Kelvedon Academy Teaching & Learning Council

NameAppointed date and term of officeAppointing bodyDetails
Mark Walsh01/09/2019
(4 years)
(Chair)
Appointed by Trust
Mr Walsh is an IT professional with over 20 years experience. He has led in the areas of management, compliance, budgeting and project delivery.
Sarah Openshaw- Chair01/09/2019
(4 years)
DBE Governor – Foundation /sponsor membersMrs Openshaw is retired. Whilst working, she gained experience in PR, marketing and environmental education. She is passionate about building and strengthening the links between the church and school. She is a long standing member of St. Mary’s Church where her focus is on children’s learning. She is a member of the Parochial Church Council.
Reverend Simon GarwoodEx-officioEx-officio Foundation GovernorThe Revd. Simon Garwood has been Priest-in-Charge (Vicar) of St Mary’s Church Kelvedon and All Saints’ Church Feering since 2014.  Simon is an ‘ex-officio’ director, which means he was automatically appointed to the Board when he became Priest-in-Charge, since it is a Church of England school.  Simon is in school regularly, taking assemblies and working with the Head, RE Lead Teacher Miss Hutley and other staff.  He leads the annual school Christingle service, the whole-school Christmas, Easter and Harvest services in church, and takes two Holy Communion services in school, one for Year 3 (in March) and one for Year 6 (in November) to which parents and families are warmly invited.  He takes part in several other church-school events too, and is always willing to talk with families in confidence about any pastoral concerns they may have, whether they are linked to the school or not.  The children know him as ‘Father Simon’, but to adults he is more than happy to be just ‘Simon’!
Viv Sollis01/09/2021
(4 years)
Nominated by other body and appointed by GBViv Sollis is a Children and Youth pastor at a local church and has been for the past fifteen years. She was previously a secondary school teacher specialising in RE. She helps in the school as part of the Church Links Team.
Monica Rogers01/09/2019
(4 years)
Appointed by GB/boardTBA
Rachel Banning01/09/2019
(4 years)
Appointed by TrustMrs Banning is the Office Manager of a property development company. She has led the governance of teaching, learning and governor development for the past 8 years at Kelvedon.
In her time with the school she has overseen the transformation of teaching and learning and the year on year high achievements of the school. She was part of the team rated outstanding by the Ofsted in 2016.
She is Secretary of a swimming club which involves organising weekend training camps, galas, presentation ceremonies as well as communicating what is happening within the club.
Lois OsborneEx -officioExecutive HeadteacherMrs Osborne is the newly appointed Executive Headteacher of Kelvedon St. Mary’s CofE Primary Academy.
Jenny Bull01/09/2019
(4 years)
Staff memberTBA
Suzanne Shand01/11/2021
(4 years)
Elected by parentsAs a Parent Member, I am passionate about our children experiencing a fully rounded education – leaving primary school ready for the exciting opportunities and challenges that senior school and the wider world brings. I am committed to helping the school work together with parents in shaping kind, empathetic, conscientious children who are provided the best opportunities to reach their potential. As a freelancer, I have 10 years of marketing experience.