The Governing Body - About Us

 

The Governing Body comprises 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 Governing Body is: Fiona Vines, who can be contacted on fvines@iftl.co.uk

 

Governors:

James Blackhurst

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors

Helen Pidgeon

Community Governor (HW & AB)

Vice-chair of Governors

Helen Blackwell

Community Governor (HW & AB)

 

Steve Fulton

IFtL Trustee

 

Steph Boak

IFtL Governor

 

Nadia Dorville

Parent Governor (HW & AB)

 

Andrew Hodgson

Parent Governor (HW & AB)

 

Tushar Pai

Parent Governor (TMA)

 

Maria Crisu

Parent Governor (TMA)

 

Harsheed Morjaria

Parent Governor (TMA)

 

Julie Cameron

Staff Governor (HW & AB)

 

Jane Watkins

Staff Governor (HW & AB)

 

Nicky Williams

Staff Governor (TMA)

 

Sharon Kelly

Associate Governor (HW & AB)

School Business Manager

Nicky Molloy

Associate Governor (TMA)

School Business Manager

Hayley Waters

Associate Governor (HW)

Deputy Headteacher

Roxanne Jackson

Associate Governor (AB)

Deputy Headteacher

Hayley Donohue

Associate Governor (TMA)

Deputy Headteacher

Sophie Haycock

Associate Governor (TMA)

Deputy Headteacher

Kelly Cursley

Associate Governor (HW & AB)

Executive Headteacher

Lucy Eldridge

Associate Governor (TMA)

Head of School

 

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

 

 

 

 

My name is Helen Pidgeon and I am the Vice-chair of Governors. I have been on the Governing Board for the last four years. I am also the Governor of Safeguarding, Mental Health and Well-being and I oversee Curriculum Development. I have two children, who both attend Two Mile Ash School. Before having my children, I was a primary school teacher.

 

 

My name is Helen Blackwell and I have been on the Governing Board for the last eighteen months. I am the Governor for Inclusion (focusing on Pupil Premium and SEND) and English  as well as being the Development Governor. 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 recently joined the The Governing Body as one of their Staff Governors. I have a little girl in Year One at Holmwood. I work at Ashbrook School as a 1:1 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 and Marketing and Recruitment. 

 

My name is Andrew Hodgson and I have recently joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor, also acting as the Maths focal. I have three children – two at Ashbrook and one at Two Mile Ash. 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.