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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.