(Note: There are vacancies for a Staff Governor and for Co-opted Governors.)
See bottom of page for Register of Pecuniary Interests. Minute reports available on request.
|Mr Stephen Tiktin – Chair and Co-opted Governor
Term of office: 20 November 2013 – 19 November 2017
Committees/Responsibilities: Finance committee, Training Link Governor, Gifted & Talented, SEN, KS2 Link Governor
By profession I am a chartered management accountant but retired in 2004 after a long career working for BP both here in the UK and abroad.
I have been a governor for other schools here in Leighton Buzzard since 2007 and was invited to join the Governing Body at Beaudesert in 2013 – being elected to the role of Chair of Governors from January 2014. I sit on the Local Authority Schools’ Forum representing Lower Schools’ interest in its deliberations.
I hope that the wide experience accumulated during my professional career and involvement as a governor in other schools will prove invaluable to Beaudesert, its governing body, its pupils and their families.
|Mrs Anne Guess – Vice Chair and Co-opted Governor
Term of office: 18 May 2015 – 17 May 2019
Committees/Responsibilities: School Improvement Group, Finance committee, Pay committee, Headteacher’s Performance Management, Numeracy Governor and Early Years Link Governor
|Mrs Vanessa Pearce- Head Teacher
Term of office: 10 March 2015 – 9 March 2019 Committees/Responsibilities: School Improvement Group, Finance committee
|Mrs Sue Hulley – Parent Governor
Term of office: 10 February 2015 – 9 February 2019
Committees/Responsibilities: School Improvement Group, Marketing committee and KS1 Link Governor
My background is primarily in the field of sales and account management giving me a natural confidence and ability to deal face to face with colleagues and customers in both positive and more challenging situations. I am involved and currently play an active role within a number of charity committees, these include Scouting, NCT and also running my own venture. My extensive experience within these varied areas has left me confident to challenge issues raised and contribute my own experience to the discussion with regard to progress and moving ideas forward. I am committed to the continual improvement and growth of Beaudesert and feel passionately about its development and realisation of potential in the coming years.
| Mrs Hannah Tearle – Safeguarding and Local Authority Governor
Committees/Responsibilities: School Improvement Group and Safeguarding
Hannah is a children’s nurse who has over 17 years experience of working with 0-19’s in various settings within the NHS and charitable sector. Currently Hannah is the Senior Sister of the Children’s Inpatient Unit at Keech Hospice Care. Hannah has experience of safeguarding and she has a keen interest in the physical, mental and emotional well being of children. Hannah has a son who is currently in early years and is committed to the continued growth and development of Beaudesert to benefit the children within the lower school.
Mrs Samantha Maxwell – Co-opted Governor
Term of office: October 2016 – October 2020
Committees/Responsibilities: Finance Committee, Health and Safety Governor
Samantha has been an Environmental Health Officer for over 16 years and previously worked in the London Borough of Brent for eight years enforcing food and health and safety legislation in premises such as restaurants, hotels, schools, nurseries and food manufacturers. She currently work as an Independent Environment Health Consultant and Strategic Adviser for private clients such as food manufacturers, nurseries, spas and restaurants to ensure they are legally compliant.
She has worked with nurseries for over nine years carrying out audits, developing manuals, policies and procedures, training staff and chairing health and safety committee meetings. Samantha is keen to share her knowledge and experience of health and safety in the childcare sector with Beaudesert and is looking forward to supporting the staff, children, parents and governing body.
As a parent of a 23 year old daughter and 14 year old son, Samantha has always had an interest in how a school can impact on children’s lives, development and future which is one of the main reasons she decided to become a governor.
“Beaudesert is a fantastic school which is currently achieving great things, with a clear vision for the future and I’m very excited about being a part of that journey”.
|Karen Smith – Parent Governor
Term of office: 29th January 2018 – 28th January 2022
Karen is a qualified teacher with 18 years experience of teaching across Key Stage One and Foundation Stage. In her previous teaching role she was the EYFS lead teacher and SENDCO. She also served as a staff representative on the governing body for ten years.
|Mrs Sandra Moore – Co-opted Governor
Term of office: 29th March 2017 – 28th March 2021
| Ms Sue Fitzpatrick – Staff Governor
Term of office: 18th October 2017 – 18th October 2021
Deputy Head Teacher
|Mrs Nina Biscoe – Clerk to Governing Body|
Minute reports available on request