Fairway Infant School


The Governing Body Vision Statement


We are committed to positively and robustly govern the school, ensuring it continuously strives to create the happy, caring and safe environment that every child deserves in order to fulfil their learning potential.


Our School Governors are all volunteers and they provide a strong link between the school, parent/carers and the local community.
The total number of governors is 12 made up of


  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 1 Staff governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 7 co-opted governors


A message from our Chair of Governors :

To all pupils, parents, staff and friends of Fairway Infant school, 

As Chair of Governors of Fairway Infant School, it gives me great pleasure in welcoming you all to a new year of learning. We have said our goodbyes to the class of 2021 and welcomed a new cohort of children into the reception classes, and look forward to seeing them, and all the other children in the school grow, in more ways than one, during the time with us.


Governors are volunteers and our main role is to work with the school ensuring that your children receive the best education in a supportive and safe setting. To this end we have three core strategic functions which are:


  • Making sure that everyone, including yourselves, is clear about the school’s vision for your children and how the school plans to realise the vision.
  • Working with the Head Teacher to ensure that your children do the best they can and that all the staff are supported and trained, to work with them to the best of their ability.
  • Making sure the funding is well spent, by seeking value for money and targeting resources to areas that will best help your children achieve their full potential.


The governors come from a range of backgrounds and have different skills, but we could not do our job without the expertise of the Head Teacher, Leadership Team, Staff Governors and all the amazing staff at Fairway Infant School.


In my role as safeguarding governor, I work in partnership with the school to ensure that all your children are as safe as they can possibly be. This as I’m sure you would agree, is vitally important and encompasses everything – administration, staffing, visitors, curriculum, activities, premises, outside visits and online safety.


We all want to give your children the best possible chance to succeed in life and I believe with the right commitment from everyone, the governors, the staff and yourselves, we will forge a dynamic partnership that will enable this to happen.

If you are interested in joining the Governing Body please contact the office who can provide details of the process to becoming a governor. I am also more than happy to be contacted so this can be discussed.


Lennie Stratton

Chair of Governors

You can contact me through the school office or via email


Charging Policy

The school governors support the West Sussex advice on charging for school trips, this may be seen on application to the school. Where charging is not permissible parents are invited to make voluntary contributions. The school is unable to fund activities unless there is substantial support by way of voluntary contributions. If current circumstances make it difficult to meet the charge, please contact the headteacher in confidence to discuss whether it is possible to reach some mutual arrangement.


Access to Documents

The arrangements for dealing with complaints about curriculum provision, charging policies, and admissions policies may be seen if required on application to the school.

Parents wishing to see them should apply to the Headteacher. 

Policies and other documents are also available on our website.

Our Governors

All governors and associate members are appointed for a 4 year term.

Associate members do not have voting rights.

Governors email address

Our current Governors are:


Bridget DavisonHeadteacher 
Juleigh Hamilton-GillingsCo-opted Governor 
Justine HarrisCo-opted Governor 
Becky HawesParent Governor 
Jade HawkenParent GovernorVice Chair
Lisa OdedraCo-opted Governor 
Emma SingletonStaff Governor 
Lennie StrattonCo-opted GovernorChair of Governors
Jill CreekAssociate MemberBusiness Manager
Susan HalliwellClerk to Governors 


Our Governing Body