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Meet the Governors and View their Register of Business Interests, Roles and Attendance Record

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Mr David Saxon (Chair of Governors/ Parent Governor)

Mrs Sara Kightley ( Vice Chair/ Community Governor,/Safeguarding Governor)

Dr Nick Rudman (Executive Headteacher)

Mrs Faye White (Head of School)

Mrs Jane Story (Staff Governor)

Mr Angus Drummond (Parent Governor)

Mrs Gemma Buschor (Community Governor)

Mrs Pat Dowsing (Community Governor)

Mrs Funmilayo Ibirogba (Parent Governor)
Mother Faye Bailey (Community Governor)

Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors 1 David Saxon
Meet our Governors 2 Gemma Buschor
Meet our Governors 3 Jane Story
Meet our Governors 4 Pat Dowsing
Meet our Governors 5 Sara Kightley
Meet our Governors 6 Funmilayo Ibirogba

David Saxon: As someone who's passionate about life-long learning, I volunteered to be a governor as soon as the school was announced.  I've been here three years so far, it's been eye-opening, informative, challenging and, most of all, incredibly fulfilling.  As someone without a formal background in education (I've worked in IT all of my life), it's great to have the opportunity to observe the inner workings of the school environment, participate in the community that the school is fostering and to be able to share my experience in the hope of helping the school (and the wider MAT) to do the very best for the children, parents and staff.

 

Gemma Buschor: I have 14 years’ experience of working within professional services. I enjoy bringing my knowledge of financial and operating processes, effective control frameworks, reporting and governance of to an educational environment, for the benefit of children and wider stakeholders in the local community.

 

Pat Dowsing: I am proud to be a Governor of this super school. I bring 25 years experience in education as a teacher, SENCO and headteacher of a primary school. I am interested in all aspects of the curriculum as I am passionate that young children should be inspired to learn. I believe that the primary years lay an important foundation for life long learning.

 

Sara Kightley: Raised and educated in Bristol and gained a Certificate in Education at St Matthias Teacher Training College in Bristol.  Taught in Gloucestershire and later had a change of career into Local Government, payroll, and then banking.  After raising two daughters, one in primary education, returned to teaching in Essex and studied to achieve a BA at Anglia Ruskin University.  Spent 14 years teaching at New Hall Preparatory School culminating in 2 years as Deputy Head before retiring from a full-time teaching role, but continuing to support New Hall regularly as a supply teacher from EYFS to the end of Key Stage 2.  In addition to teaching, developed school governance roles at Meadgate Primary School and Maltese Road Primary School, both as Chair of Governors and latterly Vice Chair as well as Director for the Eveleigh Link Academy Trust and Executive Chair.  Also, a governor at Messing Primary School as Chair of the Curriculum Committee and Vice Chair of the Local Board and Director of the New Hall Multi-Academy-Trust.  Completed the Chairs of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme under the auspices of the National College for Teaching and Leadership.  Raised and educated in Bristol and gained a Certificate in Education at St Matthias Teacher Training College in Bristol.  Taught in Gloucestershire and later had a change of career into Local Government, payroll, and then banking.  After raising two daughters, one in primary education, returned to teaching in Essex and studied to achieve a BA at Anglia Ruskin University.  Spent 14 years teaching at New Hall Preparatory School culminating in 2 years as Deputy Head before retiring from a full-time teaching role, but continuing to support New Hall regularly as a supply teacher from EYFS to the end of Key Stage 2.  In addition to teaching, developed school governance roles at Meadgate Primary School and Maltese Road Primary School, both as Chair of Governors and latterly Vice Chair as well as Director for the Eveleigh Link Academy Trust and Executive Chair.  Also, a governor at Messing Primary School as Chair of the Curriculum Committee and Vice Chair of the Local Board and Director of the New Hall Multi-Academy-Trust.  Completed the Chairs of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme under the auspices of the National College for Teaching and Leadership. 

 

Funmilayo Ibirogba: As a believer in excellent educational standards and the general well-being of children, being a parent governor avails me the opportunity of making positive contributions towards delivering on these. It also provides a means of supporting the school in achieving its set objectives, ensuring that each pupil is being adequately equipped to realise his/her full potential.

 

 

 

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