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Meet our Governors

Jo - Ann Taussig
Chair of Governors

"I have been a governor at the school since 2009. I have had 3 children go through the school so I feel I know it well and have seen it go through many changes. Over the years I have been involved in looking after the health, safety and premises issues of the school and looking at literacy as part of the curriculum committee. I have a background in medicine (clinical and research). I become a governor because I was interested in education policy and delivery and wanted to support the school".

Janet Berry
Headteacher

"The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of our school. I am very grateful to all our governors who voluntarily give up their time and skills and help us to continually raise school standards". 

Kathryn Moore
Vice Chair of Governors

"I became a governor in 2011. I work as an actuary which currently involves forecasting profits for an insurance company, interpreting financial regulations and reviewing governance processes. These are all skills which are used within the Finance Committee when reviewing the school financial statements and budgets and the wider governor role of overseeing the school policies".

 

Becky Buckley

Chair of Community, Children & Safeguarding Committee

I joined the governing body in 2018 as a parent governor, having had children at the school for three years already at that time. With another joining next year, I will be around for a while yet! I used to work in the courts as a stenographer, and before that in subtitling for film and TV, but I have been a full-time parent for around seven years now. I felt it was time to focus my energies on some of the behind-the-scenes work of a school rather than the courts. I am now the Chair of the Children, Community and Safeguarding committee. I really appreciate having the opportunity to offer practical support to this incredible, nurturing school.‚Äč

 Miranda Sinclair
Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee

"I volunteered in the school a lot last year and it really opened my eyes to all the day to day unsung care and attention the school put into each and every child. We all know our children are being taught with passion and dedication, but whether in the classroom, or the pool, I could see all the extra support, hear the nurturing words and see the bond between our children and their teachers. I wanted to give something more to this amazing school. For almost 20 years I worked for a global bank using technology to bring efficiencies and control; analysing requirements and data sets ranging from system performance, to regulatory needs to people surveys; and finally I worked on product development. I hope to use some of my skills to help our school continue to flourish and do the very best for our children".

Tom Glossop

Resources Committee

I became a governor after my daughter joined the infants school and I became fully aware of the amazing job our teaching and administrative staff do for us as parents and especially for our children. I wanted to support this as much as possible and to see if my professional skills could help the development of the school and our children's experience. I work for the Home Office and deal with Ministers and MP's every day. Prior to that I worked in management positions across the private sector most notably for KPMG, PwC and Accenture.

Mehdi Kadhim

Resources Committee

 

 

Gaylyn Coskey

Resources Committee

 

Jack Morris
Staff governor

"I have taught at Coombe Hill Infants' since 2012 and have steadily taken on more responsibility each year, providing me with a wider understanding of what makes this school special. Leading science and then maths alongside leading Year 2, and more recently joining the Senior Leadership Team, has given me the opportunity to make an impact across the whole school and a greater impact within my class too. I am grateful to have the chance to learn more and continue to add value wherever I can". 

Di Kill

Staff Governor

 

Having been involved with Coombe Hill Infants for its whole 50 years I am , of course, very keen to keep updated with everything that goes on. I have had the privilege of  teaching many of Coombe Hills children for over 20 years, and as the Early Years lead feel that our Key Stage must be represented on the Governing team. It has been a pleasure to work along side different people from our community who have the school best interests at heart.

 

Sue Jakob

Staff Governor

 

David Turner

Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

Jonathan Wadsworth

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Having a daughter at the school opened my eyes to what fantastic teaching and care is given to our children,  and what fun there is to be had at the same time. Being a governor opened my eyes to what a fantastic amount of effort and skill the staff contribute to make these things happen, and that the organisation requires. I am an academic economist and so know nothing about the real world, but I hope in some small way to help contribute to make the school what it is.