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Ellingham Primary School

Strong roots for flourishing futures

Governor Pen Portraits

Zoe Gallimore

 

Type of Governor:

Chair of Governors; Co-opted

Committees:

Resources; Children, Families and Community

I first joined Ellingham Primary School Governing body in 2014 as a parent governor and took the role of vice chair in 2015. At present I sit across all three sub committees and my areas of responsibility for the year 2015 – 2016 include; Closing the Gap, Boys Attainment and Maths as a core subject.

Before having two children, both of whom currently attend Ellingham, I worked in the retail sector where my responsibilities focussed around HR and training and development across varied roles.  I gave up work ten years ago to raise a family and I am pleased to be able to utilise my skills from past employment in a role that allows me to contribute towards the future of the school and our children’s education.

Linda Palmer

 

Type of Governor:

Vice Chair; Local Authority appointed

Committees:

Resources; Curriculum and Achievement

I am a retired Kingston Primary Head teacher and a JP.

I am very supportive of the excellent work undertaken by the Head teacher, all staff and especially the pupils.  Whenever I visit a get a very positive vibe. My experience tells me that this is a good indication of an excellent school family…great!

Alex Morris

 

Type of Governor:

Parent and Co-opted

Committees:

Finance; Curriculum and Achievement; Safeguarding

I have worked for the civil service for 10 years and I deliver Digital projects for a Government Department.

I have lived in Chessington for 5 years. I believe in making sure that the children of today carry on the best values and traditions for future generations.

Lewis McCarty

 

Type of Governor:

Parent and Co-opted

Committees:

Finance and Resourcing

I work in Banking and Finance for the French Bank, BNP Paribas the French Bank; including funding for Education.

I have been a Governor at Ellingham since 2011. My son is in Year 5. My wife is part of the FoE team.

Jo Jones

 

Type of Governor:

Parent and Co-opted

Committees:

Curriculum and Achievement; Children, Family and Community

I currently teach Academic and Practical Physical Education at Ewell Castle School.  Prior to this I worked for eight years as PE Coordinator of PE at Harris Academy, South Norwood.  I have been a secondary school teacher since 2003 and have in depth knowledge and experience of assessment, and different approaches and research into teaching, learning and assessment.

I have a very broad range of interests.  I am involved in a variety of local activities including sports and music.

Paul Morrey

Type of Governor:

Parent

Committees:

Children, Families and Community; Curriculum and Achievement

I have two children at Ellingham Primary. After a brilliant year in Reception I joined the board of governors to gain a better insight into how the school runs. With my wife and both parents being teachers I have been immersed in education. I am link governor for Computing which has good links with my career.

Vince Wort

 

Type of Governor:

Co-opted

Committees:

Finance; Children Families and Community; Specific responsibility for behaviour

I have three children, two have been through Ellingham and our youngest is still there.  I have lived in Chessington most of my life, and went to Ellingham myself, frighteningly this was nearly 40 years ago.

I have worked for Barclays my whole career and hope that I bring, along with overall life experience and local knowledge, financial skills to support my role as a governor.

Ajaz Khan

 

Type of Governor:

Co-opted

Committees:

Curriculum and Achievement; Children, Family and Community

I have extensive project and programme management experience,  delivering complex projects for government bodies and public sector organisations.  I use my energy, skills and experience to shape and improve services.

I work for the London Ambulance Service in the Fast Response Unit dealing with trauma calls and medical emergencies.

Patrick O’Sullivan

Type of Governor:

Associate

Committees:

n/a

My background is in engineering, completing City and Guilds in Mechanical engineering, working in High and Low vacuum technology for the past 33 years.

I am married with four daughters, three of whom attended Ellingham and now my youngest granddaughter is now an Ellingham pupil.

Conor Redmond

Type of Governor:

Governor to Teaching Assistants

Committees:

Curriculum and Achievement; Children, Family and Community

I have worked as a teaching assistant at Ellingham for four years now and wholly believe in the way we prepare our children for the future.

After all I came here as a pupil and enjoyed it so much I decided to come back to teach!

Jenny Morris (Clerk to the Board of Governors)

I am a Service Manager for the Civil Service and have worked in a variety of roles since joining in 2007. I have a degree in Criminology and Applied Psychology and my current role involves work with both prison and probation services.

I have lived in Chessington for 5 years with my husband and son.

In my spare time I enjoy baking, keeping fit and eating out.