Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Vice Chair of Governors
I am Vice Chair of Governors here at Raunds Park Infants. I have lived in Raunds all of my life. My parents, my sisters and myself, my children and grandchildren all attended Raunds Park Infant school and I have seen many changes at the school over the years.
I applied to be a Governor so that I could be part of the ongoing changes and challenges that the future holds for the school, as I believe it is an excellent school and gives the children a sound start in their school life.
Chair of Governors
I always say I started school at four and never left. My primary schooling was inspirational and gave me a love of learning that set me on a journey to becoming a teacher. I believe a good education provides the foundation for being able to choose what career you want to follow, whatever your background and circumstances.
I spent over thirty years in primary education with the last thirteen years of my career having the privilege of being a headteacher at a local infant school. I fully understand the pressures of leadership and the important role that governors play in ensuring the children receive the best possible education.
I have worked with Raunds Park Infants and share the same educational aims and values. I am committed to providing support and challenge in a time of change.
I'm Dan Thompson and joined the governing body in September 2018. We have a daughter in year 1 and so I am naturally interested in the school and the quality of the education and experience it provides the children. I’m looking forward to contributing to the existing governing team to help maintain and continue to build on the excellent work the school are already doing. Professionally I am a chartered accountant and work as an Operations Director for a Transport and Plant Hire business and I hope some of these skills will add value to the team.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.
Our recent Ofsted inspection acknowledged the good work the governors do in their leadership of the school saying, "The governing body provides leaders with effective support and challenge".
The governors regularly visit the school to ensure they have a good understanding of how the school operates, and you are likely to see them at events such as Parents' evenings, Curriculum events and Open days. Governors can be contacted via the school office.