Our Governing Body
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."
"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
"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
"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."