To find out information about our school governors please click the tabs below.
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 and the Pier Strand Lead. 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- Co-Opted 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.
Peter Adams- Co-opted Governor
Peter has been the proprietor of The Belsteads School since it opened in 2017 and has recently joined the Governing Board here at Shorefields. Peter has an NVQ level 5 in Leadership and Management and has overseen The Belsteads school from its opening to help the children that have attended it. Peter is keen to support Shorefields in all aspects of governance,
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.
Victoria Elvins- Parent Governor
I am really pleased to be appointed as new Parent Governor. My son has attended Shorefields since 2013 and thoroughly enjoys school. Prior to my son’s diagnosis of autism I was a police officer for Essex Police. I left this role to support my son as much as possible. It is very important to me that my son thrives and is given every opportunity to develop and reach his full potential.
As the parent of a son who turns 16 this summer, I understand the challenges and rewards of raising a child with complex needs and as my son has attended Shorefields for 9 years, I am very familiar with the school. I feel that this experience and perspective will be very useful as a Parent Governor and I am looking forward to fulfilling this role.
Becky Myers- Parent Governor
Hello, I'm Becky. My daughter has attended Shorefields since 2020, in that short time she has made progress in so many ways.
I have a degree in Finance worked for the NHS as a graduate, then after a career change and achieving my Early Years Professional Status in 2010 I worked in various settings from day nurseries to school nursery and charity run Pre Schools.
I have a passion for learning environments and supporting children with special needs. So when I saw there was a parent governors vacancy I thought I could do that and help support the wonderful staff and students at the school.
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.