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The Governing Body has a wide range of responsibilities, including planning the academy's future direction and raising the standards of pupil achievement through a process of challenge and support. Governors are also accountable to parents and the wider community for the performance of the academy.
The Governing Body comprises a number of different types of Governor, who all bring with them different experiences and skills developed through their life. This diversity adds strength to the work of the Governing Body. All governors undertake their work as volunteers.
Below is a table of our current Governing Body. If you would like to contact the Chair of the Board of Governors, or find out about the role, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This table is a work in progress and complete information will appear here soon.
Frank Butler as a Chartered Chemist and Licentiate of the Institute of Biology worked in the Water Industry for many years, holding a number of senior managerial positions including Chief Chemist, Business Planning Manager and Director of Human Resources and Regulation. He was part of the Senior Management Team and responsible for 3,000 employees, attending Board Meetings and sitting on the Board of Pension Trustees looking after the interests of current and past employees. He retired in 2003 and has been a Governor since 2006, becoming Chair of Governors in 2007
David has worked in retail for over 25 years. He is constantly aware of making sure the store and staff are working within legal guidelines and he is audited on different areas on a regular basis. He is married with 2 children who both attend Maltings Academy.
|Lesley Guy||Lesley Guy worked as a GP in the local area, now retired. Her 3 children went to John Bramston. She started as a parent governor 1991/92 and has continued since then in various roles including as Chair of Governors for a period of time.|
|Martin Lunn||Martin is a Chartered Chemist who has spent most of his working life in the water industry. He ran all of the scientific service functions for Essex & Suffolk Water, including the Laboratory and Water Quality departments, from 1994 until 2000. Since then he has been responsible for the supply and demand strategy of Northumbrian Water which includes Northumbrian Water in the North East and Essex & Suffolk Water in the East. Martin also represents Northumbrian Water in negotiating pay, terms and conditions with its trade unions.|
Gavin McCall has been a Governor in Witham Schools for many years. It started at Howbridge Infant School, and on to Howbridge Junior School, and then John Bramston, remaining on its change to Maltings Academy. Gavin has 29 years experience of Automotive Software development and Automotive Engineering. Gavin has a BSc. in Cybernetics & Computer Science, and later in his career completed a MSc. in Safety Critical Systems Engineering. This was from a humble start attended a Secondary Modern school, and having free school meals! Gavin has also been involved in Youth work in Witham since 1993.
“Education is a life-long journey, and as a Governor, I seek to ensure that support that journey in the years our children spend at Maltings.”
|Mark MacDonald||Mark MacDonald is one of the staff Governors. He has worked at Maltings Academy since 2008 and was previously Assistant Principal and Head of Science at a school in Essex. He lives in Witham and is married with three daughters. Mark is a graduate of Kings College London and Keele University.|
|Diana McLeod||Diana McLeod has been a governor of the Maltings Academy since its inception, and before that, a governor of John Bramston School. Diana began her career as a secondary school teacher, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages, in Southend and Maldon. With the birth of her two children, she moved into adult education, first as a part-time tutor and then as a senior manager in Colchester, Chelmsford, Maldon and Witham. Now retired, she also works with Year 10 and Year 11 students as a (voluntary) Community Mentor at the Plume School, Maldon.|
|Tim Monaghan||Tim is the founder and co-owner of local driving school Essexdrive, teaching people as young as 15 to drive. He is married and has one daughter currently at Maltings Academy. Tim's wife is a former pupil of John Bramston (as the Academy was previously). Tim served as a Governor at Holy Family School, Witham, for the duration of his daughter's time there. He became a Parent Governor at Maltings Academy in 2012.|
|Carl Newman||Born in Hastings in 1973 from a very young age I decided that I wanted to get into the car industry. Having attained 8 GCSEs A-C grade I failed my A-Levels and so attended an HND course in Hertfordshire. On completing this I moved into the second year of a degree and graduated in 1998 with a 2:1 BA Hons. My working career started pricing up good in a family business at the age of 13. I then gained my first Saturday job after a week’s work experience at a local machine shop. From this I moved on to a camshaft manufacturers during my sandwich element of my degree. I stayed at this company and so completed my final degree year part time over two years. On graduation I moved into engine development at Ricardo’s in Brighton. After 5 years I then moved to my current employer Ford Motor Company. I am now in program management working at the Basildon Ford office. Outside of work I am married with two children, one of which started at Malting’s Academy in Sept 2012. I enjoy motor vehicles and having recently finished competing in hill climbs and sprints I have purchased a 1960 Austin Healey 3000 which I plan to fully restore over the coming years.|
|Stephen Saville||Steve has lived in Witham for 10 years, and works in London as a Senior HR Manager for a large bank, having previously spent 8 years as the European HR Manager for an American Telecoms company. Steve has an MBA and a degree from Anglia Ruskin University, and is a Chartered member of the CIPD. Steve is married and has a son and a daughter, both of whom attend Maltings Academy.|
|Trevor Scott||Trevor has lived in Witham for most of his life and attended John Bramston as a youngster. He is married with two daughters, one attends Maltings Academy and the other Powers Hall Infants School. Trevor works for a Witham based company and is responsible for the management of many local residents.|
|Mark Skinner||Mark Skinner has been a teacher at the Maltings Academy since 2008. He is currently Head of Year 7, having previously taken the class of 2007 all the way though to Year 11. He also teaches History, Public Services and Ethics. Before 2008 he taught at Chalvedon School in Basildon after graduating from Kings College, London.|
|John Szynal||John attended Hull University studying Accountancy and then Chichester University to complete a B.Ed PE course. He began teaching at St Helena School in Colchester in 1986 and has taught in three other schools prior to becoming Principal at Maltings Academy in 2010. His philosophy is one of ensuring that each child achieves success in education in an atmosphere that promotes politeness and enjoyment.|
|John Wood||John has lived in Witham for the last 4 years and works as a independent sport and leisure consultant. He previously worked in the public sector managing a range of leisure services. John is also a member of the Active Essex Board and has recently been invited to chair Active Braintree. He is also a mentor for Sported. John has a love of all sports, particularly rugby, and is an active member of a gym and enjoys walking and cycling. John spent 4 years working with Partnership for Schools on the Government’s Building Schools for the Future programme and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.|
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.