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Gresham Way, Frimley Green, Camberley, Surrey GU16 6LZ

Cross Farm Infant School is part of The Kite Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 09785186. The registered office is at Lakeside primary School, Alphington Avenue, Frimley, Surrey GU16 8LL.

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Governors

I have one daughter who previously attended Cross Farm, and another younger son not yet at school.

I decided to become a governor to help ensure that Cross Farm is the best it can be and that our children experience the best start in education that they can.  I am very proud to be working with an amazing team of staff and governors to help maintain and grow Cross Farm.

I have worked in clinical audit in the NHS in Berkshire for 14 years.  I chair the Regional Healthcare Quality Networks and sit on the National Quality Group.  I run an electrical installation business with my husband, based here in Frimley Green and use my experience, and love of spreadsheets  and data to support school improvement and monitoring.

Outside of work and school, the whole family are big fans of ice hockey.

Jen Knight

I have lived in Normandy, Surrey for the last 5 years and am an Associate Partner at Parabis Law LLP in London with expertise across a range of different areas including commercial, construction, property damage and educational law.

I am also a Chartered Financial Analyst, and look forward to drawing on my skills to help gain a good understanding of the legal and financial framework within which the school operates. I hope that the experience I have will assist the school in its continuing development and particularly in facing the new challenges presented by its conversion to an academy.

Christopher MacQueen

Role of the Governing Body

The key role of the governing body is to raise standards; to drive up both school and pupil performance and ensure that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education.

School governors do this by keeping their focus on three core strategic functions:

Team structure and composition

We have a dynamic and dedicated governor team that work closely with the school leadership team and other school and community groups to ensure there is a high quality education being offered within a great communal learning environment.

Our Full Governing Body (FGB) is made up of 9 Governors. The composition is as follows:

Governor Name

Role

Jen Knight

Co-opted – Chair of Governors

Tom Sawyer

Co-opted – Vice Chair

Rae Baker-Wisbey

Parent

Richard Blyth

Parent

Tracy Street

Parent

Christopher MacQueen

Co-opted

Jules Langston

Staff – Head Teacher

Karen Lewis

Staff

Grahame Sherwin

Co-opted

Claire Freeman

Clerk to the Governors

We meet 6 times a year as a full team - twice every term.

Roles within the team

Governing bodies should be no bigger than they need to be with all governors actively contributing relevant skills and experience to focus tightly on their core strategic functions and priority areas for the school to develop. As such, our team is aligned to the following areas and form small working groups that focus on the on-going opportunities and challenges in these areas:

Meet the team

I have lived in Frimley Green for two years, having lived in Frimley since 1975. I am married with 3 children, the eldest of whom is a pupil at Cross Farm. I have a strong community link, being  an active member of the Frimley Green Carnival committee.  Having worked in IT for 20 years I have a background and range of skills that I hope can help the school, particularly with regard to IT and experience in the safeguarding of children generally.   

Richard Blyth

I have worked in the public sector for 20 years with a focus on physical education, strategic management and leadership and am currently head of course design for a training course for adults. I also have extensive auditing experience working alongside Ofsted and possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. My wife Laura and I have three children; one is in Explorers at Cross Farm.

I am a keen sportsman, previously representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships, and I have competed in several international Ironman Races.

Tom Sawyer

Having spent 25 years working extensively in Theatre and TV as an actress, Rae now leads a calmer life as a mum to 2 children, one who is in Year 1 at Cross Farm.

She runs a children's Theatre company called the Theatre Rocket which has taken her into various schools locally as a practitioner, which she loves.

Rae has a BA hons degree in acting and is also a lecturer at Chichester university. By being a parent Governor, Rae hopes to respond to important decisions being made at Cross Farm with creativity as well as bringing the views and feelings of the school community into focus. She believes in diversity and the support and welfare of every child and has learnt that limitless expression and creativity in teaching helps.  

Rae Baker-Wisbey

I live locally in Bisley, and have recently retired after all of my working life in the IT industry. I have previously been a governor in another local school, spending over 20 years in local school governance.

I have 1 grandchild who was formally a Cross Farm pupil, and another starting in September 2016.

I am a qualified ‘life’ Coach, and look forward to using these and other skills in supporting Cross Farm to develop and support it’s pupils, staff and community.


Grahame Sherwin

Hello, my name is Tracy Street; Mum to Michael (13), Isabelle (8) and Rebecca (6).

I have been a parent at Cross Farm for the past 10 years as all 3 of my children have progressed through the school. Having previously lived in Gresham Way, the school has not only been part of our family life but part of our local community and has always been seen in a very positive light.

My youngest is now just about to start in year 2 and I really feel that I am at a point in my career when I am able to contribute to the school.

I have been within the NHS for the past 14 years within various management roles. My most recent role was over the past 5 years at a local hospital where I oversaw multiple admin departments which directly influenced patient care and experience. Over the years I have been involved in various projects as I have supported my teams through change implementation and new ways of working.

The beginning of this year I made the bold decision to leave the NHS and start working with my husband in our company selling mobility aids - very different from my previous work experience but I now have the extra freedom to spend with my family and get involved in other ventures such as becoming a parent governor.

I am really excited to become a parent governor at Cross Farm Infant School and look forward to getting involved and supporting the team.

Tracy Street

Jules Langston
(Headteacher)

I've been in Education for 31 years, having worked in London, Hounslow, Berkshire, Surrey, Antigua, Qatar and the Scilly Isles! I am truly passionate about working alongside parents and families and believe strongly in the pursuit of a broad and balanced curriculum so that all children have a chance to shine!