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Governor Profiles

Stewart King

I am a co-opted governor and currently Chair of Governors, joining the Governing Board in October 2019. 

I qualified as an accountant in 1983 and retired in April 2019 after a career in local government, mostly managing education services, including SEND.  I have extensive experience in school funding at both local and national level.  I believe passionately in inclusion and giving children and young people the opportunity to thrive in their own way.

I have no pecuniary interest with Archway School.  I have no relationship with other governors of with school staff.

I am also an Associate Governor at Nailsworth CofE Primary School.

Anne-Marie Delrosa

I am a co-opted governor and currently Vice Chair of Governors. My two sons have both attended Archway School. I work full-time as a marketing manager. Previously, I spent 7 years on the PTFA at primary school and decided to become a governor here in order to contribute to what I believe is a great school, that's getting better and better. I've previously worked in further education and know the value of giving our children the best start and the widest range of opportunities so they can fulfil their potential.

I have no pecuniary interests with Archway School.

I have no governance roles with any other school or education institution. I have no relationships with other governors or with school staff.

Pam Swindell

I have been a governor at Archway for many years and was previously a governor at Rodborough Primary School. I was Chair of Archway Governors from early 2011 until October 2015. I am keen to ensure that all children have the best possible opportunities to realise their potential both academically and personally and that they are nurtured and cared for as part of their education.

I have no pecuniary or other interests in the school though until my retirement I was General Practitioner to many staff, students and parents.

I have no governance roles with any other school or education institution.

I have no relationships with other governors or with school staff. 

Gavin Townsend

Having previously worked for the Civil Service and in Central Banking, I joined Archway School Learning Support Department in September 2004.  

During my time at the school, I have assisted students in Key Stage 3 and 4 in and out of the classroom to overcome learning barriers, aiding them, as far as possible, to be effective independent learners.  

During my time at Archway School I have obtained my Higher Level Teaching Assistant status,  

My particular interest in Special Education Needs is dyscalculia. I’m currently in the process of completing an undergraduate qualification, “Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties: Support and Intervention”, accredited by the British Dyslexia Association. 

As I enter my second four-year term, as a Staff Governor, I’m looking forward to continuing my involvement with the Curriculum, Welfare and Standards Committee, as well as the Premises Working Group. Here my focus is supporting the evolving progression of this community school, from the physical aspects of the site but also how any learning experience is delivered. 

I believe in education being one of the key drivers to enhance young people’s life chances and that Archway plays a vital part in this process. 

For the last fifteen years, I have been a Director of a Housing Association company. 

Martin Ansell

I am a parent Governor with a daughter Alex in year 7 and Lottie to follow. I work as a consultant psychiatrist in Stroud specialising mainly in older people and was clinical director of dementia services for 8 years. Over the past few years I have been involved in an intergenerational dementia project working with local schools and am always impressed and invigorated by the enthusiasm of the students.  I hope that my experience of developing services and my skills in working with people may be beneficial to life at Archway School.

I have no business or pecuniary interests with the school

I have no governance roles in other schools or education institutions. I have no relationship with other governors or with school staff


George James

I am a co-opted governor.

I have worked in education for 13 years, mostly in further education. I am a District councillor for the Wotton ward and the vice-chair of the environment committee.

I became a governor as I feel that education is the great leveller and we should ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed. 

 I have no pecuniary interest in Archway School.

Gill Ferry

My sons attended Archway School and I live locally, so I have, for many years, had an interest in the school. Now retired, my professional life has been within secondary education and, as a co-opted governor, I hope to bring experience, skills and enthusiasm to the governing body.

I believe that school learning experiences offer the opportunity for individuals to thrive and to be the best they can be.  I have recently completed further university study and wholeheartedly endorse the idea that we all continue to learn through life, building on those important school experiences..

I have no pecuniary interests with Archway School.


 Tom Berry

I am a parent Governor.  I have two children studying at Archway and I co-run a shop in Stroud town centre. Previously, I spent two decades working in campaigning, marketing and communication roles in organisations including the Disability Rights Commission, the University of Bristol and NSPCC I believe strongly in the strength of the comprehensive school system and am committed to continuing to improve standards at Archway.

I have no pecuniary interests with Archway School.

I have no governance roles with any other school or education institution. I have no relationships with other governors or with school staff.