Finchingfield Academy Teaching & Learning Council

NameAppointed date and term of officeAppointing bodyDetails
Michael Mitchell- Co-Vice Chair01/04/2020 (4 years)Appointed by TrustMichael is Co-Vice Chair, and appointed to the T & L Council Governors by Finchingfield Parochial Church Council. He has two sons at Finchingfield in the upper and lower key stages. Michael is an Associate Architect for an international practice, based in London.
Francis Hunter01/04/2020 (4 years)Elected by parentsFrancis has two children currently at the school in the upper and lower key stages.
Catherine Emmett- Co-Vice Chair01/04/2020 (4 years)Elected by parentsCath is Co-Vice Chair. She currently works as a children’s writer so has a deep interest in children’s literacy and reading fr pleasure. Her degree is in Law and Accounting, and she previously spent 15 years working in the financial markets. Whilst in this role, Cath spent time volunteering in East London schools, helping with financial literacy, public speaking and mentoring local children.
Reverend Alex Shannon12/10/2020 (4 years)Ex-officioReverend Alex joined the Teaching and Learning Council in September 2020. He is passionate about ensuring the school has great links with the Church.
Mike Walsh01/04/2020 (4 years)Ex-officioCEO of Canonium Learning Trust and Executive Headteacher of Finchingfield Academy. Mr Walsh is the headteacher at Kelvedon St. Mary’s Primary Academy and has been for 9 years. he has been a headteacher for a total of 12 years.
he has led the school to academy status, set up specialist provision for autism and has developed the organisation to become a Multi Academy Trust.
His school is currently rated Outstanding (02/16) by Ofsted.
he is an active member of the management groups of several country wide education groups including school alliances and Mat 2 Mat networks.
he has supported school improvement in eight schools over the past five years.
Miss M Raymond01/04/2020 (4 years)Ex-officioHead of School
Michelle Nixon03/01/2022 (4 years)ElectedMember of school staff
Alison Stranger20/04/2022Appointed by TrustSafeguarding Governor. (Further details to follow.)