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Tony Anthistle

Chair of Governors

I joined the Easton Royal Academy Local Governing Body (LGB) in December 2018.  I live locally and have 2 grandchildren at the school.


I retired in 2017.   My last role was Service Delivery Director responsible for the servicing  and maintenance of all military air traffic control systems in the U.K. and overseas.  Previous roles included Engineering General Manager in NATS (formerly the National Air Traffic Service) MD of 2 large bus companies and a number of senior roles in the British Army.


Easton Royal Academy has a well deserved reputation as a school of the highest quality. A wonderful place for our young people to learn and develop.  I am delighted to have the opportunity to chair the LGB, a dedicated group committed to supporting the Principal and her staff as they continue to deliver excellent results. 


Rob Mead

Parent Governor

I started as Parent Governor at Easton Royal Academy in January 2016.

I have two children at the school and hopefully another to join in a few years’ time.  We all care about our children’s education and I see this as an opportunity to have an active role in ERA’s continued successful progression and to help both current and future children to achieve their potential.

In the short time I have been involved, it is clear that the staff and governors are dedicated and committed to ensuring that ERA continues to be a great school and I am really pleased to be a part of it.


Will Lunn

Parent Governor

With one child who started at ERA in Sept of 2015 it was clear from the start that the school was a real community with opportunities to get involved with activities and decision making. I am passionate about providing a consistent approach to education in both the home and school and welcomed the opportunity to become a governor in October of 2016.

My mother grew up in the Pewsey Vale where my grandfather farmed since the 50’s. I have a number of family connections and feel a genuine connection and love for the area and its people. I enjoy exploring, mainly on foot and bike, the local area and its rich historic landscape. I have worked, in a technical capacity, for a housing association for the last 13 years.

In my early life I enjoyed a small bit of success in playing the drums – although they stay in the shed more often than not nowadays – and always welcome the opportunity to make some noise and get others involved in doing so.

Kevin Robinson

Parent Governor

I came onboard as Parent Governor at Easton Royal Academy in May 2017 after wanting to get more involved with the school and the local community after recently relocating to Wiltshire from Reading.  I have one child in Reception at present and hopefully my youngest to join in the future.  I am all about trying to make a difference where I can, and have been welcomed into the school and excited to learn more about how I can help.  My impressions so far of the school are that its an exciting and vibrant place to be, my daughter loves it and I wanted to be part of that journey.


Alison O'Shaughnessy

Support Staff Governor

I joined the Easton Royal community as a parent in early 2007 before becoming a member of staff in 2009.

I grew up in Glasgoe and graduated from Strathclyde Univercity in geography and biology.

My early career was in the Civil Service before going on to become a software developer in Bristol and London.

My husband and I settled in the Collingbournes in 1993 going on to spent 15 years building our house.

I watched all 3 of my children grow and thrive at Easton Royal and I have loved working for the school. I felt the time was right to become a staff governor and my aim is to use my experience and commitment to the school to help ensure that it continues to thrive in a challenging climate and provide the next batch of children with the fabulous experience that mine had.

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Amelia Gammon


Community Governor

Having lived next door to the school for several years, it seemed only natural to want to be involved in some way. 

After giving up a career in publishing to bring up my three children, I have spent much of my time involved in voluntary work and fundraising.

I have a particular inerest in children with special educational needs, having trained as a SpLD tutor, and being the mother of a dyslexic child myself.

Parent Governor

I joined the Governors team in October 2018. I current have a child in reception and 2 more to start in the next few years.

As a new school parent, I have quickly experienced the uniqueness of Easton Royal Academy. It is a very special learning environment and I am committed to supporting the school to continue thriving.

I am digital business strategic consultant, specialising in film, television and music. 


Carol Cramsie

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