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Tany's Dell CP School - Reaching for the Stars Part of the Templefields Multi Academy Trust

Mowbray Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2LS

01279866230

parents@tanysdell.essex.sch.uk

Our Governing Body

 Members of the Governing Body

Renee Joyce
Chair of the Governing Body
''I have a long association with Tany’s Dell School, as I visited regularly in my role as Gifted and Talented Co-Ordinator at Burnt Mill School, where I organised enrichment activities in our feeder primaries. When I retired in 2006, Val Jones asked if I would join the Governing Body and I became Chair two years ago. When I am not in Tany’s Dell, I spend my time mainly gardening and singing. I love the theatre and spending time with my three grandchildren"
 
 
Katie Pollard
Vice Chair of the Governing Body
"I have enjoyed supporting Tany’s Dell school as a Governor for 3 Years after being approached by a colleague at work. I work for the Pre-School Specialist Teaching Team as an Area SENCO for Essex County Council and I am passionate about children being able to reach their full potential. I am now the link Governor for the Foundation Stage and Inclusion and sit on the Leadership and Management Panel along with the Full Governing Body meetings. I have a 2-Year-old son who also keeps me very busy and as a family we love spending precious quality time together."

 

 
Cherith Lowry
Governor
"I have had a lifelong interest in Education, wanting to be a teacher since my first day at school, aged 4 years!
After attending Christchurch College of Education in Canterbury, I began my teaching career in 1971 and have taught in Infant, Junior and Primary schools in Harlow and Epping where I was responsible for Literacy. During this time I served on Governing Bodies in both a Staff and Co opted capacity. In 2018 I was invited to join Tany’s Dell. Interests include travelling, reading, walking, gardening and visiting places of historic interest. I have been for a number of years a volunteer and gardener at The Gibberd Garden. For many years I was a volunteer at The Museum of Harlow and became Treasurer of the Friends which is now known as Harlow Heritage Society."
 
Mr S Lee
Parent Governor
"I have been a Tany's Dell Parent Governor since 2012. The role is very different from what I expected and has really opened my eyes to what it takes to run an expanding Primary School.  It certainly changed my personal views and I was amazed at what really is involved to give the best education this school can provide.  I currently attend the Full Governing Body meetings and recently, the Finance and Premises Committee. My background for the last 18 years has been in Sales Management within the construction industry.  I have two boys. One has now left Tany’s Dell and is doing well in his chosen Senior School. The other is now in Year 5 and enjoys his school very much. It will be very sad knowing that he will be leaving soon but I am glad to know he has been given the tools to move on to his chosen Senior School. My partner is an LSA at Tany’s Dell and is currently taking sign language courses to further her career within the school."

 

Mr A Rivers
Parent Governor

"I became a governor in 2015. My daughter attends the school, so I have a keen interest in supporting the staff and fellow governors, in achieving the best possible education and standards for the children.  I have been a Police Officer for 17 years, and have worked in a variety of roles and specialist departments. I have gained a wide range of experience and skills throughout my career, which are of great benefit to me in contributing to the successful governance of the school. I currently sit on the Safeguarding and Behaviour Committee with the Chair of the Governing Body and Headteacher. I am also on the Finance and Premises committee."

 

Mr S Allen

Parent Governor

"I have a very close association with the school which started 6 years ago, when my eldest son was in Reception. I would read with him in the morning in class before his day began and soon I was asked if I would like to become a reading mentor to assist not just my child but others too.  I still do this today whenever I can, with my youngest son and his class and also with other classes. When the opportunity arose last year to become a governor,  I knew it was the natural step up for me to support the whole school on a new level and I am enjoying the challenges that have so far been given to me."        

 

Mr D Nutkins

Parent Governor

"After a long association with the school as a parent, when the opportunity became available as a governor in April 2018 it was one I couldn’t turn down. Coming from a background in the financial markets and now working in health and fitness in the community,  I believe the skills and experience I have gained along the way will be beneficial in my current role on the governing body. I’ll be looking to help support the school and the staff with the amazing work that they are already doing and help the pupils of Tany’s Dell ‘Reach for the stars."