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Archway School

Governor Information

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.

Anne-Marie Delrosa

I am a co-opted governor and currently Chair of Governors.  I have one child studying at Archway and 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.

Natasha Rolls

I am an NHS nurse; I qualified in 1994 in London and became a specialist nurse by 1997. Following a move to Gloucestershire and a career break, whilst I had our four children, I returned to surgical nursing and more recently back to a specialist nursing post in Bristol. I am passionate about the NHS and feel strongly about fighting to maintain and support it. I feel similarly about comprehensive education and my children attend the school because I believe it is the best educational option to produce well rounded, intelligent and competent individuals. I became a governor because I truly believe that Archway is a fantastic example of good comprehensive education and because I believe in taking responsibility for our society in any way we can.

I have no pecuniary interests with Archway School.

I have no governance roles with any other school or education institution before but was both chair and vice chair of my children's first primary school PTFA in Rodmarton.

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

Gavin Townsend

I have been a member of the Learning Support Department since September 2004, co-opted as a governor

I have no pecuniary interests with Archway School.

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

 

 

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

Christopher Berry

I am a co-opted governor and a solicitor by profession. Until my retirement from private practice in late 2017, I was a partner at a global City law firm specialising in real estate finance.

Having relocated to the local area, I divide my time between working as an independent legal consultant, supporting young carers in the South Gloucestershire community and tutoring maths in-school (though on a voluntary basis) to GCSE level.

I have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust (SGSAT), overseeing:

Forest High School, Cinderford

Berkeley Green UTC

Pegasus School, Bristol

I am also Chair of the Local School Board, Pegasus School, a special school catering for children on the autism spectrum. To support this role,  I am currently taking a Diploma course in autism.

I have no pecuniary interests with Archway School.

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.

Stewart King

I am a co-opted governor, 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.

Robert Hurter

I was born in South Africa where I studied Business management and Entrepreneurship and had over 20 years in business management and sales before moving to the UK in April 2016.

Having gained  a Bachelor Degree in Theology, I am now a senior pastor in a church in Stonehouse. I am a people's person and have a commitment to see people and children reach their full potential.

I enjoy rugby, football, cricket and basketball and I am a keen Chelsea FC supporter. 

 

Shelley Jenkins

I am a parent governor, with a daughter in Year 12 and previously had two other children go through the school. I have spent over 20 years working with young people within the county, 17 of those within the Youth Justice Service. Passionate about supporting young people to bring about positive change and achieve their potential. Whatever their childhood and adolescent experiences.

I have previously been a parent governor at an inner city, multicultural primary school in Gloucester. I have no pecuniary interest with Archway School. I have no relationship with other governors or school staff.

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.