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Meet the Governors

 
Lisa Nicolson

Chair of Governors
Director/Trustee

I was elected a community governor for By Brook Valley school in November 2015 and am a member of the Foundation & Ethos committee. I am Link Governor for the Year 6 class. I have two children at By Brook.

 
Rosie Jago

Co-Vice Chair
Director/Trustee

I am a community governor and have two children at By Brook Valley School. I am a Lawyer and by background have a Ph.D in science, with a passion for education. I am a member of the  Finance, Premises, Staffing & HR Committee.

 
Graham Pike

Director/Trustee

I am the Headteacher and also a governor and director/trustee.   I meet monthly with the Chair and Vice Chair of Governors to review the impact that the governors have in supporting the best possible outcomes for the children.

 
Beth Borthwick

Director/Trustee

I am a Foundation Governor and a member of the Foundation & Ethos committee.

 
Jaclyn Cross

Director/Trustee

I am a member of the Foundation and Ethos committee.  I live in The Gibb and am now retired, having worked in the voluntary and community sector, specialising in education and training. 

 
Carrie Davies

Director/Trustee

I am a teacher at the school and a member of the Teaching & Learning committee.

 
Deb Henshall
Director/Trustee

I am the Deputy Head at the school and a member of the Teaching & Learning committee.

 
Martin Lowe

Director/Trustee

I am a community governor and Chair of the Finance, Premises, Staffing & HR committee.  I’m also a link governor for  Kites Class.  I am an Engineer Officer in the RAF and we’ve lived in Yatton Keynell since 2013.

 
David New

Director/Trustee

I have spent my life working in schools as teacher, senior leader and headteacher.  Currently self employed as an Ofsted inspector and educational consultant I am fortunate to have been elected  as a governor of By Brook Valley School from January 2014. Three of my children attended By Brook Valley school, 2 transferring from Biddestone School on its opening.  I have lived in Biddestone since 1993 and bring my expertise in all aspects of school leadership and management, together with a commitment to the best educational outcomes for the children, to the role.       

 
Lakmini Harkus

Director/Trustee

I am a member of the Teaching & Learning committee and a Co-opted governor.

 

 
Anjali Kanagaratnam

I recently joined the clergy team at the Bybrook Benefice and am a Foundation Governor and a member of the Foundation and Ethos and the Teaching and Learning committees. Before taking a career break to take care of my children (who are now all in secondary school in Chippenham) I was an RE teacher.

 
Michelle Hocking

Clerk to the Governors

I am the Clerk to Governors and can be contacted by email on clerk@bybrookgovernors.co.uk