I am also Clerk to the Governors of Farlington School Trust Limited. Teaching. 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. Fixtures and inter-house team matches are organised independently of clubs and School teams which compete successfully in local and county events. I have many years of experience as a professional tutor to postgraduate trainee teachers from the University of Chichester. 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. Local government authorities are responsible for implementing policy for public education and state-funded schools at a local level. 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. School Secretary. I completed the Teach First programme in South London, working firstly as a French and Spanish teacher before transitioning into Maths teaching. My overall responsibilities include the quality of the Senior School curriculum and teacher delivery to ensure that it inspires and challenges our students. Farlington School is part of Bellevue Education. 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. I enjoy interacting with the other Governors, Headteacher and staff, as well as observing the school and its pupils in action. Create your academic roadmap for free! The time has flown by and I love working at this wonderful school. After completing my degree in Ecology and Animal Behaviour, I briefly worked in a school as a science laboratory technician. I have taught in the state and independent sectors and have been at Farlington since 2007. About. 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. 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. Michelle StanleyVice Chair of Governors. Fourteen years after leaving Farlington as a pupil, I returned as Head of the Lower School, teaching Maths. In Years 3 & 4 I aim to create and share a vision which expresses the core values of the School: Individuality, Opportunity and Community. 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. UB November issue out now . 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 was recently invited to take the hot seat role in an on-line training course for aspiring independent school heads. Blogs. Magazine. VIRTUAL TOUR FOR ELLESMERE COLLEGE. There are six types of school governor: Parent governors are parents of children attending the school and are elected by other parents. Farlington School announces co-ed plans. I also enjoy exploring Teaching and Learning, having completed my MA in Education, mainly concentrating on Student Voice and motivation. Farlington School has announced that it will welcome boys into its reception class in September 2018. Vice Chair of Governors… 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. Welcome to Farringtons School. 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. The decision was made by the governors and senior leadership team, in a gradual move towards becoming a co-educational prep-school. I am also an Inspector with the Independent Schools Inspectorate. 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. I now have overall responsibility for the timetable, day-to-day logistics, pastoral care  and staff wellbeing. 01730 813 243 Chair of Governors. Northbourne Park School Celebrates World Book Day. (Value £100) 1. 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. Posted April 4, 2018. 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. 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. Address. By using this website you are consenting to the use of cookies. Registered charity number307048. Daphne Hanbury. This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. School Farlington School. Consequently, I manage the Boarding and Medical Centre teams at Farlington. My first post was at Dulwich College Prep School, a large co-ed school where I was a Housemistress and French teacher. 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. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. I have three children in both the Senior and Prep schools at Farlington and they all love it here. 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. We hope you find everything you need. Michelle Stanley, appointed as a Community Governor in 2013, brings a wide range of experience in education to the role of Community Governor. 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. School News. Farlington joined the Bellevue Education group in September 2019. After gaining a degree from the University of Sheffield specialising in Anatomy and Cell biology, I went on to get a PGCE. jr@farlingtonschool.com. … Clearly, Governors need a good understanding of how the School operates. 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. 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. They normally serve for a term of office lasting four years. 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. Types of school governor . I moved to Farlington in 2019 as a teacher of Maths and am now also Head of Years 8 & 9. I have overall responsibility for Physical Education in both the Prep and Senior Schools which encompasses a huge variety of activities including riding. I also worked as Head of Year, following my year group from Year 7 to their GCSEs in Year 11. Mrs Sue Mitchell, Chair of Governors, Farlington School Co-ed Schools Free school meals. Set Goals School governors need a good understanding of what their role entails, says Farlington School’s chair of governors Sue Mitchell 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. Name of School: Farlington School. Farlington 2015 role of Governors. 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. History surrounds and encompasses and influences our lives, culture and society. (OED). 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. Virtual Open Days at Haileybury. 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. I then joined the Prep School at Farlington, teaching all KS2 classes and watched my own daughters thrive here. School Address: Strood Park, … 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. The Chaplaincy exists to assist all members of school in their search for meaning and purpose in life. Farringtons is a truly remarkable school, one steeped in history and tradition, but forward thinking in its approach. Governors support and challenge headteachers by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what is best for the school. As usual, there was a wonderful array of costumes and a lot of effort had gone into creating each and every one. Each year 2 Staff Governors and up to 4 current Parent Governors are voted onto the Board for a period of one year. 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. Education in England is overseen by the United Kingdom’s Department for Education. Understand where your child is now; 2. I also run the Science Department, which continues to be a popular and successful area of the School. 20th April. I am passionate about education. Farlington School is an independent day and boarding school for pupils aged four to eighteen in Horsham, West Sussex, England. I also lead Professional Development and manage IT staff and strategy, in addition to those in the Faculty of Languages. The November edition of University Business magazine, the property issue, is now available to download . Contact. RGS Springfield – Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust. In September 2018 we were delighted to welcome boys into our Reception cla.. Welcome to Farlington’s information hub. All school addresses follow the rule firstinitialsurname@brambletye.com. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and am passionate about languages and their real-world application. Directory. I have three children in both the Senior and Prep schools at Farlington and they all love it here. I joined Farlington from a management background in civil aviation, including service development, training, customer relations and internal communications. 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. At present I am Head of History, Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Head of Enterprise. It also reinforced my belief that our school is very fortunate to have such a breadth of skills amongst its current Governors. LENT 2020 DIGITAL NEWSLETTER – ELLESMERE COLLEGE. An annual ‘Meet the Governors’ meeting is held in the Spring Term for the pupils of the School. This made me realise that teaching might be a good career choice. 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. 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. In addition, I also bring a perspective as a parent. Strood Park Horsham West Sussex RH12 3PN. The Chair of the Friends of Dallington is ex-officio. 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. It is a privilege to be able to be part of that process.. I am also Clerk to the Governors of Farlington School Trust Limited. I have overall responsibility for the strategic leadership of Farlington School. Sustainability. 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. 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. 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. Alongside teaching, I have carried out many different roles of responsibility. I was delighted to join the team at Farlington as a PE Teacher and now Head of Year 7. Contact via the school office. Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body and usually have specific skills that will help run the school. Video. Email addressoffice@farlingtonschool.net. 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. It also reinforced my belief that our school is very fortunate to have such a breadth of skills amongst its current Governors. I am passionate about inclusive teaching and learning and instilling a love for sport and healthy active lifestyles. 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. One of Kent's leading independent, co-educational, day and boarding schools, for pupils aged 3 to 18. I can also be found in the Boarding House,  as I am Assistant Houseparent for the Mansion House. DfE Number938/6144. Click here for directions to Farlington School, Strood Park, RH12 3PN on Google Maps. It is situated about 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Horsham. My roles are varied, like my interests and skills. Following a career break to bring up my family, I joined Farlington and retrained as an accountant (MAAT). Pupils entering into Year 7 may take the opportunity to apply for a Sports Scholarship. 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. Nicky Evelegh. If you would like to know more please contact Ms S Scott, Clark to the Governors by emailing [email protected] for more information. Media Pack. What's On. I was motivated to become a Governor to help the school achieve its goals and be the best it can be. I then moved to Windlesham House, an all-boarding coed prep school in Sussex where I was a residential houseparent for many years. I joined Farlington in April 2016 after almost eleven years in the state sector and haven’t looked back! 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. Tags university-estates. Working as a member of the DFE Teachers’ Panel for SATs developed my interest in primary maths teaching. Following a 20 year career as a Fund Manager and Banker in the City of London, I joined Farlington in September 2017. The school also has a long association with the University of Chichester in the field of teacher education. 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. In a recently released statement, the school said: “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. admin@conifersschool.com. 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. 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. From here I taught at a girls' state school in London before moving to Spain to teach in a British International School. 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 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! 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. Sara Whittaker Head Creative & Expressive Arts: I joined Farlington having taught in the independent sector for quite a number of years since qualifying. 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. Technology. The Head’s role is to manage the school, on more than just the clichéd day-to-day basis, but ultimately the Governors have a legal responsibility to the School, and, in a worst case scenario, the Chair of Governors is a final port of call in a complaints or grievance procedure. HeadmistressMs Louise Higson. Brian Dallimore Musician, Teacher, Head of Outreach & Partnerships, Coach, Mentor, School Governor Brighton, United Kingdom 32 connections Farlington is an independent day and boarding school, providing an exceptional, all-round education for children aged 4 18. St Bees School – VIRTUAL OPEN DAY – Mon. 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 joined Farlington having taught in the independent sector for quite a number of years since qualifying. Talented individuals are encouraged to pursue their sporting skills to the highest standard. School life. Having completed my Psychology degree and subsequent teacher training, I taught in the state sector before joining Farlington as Head of Psychology in 2019. About UK Schools from Wikipedia. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them. I have overall responsibility for assessment, reporting and tracking within the Senior School. As a sixth form tutor, I enjoy seeing students move onto  their destinations and reaching for their aspirations. 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