My name is Jeanette Mullen and I am married to Peter. We have lived near the village for many years and both of my teenage boys attended this school. 15 years ago my financial background led me to become a co-opted governor to help with finance and budgeting. As chair I am still an active part of the school and community. I feel the school is a valuable village resource and hopefully my support ‘repays’ the happy and influential years the school gave my children. I am an early years childcare provider and currently studying for a degree as a very mature student, so you can see I am very ‘at home’ with Rangeworthy School.
I am happy to discuss any issues you may have, I visit school every Thursday morning at the start of the day or can arrange to meet you. Please contact me on 01454 228552 or email Jeanette.email@example.com
Tenure: I am half way through my 4 year term as a parent governor.
Responsibilities: Parent Governor – Chair of Health and Safety (H&S) and Building Project Committee, Special Responsibility for Science and Art teaching.
My daughters, Elyssa (Year 5) and Lydia (Year 3) attend the school. You can see me most Friday afternoons as I pick the children up or pass a message via my wife.
I am a professionally qualified civil engineer who is an Engineering Manager for the Highways Agency operating the Motorway and Trunk Road network in the South West Region.
Maths and Science were my favourite subjects at school and it seemed natural to have a career in science and engineering but I also like music and art. The arts are so diverse and a complete opposite to my work life. I have been involved in many aspects of H&S for my current and former employer and it is good to use this knowledge as a lay person to the benefit of the school especially as this seems to be one of the key areas within the OFSTED inspection.
I have 2 current aims. These are:-
1. Maintain the H&S of the school in line with national legislation and the policy and procedures of the Children and Young People’s Directorate H&S Team
2. To deliver new quality playground, classroom and kitchen facilities, safely, to an agreed programme and budget that meets the many requirements of the education authority.
I have lived in Rangeworthy for just over 3 years and have 2 children, the eldest of which, Matthew is in Class 1. I had been a teacher for nearly 15 years when I decided to become a full time mum allowing me to spend more time with my children whilst they are still young.
I am new to the governing body as I only became a parent governor at the beginning of this academic year. Having been a teacher I am enjoying seeing a school from a different perspective and hope my experience of teaching in very different schools to Rangeworthy, will help the school to continue to be the success it is.
I am new to the governing body, having been elected as a parent governor in early 2010. I am facing a steep learning curve but am enjoying learning a lot about the school.
At the moment I am a full time mum of two; my daughter is in class 1 and my son thinks he should be too, having been dragged to school twice a day since he was six weeks old!
I am also experiencing education from the other side by working towards an Open University diploma. In my previous life I had a career in environmental protection so I hope to use my experience to support the strong environmental emphasis within the school.
Jeremy Dale Age 48, have lived in Rangeworthy for 10 years, married to Ann with two children at the school, Jodie & Melissa. I am a project Manager for a national Building Management Contractor having just ‘celebrated’ 30 years of service with them.
I have been a governor for Circa 18 months, & whilst still getting used to the education acronyms I am pleased to see the results the dedicated, caring, teaching staff are achieving, both the formal OFSTED & SIAS marking, but also in the children’s behaviour and attitudes.
Whilst it would seem logical to contribute to the ‘practical’ side of the school, weather it be the play ground, the building fabric itself & Health and Safety I have had a real insight in to what it takes to run our school and hope to contribute in any way that I can, to support the teaching staff who have to do so much more than simply teach.
My wife Claire and I moved to Bagstone in 1979 and have been involved with Agriculture and village life. I work with four other committees, two with young people and two more social, and find the contrast helps with being a Governor.
I have had close contact with Rangeworthy school since 1985 when Arthur the 1st of 3 sons joined, followed by Peter and Steven in 1987 and 1988. They then went on to KLB and further education.
I was asked to represent the Parish Council as Governor about 1987 which I did till the position was changed by the Education Authorities in 2006.
I was then asked to be a Foundation Governor.
Having been involved with the school now for over 25 years I hope I contribute in the stability of the Governing Body to support the outstanding teaching staff and pupils.
Rev'd David Russell
I have been a primary teacher for 20 years and have taught a range of different age groups in a variety of schools. I joined the staff at Rangeworthy in 2001 and currently teach children in years 4,5 and 6 (class 3).
I really enjoy the challenge of working in a small school and serving this close community. I have been a governor for just over a year and my responsibilities include working on the finance, curriculum and building committees.