Governors

Pete Lightfoot

Pete is an Associate Director with a private quantity surveying practice working all over the United Kingdom.  He has project management and quantity surveying experience and became a foundation governor in 2008 utilising the same skills since then.  Pete is a committed Christian attending Reynard Way Evangelical Church.

Pete is the Chair of Governors, Chair of the Safeguarding & Inclusion Committee, Chair of the Strategy Committee and the safeguarding governor.  In these roles Pete is able to challenge the school leadership team hopefully allowing the school to move forward to a better Ofsted rating, while ensuring that the focus is always on the pupils, whether the safeguarding and care of the same or bettering their achievements.


Sheila Moakes

Sheila is a retired Director of Nursing who worked extensively in the Middle East and now has her own consultancy company in Health Care Planning and Equipping.  Sheila is a member of Billing Parish Anglican Church and is the Parochial Church Council Secretary. She was invited to become a Foundation Governor to St Andrew’s based on her commitment to her faith and as a result of understanding about PFI’s and their impact on healthcare and school builds.

Sheila is the chair of the Finance Committee and sits as part of the Strategy Group assisting the Senior Leadership Team in planning the focus for our children’s achievements.  She also sits on the Safeguarding Committee where she actively undertakes reviews of the school in relation to its care and safety of the children.


Mary Lunn

Mary is a Foundation Governor, appointed  09 November 2017 to the full governing  body and Safeguarding and Inclusion Committee.  Mary has always been passionate about and fascinated by education at all levels and welcomed the chance to serve as a governor.  Mary is retired now, but spent a total 24 years teaching Science at secondary level and held posts of responsibility within a couple of Science departments. Her interest in primary education began when her children were little and she used to help out regularly at the school they attended.  Mary then did a Middle School placement prior to returning to teaching after a career break.

Mary is actively involved in the life of her local church and two of the schools she worked in had a Christian ethos. As a governor she looks forward to being a “critical friend” to the school and staff to support and encourage them as they aim to enable each child fulfil their God-given potential.


Marianne Mann

Marianne has been a class teacher at St. Andrew's CEVA since September 2014. During this time she has taken on  roles of History co-ordinator, Maths Shadow co-ordinator, School Council facilitator and runs the netball club. Marianne has worshiped at St. Peter's Church, Brackley for 25 years. 

Marianne is a staff governor and also sits on the learning provision committee.


Alan Owen

Alan is a Senior IT Project Manager with a nationally recognised FTSE 100 company. He has spent over 20 years working in the retail and distribution sector in Supply Chain and IT management roles.

Alan joined the board of governors as a Foundation Governor in September 2018.  He is a member of St Andrew's Church Great Billing and is also a member of the Parochial Church Council where he is serving as Treasurer.  One of Alan's two children is currently a pupil at the school, the other is a former pupil who completed Year 6 in July 2017.

Alan is a member of the Safeguarding Committee and also the Full Governing Body.  He is committed to ensuring the school is a safe, secure environment both in terms of the physical  building and also the wider child protection and welfare issues within the Safeguarding role. As a full governor he looks to provide effective scrutiny of the school's performance to ensure the School Leadership team are striving to continually raise the school's standards.


Shelley Buckingham

Shelley is a Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Officer for an Engineering development and testing company; prior to this, she worked for manufacturing and surveying companies and has 10 years’ experience in her field.

Shelley has experience in HSE best practice and compliance, conducting risk assessments and advising on health and safety across all levels.  This can range from advice on the correct safety wear to the installation of new experimental equipment and the necessary safety precautions i.e fire protection.

Shelley has one son at St Andrews and is looking forward to contributing to the safety and well-being of the school, the children who attend and providing a parental view point on issues to the Governing body.


Esther Aravinthan

Esther works as a Quality Assurance Executive in a Pharmaceutical Company. She has experience working in a team in multiple facilities focusing on Management, Data Analysis, Risk Assessments, Internal & External Audits, Health & Safety, setting objectives and achieving goals within the timeframe.

Although she has less experience of working in schools directly, she strongly believes she can showcase her potential in supporting the school with the help of her fellow governors She has a passion for education and a willingness to learn new skills and has completed a course “Behaviour that Challenges in Children” which focuses on behaviour in children with learning disabilities, mental health issues and Autism.

She has a strong Christian background and has been actively participating in church activities.

Esther joined the Board of Governors in October 2021 as a parent Governor. She has her daughter attending school and wants to ensure that best education, moral, ethical, cultural, spiritual and safe environment is provided for all the children so that children enjoy coming to school and shine like stars in future in our community.


Carolyn Wignall

Carolyn has been instrumental in establishing two new schools in an education career that has seen her teach, teach teachers, develop curriculum and schemes to teach reading using phonetic methods in Bahasa Indonesian. She is also experienced and trained in special needs.

Outside education Carolyn has been a Director of a significant specialist port development company for over 10 years. She is also a Director of a company focussed on assisting UK and European companies to expand into Asia, especially south east Asia.

A foundation Governor, Carolyn attends St Mary's in Rusden, the church where she became a Christian almost 50 years ago. She has learned that building good relationships is the best foundation for good learning.