Meet our Governors
Alison Mitchell, Chair, Co-opted Governor
I have lived in Kintbury with my family for 28 years and all five of my children attended and enjoyed the caring and nurturing ethos of Kintbury School.
Keen to contribute both to our village and wider community, I have been actively involved in school governance since 2005. I'm currently a Trustee of a Multi Academy Trust in Newbury, as well as a governor at Kintbury School.
A scientist by qualification, it's a pleasure to work alongside school staff, families, fellow governors and the wider community, and use skills from both academic research and roles within the pharmaceutical industry, to make a positive impact on the well-being and outcomes of children.
I firmly believe that every child should enjoy their time in school, be given the opportunity to flourish and develop as a life-long learner.
Jenny Veasey, Vice-Chair, Foundation Governor
I retired in 2010 after 16 years as a headteacher in a village Church of England primary school. Since then, I have trained as a Licensed Lay Minister in Walbury Beacon Benefice, which includes St Mary’s Church Kintbury. KSM is a lovely school which really tries to live out the Christian principle of Loving your Neighbour; I enjoy the privilege of being a Foundation Governor and of being involved in many aspects of school life.
Sue Wigmore, Co-opted Governor
I have been a governor since 2011 when my children attended Kintbury St Marys. I have a strong belief in education and know first-hand the opportunities it can offer. I want to make sure that all children have the very best primary education. As a Co-opted Governor and a scientist, I can use my excellent data and analysis skills to review childrens progress and achievement. I am also keen to promote science and maths across the school. I have a personal interest in SEND and want to ensure that all children reach their potential.
Roy Hutchings, Foundation Governor
I have been a Foundation governor for 11 years and became a governor when my son was at the school to support the school and help all pupils experience the best possible education and experience at primary school. I have a science background, worked in a research lab and now am a technical manager, so have experience of strategic leadership, business processes and structures, evaluation of outcomes and data analysis.
Kevin Fry, Co-opted Governor
I have lived in Kintbury for over 12 years, and have two children who attend the school. I am a chartered accountant by profession and my background in Finance led to me becoming a school governor with the aim of sharing my knowledge and skills in this area and making a contribution to the school and the local community. I am particularly impressed with the school’s nurturing and caring ethos and the dedication of its teachers. I am proud to be a part of that. When I am not getting excited about spreadsheets, I enjoy a wide range of sports. I am qualified FA level 1 coach and help coach the Hungerford Town Juniors team in my spare time.
Kate Wright, Parent Governor
I have lived in Kintbury for the last 7 years with my husband and two children who both attend the school. I am a Chartered Marketer with a background in Commercial Sales and Marketing in Telco and Tech sectors. With such a caring ethos and hugely dedicated team of teachers, assistants and support workers, I want to bring my skills to use within the school, helping contribute to taking the school from strength to strength.
Gill Hornby, LA Governor
I was educated in the state sector in Maidenhead and went on to read History at Brasenose College, Oxford. I worked in BBC Current Affairs for ten years, up to the birth of my first child. Since then, I have been writing regularly for newspapers and magazines, in particular the Daily Telegraph and most recently a books column in the Daily Mail. I am the author of two non-fiction books for children – biographies of Jane Austen, and Mozart – and I take a passionate interest in children’s books and literacy. My first novel, The Hive, was a best-seller. As a mother of four children, I have always been an active parent in my children’s schools as a PTA member and literacy coach. I am the President of the Friends of St Mary’s Church, for which I organise regular fund-raising events. I have lived in Kintbury for twenty-four years.
Andrew Cox, Parent Governor
I am a graduate of the University of Exeter (Music) and the London School of Economics (Finance). Since leaving the Royal Navy at the end of a six-year commission, I have worked in banking and finance, mainly in London but now much closer to home.
I have lived in Kintbury since 2011 and, by the time they have all gone through the system, I will have seen my three sons go through Kintbury St Mary's. Where time allows, I am a active organist and conductor. My aim as a parent governor is to use my varied skillset as required to assist the school in its continued development.
Anna Floyd, Staff Governor
Sue Cantwell, Ex-officio