I am also Clerk to the Governors of Farlington School Trust Limited. I am passionate about delivering a curriculum which inspires lifelong participation for all, whether that is in sporting or any one of the many creative fields we are privileged to offer at Farlington. Since then I have taken on a number of roles including Careers, Wellbeing  and Life Skills Coordinator, as well as Head of Year 10 & 11. Once I had come to grips with the technology and dealing with a rush of incoming questions which needed immediate and accurate replies, the event focused my thoughts critically on the expectations required of Governors, something which I hope will help in my role at Farlington School. Governors support and challenge headteachers by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what is best for the school. This made me realise that teaching might be a good career choice. This may seem strange, since I had just retired from many years of Headship, but that was in a group of schools which operated very differently. Technology. Clearly, Governors need a good understanding of how the School operates. About. Farlington School is an independent day and boarding school for pupils aged four to eighteen in Horsham, West Sussex, England. About UK Schools from Wikipedia. Types of school governor . On Thursday 16th November, staff at Farlington School wore 50 shades of purple and bought purple cakes to support Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month to highlight the importance of early diagnosis. Mrs Sue Mitchell, Chair of Governors, Farlington School, © 2020 UK Boarding Schools UK Boarding Schools | Emap (part of the Metropolis Group) Southern House, Wellesley Grove, Croydon CR01XG +44 (0)20 8253 4613, +44 (0)20 8253 4613 | boardingschools@metropolis.co.uk | www.ukboardingschools.com - Sitemap - XML. I also worked as Head of Year, following my year group from Year 7 to their GCSEs in Year 11. Sara Whittaker Head Creative & Expressive Arts: I joined Farlington having taught in the independent sector for quite a number of years since qualifying. I am also Clerk to the Governors of Farlington School Trust Limited. I am passionate about education. Welcome to Farlington’s information hub. An annual ‘Meet the Governors’ meeting is held in the Spring Term for the pupils of the School. My interest is mainly in Modern History, and I thoroughly enjoy teaching all my topics, but in particular teaching 20th Century American A Level  History. Teaching. One of the key problems which faces any school in the country, independent or maintained, is finding people who have such skills and, equally importantly, the time to give to the school. Posted April 4, 2018. I was delighted to join the team at Farlington as a PE Teacher and now Head of Year 7. It also reinforced my belief that our school is very fortunate to have such a breadth of skills amongst its current Governors. Recently I have moved from the classroom to admissions and I love getting to know all the new families, from their initial enquiry and tour of the school to when they come up the drive on their first day here. … School Farlington School. Having spent 10 years in industry in marketing, I also enjoy teaching Business and running our Enterprise enrichment, which keeps me up to date with British business trends. The move towards a co-educational Prep School will be gradual and our existing classes in the Prep and Pre-Prep will remain girls-only. Create your academic roadmap for free! … I have worked in a variety of different schools over the years, but more recently, I spent twelve years at the Ursuline High School for Girls as Head of Biology before joining Farlington in 2003. You can view our privacy and cookies policy here. I have overall responsibility for the strategic leadership of Farlington School. Set Goals Following a career break to bring up my family, I joined Farlington and retrained as an accountant (MAAT). One of Kent's leading independent, co-educational, day and boarding schools, for pupils aged 3 to 18. HeadmistressMs Louise Higson. jr@farlingtonschool.com. Governors have to be very aware of not being “operational”. At present I am Head of History, Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Head of Enterprise. All school addresses follow the rule firstinitialsurname@brambletye.com. Media Pack. Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body and usually have specific skills that will help run the school. They normally serve for a term of office lasting four years. School life. I graduated from the University of Bath with a Languages and Politics degree and later completed a Masters degree in Educational Leadership through the Institute of Education. I have overall responsibility for assessment, reporting and tracking within the Senior School. School Information. I also lead Professional Development and manage IT staff and strategy, in addition to those in the Faculty of Languages. I can also be found in the Boarding House,  as I am Assistant Houseparent for the Mansion House. Farlington School has announced that it will welcome boys into its reception class in September 2018. There are six types of school governor: Parent governors are parents of children attending the school and are elected by other parents. We hope you find everything you need. I joined Farlington from a management background in civil aviation, including service development, training, customer relations and internal communications. Following a degree in Education and Maths at Cambridge, I started my teaching career as the music specialist in a county junior school in Cambridgeshire. (OED). Free school meals. Whilst the Chaplaincy is Christian and based on the practice of the Church of England, the Chaplain aims to put all students in touch with their spirituality, however expressed. It became evident during the course of the on-line discussion that the relationship between Head and Governors, and how to develop and grow it, was of serious interest, as was the concern that Governors, especially Chairs, might intervene too much. Email addressoffice@farlingtonschool.net. Registered charity number307048. History surrounds and encompasses and influences our lives, culture and society. Telephone number01403 254967. School News. If you would like to know more please contact Ms S Scott, Clark to the Governors by emailing [email protected] for more information. My ethos is that meeting the pastoral needs  of an  individual is  a fundamental element  in education, underpinning, not only in grade attainment but also in helping to form the future adult. After graduating from Homerton College, Cambridge I taught in the Prep Department of Croham Hurst School, Croydon, lived in America for a while and then taught at Arundale School, Pulborough where I became deputy head. Nicky Evelegh. Having completed my Psychology degree and subsequent teacher training, I taught in the state sector before joining Farlington as Head of Psychology in 2019. Vice Chair of Governors… I have many years of experience as a professional tutor to postgraduate trainee teachers from the University of Chichester. Consequently, I manage the Boarding and Medical Centre teams at Farlington. Farlington School is part of Bellevue Education. LENT 2020 DIGITAL NEWSLETTER – ELLESMERE COLLEGE. Name of School: Farlington School. Farlington joined the Bellevue Education group in September 2019. I am committed to providing a creative, inclusive and purposeful learning environment which challenges every student to embrace challenges, seize opportunities and achieve their full potential. 01730 813 243 Chair of Governors. This was followed by a move to The City of London Freemen’s School where I was a Head of House teaching Maths, French and running the Junior ICT department. I feel very privileged to have been entrusted with leading its happy and vibrant community and ensuring that we continue to provide its pupils with an outstanding all-round education. Click here for directions to Farlington School, Strood Park, RH12 3PN on Google Maps. Governance is an area which course members felt unsure about: senior managers in schools are not always involved in Governors’ meetings, so it is an area in which it is difficult to gain experience. Following a 20 year career as a Fund Manager and Banker in the City of London, I joined Farlington in September 2017. UB November issue out now . The time has flown by and I love working at this wonderful school. Michelle StanleyVice Chair of Governors. Michelle Stanley, appointed as a Community Governor in 2013, brings a wide range of experience in education to the role of Community Governor. I currently have the best of both worlds where, as Head of Biology I can inspire and pass on my  passion for biology and in my position as Head of Sixth Form I have the opportunity to help and guide students in the exciting time of their lives where they gain independence and get to explore pathways for their future. I am currently in my final year studying for a Masters’ in History with the University of Edinburgh, and you may also see me playing in my clarinet in Slinfold Concert Band, or of course, in Farlington concerts. What's On. Understand where your child is now; 2. I oversee Operations, Finance, PR and Marketing, I am a member of the senior leadership team and I am responsible for the 33 acre Estate. Farlington School has announced that it will welcome boys into its Reception Class from September 2018, following a decision made by the Governors and Senior Leadership Team, last week. I then joined the Prep School at Farlington, teaching all KS2 classes and watched my own daughters thrive here. The school also has a long association with the University of Chichester in the field of teacher education. When I became involved with Farlington School, some four years ago, I was new to the idea of just how much responsibility the Governing Body has for the life and well-being of a school. On Friday 6th March, children and staff at Northbourne Park School celebrated World Book Day in style with a day of dressing up as favourite characters from books. In September 2018 we were delighted to welcome boys into our Reception cla.. Pupils entering into Year 7 may take the opportunity to apply for a Sports Scholarship. The decision was made by the governors and senior leadership team, in a gradual move towards becoming a co-educational prep-school. Blogs. Education in England is overseen by the United Kingdom’s Department for Education. Farlington was founded in 1896 originally as a girls' school in Haywards Heath but moved to its present site at Strood Park near Horsham in 1955. 20th April. Like it or not, independent schools are businesses which must be commercially viable: the Head clearly has responsibilities in this area, but the intricacies of finance, estates management and increasingly, safeguarding and human resources, need support and direction from Governors whose expertise is in those areas. Being a Governor is an exciting opportunity to become more involved in the life of the school, play an important part in developing the school, and representing parents and carers at a strategic level. I was motivated to become a Governor to help the school achieve its goals and be the best it can be. After graduating with a degree in modern languages (French and Spanish), I worked in Sports Marketing mainly in Europe and the UK, responsible for logistics and marketing of all manner of sport events. I love working with young people and inspiring them to look beyond their own horizons to see what can be achieved with determination and hard work! Farlington is an independent day and boarding school, providing an exceptional, all-round education for children aged 4 18. From here I taught at a girls' state school in London before moving to Spain to teach in a British International School. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and am passionate about languages and their real-world application. Contact. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them. I moved to Farlington in 2019 as a teacher of Maths and am now also Head of Years 8 & 9. Strood Park Horsham West Sussex RH12 3PN. RGS Springfield – Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust. I was recently invited to take the hot seat role in an on-line training course for aspiring independent school heads. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. As a sixth form tutor, I enjoy seeing students move onto  their destinations and reaching for their aspirations. DfE Number938/6144. St Bees School – VIRTUAL OPEN DAY – Mon. It is a privilege to be able to be part of that process.. Tags university-estates. Fourteen years after leaving Farlington as a pupil, I returned as Head of the Lower School, teaching Maths. The move towards a co-educational Prep School will be gradual and our existing classes in the Prep and Pre-Prep will remain girls-only. It is my firm belief that children must be happy at school in order to gain confidence and progress with their learning; this has been my personal ethos throughout my long teaching career. Farlington 2015 role of Governors. This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. I have taught in the state and independent sectors and have been at Farlington since 2007. Governing Body: a group of people who formulate the policy and direct the affairs of an institution in partnership with the managers, especially on a voluntary or part-time basis. After completing a degree in Coach Education & Sports Development at the University of Bath, I decided to embark on a PGCE in Secondary PE Teaching. What I now understand, as Chair, is that it is absolutely vital for stand-alone independent schools, such as Farlington, to have a group of committed Governors with a significant variety of professional skills. It also reinforced my belief that our school is very fortunate to have such a breadth of skills amongst its current Governors. I also run the Science Department, which continues to be a popular and successful area of the School. admin@conifersschool.com. The Head’s role is to manage the school, on more than just the clichéd day-to-day basis, but ultimately the Governors have a legal responsibility to the School, and, in a worst case scenario, the Chair of Governors is a final port of call in a complaints or grievance procedure. The November edition of University Business magazine, the property issue, is now available to download . Teaching at Farlington is always a pleasure and I feel very fortunate to lead a wonderful team of Social Scientists who are equally passionate about their subjects. Working as a member of the DFE Teachers’ Panel for SATs developed my interest in primary maths teaching. Daphne Hanbury. I have overall responsibility for Physical Education in both the Prep and Senior Schools which encompasses a huge variety of activities including riding. VIRTUAL TOUR FOR ELLESMERE COLLEGE. The Governors and Senior Leadership Team of Farlington School have made the decision this week to welcome boys into its Reception Class from September 2018. School governors need a good understanding of what their role entails, says Farlington School’s chair of governors Sue Mitchell Alongside teaching, I have carried out many different roles of responsibility. I have three children in both the Senior and Prep schools at Farlington and they all love it here. If you have any questions, please call the School office on 01403 254967 or email office@farlingtonschool.com and we will be happy to help you. Farringtons is a truly remarkable school, one steeped in history and tradition, but forward thinking in its approach. I joined Farlington in April 2016 after almost eleven years in the state sector and haven’t looked back! After completing my degree in Ecology and Animal Behaviour, I briefly worked in a school as a science laboratory technician. Local government authorities are responsible for implementing policy for public education and state-funded schools at a local level. Welcome to Farringtons School. Fixtures and inter-house team matches are organised independently of clubs and School teams which compete successfully in local and county events. Starting as a classroom teacher of History and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, I progressed to Head of RPE and have recently been appointed as the Head of Faculty of Social Sciences. (Value £100) 1. After gaining a degree from the University of Sheffield specialising in Anatomy and Cell biology, I went on to get a PGCE. I now have overall responsibility for the timetable, day-to-day logistics, pastoral care  and staff wellbeing. The Chair of the Friends of Dallington is ex-officio. In addition, I also bring a perspective as a parent. The Chaplaincy exists to assist all members of school in their search for meaning and purpose in life. Parents who wish to contact the Chairman of Governors should write to P. J. Lough Esq., The Chairman of Governors, c/o Brambletye School Trust Limited, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3PD or chairmanofgovernors@brambletye.com. I am passionate about inclusive teaching and learning and instilling a love for sport and healthy active lifestyles. I enjoy interacting with the other Governors, Headteacher and staff, as well as observing the school and its pupils in action. I am responsible for the finance operations of the School, and enjoy getting involved in all aspects of school life, from judging the Bake-off competition to helping out at school events and refreshing my Spanish on the study trip to Madrid. 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