We are lucky to have an active and effective board of governors at Summerfields. Below are short biographies of our current board:
Tony Murphy – Chair of Governors
Hi, I’m Tony Murphy. I have had three very happy children pass through Summerfields Primary. I’ve been running the under 11 school football team here since 2011 and also enjoy taking assemblies as part of my role as Minister at Church on the Roundabout.
I also worked for 19 years as a science teacher at Sandown High (as it was then), so given my links to Island education and the local community, it seemed a logical step to become a school governor in September 2014.
Tara Allman – Vice Chair of Governors
I took on the role of Parent Governor in November 2013. My daughter is currently in Year 4. For 17 years I was in the role of HR Officer at a large island manufacturing company, in addition, my husband and I ran a small business from home. After having my daughter in 2009 I chose to focus on family and left my career to take up my current job as Admin’ Assistant at a local Primary School. Becoming a Governor has allowed me to volunteer my business knowledge, and I can help ensure the school’s skills and resources are used to provide the best education for ALL children at Summerfields.
Kay Wood – Headteacher
Alan Bound – Staff Governor
Hi my name is Alan bound. I have been the site manager at Summerfield’s for the last six years .
My background is in the construction and security industries. My role within the school has become quite diverse. Being a governor allows me to become more involved in the education and development of children.
Luke Meads – Co-opted Governor
I wanted to become a school Governor to help make a difference in my local community and make a positive contribution to the education of children. I have a passion for Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), specifically engineering, and would like to have an influence in developing the next generation of Engineers. I believe education is vital in an ever changing world and I want to support those educating and inspiring children.
Both my wife and mother are teachers in Primary schools, and I am aware of the challenges that teachers have. With an almost constant change in school environments (budgets, targets, curriculum etc), I want to be able to contribute to the support network for the Headteacher and their teaching team.
Helen Smith – Clerk to the Governing Body
I am an Island girl born and bred with a long history in Local Government administration, most recently with the East Riding of Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board and the Isle of Wight Fostering Team. I am passionate about education and training, and the opportunities it can deliver to all, especially when it comes to helping all young people achieve their potential and get the best outcomes in life. I am happy to be back home on the Island and gaining more knowledge and training in the field of education now that my daughter attends school at Summerfields.
Roles and Responsibilities
Below is a full list of roles and responsibilities of the board of governors, along with a record of attendance at meetings.
Chair of Governors Tony Murphy – Co-opted Governor
Vice Chair of Governors Tara Allman – Parent Governor
Terms of Office 2017-18
|Surname||Forename||Type of Governor||Appointed By||Date Elected||End of Office||Date expired/ resigned||Level of Voting Rights|
|ALLMAN||Tara||Parent||Parents||28/11/2017||28/11/2021||Full GB Rights|
|MURPHY||Tony||Co-opted||Governing Body||04/09/2014||04/09/2018||Full GB Rights|
|WOOD||Kay||Headteacher||Ex Officio||06/01/2014||N/A||Full GB Rights|
|BOUND||Alan||Staff||Staff Governor||23/09/2016||23/09/2020||Full GB Rights|
|MEADS||Luke||Co-opted||Governing Body||18/05/2017||17/05/2021||Full GB Rights|
|Co-opted||Governing Body||VACANCY||Full GB Rights|
|Parent||Parents||VACANCY||Full GB Rights|
|Parent||Parents||VACANCY||Full GB Rights|
|Local Authority||LA/ Councillor||VACANCY||Full GB Rights|
|SMITH||Helen||Clerk||Governing Body||01/09/2016||No Voting Rights|
|Vice Chair||3 years|
|Standard Term||4 Years|
|Surname||Forename||Type of Governor||Date Elected||End of Office||Date expired/ resigned||End Reason|
|WALSH||Nicola||Co-opted||18/05/2017||17/05/2021||18/07/2017||Resigned due to study|
|VINE||Melanie||Associate Member||24/11/2016||24/11/2017||Void||Voided when committees ceased|
|FOSTER||Jacqueline||LA (Cllr Price)||16/02/2017||15/02/2021||06/01/2018||Resigned|
Governors Pecuniary Interests
|Pecuniary Interests 2017-2018|
|Name:||Directorships, partnerships and employments with businesses that provide goods or services to the school.||Trusteeships and Governorships (other than Greentrees)
|Any other potentially relevant interests:|
|Kay Wood||None||None||Employed at the School|
|Tara Allman||None||None||Child attends school as a pupil; employed at Hunnyhill Primary School|
|Alan Bound||None||None||Employed at the School|
|Luke Meads||None||None||Wife employed at the School; Employed by GKN Aerospace|
Areas of Responsibility 2017-18 (to be revised at the next Governors Meeting)
|AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY||GOVERNOR 1||GOVERNOR 2|
|Teaching & Learning||Tony Murphy||Tara Allman|
|Data||Tara Allman||Luke Mead|
|Health & Safety||to be reallocated|
|School Development Pan and Ofsted Readiness||Alan Bound||Tony Murphy|
|Safeguarding & Behaviour||Tara Allman|
|Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Pupil Premium||Alan Bound|
|Pay Committee||to be reallocated|
|Headteacher’s Performance||Tony Murphy||Tara Allman|
Governor’s attendance at Meetings 2016-17
|FULL GOVERNING BODY 2016-17|
|Melanie Vine (until 23/9/16)||Y||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||1||100|
|Alan Bound (from 23/09/16)||N/A||Y||Y||Y||Y||4||100|
|Jacqui Foster (from 16/2/17)||N/A||N/A||N/A||Y||N||1||50|
|Luke Meads (from 18/05/17)||N/A||N/A||N/A||Y||Y||2||100|
|Dan Olive (from 18/07/17)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Y||1||100|
|Quality of Provision Committee 2016-17|
|Luke Meads (from 18/05/17)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Y||1||100|
|Curriculum and Data Committee 2016-17|
|Melanie Vine (Associate)||Y||Y||Y||3||100|
|Alan Bound (from 23/09/16)||Y||Y||Y||3||100|
|Tony Murphy (from 2/2/17)||N/A||Y||Y||2||100|
|Jacqui Foster (from 16/2/17)||N/A||N/A||Y||1||100|