I am married with one son and two grandchildren and am originally from Liverpool. After completing a science degree at Durham University I followed a career in Local Government as a Trading Standards Officer. I trained and worked in London before taking up posts in Merseyside, Northamptonshire and finally Lincolnshire, where I was Head of Community Safety at the County Council before retiring in 2011. During my career I served as Chair of my profession’s national body, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.
After retiring I spent three years as Independent Chairman of a new company and registered charity set up by the seven Citizens Advice Bureaux in the County, helping them to secure and manage various funding streams.
When moving to Lincolnshire in 1991 my wife and I chose to live in Scothern so that my son, then aged 8, could attend Ellison-Boulters, about which we had received good reports.
I believe very strongly in the value to children of an education which gives them the best possible development opportunities, helping them achieve their full potential both academically and personally. Although I no longer have a direct connection with the school, other than as its nearest neighbour, I saw the chance to become a Co-opted Governor as an opportunity to make a contribution to Ellison-Boulters, using my experience to help it succeed as an Academy for the benefit of the children in the village and surrounding area.
My name is Jackie Carter and I am a class teacher at Ellison Boulters as well as the lead teacher for Maths, Music and Pupil Premium. I was elected to the Governing Body in June 2014. I have four children; all of them came to this school and were very happy here. It is privilege to work and serve as a governor at a school where the children are truly at the heart of every decision and where learning is highly valued by staff, parents and children.
My name is Alice Ward and I am a Class Teacher and Staff Governor at Ellison Boulters. I joined the governing body in September 2016 and have the responsibility of monitoring SEN within the school. Ellison Boulters is a very special school and I was privileged enough to train as a teacher here in the 2014/15 academic year following a career as a Surveyor. I believe that my knowledge of both the commercial and teaching professions will aid me within my role as a governor and I endeavour to support the school to the best of my ability as it continues to flourish.
My name is Amarinder Sanghi. I am a postgraduate Dental surgeon working in a local Lincoln practice. I have worked within the field for over 16 years and have continuously enhanced my skills and education.
Both my children study in Ellison Boulters and thoroughly enjoy their time in school. Over the last three years, I have volunteered in school to support the teachers and pupils.
I feel passionate about the provision of best and most engaging education in this excellent school. I hope that my experience in different spheres of life and work can prove useful as a member of the Governing Body.
My name is Jo Siddans and I am a former pupil of Ellison Boulters School. I have spent 17 years in global Pharmaceutical companies in a variety of roles. I am passionate about local issues, having previously served as a parish councillor, and I believe with my commercial background and energy I can help support and develop the school.
I am Richard Kerridge, a Parent Governor and currently chair of the Resources Committee. I’m a Business Consultant currently working for a multinational computer equipment manufacturer within their customer education division. My daughter (as her brother did) is enjoying her time at this truly excellent school and benefiting first hand from the fantastic teaching and friendly environment created by all who work here. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the school and my fellow governors to strive for continuous improvement and help maintain what is already a superb asset to the local community.
I am Matthew Igoe; I am a qualified Mechanical Engineering. I have worked for a variety of large and small business in the UK and overseas. I am currently the Plant Manager for a Biomass Power Station. I focus on operation requirements, technical resolutions, and monitoring of plant key performance indicators. Both my children currently attend Ellison Boulters Academy, I am proud of the enriched education they are both receiving and I am working hard with the Governing body to ensure that these standards are maintained and developed further.
My name is Vicky Clarke and I am a Parent Governor. I spent five years working as a primary school teacher before undertaking doctoral training to be an Educational Psychologist. I work with parents, carers, school staff and other professionals to enhance children’s learning, development, participation and inclusion. My training also provided an understanding of organisational change and development. Currently, I have a strategic lead role for social, emotional and mental health needs, which is my particular area of interest.
My son has recently started at the school and is already benefiting from all of the wonderful, enriching experiences that Ellison Boulters provides. I endeavour to use my experience and passion to support the school in achieving its vision for all of its pupils.
My name is Carrie Clarke and I have been a Foundation Governor at Ellison Boulters since
January 2018. I joined the governing team, as I am passionate about maintaining and
developing an environment where young minds can flourish and in turn have a positive impact
on our local community.
I grew up in Stainton by Langworth and currently live in Scothern with my son, Tommy who I
hope will go to Ellison Boulters one day. I have worked at Siemens in the Energy Sector for
15 years in a combination of strategic and operational roles. I represent Siemens in the LN6
business community, volunteer at the hospital and have defined and implemented further and
higher education programmes to support and grow talent in my business area.
I hope to use my professional and life experience in my role as a Governor to support and
evolve the excellent work currently being done in the school.
My name is Carolyn Morant and I became a Foundation Governor at Ellison Boulters in January 2018. All my working life was spent in the field of education: as a chartered librarian at the University of Exeter and then, for over 25 years as a school librarian in Nottinghamshire where latterly I was the elected Support Staff Governor.
I have a son and a daughter and four grandchildren, ranging in age from 7 to 13.
My activities include being an active member of my parish church, editing a parish magazine for the church in the village where I used to live, being a volunteer at Lincoln Cathedral and running a Book Group.
I hope that my experience in education and my church background will help me to contribute to the continuing success of the Academy.