The Governing Body - About Us

 

The Local Governing Body comprises of representatives from all three partnership schools - Holmwood, Ashbrook and Two Mile Ash – and includes parents and staff, as well as the local community. All of their work for the school is voluntary and unpaid.

The Chair of Governors, James Blackhurst, can be contacted through the school.

The Clerk to the Local Governing Body is: Fiona Vines, who can be contacted on fvines@iftl.co.uk

 

All the governors, apart from the Head teacher, serve a four-year term.

 

My name is James Blackhurst and I am the Chair of Governors for Ashbrook, Holmwood and Two Mile Ash Schools.

My involvement across the schools has been as a parent of four children who progressed through Holmwood and Two Mile Ash.  I became a Governor in 2008 at TMA and have been Chair of Governors at Two Mile Ash since 2016 and now across PATH since September 2020.

 

My name is Helen Pidgeon and I am the vice chair of governors. I have been on the Governing Board for Holmwood and Ashbrook for the last five years and the Two Mile Ash board for two years. I am also the governor of Mental Health and Wellbeing across the schools. I have two children, one in Year Three and one in Year Five at Two Mile Ash School. Before having my children I was a primary school teacher.

 

My name is Helen Blackwell and I am one of Governors. I have been on the Governing Board for Holmwood and Ashbrook for the last eighteen months. I am also the Governor for Inclusion (focusing on Pupil Premium and SEND) and English in both the schools, as well as being the Development Governor for the Board. Outside of my Governorship, I have been a Youth Leader for almost nine years now, teaching children between the ages of five and eighteen years of age. I also work as a lunch and play assistant at a local primary school, with children between the ages of three and ten years old.

 

My name is Julie Cameron. I have just recently joined the Governing Board for Holmwood School & Nursery and Ashbrook as one of their Staff Governors. I have a little girl aged four in Reception at Holmwood. I work in Holmwood as a one to one SEND Teaching Assistant and I also volunteer for a couple of afternoons each week, doing odd jobs in and around the school setting. My previous job roles include Sales & Marketing and Recruitment.

 

My name is Andrew Hodgson and I have recently joined the Governing Board for Holmwood and Ashbrook as a Parent Governor, also acting as the Maths focal. I have three children – two at Ashbrook, in Reception and Year Two and one at Two Mile Ash in Year Five. I have worked in the Retail sector for many years, previously in operational roles and more recently in a planning and investment capacity.

 

 My name is Jane Watkins and I joined Ashbrook School in September 2019 as an Early Years Teacher. I am passionate about ensuring children follow their aspirations and improve their knowledge whilst at school.  I enjoy the oversight of school that being a Staff Governor provides and feel that I can contribute in a positive way to key decisions and discussions. I also feel that being a part of the Governing Body is invaluable to my own professional development. At a previous setting, I also held the role of a Staff Governor and held this role for four years.

 

 

My name is Nadia Dorville and I am a parent Governor. I am a fairly new Governor and have been on the Governing Body for a little less than an academic year. I am also the Early Years link Governor. I have two children, both at Ashbrook School. My background is predominantly HR, but I am currently employed by Milton Keynes Council as part of the School Improvement Team.

 

My name is Harsheed Morjaria. I have just recently joined the Governing Board for Holmwood and Ashbrook Schools as a parent governor.  I am an IT professional with experience in schools and colleges teaching predominately IT/computing to adults, young people and children which makes me aware of classroom dynamics that influence student engagement in learning. Currently, I am a supply classroom supervisor/teacher in a variety of subjects in schools in Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Northamptonshire.

 

My name is Tushar Pai and I have been a Parent Governor at TMA School since Jan 2019. I have two daughters, with the elder one in Year 5 at TMA. I really enjoy being able to contribute towards my duties as part of the Local Governing Body of TMA, Ashbrook and Holmwood schools. Recently I have taken on the responsibility of the Wellbeing Governor and look forward to this role. I have worked in IT Services sector for two decades before switching to the Higher Education sector and have been working at The Open University for the past two years.

 

My Name is Nicky Williams. During my 11 years at Two Mile Ash I have worked in all year groups in a variety of capacities. While I now work as a Cover Supervisor , I first came to TMA as a parent volunteer before becoming a LSA for 5 years before taking my current role. Both my children attended this school so I feel this gives me an insight into what it is like to be a customer as well as a provider. I have been a staff governor for 3 years, the last 18 moths having the additional responsibility of being Safeguarding Governor for TMA, meeting regularly with membrs of SLT/DSL to ensure I am fully up to date with any safeguarding matters that arise. The opportunity to look after the safeguarding role for new link governing body seems like a natural next step where I can continue to both support yet challenge while helping to ensure a consistent message and standards.

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