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To contact the Chair of the Local Governing Board please email: Letters can be sent to Chair of Governors, c/o The Mandeville School, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8ES.

List of current governors and associate members
Declarations of interest
Membership of committees
Meeting attendance 2018/19
Meeting attendance 2019/20
Meeting attendance 2020/21

Governing Board

Joanne Lockwood, Parent Governor - Chair of Governors

I am a parent governor with a child in Year 9; my older child also attended The Mandeville School. I have experience of being a parent governor at both infant and junior schools locally. As a parent I have a keen interest in education and supporting the school in any way I can. As an HR specialist I bring my skills in people management and team development to the Governing Body. I am keen to learn and support the school as much as I can in my role as governor.

Claire Price, Co-Opted Governor - Vice Chair

I joined The Mandeville School's Governing Board in October 2019 as my daughter started in Year 7 in September of that year and I have a real passion for education and children’s learning.

For the last 10 years I have been managing the Complaints & PALS Service at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. I have a lot of experience in supporting patients and their carers through difficult and challenging times, as well as skills in people management and team development. I believe that these skills will benefit the Governing Board in the future. 

I am married with two children, and in my spare time I love to travel and enjoy reading. 

Charlotte Ainsworth, Staff Governor

I have been a Staff Governor at The Mandeville School since December 2018. Prior to this I was a Parent Governor at my youngest son’s Primary School for four years so have a solid understanding of the role of Governance.

I joined The Mandeville School in October 2017 as an Interventions Teacher and Library Manager. Since I joined my role has developed to include Year Leader Support and whole class teaching of English for KS3. I am passionate about improving the outcomes for all our students and work closely with some of our most vulnerable young people.

I am a qualified teacher but have also undertaken a number of roles including recruitment, administration and sales. I have gained a range of skills throughout my career which I believe will add value to the Governing Body. I feel very passionate about the school and would like to see us continue the journey towards Outstanding.

Outside of school I have a busy personal life. I am the Administrator for my eldest son’s football team and also support them during training sessions. I have travelled the world and enjoy planning new adventures to enrich my children’s lives. I also enjoy walking in the country with our Otterhound, a very rare breed. Until last year my son showed him and won several rosettes including 1st in his class at Crufts. 

Maggi Bull, Co-Opted Governor

I have been a governor for over 25 years in primary, secondary, faith and community schools and am currently vice-chair of a primary in High Wycombe, as well as at The Mandeville School. I have been chair of the Buckinghamshire Association of School Governors and still sit on its executive, and have been a member of many education related working groups at Bucks Council, chairing the School Governance Consultative Board for many years. I have trained governors in most aspects of their role in several local authorities. A past member of the Advisory Group on Governance at the Department for Education (DfE) and the GovernorLine Advisory Board, I have just completed the maximum nine year term as a trustee of the National Governance Association, the last three of which were as the chair.

I started as a parent governor in my children’s school, and quickly realised how governance can help change the educational experience of all pupils in a school, putting them at the centre of all decision making. It has been the most rewarding thing that I have ever done.

Owen Taylor, Co-Opted Governor

I joined The Mandeville School's Governing Board in May 2019. I have four children, one of whom attends Mandeville which I also attended in my youth.

Since leaving school I have enjoyed an interesting career in architecture. In recent years I have worked as a consultant to various local authorities, mainly on school expansions and assessing the viability of new schools. Through this experience I have gained some knowledge of the physical and financial constraints within schools.

I have not been a governor before but I am willing to learn. I feel that Mandeville is part of who I am, so I hope my experience, skills and understanding of construction, facility management, health and safety, creative critical thinking and strategy can assist the school and its students to achieve their goals as much as the school assisted me to achieve my own.

John Daley, Co-Opted Governor

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