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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Debbie Emm

I have been a Governor at The Gilberd School since 2009.   I am Lead Governor for Curriculum & Student Development and for Student Admissions.   I am the Link Governor for Progress and Quality of Teaching and Learning in Modern Foreign Languages and visit this Faculty at least once a term. 

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Andrew Keeble

I am very pleased to be a Gilberd School 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. 

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Linda Gous

I have been a Governor at The Gilberd School since 2000. It is a role that I enjoy enormously. I am Lead Governor for Human Resources and am the Link Governor for Quality of Teaching and Learning and also for Performance Management and Continued Professional Development.

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Sue Waring MBE

I have been a governor at The Gilberd since 2005 when my children were both students at the School.  I am currently Vice Chair of Governors and am the Responsible Officer for the school. 

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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.

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Ray Gibbs

I am one of the longer serving governors at The Gilberd School. I am the Link Governor for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural matters.

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Shona Rafique

I became a governor of The Gilberd School in March 2014 and am the Link Governor for Educational Trips/Visits.

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Grant Chinyuku

I became parent governor at The Gilberd School in July 2017 and I am the Link Governor for (i) Progress and Quality of Teaching and Learning in English & Literacy and (ii) Child Protection & Safeguarding. I am also Chair of Governors at a local primary school in the area.

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Richard Norfolk

I first joined the Gilberd School Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 2009.  Five of my six children have had their secondary education at the school and now enjoy successful careers.  I am Lead Governor for Audit & Risk and am also the Link Governor for Progress and Quality of Teaching and Learning in Science.

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Dex Jezierski

I became a Staff Governor in October 2018. I have a degree in Computer Science, over 10 years’ experience in IT and believe this to be very useful in the upcoming challenges that face the school.

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Shiela Winwright

I became a governor at The Gilberd in December 2015 and am the Link Governor for (i) PHSE (personal health and social education), (ii) Information, Advice, Guidance, Economic Well-being and Future Skills and (iii) Progress and Quality of Teaching and Learning in Humanities. 

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Georgina Scott

I was elected a Staff Governor in October 2018 and very much look forward to participating in the governance of the school.

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