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 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 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.
My name is Jackie, I have lived in Andover for most of my life after my parents settled here when my father left the army.
I am really interested in anything to do with Human Resources and finance which set me in good stead for when I started my own cleaning business.
My history with Vigo School goes as far back as the late 1980's when I volunteered in the classes along with organising netball games whilst waiting to go to college.
My daughter and great nephew currently attend Vigo.
I am extremely passionate about a great education and believe that every child should be encouraged to be the best they can and to have fun whilst doing so.
I love my role as chair on the Friends of Vigo and having now become a Parent Governor I am excited about the future of the school.