Meet our Governors
My wife and I moved to Sheet in 2011 to start
our family and we've always felt a close connection to Sheet Primary, even before we had children. Now we have two, one at school and another starting in a few years. I want to play an active role in setting the direction of the school, helping to ensure it continues to be an outstanding place for our children to learn and grow, and a key part of the Sheet community.
I work in marketing and communications in the technology sector, and I believe our children should have a well-rounded education including technology, science, sport and the arts. I also work with Internet Matters (www.internetmatters.org) an organisation dedicated to helping parents and carers support their children in developing a healthy relationship with technology and the internet.
I currently live in Rogate with my husband and two children aged 19 and 18.
I decided to train to be a teacher when my children were very young. I qualified in 2003 and since then I have worked in a number of different schools; Camelsdale Primary as a class teacher and Senior Leader, Northchapel Primary School as joint Head, Godalming Junior School as Deputy Head/SENCo and Acting Head.
I joined Sheet Primary School as Headteacher in April 2015 and gained my NPQH in the same year.
My motivations; I have a passion for making a difference to the lives of children and their families here, for ensuring that each and every child and adult in my school has the opportunity to be the best they can be. I encourage my teachers to be creative, to design interesting and stimulating lessons that give children the opportunity to grow and thrive in today’s society.
have lived in Petersfield since 2002 with two girls who both attend Sheet. I have been a secondary teacher since 1996; currently I am working in a local secondary school where I have been a senior manager since 2005. I have a MA in Education and I passed Headteachers qualification, NPQH in 2011. I am a trained Ofsted Inspector and I have a keen interest in all educational issues. I am keen to act as a critical friend for the school while helping in any capacity the school needs me too. Before becoming a teacher I worked in the IT industry for 10 years after serving in the Royal Navy for 5 and a half years.
I been a Governor at Sheet School since 2015 and am currently in the role of Chair. I'm married to Karen and we have three grown up daughters who all attended Sheet School. I have spent many years working in HR, currently supporting Ove Arup leading the transformation of their resourcing capability, and hope to bring these skills to the school.
I am married with three young children, the eldest of which has started at Sheet this academic year (2017/18). I believe that our School is a fun, nurturing and positive place for the children to grow and learn and as a parent Governor I want to be able to support and help the School as it continues to strive for excellence.
During my career I have spent 5 years managing a service provided to the Education Sector which has given me exposure to working with a wide variety of Schools and I hope this familiarity with the school environment will assist me with my role as Governor.
I have lived in or local to Petersfield all of my life and time permitting I enjoy running and cycling."
Rev Richard Saunders
I grew up in Dorset and have an engineering background, being involved in making aeroplane engines in Bristol for several years before becoming a vicar. I have led churches in Upminster & Bournemouth before becoming the Vicar of Sheet in 2012. I am married to Jo and we have two grown up sons. In my spare time I enjoy walking and the odd DIY project. I count it as a privilege to serve as an Associate Governor and to take an assembly or two each term.on content
Elaine Heywood is a experienced solicitor who works for a large regional law firm. Her background is commercial litigation and dispute resolution, professional negligence, risk and reputation management, publishing and information law. She now specialises in risk and compliance.
Having trained in the City, Elaine moved to Petersfield over 20 years and since then, has attended St Mary Magdalen, Sheet with her family. She is married with two teenage children and a dog.
I have lived in Petersfield for just over 10 years with
two daughters at the school and a son who can’t wait to start in 2018. I work in public relations and have a longstanding interest in politics and media. I am very keen to support the school in developing access to sports and looking at ways in which we can continue to improve the whole school experience.
I previously worked for the Teacher of the Year competition and spent a little time looking at education policy development (but that was nearly twenty years ago)! Having recently set up my own business I don’t find much time for hobbies, but do try and spend time supporting the children with all theirs!
Our family relocated back to the UK at the end of 2016 after spending 10 years in Sydney and Singapore. We have two young children; our son joined reception at Sheet school this year (2017) and our daughter is going to be hot on his heels!
I work in HR and Recruitment with both service and technology experience as well as having a passion for sports and fitness - my wife Tessa Fanshawe is a PT in the area. Having grown up with a mum who was a state school deputy head I am keen to give my time and energy to the local school. I am keen to support the school in the areas of IT and sport as well as continue to help every child get the best they can out of their time with the school.