believe that the learning to learn culture and Christian ethos are a strong partnership to allow our Children to be all they can be. I am delighted to be part of that support team to deliver the very best for our children. 

 

Sarah Louise Newell Little

I have lived locally for more than 35 years. My career was in Administration and Logistics at a senior level. I am now retired.

I was appointed as a Foundation Governor by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton. I am presently secretary to the PCC and have previously served as Churchwarden. I am member of the Admissions Committee and HTPM.

 Timothy Mark Rose

I began work with the school when I became vicar of St Mary Magdalene Littleton in May 2013. Prior to getting ordained I worked for nine years in the charity sector with East to West and then for six years on the staff of St Saviours church in Sunbury. Whilst working for East to West I spent a great deal of time working in Secondary schools and more latterly with primary and infant schools across the Spelthorne area.

Blair Poland 

I feel extremely privileged to be a part of this wonderful learning community. I started at Littleton in 2016 as an Early Career Teacher and I haven't looked back. I feel proud to now lead the school alongside a committed and dedicated team that truly cares about creating an environment where all members of our community can flourish.  I am responsible for Safeguarding and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities across the school.

Simon Hill

I am a proud parent of three children, all of which have been through Littleton. I have had a close connection with the school ever since my first child attended and felt drawn to grow the relationship by becoming a parent governor. The strong Christian ethos within the school is a huge positive and one of the main reasons we picked the school for our growing family and feel that the nurturing , family environment within Littleton is exactly what children need starting out on their learning journey. I am a serving Police Officer and have lived in Shepperton since 2015.

Lisa Middleton-Clifton

I have lived in Shepperton since 2015 and have been an active part of the local community, helping to run the local playgroup and volunteering at Littleton as a Reading Ambassador and HSA.
I started my family here in 2016 and having a background in teaching and leading in education for many years, I looked into all of the local schools before making the decision to send our children here; I feel very lucky that my two daughters will have Littleton to reflect on as their first experience of school. 
I am passionate about school development and ensuring that every child has the chance to reach their potential and thrive throughout the most important years of their academic life.  I am committed to ensuring that my experience of education is used to continue to improve and develop Littleton and I strive to be the critical friend that is required of a governor in supporting the school to continue being the best it can be for our children.

Jonathan Baker (PCC Governor)

I have lived in Shepperton most of my life, having attended Littleton School myself as a child. I therefore have a very close personal link with the school as well as St Mary Magdalene Church. I am very proud to return to the school as a PCC governor having originally been appointed in September 2014. This was at the same time that my daughter started her own learning journey at our fantastic school. I was re-appointed in 2018 and I am also now a member of the Resources and Admissions Committee. I have worked in the travel and hotel industry for over 20 years and work in Revenue Management at a large hotel chain based out of Heathrow.

Luke Nicolaou

Profile Pending

Rachel Reece Smith 

I've been part of the Littleton community for over ten years with all three of my daughters starting their learning journeys here. I will always be grateful to the Littleton team for the excellent start they received and the way they nurtured and equipped them for the next phase of their education.
I've been a governor since 2020 and have oversight of Early Reading and Phonics, Outdoor Learning and Staff Wellbeing bringing appropriate support and challenge to these areas through regular monitoring visits to ensure high standards are maintained.
I am committed to the vision and values that Littleton is built on with an emphasis on instilling a growth mind set in each child, enabling them to develop in resilience and be the best learners they can be.
Professionally, I've worked for the Home Office for 21 years, mainly in Programme and Projects delivering IT capabilities to enhance Border Security.

Rachel Gray

I first joined Littleton in 2019 as a trainee teacher and then I started as a Newly Qualified Teacher in 2020. As soon as I joined the school I felt a part of a very special learning community. I look forward to being a staff governor at Littleton to continue the schools learning journey. I am responsible for science and computing across the school. 

 

Governor Policies