Meet Our Governing Body
Sandra Fox, Co-Opted Governor & Co Vice Chair of Governors
As a co-opted Governor joining early 2018, I’ve actively volunteered my time to support the school, which I manage alongside working for full time for the local Statistics office and parent to one.
What drew me to the role? The opportunity to shape the community, act as an extension to the senior leadership team and my willingness to learn something new.
What qualifies me to be a co-opted governor? Truth be told you don’t need qualifications. If you can spare the time and share the passion to support the school to ensure we get the best for the children, that is all the school requires.
Having said that however. I’ve worked for the Civil Service in various Human Resourcing roles for the last 18 years, there are many skills that I can transfer to this role to challenge and support leadership as they strive to achieve the best for the school. It’s exciting to be part something that helps shape the future of our younger generations.
Kathryn Heathers, Parent Governor
When the vacancy for a Parent Governor position arose in 2018 I saw it as an opportunity to support the school beyond just volunteering for swimming lessons and school trips. I have worked in Education and Sports Development for over 15 years and I felt that the skill set that I have developed could help support the school shape the quality of its’ curriculum provision for all children and apply for additional funding to enhance the opportunities made available during each pupils journey through the school. I have been a Parent Governor at the school for 11 months and I have two daughters at the school. My eldest is currently in Year 2 and my youngest started Year R in September 2019. It has been a privilege to be part of such a supportive and like-minded governing body that continues to celebrate and challenge the Head Teacher and staff to strive for the best for the school and its’ community.
Mark Scoble, Parent Governor
I have spent my working career in the construction industry. I am a Structural Engineer and currently manage a design office within the insurance industry, investigating and arranging structural repairs to any type of structure following damage caused by an insured peril to the whole of the UK. Much of my work also involves providing training to colleagues at all levels. I am a practical, hands on type of person with an eye for detail and accuracy and bring these skills to the Governing team.
I am a father of two children. My eldest recently completed her journey through the school. My youngest has just started. Over the years, I have been so impressed with how the school accommodates the needs of each individual child, ensuring their requirements are catered for as best they can. As such, being a governor allows me to give something back to the school, providing support wherever I can.
I enjoy being an active member of the school community and have attended the work parties to the outside spaces to the Early Years play areas. Perhaps I’ll see you at the next one, if not before.
Robert Westerberg, LA Governor & Co Vice Chair of Governors
My name is Robert Westerberg and I have been a Governor for 3 years. My son and eldest daughter both went through LHIS and my youngest daughter will start here in September 2019. I have spent my working life in Air Traffic Control doing various jobs and am currently engaged in Programme Management in the International arena so travel a fair amount. Through this though I have developed an eye for detail and a willingness to challenge assertions, skills I bring to the Governing body.
I am passionate about our school, it is an amazing place that provides a really brilliant environment for our youngsters to start their educational lives and I am fully committed, as are the rest of the governors, to making sure the staff and pupils are fully supported every step of the way. I look forward to seeing you around the school sometime.
Clare Georgeson, Parent Governor and Chair of Governors
I am delighted to have joined the governing body for our school. I am mother to two children, one of whom joined the school in September 2016. Being a governor is very rewarding and has given me a new perspective on early years and primary education.
I am enjoying working with our school and being a source of support, challenge and a critical friend to our Headteacher and staff throughout the school. I will strive to always consider and contribute to ensure consistently high standards are achieved and that the children's best interests are at the heart of all that I do as a governor.
Debra Burden, Staff Governor
I have worked at Locks Heath Infant School for 28 years and it is a great pleasure to work in such a happy and friendly school. I have enjoyed my many roles on the Senior Leadership Team as Early Years Leader, Assistant Head and as acting Co-head teacher for a couple of years. I teach for part of the week in Early Years and I have led the team through lots of changes in recent years, we are passionate about child initiated learning and using the children’s interests to lead our planning.
I have been a Governor for 16 years and have been a member of the Curriculum Committee, Sites and Buildings Committee and Finance and Personnel during these years. I am currently part of the Curriculum Committee and it is a great pleasure to share the work of the school, promoting its vision and values and celebrating its many successes.
Louise O'Connor, Co-opted Governor
Liam Robinson, Co-opted Governor
Daniel Blake, Parent Governor
Michael Stoner, Associate Member (Finance)