I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and am passionate about languages and their real-world application. Working as a member of the DFE Teachers’ Panel for SATs developed my interest in primary maths teaching. The decision was made by the governors and senior leadership team, in a gradual move towards becoming a co-educational prep-school. Like it or not, independent schools are businesses which must be commercially viable: the Head clearly has responsibilities in this area, but the intricacies of finance, estates management and increasingly, safeguarding and human resources, need support and direction from Governors whose expertise is in those areas. On Friday 6th March, children and staff at Northbourne Park School celebrated World Book Day in style with a day of dressing up as favourite characters from books. Once I had come to grips with the technology and dealing with a rush of incoming questions which needed immediate and accurate replies, the event focused my thoughts critically on the expectations required of Governors, something which I hope will help in my role at Farlington School. UB November issue out now . One of the key problems which faces any school in the country, independent or maintained, is finding people who have such skills and, equally importantly, the time to give to the school. Governors have to be very aware of not being “operational”. Blogs. VIRTUAL TOUR FOR ELLESMERE COLLEGE. She developed her expertise in English, cross-curricular literacy and EAL (English as an Additional Language) working in London schools and Local Authorities as a teacher, manager and consultant. What's On. One of Kent's leading independent, co-educational, day and boarding schools, for pupils aged 3 to 18. Local government authorities are responsible for implementing policy for public education and state-funded schools at a local level. Since then I have taken on a number of roles including Careers, Wellbeing  and Life Skills Coordinator, as well as Head of Year 10 & 11. I have overall responsibility for assessment, reporting and tracking within the Senior School. School Address: Strood Park, … After gaining a degree from the University of Sheffield specialising in Anatomy and Cell biology, I went on to get a PGCE. The Governors and Senior Leadership Team of Farlington School have made the decision this week to welcome boys into its Reception Class from September 2018. Michelle StanleyVice Chair of Governors. We hope you find everything you need. Free school meals. From here I taught at a girls' state school in London before moving to Spain to teach in a British International School. I have overall responsibility for the strategic leadership of Farlington School. RGS Springfield – Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust. I love working with young people and inspiring them to look beyond their own horizons to see what can be achieved with determination and hard work! They normally serve for a term of office lasting four years. The school also has a long association with the University of Chichester in the field of teacher education. Magazine. Telephone number01403 254967. I also run the Science Department, which continues to be a popular and successful area of the School. I was motivated to become a Governor to help the school achieve its goals and be the best it can be. It is situated about 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Horsham. Following a degree in Education and Maths at Cambridge, I started my teaching career as the music specialist in a county junior school in Cambridgeshire. I am passionate about delivering a curriculum which inspires lifelong participation for all, whether that is in sporting or any one of the many creative fields we are privileged to offer at Farlington. Being a Governor is an exciting opportunity to become more involved in the life of the school, play an important part in developing the school, and representing parents and carers at a strategic level. Education in England is overseen by the United Kingdom’s Department for Education. Click here for directions to Farlington School, Strood Park, RH12 3PN on Google Maps. As usual, there was a wonderful array of costumes and a lot of effort had gone into creating each and every one. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them. Farringtons is a truly remarkable school, one steeped in history and tradition, but forward thinking in its approach. Fixtures and inter-house team matches are organised independently of clubs and School teams which compete successfully in local and county events. … I am passionate about education. I also worked as Head of Year, following my year group from Year 7 to their GCSEs in Year 11. My ethos is that meeting the pastoral needs  of an  individual is  a fundamental element  in education, underpinning, not only in grade attainment but also in helping to form the future adult. I joined Farlington from a management background in civil aviation, including service development, training, customer relations and internal communications. I am also Clerk to the Governors of Farlington School Trust Limited. Fourteen years after leaving Farlington as a pupil, I returned as Head of the Lower School, teaching Maths. I can also be found in the Boarding House,  as I am Assistant Houseparent for the Mansion House. Brian Dallimore Musician, Teacher, Head of Outreach & Partnerships, Coach, Mentor, School Governor Brighton, United Kingdom 32 connections Contact. Recently I have moved from the classroom to admissions and I love getting to know all the new families, from their initial enquiry and tour of the school to when they come up the drive on their first day here. Farlington 2015 role of Governors. It also reinforced my belief that our school is very fortunate to have such a breadth of skills amongst its current Governors. Teaching. About UK Schools from Wikipedia. I oversee Operations, Finance, PR and Marketing, I am a member of the senior leadership team and I am responsible for the 33 acre Estate. I then joined the Prep School at Farlington, teaching all KS2 classes and watched my own daughters thrive here. This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. (Value £100) 1. It is my firm belief that children must be happy at school in order to gain confidence and progress with their learning; this has been my personal ethos throughout my long teaching career. I now have overall responsibility for the timetable, day-to-day logistics, pastoral care  and staff wellbeing. Northbourne Park School Celebrates World Book Day. Following a career break to bring up my family, I joined Farlington and retrained as an accountant (MAAT). Alongside teaching, I have carried out many different roles of responsibility. My career has been devoted to teaching and leading in schools in the UK and abroad - Calday Grange Grammar School for Boys in West Kirby, The Sir James Henderson British School of Milan and Croydon High School for Girls. Having spent 10 years in industry in marketing, I also enjoy teaching Business and running our Enterprise enrichment, which keeps me up to date with British business trends. All school addresses follow the rule firstinitialsurname@brambletye.com. Media Pack. Sara Whittaker Head Creative & Expressive Arts: I joined Farlington having taught in the independent sector for quite a number of years since qualifying. If you have any questions, please call the School office on 01403 254967 or email office@farlingtonschool.com and we will be happy to help you. Farlington School is part of Bellevue Education. I completed the Teach First programme in South London, working firstly as a French and Spanish teacher before transitioning into Maths teaching. Welcome to Farlington’s information hub. Farlington School is an independent day and boarding school for pupils aged four to eighteen in Horsham, West Sussex, England. There are six types of school governor: Parent governors are parents of children attending the school and are elected by other parents. Each year 2 Staff Governors and up to 4 current Parent Governors are voted onto the Board for a period of one year. My roles are varied, like my interests and skills. You can view our privacy and cookies policy here. Directory. An annual ‘Meet the Governors’ meeting is held in the Spring Term for the pupils of the School. Farlington School has announced that it will welcome boys into its reception class in September 2018. Email addressoffice@farlingtonschool.net. Parents who wish to contact the Chairman of Governors should write to P. J. Lough Esq., The Chairman of Governors, c/o Brambletye School Trust Limited, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3PD or chairmanofgovernors@brambletye.com. I also lead Professional Development and manage IT staff and strategy, in addition to those in the Faculty of Languages. If you would like to know more please contact Ms S Scott, Clark to the Governors by emailing [email protected] for more information. I then moved to Windlesham House, an all-boarding coed prep school in Sussex where I was a residential houseparent for many years. What I now understand, as Chair, is that it is absolutely vital for stand-alone independent schools, such as Farlington, to have a group of committed Governors with a significant variety of professional skills. This was followed by a move to The City of London Freemen’s School where I was a Head of House teaching Maths, French and running the Junior ICT department. Following a 20 year career as a Fund Manager and Banker in the City of London, I joined Farlington in September 2017. I feel very privileged to have been entrusted with leading its happy and vibrant community and ensuring that we continue to provide its pupils with an outstanding all-round education. School News. This made me realise that teaching might be a good career choice. Create your academic roadmap for free! I was recently invited to take the hot seat role in an on-line training course for aspiring independent school heads. Farlington is an independent day and boarding school, providing an exceptional, all-round education for children aged 4 18. Vice Chair of Governors… I also enjoy exploring Teaching and Learning, having completed my MA in Education, mainly concentrating on Student Voice and motivation. History surrounds and encompasses and influences our lives, culture and society. Governance is an area which course members felt unsure about: senior managers in schools are not always involved in Governors’ meetings, so it is an area in which it is difficult to gain experience. Mrs Sue Mitchell, Chair of Governors, Farlington School Co-ed Schools At present I am Head of History, Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Head of Enterprise. Address. Welcome to Farringtons School. Farlington was founded in 1896 originally as a girls' school in Haywards Heath but moved to its present site at Strood Park near Horsham in 1955. After graduating with a degree in modern languages (French and Spanish), I worked in Sports Marketing mainly in Europe and the UK, responsible for logistics and marketing of all manner of sport events. 01730 813 243 Chair of Governors. 20th April. Video. After completing a degree in Coach Education & Sports Development at the University of Bath, I decided to embark on a PGCE in Secondary PE Teaching. On Thursday 16th November, staff at Farlington School wore 50 shades of purple and bought purple cakes to support Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month to highlight the importance of early diagnosis. Governing Body: a group of people who formulate the policy and direct the affairs of an institution in partnership with the managers, especially on a voluntary or part-time basis. More impressively, the value-added scores for the year group meant that the measurement for students achieving five good GCSE passes (including English and Mathematics) was 30% than higher than predicted when those students joined the school in 2015. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. My overall responsibilities include the quality of the Senior School curriculum and teacher delivery to ensure that it inspires and challenges our students. Michelle Stanley, appointed as a Community Governor in 2013, brings a wide range of experience in education to the role of Community Governor. In addition, I also bring a perspective as a parent. Understand where your child is now; 2. School Farlington School. In September 2018 we were delighted to welcome boys into our Reception cla.. School Information. After graduating from Homerton College, Cambridge I taught in the Prep Department of Croham Hurst School, Croydon, lived in America for a while and then taught at Arundale School, Pulborough where I became deputy head. This may seem strange, since I had just retired from many years of Headship, but that was in a group of schools which operated very differently. It is a privilege to be able to be part of that process.. Contact via the school office. I have three children in both the Senior and Prep schools at Farlington and they all love it here. admin@conifersschool.com. I have many years of experience as a professional tutor to postgraduate trainee teachers from the University of Chichester. I joined Farlington having taught in the independent sector for quite a number of years since qualifying. As a sixth form tutor, I enjoy seeing students move onto  their destinations and reaching for their aspirations. The move towards a co-educational Prep School will be gradual and our existing classes in the Prep and Pre-Prep will remain girls-only. I am responsible for the finance operations of the School, and enjoy getting involved in all aspects of school life, from judging the Bake-off competition to helping out at school events and refreshing my Spanish on the study trip to Madrid. … In Years 3 & 4 I enjoy interacting with the other Governors, Headteacher and staff, as well as observing the school and its pupils in action. Tags university-estates. Having completed my Psychology degree and subsequent teacher training, I taught in the state sector before joining Farlington as Head of Psychology in 2019. I have taught in the state and independent sectors and have been at Farlington since 2007. Technology. The time has flown by and I love working at this wonderful school. I am also Clerk to the Governors of Farlington School Trust Limited. I joined Farlington in April 2016 after almost eleven years in the state sector and haven’t looked back! I currently have the best of both worlds where, as Head of Biology I can inspire and pass on my  passion for biology and in my position as Head of Sixth Form I have the opportunity to help and guide students in the exciting time of their lives where they gain independence and get to explore pathways for their future. Farlington joined the Bellevue Education group in September 2019. Farlington School announces co-ed plans. I am committed to providing a creative, inclusive and purposeful learning environment which challenges every student to embrace challenges, seize opportunities and achieve their full potential. School Secretary. LENT 2020 DIGITAL NEWSLETTER – ELLESMERE COLLEGE. Farlington School has announced that it will welcome boys into its Reception Class from September 2018, following a decision made by the Governors and Senior Leadership Team, last week. Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body and usually have specific skills that will help run the school. Starting as a classroom teacher of History and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, I progressed to Head of RPE and have recently been appointed as the Head of Faculty of Social Sciences. Posted April 4, 2018. Talented individuals are encouraged to pursue their sporting skills to the highest standard. I aim to create and share a vision which expresses the core values of the School: Individuality, Opportunity and Community. Set Goals Strood Park Horsham West Sussex RH12 3PN. St Bees School – VIRTUAL OPEN DAY – Mon. jr@farlingtonschool.com. The Chaplaincy exists to assist all members of school in their search for meaning and purpose in life. (OED). Consequently, I manage the Boarding and Medical Centre teams at Farlington. I am passionate about inclusive teaching and learning and instilling a love for sport and healthy active lifestyles. My interest is mainly in Modern History, and I thoroughly enjoy teaching all my topics, but in particular teaching 20th Century American A Level  History. Types of school governor . HeadmistressMs Louise Higson. Whilst the Chaplaincy is Christian and based on the practice of the Church of England, the Chaplain aims to put all students in touch with their spirituality, however expressed. When I became involved with Farlington School, some four years ago, I was new to the idea of just how much responsibility the Governing Body has for the life and well-being of a school. The November edition of University Business magazine, the property issue, is now available to download . Pupils entering into Year 7 may take the opportunity to apply for a Sports Scholarship. It also reinforced my belief that our school is very fortunate to have such a breadth of skills amongst its current Governors. I am also an Inspector with the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The Chair of the Friends of Dallington is ex-officio. School life. I was delighted to join the team at Farlington as a PE Teacher and now Head of Year 7. I have overall responsibility for Physical Education in both the Prep and Senior Schools which encompasses a huge variety of activities including riding. I am currently in my final year studying for a Masters’ in History with the University of Edinburgh, and you may also see me playing in my clarinet in Slinfold Concert Band, or of course, in Farlington concerts. After completing my degree in Ecology and Animal Behaviour, I briefly worked in a school as a science laboratory technician. Teaching at Farlington is always a pleasure and I feel very fortunate to lead a wonderful team of Social Scientists who are equally passionate about their subjects. Mrs Sue Mitchell, Chair of Governors, Farlington School, © 2020 UK Boarding Schools UK Boarding Schools | Emap (part of the Metropolis Group) Southern House, Wellesley Grove, Croydon CR01XG +44 (0)20 8253 4613, +44 (0)20 8253 4613 | boardingschools@metropolis.co.uk | www.ukboardingschools.com - Sitemap - XML. Daphne Hanbury. Governors support and challenge headteachers by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what is best for the school. Clearly, Governors need a good understanding of how the School operates. I have worked in a variety of different schools over the years, but more recently, I spent twelve years at the Ursuline High School for Girls as Head of Biology before joining Farlington in 2003. The move towards a co-educational Prep School will be gradual and our existing classes in the Prep and Pre-Prep will remain girls-only. My first post was at Dulwich College Prep School, a large co-ed school where I was a Housemistress and French teacher. Nicky Evelegh. Registered charity number307048. School governors need a good understanding of what their role entails, says Farlington School’s chair of governors Sue Mitchell It became evident during the course of the on-line discussion that the relationship between Head and Governors, and how to develop and grow it, was of serious interest, as was the concern that Governors, especially Chairs, might intervene too much. The Governors and Senior Leadership Team of Farlington School have made the decision this week to welcome boys into its Reception Class from September 2018. By using this website you are consenting to the use of cookies. About. I have three children in both the Senior and Prep schools at Farlington and they all love it here. Sustainability. I graduated from the University of Bath with a Languages and Politics degree and later completed a Masters degree in Educational Leadership through the Institute of Education. 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