Our Governing Body and Governor Information
Our Clerk to Governors is Mrs Monika Gregory
|Full Governing Body||Governor Type||Role|
|David Barnes||Co-Opted||FGB Chair, School Improvement Plan|
|Jan Dunmore||Co-Opted||SEN Lead, Safeguarding, Pay Appeals Panel|
|Anna Hoskyns||Co-Opted||Facilities (inc. H&S), Chair HT Performance Panel|
|Emma Judge||Co-Opted||Curriculum Data, Personnel, HT Performance Panel|
|Nicola Mcevoy||Co-Opted||Staff Liaison|
|Sarah Laws-Bates||Co-Opted||Staff Welfare|
|Susie Lewington||Parent||Curriculum. Ofsted|
|Stephen Jasper||Co-opted||Chair Curriculum, Chair Pay Panel|
|Michael Thomas||Co-opted||Chair Resources, Finance, Chair Pay Appeals Panel, Disciplinary Panel|
|Elaine Greaney||Parent||FGB Vice Chair, Funding Impact, HT Performance Panel, Disciplinary Panel|
|Anna Clayden||Parent||Communications, Deputy Safeguarding|
|Spencer Blay||Associate (non voting Governor)||Non Official Governor Role: HJS Deputy Head|
|Elaine Duffet||Associate (non voting Governor)||Non Official Governor Role: HJS Finance Officer|
|Monika Gregory||Clerk||Non Official Governor Role: Clerk|
David Barnes - Chair Of Governors
My wife and I moved to Fleet in 2010 to start our family. Our eldest daughter is currently in Heatherside Junior School and our youngest daughter is at Heatherside Infant School. I joined HJS as a Governor in 2019 to support the leadership team in ensuring that the children continue to prosper to their individual full potential in a supportive, safe and well-resourced environment.
I work in a leadership role within sales and marketing in the technology sector and also involved in the Executive Committee of one of Fleets Scout Groups.
I have lived in Fleet for seven years, and have been a Governor since 2015. I was keen to be more involved with the local community and this was the perfect opportunity! Working for a national charity, I am aware of the positive impact that Volunteers can have, and hope that my industry background in Property Services will make a valuable contribution to the school. I looking forward to continuing to support what I have already seen as an excellent environment for children to thrive in.
Hi, I’m Michael Thomas and I joined the HJS Governing Body as a Parent Governor in September 2016. I have one son here at Heatherside Juniors.
I have worked within the educational sector as a senior manager delivering PFI Contracts for many years, I felt that becoming a member of the governing body gave me the perfect opportunity to support our already excelling students and teaching teams by sharing my experience and knowledge of delivering and managing successful school estates to HJS.
Joining the teaching staff at Heatherside in 2012 and working here for the past ten years has been a wonderful experience for me. Children and adults alike are friendly and positive and I feel very lucky to be working with such an enthusiastic group of people. Having been welcomed so warmly and made to feel a valued part of this successful team has encouraged me to become more involved and to try to improve the pupils’ learning opportunities even further. I am a great believer in happy children being the best learners but also that life skills and independence for our youngsters are invaluable. I currently work in year six, but have experience of all year groups, including infants and nursery. Therefore, I hope to use my hands on experience of our education system to highlight and promote the children’s needs.
I joined Heatherside Junior School as a Learning Support Assistant in 2009. In this role I worked with children across all year groups who needed extra support with their speech, language and communication skills. Having become a full-time class teacher in Year 4, I thoroughly enjoy being part of a wonderful and supportive team. I believe that mutual respect, hard work and kindness result in a positive environment conducive to learning and success. I have an interest in raising young people’s self-esteem and their wellbeing. Happy people achieve great things!
I have lived in Fleet for 16 years and have two secondary age children. Much of my career has been spent in recruitment where I specialised in managing large scale graduate and school leaver recruitment programmes. In 2019, I made the move to the education sector and now lead marketing and admissions in a local independent school.
Having recently stepped down after ten years as Treasurer for one of Fleet’s many Scout groups, I was looking for another volunteering opportunity. I am really excited to be joining the Governing Body at Heatherside Junior School and supporting the staff as they offer all the children the verybest education possible.
I am a junior school teacher at Greenfields Junior School, Hartley Wintney and I’ve worked in education for the past 13 years. With this in mind, I have a secure understanding of the education system. I also recognise the challenges that teachers and schools face which I hope will allow me to support with a focus on maintaining excellent outcomes for all pupils.
My eldest son is currently in Year 4 and I have two younger children who will also be attending Heatherside Junior School over the next 9 years. I love being part of the Heatherside community and I firmly believe that the children in our local area deserve excellent educational provision.
Heatherside Juniors is a wonderful school which promotes the best for young people, which I am proud to be a part of.
I became a Parent Governor in November 2018. I have three children all who have attended Heatherside Junior School, my youngest has just left Year 6. I am an Accountant by training but work in the communications industry on finance and IT operations and projects. I felt I should help out at the school that all my children attended and bring some of my time and skills to help HJS improving pupils outcomes and deliver a fantastic environment for students, teachers, staff and parents
I have lived in Fleet for 20 years when my children attended Courtmoor School and where I served as a governor. My background is in accounting, and I was a school bursar for 5 years. Although I am now retired I would like to contribute to the local community. I am still very interested in education and look forward to supporting the children at Heatherside Juniors helping them to achieve their goals and enhance their learning experience.
Entering into my 11th year as a Learning Support Assistant at Heatherside, I enjoy working in the school and being a valued member of a wonderful and supportive team. In my time at Heatherside I have worked in Years 3 and 5, and I am currently working in year 6. I also work with children across all year groups, who need extra support with their speech, language and communication skills. Having just finished a course in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health, I hope to use my knowledge and interest in this area to increase children’s self-esteem, raising the well-being and mental health of pupils and staff within the school. I am keen to learn and always up for a challenge. I hope to bring to the governing body, my enthusiasm for a school that wants to give every child the best education it can.
I joined the Governing body in October 2021. My youngest son is in Year 5. My interest in education stems from my degree in Education and Psychology. I have previously been a Governor at a local infant school where I was involved with a variety of aspects of school strategy including the curriculum, finance and ensuring every child makes progress. I am currently employed as a Systems Manager in the Pension industry. I lead the delivery of bespoke projects primarily focusing on workflows and data migration. My expertise is in project management, data analysis, budgeting and performance management.
Hi, I’m Georges Demblon and I joined Heatherside Junior School in September 2006 as the Assistant Headteacher and SENDCo. Prior to that: I worked for 6 years in a large primary school in the London Borough of Hillingdon. In my time here, I have predominantly taught in Years 3 and 4, but have enjoyed covering lessons in 5 and 6 when the need has arisen. My roles at school include leading the Year 4 team, Special Educational Needs/Disabilities and Assessment. It is part of my duty as Staff Governor to share information pertaining to SEND and Assessment and lead the Governing Body in this.
I simply love this school and everything it stands for and feel blessed to be part of such a wonderful, professional team. I know that if we get it right here, pupils will gain much from school life and will be prepared for the next step in their learning journey. This will have a positive impact not only on themselves as life-long learners, but also on their families, community and future. I hope my experience and enthusiasm will ensure the holistic development of all children in our school.
I joined the Governing Body, as a Parent Governor in October 2021. I have lived in Fleet for the past nine years and I have two daughters, one in year 5 and one in year 3. I am a Chartered Accountant with over ten years’ experience, initially in practice and subsequently in a FTSE 100 listed company. I am currently taking a career break to raise my young family. Providing a parent’s viewpoint, I look forward to being both challenging and supportive of Heatherside Juniors, to help ensure that every child achieves their full potential.
Elaine Greaney (Vice Chair)
I work as an engineering manager in the Space industry. I have 2 children at Heatherside Junior school and became a parent governor in 2020.
I am enjoying representing the Heatherside parents and supporting the school which has had such positive impact on my children and our local community.