Kelvedon Academy Teaching and Learning Council
(Appointed by Board)
|Mr Walsh is an IT professional with over 20 years experience. He has led in areas of management, compliance, budgeting and project delivery.|
|Sarah Openshaw||(BDE Governor-Foundation/sponsor members)||Mrs Openshaw is retired. Whilst working, she gained experience in PR, marketing and environmental education. She is passionate about building and strengthening the links between the church and school. She is a long standing member of St. Mary’s Church where her focus is on children’s learning. She is a member of the Parochial Church Council|
|Reverend Simon Garwood||(Ex-officio Foundation Governor)||The Revd. Simon Garwood has been Priest-in-Charge (Vicar) of St Mary’s Church Kelvedon and All Saints’ Church Feering since 2014. Simon is an ‘ex-officio’ director, which means he was automatically appointed to the Board when he became Priest-in-Charge, since it is a Church of England school. Simon is in school regularly, taking assemblies and working with the Head, RE Lead Teacher Miss Hutley and other staff. He leads the annual school Christingle service, the whole-school Christmas, Easter and Harvest services in church, and takes two Holy Communion services in school, one for Year 3 (in March) and one for Year 6 (in November) to which parents and families are warmly invited. He takes part in several other church-school events too, and is always willing to talk with families in confidence about any pastoral concerns they may have, whether they are linked to the school or not. The children know him as ‘Father Simon’, but to adults he is more than happy to be just ‘Simon’!|
|Viv Sollis||(Nominated by other body and appointed by GB)||Viv Sollis is a Children and Youth pastor at a local church and has been for the past fifteen years. She was previously a secondary school teacher specialising in RE. She helps in the school as part of the Church Links Team.|
|Monica Rogers||(Appointed by GB/board)||TBA|
|Rachel Banning||(Appointed by Members of the Academy Trust)||Mrs Banning is the Office Manager of a property development company. She has led the governance of teaching, learning and governor development for the past 12 years at Kelvedon.|
In her time with the school she has overseen the transformation of teaching and learning and the year on year high achievements of the school. She was part of the team rated outstanding by the Ofsted in 2016.
She is a volunteer swimming coach at the local swimming club in Witham.
|Mike Walsh||(Headteacher)||Mr Walsh is the headteacher at Kelvedon St. Mary’s Primary Academy and has been for 9 years. He has been a headteacher for a total of 12 years.|
He has led the school to academy status, set up a specialist provision for autism and has developed the organisation to become a Multi Academy Trust.
His school is currently rated Outstanding (02/16) by Ofsted.
He is an active member of the management groups of several country wide education groups including teaching school alliances and Mat 2 Mat networks.
He has supported school improvement in eight schools over the past five years.
|Jenny Bull||(Staff member)||TBA|
|Suzanne Shand||(Elected by parents)||As a Parent Member, I am passionate about our children experiencing a fully rounded education – leaving primary school ready for the exciting opportunities and challenges that senior school and the wider world brings. I am committed to helping the school work together with parents in shaping kind, empathetic, conscientious children who are provided the best opportunities to reach their potential. As a freelancer, I have 10 years of marketing experience.|