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.


Sarah Fuller

Sarah is a parent governor and has a supporting role alongside the governor for Special Needs and Inclusion.  Sarah is an experienced secondary school Art teacher and also Head of Year, looking after all aspects of pupils from a pastoral point of view.  Sarah has specialised in working with Year 7 for several years and liaises regularly with various local primary schools and year 6 pupils. Sarah has a keen interest in education and ensuring all young people are happy, safe and able to make progress in school.


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.


Hilary Dolan

Having spent her professional life as a teacher, working in schools in Surrey and Northamptonshire, Hilary is proud to serve as a Governor at St Andrews.  Hilary has a special interest in Inclusion and also serves as the Pupil Premium Governor. Having taken very early retirement, she now enjoys using her experience to raise the standards of provision for all pupils at St Andrews, and especially enjoys meeting children and looking at their work.  Hilary is serving her second term as a Governor, and chairs the Learning Provision committee. Hilary is also Vice-chair of Governors and serves on the Strategy and Finance, Pay and Personnel committees.

Hilary is a Foundation Governor, coming to St Andrews through her role as Musical Director at St Andrews Church, where she runs three choirs and plays for many services.


Cathy Harmsworth

Cathy is a parent governor and the schools EYFS governor.  She wanted to be a governor because she is passionate about children having the best education to support a school which has strong Christian values to help guide the children.

She is passionate about children having the best start top their education and enjoying learning.  She has gained a degree in Early Years education along with years of hands-on experience. She enjoys coming in to meet with the EYFS team to ensure that the children are achieving their full potential.


Joyce Banks

Joyce has worked for a building society for 18 years and is currently a Change Manager. She is a member of St Andrews church and part of the children's ministry team. Born in Northampton she and her husband have a daughter at the school.

Joyce is a Foundation Governor and sits on the Finance, Pay and Personnel Committee and the Learning Provision Committee. She is the Lead Governor for Collective Worship.


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.


Deborah Philipsz

Deborah is a Foundation Governor at the school and a Secondary School teacher, currently working part time teaching KS3 and GCSE Science at Abbeyfield School, Northampton.  As a lead Governor for English, her key role is to monitor how the subject of English is being taught in the school and be accountable to the Learning Provision Committee.  In addition to this, I volunteer by reading with KS2 students under the guidance of the English Lead in the school.  Outside of both schools, Deborah plays an active role in her Church, working in the Children's ministry and with the Seniors.   Her desire is to see St Andrews awarded 'Good' by OFSTED as an affirmation of all the hard work put in by students, staff and governors.


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.