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St Mary's Church of England Academy

'We promise to shine together.'

Let the light of your face shine upon us - Psalm 4:6

Governing Body

Derek Kuziw

Appointed 1st September 2011

 

  • Member
  • Chair of Governors
  • Member of Finance and Personnel Committee
  • Pupil Premium Lead Governor

 

"Born in Edinburgh, I joined the Royal Navy on leaving school at the age of 15.  I trained as a meteorologist and saw the world, including a 2 year deployment to Antarctica.  I served for 12 years in total. On leaving the Royal Navy I held numerous roles in Sales (selling all kinds of products, from gardening equipment to roofing hoists).  In 1989 I established Anders + Kern UK Limited, a leading distributor and integrator of audio visual solutions. The company is based in Mildenhall. I was Managing Director for over 25 years. I am married to Jane and we have 2 grown up daughters, all three attended St Mary’s as children". 

 

email: derek.kuziw@smpsac.org

 

The Venerable John Cox

Appointed 1st September 2012 - Re-appointed 12th January 2017

 

  • Chair of Members
  • Governor
  • Chair of Community, Ethos and Mission Committee
  • SEND, LAC and PHSE Lead
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Governor
  • Member of Finance and Personnel Committee
  • Member of Buildings, Health and Safety Committee
  • Member of Standards and Curriculum Committee

 

"I was ordained over 50 years ago and during my ministry have served in parishes near Liverpool, in Birmingham and London; at Church House, Westminster; Southwark Cathedral and finally as Archdeacon of Sudbury. On retirement I was asked to be Diocesan Director of Education responsible for about 90 Church schools throughout Suffolk. I did that for four and half years. Over the years I have been a governor in more than a dozen schools. I am married to Diane, have two children and four grandchildren".

 

email: john.cox@smpsac.org

 

Lynne Stabler 

Appointed 1st September 2018

 

  • Principal / ex-officio member of Governing Body
  • Governor
  • Member of all Committees

 

Oliver Pryke

Appointed 1st September 2012

 

  • Governor
  • Member of Finance and Personnel Committee

 

"I am a solicitor specialising in employment law. For many years I have been recognised by the independent guides to the legal profession as one of the leading practitioners in the East of England. I represent both employees and employers and act for many of Cambridge’s best known technology companies, several Colleges in the University and a number of schools and other education providers. I have been a Governor of St Mary’s since 2012. I live just outside Newmarket with my wife and family, I have three children all of whom attend secondary school in Bury St Edmunds".

 

email: oliver.pryke@smpsac.org

 

Richard Alecock

Appointed 1st December 2014

 

  • Governor
  • Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee

 

"Born and bred in Mildenhall, I joined Whiting and Partners Chartered Accountants in Mildenhall 1986 and have now completed over 30 years of service. I am responsible for the management of the Mildenhall Office. I am also a Committee member of the Chamber of Commerce and am responsible for the Mildenhall area for the Chamber. I have 5 children all of whom have attended or are attending St. Mary’s, I also attended St. Mary’s myself as a pupil".

 

email: richard.alecock@smpsac.org

 

Lorna Willingham

Re-elected 1st September 2017

 

  • Parent Governor
  • Chair of Standards and Curriculum Committee
  • E-Safety Lead Governor

 

"By profession I am a secondary school teacher. I am currently the faculty leader for vocational subjects at Mildenhall College Academy. I teach Business and Computing / ICT from KS3 to KS5. I became a parent governor when my son was in Early Years in the hope that I could make a positive contribution to the school and to continue the interest in my children’s education. I have two children Amelia and George both of whom attended St Mary's but are now in high school".  

 

email: lorna.willingham@smpsac.org

 

Zoe Braven-Giles

Re-appointed 8th December 2018

 

  • Governor
  • St Mary's PCC Approved Representative
  • Safeguarding Designated Governor
  • Member of Community, Ethos and Mission Committee

 

"I represent the St. Mary’s church PCC on the Board of Governors. I've lived in Suffolk for several years and have three children, all of whom attend St Mary's CofE Academy. I am also an active member of the St Mary's PTA".

 

email: zoe.braven.giles@smpsac.org

 

Andy Griggs

Appointed 4th December 2017

 

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Chair of Buildings, Health and Safety Committee
  • NQT Lead Governor

 

"Born in Bury St Edmunds, I have lived in and around the local area all my life. Over the years I have held numerous roles starting as a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice many years ago and moving into all areas of the manufacturing industry, but predominately in Quality Management, Engineering and Operations Management and now currently work part time for a small specialist Robotic Engineering business dealing with all aspects of their business. I am married to Helen and we have one grown up daughter and two younger children both of whom attended St Mary’s in Years 4 and 5". 

 

email: andy.griggs@smpsac.org

 

Andrew Poolton

Appointed 3rd October 2017

 

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Member of Finance and Personnel Committee

 

email: andrew.poolton@smpsac.org

 

Lauren Nightingale-Roffe

Appointed 19th February 2020

 

  • Parent Governor
  • Member of Community, Ethos and Mission Committee

 

"I have been a parent at St Mary's for a total of 15 years, my youngest is currently in year 2. I have a deep interest in the education of our children and believe that primary education gives them a great start to go on and achieve excellent things in life. I am a registered volunteer at the school, where I help run a parent lead Reading café and also help regularly with reading with the year 2 children. I am also the treasurer of the PTA. I like to keep busy and have a few volunteer roles outside of the school. I volunteer at King's Church toddler group and I'm a Leader in charge at 2nd Mildenhall Rainbows. I love all my roles and making a difference in children's lives".

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