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Our Co-opted Governors

Co-opted governors usually apply to the school.

530040Ms Jill Hoskins

Jill is chair of the governing body and Link governor. She attends meetings for both committees and also chairs the resources committee. She was appointed in November 2012 and her subject link is with PE,

I have been closely involved with the school for the past 8 years, including helping with year groups throughout the school – always a privilege – the children are so lovely at our school! I became a parent governor in 2009 when my daughter was still at Walberton, and am now a co-opted governor. I spent many, many years running an IT Training business and hope that some of the experience gained during that time is now being used at Walberton, although I usually find that maintaining a sense of humour is the most crucial skill of all!. As chair, since October 2014, I am ably supported and assisted by Diana Levantine who shares the same ideals, concerns and commitment to the school as I do.

530038Mrs Diana Levantine

Diana was appointed in 2012 and is vice chair of the governing body. She attends meetings for both committees.

After leaving school I qualified as a nurse and became an orthopaedic ward-sister before leaving to have my family of 2 sons and a daughter. I co-founded a children’s charity The Sussex Snowdrop Trust in 1994 and have been chairman and CEO (unsalaried ) since then.
I joined the school as a governor in 1993 and have enjoyed the unique experience of being involved with many aspects of school life and working with three head teachers, Miss Shilliday, Mrs. Cumming and Mrs Brockhurst. I am very proud of having been the chair of governors of such a happy and successful school for 4 years.
Jill Hoskins and I were co-chairs for a year and when she became chair of governors, I was voted in as vice -chair..

530070Mrs Claire Skaptason

Claire was appointed as a Parent Governor in February 2015 and became a Co-opted Governor in September 2016. Claire is a member of the Resources committee. Her subject links are with MFL and ICT.

My daughter is currently in year 6 and my son left to go to secondary school in 2016. In 2004 I took the decision to become self employed so that when my children started in education I could work more flexibly and take an active role in their school life. I have helped in class, been on many school trips and have held the position of secretary and now Chairperson on the PTA. I do consider myself lucky to be able to continue with my career and play such a role in my children’s education.

In my career I work as a Trainer, providing Presentation Skills training to different businesses as well as delivering PR & Marketing consultancy to small businesses. I see the role of parent governor as a fantastic opportunity to help influence the direction the school takes over the next 3-4 years, something I am really excited about. I think my experience will enable me to add value to and help make our children’s school a memorable and positive experience. I am incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about anything I do and will ensure that I bring this to the role of parent governor.

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