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Current Governors

Parent governors are elected by the parents, their term of office is four years. Authority governors are appointed by the local authority, also for four years. Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Body for a period of two years.

 

*This section is currently being updated: attendance details to follow:

The Fitzmaurice Governing Body currently consists of 11 Governors.

 

They are:

Head Teacher:

  • Tracey Dunn

Staff:

  • Nicola Steadman
  • Jo Hill

Co-opted:

  • Joanna Abecassis
  • Anna Wallace
  • Phil Evans
  • Nicky Locke
  • Gary Macquarrie
  • Jenny Tozer
  • Charlotte Adcock

Parent:

  • Kristin Arnorsdottir  
  • James Henton

 

 

Tracey Dunn – Headteacher

 

 

Tracey has been Headteacher at Fitzmaurice since January 2013.

 

Nicola Steadman

Nicola is a staff governor. She is our School Business Manager and has been at Fitz since 2004.

 

Jo Hill

Jo is the Deputy Head of the school. She has been with us since 2012.

 

Joanna Abecassis

 

 

I have been the parish priest at Holy Trinity Church since July 2010, and then Rector of Westwood and Wingfield as well since March 2013 – and am also a mother and grandmother!

 

As well as my governing role at Fitzmaurice (since 2011) with a special responsibility for, firstly the Children’s Centre, and now Whistle blowing.  I am also a Governor at St Laurence School and a Member of the Trust Board, and a Governor at Westwood with Iford Primary School and have a close involvement with the Mead School, Wingfield.  I love being and working with all of these young people, of all ages, and it is good to be able to make all the connections too. I am passionate about my ministry in the community, ‘loving and serving’ as best I can and wherever I can – and of course it is always good to welcome the school to Holy Trinity too for the annual Carol Service and for class visits.

 

Anna Wallace

 

 

As a parent of two Fitzmaurice pupils, I am heavily involved in the life of the school; I help in both of my children’s classrooms regularly, attend school events, actively participate in Fitz Friends fundraising events, and can usually be found in the playground after school. I am passionate about education. I have an understanding of the school curriculum, experience with special needs pupils, and the double perspective of being a parent and a teacher, which puts me in an ideal position to work within the governing body to support Fitzmaurice in being the best place for our children to learn.

 

Phil Evans

 

 

I am a parent governor and chair of the Resources committee. I currently have three children at Fitz. I am a Chartered Accountant by background, having worked in accounting/advisory firms (Grant Thornton and KPMG) and also within the Healthcare Sector as a Finance Director. I joined the Governors in 2015 to offer my support and experience with regard to financial governance and planning; helping the school to consider best use of available funds.

 

Nicky Locke

 

 

I am a mum of three boys (two now at St Laurence) and one girl and have been a parent at Fitz since 2009. I am a qualified solicitor and worked in the City specialising in M&A and corporate finance. I am now self-employed running the Mousehole Sewing Boutique which includes teaching sewing to children. In my spare time I help run Bradford Town YFC U12s. I was previously co-chair of the Resources (formerly Finance and Premises) Committee and am now Chair of Governors. I became a parent-governor in 2016 to support the school in all the challenges it faces with the aim of providing a good education and a happy environment for every child.

 

Jenny Tozer

 

My children attended Fitzmaurice in the 80’s/90’s. At the time I was active on the PTA and ran the BoA Junior Youth Club and Playscheme. I then taught at a local secondary school for 29 years and I am now retired. I come in and help at school on a regular basis. I firmly believe that every child is entitled to the best education they can have and hope that the knowledge I have acquired over the years can be of benefit to the school. I am on both the Resources and the Curriculum and Standards committees. I am also the link governor for SEND.

 

Gary Macquarrie

 

 

I am a married man with two young boys, both of whom currently attend Fitz. My day job is Chartered Marine Engineer employed by BMT DSL Ltd, located in one of their four offices in Bath. Although a technical position, my current role does have a very healthy slice of project management thrown in, both of which require analytical thinking and the ability to solve complex problems. Prior to BMT I held a commission in the Royal Navy, spending 17 years in the service, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. My motivation for joining the board of governors is two-fold: Firstly, I am very keen to take an interest in my boy’s education and view this position as my way of having a positive impact on this. Secondly we are keen to make Bradford our permanent home and involving myself in the local community in this way will help both me and my family integrate. 

 

Charlotte Adcock

I have lived in the Bradford-on-Avon area all my life. I am a qualified Early Years Teacher and work with local primary schools with regards to the rising preschoolers and school readiness. Part of my current job entails organising local events, such as the BoA Glow Run and the Cycling Festival. I have two children and two grand-children with a third on the way. My eldest grand-daughter attends Fitzmaurice and I am eager to play my part in ensuring every child has the best opportunity to learn.

 

Kristin Arnorsdottir

 

My name is Kristin Arnorsdottir and I’m a parent governor. My husband and I moved to Bradford-on-Avon a few years ago with our 4 daughters. All 4 have attended Fitzmaurice Primary School, although the older 2 have now moved on to St Laurence Secondary School. I have always been very active at the girls’ schools, both here and where we lived before. I have previously chaired the Leeds branch of the NCT, as well as chaired the local preschool where we lived. I hope to use my experiences there to make  a positive impact on the school, as well as our community during my time in my role.

 

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