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 Start||Term End||Pecuniary Interests|
|Anita Banks||08 Jul 2021||07 Jul 2025|
|Liz Johnston||07 Mar 2022||06 Mar 2026|
|Sarah Kotulecki||20 Nov 2022||19 Nov 2026|
|Antony Moore||20 Nov 2022||19 Nov 2026||Associate Governor at Cold Harbour School|
|Jill Munday||12 May 2022||11 May 2026|
|Tom Welch||15 Nov 2021||14 Nov 2025|
|Local Authority Governor|
|Sas Amoah||23 Nov 2022||22 Nov 2026|
|Claire Britnell||29 Aug 2012||Ongoing||Family member is employed by the council|
|Jennifer Moakes||06 Oct 2022||05 Oct 2026|
|Anita Vidal||23 Nov 2020||22 Nov 2024|
|Sarah Hilton||14 Jun 2019||13 Jun 2023|
|Samantha Summers||24 Mar 2021||23 Mar 2025||Director of Kingsbridge MAT
Chair of Middleton Primary School
|Debbie Williamson||06 Mar 2019||05 Mar 2023|
Antony Moore – Co-opted Governor - Chair
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
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.
Tom Welch – Co-opted Governor
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
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.