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Shorefields School

Governor Profiles

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Brian Davis- Co-opted Governor

I have spent my  working life in primary schools, and since retiring I have  considerable experience in governance, both within education settings and also the NHS.  I enjoy being a governor at Shorefields and am pleased to be part of the team of this fantastic school. In my spare moments I enjoy gardening, walking on the beach and spending time with my grandchildren.

Colin Madge- Chair Of Governors- Local Authority Governor 

Being a governor for me is a way of giving back to the schools that have supported my children. I have been involved in governance since 2001 and when I was invited to join Shorefields I was honoured to be offered the opportunity to show my appreciation for the dedication the staff gave my son in his education. I do work full time in a local hotel but when I have a spare moment I enjoy walks with my dog, family time and researching my family history.

Jennifer Grotier- Headteacher- Ex Offico 


Ryan Bruce- Staff Governor 

My name is Ryan, I have worked at the school for many years and been a class teacher for five.  I enjoy supporting students to use a variety of technology to communicate their choices, using a sensory curriculum approach.   I play an active role within the governing board, helping colleagues to complete a variety of tasks.   In my free time i enjoy; swimming, running, spending time socialising with friends and watching Ipswich Town play football. 

Beverley Harvery- Vice Chair of Governors- Parent Governor 

My name is Bev Harvey, my son, Tom, has attended Shorefields since 2004 which is how I became a part of the governing board.  I have been a governor in the school for the last three years.  I try to take an active role with the various events school run and am heavily involved with the parent forum.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far on the governing board and hope that I have helped to give something back to an amazing school. 

Gary Roberts- Co-opted Governor

I moved to Clacton many years ago and have since worked in the hospitality sector as a manger.  Many of my roles consisted of -providing school catering, catering and bar management.  In recent years, I have returned to college to complete a degree in education studies.  I have a son who attends Shorefields and i am keen to support the school in aspect i can, using my prior experience to support the development of the school. 

Eve Collis- Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor at Shorefields for 6 years and I have been proud to play a small part in the wonderful work of the school. All of my working life was spent in education, with a keen interest in special needs throughout this time. As well as playing an active role on the governing body at Shorefields I have also been involved as a facilitator on the MAZE programme, working closely with parents from Shorefields and other local schools. I am happily retired and enjoy many craft activities, singing in 2 choirs and spending time at my beach hut.

Anne Davies- Co-opted Governor

I have lived in Kirby Cross for 25 years; and my children have attended local  schools.  During my career I have taught  in several  primary/infants schools, usually focusing on school/class music lessons, choirs, music groups, concerts and Christmas productions. In addition i also  taught at  the Leas School for a short period.  I am currently a Town and District Councillor and am keen to  support Shorefields school, pupils and staff in whatever way I can as a School Governor .

Trish Hahn- Parent Governor

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My name is Trish and i am a Parent Governor here at Shorefields.  I have a daughter who attends the college phase of Shorefields.  I am keen to play an active part in supporting the school in anyway I can.  I have a busy home life with three children, my husband is a ,minister at a local church close to the school.  In addition to this, I coordinate Messy Church SEND sessions within the local community. 

Lisa Ball- Co-opted Governor

I have a been a governor for over 10 years, at mainstream and special schools throughout Essex.  I was asked to became a governor and I wanted to support the school in being the best it could be and support our children to achieve their full potential (whatever this may be).  My experience in Education various from, Non-Teaching and Teaching Personnel, Welfare, Education Welfare Officer, Court Officer to name a few. I love spending time with my family, we also have a house rabbit that loves playing skittles and hide and seek.

Naomi Readman- Co-opted Governor 

 I am a retired teacher and spent all my working life working in the secondary sector of education. I started my career as a modern languages teacher in Clacton and later moved over to working in the field of Special Needs and Literacy and was appointed as SENCO in 1994, a role which I carried on until my retirement. After leaving the mainstream environment in 2004, I worked in Pupil Referral Units in NE and Central Essex, as a senior teacher, community leader and SENCO.  This work involved working with the most vulnerable students in NE Essex,  which I loved and was committed to giving these students, all with SEND, a chance to succeed. 


I have three grown up children and five granddaughters and am a very active 'nana' enjoying watching them grow and develop. I have many interests including singing in a local choir, being a member of a book group, swimming, walking and dressmaking. I enjoy travelling, trips to the theatre and cinema and have an active social life  I was delighted to be appointed as a governor for Shorefields School and am committed to continuing my work in the field of special education.