Jenny has been the Headteacher at Bradfield CE Primary since September 2014. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Head at Fairfield Park Lower School and was instrumental in its development into a flourishing, over-subscribed, ‘outstanding’ school. She has also been an Assistant Headteacher at a large primary school in Stevenage, has taught in a middle school and a British International School in Madrid. She has taught every age group within the primary age range.
Jenny is passionate about raising standards in teaching and learning. Between 2012 and 2014 she was seconded to the Central Bedfordshire Teaching School Partnership for half a day a week to recruit and lead the Specialist Leaders of Education team. She is also passionate about working together with parents and other professionals, sharing good practice and creating the best outcomes for all pupils.
Parent Governor – Chair of the Governing Body
Robin is a parent governor with a son, Jasper, currently in Year 2. He was
Vice-Chair of the IEB for its last 12 months and was part of the team that oversaw the transition to the Full Governing Body (FGB) in July 2015. He currently chairs the FGB. He has lived in the area for ten years and his two older children (now at the Downs School) have both attended the school.
He is passionate about learning and continuous development, both within the school environment and in life more generally. In his professional life, he is a barrister, leading a team of 26 lawyers and support staff in a well-known media and technology company.
Lindsay is currently a Head of House at Denefield Secondary school. She has developed her career in the pastoral sector and teaches both Maths and Geography. For the past 4 years Lindsay has been the Head of House and Deputy Child Protection Officer and leads the whole school Pupil Premium and the PSHE programme.
She also has the responsibility for the attendance and behaviour of the 300 students in her house and quality assures the teaching and pastoral care within the school as a member of the Extended SLT. Lindsay has a passion for teaching and learning and lends an educational perspective on the many areas that govenors are accountable for. She is keen to be a part of the development of Bradfield Primary School as it is a fantastic place for young learners. Lindsay currently has a daughter in year 1 and her son hopes to join in September 2017.
Local Authority Governor and Local Leader of Governance
Alasdair is an experienced Local Authority governor and chair, who became involved in education initally as a parent governor at his daughter’s school. In these roles he found himself regularly calling upon the knowledge and experience gained in a long career in senior management within a service industry.
He has had close involvement in a broad range of school issues. This includes financial management, OFSTED inspections, site and buildings development, recruitment and HR issues. Alasdair is a charity trustee, lives in West Berkshire and enjoys family persuits, music, reading, golf and sailing. He is now a local leader of governance and supports the Local Authority in other schools.
Jules is priest-in-charge of the parishes of Bradfield, Bucklebury and Stanford Dingley, and has been since 2009. He has served on a number of school governing bodies, and is really keen to see the children at Bradfield Primary school grow and develop during their time in this great school.
Kester is the Commercial Director of Bradfield College where he runs the College’s Enterprise company and has responsibility for all commercial activity taking place at the College. This includes the hiring out of facilities during holidays, all events and managing the Sports Complex, School Shop, Tennis Centre and Golf Club including all projects to enhance these facilities.
Kester is a qualified Project and Programme Manager and before joining Bradfield College did fifteen years in a variety of senior roles in the defence industry as well as serving 8 years as an Army Officer.
He attended York University where he obtained a second class honours degree in Psychology.
Helen has worked in administrative roles in schools, both state and independent, for the past 12 years and is currently Events and Enrichment Co-ordinator at Cranford House. She is both new to the village and to the role of School Governor and has a special interest in promoting the school in, and working as part of, the community. She also serves on the Health and Safety/Premises Committee. Helen has had previous careers in Event Management and Banking/Mortgage Underwriting.
She has 2 daughters, one has just left to go to university and the other is in her GCSE year. Helen’s interests include exploring this beautiful part of the country, glass fusing, crochet and baking.
Edward has lived in Bradfield for 30 years and his twin daughters are former pupils of the School. Now retired, he holds a post graduate marketing qualification and ran his own marketing business in Reading and Theale for a number of years. Edward is also a Governor of the John Madejski Academy in Reading.
Please find below a list of our downloadable documents:
Board of Governor Information
Instrument Of Government Sept
Bradfield FGB Minutes September 2015
Bradfield FGB Minutes November 2015
Bradfield FGB Minutes December 2015
Bradfield FGB Minutes February 2016
Bradfield FGB Minutes March 2016
Bradfield FGB Minutes May 2016
Bradfield FGB Minutes June 2016
Bradfield FGB Minutes July 2016
Bradfield FGB Minutes Sept 2016
Bradfield FGB Minutes Nov 2016
Bradfield FGB Minutes Feb 2017
Bradfield FGB Minutes Apr 2017
Bradfield FGB Minutes May 2017