Mrs Fran Munro - Chair of the Pupil Discipline, Curriculum & Early Years Committee
I started my working life as Learning Support Assistant in what was St. Luke’s School in Southsea before training to be Secondary School teacher. I taught geography 11-18 for 3 ½ years. This has provided me an understanding of school life from perspective of the staff, an often very different view from that of a parent. I joined Hampshire Constabulary in 2001 and have spent 15 years as a police officer. Much of this time was spent within Neighbourhood policing teams which of course involved school’s engagement, but also daily demonstrated for the necessity of multi-agency collaboration, information sharing and the need for the community to be included. For 3 years I was the Safer Schools Partnership officer based in 2 secondary schools in Fareham. This role, in particular, gave me an insight into the workings of the governing body of the schools in relation to discipline and exclusions. It also was an eye-opening experience in terms of the safeguarding issues that school face. I am currently on a career break from the police and my current role involves supporting schools to safeguard their children by delivering lessons, assemblies, parents evening and staff training on internet safety, inappropriate images, consent and healthy relationships. It is part of my job to ensure that I keep abreast of the changes in policy and rapidly changing issues that children face in their use of technology both at home and in school.
I am a committed Christian and an active member of the Waypoint Church. My faith makes a difference in every aspect of my life and the Christian teaching and roots that children are given when they are young form the foundation of faith into their adult lives. I volunteer as a Sunday school teacher and I am currently working with our Yr 5-6 group where we regularly get 15 children. I also help lead a group on Monday evening called Discovery which is for primary aged girls. As a parent of children who have been at the school and who are now at a local secondary, I also have experience of the transition between primary and secondary school and the links the 2 schools have.
I am Chair of the Pupil Discipline, Curriculum & Early Years Committee and a member of the both the Governance & Audit Committee and the Forging Links Committee, as well as the Marketing, Promotion and Media Working Group
I have responsibility for the Governors’ Voluntary Gift Fund.
I am an Appointed Governor, appointed by Members of the Trust in November 2017 and my term ends on 31 October 2021.
Pecuniary and other interests: Trustee of a Charity offering lessons on Safeguarding to schools; parent of a child attending the Academy
First appointed as a Governor November 2017
Updated December 2019