To contact the Chair of the Governing Board please email: email@example.com. Letters can be sent to Paul Boulting, c/o The Mandeville School, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8ES.
List of current governors and associate members
Declarations of interest
Paul Boulting, Parent Governor - Chair of Governors
I joined The Mandeville School Governing Board in October 2017. My eldest child joined Year 7 in September 2017 and I also attended the school as a student back in the early 90s.
I am a qualified electrician and spent a lot of my early career working on different types of electrical installations across the country. For the past six years I have been employed by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire where I am involved in Europe’s largest fusion energy project called JET. Working amongst some of the best plasma physicists and engineers in Europe. In my role as a shift technician I use my skills as an electrician to monitor and respond to any issues or breakdowns that occur on the plant that services the fusion project and to condition the JET vessel ready for daily operations.
Working on the JET project has provided me with a fresh challenge in a different environment to what I was used to as an electrician, and new skills which I hope to utilise in my role as a governor at The Mandeville School.
Emma Wilding, Parent Governor - Vice Chair of Governors
I have been a governor at The Mandeville School since September 2017, when my daughter joined in Year 7. Before that I was a governor at a local primary school for fouryears. I currently work for Buckinghamshire County Council as an accountant for Adult Social Care. In a prior role I worked for the Schools Finance Team, so I have quite a lot of knowledge about school funding.
I am married with two daughters and a dog which keep me very busy, however, in my spare time I like to go running (especially cross country) and occasionally carry out talks at my local church.
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.
Martin Baxter, Associate Governor
Martin joined the Board as an associate governor in February 2019. He is the chair of governors of a local junior school, has been the chair of governors of a secondary school and a MAT. He was a local authority and Ofsted inspector, and held senior posts in three local authorities with a focus on school leadership and improvement.
He worked on three government projects concerned with Building Schools for the Future, Assessment and the 11-14 curriculum. This gave him a system wide perspective of UK education and internationally as a director of the Curriculum Foundation. He led national curriculum developments in Morocco and South Sudan, as well as presenting at conferences in South Korea and in the Middle East
Joanne Lockwood, Parent Governor
I am a parent governor with a child in Year 11 and one due to join the school in September. Whilst I am new as a governor at The Mandeville School, I do 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.
Corrall McCormack, Staff Governor
I have worked at The Mandeville School since 2004. I started as a Learning Support Assistant, where I spent 10 years supporting students with varying degrees of special educational needs and disabilities. I gradually took over the admin for the SEN Department and have been in that role since 2014. During my time here I have seen the school go through huge changes: from a grade of good, to special measures and out again the other side, which is a huge achievement and reflects the dedication of the staff. I joined the Governing Body and took on the role of SEN Governor, as I felt the expertise I have within my own department would be a useful addition 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 two sons, one at university studying Maths and one just having graduated in Physics. Alongside bringing up two children, I have pursued my own degree with the Open University, graduating in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences. In my spare time I have strong links with my local church where I am editor of the Parish News for my Benefice and Tower Captain for a small band of bell ringers. I have a great interest in researching the local history of my village and surrounding area.
Owen Taylor, Co-Opted Governor