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Claire Haynes

 

 

I have three daughters, two still at St James and I am the Chair of Governors. I have worked in Marketing, Sales and HR throughout my career and currently work part-time in an HR role.  I have been a class rep and also have helped in the children’s classes, so please feel free to grab me in the playground to share your views.

 

Appointed by: Parent Governors are elected by the current parents of St James Primary School if there is more than one applicant. If no applicants come forward, the Governing Body of St James is permitted to appoint a parent to the Governing Body
Term of Office: 4 years starting March 2015
Committee: Oversees all committees
Position of Responsibility: Chair of Governors, Year 6 Governor
Register of Interest: Works at Whatif Consultancy

 

Michele Dainty

 

 

I became a Governor in the Autumn of 2012.  I have a son in Year 5 and a daughter in Year 3.  I currently work for a large Fast Moving Consumer Goods’ company in Marketing but have held various roles within Sales and HR – this experience will, I hope, enable me to contribute and add value to the team.  I enjoy representing the parents within the Governing Body so please feel free to contact me.

 

Appointed by: the parents of St James School
Term of Office: 4 years starting October 2012
Committee: Personnel and Equality
Position of Responsibility: Chair of Personnel Committee and SENCO, Pupil Premium and Child Protection Governor
Register of Interest: Works at Kerry Foods

 

Matt Toolan

 

 

I have two daughters: one who has just left St James and another in Year 4. I have worked in banking for the past 15 years, where I have led the financing of several school new build and refurbishment projects. I hope the skills I have acquired make a useful contribution to the Governing Body in supporting St James’ as it continues to evolve and provide for the ever changing needs of the local community.

 

Appointed by: the parents of St James School
Term of Office: 4 years starting October 2012
Committee: Finance and Accommodation
Position of Responsibility: Chair of Finance Committee, School Fund Trustee and Year 2 Governor
Register of Interest: Works at AIB Group in banking

 

Melanie Hinds

 

 

I have lived in Weybridge for nearly five years. My eldest son is in Year 3 and I have another younger son at pre school. I am a full time mum, but worked previously in Marketing and Advertising for over 12 years, in a variety of roles from designing to account handling. I hope my varied creative and organisational skills make a valued addition to the already successful governor team. I am also a regular participant in St James Friends.

 

Appointed by: the parents of St James School
Term of Office: 4 years starting November 2013
Committee: Learning and Welfare
Position of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Learning and Welfare Committee, Reception Governor
Register of Interest: None

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