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Governors Annual report to Parents 2017/18

Governor Profiles:

Jacquie Turnbull | Chair

I was very pleased to be appointed to the Governing Body of Fairwater Primary School in September 2012.

I've had a long and varied experience in education - having been a teacher, a lecturer, and a professional trainer specialising the personal and professional development. For the past few years I have been focusing on writing, and my books for educators have been translated into several languages. My interest in the governance side of education goes back a long way: I was originally a parent governor at St. Paul's C/W Primary School when my children were pupils (my three children are all parents themselves now, and I'm a very proud grandmother to five lovely grandchildren). More recently, I was chair of Governors at Coleg Glan Hafren up until the merger that created Cardiff & Vale College. I also spent a very interesting 10 years as Deputy Chair of the General Teaching Council for Wales. The culmination of this varied experience was being awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to education. I've been very impressed with what I've seen of Fairwater Primary School up to now, and I hope I will be able to make a contribution to the work of the school in the role of governor.

Father Colin Sutton ~ Chair of the Wellbeing Committee

I am now in my ninth year as Church in Wales Parish Priest of Saint Peter’s Fairwater.

I have been a Governor at Fairwater for most of that time.I enjoy my work with the school, taking the occasional assembly,school visits to the Church and Community Grounds.

Fairwater is my second parish and before that I was an assistant priest in three churches including five years in Caerau in Ely.

One of my aims is to help build up and enrich community life so I am very pleased to be involved in the development of our children and help them to make their valuable contribution to society. I will always make myself available to the Headteacher and staff if there are any areas I can be of help.

Music is my main hobby –Classical-Jazz and some pop. I play various instruments –keyboard to psaltery to cornamuse, and listen to music everyday. I have led a group of Medieval players. I am very interested in art especially as an aid to meditation.I have a large library that grows as quick as it shrinks!At present I am preparing a book of original reflections for publication.

I have two godchildren, a very pretty but totally independent minded cat, and some very good friends who I encourage to take me out for meals!

George Fleri | Local Authority Governor - Vice Chair

I was co-opted as a Governor in March 2013.

I live in Fairwater with my partner, Sarah and our four children. My son Theo, is currently a pupil at Fairwater Primary. I am a Police Officer with 20 years service. Hopefully, I can put my knowledge and experience of the Public Sector to good effect as a School Governor.

I am excited about the opportunity to be part of the school’s Governing Body and enthusiastic about making an impact in my role.

Full Governing Body Members

Mrs Jacquie Turnbull ~ LA Governor ~ Chair of FGB and

Chair Learning Teaching and Standards

Mr George Fleri ~ LA Governor ~ Vice Chair and Chair of Health and Safety Committee 

Mrs Tracy Manley ~ Head teacher

Father Colin Sutton ~ Community Governor ~ Chair of Wellbeing Committee

Mr  Alex Jackson ~ Community Governor ~ Chair of Finance Committee

Mr Rob Larkin ~ Local Authority Governor

Mrs Jayne Young ~ Community Governor

Ms Christine Gwilliam ~ ~Community Governor

Mrs Jayne Barry ~ Local Authority Governor

Mr Scott Osborne ~ Parent Governor

Dr Nina Jacob ~ Parent Governor

Mrs Eleanor Gros ~ Parent Governor

Mrs Hayley Pearce ~ Parent Governor

Mr Richard Davies ~ Parent Governor

Mrs Alison Owen ~ Staff Governor

Mrs Reena Patel ~ Deputy Head teacher ~ Teacher Governor

Miss Caitlin Griffiths ~ Teacher Governor

Mrs Judith Holmes ~ Clerk to the Governors