Governance Governor’s Code of Conduct 2020

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Our Governors are representatives of the local community, parents, school staff and the Local Education Authority. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the school whilst working in a voluntary capacity.

Message from the Chair of Governors

Our Governors

Terry Yarnall – Chair of Governors

As a parent of a child who attended Sir Alexander Fleming and the business manager for the Sutton Hill Community Trust, I passionately believe that education is important. As a governor I wish to get more involved in school life and support the development of the school so that all the children have a positive educational experience.

I feel that my experience of working in the voluntary sector for a number of years has given me a valuable insight in many areas and provided me with the skills required to be a school governor.

Simon Taylor – Vice Chair of Governors

I have had an association with the school for over 25 years through local authorities working in both Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils. I have a building surveying, safety and engineering background and currently work for WSP as Principal Engineer CDM Advisor dealing with health and safety on construction and engineering projects. I have two grown up children one in college and one in employment.  I have a general interest in education and the national curriculum and hope to provide support to move the school forward with their vision providing all children with a valuable and exciting learning experience.

I have been part of the school governing body since June 2016 and am currently Vice Chair of Governors and the governor responsible for health & safety and Physical Education.

I enjoy running and badminton in my spare time along with volunteer work at the Severn Hospice of which I have been doing for over 20 years.

Katy Tomlinson – Head Teacher

As the Head Teacher of Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School and Nursery, I attend all governors meetings. I ensure all suggestions around school improvement are shared with staff and that information about school is shared openly with all governors.

Claire Killick – Deputy Head Teacher / Co-opted Governor

I joined our school family and the governing body in September 2019. As the Deputy Headteacher of Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School I feel passionately about supporting all of our children to reach their full potential. I feel fortunate to be able to play an active role in shaping its future. My term of office will end in 2024.

Liz Hullin – Assistant Head Teacher / Staff Representative

My name is Liz Hullin and I am the Foundation Stage Manager and the Assistant Head. I am proud to say that I have been part of the team at our school since 2007 and I enjoy working alongside a caring and dedicated group of people to help shape the future of our school’s learning community. My passion is for helping our youngest children and their families to love school and develop a lifelong love of learning. I believe that a child’s journey through school needs to be led by their interests alongside a curriculum that excites and inspires them to be the best they can be. I am also a champion for outdoor learning.

Rebecca Dotson – Parent Governor

My name is Beckie Dotson and I am the Intergenerational Missioner for Sutton Hill and Woodside Church which means that I work for the church in my everyday life. I have been a part of Sir Alexander Fleming since 2018 when my family and I moved up from London.  I have one daughter who has since left and now attends secondary school but I still have one daughter that attends.  I have loved being a part of this school community, the warm welcome that we received and the care that both of the girls have received from teachers and friends.  This has made me want to bring something to the governing board.

Matt Powis – Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing Body in December 2020. I have worked in the Public Sector for five years in Governance and Constitutional Services. I’ve been part of the Telford community for more than five years and have an interest and enthusiasm for the area. I intend to support and encourage the development of the school to ensure every child has the best chance of success.

Matthew Downes-Ward –  Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing Body in December 2020. My academic background is in Law, in which I have a Masters degree. More recently, I qualified as a college English teacher and am currently training to specialise in teaching dyslexic students. I have six children aging from 6 to 13, two of whom have additional needs; and fully appreciate the impact a child-centric approach to school governance can have. I am the Link Governor for English, SEND, and the School Council. I hope by bringing my experiences to the table I can help staff continue to excel, and students continue to thrive at Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School.

Governor’s Action Plans

Action Plan 2020-2021

Action Plan 2019-2020 Reviewed

Governor’s Roles and Responsibilities

Link Governors

Register of Business Interests

Register of Business Interests 2020-2021

Register of Business Interests Summer Term 2020


Attendance 2020-2021

Attendance 2019-20

Governor’s Documents

Privacy Notice for Governors

Governing Body Annual Statement for 2018-2019