Local academy committee
Meet our Governors......
Robert EvansChair of Governors
Monica RunkeAppointee of the LDBS Academies Trust 2
Monica has been working for the Local Conversation in Stanwell project since July 2018. She is employed by the Surrey Care Trust to coordinate community activities and support Stanwell residents to identify and develop ideas for bringing people together to improve confidence and increase social networks. She was appointed as a Community governor in January 2019, which is her first governor role. So far, she has enjoyed getting to know staff and pupils as well as their parents and families and fellow governors. The fireworks last year was a highlight and we?re looking forward to the touring theatre production of the Bird Show this October.?
Monica has worked extensively with diverse community groups both in London and Brighton, where she lived and ran projects for Citizens Advice. She started her involvement with social welfare advice while working with refugees and asylum seekers at Heathrow Airport as a project worker and interpreter. Of Polish parentage, Monica speaks Polish as well as French and Spanish and has travelled and lived abroad. Her interest in people and communities has continued to grow and develop and she hopes to bring her experience and commitment to supporting the LAC at Stanwell Fields and the vision that ?all can achieve?.?
She now lives in Brentford but grew up in nearby Hounslow. She ?has a narrowboat which she lived on in Hertfordshire for a few years and enjoys escaping to unwind and enjoy the nature of the waterways.
John DoranAppointee of the LDBS Academies Trust 2
Fr Stuart KingAppointee of the LDBS Academies Trust 2
Fr Stuart King
Caroline WelchHeadteacher, Ex-Officio, Appointed by virtue of office
Hello, I'm Caroline Welch, Headteacher at Stanwell Fields C of E Primary School.? I love teaching and working with children.? My strongly held belief is every child has the right to a good school in the area which they live.? The support of a community is important growing up and being able to socialise locally and develop roots of belonging make for happy, healthy and successful children. I choose to work in Stanwell because I enjoy the diversity of the area, its challenges, great children and vibrancy.? As a Christian School we are able to support our community in many more ways and I welcome the partnership with the LDBS Academy Trust and our local church St. Mary's to put this into action.? ?The school is ever improving and I'm glad to be surrounded by a great team with a desire to improve the school for the children of Stanwell.???
Prior to being at Stanwell Fields, I was a Headteacher at a Surrey school in South East Surrey for 5 years? which I led to a 'Good' Ofsted and before that I shared the Headteacher role at Ofsted 'Outstanding'? The Fordway Centre for 4 years.? I have been a senior leader in schools since 2006 and teaching for over twenty years.? I hold a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education,? a Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Professional Studies - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Communication Disorders in Children- all from Kingston University.? I gained my National Professional Qualification for Headship in June 2012.? You never stop learning and I am an avid follower of key Educationalists on Twitter - always finding new ideas and ways of working in the education.
I am originally from Norwich in Norfolk and a 'Canary' - Norwich City Football Club.? I have also lived in Southampton, Glasgow and South West London before settling in Surrey.? My two children attend Surrey state schools and I feel I can empathise with parents on many occasions about the trials of tribulations of bringing up children, especially whilst working.? My passion out of school is running but I also enjoy music, cooking and Formula One - in fact most sport.
Emily AdamsStaff Governor
I?m Emily Adams, KS1 teacher and phonics and early reading lead. I have been working at Stanwell Fields for four years after completing my degree in BEd Primary English from Plymouth University.
Previously, I worked as a supply teacher in Bristol and then taught year 3 at a school in Guildford. I live in a small town in Hampshire (we only have one pub!), and I listen to podcasts on the way to work to make my commute slightly more interesting.
Out of school, I founded an amateur dramatics club, named Emily?s Ragtag Band of Fun People, and we perform a variety of shows, including lots of high energy dance numbers, powerful solos and big band style songs. I am also currently working towards my Intermediate foundation level in ballet (the one above grade 6), and I really enjoy all aspects of performing.
I also enjoy completing escape rooms with my team which includes, my husband Jack, my sister-in-law Chloe and her girlfriend Izzy. Our team name is ?One of Each? which comes from the fact that, when sorted on the Pottermore website, we are all in different Harry Potter houses. We are currently unbeaten by a room ? and we have completed around 20 so far, and we feel that our different house allegiances are really helpful in making sure we have the skills to solve any puzzle thrown at us.
Andrea McWilliams-BoweAppointee of the LDBS Academies Trust 2
Andrea McWilliams-Bowe is an experienced senior leader in education, currently employed as a Head of School.
Andrea?s experience includes two governance appointments as well as her extensive professional knowledge of the education sector.
Passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people, she believes that strong, positive and focused leadership at all levels in a school is essential to its success and improvement.
Andrea joined the governing body in July 2019
Margaret SeabrookParent Governor
My name is Mags Seabrook and I am a parent governor. I felt compelled to become a?governor as I want to support the school, its leadership team and teachers, the children and above all be the voice of all fellow parents whose children attend our school. I believe my professional experience as an Early Years area SENCO and currently as a Portage Home visitor will support me in my role and help me to carry out my governor duties to the best of my ability.?Both my children currently attend Stanwell Fields School and when I?m not busy with them I like to spend my free time completing my college course in reflexology, walking the dog and spending time with friends.
Amy MatthewsParent Governor
Amy MatthewsI'm Amy Matthews, parent governor and pastoral administrative assistant at Stanwell Fields C of E Primary School. Prior to have my children, for many years I worked as a legal secretary, of which the skills are very useful when working in the school.I am a mum to two pupils at the school so understand as a parent and staff member both sides of school life. I wanted to be a parent governor because I love working in the school and care deeply out our pupils.
Annual Report from the Local Academy Committee
The role of the Local Academy Committee
Stanwell Fields CofE Primary School is run by the Headteacher and her team of staff. The Local Academy Committee oversees the effectiveness of the school and together with the Headteacher provides strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school. It also supports, monitors, and evaluates the effectiveness of the school and monitors the budget. Finally it holds the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education.
The Local Academy Committee is accountable to the LDBS Academies Trust.
For more information about the role of the Governors please read the Academy Trust Governors Job Description
Further information about the LDBS Academies Trust - LAT 2, including information regarding the Board of Directors, Local Academy Committee, meeting minutes, governance and annual accounts and returns, can be found here (please use the drop down menu 'LAT2' at the top of the page to access the different reports and documents).
LAC meeting dates 2019-2020:
Autumn Term: 18 September 2019, 14 October 2019, 13 November 2019, 16 December 2019
Spring Term: 15 January 2020, 10 February 2020, 18 March 2020, 22 April 2020
Summer Term: 18 May 2020, 17 June 2020, 13 July 2020
Autumn Term 2020-2021: 16 September 2020
Register of LAC Membership and Register of Interest:
|NAME||CATEGORY OF GOVERNORS||ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES||DECLARED INTERESTS||TERM OF OFFICE|
Chair of Governors
|Premises/Health and Safety link governor||
-Trustee of BRAC-UK
-Trustee of NGO Shipbreaking
-Trustee of Lord Knyvett Trust
-Member of NUT
-Member of UCU
-Member of GMB
-Member of Surrey County Council
|Caroline Welch||Virtue of Office||Head teacher||Employed by LDBS Academy Trust 2||Ex-officio|
|Fr Stuart King||Incumbent||
Safeguarding link governor
SIAMS & Christian Ethos link governor
-Trustee of the LDBS
-Trustee of Ashford and Stanwell PCC
Governor of Ashford CE Primary School
-Trustee of Rowland Hill
-Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
-Member of the Institute of Physics
|Rachel Barton||LAT Appointee||Standards, Learning and Assessment link governor||
Governor at Littleton CE Infant School
|Andrea McWilliams-Bowe||LAT Appointee||School Improvement Plan||Headof school Laleham CE Primary school||Expiration 13.05.2023|
|Monica Runke||LAT Appointee||School Improvement Plan||
Surrey Care Turst
Stanwell Local Conversation
|Finance link governor||N/A||Expiration 20.03.22|
|Emily Adams||Elected staff member||SEND, Pupil Premium and Sports Premium||Employee at Stanwell Fields||Expiration 20.02.22|
|Margaret (Mags) Seabrook||Elected parent governor||School Improvement Plan||Employee at Hounslow Local Authority in Education||Expiration 14.01.2023|
|Amy Matthews||Elected parent governor||Parent Governor||Employee at Stanwell Fields||Expiration 14.01.2023|
|Deborah Davis||Associate member||Deputy Head teacher||Employee at Stanwell Fields||N/A|
|Chloe Barlow||Associate member||School Business Manager||Employee at Stanwell Fields||N/A|
|Jennifer Ciarleglio||N/A||Clerk to the Governors||LDBS Academy Trust 2 employee||