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Who are the Governors

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Roles  Committee Membership
Mr Ken Bonser Clerk to Governin Board     Clerk All
Ms Caroline Campbell Co-opted Governor 28/11/17 27/11/21 Pupil Premium Lead Co-opted Governor Finance & Resources
Mr Paul Davies Local Authority Governor 21/11/2016 20/11/2020

Chair

LA Governor

Governor Training & Development

Early Years

Pay & Performance
Mrs Jacqueline Johnson (nee White) Headteacher     Headteacher All
Mrs Jo Kane (nee Furse) Associate Member 21/09/2018 20/09/2019 Associate Member  
Miss Toria Poole  Co-opted Governor 28/11/2017 27/11/2021 Early Years Finance & Resources
Mr Roger Proctor Parent Governor 28/11/2017 27/11/2021

Sport & PE Lead

Health & Safety

Finance & Resources
Mrs Emma Ramm (nee Gray) Staff Governor 07/01/2017 06/01/2021    
Mrs Alison Solomon (nee Petley) Co-opted Governor 21/11/2016 20/11/2020

Vice Chair

Safeguarding Inclusion Lead

Pay & Performance
Mr Robert Symons Co-opted Governor 21/09/2017 20/09/2021 Finance Lead Finance & Resources. Pay & Performance
Mr Nick Wilmot Parent Governor 28/11/2017 27/11/2021 Website Lead Finance & Resources

 

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Governor biographies 2018/19

Caroline Campbell 
I have degrees in Law and IT, and am a member of the British Computer Society. Currently, I work at ‘Eye Heroes’ and volunteer with ‘Junior parkrun’ and 'CTiD'. I have two children; one child attends Ashby Fields Primary School.

Paul Davies
I have had a career in education. This has included working as a primary and secondary school teacher, local authority adviser, Ofsted Inspector and Head of Education in two universities. I have been a governor for over 25 years, chairing 5 primary schools, Vice Chair of a Secondary School and Chair of a School Trust (of 8 schools). I have been Chair of Governors at Ashby Fields since November 2016. I live in Northamptonshire.

Jacqui Johnson
 I am proud to be Headteacher at Ashby Fields and cannot believe this is my fifth year in post. Following a career in newspapers I went back to school and achieved an honours degree in teaching and learning at Northampton University. I have taught in schools in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire and feel privileged to witness children’s journey from that first tentative day in Reception through to their triumphant last day in Year Six. I enjoy working with the Local Governing Board as they are both supportive yet challenging.

Toria Poole
My involvement with Ashby Fields prior to becoming a governor has been through my work in setting up and developing the ‘Parent Partnership’ group as well as being a parent of two children who have been educated at the school. My professional background is in hospitality, customer service and marketing.

Roger Proctor
 I graduated with a Geography degree in 2004 and have been a Firefighter in Coventry for 12 years. I have 2 children and the oldest is at Ashby Fields. Before having children I volunteered at Citizens Advice Daventry for 4.5 years as a Generalist Adviser. 

 

Emma Ramm 
I have been a part of the Ashby Fields family for many years as a member of the teaching team and, most recently, as Phase Leader for Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2. I became staff governor in January 2013 which has given me a different insight into how the school is run and lead. I have one child who goes to school in Northampton where we live.

 

Alison Solomon
Prior to retiring 2 years ago I was a secondary English teacher for over 20 years, teaching in a variety of Northamptonshire and Rugby schools. Throughout this time I had an especial interest in literacy and special needs students. I have always maintained an interest in school governance and whilst my children attended The Grange was a parent governor.

 

Bob Symons
I am a retired Solicitor and was Chief Executive of Daventry District Council between 1983 and 1998 when I joined the United Nations and served in Kosovo. I have served in the Royal Naval Reserves for many years. I have been a governor of Daventry William Parker School, Daventry Tertiary College and St. James School, Taunton. My son attends Ashby Fields Primary School.

 

Nick Wilmot
I have worked in design and communications for most of my career, predominantly within international development and the wider charity sector. I now run a creative agency specialising in this area. I live in Daventry and my eldest child attends Ashby Fields.

 

Ken Bonser
I have the pleasure of being Clerk to the Governing Body at Ashby Fields. I also Clerk for a number of other schools in the Trust. Previously I taught in a secondary school in Northamptonshire for 30+ years.

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