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Welcome to the Governors' Page

What is the Governing Body?

School Governors are the school’s Board of Directors. The purpose of the Governing Body is:- 

  • to help the school set high standards by planning for the school's future, and setting targets for school improvements.
  • to be a critical friend to the school, offering the school its support and advice.
  • to help the school to be responsive to the needs of parents and the community and to make the school accountable to the public for what it does.

The governing body must ensure that in delivering its responsibilities, it promotes and safeguards the welfare of children.

Our responsibility is for overall policy. The day-to-day business of organising children’s learning and of managing time, space, staff and resources is for the professional team led by the headteacher. Along with the professional staff at our school we try to provide the best possible education for all the children.


What do the Governors do?

Working in Committees, Governors make decisions about the running of the school. The whole Governing Body meets once a term and the following sub-committee meetings are also held at least termly:

  • Finance and Premises,
  • Curriculum, Attainment and Standards,
  • Pupils, Parents and Community

These committees are responsible for:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies 
Name of Governor                                                                Relevant business interest and financial interestsGovernance roles in other schools                             Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners & relatives
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Carole CatleyNoneNoneNone
Anna BrownNoneNoneNone
Jade CheungNoneNoneNone
Nick MailerNoneNoneNone
Flaviana MantaNoneNoneNone
John ParnabyNoneNoneNone
Hugh RaynerNoneAnnunciation Junior SchoolNone
Judith SuissaNoneNoneNone
Nikki SimonNoneNoneNone
Shabaz DarNoneNoneNone


Meet the Governors

Carole Catley (Headteacher)



Julia Hutton-Squire (Co-opted Governor - Chair)

Start date – 2014

End date – 2018

Committees - Finance & Premises

                        Pupil, Parents & Community


All our children deserve the best start that the school can give them, and I am committed to supporting the school in delivering that.  I was originally elected as a parent governor in 2010 when the eldest of my four daughters was in reception, and have been Chair of Governors since 2012.  My third daughter is currently at Deansbrook Infant School. 

I am a senior manager at Accenture, with a background in selling and running multi-million pound IT projects, so I bring relevant experience in HR, finance and procurement.  Prior to taking on the role of Chairman I was also a trustee of an Indian Children’s educational charity for which I had worked as a volunteer in South India.  While my children have been at Deansbrook I have helped with setting up our successful PTA.



Jade Cheung (Co-opted Governor - Vice Chair)

Start date – 2015

End date – 2019

Committees - Finance & Premises (Chair)

                        Curriculum, Attainment & Standards

I am Vice Chairman of the Governing Body, and Chairman of the Finance and Premises Committee at Deansbrook Infant School with an additional role as Pupil Premium Governor. I currently work in Local Government and I am a member of the local community involved in the life of Deansbrook Infant School since 2008.  My aims as part of the Governing Body include:

  • Supporting the provision of a stimulating school environment in which children can enjoy learning and achieve highly in all areas.
  • Strategic overview of our school policies, which are based upon a firm belief in equal opportunities for all children regardless of gender, disability, race, colour or creed.
  • A vision that children receive a broad and balanced education that will make them lifelong learners and give them the ability to succeed in today’s modern technological society.
  • To foster and encourage courtesy and self-confidence, so that children value themselves and their abilities and make a full contribution to the life of the school.

I hope your child will be happy and successful and enjoy their time at Deansbrook Infants.


Caroline Winston - Clerk

Governors with Special Responsibilities:

Pupil Premium Governor – Jade Cheung

Designated Governor for Child protection - Brenda Lamptey  /  Jade Cheung


If you are interested in finding out more about the governing body, or even becoming a school governor yourself please contact the Chair of Governors, Julia Hutton-Squire, through the school office. 

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