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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Governor Meeting Attendance 2015/2016 - 3/3
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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 John Pennington

Mr John Pennington

Vice Chair of Curriculum and Personnel

I have one child at Lyons Hall and have been on the Governing Body for over five years. Our children enjoy the benefits of a well-managed, well-resourced and highly respected primary school. I have been a teacher in a local secondary school for 14 years and with this background my contribution to the Governing Body is to ensure that teaching and learning in Lyons Hall are the main focus and that all other aspects of school life and decisions made centre around and support in providing our children with the very best experiences.

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Appointed by Academy Trust - April 2012

Mrs Hannah Ellis

Mrs Hannah Ellis

Teacher/Staff Governor

My name is Hannah Ellis and I came to Lyons Hall in 2008 as a PGCE Student. This is my eigth year at the school and my sixth year as a Staff Governor. Within this time I have led the Early Years Team and progressed into teaching all of KS1. I feel I bring a wealth of experience to the governing body and the younger children in school. I am a well respected teacher and have travelled the world including mountain climbing in Peru. I have lived in Stratford upon Avon and the west coast of France, so please feel free to say Bonjour when you next see me.

Governor Meeting Attendance 2014/15 - 2/3
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Appointed by Academy Trust - April 2012

Mr Darren Cross

Mr Darren Cross

Chair of Curriculum and Personnel/ Vice Chair of The Governing Body

I have three children at the school, one in year 6 and one in year 4 and 1 starting in EY in September which gives me a great interest in the school and what goes on each and every day. Within the schools Governing Body my role is Chair of the Curriculum and Personnel Committee. Outside of school I am head of Human Resources for a national company which makes my governor role very relevant.

Governor Meeting Attendance 2014/15 - 3/3
Governor Meeting Attendance 2015/2016 - 2/3
Governor Meeting Attendance 2016/2017 2/3
Appointed by Academy Trust - April 2012

Mrs Sarah Rowley

Mrs Sarah Rowley

Responsible Officer and SEND/LAC Governor

Hi my name is Sarah Rowley and I am a governor at your primary school, and work in the local community, and I volunteer on a regular basis throughout the school. My children have all attended this primary school and my third has currently moved on to a local secondary school. My responsibilities as governor include special educational needs, LAC, pupil matters and finance. I firmly believe in the ethos and the initiative approach that Lyons Hall undertakes in the education of our children.

Governor Meeting Attendance 2014/15 - 3/3
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Appointed by Academy Trust - April 2012

Mr John O’Shea

Mr John O’Shea

Chair of Governors

I have been a governor at the school since 2008. I have held Vice and Chair of Committee positions in Finance and Premises, before becoming Vice Chair of Governors in 2010 and Chair of Governors in 2012. I have two children, one child at the school in year 6 and the other moved onto secondary school. Having moved to Braintree in 2004 to manage Freeport Outley Village, I am now General Manager of the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre in Cambridge. Previous to shopping centre management I was in-store management with Marks and Spencer.

Governor Meeting Attendance 2014/15 - 3/3
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Appointed by Academy Trust - April 2012

Mr Andy Barlow

Mr Andy Barlow

Parent Governor

I have been a governor at the school since June 2015. I have two children, both at the school in years 2 and 4. I am currently a Senior Manager working within the Banking Sector and have over 20 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 John Holland

Mr John Holland

Chair of Finance and Premises

John has been on the Governing Body since 2010. John also undertakes the review of all Health and Safety matters at Lyons Hall. John’s current professional career is School Business Manager at Harlow Fields School & College. John is responsible for managing the finance, catering, facilities and business development. Previous working experience, John was a manager of a law firm in London for 10 years and prior to that he was in the financial industry for over 14 years undertaking various roles from general clerking, operational risk management and project management. His all round experience is beneficial to the governing role at Lyons Hall Primary School. John is a family man who currently has one child at Lyons Hall School.

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Appointed by Academy Trust - April 2012

Mr Peter Stafford

Mr Peter Stafford

Teacher/Staff Governor

Peter become a school governor in 2014. He is 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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