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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Name Position Governor Status Skill Set

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests
Date of Appointment Term Of Office (Start & End Dates) Material Interests Arising from Relationships with Staff
Alison Cogger BA (Hons), PGCE, MA (Ed), Fellow ETF (FlfL), EdD (ongoing)

Governor since 1997

Chair Of Governors 2004-onwards

SEND Governor and SRP link & Safeguarding

 

Link Governor Pupil

Partnership Governor (1)

Academic - Senior Lecturer Faculty Director

Education Partnerships

31/7/2016

31/07/2020

None
Dr Marion Stuart-Hoyle PhD Vice Chair of Governors;

Link Governor - English and Most-able pupils

Partnership Governor (2) (Parent)

 

Academic Senior Fellow - Higher Education Academy Director - Geography, Events, Leisure and Tourism Principal Lecturer - Tourism

Chair-Association for Tourism in Higher Education

School of Human and Life Sciences

31/7/2014

31/07/2018

None

Matthew Capper

BSc Fellow ICSA

Chair of Pupil and Personnel Committee
2015-2016

Parent Governor (1)

NHS Director of Community Services Qualified

company secretary - Legal/Finance/Governance  

31/7/2014

31/07/2018

None

Caroline Cooper BA (Hons) MTMI

Chair of Finance Committee
2015-2016

Co-Opted Governor - Community (1)

(Parent)

Local Government/Legal/Finance

Arts & Culture sector development, strategy, marketing & communications 

 

31/7/2015

31/07/2019

None

Barney Parsons MA, PGCE MEI

Chair of Curriculum Committee
2015-2016

Link Governor - Science

Parent Governor (2)

Company Director - Consultancy specialising in energy markets.

Skills: Statistics and data interpretation. Previously a secondary maths teacher

31/7/2012

31/07/2016

None

Rev Barney De Berry

 

Co-Opted Governor - Community (2)

(Parent)

Spiritual

31/7/2015

31/07/2019

None
Alan Hollands

Health and Safety Governor lead

LA appointed Governor

(1)

Health and Safety/Engineer

Retired – management & Finance

31/7/2015

31/07/2019 Retired 31/7/16

None

Philippa Pickford LLB (Hons)

 

Parent Governor (4)

Economics, legal policy development and strategic thinking. Associate Partner, Wholesale Markets at Ofgem. Member of senior civil service - experience of using wide range of qualitative and quantitative analysis - financial and non to develop policies

31/7/2015

31/07/2019

None
Joanne Gurden

Link Governor -  Well-being

Parent Governor (3)

Detective Sergeant Police Force - Safeguarding

31/7/2014

31/07/2018

Stepped down 1/9/16 after appointment to staff

None

Erica Kokle BA (Hons) French MA (French)

PGCE Primary PGCE Post - Compulsory

  Staff Governor (1)

Deputy Head - Staff development, Pupil Premium and Curriculum

Teaching in primary, Further Education & Skills and Higher Education

31/7/2014

31/07/2018

None

 Dr David Simpson

Link Governor - Maths Parent Governor (5) Medical Consultant Clinical Scientist

31/7/2014

31/07/2018

None

Dr Kirsty Horsey

LLN PhD PHCHE

  Parent Governor (6)

Legal - Senior Lecturer/Researcher (Law) at University of Kent

Teaching and learning development

31/7/2014

31/07/2018

None
Nicola Dawson   Headteacher   Ongoing None
Paul Todd   Co-Opted Governor - Community (3)

Legal/Social Welfare

Community relations

Project management and catering & nutrition.

31/7/2015

31/07/2019

None

 

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