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Vigo Primary School

Opening a World of Learning and Opportunity

Meet Our Governors

Marty Johnson, Chair

I have lived in the Andover area since 1963 and have three grown up children.  I joined the Governing Board at Vigo Infants School as a Co-opted Governor in 2015.  Previously I worked at Andover College for thirteen years both as a Lecturer and as an LSA specialising in working with SEND students. I have also worked at a local Primary school for two and a half years.  I became Chair of the Governing Board at the beginning of the Autumn term in 2018 when Julie Bray was appointed Head Teacher.  I feel very fortunate to be part of the school during this exciting time, when as a Governing Body, we will be focussing on developing and supporting improvements, ensuring every child will achieve their learning potential and enjoy a high quality education.

 

Sara Falk, Vice-Chair

I joined the Governing Board of Vigo Junior School in December 2014.  I am passionate about improving education in Andover and sit on the governing boards for John Hanson and Smannell Fields School.   I am also part of a team that set up a local charity called Kids on Track which runs activity clubs during the holidays and after school.  I have four teenage children but before that I worked as a Management Consultant. 

 

Andrew Murray

I was co-opted as a Governor in December 2019 but I have lived in the area close to Whitchurch since 1997.  I am a chartered accountant who has worked within small and medium sized businesses since leaving one of the major accounting practices.  My current role is as group finance director for a small group of travel and leisure companies and my responsibilities include all finance, HR and IT areas.  I am a trustee of a two charities including Fine Cell Work a charity and social enterprise which enables prisoners to build fulfilling and crime-free lives.  I have two grown up children and my knowledge of the education sector is patchy but even at my age I am still willing to learn.  

Rebecca Clarke

I joined the governing board of Vigo Primary School in July 2018. I have worked in education for my entire career, firstly as a teacher, then headteacher, in the school improvement services of a number of local authorities and finally as Director of Schools in a London borough.  Now mostly retired, with grown up children and now grandchildren,  I look forward to having the time to support the school in the next steps of its improvement journey.  I am the SEN governor and have a particular interest in ensuring that every child receives the highest quality of education.

Jemma Perkins

I joined Vigo FGB in March 2019 as a co-opted governor.  I have no direct experience in education but I have two sons who recently graduated from UK universities and I live in the local area. Through personal circumstances I am passionate about the mental health and well-being of our children. I believe in developing self-awareness and building resilience in children from an early age to ensure they will be robust enough to face the challenges of the modern world ahead.  I am looking forward to taking a special interest in the teaching of English within the school and continuing to evaluate the overall School Improvement Plan along with the FGB.

Sarah Hicks

I joined the governing body of Vigo Primary School in September 2016, I chair the Pay Committee, I sit on the Resources Committee and I also undertake the role of Development and Training Governor.  I have been a school governor for over 10 years, having previously been a chair of governors in an Infant school, and I am keen to use the skills and experience I have gained through my different governor roles and from my work with Hampshire County Council to ensure all of the children at Vigo receive the best possible education. 

Jessica Scowen 

I have lived in Andover for five years and have been a governor for the same amount of time.  I was previously a governor in a school in SE London for three years.  I have four children, two of whom are currently at Vigo Primary.  I am very involved with the school’s PTA and run several fund raising events throughout the year.  I also work at school as a MDSA.

Leah Tucker
I have lived in Andover all my life and I have three children, two of whom are at Vigo.  I joined the GB in September 2013.
I have a Diploma in Early Years and have worked with children since leaving college in 2000.  At the present time I am a child minder but before meeting my husband and having my own children, I worked as a nanny.
I have a great understanding of Early Years education and I am also trained to Level Four in Safe Guarding.  I am a Safe Guarding Governor and I am also on the Pay and Curriculum committees at Vigo.

Sarah Cleary-King

I am a teacher governor and I was voted in by the staff at Vigo last year.  I have really enjoyed finding out how the school operates from a different point of view and representing the staff.   Before becoming a teacher i worked in National Air Traffic Services as a pseudo pilot helping to train trainee air traffic controllers.   I have lived in Andover for 9 years now and before that lived in many different places across the country.  I came to work at Vigo in 2015 but was teaching in Basingstoke before that since 2011.  I have always been based in Key Stage 1.  I live with my husband and I enjoy singing, watching rugby and quiet nights in.

 

 

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