Lethbridge Primary School
Parents' Area
Sporting Achievements
Parents' Association
Key Documents
Staff Area
Introduction, Minutes and Academy Documents Who We Are
Philip Ashdown (Chair of Governors and Chair of F&S): Parent Governor
I have a daughter at the school and joined the Governing Body in December 2012 as a Parent Governor having been a Governor at another Swindon School for the past 12 years.

I have a wealth of experience in education governance and also in Finance and actively seek to support and challenge the school in achieving its aims.
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Terasa Beach: Parent Governor
I became a Parent Governor at Lethbridge in 2015. I have two children at the school. My career background is in finance and administration and I also have three years experience as a governor in another Swindon school. I am looking forward to supporting the school in achieving its ambitions over the next few years.
Carly Chew: Staff Governor
I joined Lethbridge in 2010 as a newly qualified teacher and have been teaching at the school ever since. As a teacher, I am interested in making Lethbridge school a fun and exciting place so that children can learn many different skills and develop their understanding.

I became a Staff Governor in 2015 so that I could support Lethbridge in being a place where children can learn and achieve their best.
Miss Chew
Laura Crosby: Community Governor
I was happy to be selected as a school governor in September 2017 when my eldest son started in Reception, as I saw this as an opportunity to be part of the strategic leadership and accountability body of the school.

In my new role I will endeavour to contribute to the improvement and development of Lethbridge's educational capabilities, by putting our children's needs first.

I work for a Global IT and Telco company delivering specialist managed IT services predominantly in the Public Justice Sector.
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Alexia Davison: Co-opted Governor
I have a son in Reception and a daughter who is 2 and we live in Old Town. I became a governor because I wanted to become involved in the development of the school. As a primary school teacher in a small local school, I have always had a keen interest in education. I hope to be able to share my own experiences in the sector and help the school to develop further. My main interests lie in Literacy, Music and the Performing Arts, which are the areas I am responsible for in my current job. I am passionate that education should be a happy experience in which children are encouraged to reach their full potential and look forward to working with the school to achieve this for all children.
Jonathon Dearlove: Parent Governor
I have one child in Year 3 and another about to start in Reception. I am a solicitor and since 2005 I have worked in-house for the National Trust. I hope that my legal background particularly in the charitable sector will positively affect the governance of the school. I became a governor as I wanted to make a contribution to the community of Old Town.
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Simone Franklin: Parent Governor
I have 2 daughters in Year 1 and Year 6 and became a governor to support the school and give back to the wonderful Old Town Community. I have been predominantly a stay at home mum since 2005, however have always worked part time on projects in my freelance Training and Development Consultancy.

Prior to becoming a mum I had many years' experience in international Training and Development management in a variety of organisations - including 15 years living and working overseas in Germany and Switzerland. As most of my work experience has been specifically in the adult education field I hope I can bring those skills to my role as a governor, as well as offer a cross cultural and international perspective.
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Chris Hobson: Parent Governor
I have two sons currently attending Lethbridge. I became a governor in 2015 so that I could take an active interest in the school that plays such a prominent part in my family's life. I have lived in Old Town for over 20 years and recognise the importance of having a good school for our children at the centre of our community.

I am an electronics engineer, which involves analysing large amounts of information in order to identify solutions to problems, I hope that this skill will help me in my role as a governor. In my spare time I am passionate about rugby, and spend my Sunday mornings coaching children to play rugby at Supermarine RFC.
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Hayley Jackson: Community Governor
I have lived in Old Town for 12 years. I have two sons, one has now left school and my youngest has just started at Lethbridge. I have a keen interest in SEN issues, the local community and politics.

Previous to having my youngest son I worked in two local secondary schools in a pastoral support capacity. Since then I have worked for a local charitable trust and my current job is in fundraising and events.

I wanted to join the board of governors as I am passionate about giving back to the local community and I look forward to working with the fantastic team at Lethbridge to further improve and support the school and our children's education
Arlene Maclaughlin: Community Governor
I am a Community Governor for the School. As a former pupil of Lethbridge, and resident of Old Town for over 30 years, I wanted to volunteer to support the School and community.

My career in corporate banking and finance sees me on the Finance sub-committee for the school.
Lethbridge School gave me the foundations for my academic success and most importantly friends for life; thanks to its culture and values. The successful mix of academic achievement and positive social culture is something I am keen to ensure Lethbridge continues to build on for future generations.
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Damien Mackman: Community Governor
I became a Community Governor in September 2014. I am a qualified accountant working for a large financial services organisation. As a former resident of Old Town I was keen to get involved in the governance of a local school. I am also the link governor for Maths.

I have a four year old daughter and in my spare time enjoy playing golf.
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Lisa Mayes: Headteacher
I live in the locality and my own children attend the school too.

The school Governing Body is an excellent way for parents and community members to join school staff in developing the direction of the school and helps put us at the heart of the Old Town community.
Mrs Mayes
Nataley Maysey: Co-opted Governor
I have two children and have lived within Old Town for many years, my son has just left the school and my daughter has recently started in Reception.

I joined as a Governor in September 2017, wanting to be part of the school's journey for further development and to ensure the children can achieve their best.

My career lies within media, previously I've worked within print but have spent the last ten years in radio and digital marketing. I would hope that the skills I have obtained within business can be of benefit to Lethbridge and I look forward to working more closely with the school.

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Tara Moran: Staff Governor
As a teacher, I have a passion not only for Teaching but for Education as a whole and its role in personal development and growth. I have always been interested in education and believe that learning should be stimulating and enjoyable. In 2014, I volunteered to be a Teaching Governor as I wanted to contribute to the development of the school and the schools continued work towards the best education for all children. I hope to help the school maintain both a happy environment and high standards.

Outside work, I have two children who are both of school age and attend schools in the Swindon area. In my spare time I enjoy helping them to develop their love for learning through nature walks, theatre excursions and leisure activities.
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Kristina Mussgnug Barrett: Parent Governor
I joined the Governing Board of Lethbridge Primary School as a Parent Governor in December 2013 and am currently the Link Governor for children with special educational needs and for gifted and talented children at the school.

I have three children of my own and teaching experience in higher education. My work teaching Philosophy to young adults at university level made it clear to me that a well rounded education has to cover much more than just literacy and numeracy. Lethbridge provides many opportunities for our children to have rich, varied and value based learning experience and as a governor, I hope to support the excellent teaching staff at Lethbridge in ensuring that all our children get the kind of start in life they deserve.
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Annette Shakespeare: Community Governor
I've had links with Lethbridge since my first daughter started in 2005. My other two children have also attended and my youngest is currently in Year 2. I have over 24 years of teaching experience and I am currently a Hospital Teacher, based at GWH. I joined the governing body because I wanted to play an active role in the life of the school, to support the staff and to be involved in the Old Town community.
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Laura Smith: Community Governor
As a parent of two children at the school, I am really keen to get more closely involved in both their education and that of all children at the school.

I work locally for a financial services organisation within project / change management and look to bring my skills and experience to the role of school governor.
Fiona Wall: Parent Governor
I have a daughter who attends Lethbridge, currently in Reception. I became a school governor in September 2017, As a new school parent I wanted to help support the school by joining the governing team and helping the school achieve improvement in education for the local children of Swindon. I work for an IT business providing managed services to the public and private sector in the UK.

Chris Webb: Staff Governor
I have worked at Lethbridge since 2012, and became a Staff Governor in 2014. I was previously network manager at The Ridgeway School in Wroughton, where I worked for nearly 8 years before moving here.

In my current role here at Lethbridge I look after a number of other schools in the area, this with my previous role at Ridgeway I feel I bring a wide knowledge and experience to the governing body.
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Peter Webster: Community Governor
I have my daughter currently attending Lethbridge Primary School. I became a school governor in September 2017, primarily so I could take an active part in helping the school progress and improve the education of the children. In addition I have always wanted to give something to the borough of Swindon.

My family all live in Old Town, in my spare time I do like to cook and watching sport.

I am an engineer by trade, however I have worked in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare for the last 27 years, mainly in operations. I am sure many of the challenges I have encountered in business will enable me to help the school in the role of a school governor.
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Emily Longthorne: Clerk

Finance and Staffing Committee
Phil Ashdown (Chair)
Lisa Mayes
Damien Mackman
Chris Webb
Kristina Mussgnug-Barrett
Arlene McLaughlin

By invitation:
Cathy Millen - Business Manager
Matthew Simpson - Parent Governor - 18/12/13 - 15/02/17
Julie McLaren - Community Governor - 08/07/16 - 15/03/17
Peter Richardson - Community Governor - 01/12/12 - 12/07/16
Lethbridge Primary School                     Lethbridge Road                     SWINDON                     Wilts                     SN1 4BY
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Lethbridge Primary School is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 7685652.
Registered office: Lethbridge Primary School, Lethbridge Road, SWINDON, Wilts SN1 4BY