Miss Kat Green
I became the Headteacher at Trafalgar Community Infant School in April 2013. What first hit me about the school community was how proud they all were of the school and all that it offers. Parents and carers tell me regularly at the gate what a wonderful, friendly and hard-working school Trafalgar is ... and how right they all are! It is fantastic to work with such dedicated and enthusiastic staff, children, parents/carers and governors as we enrich Trafalgar School and the lives of the children who come here. The work that we do in our West Horsham Schools Network, and in our Teaching School Alliance 24, enables us to improve the life chances of children in the wider community, which is a crucial part of our role as a community school.
I have worked in three Primary Schools and one other Infant School across two Local Authorities. My roles have included Early Years Coordinator, Key Stage 1 Leader, Deputy Headteacher, and Local Authority Lead Literacy Teacher. My passion and subject specialism is Early Years and Key Stage 1, so Trafalgar is perfect for me. These first three years in school lay the foundations for successful learners for life, and we are privileged to be tasked with ensuring that all of the children who walk through our doors love to learn.
Governors work hard with the staff to ensure that we are providing the very best that we can for all the children. This means keeping the emphasis unremittingly on the development of the whole child, on ensuring that we are delivering consistently high quality teaching and learning, on supporting all children to make good or better progress, and to work tirelessly to close the gap and overcome disadvantage.
It is essential that as a school, and as governors, we do not 'stand still'. We need to be outward facing, in order to be self-improving and highly effective. Education is constantly changing and our priority is to enable every child to thrive during their precious time with us.
In my spare time I love to be outside. This includes horse riding, walking, running and climbing. I love films, good food and music, as well as spending time with my family and friends.
Mrs Sarah Brockhurst
Co-Opted Governor, Chair of Governors and Chair of Asset and Resources Committee. Curriculum link to Maths.
I joined the governing body as a parent governor in March 2018, when my son was in Reception. I have two children – my son is now at junior school, having had a very enjoyable 3 years at Trafalgar and my daughter has started in Reception in September 2022. Having lived in Horsham and the surrounding area for the majority of my life, we moved into the local neighbourhood 8 years ago with the intention of raising our family here. We were attracted by the warm community spirit and I am keen to be an active member within it and be able to give something positive back. I believe these initial years of education are vitally important in providing our children with a good foundation for their future lives. I am keen to help support the school with the pressures and challenges it faces to ensure our children get the best start they can. As an employment solicitor and having worked in the local business community for over a decade, I believe I have the skills needed to help guide the school in the ‘voyage of discovery’.
Ms Holly Prescott
Co-opted Governor, Vice-Chair of Governors . Link Governor for Website and Wellbeing. Curriculum link to Music and PE.
I live in the local area with my husband James and our two children Harry and Poppy. Harry has just started at Trafalgar in reception.
I joined the governing body in July 2020. I work in education as a Strategic Manager of a School Sport Partnership, where we support schools with PE and Sport. Although the schools I work in are not in the Horsham area, I wanted to use my knowledge and experience to support a school in my community and make a difference to local children. I love living in Horsham and feel lucky to live in a supportive and vibrant local community.
Mr Adam Fleming-Yates
Parent Governor. Link Governor for Safeguarding. Curriculum link to RSE and ICT.
Having worked in the care industry for 10 years, and a son with additional needs currently at the school, I have both personal and professional experience of caring for those with a variety of needs, whether they be physical, mental or emotional, and I am passionate about including and catering for all those in our care. I joined the governing board as a parent governor in September 2019, as I wanted to have the opportunity to be part of the school where I can effect positive change, and help support the school to improve its already great work. I want to be someone to be involved in making changes happen when needed.
Mrs Sally Bell
I am a new governor for Trafalgar Infant School having been appointed in March 2023.
I was interested in becoming a school governor having worked extensively for The Department for Education as a freelance film producer for more than 20 years. I have filmed at many schools around the UK on a wide variety of subjects and I believe that my knowledge of education gained during that time could be an asset. I feel strongly about excellence in the education of our children and I hope I can make a positive contribution to the school.
I live in Southwater with my husband, who is a professional musician.
Mr Keith Warbis
Parent Governor. Link Governor for Health and Safety and Safeguarding. Curriculum Link to EYFS and Science.
Having been appointed as a Parent Governor in February 2022, I couldn’t have hoped to join a more supportive and caring community. Both my daughter in Year 2 and son in Year 1 have thoroughly enjoyed their time at Trafalgar to date. This is testament to the caring nature of a school in which they feel encouraged and valued by all the staff. I am currently an Assistant Headteacher in a large Secondary School in Surrey that is recognised as an outstanding school by OFSTED. I feel that this experience would enable me to bring some creative and forward thinking ideas and strategies to the role of governor. In my leadership role I have had extensive experience of enabling all students to succeed, whatever their background, developing and mentoring teaching and support staff and forming strong relationships with parents. I will work hard as a governor to ensure that every child at Trafalgar receive the best education, care and support during their three years at the school.
Mrs Sam Picknell
Co-Opted Governor. Link Governor for Inclusion and Disadvantaged and Finance. Curriculum link to Art and Design Technology.
I was delighted to join Trafalgar Infant as a co-opted Governor in September 2022. I have two grown up sons whose school time in their primary school years was fundamental to them becoming well rounded young adults. I recognise the huge role a well run infant school plays in the development and learning of our children that lasts well beyond the time they leave.
I work in a large accounting business as a Commercial Operations Director and I’m looking forward to putting some of my experiences to good use in the local community. I'm passionate about positive education experiences for our children (and staff!) and I have already found the Trafalgar team welcoming and open to continued ideas and discussions on how we achieve the best outcomes for all.
Mr Tom Hallett
I am relatively new to teaching, passing my PGCE in 2018 and starting my teaching here at Trafalgar later that year. I am passionate about teaching and my aim is to get children to love school and get them coming into school with a smile on their face, excited for the day. I want children to feel part of a big team, building confidence and social skills at the same time. Previous to teaching I was a tennis coach and I am a very sporty individual, I play both tennis and football for local teams and participate in many other sports. I am the PE lead here at Trafalgar and think sport is crucial for children in infant school. As staff governor I want to be able to voice all ideas my colleagues have to build on the brilliant school we have, I am a confident speaker and think I am well suited for this role.
Mrs Ruth Coward
Clerk to the Governors
I became the Clerk to Governors at Trafalgar in 2018, prior to which I worked in various roles supporting education and particularly children with special educational needs. I live in Horsham with my husband and two children and am continually impressed by both the provision and community at Trafalgar.