Please see our governors' pen portraits which give a little more detail about the individuals who form our governing body.
Kevin Davies (Vice-Chair of Governors)
I joined St. Michael’s as a Parent Governor in November 2017, shortly after my son Oliver started in Year R. Like any parent, I want to ensure that my son has the very best start in life, so I became a governor to both support and challenge the head teacher and other members of staff to ensure that the highest standards are maintained and all actions taken are in the best interests of the children at our school.
I have always lived in the area, and have lived in Aldershot, with my wife Jana, since 2007. I work in Guildford and manage a team of software developers for a fast-growing technology company. In my spare time I enjoy going out on my mountain bike, watching ice hockey and reading crime novels.
I have been a co-opted governor at St Michaels since November 2022. My son, Alex joined the school in September 2022. As parents, my wife and I, chose the school for its Christian ethos and values. I continue to be impressed by the nurturing culture and environment that the school creates to enable all children to achieve their very best.
As a headteacher at a Surrey school for the past 5 years, I feel well placed to provide challenge and support to the leadership team to help ensure the school continues to move forward and enable the highly effective teaching of all children.
I first became a Governor at St Michael's Infant school in 2004 when my daughter was a pupil. After taking a break in 2015 (to concentrate on my sons blossoming football career) I returned at the start of 2023.
I have been a Police Officer for Surrey Police for over 22 years and have a strong sense of duty and integrity. I have always lived in Aldershot and know many friends and family who have had children that have attended St Michael's Infant school over the years. I have always known it to be a fantastic school that has provided many children with a sound start to their education and a place they remember fondly.
Now that my children are grown up and I have more time, I see my responsibility as a Governor as being part of the essential framework that provides support where needed and holds staff and management to account. This is to ensure that St Michael's is doing everything it can to continue being a great school for the children and wider community as a whole.
I became a Governor at St. Michael’s Infant School in September 2023, having previously been a Governor for many years at two other schools in Hampshire.
I retired from teaching in July 2022 after a long career teaching Infants in both mainstream and special school settings.
Towards the end of my teaching career, I was the Inclusion Leader at a large mainstream Infant school; with responsibility for working with my colleagues, parents and outside agencies to provide additional support for pupils who may require this; for example, due to their special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) or through having English as an Additional Language (EAL)
As a recent addition to the Governing Body at St. Michael’s, I am looking forward to working my fellow Governors to ensure that all children who attend the school receive the best start to their educational journey in a happy, safe and nurturing school environment.
Revd. Alwyn Pereira
In January 2018, I became the new Vicar of St. Michael's and the Ascension Church and a Foundational Governor of the School. I am excited about his school and impressed by the passion and dedication of the Leadership Team and Staff for each child. I would be very confident about sending my children here (if they were still infants), in the knowledge that they would be getting a wonderful start to their School life. I hope to be a support for the whole of the School community and to encourage this positive, uplifting, learning environment. If you see me please do ply me with coffee and stop to chat.