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Paul Critchley

Chair of Governors and Co-Opted Governor

Committees: Students Learning and Standards, Finance, Personnel and Site
Appointed: November 2015

Paul is a Co-Opted Governor and has served for two years. As Chair he is responsible for the well-being of the Headteacher and facilitates the smooth operation and strategic direction of the Governing Body. Paul has previously been a governor at Queen Eleanor school and is also a Governor at St Mary and St Giles School in Stony Stratford.

Professionally, Paul works for Argos at their Head Office in Milton Keynes. Paul is also a Qualified Cricket Coach working at Stony Stratford Cricket Club.


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Barney Payne

Vice Chair of the Governing body and a Local Authority-appointed Governor.

Committees: Student Learning and Standards, Head Teacher reviews Appointed: October 2011

Barney is a Local Authority-appointed Governor who, initially, was a member of the school’s Interim Executive Board from June 2008, which led to the establishment of the governing body. Barney was Chair of Governors from October 2011 until November 2017.

As well as the full governing body meetings, Barney attends the Student Learning and Standards committee meetings as vice-chair; this committee is responsible for the strategic direction and monitoring of the performance of all matters relating to student progress.

Barney has had a long career in education, including teaching and leadership roles in secondary schools,13 years as a local authority inspector and adviser and over 20 years as an Ofsted inspector. Since 2004, he has been an independent education consultant running a consultancy business for a variety of clients, including local authorities and individual schools in all phases. He is also on the board of governors of a group of independent therapeutic special schools in London that provide innovative, specialist provision for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.


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Rosy Johnson

Student Learning and Standards Committee Chair and Co-Opted Governor.

Committees: Student Learning and Standards and Finance, Personnel and Site.
Appointed: May 2017

Rosy is a Co-Opted Governor recently appointed in May 2017 and appointed Chair of the Student Learning and Standards committee during the reorganising of the committee structure. This committee is responsible for the strategic direction and monitoring of the performance of all matters relating to student progress.

As well as full governor’s meetings Rosy also attends the Finance, Personnel and Site committee meetings, this committee is responsible for the strategic direction and monitoring of operational performance and risk assessment in relation to all finance, personnel and site related matters.

Rosy has professional experience with a career in education and significant senior leadership roles. She is also Ofsted Inspector trained. Rosy is also a Governor at Hanslope Combined School.

Rosy is very familiar with the local catchment area and has two children who have successfully gone through the school, with the younger now in the Sixth Form.


 

Mark Couchman

Finance, Personnel and Site Committee chair and a Parent Governor

Committees: Finance, Personnel and Site, Head Teacher reviews Appointed: October 2011

Mark is a Parent Governor with two children having attended The Radcliffe from 2009 – 2017, with a third started in 2017. As well as attending full governor’s meetings, Mark is responsible for chairing the Finance, Personnel and Site committee meetings, this committee is responsible for the strategic direction and monitoring of operational performance and risk assessment in relation to all finance, personnel and site related matters. Mark is also our governor with responsibility for Safer Recruitment.

Professionally, Mark is a Programme Manager working for ERIKS Industrial Services. He is also a qualified Football Coach working with Castlethorpe Youth.


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Nigel Stock

Student Learning and Standards Committee Vice-Chair, a parent elected governor.

Committees: Student Learning and Standards
Appointed: October 2011 and November 2015

Nigel is a Governor voted onto the governing body by parents initially in October 2011 and then when this four-year term ended was again voted back onto the governing body by parents in November 2015. As well as full governor’s meetings Nigel attends the Student Learning and Standards committee, as vice chair, this committee is responsible for the strategic direction and monitoring of the performance of all matters relating to student progress. He is also our governor responsible for Safeguarding in school. Nigel is very familiar with the school and has had three children who have successfully gone through the school. With the youngest now in our Sixth Form. Professionally Nigel’s career has been in Children’s Social Work and Management, a background on which he draws to support the School’s Safeguarding practice. Currently he works for Children’s Services in Central Bedfordshire.


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Marjorie Le Gall

Voted onto the governing body by parents in May 2014.

Committees: Finance, Personnel and Site.
Appointed: May 2014

Marjorie has been a parent elected governor since May 2014 and as well as full governor’s meetings attends the Finance, Personnel and Site committee meetings. This committee is responsible for the strategic direction and monitoring of operational performance and risk assessment in relation to all finance, personnel and site related matters.

Marjorie works as a Human Resources and Employment Law specialist in the education sector and brings this expertise to our governing body.

Marjorie’s daughter successfully went through the school, leaving us in 2015 and now studies Law and Italian at Leicester University.


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Paul Deller

Staff elected Governor.

Committees: Student Learning and Standards
Appointed: September 2014

Paul was voted onto the Governing body by the school staff in September 2014. As well as full governor’s meetings he attends the Student Learning and Standards committee, this committee is responsible for the strategic direction and monitoring of the performance of all matters relating to student progress.

Professionally Paul teaches Business Studies at The Radcliffe School.


 

Beth Payne

A co-opted Governor.

Committees: Student Learning and Standards
Appointed: May 2017

Beth was co-opted onto the governing body in May 2017. As well as full governing body meetings, she attends the Student Learning and Standards committee, which is responsible for the strategic direction and monitoring of the performance of all matters relating to students’ progress. Beth is also the governor responsible for special educational needs and mental health.

Beth has an honours degree in learning disability studies from the University of Manchester. After university, she worked for MacIntyre, a national charity providing support to people with learning disabilities, where she led a team of community learning facilitators working with young adults. She then took up her current post as a teacher at Northampton College, teaching on the college’s Foundation Programmes.


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Paula Lawson

Headteacher.

Committees: Student Learning and Standards and Finance, Personnel and Site.
Appointed: January 2018

Paula joined the governing body when she was appointed Headteacher of The Radcliffe School in January 2018.

As well as full governor’s meetings Paula also attends the Finance, Personnel and Site committee meetings, this committee is responsible for the strategic direction and monitoring of operational performance and risk assessment in relation to all finance, personnel and site related matters. Paula also attends the Student Learning and Standards committee during the reorganising of the committee structure. This committee is responsible for the strategic direction and monitoring of the performance of all matters relating to student progress.

Paula’s professional experience is a career in education and significant senior leadership roles. She is also a Governor at The Bridge Academy.

Paula is very familiar with the local catchment area, having taught at The Radcliffe School since January 2005 and currently has a son in the Sixth Form.