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Mr J Lynes - Chair

Mr J Lynes - Chair  1

Mr Jon Lynes - Chair

I am an embedded software engineer who designs antenna controllers to acquire and track geosynchronous satellites.  Although born in March, having only spent the first 10 days of my life here, I returned to settle down here with my family in 2009.  I have three children, two of which attend All Saints.  Elected as a Parent Governor in 2011, and having the role of Chair since September 2012, I am keen to ensure that our children thrive both academically and spiritually.

Mrs Adele Caulkett - Vice Chair

I am a serving Governor at All Saints Academy.  I have been on the board for 25 years becoming a Parent Governor when the school opened.  This year I have taken on the role of Vice Chair to the Governing Body.  I am currently Chair of the Extended Schools Committee which is a popular extension of the school, we also encompass Ace Base our after school provision.  I am also a member of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee.

 

I am married and have two grown up daughters who both attended All Saints on opening and continued their education at St John Fisher and Kings School.  We have lived in March for 27 years having moved from Suffolk.  I attend St John's Church.  I am passionate about education and believe that it is the foundation for which children develop their skills to assist them in their adult life.

Mrs Sue Burgess - Foundation Governor

I have been in education since 2006 where I taught Dental Nurses.  I am currently teaching adults dressmaking skills, within a college environment and primary school children sewing skills in their primary school.

 

I enjoy an active role with 4th March Brownies and attend Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Peter RC Church.

 

We have 3 children who attended All Saints from 1994-2008, who all went on to attend St John Fisher.  I was elected a Foundation Governor in March 2014 and given the role of Safeguarding Governor in September 2015.

Rev. Andrew Smith - Foundation Governor

I have been Team Rector of the four March Church of England Churches (St Peter, St Mary's, St John's and St Wendreda's) since April 2015 after some 25 years as a Vicar in the West Midlands.  During that time, and before, I have been Governor of some 15 schools, (primary, first, middle and special) often as Chair and therefore done mergers, got three schools out of special measures and taken another to outstanding. 

 

Our three children were educated entirely in the state sector and now our four grandchildren are starting out in the same way.  All through my involvement with schools my priorities have been to provide a balanced and effective education, to help staff to make good decisions and to develop their talents, to value parents, with schools at the heart of community, with a child centred education for all children.  All children deserve us to do our very best.

Dr. Allan Whyte - Foundation Governor

I am a retired Clinical Psychologist with a focus on Child Psychology.  I have worked with children and families for over 40 years in a variety of settings.  My first steps in child psychotherapy was working in the early 1970's with Barbara Dockar-Drysdale, Consultant Psychotherapist at the Mulberry Bush School in Oxfordshire.  In my long career I have also worked very closely with schools, particularly in the London Boroughs of Haringey and Islington.

 

I have a keen interest in the democratic participation of children and young people in the decision making process that has the most impact on their lives.  Working in close collaboration with Rob Hutchinson CBE, former director of Portsmouth Social Services.  I have run Turning the Curve workshops for local authorities in England and Wales including Cambridgeshire on Results Based Accountability.

Mrs Jane Westwood - Staff Support Representative

I am the support staff Governor for the school representing all non-teaching staff.  I began my journey with All Saints in 1994 when the school first opened with a small number of staff and 19 children in the Reception class.  Mrs Betts, the Headmistress at the time wanted an experienced early years practitioner with a nursery nursing (NNEB) qualification to work alongside the teacher in the care and education of the children.  Since then I have had the pleasure of working with several Reception teachers and 100s of children.

Mr Charlie Bester - Parent Governor

I run my own Fresh Produce business, based in March.  Born and bred in the area - I have a son in Year 3 who is thriving at All Saints and hopefully in my role as Parent Governor I can ensure that many more children rise through the ranks at our fantastic school.

Ms Danuta Krawczyk- Parent Governor

I was born and raised in the city of Krakow, Poland.  I moved to the UK in 2004 and lived in London for several years before moving to March in 2012.  I have two children, with one currently attending Year 1 at All Saints.

 

With my Polish background and a significant amount of experience as a Civil Servant, working with a diverse range of people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, I feel that I can contribute to the school and the education of all our children.

Mr Karl Matthews - Associate Governor

I am a Health and Safety professional running my own company providing guidance and support to clients on H&S matters, with a focus on process safety such as flammable/explosive atmosphere explosions and machinery safety.  I was an Electrical Engineer and held the position of Engineer Manager for several companies before making the move into process safety and eventually started my own company to allow me to be more flexible with my time so that I can spend more time with my family.

 

I have always lived in March and attended the local schools Cavarly, Burrowmoor and Neale-Wade before going onto further education.

 

My son attended All Saints Pre-School for 2 years and is currently in Reception.  While I was a Parent Representative for the Pre-School, I volunteered to assist the Governors with H&S and became an Associate Governor with the hope that I will be able to assist in the academy.


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