Mrs Rachel Murphy - Chair and Co-Opted Community Governor
I have been a Parent Governor since 2014 and became Chair of Governors in 2016. My son joined the school in 2012 and I also have two grown-up step-children. My passion as a Governor is to ensure our children develop into confident, well-rounded individuals that have fulfilled their potential, and to ensure Felton C of E Primary School provides a safe, supportive and inspiring environment for our children and staff. I am also focussed on communication with parents and carers and wider community engagement and am keen to represent the views and wishes of our families. Having retired from the Royal Air Force in 2012 we settled in Felton and I currently work for the Ministry of Defence as a Test & Evaluation Engineer. I enjoy the outdoors, house renovation and being busy.
Mrs Elle Walter - Parent Governor
I am new to the parent governor role, having started in 2017. I have two children at the school. They both enjoy attending and I am hoping my role can help support the school in continuing to provide the best opportunities to learn and grow. I feel that school life is such an important part of our children’s world that making this time fun, safe, interesting and meaningful should be our priority, both as a school and as a parent. I’m hoping this role can help me be part of this even more.
I work in healthcare and have awareness of the how talking with others, sharing ideas and feedback can influence the way we work. Talking with children, parents and teachers – all those involved in the school, will be part of this role I will particularly enjoy and look forward to the years ahead.
Mr Steven Johnson - Local Authority Governor
I am a Local Authority Governor and have been on the Governing Body at Felton C of E Primary School since October 2013.
I graduated from the University of Northumbria in 1997 with a B.Ed (Hons) Primary Education degree and have had the pleasure of working in four middle schools in Northumberland, including as Head of School at Chantry Middle School, until August 2019. Since then, I am working as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Northumbria. One of my main responsibilities is to support and monitor students on placement for the postgraduate PGCE & PGCE flexi courses and the undergraduate BA course. I am passionate about Initial Teacher Training and the role of our schools in educating our future teachers.
It is a very interesting time to be part of the Felton C of E Primary School Governing Body as we continue on our journey to become outstanding, in light of the new OFSTED schedule and the licence to plan and deliver a challenging broad and balanced curriculum and exciting learning experiences, to prepare our pupils for success in the next stage of their education.