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Governor Profiles

 

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.

 

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. 

Barnes Clutterbuck

I am a Co-opted Governor re-joining the Archway board having previously served a term as a parent governor. I have two girls currently attending Archway Year 10 and 13. I have worked in the communications industry for the past 25 years holding Director and C level positions for much of that time, specializing in operational efficiency, emergency management, mergers and acquisitions. 

I am passionate about continuous improvement within the education system, evolution of best practices and reaching beyond school walls for engagement and collaboration with corporate, educational and community groups.

 I have no pecuniary interests with the school. 

Daryl Smith

I am a parent governor with a son in year 7. I am a Royal Navy veteran and currently work as a consultant in the defence sector. I have a background in public procurement, project delivery and service delivery, and as a parent governor I hope to use these skills to ensure the school delivers the optimum service and facilities for our children, the wider community, and future students of archway.

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.

Stacey Robinson

I am a co-opted governor and joined the governing body in May 2022. This is my first school governor role. I work as the Health Education England (HEE) Apprenticeship Relationship Manager for the Southwest and have experience of working in FE colleges and the NHS. I have a particular interest and passion for the career advice, guidance and opportunities that are available to secondary school aged students and hope to use my specialist skills to support my role as the link governor for careers. I have lived in Stroud for nearly ten years and look forward to making a positive contribution to the governing body at Archway School. 

Victoria Donoghue

I am a parent governor with sons in years 7 and 10.

I have worked in primary education most of my working life and, since March 2020, have moved into tutoring home educated students. 

Through this work I have become interested in the mental wellbeing of students and how we can support the development of children and young people.

I have joined the governor team because I believe every child should be supported in a way that helps them thrive. 

Gavin Wilson

I am an ecologist and have worked in a range of research and advice roles in universities, government agencies and commercial consultancies.  I am currently a director of an ecological consultancy, based in offices near Stroud. My two children attend Archway - my son is in year 13 and my daughter in year 8. This is my first role as a school parent governor, and I am keen to support Archway in its efforts to provide the best learning and support for its students

Ali Tocher

 I am a co-opted governor and joined the governing body in October 2023. This is my first school governor role. 

 I work as a sound designer for video games and am particularly interested in how trends and changes in technology can create education and career opportunities for young people. 

 I have joined the governing body because I see it as a positive local action to support my community. I believe in the potential for our young people to achieve great things.

 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. 

Mick Fealty

Mick is Town Councillor and a Local Authority governor who sits on the resources committee. He has a background in community arts and has worked in school system across Europe as well as the UK and Ireland. 

Lucy Thorne

I am a parent governor with a daughter currently in Year 8 and a son hoping to start Archway next year. I have a background in science, having completed a PhD in Biochemistry and now work within the life sciences sector as a marketing consultant. I'm a firm believer in inclusive education and would like to use my skills to help the school continue to develop and ensure all children are equipped for their future having had access to a diverse and enriching education. I have no pecuniary interests in Archway School. I have no governance roles with any other school or education institution. I have no relationships with other governors or school staff.