Welcome to our Governors Information page.
Our Governors would like to introduce themselves to you:
Mrs Barbara Berks - Chair of the Governing Body and SEN Governor
I am a retired primary headteacher who has worked in Taunton area schools for most of my teaching life and still undertake some freelance work in the local education world. I am passionate about helping children realise how much they can achieve, supporting them to do the best they can and to love learning so that they make the most of all they are offered. I am married and have 2 grown up children of my own and one 4-year old granddaughter who keeps us all amused! I am proud to be a Governor at Lyngford Park School, which has so much to offer its pupils thanks to the great school team who work so hard to really inspire the children here.
Miss Clare Ousley - Chair of the Business Committee & Safeguarding Governor
I have been a parent Governor for nearly 3 years and have found the role both rewarding and interesting. I work in a secondary school within Taunton in the finance office and believe this helps me fulfil my governor role. I made the decision to become a governor firstly as a parent, and secondly due to my career of having finance knowledge within a school. Being a Governor has given me a very in depth experience of how a thriving school is run, this is important to me due to having a child in the school and witnessing what a fantastic education the pupils get.
Mrs Faye Forsyth - Chair of the Welfare & Education Committee
I am a parent with children in both key stages of the school, as well as the pre-school. I live and work locally and went to Lyngford Park School myself as a child. This gives me a good all-round perspective and interest in the school being the best it can be, and helps support my role of Parent Governor, where I try to give fair parent feedback and support as well as being able to be a critical friend to the school. Being a Governor is important to me as I truly care about the education children receive and being passionate about Lyngford Park, I take great pride in its achievements to date. I enjoy now being able to offer support through the role of Governor and have recently taken on the role of Chair of the Welfare & Education Committee which meets termly before the main Governor Meeting is held.
Miss Rachael Wasiewicz - Teacher Governor
I joined Lyngford Park School as a student teacher over 7 years ago and was lucky to get my first teaching post here. Over the years I have had various roles within the school and I am now looking forward to taking on this new challenge of being a School Governor and using my knowledge of the school, children and families as well as my experience of teaching to help move the school forward.
Mrs Angela Bolitho - Co-Opted Governor
I work locally as a member of police staff with other agencies to support the area and co-ordinate the North Taunton One Team. I have previously worked as a primary school Head teacher in Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare. I have a 21-year old son who is just finishing university and we live together with our two dogs! I am so proud to be a Governor as such a wonderful school and I really want to support Mrs Loader and the staff in my role as a Governor.
Julie Sabey - Co-Opted Governor
I work as an Area Community Manager for Taunton Deane Borough Council, heading up the North Taunton Housing Team and therefore have a real interest in the community in which I work. I have been in this role for just over 18 months. My career has always been in housing working in the East and West of England. When asked to take up the role as School Governor, I immediately knew that this would complement the work that my team delivers in the community as the primary school is at the very heart of it.
I have found the school to be a real vibrant place to be in and the children seem very enthusiastic about their learning environment. This is a real challenge for me as I have never been a school governor before, and I do not have an educational background. I will commit to support our young people in North Taunton to ensure that they get the opportunities that they deserve.
Mr Martin Avery - Parent Governor
I joined Lyngford Park School Governing Body in August 2018 as a Parent Governor as my daughter is a pupil in the pre-school. My son also attended the school prior to moving on to secondary school. I have a background in business as a Managing Director so have a good working knowledge of managing finance, people and marketing. It is my hope that these skills will offer value to the school in my capacity as Governor as well as helping me understand how the school is run as an interested parent.
Mr Lucas Upham - Teacher Governor
I joined Lyngford Park Primary School in 2013 in my first year of teaching as Newly Qualified Teacher. Within my time I have had many opportunities to work throughout the school in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as class teacher and Senior Leader. I am currently working within Lower Key Stage 2 as a Year 3 and 4 Class Teacher and I also oversee the Special Educational Needs for the school with my colleague Mrs Buda. I am now looking forward to undertaking a new challenge of being a School Governor, using my experience and knowledge I have acquired to take the school from strength to strength.