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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, Mr David Masters.  The two schools work closely together but each continues 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 BanksParent Governor

Pupil Premium, More Able


Diana BlakemoreCo-opted Governor


Chair of Resources, Equality/Diversity and HR

Kevin BlakemoreAssociate MemberHealth and Safety/Site   
Mark CluerParent Governor

Wrap Around Care Working Group

IT Strategic Support

Catherine Corbitt Staff GovernorDeputy Head Teacher (Junior School)MM 
Andrew DaviesCo-opted GovernorFund Raising, Sports PremiumM  
David MastersHead Teacher MM 
Valerie HarffeyLA GovernorFinance, Performance ManagementM M
Hilary HawleyCo-opted GovernorDeputy Head Teacher (Infant School)MM 
Fiona HewinCo-opted GovernorChair of Education, SEN and Performance ManagementMChM
Dan Masquelier



Maths, Forest Schools/Play M 
Pam NaishCo-opted GovernorEarly Years, Travel Planning and Governor Visits M 
Andrew ParryCo-opted GovernorVice Chair, Vice Chair of Resources, Vice Chair of Education, Safeguarding and DevelopmentMM 
Julie PasseyCo-optedEAL M 
Clare RasmussenAssociate GovernorFinancial reporting   
Paul TownsendCo-opted GovernorCommunications and English M 
Julie Whyte (nee Smith)Co-optedSchool Business ManagerM  


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.