Kelvedon Academy Teaching and Learning Council

Sarah OpenshawChair
(PCC Governor-Foundation/sponsor members)
Mrs Openshaw is a director appointed by the Church. She works towards 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. She works locally at a historic house where one of her responsibilities as marketing and PR.
Reverend Simon Garwood(Ex-officio Foundation Governor)TBA
Viv Sollis(Nominated by other body and appointed by GB)TBA
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.
Mark Walsh(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.
Jenny Bull(Staff member)TBA
Suzanne Shand(Elected by parents)TBA