Sarah has lived in Slinfold for over thirty years. She is married with three children, all of whom attended Slinfold School, although they are now grown up and married. She worked as a lecturer at Chichester College on the Brinsbury Campus near Pulborough. She taught animal care, horticulture and environmental studies to students with special needs who attended college in preparation for leaving school and moving on to the next stage of their education. Sarah volunteered as a foundation governor because she firmly believes that a thriving and successful village school should be at the heart of our community. Her skills and background in education will be put to good use to help achieve this alongside her links to the church and wider community.
Committees Personnel Curriculum & Pre-school Building and Health & Safety and Finance
Mr Tim Canham Parent Governor
Tim has been a parent governor for nearly four years.
Being a governor provides a different perspective on the significant role that our school plays in the development of the children in its care. You can see, at first hand, the huge effort that the staff, parents and the wider community all invest in the children. The impact of funding reductions, and the seemingly endless changes to policies and initiatives that sometimes bring turbulence to school life, are also made very clear.
During Tim's time as a governor the school has seen some significant events. These include the recruitment of two head teachers and an OFSTED inspection. The staff have weathered these sometimes difficult times with grace and composure, and they are a credit to the school.
Tim works in London for an equipment leasing business. Outside of work, life revolves around the two boys and their many interests. Running enables Tim to stay ahead of them – for the moment! Committees Personnel
Mr Billy Joels Local Authority Governor
Billy has been a governor since 2009 during which time he has had two children attend Slinfold Primary and is keen to maintain support to the staff, pupils and parents. He runs a small consultancy business helping organisations improve and grow their businesses. Previously, he spent 24 years in the Army during which time he developed a passion for helping others achieve their potential and this is one of his key drivers for volunteering as a governor. He also volunteers as a mentor for the Prince's Trust to support young people in attaining their goals by helping them get into employment, further education or training. Committees Curriculum & Pre-school
Mrs Beth Brown Parent Governor
Beth worked in the airline industry for 10 years, where she experienced working with many different cultures. Beth was about to start training as a paramedic in the Ambulance Service when she became pregnant. Soon after the birth of her son James she decided to retrain as a swimming instructor, she qualified in 2005. Beth also works at Ingfield school helping children with cerebral palsy during the night. Beth had three children who went to Slinfold school. Committees Personnel
Mr Robin Norgreen Foundation Governor
Robin first moved to Slinfold in 1989 and both his children attended the primary school. After an initial career in the finance sector he entered the world of education, teaching foreign languages at secondary school level. He is now retired but hopes that his experience in education and his understanding of the demanding role of teachers of to-day will enable him to make a contribution to the school. He is eager to see the school thrive. Committees Curriculum, standards and Ethos
Mrs Kath Howard Co-opted Governor
Kath moved to Slinfold from Kingston-upon-Thames in November 2017. She has a 4-year old daughter in Slinfold Preschool, and a 2-year old son who will be starting at Preschool later in the year. Kath is an Occupational Psychologist and Coach, and has 20 years of cross-sector experience, working to support individuals and organisations to achieve their potential. One of Kath's favourite roles was for Save the Children, an organisation that believes every child counts and supports all children to achieve their potential, regardless of where they're born. Kath recently left permanent work in London to set up her own Consultancy & Coaching business from her house in Slinfold, where she is currently drinking too much coffee and eating the kids treats. Kath has a passion for supporting the learning and education of young people, and she is excited about the opportunity to contribute to the continued success of Slinfold Primary School. She is really looking forward to being part of the team, working with the other Governors, School Staff and all the Parents of the School to provide the very best and happiest educational experience for our kids.
Brian Carroll Brian moved to Slinfold in July 2007 from Beckenham in south London. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years experience. Brian is recently retired and has commenced an Open University course. Prior to retiring he was the Director of Development for a housing association specialising in providing environmentally sustainable affordable housing for local people across the south of England. Having worked closely with local communities to provide affordable housing he is very aware of the key role that a successful school plays within a village. He is looking forward to working with the other Governors and the school staff to bring his skills and experience to ensure that Slinfold Primary School builds on its current success and continues to improve and provide the best possible environment for the children.
Mr Iain Bubb Parent Governor
Having recently moved to Slinfold and with three of his children now attending Slinfold CE Primary school and with skills acquired working to improve and develop various businesses across different industries and continents over the last 20 years, Iain feels that volunteering his time as a Parent Governor to ensure that the school is a well managed, happy and sustainable environment for all the children and the staff would be an excellent way to serve his new community. He currently works with his wife in his own Home Technology and Lighting business whilst also working as a Process Improvement Consultant for larger organizations. As a Football coach and sports enthusiast as well as a business and finance expert focused on delivering the best outcomes possible, Iain believes he can help to ensure the school utilizes its available resources to deliver the best, most active and encouraging start to life for the children as is possible Committees Buildings and Health & Safety and Finance
Sandra Hall Foundation Governor
I moved to the village at the end of April 2015 and took up my post as Priest-in-Charge of Itchingfield with Slinfold on the 19th May. Prior to this I spent five years as the Curate in Cuckfield where there was a Church School in which I led worship and was a governor for ten months. I love working with the children, it gives me an opportunity to let my inner child out to play; I also want to help them to grow up with an understanding of the Christian faith and the love of God in their lives. I see life as being all about love; love for God, creation and all of His children. Committees Curriculum, standards and Ethos
Mrs Vicky Stenning Parent Governor
After 18 years in the finance industry, Vicky has recently retired from her senior management position in investment banking to focus full time on bringing up her young son and daughter in Slinfold. Both attend Slinfold CE primary and pre-school. Working for 12 years in London and a further 6 years across Asia, Vicky brings a diverse range of experience and skills that she hopes she can use to benefit the school. Prior to her working career Vicky was a member of Team GB, representing the UK in the individual and synchronised springboard diving events in many national and international competitions. She hopes that her swimming and diving skills can also help benefit the pupils of Slinfold CE school. Committees Buildings and Health & Safety and Finance
Slinfold CE Primary School, The Street, Slinfold, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0RR