Welcome to the Governors Page
What is a School Governor?
As members of the governing body of Long Crendon School, we work very much in the background, supporting the busy day to day life of our thriving, very successful and very happy school.
Children are at the very centre of our school community – and rightly so: they are the reason for the very existence of the community, and they are the focus and priority in all that we do. The parents, staff and the head teacher then form successive layers of support for the children.
The governors form the outermost layer of support, furthest removed from the child in the middle of the day to day life of the school, but nonetheless we too have an important role to play in the education and welfare of the children. In fact our main aim is to maintain and improve the standards of education in the school.
If you wish to contact any of the School Governors please speak to Lesley Leith in the School office.
If you wish to know when Governing Body meetings are taking place or want access to any minutes please contact the School Office.
Our Current Long Crendon School Governors
After completing my degree and a PGCE in London, I worked for several years for Selfridges in London, joining them as a Graduate trainee and studying retail management before working as a manager in Executive Customer Relations and the Mail Order division.
I have now been teaching for over 27 years, 10 of which were spent overseas in Africa. I have three daughters, two of whom are also teachers, which leads to some interesting and informative conversations!
I am passionate about Values Education and Learning Outside the Classroom, and I am delighted that during the time I have been at Long Crendon we have been able to embrace and develop these. I am looking forward to developing Growth Mindset this year.
I love being Headteacher at Long Crendon School and am privileged to work with such wonderful staff and children and supportive parents and Governors.
As Deputy Head, my day can be very varied. I currently teach the Year 6 class, which keeps me on my toes and in touch with all the latest curriculum changes and requirements. As part of my teaching role, I co-ordinate Music and PSHE within the school.
I work closely with Mrs Stamp to direct the school vision and implement it across the school with all staff, through performance management and new initiatives. As well as my day to day responsibilities in school, as a governor I attend a number of different committees: Curriculum and Resources. I feel that it is very important to ensure continuity for the children in our school and that we maintain strong community links; as a result I am also an active member of the school’s PTA.
I have worked in education for over ten years and started at Long Crendon in 2012. I love the variety that this job can bring - there is never a dull moment! Children are at the heart of all that we do and I thoroughly enjoy watching them grow and develop, knowing that I have played a part in their lives.
Having been on the Governing Body for twenty years now, I have helped to structure and oversee an ever changing scene as well as maintain some stability, where the each child’s learning and well being have remained key. My two sons attended the school and my family lives in the village.
My focus on the Governing Body is as Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee and the School Travel Plan Working Group. I also sit on the Finance and Personnel committees and on the Eco Schools Working Group.To these, and the whole Governing Body, I can bring my current experience as an Early Years Consultant, previous teaching experience as a science teacher and my fascination of how children learn - both in school and through their wider experiences.
As part of the School Development Plan, I am the Early Yeas Governor. Through getting involved directly, as well as at a strategic level, governors can enable children, families and staff to work together to build strong foundations for learning and exploration.
Having spent 25+ years in business (mainly marketing and commercial roles) I am keen to give something back to the community.
My children went to Long Crendon school (they’re now at secondary school) and loved it – I’m very keen to support it where I can and hopefully add value and help maintain its excellence rating. I am also in the middle of studying (year long course) to be a qualified School Business Manager and think this will be very helpful as it will fuse my commercial experience with understanding the challenges facing schools and therefore where I can most help.
I became a Co-opted Governor in June 2014 because I feel passionate about Education. I have lived in the village for seven years and have four children, three of whom are currently attending the school. I bring a range of experience to the Governing Body, particularly in the areas of finance and supporting children with a range of additional needs. I sit on the Finance and Curriculum Standards Committees and am the link Governor for Art, DT and Music.
I became a co-opted parent governor in the Autumn term 2016, I have a passionate interest in children’s education. I am interested in all aspects of children’s learning with a keen interest in personnel social health education and learning outside the classroom to enrich the children’s experiences while they are at school to make memories.
I have lived in Long Crendon for over ten years and have experience of working in a range of public sector organisations.
Please click below for the attendance of our governors at meetings for the year 2018 / 2019:
Please click below for the list of our current governors and their roles and responsibilities:
Please click below for the list of our previous governors: