I am Rachael Paige and currently hold the Chairperson role, with particular responsibility for standards and monitoring. I am a lecturer at Bishop Grosseteste University working within the School of Teacher Development; training new teachers and working with teachers and educators at different levels of leadership. This year I have been seconded within the institution to work on strategic projects but my focus remains on supporting excellence in education, particularly in our locality. My own background is firmly established in teaching primary aged children in the West Midlands and Lincolnshire and leading my own school, before moving in to Higher Education. I was invited to become a Foundation Governor at Ellison Boulters in 2013 and I continue to be enthused by the dedication and expertise of our staff, the commitment to learning that I see regularly from our children and the development of a strong learning community.
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 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.
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 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.
Mrs. Jacqueline James (Clerk to the Governors)
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