We are lucky to have an active and effective board of governors at Summerfields. Please click here to view our 2017-18 Terms of Reference and Scheme of Delegation. These will be updated early at the start of the new 2018-19 academic year.
Below are short biographies of our current board:
Tony Murphy – Co-opted Governor & 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 – Parent Governor & Vice Chair of Governors
I took on the role of Parent Governor in November 2013. My daughter currently attends Summerfields. 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
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.
Ben Gard – Co-opted Governor
I have lived local to the School for most of my life and have two children, one who attends the school and another currently attending Bright Sparks who I hope will enrol at Summerfields in a couple of years. By trade I am a Lawyer practising in a wide range of law including information governance (freedom of information and data protection), corporate governance, and school exclusions. In my spare time I am also the Chairman of Seaclose Swimming Club, a local registered charity. I am pleased to have been co-opted to the governing board.
Jane Bridle – Staff Governor
Jane is our staff governor. She is the subject leader for Maths and teaches Year 5.
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.
Parent Governor – Vacancy
Co-opted Governor – Vacancy
Local Authority (LA) Governor – Vacancy
If you are interested in finding out more about any of our vacancies, please speak to the school office.
Current Terms of Office 2017-18
|Surname||Forename||Type of Governor||Appointed By||Date Elected||End of Office||Date expired/ resigned|
|Local Authority||LA/ Councillor||VACANCY|
|Historic Governors from the past 12 months|
|Surname||Forename||Type of Governor||Date Elected||End of Office||Date expired/ resigned||Reason|
|VINE||Melanie||Associate Member||24/11/2016||24/11/2017||14/09/2017||Voided when committees ceased|
|ALLMAN||Tara||Parent||27/11/2013||27/11/2017||27/11/2017||Expired & Re-elected|
|OLIVE||Dan||Parent||20/06/2017||20/06/2021||01/11/2017||Resigned due to personal reasons|
|FOSTER||Jacqueline||Local Authority||16/02/2017||15/02/2021||06/01/2018||Resigned due to London work base|
|BOUND||Alan||Staff||23/09/2016||23/09/2020||22/01/2018||Resigned due to ill health|
Pecuniary Interests 2017-18
|Pecuniary Interests 2017-2018|
|Name:||Directorships, partnerships and employments with businesses that provide goods or services to the school.||Trusteeships and Governorships (other than Summerfields)
|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
|Tony Murphy||None||None||Wife employed by the school|
|Alan Bound||None||None||Employed at the School|
|Jacqui Foster||None||None||Employed at Southern Housing Group|
|Luke Meads||None||None||· Wife employed at the School
· Employed by GKN Aerospace
|Ben Gard||· IWC Lawyer
· IWC Clerk to Independent Review Panel (School Exclusions)
· IWC Deputy Data Protection Officer
|None||· Son attends the school
· Chairman of Seaclose Swimming Club
|Jane Bridle||None||Employed at the school|
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
Areas of Responsibility 2017-18
|AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY||GOVERNOR 1||GOVERNOR 2|
|Teaching & Learning||Tony Murphy||Jane Bridle|
|Finance||Luke Meads||Tony Murphy|
|Data||Luke Meads||Tara Allman|
|Health & Safety||Ben Gard||Luke Meads|
|School Development Pan and Ofsted Readiness||Tony Murphy||Jane Bridle|
|Safeguarding & Behaviour||Tara Allman||Kay Wood|
|Special Educational Needs (SEN)||Ben Gard||Tara Allman|
|Disadvantaged Children||Ben Gard||Tara Allman|
|Pay Committee||Tara Allman||Vacancy||Ben Gard|
|Headteacher’s Performance||Tony Murphy||Tara Allman|
Governor’s attendance at Meetings 2017-18
|FULL GOVERNING BODY 2017-18|
|Tony Murphy||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||X Graduation||✓||6||85.71%|
|Luke Meads||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||X Newborn||6||85.71%|