Governors

updated 18th May 2020

Structure

We have a Chair of Governors, a Vice Chair of Governors and Committee Chairs.
We have two standing committees – Curriculum and Resources.
We have full Governing Body meetings 4 times per year.
We have Committee meetings between 3 and 5 times per year.
We have other committees which sit as required.
All governors visit the school outside meetings.
We are constituted as 12 members.
We can be contacted via the school either on 01234 781328 or via admin@sharnbrookprimary.beds.sch.uk

Membership

Name Responsibility Position Committee
Elizabeth Carr-Archer
Term ends 31/03/2021
Chair of Governors
Committee Member
Individual Needs - SEND
Standards
Finance Checklist
Financial and HR Management
Curriculum
Resources
David Messenger
Term ends 28/01/2022

Vice Chair
Committee Member

Finance Checklist
Financial and HR Management
Resources
Jon Bleeze
Terms ends 03/06/2023
Committee Member Premises Checklist
Financial and HR Management
Resources
Robert Moulam
Term ends 09/09/2022
Committee Member Premises Checklist
Premises Management
PE and Sport
Resources
Mark Merrix
Term Ends 24/11/2022
Committee Member Premises Checklist
Premises Management
Safeguarding
Resources
Karen Tunnicliff
Terms 28/01/2022
Committee Member Standards Curriculum
Hugh Robinson
Term ends 24/11/2022
Committee Member Standards Curriculum

Praema Stelling
Terms 24/11/2023

Committee Member

Standards
Safeguarding

Curriculum
Suzy Oakley
Terms 24/11/2023
Committee Member Standards Curriculum
Michelle Bye-Gannon Clerk to Governors   Curriculum
Mrs Kaznowski and Mrs Headley are Head Teacher and Teacher members of the Governing Body respectively. 

 

Name Position Pecuniary/Business or Conflict of Interest Date
Elizabeth Carr-Archer Governor
Member
Acting Chair at Alfred Street Juniors 06/06/2019
David Messenger Governor
Member
No business or pecuniary interest and no conflict of interest 06/06/2019
Karen Tunnicliff Governor
Parent
Sharnbrook Academy employee. 06/06/2019
Robert Moulam Governor
Co-Opted
No business or pecuniary interest and no conflict of interest 06/06/2019
Hugh Robinson Governor
Parent
No business or pecuniary interest and no conflict of interest 06/06/2019
Mark Merrix Governor
Member
No business or pecuniary interest and no conflict of interest 06/06/2019
Jon Bleeze Governor Co-opted No business or pecuniary interest and no conflict of interest 06/06/2019
Michelle Bye-Gannon Clerk Mark Rutherford School employee

06/06/2019

Suzy Oakley Governor
Parent
   
Praema Stelling Governor
Parent
   

 

DM David Messenger
Living and working in Sharnbrook, I was keen to get involved with my local community. I have been a governor at Sharnbrook Primary for over 6 years during which I have sat at various times on the Curriculum committee, Resources committee and been responsible for Safeguarding. I am currently Vice-Chair and find the role very rewarding. Being a governor is a great way of supporting the school and I would encourage anybody who thinks they might be able to help to approach one of us for more information.
LCA Liz Carr-Archer
I joined the Governing Body in 1996 when my son started school. My children moved through the school and left but somehow, I am still here. As a teacher, children and education have always been my passion. I have been elected as Chair, annually, since 1997, and I am committed to Sharnbrook Primary, its children, staff and parents. I sit on Resources and Curriculum Committees, and I am currently the SEND Governor. The school needs people with an interest in children who want to support the school, and
who have the time to do so.
  Meshelle Headley
I been a staff governor for over 6 years but my involvement with the school has been far longer. I first came to the school as a student teacher and shortly after graduation got a job here in 1994. For the majority of my time at the school I have taught in Y2. During my time at Sharnbrook Primary have been subject leader for a variety of subjects including science, computing, history and PSHE. This has helped me in my role on the curriculum committee.
MM Mark Merrix
I joined the school Governing Board in 2018 as a parent governor, living in the village and seeing close up the fantastic work undertaken by the school led me to ask the question, how could I help? With no teaching background I was not sure to what extent I could however, with the support of the Board and some training it didn’t take long for me to find a role in which I could use my existing knowledge to assist. I now sit on the Resources Committee and have recently taken on responsibility for Health & Safety and Safeguarding which will see me undertaking regular visits to the school. If you are keen to get involved then just stop me and ask happy to talk it through.
 JB Jon Bleeze
I moved to Sharnbrook 3 years ago, returning to Bedfordshire to be nearer to family, having spent my school days in the area. Whilst my background isn’t in education, I have been working in senior leadership and board positions in retail for 20+ years. What I’ve really developed during my career is a real passion for people, and one of my strengths has been in leading, coaching and developing effective teams.My aim as a Governor is to be able to make a positive contribution to the school and the community. I’m passionate about children having the best start in life and am keen to play my part in supporting their development.I am part of the resources committee and as I settle in to the role, I’m keen to expand my responsibilities. Feel free to ask me any questions when you see me around the school, I love to chat!
rm  Robert Moulam
After moving to Sharnbrook, I was keen to get involved in village life and I joined the Governing Board in September 2018. My background is finance and I’ve worked for DHL for 16 years. I sit on the Resources Committee and also share responsibility for reviewing the P.E. & Sport Action Plan and completing site premises checks. I believe being a governor is a great way of supporting the school and general village life.
kt Karen Tunnicliff
I am Deputy Principal at Sharnbrook Academy (with teaching maths still my passion!) and hence I have always been aware of the excellent work of Sharnbrook Primary. There was no other school I wanted my three children to attend, and hence we moved to the village to ensure they could! When my youngest joined Sharnbrook Primary, so did I as a parent governor, sitting on the curriculum committee which fits well with my curriculum role at SA. I enjoy being involved and being able to play my part in taking this school from strength to strength.
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Suzy Oakley

I loved my school experience so much that after university I trained as a secondary school teacher and taught Psychology and Sociology A level at schools in Bedford, Milton Keynes and London. I loved teaching, especially seeing the development of the students, but after having my second child I decided not to return to education but instead pursued my other passion - mental health and wellbeing. When the role of parent governor came up I jumped at the chance - an opportunity to return to education and also to give back to the school - I will have 4 children go through Sharnbrook Primary so it’s the least I can do! I am new to the governing team but I am looking forward to getting stuck in. I sit on the curriculum committee and I am overseeing Pupil Premium.
 

Praema Stelling

I have lived in Sharnbrook for the past year and a half with my husband and 2 young children. Being a Primary teacher, I was keen for them to attend a supportive and caring school which I knew Sharnbrook Primary offered. I joined as a Parent Governor in November 2019 as part of the Curriculum committee, which I felt played to my experience in primary education. I have a passion for providing children with a rich and enjoyable education and I have always looked for new and exciting ways to achieve this. I am really pleased I joined the Governing team and am looking forward to exploring this role further.
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Hugh Robinson

I was brought up in Halifax and went to Durham University to study Economics. I have always worked in Finance. I live in Sharnbrook with my wife, Kat, our twin children and two dogs. When the twins were born my wife took maternity leave, and we then decided that she would return to work fulltime and I would stay home to care for the children and run the home. Being a dad on the playground is an interesting role but there are lots more of us doing the childcare, drop off and pick up role these days. When the twins moved to Reception in September 2019, I took the opportunity to seek a part time Finance job. I joined the Governing Body in November 2018 and I sit on the Curriculum Committee. The role of a governor is both interesting and challenging; I have learnt much since I joined.