Governing Board

Our Governors

Our Governors are a key part of the strategic leadership of the school.

Governors at the school have three main roles:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

The Governing Board

Term StartTerm EndPecuniary Interests
Co-opted governors
Anita Banks08 Jul 202107 Jul 2025
Liz Johnston07 Mar 202206 Mar 2026
Sarah Kotulecki20 Nov 202219 Nov 2026
Antony Moore20 Nov 202219 Nov 2026Associate Governor at Cold Harbour School
Jill Munday12 May 202211 May 2026
Tom Welch15 Nov 202114 Nov 2025
Local Authority Governor
Sas Amoah23 Nov 202222 Nov 2026
Claire Britnell29 Aug 2012OngoingFamily member is employed by the council
Parent governors
Jennifer Moakes06 Oct 202205 Oct 2026
Anita Vidal23 Nov 202022 Nov 2024
Staff governor
Sarah Hilton14 Jun 201913 Jun 2023
Associate Members
Samantha Summers24 Mar 202123 Mar 2025Director of Kingsbridge MAT
Chair of Middleton Primary School
Debbie Williamson06 Mar 201905 Mar 2023

There are three Full Governing Body meetings per year. In addition, we have a Curriculum and Standards Improvement Committee and a Finance and Personnel Committee. Both of these committees meet three times per year.

Link governors are appointed by the governing board to understand, oversee, monitor and report on specific aspects of the School Improvement Plan. Link governors enrich the whole governing board's understanding of their particular area and contribute to informed decision making.

Instrument of Government

Governor Board attendance 22-23

Schedule of Delegation 2021/22

Finance Committee - Terms of Reference

School Improvement Committee - Terms of Reference


Antony Moore – Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors

I have two children, both of whom attended Giles Brook and are now at secondary school. I originally moved to Milton Keynes 40 years ago. I'm on various sub-committees and I'm Chair of Governors. I also sit on the Finance and Curriculum committees. My background is in accountancy and banking. I’m now involved in a local property company. My hobbies are going horse racing, playing golf and to ensure a life of pain and misery I support Millwall FC.

Jenny Moakes - Parent Governor

Vice-Chair of Governors

I volunteered to be a parent governor to support Giles Brook School. I attend the Curriculum and School Improvement Committee. I have one child at the school. My MSc in Science included study of science learning and teaching theory and I work in a university as a senior manager in policy and compliance. Hopefully I will be able to use my knowledge and skills to help the school. Education is really important to me.

I grew up in West Yorkshire but have lived in MK since 2000. I play the violin but I'm not in an orchestra at the moment. I love making crochet blankets and flowers, feeding the garden birds and my favourite holidays include lots of swimming and getting outdoors. I'm thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be a parent governor and I'm really enjoying this responsibility.

Tom Welch – Co-opted Governor

Chair of School Improvement Committee

I have lived in Milton Keynes for 25 years with the exception of periods away for study. My Masters degree is in social and developmental psychology which I followed with two years study towards a PhD in education and pedagogy. I lost heart in academia and began a career in applied, school-based research. I have a particular interest in research that facilitates social mobility, tackles the educational effects of economic disadvantage and facilitates the nurturing of the whole student from early years provision onwards. I disseminate my research based recommendations through national, practitioner-led press and conferences. I now combine this education focus with a part-time role as a garden designer. This takes me all over my beloved city, including to more than a handful of gardens within a stone’s throw of Giles Brook!

I am Chair of the Curriculum and School Improvement Committee

Jill Munday - Co-opted Governor

Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee

I moved to Milton Keynes 20 years ago and love living in Tattenhoe. I became a governor to support the school and give something back to the community.
My BSc is in Environmental Science but my career has been mainly in insurance which is helpful in my role as Health & Safety governor. I am also the Chair of the Finance, Premises and Personnel committee.
I enjoy spending time in the garden as there is always something to do - not just keeping it looking good but also relaxing watching the wildlife, especially the robin which follows me everywhere. I also love going to the theatre, and travelling to different countries on holiday.

Anita Vidal – Parent Governor

I have lived in Tattenhoe since 2018 and have two children attending Giles Brook School (year 3 and foundation). Since joining the school, my experiences as a parent and volunteer have been positive, and I was delighted when the parents entrusted me to represent them as a Governor.

I became a governor to support the school and ensure it continues to provide a great environment for all children to learn, thrive, and grow. I am new to the role and hope to draw from my professional experience (graphic design, marketing, and project management) to enable me to challenge and support the school.

Sas Amoah – LA Governor

Sas Amoah is OpenLearn’s Digital Media Producer, as the team’s primary Audio and Video lead he’s responsible for commissioning and producing most of the video and Audio content produced in the department. He’s an elected member of The Open University Council, the university’s executive governing body as well as currently being co-chair of The Open university’s Black and Minority Ethnic Network, a position he’s held for over a decade. Outside of work he’s an assistant Team Leader, at Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes, a charity that provides supervised overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people. He’s on the board of trustees for living Archive Milton Keynes, an organisation that preserves and shares the history and heritage of Milton Keynes in addition to sitting on the board of Milton Keynes Gallery.