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The Role of the Local Academy Committee (AC)


Detailed Responsibilities of the AC


Amelia gammon - chair of Academy Committee


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.

Alison O'Shaughnessy - 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 Glasgow and, after garaduating from Strathclyde Univercity with aa Geogrpahy degree, I worked in New York, London and Bristol. My husband I moved to the Collingbournes in 1993.

I watched my 3 children grow and thrive at Easton Royal Academy 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 generation of children with the fabulous experience that mine had.

Alison - Governor picture

Rob Faure Walker - Parent Governor

I am a parent at Easton Royal Academy, having moved to the area in 2019, and am pleased to have recently volunteered to support the school as a parent governor. 

I have worked as a secondary school teacher in London for 13 years and am now based at the UCL Institute of Education, where I work as a lecturer and researcher in education.  

Having had the privilege to teach at all levels, from primary school age children to mature students at university, 


I have found that the youngest people have the most to teach us. As such, I look forward to learning from Easton Royal Academy and supporting them in whatever way that I can. 

Megan Ashton

Moving to Easton Royal in 2019, I was struck by the amazing community we had become a part of.

As an air engineering officer in the Royal Navy, service has always been a key part of my life and with my son starting reception, I was keen to be able to use my experiences and skillset to benefit the school and community.

I am delighted to have joined the team of Governors in late 2021 and look forward to supporting this excellent academy.

Anne Curry - Community Governor

I am delighted to be joining ERA as a Community Governor.

I come from a tiny village in Wales, and attended Warwick Uni to study law-where I met my husband Mark on the first day!

We have two children, aged 21 and 15.


I have a LLM in Criminal Justice, and am a company director and non-practising barrister.

I sing in Andover Ladies Choir, enjoy reading crime novels, and I attend as many plays and musicals as I can.


I have lived in Milton Lilbourne for 25 years, and know that ERA holds a very special place in the local community. I look forward to bringing my previous experience as a primary school governor to the governing team, and working with super people who are clearly passionate about the education and well-being of ERA pupils- showing that small can be mighty!

Lulu Anthistle - Parent Governor


As a mother of three children all currently attending Easton Royal Academy I was very pleased to have the opportunity to become further involved in our fantastic school. 

Experiencing school life across all the year groups over the last 6 years and all the accompanying joys and challenges, gives me great insight into the parent perspective. I am a huge advocate for Easton Royal Academy and am passionate about helping to ensure the excellent teaching and provision is upheld. 

I work as an artist, living in Milton Lilbourne, enjoying views of the sheep and cows from my studio. I feel very lucky to be part of such a wonderful community in such a beautiful part of the world. 

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