Our Governors

When becomming an Academy in April 2012 our Board of Governors were elected for a 4 year term, with a rolling 1 year term of office being set at the November Governors Meeting where each governor serving a mimimum of 1 year in an elected role. Those roles include Chair of Governors, Vice Chair of Governors, Chair and Vice Chair of Finance/Premises and Curriculum/Personnel. Additionally Governors will then take on more specific duties those being Responsible Officer, SEND, Safeguarding and Link.

Mr. Andrew Smith

Mr. Andrew Smith

Headteacher

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Appointed by Academy Trust - April 2012

Mrs Rachel Pritchard

Mrs Rachel Pritchard

Deputy Headteacher

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Appointed by Academy Trust - April 2012

Mr Darren Cross

Mr Darren Cross

Chair of The Governing Body

I have two children at Lyons Hall School, one in year 6 and one in year 2 and with one who left at the end of the 2017 school year. I started as a Parent Governor 8 years ago when my eldest child started at the school. Having two children still at Lyons Hall, this give me a great interest in what happens at the school and what goes on each day and every day to ensure we maintain our outstanding Ofsted status. Within the schools Governing Body I have led Personnel as a Governor and also been the Chair of the Curriculum and Personnel Committee, plus the Vice Chair of the Governing Body. From the school year 2017/2018, I have taken the role as Chair of the Governing Body which I feel very honoured to be. Outside of school I am a Chief People Officer (HR Director) for a Global Education Organisation, which means I am very focused on Education all of the time.

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Appointed by Academy Trust - April 2012

Mrs Samantha Ambrose

Parent Governor - Curriculum

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Appointed by Board of Governors - November 2017

Mr Mark Darling

Teacher/Staff Governor

I recently joined the governing body having been a class teacher at Lyons Hall for more than ten years since first joining in 2007. In that time, I have taught across the full range of Key Stage 2 as well as supporting every year group with planning, teaching and assessment of Talk for Writing. I am currently teaching in Year 3 and am in charge of both P.E. and Health and Safety for all school trips and residentials as the designated head EVC (Educational Visits Coordinator). I have extensive experience supporting other schools across the country as a trainer in Talk for Writing and in Essex as an SLE. I also hold the role of lead for the Braintree Literacy Network.

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Appointed by Board of Governors - November 2017

Mr Phil Pitt

Parent Governor - SEND, Safeguarding/LAC Governor

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Appointed by Board of Governors - November 2017

Ms Kirsten Stevens

Ms Kirsten Stevens

Parent Governor - Finance

My name is Kirsten Stevens and I am a parent governor at Lyons Hall Primary School. My daughter joined the school in September 2014 and is now in year 4. Since my daughter joined I have formed a very high regard for both the teaching and support staff at Lyons Hall, who are a very committed and capable team which I have been very grateful for as a parent. I am keen to contribute to the school in any way that I am able and my role in the Governing Body is that of Finance Governor. I am a qualified Accountant with 20 years experience which covers internal and external audit of both public and private companies, local Government, Universities and more recently I have worked in the private commercial sector. In my current role I oversee the finance function in the Europe & Asia pacific region for a global IT business. I believe in a learning environment where every child’s contribution is encouraged, valued and celebrated, and I believe that Lyons Hall provides this.

Governor Meeting Attendance 2017/2018 - 3/3
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Appointed by Board of Governors - November 2017

Mr Chris Tilley

Mr Chris Tilley

Parent Govenor - Premises

I have recently joined the Governing Body of Lyons Hall and have two children at the school. I have an extensive and successful academic background, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant and currently work as a Director in the Banking sector. I have over 14 years of experience across accountancy, consultancy and financial services. I believe that it’s at primary school where the fundamental skills and passion for learning becomes imbedded within children and remains with them well into their adult lives. It is for this reason, as a Governor, I wish to ensure that all of the children at Lyons Hall become happy, confident and passionate individuals who achieve their full potential. As a keen sportsman, I also believe that every child should have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities.

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Appointed by Board of Governors - November 2017

Mr Andy Barlow

Mr Andy Barlow

Vice Chair of the Governing Body - Parent Governor - Personnel

I have been a governor at the school since June 2015. I have two children, both at the school in years 4 and 6. I am currently a Senior Manager working within the Banking Sector and have over 21 years experience in coaching and developing people to fulfil their true potential. I am keen to become more actively involved in the school to the benefit of all.

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Appointed by Board of Governors - June 2015

Mr Peter Stafford

Mr Peter Stafford

Assistant Headteacher/Staff Governor

Peter become a school governor in 2014. He came to Lyons Hall as a SCITT Student in 2008 and has since developed into a key member of the KS2 team . He is currently a Year 6 teacher with additional responsibility covering residential trips and oversees the health and safety of all outside activities. Peter has become a SCITT Tutor/Uteach Consultant and an SLE in behaviour management and mathematics at which he takes a lead role across the school. Peter has recently joined the Senior Management Team bringing a wealth of educational experience to the governing body.

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Appointed by the Board of Governors - June 2014

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