Kingsmoor Academy, Ployters Road, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7PS

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Patrick Toal (Chair of Governors)

My name is Patrick Toal and I became a community governor in September 2016 and was then elected as Chair of Governors shortly after.  I am married and have three daughters and was Vice Chair of Governors at their school for a number of years; they are now all at University.

My desire to be part of Kingsmoor’s Governing Body (LAC) derives from a genuine interest in school improvement at all levels and a deep rooted belief in the importance of education for all.  I feel my skills will be beneficial to support Mrs Brennan, the staff and governors as they continue to develop what is already a good school into one that can be outstanding.

Melanie Scull (Vice Chair of Governors)

My name is Melanie Scull.  I joined Kingsmoor Academy’s LAC in January 2016 and am now Vice Chair of Governors. I have worked in education for over twenty years and am passionate about children reaching their full potential. I have seen first-hand how the school has maintained it’s very high standard of education and looked after the well-being of the children. During my time as a governor at Kingsmoor, I have also been very privileged to have worked alongside past and current Governors who dedicate their spare time to help maintain these very high standards.

Sally Goodard (Community Governor)

My name is Sally Goodard and I am in my second term as a community governor at Kingsmoor. I am Deputy Head at Kingsmoor’s main feeder secondary school, where 98% of the pupils from Kingsmoor transfer to, in order to continue their learning journey from primary to secondary.  I have had the privilege of working alongside teachers at Kingsmoor in both roles, to ensure the students have a smooth transition and a consistent approach towards teaching and learning opportunities.

My name is Jo Gasson and I am married and have 2 children. I have lived in Harlow for over 20 years. I have worked in education for many years, including secondary schools. I became a Staff Governor in 2014. I am passionate about SEN and Inclusion within mainstream schools.

Rob Lock (Community Governor)

My name is Rob Lock and I am currently community governor at Kingsmoor.  I started my governorship at Kingsmoor as a staff governor, as I was previously the Vice Principal. I am very passionate about being part of the team of governors who continue to deliver sustainable success at Kingsmoor. Along with the principal and fellow governors, the staff work extremely hard to create a safe and inspiring environment.

Danya Ashraf (Parent Governor)

My name is Danya Ashraf and I am a parent governor. I have been a parent at the school since 2015 when the eldest of my two children started at the school and have seen first-hand, the significance of the strong foundation gained at Kingsmoor in supporting pupils as they move on to secondary school. I focus on finance and report to the governors with that focus.

Angie Atkins (Staff Governor)

My name is Angie Atkins and I am a staff governor at Kingsmoor Academy having taken up the role again at the end of the last academic year. I am also an Assistant Principal. I came to Kingsmoor as an NQT 14 years ago and I’m still here! I began as a Reception teacher for 5 years before moving into Year 1, then Year 4 and then Year 6 where I currently teach. I lead English and PE across the school. I love English and enjoy teaching all areas of English, as well as reading for pleasure. I focus on the Curriculum and provide input on this where necessary.