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Archway School

Governor Information

Colin Belford

The Head Teacher may choose to be a governor by reason of his office. Mr Belford exercises that option and is a member of the governing body

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.

Vic Lewis

I am now retired, having been employed by BP Chemicals where I was mainly concerned with the worldwide transportation of hazardous chemicals by land, rail and sea.

Latterly I was involved in BP's Schools Link program which provided a practical link between operation sites and schools.

I have been associated with Archway for some years and my latest interests have been in the on site development of the buildings and Health and Safety at Work.

Formerly nominated by the County Council, I am now co- opted. I have no pecuniary interests with Archway School.

I am not a member of any other school governance having retired from the governing body of Stroud Valley Primary School.

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

Alan Potter

I am retired. My interest in education is the health and well-being of all students. I believe it is most important that all students are encouraged to participate in exercise for their health because we are seeing an increase in obesity which may lead to serious health problems later in life.

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.

Barry Upward

I am Lead professional of data (and maths teacher) at Gloucester Academy. My background is as a statistician and management information specialist before entering teaching in 1999. 

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.

Anne-Marie Delrosa

I am a co-opted governor and currently Chair of Governors  I have two children 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.

Lesley Ryall

I am a member of school administrative staff, 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.

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

Nigel Cooper

I am a retired company director and qualified Chartered Accountant. I am currently Stroud District Councillor for Painswick ward, Parish Councillor for Cranham. I am aTrustee of Stroud and Rodborough Educational Charity, and formerly a governor of South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

I have no business or pecuniary interests in relation to Archway School.

I hold no governance roles in any other school or educational establishment. I have no relationships with any other governors or 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.

Sarah Warner

I joined the school as a Governor in November 2013 when my eldest child moved into Year 7. I have worked as Team Lead and Office Manager for an international medical company for over 20 years and hope some of my experience gained writing and monitoring company processes and procedures, running a department and managing staff can be transferred into my role as Governor.

I believe it is important for all children to enjoy many aspects of school life and learning. Celebrating the diversity of our school, and acknowledging learning is not just for the academic elite.

I have a strong interest in sport and physical education, and am pleased one of my responsibilities is the PE Department link Governor. I believe in the positive impact physical activity can have on a child’s ability to learn and I therefore endeavour to support the department in my role as much as possible.

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.

Anna Ellis

I am a parent Governor with a child at Archway. I currently work as a Systems Consultant in a Systems Engineering division of a Global Engineering Company. I have previously been a STEM Ambassador (Science, Technology, Engineering and Science) working with young people. I strongly believe in the investment of the next generation, and enabling children of any background the chance to development themselves to their individual best.

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.

Georgia Boon

I am a parent governor, with one child currently at Archway. I work full-time for Christian Aid, and before that, I spent 12 years working for Oxfam in various senior management roles.  Outside of work, I've been a youth leader at church and am currently a member of the PCC for my local church.  I volunteer at my younger daughter's primary school. I've been really impressed with the good start that my older daughter has been given at Archway and wanted to get involved to support how the school works.  I believe that every child has a unique potential and that secondary school has a key role to play in the realization of that 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

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.

 

Barnes Clutterbuck

I am a parent Governor, with one daughter at Archway school. I am currently employed as Operations Director for a Group of communications companies. My role has been incredibly varied covering operational efficiencies, new build projects, acquisition integration, procurement, key relationship management and HR among other disciplines. I enjoy understanding organisations and believe strongly in a balance of people and process. I have sat on a number of industry boards and chaired various work groups covering fraud, competition reviews and equivalence and compliance. In my spare time I am a ski instructor as Gloucester Ski and Snowboard centre where I frequently work with children and as such have been able to glimpse the joy of a successful learning experience as well as an insight into Safeguarding Children.

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

Clare Hankey

I have worked in education for the whole of my working life. I have been employed in 3 secondary schools in Gloucestershire as a Head of Department, Head of Year and in my current role as Vice Principal of a large 11-18 school in Gloucester. I also spent 2 years working for the Local Authority. I believe that all education should mixed, comprehensive and fully inclusive. I continue to work with Archway school to make it the school of choice for parents in the local community.