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Holmer Green Senior School

Governor Profiles

David Greenwood - Chair of Governors

David Greenwood - Chair of Governors (Community Governor)

Committees: Finance, Premises and Health & Safety, Learning & Curriculum, People & Personnel

Term: May 2015 to May 2019

Background:

Accountant. Over 30 years’ experience managing the implementation of Software Applications in major global organizations working alongside directors to ensure the success of their multi million pound global IT projects.

HGSS Governor:

A  Governor at HGSS for 7 years and during that time have worked with a new Chair of Governors,  a new Deputy Chair of Governors, a new Headmaster, two new Deputy Headteachers and have seen the “arrival” of almost all of the present Governing body...... and ..... been involved in HGSS moving from a Secondary Modern to a thriving and successful Academy:

Member of Selection Panel for the New Headmaster – Mike Jones

Member of various Appeal Panel

Involved in the transformation of the old Internal IT structure into the current Internal IT structure

Part of the small team which selected the company who initially ran the redesigned Internal IT team until the appointment of the current IT Manager

Involved in the selection of the company who initially redesigned the HGSS web site working with the company in the initial stages of the redevelopment of the web site

2007 - Parent Governor - Member of the Teaching & Learning Committee

2010 - As IT Link Governor introduced the IT Gifted & Talented Students to Oracle Corporation (the largest global database and business applications software company with in excess of 100,000 employees). The students are introduced to Oracle’s Business and then in teams present back to Oracle UK Senior Management a IT related subject

2011- Chairman of the Teaching & Learning Committee

2012 - Community Governor

2014 – Chair of Governors

As Chair of Governors:

It is my duty to:

Ensure that the Governing Body maintains its high level of “Challenge” of the HGSS Senior Leadership Team, managed by the Headmaster, and that targets and goals agreed by the Governing Body and its Committees are achieved and maintained.

Act as a conduit between the Governing Body and the Headmaster and his team to ensure that the challenges of the 2014 Ofsted inspection are successfully met and that the school achieves, at a minimum, a grading of “Good” or “Outstanding” at best at the next Ofsted Inspection.

Ensure that the School Governors are kept abreast of happenings within the school that they need to be aware of.

Represent the Governors at various school functions.

Listen to Governors and in particular the Clerk to the Governing Body.

Summary:

I have a strong business background not an educational background, although I am married to a Deputy Head, and believe that I can bring my business experience to the school in the role of Chair of Governors.

Professor Bryan  Mogford - Vice Chair of Governors  

Bryan Mogford - Vice Chair of Governors (Community Governor)

Committees: Finance, Premises and Health & Safety, People and Personnel

Term :  March 2016 to March 2020

Retired Academic, Director, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive in Higher Education"

Tony Green (Community Governor) 

Tony Green (Community Governor)

Committees: Chair of Finance, Premises and Health & Safety

Term: March 2016 to March 2020

I initially qualified and worked as a microbiologist. I then retrained as a computer programmer and worked in the I.T. industry for 25 years.

I have been a councillor for over 30 years, first with the London Borough of Lambeth and then since 1999 with Wycombe District Council. In 2003-04 I was Mayor of High Wycombe. I am a director of HWBIDCo, a trustee of the Wycombe Heritage and Arts Trust and also a member of the management board of Wycombe Community Arts Centre. I am chairman of the High Wycombe Town Twinning Association.

I am also a governor at Highworth Combined School and Nursery in High Wycombe.

Karen Willard (Community Governor) 

Karen Willard (Community Governor)

Committees: Chair of People & Personnel

Term: December 2013 to December 2017

I am an independent HR Consultant, Coach and Trainer supporting a range of local businesses, in all aspects of people management.

I was previously a HR Director for the Guinness Partnership working at Board level and as a member of the senior management team responsible for a broad portfolio including administration teams; facility management and access to work – a scheme to encourage long term unemployed into work through apprenticeships and training programmes.

I have lived in Holmer Green for 16 years and both my children have been very involved in the local community and my youngest attends HGSS.

I am, as a Governor, committed to wanting the best for the students at HGSS and hope that by supporting and challenging the senior team we will achieve excellent teaching to enable the students to reach their potential.

Cheryl Whitehead (Community Governor) 

 

Cheryl Whitehead (Community Governor)

Committees: Chair of Learning & Curriculum, People & Personnel

Term: March 2017 to March 2021

I was a governor at Cedar Park Primary School from March 2005 to March 2013 including a period as Chair between October 2006 and October 2011. During this time I gained experience of two OFSTED inspections, a finance inspection and staff recruitment (including appointment of a new Head teacher).

I was appointed as a governor of Holmer Green Secondary school in March 2013. I am Chair of the Learning and Curriculum Committee which is responsible for monitoring progress and attainment of pupils across the school (key stage 3 and 4, GCSE and A levels) versus national and school targets. This committee also monitors the implementation of the school development plan and the school vision.

I am a research scientist; I have a BSc in Applied Biological Sciences, an MSc and am a Fellow of the Institute of Clinical Research.

Diane Deanus (Parent Governor)
 

Diane Deanus (Parent Governor)

Committees: Learning & Curriculum

Term: April 2015 to April 2019

I have worked within the Pharmaceutical industry for 25 years comprising both Quality Control and Quality Assurance. I have managed staff and am very familiar with both being audited and carrying out audits.

Amanda Brodala (Community Governor) 

Amanda Brodala (Community Governor)

Committees: People & Personnel

Term: October 2016 to October 2020

I am now an Occupational Therapist working for Hertfordshire County Council , as well as a Best Interest Assessor working freelance with Bucks County Council. I previously worked in education, as a consultant working internationally with the British Council, Council for Europe, European Union Comenuis (international schools projects) and a wide range of voluntary agencies I was also an Advisory Teacher for PSHCE (SMSC) with Camden Education Authority and worked on an educational research project with University College London.

Steve Hemsley (Community Governor) 

Steve Hemsley (Community Governor)

Committees: People & Personnel

Term: March 2017 to March 2021

Julia Hollings (Community Governor) 

Julia Hollings (Community Governor)

Committees: Learning & Curriculum

Term: March 2016 to March 2020

I am a mum of 3 daughters all of whom have gone through Holmer Green Senior School. I run my own gardening business and manage a property investment business.

My background is in marketing, having obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree, some years ago, at Birmingham University. My early business career began working as a graduate trainee for Metal Box and progressed to Volvo where I reached the giddy heights of Events & Sponsorship Manager, running conferences, exhibitions and events such as the Volvo PGA at Wentworth.

With the arrival of my young family I chose to run my own business, evolving from marketing and lead generation to more administrative roles as the family grew.

I was a school Governor at Holmer Green First School whilst the girls were there and then became a governor at HGSS in 2009.

Steve Pilgrim (Parent Governor) 

Steve Pilgrim (Parent Governor)

Committees: Finance, Premises and Health & Safety

Term: April 2015 to April 2019

I have been a school Governor since 1990 in both Primary and Special school before becoming a Parent Governor at HGSS in 2015. I am also currently Chair of Governors at a local primary school and have recently completed Chair of Governors’ Leadership Development Training with the National College for Teaching & Leadership.

I have a background in Physics and have worked in the Electronic Component industry for over 30 years.

Emma Baddeley (Staff Governor) 

Emma Baddeley (Staff Governor)

Committees: Learning & Curriculum

Term: May 2015 to May 2019

I am Head of Music at Holmer Green Senior School and I have been teaching for over 5 years. I am committed to ensuring that the teaching and learning at Holmer Green is at its best all the time as well as giving students the chance to extend their knowledge of music outside of the classroom through a variety of extra-curricular musical activities.

Alan Jones (Community Governor) 

Alan Jones (Community Governor)

Committees: Finance, Premises and Health & Safety

Term: July 2016 to July 2020

Educated at The Manchester Grammar School and Oxford University, I emerged with a geography degree and joined the accountancy profession with Ernst & Young.  My work included audit, special investigations, staff training and local responsibility for staff development and assessment.  Subsequently I have held senior financial management positions in a variety of sizes and types of business in the food, security, IT and entertainment industries.  I have particularly strong experience of formulating and implementing business strategies, of business acquisitions and disposals, of financial management and reporting and of staff recruitment and development.  In my leisure time I am passionate about sport and participate in a variety of activities including golf and tennis.

Recently retired, I am extremely keen to utilize my business and personal experience to benefit the school, its pupil outcomes and the local community.

Lisa Swain (Parent Governor)
 

Lisa Swain (Parent Governor)

Committees: tbc

Term: March 2017 to March 2021

I have 3 children.  My daughter is in year 9 at HGSS, my eldest son will be joining HGSS this September and my youngest son is currently in year 5 at another local school.

Before having children, I worked as PA to Bill Kenwright, Chairman of Everton FC and Theatre Producer, and then for a leading Events/Marketing company. 

I have been a governor at Manor Farm Infant School for almost 8 years and I am delighted to have joined Holmer Green Senior School as a Governor.

Jacqui Kirkpatrick (Staff Governor) 

Jacqui Kirkpatrick (Staff Governor)

Committees: Learning & Curriculum

Term: May 2016 to May 2020

I am Head of the Humanities Faculty at Holmer Green Senior School with a specialism in Religious Studies.  I have been teaching for 16 years and using my skills as an examiner have a track record of raising standards for learners.  I am a big believer that education is not just about learning the course in school but creating well rounded individuals who are inquisitive about the world around them.  It is for these reasons I joined the Governors at HGSS, to create well rounded individuals and help them to achieve their goals.

In my spare time I am a qualified Dance teacher and have a great passion for the arts.

Samantha Parnaby (Parent Governor) 

Samantha Parnaby (Parent Governor)

Committees: Learning & Curriculum

Term: May 2016 to May 2020

Robert O'Connor (Community Governor) 

Robert O'Connor (Community Governor)

Committees: Finance, Premises and Health & Safety

Term: December 2016 to December 2020

Kerry Stratton (Staff Governor) 

Kerry Stratton (Staff Governor)

Committees: tbc

Term: March 2017 to March 2021

 

Holmer Green Senior School
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