Meet the Governors

Headteacher:  Jeanette Lovejoy

Clerk: Alison Garrett

Staff Governor: Danielle Lindon

SBM: Lydia Mortimer (Co-opted Governor)

Faye Padfield – Chair of Governors

Faye has been a governor at Abbots Farm Infant and Preschool since September 2012, previously holding the roles of parent governor, vice chair and chair of the resources committee. Faye has two children, one attending the neighbouring junior school and one now attending secondary school. 

Faye is a Research Project Officer at the University of Warwick and is currently managing a large international conference and exhibition and doctoral training centre.  Her skills include strategic planning, event management, website content design and maintenance, report writing, data analysis, social media marketing and budgetary management.

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Paul Ormsby - Vice Chair

Paul is the Vice chair/ Health & Safety Governor at Abbots Farm Infant School. Previously his own children went to the AFIS and enjoyed their time there. He decided to become a governor to support the school in delivering outstanding education.

Paul is currently employed as the Head of Health of Safety at GES EMEA based out of Coventry. His roles take him around the world, which enables him to experience different cultures.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time exploring the UK with my family.

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Arti Rose - Co-opted Governor

Arti is a co-opted governor at Abbots Farm Infant School. She has no personal links to our school but enjoys the idea of “giving something back” which is the reason she volunteered.

Arti is a HR professional with over 26 years’ experience. She is currently employed by Warwickshire Police as an HR Officer based at Rugby Police Station.

Arti is married with 1 teenage son and lives in Rugby. She enjoys cooking Indian food and delights in teaching it whenever possible.

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Lewis Vaughan - Parent Governor

Lewis has been a governor since September 2018 and has so far been involved in communication and finance work streams. Lewis has 2 children, one of which is leaving the Infants this year and another that will start reception in September 2019.

Lewis is a business manager at McKesson UK, based in Coventry. He has worked in the healthcare industry since leaving university in 2004, initially working for a large pharmaceutical company in a number of roles including patient access to medicines. His current company cover a range of areas including distribution of medicines, Lloyds Pharmacy network and Clinical Homecare.

Lewis hopes to use the skills he has acquired from business to help support the school in budgeting, commercial awareness and project management.

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Laura Meldrum-Carter - Co-opted Governor

Laura joined the AFI Governing Board in 2019 as she wished to volunteer some of her time locally and has taken on the role of SEN Governor due to her career experience. In her professional life she is a freelance Educational Psychologist working to help children, schools and families across the Midlands. Before her doctoral training she was a primary teacher in London, Cornwall and Ecuador, with a special interest in Early Years. She is used to analysing information, data and problem-solving a wide range of situations relating to education. As well as interests in coaching and emotional wellbeing, she has significant experience supporting staff and school systems and fully appreciates the importance of a positive school culture in offering high quality learning for all our children.

Laura lives in Hillmorton and is married with two sons, one at AFJS and a toddler, both of whom keep her very busy!



Click here to find out more about what our Governing Body does.

If you are interested in becoming a governor please click here for an application form and return it to the school office.

Click here for our Instrument of Government

Click here for our Declaration of Interests

Click here for our Training Record


Latest News

We are now taking bookings for parents tours. If your child is due to start Reception in September 2020 please ring our school office to make an appointment to look at our school.

Here is what is happening over the next few weeks:

Monday 18th November- Flu Immunisations

Tuesday 19th November- Little Scarecrows 9:00 -10:30 in Bug Club.

Thursday 21st November - Ladybirds Assembly in the hall at 9:05am.

Friday 22nd November - School Closed -Teacher Training

Tuesday 26th November- Little Scarecrows 9:00 -10:30 in Bug Club.

Thursday 28th November - Butterflies Assembly in the hall at 9:05am.


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Contact Us

Headteacher: Mrs Lovejoy
Office Staff: Mrs Mortimer
& Mrs Poole
Abbotts Way
CV21 4AP
Tel: 01788 543093
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