School Governors

Ousedale School's Academy Trust and Governing Body

Governing Body Structure

Governors Committee Attendance 2016-17

Governing Body Term of Office

Andrew Millburn – Chair of Governors

I have been a parent governor since December 2011 and took on the role of Chair of the Governing Body in December 2013.  I live in Newport Pagnell and have one child at the school, my elder daughter having moved on to university after seven successful years at Ousedale.   
I started my career as a teacher of English, but then spent twenty years working for the British Council, mostly overseas, where I was involved with English language education in a number of different countries.
As I was lucky enough to be able to take early retirement I now have time to devote to the demanding role of Chair and am committed to supporting the school across the full range of its activities: academic, social and cultural.  My aim is to help and support the school in realising the full potential of all its students.

 

David Beaney, Governor

I am Chair of the Finance and Premises Committee and am committed to learn and be of assistance to the school in what happens in the exciting and ever-changing world of education. 
I am married and have lived in Newport Pagnell for the last 14 years.  I have two children at Ousedale, which prompted me to become a school governor.  
I became a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2009 and work for Barclaycard in Northampton as Head of Business Process & Design.  I enjoy travelling, theatre, film, art and design and spending time with my family.

Vicki Beynon, Parent Governor

As soon as I read the profile for the personnel governor I knew I had to apply for the role. My current role is very closely aligned to the skills and experience required. I work for a subsidiary of the Foreign Office, where in my role as a Personnel Development and Resourcing Manager, I am part of the senior management team responsible for recruitment, staff development, behaviour and performance. 

However my personal connection with Ousedale goes back many years, as not only was I a Newport pupil myself, but now both my children attend too. My daughter Emily is at the Olney campus, and my son Cerith is currently doing his GCSEs & intending to join the Sixth Form. 

I have a strong proven history of giving back to the local community; for the past ten years I have volunteered on the committee for Olney RFC minis and juniors; acting as the registrations officer, and initiating and setting up a development tournament. I have also been involved with the fundraising for several local charity campaigns including “Ride for Willen” (which raised over £100k for Willen Hospice), raising money for a young local girl’s medical equipment and wheel chair, and for the air-ambulance.

Allison Collis, Parent Governor

Having qualified in 1997 as a Primary School teacher, I have spent the last 20 years teaching and leading in several Schools across the country. I am currently the Headteacher of a popular Primary School in Bletchley.  With 2 teenage children of my own and 2 teenage step children who live with us on a part time basis, life is never dull! My eldest daughter attended Ousedale School until 2015 and my youngest son is currently in Y11 and attending the Newport Campus.

I moved to Milton Keynes in 2006 and have thoroughly enjoyed the last 11 years living in this exciting and forward thinking city. In my spare time, I play in netball in a social league and enjoy cooking and experimenting with food and recipes, having recently become vegetarian.

I have been a governor at the school since 2016 and try to support as much as possible. I am currently the vice chair of the Learning and Curriculum Committee.

Paul Collins, Governor

I have been a Ousedale governor for 18 years, having originally started as an LEA governor.  I sit on the Finance & Premises Committee and was until recently Chairman of the Governing Body. Both my children were educated at Ousedale School. My working life was spent as a taxation specialist, firstly in government and then in industry.
 
I am now retired and am currently involved with a number of voluntary organisations. My life has been living proof that education opens the door to new opportunities. Hence my passion for education in general, and for the ethos of Ousedale in particular.

Sue Garner, Parent Governor

I sit on the Personnel Committee and have taken on the role of Development Governor.  I am also a parent governor for a local primary school.  I am married and have 2 daughters and my eldest daughter attends Ousedale.  My background is in Learning and Development.  Since June 2000 I have run a training company specialising in Leadership and Advanced Communication skills.  My other voluntary work includes School Appeal Panels and Young Enterprise.  I have a personal passion and commitment to support all of our children, giving them the best possible school experience and education.      

 

Dr Yolande Herbath, Governor

I joined the Personnel Committee as a parent governor.
I have two sons at Ousedale.
I am a qualified engineer and a Director of a local engineering consultancy and R&D company based on the campus of Cranfield University. 
My particular interest is reach-out to local schools in the hope of inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists.  Going forward, I am keen to engage with Ousedale in this capacity.

Hazel Leighfield, Parent Governor

Originally from Wiltshire I have been living in the region for 18 years, the last 10 in Great Linford where my daughter now attends the school.  My career has been spent delivering Business Process change through IT enabled systems specifically through the recruitment of specialist resources.

Having spent my first year in the Personnel Committee I am now part of the Learning and Curriculum Committee. Due to having spent over 25 years in the Recruitment Industry, and as Careers Governor, I have a real interest in ensuring we help our students with the decisions ahead of them by working with our Careers Co-ordinators providing support and information on how Industry selects and recruits across many disciplines.

 

Andrew Lawson, Parent Governor

I sit on the Finance & Premises Committee as a Parent Governor. Originally from Durham, I have lived with my family in Olney since 2006 and my eldest son attends Ousedale. 

Throughout my career in finance and operations, I have seen the enormous benefits that can be achieved through education; by learning and developing new skills and capabilities and by inspiring people to realise their full potential. I am excited to be part of this high-achieving school’s governing body and to have the opportunity to actively contribute to providing the best possible environment for our children to develop and grow.

Dave Moulson, Governor

I am currently Chair of the Personnel Committee and have taken on the role of Safeguarding Governor.
I have been a governor at Ousedale School since 2005, having previously been a Chair of Governors at a secondary school in London for 10 years. I am also a governor at Langland Community School.
I live in Newport Pagnell and, having recently retired, I am able to find more time during the working day to support the school.

Jenny Parker, Governor

I have been a governor at Ousedale School since April 2009, having previously been a governor at a combined school in Milton Keynes. I have been a member of the Finance and Premises Committee since I joined Ousedale, initially as a community governor.
I live in Olney and two of my step-children have attended Ousedale.
I work at Barclaycard in Northampton as Risk Manager in Legal.

 

 

Urvashi Parashar, Parent Governor

I sit on the Personnel Committee as Parent Governor. I have a son at Ousedale and I have lived in Broughton, Milton Keynes for the past eight years. I work in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as senior economic advisor, working on industrial policy and the role of government. Previously I had spent nearly a decade in a small economic development consultancy firm evaluating education and skills policies. I am really excited to be part of this high-achieving school’s governing body and being given the opportunity to contribute to setting its current and future direction.

 

John Stevenson, Staff Governor

I am a member of the Finance and Premises Committee as a staff governor and am the Design and Technology Workshop Manager at Ousedale (NP).
My family have lived in Newport Pagnell for over twenty years, with both of my sons currently enjoying being at Ousedale (NP). 
I wish to continue to use my architectural/construction expertise to both assist, maintain and also enhance both school premises.

Clerk to the Governing Body | Mrs Carol Salkeld c/o Ousedale School  

 

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