John Simpson

I joined the Governing Body in 2012 and became Chair of Governors in 2016. I was previously a Governor at Myland Primary School. Before I retired I worked in the public sector. As a Director I gained experience of running large and complex organisations, and delivering major capital projects. I have also worked as an Audit Commission Inspector.

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Sue Waring MBE

I have been a Governor for a number of years and serve on the following committees; Human Resources, Premises & Finance, Audit & Risk and Student Discipline. I am also the Responsible Officer and Vice Chair of Governors having previously been the Chair of Governors.

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Andrew Keeble

I am very pleased to be a parent governor since September 2014 and provide a link to the University of Essex where I am the Director of Finance and a member of the University Steering Group.  I have been impressed by how hard everyone works at the Gilberd with an unrelenting focus on providing a great education for the benefit of students.

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Ray Gibbs

I am one of the longer serving Governors on the Governing Body and serve on the following committees; Curriculum & Student Development, Admissions, and Staff Discipline.  Having been a parent of the school for a number of years, I feel I can consider governance issues from a variety of perspectives.

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Richard Norfolk

I first joined The Gilberd School Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 2009, with five of my six children having enjoyed their secondary education at the school and now enjoying successful careers.  I am a member of the Human Resources, Curriculum & Student Development, Student Admissions, Audit and Pay Appeal committees and am currently the Link Governor for Science.

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Debbie Emm

I have been a Governor at The Gilberd School since 2009.   I am Vice-Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Curriculum & Student Development and Admissions Committees.  I am a member of the Human Resources and Policies Committees and also the Chairs of Committees Working Group.  I am the Link Governor for Modern Foreign Languages and visit this Faculty at least once a term.  

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Paul Presland

I became a Governor in June 2015 and have thoroughly enjoyed my first year in post. My colleagues have made me most welcome and I have joined a very cohesive team who are passionate about The Gilberd School. I sit on the Curriculum and Admissions Committee and Chair the Policies Committee.

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Chris Jenkinson

Originally from the West Midlands, I came to Colchester in 1986 through my career in Banking.  I became a Parent Governor in 1987.  For many years I was Chair of Premises and Finance and a member of the Strategic Sub Committee. I am now Vice Chair of Premises and Finance, Vice Chair of The Trustees Audit & Risk Committee and a member of both Student and Staff Discipline Committees.

 

Shona Rafique

I became a Governor in March 2014 and serve on the following committees; Human Resources, Curriculum, Admissions, Staff Discipline and Student Discipline.

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Linda Gous

I have been a Governor at The Gilberd School since the year 2000 having previously been a Governor at Holy Trinity Primary School. It is a role that I enjoy enormously working as part of a dedicated governing body and a wider school team our aim being to provide a quality education for all of our students. Both my children attended the school.

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Shiela Winwright

I joined the governing body in December 2015 and am a member of the curriculum and admissions committees with special responsibility for humanities and PHSE (personal health and social education). 

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Gary Palmer

I have joined the governing body this year as a Parent Governor. My son joined the school in September 2016 and I felt that I had the experience and knowledge to make a positive contribution to the school. 

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Beverly Dearling

I joined the Gilberd School Governing body after being elected by my support staff colleagues, I am now on my second period of office.  I have worked at the school since 2001 when I joined as a Student Mentor, and then as my role developed to meet the needs of the students I became the Pastoral Support Manager and Deputy Child Protection Officer.

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Tracey Chapman

I have been a Teacher Governor at the Gilberd since September 2014 and am on the Curriculum, Admissions and Human Resources Committees. I have enjoyed working with such a thoughtful, dedicated and passionate group of people who clearly demonstrate a deep interest in the education of the students entrusted to our care.

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Luke Eversley

I joined The Gilberd School as a Teacher of Drama in September 2012.  I help direct the school productions and have organised events such as the student political vote during election time. 

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