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Meet The Governors

The Governing Body

The Governing Body of Waddesdon Village Primary School is formed of people from all walks of life - from parents of children in the School, to members of the local community who want to give something to the School.

All give their time, free of charge, endeavouring to ensure that your child’s education is the best it can be.

The Governing Body carries out its responsibilities by setting targets, challenging the way things are done and by adopting and checking that relevant policies are being implemented.

Regular meetings take place together with the Headteacher.

The Governing Body meets nine times a year where the Headteacher Report, Finance and Personnel and Curriculum are reported on. 

Structure of the Full Governing Body

Full Governing Body comprises of: 3 Staff including Headteacher; 1 LA; 3 parents and 2 Co-opted.

SHARON MATHEOU has 2 children attending Waddesdon Village Primary School and she would like to help make a difference to the children of our school and the local community.

Having 15 years experience as a successful business owner, Sharon feels that her experience gained over the years will be of value.  

Open to ideas and training Sharon looks forward to learning more about the education system at Waddesdon Primary.

Sharon shows an interest in the school , being a member of local committees,  helping where she can and being an active member of the PTA.  Sharon hopes these demonstrate her commitment to supporting the school and local community.

Sharon has been a parent/Vice Chair of governors at her children’s previous school since 2015 where she served on many committee’s and enjoyed taking on the challenge of oversight for Pupil premium, Child protection, Equalities, Performance management and SEND.

Sharon believes that sharing best practice, knowledge and values are pivotal to enhancing the opportunities of every student.

Sharon will continue to offer the school the support it needs and proposes to be a ‘critical friend’ to the head teacher and senior leadership team by asking questions and constructively challenging their work to ensure that the school is not only achieving for every child, but also constantly striving to exceed for every child.

 

CategoryResponsibilityTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with School StaffGovernance roles in other educational institutions
Parent Gov.Chair, Child Protection, EYFS, PE

02.03.20

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29.02.24

NoneNoneNone

 

SANDRA MAYER-SMITH is currently employed as a PA to the General Manager for Perrys Aylesbury having been made redundant after 19 years with Hyundai Motor UK . Sandra has two children who previously attended Waddesdon Village Primary School, but now attend Waddesdon Church of England School. Sandra is married to a full time Police Officer; they met when Sandra was volunteering as Special Constable in Aylesbury. In addition to her full time work, Sandra progressed through the Constabulary ranks and when she left for her maternity leave, was a Special Inspector managing the team operating from Amersham. Sandra has a particular interest in child emotional development and wellbeing, having previously worked through many adoption programs. Between work, children and police shifts, there is rarely time for hobbies, but Sandra does get up extra early every day to walk their two rescue dogs!

 

Category

 

ResponsibilityTerm of OfficeRegister Of InterestsRelationship With School StaffGovernance roles in other educational institutions
Co-optedVice Chair, English, GDPR

26.03.19

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26.03.23

NoneNoneNone

 

JOHN SPURGIN has a son and daughter currently attending WVPS.

He has a background in computer programming / web development, working across a variety of industries, from communications, publishing and finance.

He currently works as a freelance web developer, whilst also being a stay-at-home father.

John grew up in Norfolk, studied at the university of Bradford and has lived in several locations around the UK. He and his wife Lyndsey moved out of London in 2006, to settle Waddesdon in 2010.

John enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music, attempting to play the piano and occasional DIY.

CategoryResponsibilityTerm of Office

Register

Of Interests

Relationship 

With School 

Staff

Governance roles in other educational institutions
Parent Gov.Maths

27.03.19

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26.03.23

NoneNoneNone

 

ADAM ATKINSON has 2 boys that attend WVPS and has lived in Waddesdon for the past 7 years. He has been involved in Education as a teacher and as an administrator for just over 20 years. He currently works for Bellevue Education as Head of Digital Development where he is responsible for the management and development of technology in 25 independent schools across the UK and abroad. He is interested in how technology can be used in a school environment to maximise learning and help manage teacher workload.

 

 

Category

 

ResponsibilityTerm of OfficeRegister Of InterestsRelationship With School Staff Governance roles in other educational institutions

 

Parent Gov.

 

SEN, More Able and Computing

27.03.19

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26.03.23

NoneNoneNone

 

LUCY THOMPSON has been working in the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 20 years in Research and Development. Lucy joins the Governing body as an Associate Governor and has a particular interest in Science and STEM subjects.

She has two children at Waddesdon Village Primary School and is pleased with their progress and has an interest in how a school works and using her skills accordingly to support the school. In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling and walking with her family.  

 

Category

 

ResponsibilityTerm of OfficeRegister Of InterestsRelationship With School Staff Governance roles in other educational institutions
Co-optedScience and RE

26.03.19

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26.03.23

NoneNoneNone 

 

ROWAN MOODIE is a Public Relations professional with over 20 years' experience working at many high-profile organisations including WWF-UK, the Guardian Media Group and UCL. She is currently the Media Relations Manager for the UCL Institute of Education and has a strong interest in education research. As well as promoting research to the press, she leads on media training and has written a book about football.

After many years living and working all over the world, including in India, Nigeria, Brazil and Thailand, Rowan moved to the village with her family in 2018. She currently has two children at Waddesdon Village Primary School.  

 

Category

 

ResponsibilityTerm of OfficeRegister Of InterestsRelationship With School Staff Governance roles in other educational institutions
LAPSHE, Equalities, Relationships and Inclusion, Pupil Premium and MFL

02.03.20

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29.02.24

NoneNoneNone
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