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Meet The Governors

JULIE MAGOWAN is chair of the governing body. Julie is an L.A. appointed governor and has been a governor at W.V.P.S. since 2005. Julie spent the majority of her working life within financial institutions and has extensive experience in customer service and commercial foreign exchange. Julie has a daughter aged 16 who attended W.V.P.S and she enjoys cooking and gardening. She learnt to horse ride late in life but gave up when her wonderful daughter Grace came along as it is an expensive hobby. Grace and Julie take great pleasure in going cycling together. Julie also likes all sorts of music and going to the theatre.

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Chair, SEND, AGT, Child Protection 

Curriculum and F&P

28.05.13

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27.05.18

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MARK FOLLOWS has two daughters in KS2 at Waddesdon Village Primary School. He has a Masters degree in Engineering and works for well known UK blue chip company. Mark has been part of the governing body since 2013 and is chair of the Finance & Personnel committee and continues to provide his expert knowledge in Finance matters to the school. He has a strong focus on EYFS, Science and PE in the school. When not working Mark enjoys spending time with his family and training / competing in Adventure Races.

 

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Co-opted

 Chair of F&P, EYFS, Science, P.E.

 

F&P

03.02.16

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02.02.20

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 LYNNE MACHRAY is a civil servant working for HM Revenue & Customs. Lynne has been on the governing body since 2013 and is today a co-opted governor with special interest in Music, Equality/Diversity/Community Cohesion, PSHEE, RE, Anti-bullying. Her son went to WVPS and is currently attending secondary school in Waddesdon. When not working Lynne enjoys spending time with her family, going to cinema, eating out, visiting theme parks and holidaying in the USA. Oh, Lynne does like reading, she is especially into the Jack Reacher books (author Lee Child) and doing puzzles!

 

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Vice chair, Numeracy, Chair of Curriculum

 

Committees – Curriculum and F&P

 

03.02.16 

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02.02.20

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 SARAH JAMES Sarah has two children currently attending this fantastic school, and she is very keen to become a part of helping the school build on its success. Sarah’s  skill set, gained through over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, will enable me to support the school in areas such as finance, strategy and efficiency and she brings with it enthusiasm, commitment and a common sense approach. Just like every other parent at Waddesdon School, she wants the very best for her children. As parents we need to support the school, but when necessary we should also be prepared to ask challenging questions, and to act on the answers. Sarah is used to speaking up and representing views of others as well as presenting new idea’s to large numbers of people.

 

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PA

Pupil Premium, PR

F&P

08.03.16

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07.02.20

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CLAIRE DUGGAN  Claire’s  son started at Waddesdon Primary School in 2015 and she lives in Waddesdon Village. She runs her own business as a New Business Consultant to Marketing and Brand Communication Agencies. Claire has worked with a number of big international brands as well as start-up businesses and loves the challenge of working with her clients to pitch and win new business. She manages to juggle her work around her two children Finlay who is 4 and Phoebe who is 18 months. We don’t have any family in the area and so rely on a close network of friends and the support of people in the village. Claire is originally from Tunbridge Wells in Kent and her husband Jason is from Birmingham but they have lived in and around the Waddesdon area for 12 years.

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Development

Curriculum

08.02.16

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07.03.20

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HANNAH JONES Hannah has lived in the village of Waddesdon for four years. Her son, Toby, started in Reception Class in 2016 and as a new parent to the school community Hannah has commenced a relationship with the school which will now last a number of years. Hannah is a senior leader at a local primary school working as a teacher, SENDco and safeguarding lead. Day to day her role requires her to act as an advocate for all children to ensure that they can reach their full potential – something she now hopes to transfer to her role as a parent governor. Hannah has been working in schools for 10 years and her professional background enables her to bring a secure understanding of current educational systems to the governor role. Hannah is committed to doing everything she can to support the school in providing a safe and nurturing environment for all learners to enjoy and achieve.

 

Picture 1 Miss Forchione - Headteacher
Picture 2 Mrs Watkins Staff Governor- Curriculum, Equalities

About Us

Our aim is that all the children who come to Waddesdon Village Primary School will be happy and successful. We believe that children's educational development is enhanced if we all work in a co-operative and positive partnership together.

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