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David Liddle

 

Chair of Governors

I joined the governing body in 2009. I have two children at the school and I currently chair the standards committee. We look at lesson delivery, driving up standards and implementing change to maximise the potential of our students, regardless of academic ability. I have the benefit of experience in service delivery and performance with my current employer.  I elected to work closely with the humanities faculty where I have been made very welcome during my visits to the school. I also take part in recruitment of teaching staff an area I particularly enjoy.

 

Anthony Brooks

I have been a teacher at the school since 2003.  I want to share my experience and passion for the school in order to support the governing body in ensuring that the school continues to move forwards.

I have vast experience of the curriculum and understand the value of extra-curricular activities following my time as Head of the Physical Education Department.  I also have the pastoral perspective as I am currently Head of Priory College.

 

 

Rachel Capper

As a teacher in the school, it is important that the link between staff, governors and the community is strong.

I came from a corporate background; where I managed budgets, ran large teams of staff and brought in large contracts.  I bring skills that complement my role as an outstanding teacher at the Deeping School to strengthen the governing body.

 

 

Mike Exton

I am retired and have two grandsons at Deeping School in Years 11 and 12.  I have been involved in local government as a councillor since 1998 at all levels of Town Council, District Council and County Council.  I have been Mayor of Stamford Town Council during 2003/4 and Chairman of South Kesteven District Council in 2008/9.  I was selected to serve on the school’s governing body as a LEA governor in 2009 and as a community governor when the school became an Academy. I currently serve on the Standards Committee.  The school is led by an excellent Head and staff supported by the Governing body and I look forward to continuing to support the school in future years.

 

Sharon Green

I am married and live locally with two sons at the school which prompted me to join the Governing Body in 2013. I currently work for the University of Lincoln; I started as a Lecturer in Food Manufacture in 2003 after 15 years of management experience in the food manufacturing and agri-food industries. In my current role as Head of Skills and Employer Engagement, I lead employer support for the Holbeach campus’s range of programmes whilst managing the short course, and apprenticeship based provision, I also lead partner relations with the University Academy Holbeach. (Formally George Farmer Technology College). Being a member of the Governing Body enables me to share my knowledge and experience whilst providing a direct link into the University. 

 

Mark Haggett-King

I have worked at a senior level for multi-national companies around the world.  I have managed my own Business Development consultancy for fourteen years.

In the educational areas, I have twice worked as a camp counsellor for children in the USA.  However, it is my business background which helps find solutions, overcome hurdles and project management which I hope will add additional resource to the school.

 

 

Gareth Heatley

I am married with two children, both boys.  My eldest son is in Year 9 at The Deepings School and swims competitively for Deepings Swimming Club.  We have lived in Lincolnshire for eighteen years.  I am the Operations Director for the European water business of a global civil engineering company with a UK regional office in Peterborough.  I take a proactive interest in my children’s development, both in and out of school.  I seek to complement the skills of the current board of governors to ensure the success of all children at The Deepings School into the future.

 

Bridget Holland

I have been working in schools as a governor for 18 years.  For the last 13 years I have been Chair of Governors.  During this time I have been a member of the Governors Leadership Group in Peterborough and have built a skill set that has enabled me to become a member of two IEBs locally.  I have also mentored three Chairs of Governors who were new to the role of were experiencing difficulties.

In my time as a governor, I have worked with two Principals and have successfully led a governing body through an appointment process.  I have also worked with the school Senior Leadership Team to successfully take a school from RI to Good.

 

Rev Michael Howard

I’ve been closely involved in Education for many years as a teacher, a deputy Head and a Headteacher.  I taught at the Deepings school for many years and my children attended the school, as will, all being well, my grandchildren.  I’m currently in ministry locally as a priest in the Church of England following my retirement from paid work.

My academic background is in Economics and Information Technology (and latterly theology).  I also have professional post graduate qualifications in both education and education management.

I am keenly interested that all children are equipped and encouraged to achieve to the highest standard.  I’d like to see more of our brighter students targeted at Oxbridge entrance and every child achieving good GCSE passes.  I’m also keen to ensure that our children’s experience of education is positive and promotes ambition as well as developing good citizenship.

 

Tim Hutton

My experience both through my career and as a volunteer have given me the skills required to be successful in this role.  I was a Teacher Governor of a secondary school for 10 years and have been a parent Governor for the last 7 years (5 as Chair of Governors).  These roles have given me an understanding of all aspects of governance including finance and curriculum.  My career as a teacher and senior leader in secondary and further education gave me vast experience of school improvement process and of the Ofsted inspection regime.  It further allowed me to exercise my ability to self-evaluate and strategically plan.

Helen Morgan

I have an interest in education and have two children who attend the school. I have a desire to support the school and to benefit the wider community.

I was branch secretary and events coordinator at a local CIPS branch and have lectured in CIPS at Peterborough Technical College.  I have helped with literacy support at William Hildyard school for 5 years.  I am an active campaigner for the community library and organised the first Deepings Literary festival.

 

James Storr

I joined the governing body as a parent governor in 2010 and I currently chair the resources committee. I have two daughters who attend the school and are in Years 11 and 8.  I work as an educational specialist in commercial banking and try to use this knowledge to support the school and senior leadership team in making informed financial decisions and achieving best value.  I have found being a governor a very rewarding role. I look forward to continuing to work with the outstanding leadership team and my fellow governors in ensuring all students at the school have the opportunity to achieve their potential in the right environment.

 

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