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Meet our governors

Jason Chamberlin - Chair

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Jason is a co-opted governor who was appointed by the Governing Board. His current term of office runs from 30/11/18 - 29/11/2022 and he is a member of the Pay, HT Appraisial, and Finance committees. He is also responsible for overseeing Humanities. Jason's attendance is 92%.

Register of Interests: Royal Bank of Scotland (employer)

I am an experienced manager, having worked in the banking industry for over 20 years. I have a range of skills including business and finance, in particular significant experience of lending assessment & control, & budget management of multi-million pound global business cases.  

Judith Pine

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Judith is a co-opted governor who was appointed by the Governing Board. Her term of office runs from 04/09/17 - 03/09/21 and she is a member of the Pay, HT Appraisal, and Staffing committees. She is also responsible for overseeing Safeguarding and Arts.  Judith's attendance is 86%. 

Register of Interests: Alamo Blinds (business)

I have served on the governing board of Garland Junior School as a member of staff and now as a community governor. I have worked as a personal assistant for a director of British Telecom, as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant at Garland for 8 years and am now a director of a window blinds business.

 

Peter Patterson

101(4)

Peter is a co-opted governor who was appointed by the Governing Board. His term of office runs from 12/07/16 - 11/07/20 and he is a member of the Finance and Exclusions committees. He is also responsible for overseeing Health & Safety and Premises. Although Peter's attendance at meetings is 54% due to work commitments, he is a frequent visitor to school at other times and conducts regular H&S and Premises inspection walks.

Register of Interests: Flooring contractor

I have been within the construction industry for the past 14 years and hold a C.S.C.S. card which is a construction skills certification scheme set up by the government to ensure health and safety on sites throughout the industry. I have undergone Cat B Asbestos training and I am experienced in writing method statements and risk assessments for sites, and COSHH reports. 

Tom Brunson

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Tom is the staff governor and was appointed by staff ballot. His term of office runs from 04/10/16 - 03/10/20 and he is responsible for overseeing the curriclum and for representing the staff. Tom's attendance is 77%.

Register of Interests: None

Britt Measures

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Britt is a co-opted governor who was appointed by the Governing Board. Her term of office runs from 21/3/20 - 20/3/24 and she is a member of the Finance, Exclusions, and HT appraisal committees. She is also responsible for overseeing Maths. Britt's attendance is 77%. 

Register of Interests:  None

 I am a freelance marketing consultant, having worked predominantly in the technology sector for over 20 years. I have extensive experience of strategy setting, proposition and messaging development, planning and delivering marketing comms programmes and managing marketing budgets. I have always had a passion for learning and decided to become a governor as I wanted to put my skills to effective use by helping to make a positive impact on children's education in my local community.

Neil Stacey, Vice-Chair

101(5)

Neil is a parent governor who was appointed by parental ballot. His term of office runs from 12/07/17 - 11/07/21 and he is chair of the Finance committee and a member of the Pay and Staffing committees. He is also responsible for overseeing Science. Neil's attendance is 100%. 

Register of Interests:  West Berkshire Council (employer)

I am a civil engineer specialising in Highways Project Management and wanted to join the governing board at Garland in order to become more involved with the school and play a role in contributing to its success. My skills in organisation, budget management and working with people from different professional backgrounds will be put to good use as a governor. I have three children including two at Garland.  

Lizi Hawkins

Lizi is a parent governor who was appointed by parental ballot. Her term of office runs from 04/12/19 - 03/12/23. Lizi's attendance is 100%. 

Register of Interests: Independent speech therapist

I am a speech and language therapist and have worked in schools in London, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire for the past 15 years. I support children with speech and language difficulties as well as advising schools on how to be more communication friendly. I have two children at Garland and have been involved with the PTA at Mrs Bland's for five years and served as secretary for the GSA last year.

Stuart Brunson

Stuart Brunson

Stuart is a co-opted governor who was appointed by the Governing Board. His term of office runs from 03/12/18 - 02/12/22 and he is responsible for overseeing Sport. Stuart's attendance is 86%.

Register of Interest: Father of Tom Brunson (Deputy Head)

In my current role as an Estates Manager of a development, I use all my years of experience as a client relationship manager in various service settings. In my previous role as an Area Manager I provided support to a team of 18 managers with budget responsibility and accounts. I am a team builder, trainer and mentor and I believe that leadership is by example. The main theme of my working life has been to provide people with solutions they did not know they needed. I hold a current C.S.C.S. card.

Emily Dawkins, Headteacher

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Emily is an Ex-officio governor (this means a member of the governing board by virtue of their position held in school).

Her term of office began on 01/09/15 and she is a member of the Pay committee and the Finance committee. Emily's attendance is 92%. 

Register of Interests: None

Polly Cornish

Polly is a co-opted governor who was appointed by the Governing Board. Her term of office runs from 10/07/19 - 09/07/23 and she is responsible for overseeing Pupil Premium and SEND. Polly's attendance is 100%

Register of Interest:  Headteacher of New Town Primary

I am a primary school headteacher in East Reading, and wanted to have the opportunity to give something back to another school setting through making contributions to a different governing body.  I believe strong and values-driven leadership is key to a school's success, and providing the right environment and ethos to help children and colleagues both flourish and be brilliant.  I have experience in managing school finances and staffing, teaching and learning, data, school improvement and most other areas within school leadership and governance.

Chris Evans

Chris is a co-opted governor who was appointed by the Governing Board. His term of office runs from 09/10/19 - 08/10/23 and he is responsible for overseeing English. Chris' attendance is 100%

Register of Interest: Deputy Headmaster at Reading School, Governor at Prospect School

I am a former Youth Inclusion Worker, Probation Officer and Prison Chaplain with expertise in safeguarding, supporting disadvantaged students, staff recruitment and analysis of school performance data. I am very interested in the transition from primary to secondary education and have a significant knowledge of the educational context in Burghfield through inclusion work at Willink, pastoral ministry at a local church and supporting my three children through Garland and Mrs Bland's.

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