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Governor Pecuniary Interest & Committee Information - (2018)
2019 information to follow after the next Governors Meeting.

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Governing Board

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. 

Paul Boulting, Parent Governor - Chair of Governors

I joined The Mandeville School Governing Board in October 2017 as a parent governor after reading of a vacancy in one of the Principal’s letters home to parents. My eldest child joined Year 7 in September 2017 and I also attended the school as a student back in the early 90’s. I felt that joining the board of governors would be a great opportunity to be involved in the fantastic work that the Principal, the Senior Leadership Team and all the staff are investing to making The Mandeville School a successful place of learning for all the students that attend. All their hard work was very apparent when I attended Open Evenings at the school before I became a governor.

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.

Denise Garfitt, Governor - Vice Chair of Governors

I joined the governing board September 2016. My career has always been within finance, administration and management.  I started my career at Marks and Spencer and over 18 years worked in 10 stores, head office, on secondment and opened up a new store in Yorkshire. I then took a career break when I had my son and went back to Marks and Spencer working in head office for another year.

Since leaving Marks and Spencer I have worked in a local family business for four years before leaving to achieve my ambition of taking a degree in Retail and Business Management. It was after my degree I joined The Mandeville School as Finance Officer using existing skills and learning about the world of education. In June 2013 I started working for the National Trust as a Senior Business Support Co-ordinator running the Estate office for the Hughenden portfolio with particular emphasis on finance. 

When I was approached to join the governing board I did not hesitate, it gives me the opportunity to use my business skills in a different environment and to work with the rest of the governing board to continue the progress it is making giving students every opportunity for a good education.

Andria Hanham, The Principal

I have spent the last 11 years as Deputy Headteacher at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury. Before that I taught across schools in the North East of England in the comprehensive sector, also in Hungary and Tunisia and thus bring a breadth of experience.

I was appointed as The Mandeville School's Principal in November 2015 and am also a teacher of Drama, General Studies, English Literature and Language and the Theory of Knowledge. I thoroughly enjoy my job and coming to school each day and I am committed to making The Mandeville School a highly successful school. I am proud of what the staff have achieved together in recent months: we are a united and positive workforce!

Adam Kirton, Associate Governor

I work as the Head of Human Resources at Buckinghamshire County Council, and was approached in late 2018 to join the Governing Board – formally doing so as an Associate Governor in January 2019.  I hold a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and I am a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and use my professional expertise to support the Governing Board with recruitment, employee relations and staff development issues.  

I am passionate about education and development, and I have previously been a governor closer to home in Gloucestershire.  I live in Cheltenham with my partner and our 18-month old English toy terrier.

Corrall McCormack, Staff Governor

I have worked at The Mandeville School since 2004. I started as a Learning Support Assistant, where I spent ten years supporting students with varying degrees of special educational needs and disabilities. I gradually took over the administration 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. 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 children who are at university studying mathematics and physics.  Alongside bringing up two children, I have pursued my own study with the Open University, graduating in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences.  In my ‘spare’ time I am editor of the Parish News for my Benefice and Tower Captain at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe.

Robert Preston, Associate Governor

I joined the Governing Board at The Mandeville School in January 2019.  I have spent all my career in education and for the last 20 years have led seven schools out of Special Measures to Good. I retired from The Misbourne School as their Headteacher in summer 2018 after seven years and the final Ofsted Inspection confirmed it was a “Good school” with “Outstanding features”. In 2016, I received a Pearson Award for Lifetime Achievement in Education. 

Over the years, I have worked at Mandeville as a Consultant Headteacher on two occasions so I know the school and many staff well. I have an intimate knowledge of education and, in particular, Upper Schools. I relish the opportunities and the challenges and look to work with staff and students to help Mandeville progress and be the very best school it can be.

Tony Rogerson, Acting Principal

Tony joined The Mandeville School in July 2015.  Previously he was the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion and SENDCo at The Misbourne School in Great Missenden.  He has been a teacher of English Literature and Language for 11 years.

Emma Tanner, Associate Governor

I have recently joined The Mandeville School as a Governor and am very excited about supporting the school on its continued journey. I currently work for Buckinghamshire County Council as a Resourcing Consultant for Communities, Health and Adult Social Care prior to this I was a Director of a recruitment company and will use my HR knowledge to assist the Governing Board. I previously worked and volunteered as a support worker, supporting young adults with both physical and special educational needs and with young carers inside and outside of a school environment. Working with these inspiring young people has driven my passion to do what I can to ensure all young people have access and inclusion to a great education and learning experience.  

In my spare time I enjoy attending ballet classes, baking, spending time with my niece and walks with my little dog Peanut.

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.

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