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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Welcome to the website of the Farnham Common Village Schools, a federation of the Farnham Common Infant School, and the Farnham Common Junior School, led by the Executive Headteacher, Mrs Fischer.  The two schools will work increasingly closely and will each continue to have their particular emphasis and focus.


 Ofsted described both schools in their recent inspections as Good schools with several outstanding features which contribute to pupils high attainments in reading, writing and maths.  The Executive Headteacher's passion for, and deep understanding of how children learn and thrive, and the support of an enthusiastic and committed team of leaders are key factors in enabling all pupils to benefit from exceptional educational opportunities.


 We value parent support and views and in a recent parent survey Parents told us that they felt the schools were well led and managed, that teaching was good, that their children enjoyed coming to school and were being well-prepared for the future. Parents also feel comfortable approaching the school.


The Governing Body is charged with the overall management of the schools to ensure that every child has the best possible learning environment to help them achieve their full potential, both at the Farnham Common Village Schools and also in the wider world as they move on.


If you have any questions, or would like to know more about the work of the Governing Body, please contact me through the School Office.


Diana Blakemore

Chair of Governors

Farnham Common Village Schools

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Summary of Roles, Committees, Attendance and Declarations of Interests


FCVS FGB Roles and Committees 2018/2019


Governor Name






Pay Review
David Banks Parent Governor

Pupil Premium, More Able


Diana Blakemore Co-opted Governor


Chair of Resources, Equality/Diversity and HR

Ch M  
Kevin Blakemore Associate Member Health and Safety/Site      
Mark Cluer Parent Governor

Wrap Around Care Working Group

IT Strategic Support

Catherine Corbitt (nee Weeks) Staff Governor Deputy Head Teacher (Junior School) M M  
Andrew Davies Co-opted Governor Fund Raising, Sports Premium M    
Alison Fischer Head Teacher   M M  
Valerie Harffey LA Governor Finance, Performance Management M   M
Hilary Hawley Co-opted Governor Deputy Head Teacher (Infants) M M  
Fiona Hewin Co-opted Governor Chair of Education, SEN and Performance Management M Ch M
Dan Masquelier



Maths, Forest Schools/Play   M  
Pam Naish Co-opted Governor Early Years, Travel Planning and Governor Visits   M  
Andrew Parry Co-opted Governor Vice Chair, Vice Chair of Resources, Vice Chair of Education, Safeguarding and Development M M  
Julie Passey Co-opted EAL   M  
Clare Rasmussen Associate Governor Financial reporting      
Paul Townsend Co-opted Governor Communications and English   M  
Julie Whyte (nee Smith) Co-opted School Business Manager M    


The membership of Staff Grievance/Dismissal, Staff Dismissal and Pupil Discipline committees will be formed from a pool of eligible governors.


Category of Governor Appointed or elected onto Governing Body
11 x Co-opted Governors Appointed by governing body (1 to be staff member at Infant School by election)
2 x Parent Governors Elected on to the governing body by parents of pupils at the school
1 x Headteacher Governor by virtue of employment by the school
1 x Staff Governor Elected on to the governing body by all staff employed by the school (Junior School)
1 x Local Authority Governor Nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the governing body
Total number of governors = 16  


We have two associate governors: Mr Kevin Blakemore who assists in our Health and Safety and Ms Claire Rasmussen who supports our Finance Committee. Neither of our associate governors have voting rights.