Governors

Our Governing body is a representative group made up of parents, staff, local community and Local Authority appointees.

The Governors meet termly as a whole governing body and more frequently in smaller sub-committees. Please check the School Calendar for upcoming meeting dates. The Governors have responsibility for the strategic direction of the school and its development.

The sub-committees are delegated specific authority, and in return must report their actions and decisions to the full body.  The sub-committees are:

  • Children and Learning
  • Personnel & Welfare
  • Resources

The day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and staff. The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the general conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

Please click on this link to see the Register of Business Table 2017. Register of Business interests 2017 Table

Please click on this link to see the Governor Constitution and Committees. Constitution and Committees 2017

Please click on this link to see the Governor Protocol. Governor Protocol September 2017

If you would like to become a governor please look out for nomination and voting papers when a vacancy occurs.


Lis Braybrook

Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor at Long Ditton since December 2006, nominated by the Local Authority. I have been Chair of Governors for three years and have just been re-elected for a fourth year.

I am an ex-pupil of Long Ditton Infant School and St. Mary's Junior School and I went on to Tiffin Girls' School. I trained as a primary teacher and taught for over thirty years in Infant and Junior Schools in Surrey.

Committee Membership
Children and Learning Committee
Personnel and Welfare Committee
Ember Learning Trust representative


Diana Pirgon

Local Authority Governor

I was appointed gov in Nov 2018. I have lived locally for the past thirsty years and first my children and now my grandchildren have attended local schools, included Long Ditton Infants. I have recently retired and now have more time to give to the local community. One way and another I have spent a good part of my life in education and schools from teaching History to PTAs. I have also been a long standing local magistrate, and chaired the Youth Bench.

 


Margaret Henriksson

Co-Opted Governor

I have lived in Long Ditton for sixteen years and for the past seven years I have been very involved with both Long Ditton Infant and Nursery School and Long Ditton St Marys Junior School where I served as Co-Chair of the Friends - helping to raise much needed funds for both our local schools. During this time, I have come to love our community, what it has given us as a family and the great start both schools have given our son, now at Secondary. I am delighted to be involved again, this time in the role of Community Governor, offering all my support to this great community school. I work in Public and Media Relations.

 


Monica Paines

Headteacher

I believe that education is a vital key to happiness and success. It is for that reason that I want every child to know what learning something new feels like and also what it feels like to work to achieve something meaningful. Add these together with a smattering of fun, laughter and memory days—that’s why I love my job !

Committee Membership
Children and Learning
Personnel and Welfare
Resources


Vicky Morgan

Admin Assistant and Clerk to Governors

The excitement and curiosity that children have makes every day working at Long Ditton Infant school rewarding, unpredictable and a real joy .


Sharon Emmett

Deputy Headteacher

I believe that it is vital we develop children’s thirst for knowledge, their confidence in themselves  and a resilience  to learn and develop as individuals. When I see happy children, who are excited by learning;  children who have the ability to learn from their mistakes- I know we have done our best to achieve this and we can celebrate the children’s success.

I have been a staff governor since I took up the post of Deputy Head / Inclusion Manager at LDIN in September 2011. I have served on all of the committees am part of the Children and Learning Committee and the Resources Committee . I am passionate about inclusion and ensuring all children have the opportunity to be the be the best they can be.

Committee Membership
Children and Learning
Resources


Rachel Garrett

Parent Governor

Rachel Garrett

I joined the Governing body of Long Ditton Infants School in October 2017. Having grown up in a family heavily involved in education, I have always had a strong belief that all children should have access to an excellent free state education and the opportunities that come with that. I consequently wanted to play a small part in helping ensure this happens by supporting my local school.

I have spent many years working in Finance in both large multinationals and small companies and currently hold the position of Financial, HR and Administrative Controller for a very small pharmaceutical start-up. The rest of my time is filled running round after my 2 children who both currently attend the school in Year 1 and the Nursery.

Committee Membership
Resources


Sarah Sanderson

Co-opted Governor, Child Protection Governor

Sarah Sanderson

Co-opted Governor

I am an Elmbridge resident and have two teenage children.  I work as a senior manager in the marketing services sector, at Kantar, an operating company of WPP plc.  My experiences as a parent and in business have made me ever more appreciative of the role of schools in our society.  I volunteered to become a governor in order to make a contribution to the local community.

 

Committee Membership

Resources Committee


Monica Marriott

Co-Opted Governor

Monica has lived in Long Ditton for nearly thirty years and has been a community governor for over seventeen years. She is retired after a long career in various branches of the public service, the last 20 at management level. She is passionate about the impact of all aspects of learning on young children in a caring and happy environment. She is also the Safeguarding governor and is a past Chair of Governors.

Committee Membership
Children and Learning


Charlotte New

Parent Governor

I became a Parent Governor in September 2017. I am a solicitor and work in a senior in-house legal role, part time. I have one child at Long Ditton Infant and Nursery School in Year 1 and my other child recently left to move up to junior school. I became a parent governor as I wanted to help develop the children’s learning and experience at this wonderful, local school, whilst supporting staff, using my professional and personal skills.

Committee Membership

Personnel and Welfare