Addington School Governing Body

 

 

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Meet our Governors

Mark Trepte (Chair of Governors) - Mark has been co-opted to the governing body following three terms as a Parent Governor, and a short period as an associate. He was first elected by the parents in February 2006. His current term will run ‪until 18th September 2022. He has been Chair of Governors since January 2019.

Mark sits on the Finance and Staffing Committee and the Behaviour, Welfare, Health & Safety and Premises committee where he has voting rights.

"I first became a Governor because I believed in the ethos of the school and felt that one way to ensure it did not change was to get involved". My son has now left Addington, however I still feel a strong connection with the school and can use my experience as a parent and a company director to support the school, bringing both a personal view and interest for our students in opportunities after Addington.

Mark has no interests to declare.

 

   

 

Sara Attra (Headteacher) - Sara has been head teacher of Addington since January 2017. 

Sara sits on the Finance and Staffing committee, the Behaviour, Welfare, Health & Safety and Premises committee and the Teaching, Learning and Assessment committee where she has voting rights.

 

Sara has no interests to declare.

 
 
 

 

Dee Anderson - Dee was appointed as a co-opted governor when the governing body reconsituted in December 2014. Originally a community governor since May 2013, Dee's term of office will run until 2nd October 2022.

Dee sits on the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee where she has voting rights.

She works for Marks and Spencer as a recruitment and school work experience co-ordinator and works closely with Addington via CBEBP to help the students complete placements with M&S.

Dee has no interests to declare.

Dee is also a co-opted governor at Springfield Primary School in Tilehurst.

  

 

Keith Baker MBE (LA Appointed) - Keith is a governor appointed by Wokingham Borough Council and has been in place since 2006. His term will run until 18th September 2022.

Keith sits on the Finance and Staffing committee where he has voting rights.

A retired IT professional Keith became interested in Addington School following a good friend's granddaughter starting at the school. Keith is a Borough and Town Councillor for North Wokingham. He is currently Leader of Woodley Town Council and on the Executive of Wokingham Borough Council with specific responsibility for Highways, Strategic Planning and Travellers. Outside of his extensive political activities he has been involved with a youth theatre group called Starmaker for over 18 years. For relaxation, when he has the time, he loves watching London Irish Rugby Club and visiting as many Greek islands as possible (currently nearly 30). 

Keith has declared that he is an elected member and leader of the council for both Woodley Town Council and Wokingham Borough Council. He has also declared that he is director of Wokingham Holding Company, a housing company for council companies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny Tuck (Vice Chair of Governors) – Jenny has been elected to this position in December 2017 having previously been an associate governor at Addington for a year. Jenny’s current term of office will run until 4th September 2020.

Jenny sits on the Teaching, Learning and Assessment committee and the Behaviour, Welfare, Health & Safety and Premises committee where she has voting rights. Jenny is the Access & Inclusion governor as well as the Safeguarding governor for the school.

Jenny has a keen interest in special educational needs and worked in this field for most of her professional career. For the last twelve years she worked as an adviser in two Local Authorities, Surrey and Reading, working with mainstream and special schools providing support and challenge in order to ensure that the best possible provision for all children, but particularly those with SEND was made. Jenny is passionate about improving life chances for children and young people and although now retired, continues to work towards this goal.

Jenny is a grandmother to two small children and in any spare time that she has she loves to go to the gym, travel and garden.

Jenny has no interests to declare. Jenny is currently Chair of Governors at Kings International College, Camberley.

 

 

 

 

 

Yota Dimitriadi - Yota was appointed as a co-opted governor in March 2019. Her term will run until 5th March 2023.

Yota sits on the Behaviour, Welfare, Health & Safety and Premises and the Teaching, Learning and Assessment committees where she has voting rights.  She is also an ICT governor working closely with Alex Wills to fulfil this role.

 

Yota has no interests to declare.

Yota is also a governor at Alfred Sutton Primary School.

  

 

Co-Opted Governor - VACANCY

 

 

 

 

Simone Pengraeve (Staff Representative) - Simone was elected as the staff representative governor in October 2017. Her term will run until 9th October 2021.

Simone sits on the Teaching, Learning and Assessment committee where she has voting rights.

Simone has worked at Addington School since 2004, originally as a class teacher and progressing onto being the Head of the Behaviour Service in April 2015. She is passionate about Behaviour and believes in the holistic community approach to Behaviour Management; she believes her role as a governor will support this view.

Simone is from South Africa and has two thriving boys as well as two Bassett Hound dogs. She originally trained as a PE teacher working in mainstream schools, then working for Outward Bound, leading experiential outdoor learning opportunities in South Africa before emigrating to the UK in 2001!

She is an Advanced Team Teach Trainer delivering Team Teach both within Addington and the wider Wokingham schools community.

Simone is married to Mel, who also works at Addington.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Douglas Crawshaw (Parent Governor) - Douglas was elected as a Parent Governor in March 2018 and his term will run until March 2022.  

Douglas sits on the Finance and Staffing committee where he has voting rights.

Douglas is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and works in financial services for a global firm of pension fund investment consultants. He has a passion for education and the development of our young people.  Although a relative newcomer to Addington (Douglas’ daughter joined in September 2017), he and his wife have developed a great respect for this fantastic school and the difference it makes to both its pupils and their parents alike.  Douglas is looking forward to becoming involved in the school as much as possible and being available to listen and represent parents and their children in the best way he can.

Douglas has no interests to declare.

 

  

  

 

Sukhwinder Sondhi (Parent Governor) – Sukhwinder has been a parent governor, elected by parents, since November 2015. His current term will run until 23rd November 2019.

Sukhwinder sits on the Behaviour, Welfare, Health & Safety and Premises Committee where he has voting rights. He is also the Health & Safety governor.

“In the short time that we have been part of the Addington community my family and I have been very impressed by the passion and drive of the Addington team. We have received great support and in turn I have been enthused to see how I can contribute to the on-going success of the school.”

Sukhwinder in his professional capacity is a Senior Commercial Contracts Manager at a global IT company with in excess of 10 years’ experience in front-line contract negotiations - he has a background in law and is a qualified accountant.

Sukhwinder has no interests to declare.

 

  

 

 

Alexander Wills (Parent Governor) - Alex was appointed as a parent governor in January 2019 and his term will run until 22nd January 2023.

Alex sits on the Teaching, Learning and Assessment committee and the Finance and Staffing committee where he has voting rights.  He is also the ICT governor for the school alongside Yota Dimitriadi.

Alex is a freelance dance teacher; teaching all ages from primary school to retirement age. He is currently studying for his second degree, in Environmental Science, and, when completed, he will teach Geography at Secondary School level.

Prior to embarking in full time studies again, Alex worked as a senior manager for companies such as Apple, O2 and Best Buy, leading teams of up to 400 persons in size.

Alex’s interests lie in the environment, technology - and how it can be used to enhance life and learning - and dance. 

Alex has no interests to declare. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Sherwill (Parent Governor) - Jane was appointed as parent governor in January 2017 and her term will run until 5th January 2021.

Jane sits on the Teaching, Learning and Assessment committee and the Behaviour, Welfare, Health & Safety and Premises committee where she has voting rights. Jane is the lead governor for Literacy and Behaviour.

Jane has been a teacher of classical ballet locally and abroad for 28 years, teaching all ages of children, adults and teachers. She now enjoys the challenge and diversity of cover teaching for a number of different local schools.

She has a child at Addington and three other children who attend local schools. Jane’s hobbies are fitness and running inspired by her daughter.

She loves supporting the great team here at Addington.

Jane has no interests to declare.  

 

 

 

Emily Marchant (Clerk) - Emily has been clerk to the governors at Addington since October 2016 and also works in the school as a member of the admin team.

 

 

Associate Governors to the governing body

There are also a number of associate governors who regularly attend meetings and play a crucial role in ensuring Governors can oversee school matters in an efficient manner. These associate governors are:

Sue Tod - School Business Manager

Lynda Wood - Deputy Head

Eirfron Watkinson - Assistant Head

David Maycock - Assistant Head

Kimberley Legg - Head of Assessment and Outcomes

Mark Stevens - Premises Manager