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Welcome to the Governor page

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Easton Royal Academy is part of the Excalibur Multi Academies Trust so the governors belong to the Local Governing Body (LGB) of the school. Details of members of the LGB can be found here.

As an LGB we work closely with the Principal to support and challenge the way in which the school is lead and managed. Our responsibilities include Standards in Education, Behaviour and Discipline and Communication with the Local Community.

What do we do?

The Governors work with the Principal and staff at the school to promote continuous improvement in the education provided for all the children attending our school. We give feedback and recognise and celebrate achievement, identifying where the school is not achieving as well as it could and providing support and encouragement when exploring ideas for improvement.  We work together to make decisions on the overall direction of the school and agree policies, targets, development plans and more.

As governors we work as a team, deciding on things jointly and sharing responsibilities for the decisions we make. Governors never make decisions on their own, nor do they act as individuals.  

All our governors have signed up to our Governors’ Code of Conduct which sets out in detail how we will conduct ourselves as governors. 

If you would like to know more about the governing body or may be interested in becoming a governor please don’t hesitate to get in touch through the school office.

Richard Green

Chair of Easton Royal Academy LGB

 

Richard Green is the father of Isabelle (Yr 6) and Madeleine (Yr 4) and has been a Governor at Easton Royal since 2011.  In that time, he has been the Link Governor with a focus on Health & Safety, Premises and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  He has had the privilege of being on the interview panel for the school's current Head, Ms Stubbs, when she applied to be both a teacher and as the Head, and for several other members of the staff.  He is the Vice Chair of the LGB and sits on the Finance and Staffing Committees of the wider Academy Trust.

 

In his professional life, Richard is the Business Development Director for a global engineering consultancy with a focus on railway engineering in the UK and abroad.  He previously spent twenty years as an officer in the British Army.

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Barbara Frodsham

Deputy Chair

I joined the Governing Body in September 2015 as a Community Governor. In 2015 I retired from my work as Corporate Trainer and Coach, where I worked with individuals and organizations, helping them to improve communication, leadership skills and personal effectiveness.

I frequently visit the school, one day I volunteered to sit with the children to listen to them read, within no time at all I found myself helping the years three, four, five and six to learn their times tables! Now I am the link governor for maths.  I visit the school and talk to both teachers and children to see how the maths curriculum is progressing; my role is both support and challenge.  I think the school and the staff do a wonderful job.

 It’s really important to support the children and our small local school.  It gives me an opportunity to give something back and also to use my experience to help the children develop.

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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.

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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.

Lucy Marsh

Teaching Staff Governor

My time at Easton Royal started in January 2012, initially 1 day a week covering teachers' non-contact time. This soon grew to include teaching maths to KS2 and taking small groups for maths interventions. For the last 3 years I have taught  2 1/2  days a week teaching Year 3/4 (coinciding with my husband starting his own business from home!) I currently share the class with Miss Southwell. I love teaching, but teaching part time allows me the flexibility to continue other interests such as gardening, yoga, shopping and meeting friends for coffee and cake!

Originally from South Wales, I trained at Bath Spa University when it was simply known as Bath College of Higher Education and got my first teaching job in Melksham in 1992. With a husband in the oil industry it wasn't long before we moved to Aberdeen where I taught for 7 years, getting to grips with a different education system and accent! A move to the Netherlands and 2 children later we were back in Wiltshire where I hope we are now settled.

It has been immensely rewarding to be part of the ERA team during an amazing period of change for the school as it adopted Academy status. I am looking forward to serving as a teacher governor as Easton Royal continues to be an important part of the expanding Excalibur Academy Trust whilst helping it maintain it's uniqueness which makes it such a special place to work and learn. 

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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.

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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 watched all 3 of my children thrive and grow at Easton Royal and go on to St John’s. Mairi, my eldest, is now studying at Cardiff University.

I was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Glasgow, going on to study geography and biology at Strathclyde University and graduating in 1983.

I spent a year working as a nanny in New York before coming back to the U.K. to join the Civil Service, working for the Department of Environment in London for the next 4 years.

Towards the end of that time I met John, my husband, and promptly took myself off to Bristol (!) where I worked for Rolls Royce and later SWEB in a series of I.T. roles.

After 5 years of driving up and down the M4 between London and Bristol, I joined a London based software company as a system developer and programmer and John and I settled in Collingbourne Ducis.

In 2002, we moved to Collingbourne Kingston to build a house. As I write, still building!

My 3 children had a wonderful experience 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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