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Who's Who?

Our Governors - Pen Portraits

Tracy Elliott

I have been a school governor here at Croyland Primary School for about fifteen years, with two as Vice Chair and was appointed Chair in September 2018. Having had my own children attend the school, I am as keen now as then to help in moving forward and to see it thrive within our community, whilst ensuring we are doing the very best for it’s pupils.

I am a member of the personnel and Pupil Welfare sub committees.  My own work is as a Registered Childminder so I am involved in the earliest stages of children’s development and education.

Aside from that, I am a keen quizzer, an avid foodie and a big fan of football and darts.

Sean Roberts

I have been a school governor here at Croyland Primary School since my son and now my daughter started in the School, my current role is as Vice Chair. Having had my own children attend the school, I have seen the tremendous work done by all members of the staff over the years and I am proud to be part of the Croyland family.  Our aim when a child leaves the schools is for them to have an active and inquisitive mind and be an asset within the community.

I currently work at Santander originally based in Milton Keynes however, since the pandemic in one of the back bedrooms in my house.

Aside from that, I like a lot of stuff like football and anything Animal or Bird related, working out in the Gym, Marvel or Star Wars related.

Jo Summers

I have been teaching since 2007 and have taught in both the EYFS and Key Stage 1.  I have worked in two different school settings in Northamptonshire, a large primary school in Northampton and I am currently the nursery teacher at Croyland Nursery School.

I have been a co-opted governor for the school since 2014.  I feel that my experiences working in education support my role as a governor for Croyland Primary School.  I am able to offer an objective view whilst supporting the school in achieving their vision.

Valerie Anslow

I am delighted to become a governor at Croyland Primary School, where I spent my primary school years many years ago. After teaching for 38 years in Northamptonshire, I have the experience and expertise to offer the governing body. I will support the Headteacher and her staff in their desire to make a happy, safe and inspiring school where every child is valued. I am a Local Preacher in the Methodist Church, a Councillor representing Swanspool Ward on the Borough Council of Wellingborough, and a trustee of The Daylight Centre.

Graham Lawman

Coming soon

Adam Henley

I am qualified management accountant with years of financial experience. I have also managed a PMO team dealing with recovering risks, issues and project planning. 

I am a former governor with 10 years of prior experience so that I can add value and support to the headteacher and bursar.

Christina Brown

I feel proud to be a Parent Governor at Croyland Primary School. I currently work as a class teacher at a secondary SEND school and enjoy the variety and job satisfaction that the role brings. I also sit on the Governing Board as a staff governor at this school. Before joining this school, I worked as an Infant School teacher for 16 years. During this time, I progressed to an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST)/ Lead Practitioner (LP) role in Primary English for the county and the Strategic Lead for communication, Language and Literacy. I am passionate about teaching and learning and providing the best possible opportunities for all learners to succeed.

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the cinema and the theatre, as well as spending time with my friends.

I relish the prospects my role as Parent Governor bring; providing me with opportunities to work alongside staff, families and our community to ensure our children receive an enriching and inspiring curriculum and are given the greatest opportunities along their pathway into secondary school.

Gill Sawford

I recently retired in December 2021 after working for over 20 years at Croyland Primary School and feel I have a sound knowledge of the demographic area the school serves. At Croyland, I taught PSHE across the school as a HLTA and also managed the behaviour team and line managed the lunchtime team. Previously, I worked in accounts offices for 2 local companies and social services.

I enjoy local history, reading and have just learnt to play the ukulele. I also volunteer at Chester House. 

I am hoping my eclectic experiences could benefit the governing body at Croyland.