School Governors

Ousedale School's Academy Trust and Governing Body

Governing Body Structure

Governors Committee Attendance 2017-18

Governing Body Term of Office

Dave Moulson – Chair of Governors

I was elected as Chair of the Governing Board in September 2018.

I have been a Governor at Ousedale since 2005 and have served on all of its committees and most recently as Chair of the Personnel committee and the nominated Safeguarding governor. I have also served as vice chair of governors for three years.

The main focus of the Governing Board is to deliver the strategic aims of the School, working closely with the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team. My main role as Chair is to steer the Governing  Board to deliver these aims and to ensure that we remain a forward thinking institution to enable us to continue in our strive for excellence.


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.

Claire Tierney, Staff Governor

Always living in Newport Pagnell and having attended Ousedale School myself I had no doubt in my mind that my two sons would attend Ousedale school, the years have flown by and my eldest is completing Year 7 and my youngest is on his way in September.  I currently work in the sixth form department working with the lively ambitious teenagers, I have a fantastic insight on their daily school life and I am privileged to be a part in helping them make informed choices and help them through their life’s trials and tribulations.

After reading about the role of a Staff governor for the learning and curriculum committee I knew I had to apply, I had such fond memories of Ousedale and I am excited to be able to contribute to their future.


Sue Garner, 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, 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 the Chair 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.

Andrew Millburn, Governor

I have been a governor since 2011 and served as Chair of the Board of Governors from 2013 to 2018. I live in Newport Pagnell and both my children attended the school from years 7 to 13.
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 role of governor 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.

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.

Imogen Allen, Governor

I have been a governor at Ousedale School since November 2017, and am a member of the Learning and Curriculum Committee.

My family have lived in North Crawley since 2006, and my daughter attends the Newport Pagnell campus in Year 10.

Having trained as an engineer, and then as a teacher, I taught Maths in comprehensive secondary schools for 13 years, including 3 years in Botswana.

I subsequently retrained as an operational researcher and worked for the civil service in ECGD and the Department of Health in London. During this time, I maintained my interest in education and was an active member of the OR Society’s OR in Schools task force (developing programmes and materials to promote knowledge of OR and enjoyment of applied maths within secondary schools).

I have wanted to be a school governor for many years and, now that I have given up work, am delighted to have the opportunity to offer my support to the school.

Clerk to the Governing Body | Miss Melanie Pritchard c/o Ousedale School  



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