Meet the Governors

The Governing Body is proud of the achievements of the school over recent years but at the same time there is no room for complacency in an eductional world that is ever evolving.  As parents or prospective parents you can be reassured that the governors strive to give the school maximum support in its drive for excellence

Mr Tony Coppin - Chair of Governors

 

As a Church of England Voluntary Aided School, Birch comes under the control of the Diocese of Chelmsford, and as such the majority of the Governing Body are appointed by either the Diocesan Education Committee or Parochial Church Councils representing the school's catchment villages.

 

 

Picture 1 Emma Millbourne ~ School Improvement
Picture 2 Ingrid Bentley ~ Chair of School Improvement
Picture 3 Susannah Vinters ~ School Improvement
Picture 4 Robert Scott ~ Finance & Premises
Picture 5 Tony Coppin ~ Chair of Governors
Picture 6 Elisabeth Connor ~ Finance & Premises
Picture 7 Nicholas Bagley ~
Picture 8 Gillian Brown
Picture 9 Lynn Hamber
Picture 10 Vice Chair & Chair of Finance & Premises Committee
Picture 11 Sue Gee

 

 

      Meet the Governors - A few words written by each of the team

 

       Mr.Tony Coppin - Chair of the governors.

       I have been a governor for two years, having moved to the village on retirement in 2015. I have

       worked as a teacher and head-teacher in Essex for 30 years. My last school was Mayflower Primary

       school in Harwich - an outstanding school

 

       Lynn Hamber

       I have been a governor for two years. I have a degree in Humanities/Literature and have found my

       role as governor interesting and challenging.

 

       Gill Brown

       I live locally in Layer Marney.This is my second term of being a school governor. I am retired after

       having worked 30 years in children's services.

 

       Elisabeth Connor

       I have been a governor since 2015 and have two sons at the school. I am a qualified barrister, sit as

       a magistrate and also work as a fitness instructor.

 

       Paul Sturgeon

       I have been a governor at Birch school for 9 years and am chair of the Finance & premises

       committee. I live locally (with our 4 dogs!) and all four of my children attended the school.

 

       Sue Gee

       I live in the village and my involvement with the school goes back many years. Both of my children

       attended Birch school and I was Deputy head teacher here prior to my retirement. I have been

       a staff governor and more recently held the position of Chair of Governors before Tony Coppin.

 

       Nicholas Bagley

       I have been PCC Governor for 2 years and sat on the Finance & premises committee. I am local

       to the village having grown up in Layer Breton. I moved back to the village with my family 3 years

       ago. My oldest child attends the school and my youngest attends the attached pre-school on site.

 

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTERESTS/ATTENDANCE/END DATE

 

MR T COPPIN (CHAIR)

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - NONE RECORDED

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 2 X FGB, 1 X SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

END DATE/CATEGORY - LOCAL AUTHORITY TO 25.10.20

 

MRS S GEE

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - NONE RECORDED. 

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 3 X FGB, 2 X PAY AND PERSONNEL, 3 X FINANCE & PREMISES, 2 X SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

END DATE/CATEGORY - LOCAL AUTHORITY TO 31.08.18

 

MRS S VINTERS

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - EMPLOYED AS TEACHER AT BIRCH PRIMARY SCHOOL

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 4 X FGB, 2 x SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

END DATE/CATEGORY - CO-OPTED STAFF TO 31.12.18

 

MRS I BENTLEY

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - RELATIVE OF ATTENDING STUDENT.

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 4 X FGB, 2 X PAY & PERSONNEL, 2 X SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT.

END DATE/CATEGORY - DIOCESAN BOARD OF EDUCATION FOUNDATION GOVERNOR TO 30.04.18

 

MRS MILLBOURNE

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - EMPLOYED AS TEACHER AT BIRCH PRIMARY SCHOOL

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 4 X FGB, 2 X SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

END DATE/CATEGORY - STAFF TO 19.11.16

 

MR P STURGEON (VICE CHAIR)

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - DIRECTOR OF GARLANDS CONSULTING LTD, MEMBER OF INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 2 X FGB, 3 X FINANCE & PREMISES

END DATE/CATEGORY - DIOCESAN BOARD OF FINANCE FOUNDATION GOVERNOR TO 31.10.16

 

MRS G BROWN

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - RETIRED, SECRETARY FOR LAYER MARNEY PCC

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 4 X FGB, 2 X PAY & PERSONNEL, 1 X FINANCE & PREMISES, 2 X SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

END DATE/CATEGORY - FOUNDATION PARISH COUNCIL COMMITTEE TO 20.11.15

 

MRS E CONNOR

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - ADJUDICATE MAGISTRATE ON SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASES, PARENT OF ATTENDING STUDENT

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 1 X FGB

END DATE/CATEGORY - PARENT TO 15.11.19

 

MR R SCOTT

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - PARENT OF ATTENDING STUDENT/DIRECTOR OF SKN-RG LTD/BUSINESES - MARSHLANDS PHOTOGRAPHIC.

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 4 X FGB, 2 X FINANCE & PREMISES

END DATE/CATEGORY - PARENT TO 26.01.19

 

MR N BAGLEY

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - PARENT OF ATTENDING STUDENT

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 3 X FGB, 3 X FINANCE & PREMISES

END DATE/CATEGORY - PARENT TO FOUNDATION PARISH COUNCIL COMMITTEE

 

MRS L HAMBER

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - TBC

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 4 X FGB, 1 X SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

END DATE/CATEGORY - FOUNDATION PARISH COUNCIL COMMITTEE TO 08.03.19

 

MRS R MAY (OBSERVER NO VOTING RIGHTS)

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - EMPLOYED AS TEACHER/DEPUTY HT AT BIRCH PRIMARY SCHOOL

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 3 X FGB, 2 X FINANCE & PREMISES, 1 X SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

END DATE/CATEGORY - OBSERVER

 

REV G BAYLISS (OBSERVER NO VOTING RIGHTS)

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - TBC 

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 3 X FGB

 

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTERESTS/ATTENDANCE OF THOSE STEPPED DOWN

 

MISS T BACKHOUSE

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - NONE RECORDED

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 4 X FGB, 2 X PAY & PERSONNEL

END DATE/CATEGORY - RESIGNED MAY 2017

 

MISS H ROBINSON

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - TA AT BAYNARDS PRIMARY SCHOOL, PARENT OF ATTENDING STUDENT

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS -4 X FGB, 2 X SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

END DATE/CATEGORY - RESIGNED JUNE 2017

 

MRS V COATES

BUSINESS/PRECUNIARY INTEREST - TBC 

2015-16 ATTENDED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 2 X FGB, 1 X FINANCE & PREMISES, 1 X SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

RESIGNED 17.08.15