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Welcome from our Chair of Governors


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We are a three form entry infant school in the London Borough of Havering.  We share a site and a family centre, which serves the local community, with the Junior school.


I joined Ardleigh Green Infant School governing body as an elected Parent Governor in May 2007 and have had the delight of both my children attending both Infant and Junior schools.  I became Vice Chair in November 2010 and served 3 years until I was successfully elected as Chair of the current Board in October 2013, a role which I embrace wholeheartedly.


My professional background is in languages and HR, having gained the postgraduate CIPD Diploma in Personnel Management and worked in these fields for some 14 years, specialising in employee relations and recruitment and retention.  These skills, combined with my personal passion for gaining an insight into my children's early years' education and the desire to contribute back to the school in a small way, led me to becoming a governor.


I am currently Co-opted Governor with my term of office expiring on 24th February 2019.  I sit on both the Finance & Resources and Learning & Achievement Committees, and am also the Governor responsible for Safeguarding.


Working closely with the Head Teacher and the Governing Board on the strategic vision, ethos and achievements of the school, always with the children at the heart, is my on-going aim.


Nicola Banyard

Chair of Governors (Safeguarding)




Appointed by

Date of Appointment

Meetings Attended

Chair of Governors

Nicola Banyard


Safer Recruitment

Local Authority



Co-opted Governor

Chair of Finance & Resources

Christine Drew

Governing Body



Vice Chair/Co-opted Governor

Susan Consterdine


Governing Body



Co-opted Governor

Chair of Learning & Achievement

Jacqueline Davis

Curriculum Development

Governing Body



Co-opted Governor

Alan Fenn

Development & Liaison

Governing Body


LA Governor Vacancy      

Parent Governor


Parent Governor Vacancy      

Staff Governor

Samantha Wiley




Head Teacher Governor

Val Morris




Clerk to Governing Body



Governors who have served on the Governing Board within the previous 12 months

Dominic Jeffery - Parent Governor - January 2016 - September 2018


Governing Body Information


The Governing Body of Ardleigh Green Infant School was reconstituted in February 2015.  The Governing Body currently consists of the Head Teacher, Val Morris, the chair of Governors, Nicola Banyard and seven governors.


The Governing Body discharges its duties through a termly full governing body meeting and two sub committees, which meet half termly.


The Finance & Resources Committee monitors all financial matters, health and safety and safeguarding.


The Learning & Achievement Committee monitors school improvement, teaching and learning and pupil progress.


Governing Body Skills Audit


Governors are required to complete an annual skills audit to ensure that collectively the Governing Body has the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to effectively monitor school performance.  In addition, governors are required to undertake regular training and relation to governance and educational matters.  This training is led either by the school or the local authority.

Governor Information


Alan Fenn

I have served on the Governing Body since November 2009 as a Co-Opted Governor having previously been a Governor and Vice Chair of Finance at a local Junior school for over five years.


From my earlier involvement in youth work and as a lecturer at Redbridge Institute of Further Education for over 25 years I am very aware how important a sound education at an early age is and currently I serve on the Finance & Resources Committee where my career as a chartered engineer advising on the facilities and management of buildings provides valuable experience to draw upon.


I am also the Development & Liaison Governor forging the link between Havering Governing Body and Havering LA where we discuss local and national governance issues, training needs, the development of the training programme, governor recruitment and appropriate induction arrangements and any other issues raised by Development Liaison.


Sue Consterdine

I joined the Governing Body as a Co-Opted Governor in November 2015.


My working background is in education and I have worked as a primary school teacher in Havering since 1979.  I currently work at Hilldene Primary School as Assistant Head Teacher, with particular responsibility for LAC (Looked After Children) having previously had responsibility for SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and Child Protection.


I hope to support the rest of the Governing Body and the whole school community, to ensure the school continues to provide the very best possible opportunities for each of its pupils.


I also serve on the Havering Virtual School's Governance Group, which supports all Havering schools to ensure appropriate provision is in place for their most vulnerable pupils and so achieve positive outcomes for all Looked After Children in Havering.  I am currently the Governor with responsibility for SEND, LAC and PP (Pupil Premium).


Jacqueline Davis

I have been associated with Ardleigh Green Schools for more than thirty years and been a Governor there for over twenty (Co-opted for the Infant School and Staff for the Juniors).


My recent training includes: several SEND sessions (Children and Families Bill), promoting British values, safeguarding, radicalisation, first aid and health & safety.


I am currently the Chair of the Learning & Achievement Committee.  I have been the SEN Governor for both schools but now have responsibility for curriculum development across the Infant school.


Christine Drew

I recently retired as the Head Teacher of a Havering primary school, a post I held for over 12 years.  I have also held teaching posts in the London Borough of Redbridge and at Nelmes Primary School.  Prior to training to be a teacher I was a personnel officer at Guy's Hospital and, when my two children were young, I worked for Waltham Forest Social Services, where I ran a toy library and various groups for children in need.  I am the Local Authority Governor at Parklands Junior School.  These experiences will help me to make a positive contribution to the Governing Body as we support the school to provide the best possible educational experience for all the pupils.


Samantha Wiley

I was appointed at Ardleigh Green Infants as an NQT in 2009. I have since become Y1 leader and have experience in both KS1 and Early Years. I have been the assessment co-ordinator for the 2 years.

Pecuniary Interests


All Governors are required to declare any business involvement which in any way could be associated with their work as Governors at Ardleigh Green Infant School.


No declarations recorded



Involvement with the Governing Body of a school other than Ardleigh Green Infant School


Christine Drew            Parklands Junior School

Sue Consterdine          Havering Virtual School

Jacqui Davis                Ardleigh Green Junior School