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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
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.