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Ayscoughfee Hall School

Ayscoughfee

Hall School

Meet the Governors

The Governing Body at Ayscoughfee Hall School is chaired by Mr Baker and consists of the School’s Senior Management Team and the Governors listed below.

The composition of the School’s Governing Body reflects a range of groups from the community and enables the Governing Body to draw on a wide variety of skills and experiences.

Governors participate in all aspects of school life ensuring the school is being well led and managed, linking with subject coordinators and looking at all aspects of teaching and learning, interviewing and helping in the selection of staff, visiting and participating in school assemblies, events and visits. We are lucky to have such an experienced and committed Board of Governors.

Governors may be contacted via the Chair of the Board, Mr H Baker. All correspondence should be sent to the school address.  

Governor Profiles

MR H Baker 

Chair of the Board

Mr Baker joined the Board in September 2016. He has two children currently at the school and one who has recently moved on to secondary school. Hugh is a Chartered Surveyor with 20+ years of experience in rural property, which day to day means working with the food industry, agri-business and farmers within the UK, helping them to grow, maintain and sometimes exit their activities. Mr Baker's area of subject responsibility is IT and he sits on the Building Sub Committee

MS K WALKER 

Vice Chair of the Board 

Ms Walker joined the Board in March 2014. She and her daughter are both former pupils at the school. She is an education specialist and currently Headteacher at Ryhall Primary School. She has 20 years teaching experience and after passing her National College Senior Leadership Pathway, she has been in senior management roles for the last 8 years. Her teaching specialisations are in Art, P.E. and PSHEE and she has particular expertise in pupil behaviour and safety, including Safeguarding. She is on the Curriculum Sub Committee and is the Safeguarding Governor. Her areas of subject responsibility are Maths and Science.

MRS T BAXTER 

Mrs Baxter has been a member since September 2008. Her daughter is a former pupil at the school. She helps to run the family business and is a qualified Accountant. Her areas of subject responsibility are History and Music. She is also a member of the Finance Sub Committee.

MRS P BURGESS 

Mrs Burgess has been a member since October 2003. Mrs Burgess previously had a successful career in Personnel and Training and her husband is a GP. Their son is a former pupil at the school. Her area of responsibility is Literacy and Special Educational Needs. She is also a member of the Staff Development and the Curriculum Sub Committees.

MRS S MACAULAY 

Mrs Macaulay joined the board in May 2016. She is a past parent and had two sons attend the school. Mrs Macaulay has also been chair of the PTFA. She is a local Solicitor. Her area of subject responsibility is Languages and she is on the Staffing Sub Committee.

MRS D WHATFORD 

Mrs Whatford joined the Board in September 2016. She has one child at the school. She has over twenty years of teaching experience in adult, child and family education and works within the Teacher Education Department at a local University. In addition to teaching she is responsible for undertaking quality enhancement visits of trainee teachers in both primary and secondary schools. Her area of subject responsibility is Early Years and she sits on the Curriculum Sub Committee. 

MR P SHERSBY  

Mr Shersby joined the Board in September 2016. He has one child currently at the school. He was a member of the Royal Military Police (Army) and Physical Training Instructor. On leaving he became a Detective Sergeant and has 30 years combined policing service in serious and major crime; incorporating Safeguarding and Student Development within Cambridgeshire Constabulary. In addition he is a fully qualified Builder and worked closely with the Princes Trust on developing career pathways for hard and long term unemployed youths and young offenders. Mr Shersby is now retired from the Police Force but remains active within the school and he sits on the Building Sub Committee and has a subject responsibility for PE. 

 

Governor Sub - Committees

Finance Committee 

Name

Role

Appointed

Mr H Baker

Chair of the Board

March 2018

Mrs T Baxter

Board Member

September 2008

Mrs E Gibson

Bursar & Company Secretary  

September 2015

Mrs C Ogden

Headteacher

September 2012

Mrs D Whatford

Board Member September 2016

Curriculum Committee 

Name

Role

Appointed

Ms K Walker

Vice Chair of the Board

March 2014

Mrs P Burgess

Board Member

October 2003

Mrs S Chester

Senior Management Team  

September 1994

Mrs C Ogden

Headteacher

September 2012

Mrs D Whatford

Board Member

September 2016

Mrs T Wright

Senior Management Team

September 2017

Buildings Committee 

Name

Role

Appointed

Mr H Baker 

Chair of the Board

March 2018

Mrs E Gibson  

Bursar & Company Secretary  

September 2015

Mrs C Ogden

Headteacher

September 2012

Mr P Shersby

Board Member

September 2016

Staffing Committee 

Name

Role

Appointed

Mrs P Burgess

Board Member

October 2003

Mrs E Gibson

Bursar & Company Secretary

September 2015

Mrs S Macaulay

Board Member

May 2016

Mrs C Ogden

Headteacher

September 2012

Welland Hall, London Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2TE

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