Governing Body Members are:

(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.

stiktinMr Stephen Tiktin – Chair and Co-opted Governor

Terms of office: 20 November 2013 – 19 November 2017

20 November 2017 – 19 November 2022

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.

Vanessa Pearce Head Teacher



Mrs Vanessa Pearce- Head Teacher


Term of office: 10 March 2015 –  ongoing

Committees/Responsibilities: School Improvement Group, Finance committee

 Cherihane Taqi – Parent Governor 

Cherihane currently works as a global supply planner for a leader in connected car technology, lifestyle audio innovations and digital transformation. Cherihane’s focus as a governor is working with the headteacher and senior leadership team to drive the strategic development of the school and raise standards of achievement. Cherihane has a keen interest in Science and Arts and currently has one child attending the school.

Committees/Responsibilities: Full Governing Body, Finance Committee, School Improvement Group and Safeguarding Governor.

Term of Office: September 2022 – August 2026
Bob Turner – Co-opted Governor 

Bob Turner became a co-opted Governor in September 2022. Bob works in the IT industry and brings many skills to our Governing Body. He is link Governor for SEND and sits on our Finance Group. Bob’s two children currently attend Beaudesert and Mrs Turner is an active member of the PTA. Bob has a keen interest in grass roots football and coaches a local football team. He is also a self-confessed car fanatic and loves playing snooker.

Committees/Responsibilities: Full Governing Body, Finance Committee

Terms of Office: July 2022 – July 2026

 Mrs Sandra Moore – Co-opted Governor

Terms of office: 29th March 2021-28th March 2025

Committees/Responsibilities: Full Governing Body, Chair of Finance Committee, Health and Safety Governor
  Ms Chloe White – Staff Governor 

Term of office: 1st July 2023 – ongoing

Deputy Head Teacher

Committees/Responsibilities: School Improvement Group, Pupil Premium

Mr Kief Ho – Co-Opted Governor

By profession Kief has over 10 years experience in the field of education and his expertise spans a multitude of roles within the field, he is also a researcher, specialising in the Quality of Life for children with special educational needs. Kief is extremely keen on promoting inclusion to society and his vision is to raise awareness and acceptance of needs globally regardless of medical labels. Kief hopes to support Beaudesert with his experience and knowledge especially in the inclusion area.

Committees/Responsibilities: Full Governing Body, Finance Committee, School Improvement Group.

Term of Office: 1st June 2023 – 31st May 2027
Mr Tormod Macleod (Mac) – Co – Opted Governor

Mac comes to Beaudesert Lower School with over 30 years’ experience in the public sector, the majority of which have been in policing. As a senior police officer, Mac is committed to delivering ethical leadership, improving outcomes and ensuring accountability. Mac is passionate about public service and will ensure that Beaudesert continues to provide our children with a safe, happy and inclusive environment, where they can develop a strong educational foundation and love for learning.

Mac currently lives in Leighton Buzzard and is married with two children.

Committees/Responsibilities: Full Governing Body, Finance Committee.

Term of Office: 1 November 2023 – 31st October 2027
 Mrs Hannah Carty – Clerk to Governing Body  

Minute reports available on request

Register of Governors Pecuniary Interests

Governors Pecuniary Interests 2023-2024