Governor Profiles

In addition to the Headteacher we have the following School Governors:
 
 
Mrs Jacqueline Morris (Chair of Governors)
 
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
 
Background: I have lived in Wormley for 7 years and Godalming for 9. I have two children, aged 9 and 11. I am a stay at home mum but before that I worked as a Senior Management Consultant for a large accountancy firm, Deloitte. I have a BA (Hons) in English Literature, a PgD in Software Development and an MBA from Manchester Business School.
 
Why I became a Governor: I wanted to be involved in helping ensure all children get a good educational start. I am not a teacher, so being a Governor seemed a good way of using the skills I have to contribute to making my community a better place to be. I applied through the official Governor website SGOSS and was delighted to find Milford Infants were in need of a co-opted Governor (i.e. not someone with a child at the school).
 
What I enjoy most about the role: Soon after I joined the Governing Body the role of Chair of Governors came up and I took it on. I enjoy meeting with Mr Stear every week and seeing how the school runs at all levels. My respect for all the teachers, and the senior management team, has grown immensely since I started being Chair of Governors as I now understand more fully the challenges they face. I enjoy walking round the school and seeing how confident and happy the children are and how engaged the staff are with them.
 
 
Mr Luke Bozeat
 
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
 
Background: I moved to London from Milford with my wife and daughter, then only 8 months old, in 2011. The Godalming/Milford area was everything we were looking for when moving out of the Big Smoke and since then we have settled into the community and expanded to 4. I'm still working in London at a media planning and buying agency, and daily join the herd on the SW trains trip to and from Waterloo, but manage to make it back for governors meetings!
 
Why I became a Governor: I became interested in being a Governor as a way of using the skills I have developed at work to help support the school. This is from the perspective of being a parent but also a member of the local community as I believe the school plays a critical role in making Milford a wonderful place to live.
 
What I enjoy most about the role: The huge learning curve I have been on to understand the work that the school does and the complexity involved in managing a modern schooling environment. Also feeling like I am able to put my skills to a positive use away from the corporate environment. 
 
 
Mrs Fiona Campbell
 
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
 
Background: My background is in the finance industry. I am a qualified accountant and have recently returned to the workplace after several years abroad. Whilst abroad I was involved in my children's schools and enjoyed being in the school environment.
 
Why I became a Governor: I have two teenage children who are still at school and education is very important to me. I wanted to use the skills I have gained in my working life and be involved in the strategic planning of a school. I registered with the Governor website SGOSS and was contacted by our current Chair of Governors. I live about 20 minutes drive from Milford Infant School and although I had no prior experience of it, I'm very happy to be able to assist as a Governor.
 
What I enjoy most about the role: I am relatively new to the Governor role and I am constantly surprised at how much non-teaching work is required to be carried out to ensure the smooth and safe running of the school. I enjoy being involved in the future planning and alos being a Governor of such a friendly and community oriented school.
 
 
 
Mr Jimmy Heslop
 
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
 
Background: I have enjoyed living in Milford for ten years and all of my three children have thrived at Milford School. I have been a Governor since soon after my youngest child, Jack, joined the school in 2009. As a secondary science teacher I believe I have the best job in the world. My job gives me a useful insight and understanding of many issues relevant to Milford School, with particular focus on curriculum and learning.
 
Why I became a Governor: I became a Governor to use my time and expertise to support education within my community, something I have always been passionate about. The added advantage of being able to contribute to and understand my own family's learning was also attractive to me.
 
What I enjoy most about the role: As a full-time teacher, I rarely get the chance to be around the school during the working day. I have rarely been able to pick up or drop off, so being a Governor has been an excellent way for me to get involved. My kids have loved that I am an active member of their school community - they get excited when they hear I am going to their school for a meeting! When I have managed to see the school 'in action', I have enjoyed seeing the children enjoying learning and especially being able to talk to them about what and how they are learning. This strokes my enthusiam for the role. As a Governor, I am always pleased to see evidence of the impact of our work on the children's education, in ways big and small.

 

Mrs Maureen Holland (Co-opted Governor)

Type of Governor. Co-opted Governor

Background.   We have lived in Milford for 6 years and I have family in the village. I studied for my degree as a mature student and then went to Kingston University for my P.G.C.E. I found the study of the foundations of learning fascinating and still do. I have taught in middle and primary schools and have been involved in teacher training. I enjoyed teaching very much.

 Why I became a Governor. It was suggested at the last grandparents' morning that we might consider becoming a governor. I had wanted to become more involved within the community and this seemed an ideal opportunity. I love the ethos of the school, my grandson is very happy at the school, so I decided to apply.

 What I enjoy most about the role. It is early days but I have enjoyed walking around the school especially talking to the children and staff. Everyone is very supportive and welcoming.

 
Mrs Melanie Isherwood
 
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
 
Background: I live in Chiddingfold and have two children, aged ten and fifteen. My background is in IT having latterly been Training Director for a large US corporate. In this role I was managing the teaching of IT skills to all technical and end-users. Prior to this I was in Retail Management.
 
Why I became a Governor: I am a frustrated teacher and would have loved to taken my career in this direction! I have acted in a voluntary role with my children's school and gained such satisfaction that when the role of Governor at Milford Infants came up, I jumped at the chance. I believe my corporate experience and my experience as a mother lends itself well to both strategic and operational aspects of the School.
 
What I enjoy most about the role: I am still learning and the depth of knowledge required means that the learning will continue. In doing this, I intend to give as much as I can to support this fantastic school.

 

Mrs Melissa Wells

 

Type of Governor: Staff Governor

Background: I have been a teacher at Milford School for the last 5 years but Milford was also the school where I began my teaching career as an NQT many years ago. After time out to raise my two young children, some part-time jobs at other local schools and working as a supply teacher in Surrey, the opportunity arose for me to return to Milford and I jumped at it! Milford is a great school to teach at and be part of.

Why I became a Governor: As a teacher I understand the important role the governors play in our school. I feel it is important that the staff have good links with the governing body and feel well represented at meetings, and in turn I believe the staff should support the governors, who give their free time in a voluntary capacity to support us.

What I enjoy most about the role: It always amazes me how much goes on behind the scenes in a school, it's not just the teaching! I enjoy finding out how the school is run from a financial point of view and developing strategic plans for the future.

 
Mrs Linda Chung   (Parent Governor)
 
To follow
 
 
 
Mrs Emma Hardy (Parent Governor) 
 
To follow
 
 
Mr Nick Reilly (recently left as of 31 Dec 2016)
 
Type of Governor: Parent Governor, and Deputy Chair of Governors, Finance and Resources
 

Background: I am married to Bridie, and we have three boys, Ted (6), Joey (3), and Dougie (6 months). Bridie is Treasurer of the Friends of Milford School, so we are both involved in the school.

I have always worked in financial services, working for global reinsurers and insurers. I qualified as an Actuary ten years ago, and work for the Royal London Insurance Group, based in London, designing Insurance products for customers to buy direct from us. 

Why I became a governor: When Ted joined the school, I felt I wanted to contribute towards his education and development. Becoming a Parent Governor enabled me to support the staff where possible, and in particular to provide independent challenge and oversight of the financial running of the school.

What I enjoy most about the role: The role of Governor provides a deep understanding of how the school runs, both on the performance of the children (teaching & learning) as well as the financial oversight (finance & resources). This allows me to use the financial skills from my day job to ensure Milford School continues to be run in a responsible manner for the long term future of pupils in the village.