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Governor Profiles

Angela Allard (Chair) (LA Governor)

I feel very privileged hold the position of Chair at Owlsmoor Primary school with a group of governors with strong and diverse skills to take the work of the governing body forward
Having been a governor for six years, four at Owlsmoor, I have actively participated in the board’s activities including Chair of Resources, Numeracy, Pupil Premium and Attendance. Most recently I participated in recruitment of the new Head Teacher, who joined us in September 2022.

I became a governor to offer my skills in business and finance skills to the strategic direction, development and support of Owlsmoor Primary school; its pupils and staff. I believe that all pupils should have access to a quality education and this in turn contributes significantly to the wellbeing and success of pupils and wider society.
As a Chartered Management Accountant [ACMA, CGMA] I have over 20 years’ experience in both the corporate environment and higher education.
I have lived in Sandhurst for over 20 years and am a parent of a child at the school.

Liz Robson (Parent)

I am excited to join the Governors at Owlsmoor.  Both my daughters joined the school in Nursery and have been very happy at the school.   We have been pleased with the progress they have made socially and academically and this has inspired me to join the governing body to help the school to continue to support all of its pupils to develop as my girls have.
I currently volunteer at Owlsmoor one afternoon a week in year 3 supporting reading and art and I am involved with the PTAs activities for the school.
I am a qualified primary school teacher (with 20+ years experience in early years and key stage one) currently taking a break from the profession and have always cared deeply about primary education.  During my career I have had the opportunity to be a teacher governor and enjoyed the insight into the running of the school that this gave me.  I also led the school council for the children which gave me a further unique perspective into the dynamics of a primary school.
I have extensive experience of team working as part of the leadership teams in the schools that I have worked in and I am keen to use my enthusiasm for education with my experience to help Owlsmoor in the coming years.

Jane Lucas (Co-opted)

Underpinning my years as a teacher was my belief that all children deserve to receive a first rate education in a safe learning environment that delivers a stimulating curriculum and encourages high standards of behaviour and respect for others.  I see each child as a unique individual who deserves guidance and encouragement in order to develop a lifelong love of learning and, if a school gets that right, is then able to reach their full potential and feel personal success.

I think that I could offer skills and knowledge that would be an asset to the school and I would be fully committed to the role.  The Coronavirus pandemic has, despite the hard work of all school staff, affected our children’s education.  This is something that all schools will need to address.

Ray Mossom (Co-opted)

I was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and moved with my family in 1982. We lived in Owlsmoor until 1993 when we moved to our current house in College Town. My 3 children attended Owlsmoor Primary School in the early 1980's and my son's daughter attends Owlsmoor Primary since 2021. I worked in IT since 1967, the last 40 years in sales, the last 10 in Cyber Security, Risk, Compliance & Threat Intelligence. I have been a borough and town councillor for Owlsmoor since 2019.I believe I can bring a wealth of business experience to the governors, having worked in large companies such as IBM, BMC & Trend Micro. I have also been involved in a number of start-ups being responsible for Europe and Africa. I have also travelled extensively to the USA on business.

Liam Buggs (Vice-Chair) (Co-opted)

I am excited to be given this opportunity to serve as a governor at Owlsmoor Primary, supporting the school in its aims in developing a love for life-long learning where pupils achieve their personal best in a safe and happy environment.

My background is in education having spent a number of years as a primary teacher and senior leader in schools across Surrey; leading on strategic vision for full-through teaching and learning, raising attainment and standards as well as day-to-day school management.

Currently I am the Chief Innovation Officer for a Managed Service Provider, supporting primary, secondary, independent, FE and specialist schools across the UK. This is also a hugely rewarding role where I am able to assist schools and Multi-Academy Trusts in their adoption of technology and digital strategy development, to support teaching, learning and administration at all levels.

I live locally in the community of Sandhurst and am looking forward to being able to support a local school with the skillset that I bring in this capacity

Ian Harvey (Co-opted)

A parent of three young children, I feel honoured to join a group of committed and like minded governors at Owlsmoor Primary School. Whilst I am not directly associated with the education sector, I share a commitment towards supporting our younger generation, providing as best start to life as possible in a safe environment.

My motivation comes from large change I have experienced in the Broadcast and IT space over 10-15 years where media & data consumption has increased exponentially and evolves towards future technologies, smart phones and the like. Conscious of embracing change whilst being aware of data protection and child safeguarding are topics I am drawn towards.

I feel most comfortable connecting people and finding solutions, in addition challenging decisions ensuring the most valuable outcome is achieved. Being a local resident I plan to be present often at the school and look forward to making an impact for children and our local communities. 

Emma Stacey (Co-Opted)

As a teacher, SENCO and former headteacher in primary education for many years, I feel I have the skills and knowledge to support and enhance the Governing Body at Owlsmoor Primary School.

Having recently moved to the Independent sector I feel it is important that I maintain connection with local schools. As the schools share the Local Authority I feel there will shared communication and understanding.

I have a thorough knowledge of leadership, management, school improvement and Special Educational Needs and Disability and am eager to support a local support on their journey, through strategic development, support and challenge to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children. I currently work full time as Head of Learning Support at Eagle House and have just taken over Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead, working closely with Wellington College.

I am passionate about education, outcomes and development of the whole child and feel being a co- opted governor will help bring another perspective to your team, whilst serving and ongoing personal and professional development for myself. I have experience of the Ofsted process and have been through several inspections, so I feel I will bring an understanding of this to the school and support the staff and SLT with this.

Simon Mole (Co-Opted)

I moved to Owlsmoor in late 2019, with my wife who was pregnant at the time, to build a family home and life in Berkshire. Since then we have really enjoyed the area, and are looking forward to seeing our son grow up here. From a personal perspective, I am really keen to be able to positively influence the local community, and specifically local education, to further enhance the experience of my son, and other young people in our community. 

I believe I have the skills in bringing a commercial and business background to support the school in fulfilling its philosophy to allow its children to achieve personal success and have a fantastic start to education. 

Overall, I’m passionate about ensuring our children have the best start to education as possible and if I can play a role within the community to support our schools to deliver excellence, this will be a rewarding challenge. 

Hannah Wakelin (Staff Governor)

I wanted to join the governing body to get a wider understanding of the school from a strategic point of view as well as supporting the School Development Plan from outside the classroom.