Our Governors

Governor profiles

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Michael Froom

Chair of Governing Body

I have lived in Marston St Lawrence and Greatworth for the last 25 years and I have been a Parent Governor since November 2015. I currently have a son in Year 4 and a daughter in Year 6 and an older daughter who is now in Year 8 at Stratford Girls Grammar School. Professionally I have a commercial and business development background and work for a large Environmental Services business in the water sector.

I am currently Chair of Governors and also sit on the Finance and Premises Committee where hopefully my commercial knowledge can support and add value to the school.

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Richard Edwards

Vice Chair of Governing Body

I was a Headteacher for nearly 30 years and my last School was an Outstanding Academy for over 500 Primary pupils. I also spent three years as a member of the Headteacher Board at the Department of Education advising the Regional Schools Commissioner for the North West London and South Central Region on Academy and Free School matters. I joined the Governing Body of Greatworth to share my knowledge of education and to assist in providing a learning environment that gives the children a successful, positive and happy experience of School.

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Katy Emms

Co-Opted Chair of Quality and Standards Committe

I joined the Governing Body in January 2017. I have worked in Early Years Education for 14 years and currently run my own baby and toddler group as well as working part time as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant in a local school. As my knowledge and background is within the Early Years curriculum I sit on the Quality and Standards sub committee and have the responsibility of EYFS, maths and safeguarding.I very much enjoy being a part of the governors at Greatworth as we have a great team and the school is a very happy place to be.

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Brad Hook

Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor and sit on the Finance and Premises Committee. I am a Chartered Surveyor and can assist with premises related matters and have experience of financial matters in organisations.

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Maria Bailey

Co-Opted Governor

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Jean Sloss

Co-Opted Chair

I have lived in the village for over 40 years and am a retired teacher who has had many years of experience teaching a wide range of subjects and age ranges. My main subject is Technology and as a department leader I have had responsibility for planning and managing the curriculum and annual budget.

My own children and now my grandchildren attended Greatworth School and hoping to get involved and give back something to the community, I have a trained and served as governor since January 2017, with particular involvement in the Finance & Premises committee.

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Jeremy Gladwin

Parent Governor

My background is in Web Development and Web Consultancy. I have worked in the industry for over 20 years and I now run my own Consultancy company. I work with individuals and organisations in both the public and private sector.

I am a Parent Governor and sit on the Finance and Premises Committee and Quality and Standards Committee. I am also the Website and ICT Governor. I have a 6 year old son in Year 2.

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Ian Bundle

Authority Governor and Chair of Finance and Premises Committee

Previously a Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance Committee at Surrey Infant School. Worked 19 years in a Retail Banking environment before setting up my own franchise business. Recently retired.

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Mel Hayes

Parent Governor

I have lived in Greatworth, and now Marston St Lawrence since 2010, and joined as a Parent Governor in January 2019. I have twins, a boy and a girl, in the school, who are in year 3 currently.

In 2014 I had been working in Logistics Planning for around 20 years, but was fortunate to be able to take a career break to help my children transition into preschool, and then full time school. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to do this and be on hand for them. It is interesting learning about how the school is run, and I look forward to being able to contribute by serving on the Quality and Standards committee.