Sue Waring MBE

I have been a Governor for a number of years and serve on the following committees; Human Resources, Premises & Finance, Audit & Risk and Student Discipline. I am also the Responsible Officer and Vice Chair of Governors having previously been the Chair of Governors.

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Andrew Keeble

I am very pleased to be a parent governor since September 2014 and provide a link to the University of Essex where I am the Director of Finance and a member of the University Steering Group.  I have been impressed by how hard everyone works at the Gilberd with an unrelenting focus on providing a great education for the benefit of students.

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Debbie Emm

I have been a Governor at The Gilberd School since 2009.   I am Vice-Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Curriculum & Student Development and Admissions Committees.  I am a member of the Human Resources and Policies Committees and also the Chairs of Committees Working Group.  I am the Link Governor for Modern Foreign Languages and visit this Faculty at least once a term.  

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John Simpson

I became a Governor in 2012. I am a member of the Human Resources, and Premises and Finance Committees. I am a member of the Chairs of Committees Working Group, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and Lead Governor for Health and Safety and Capital Projects. Previously I was a Governor at Myland Primary School.  In September 2016 I became Chair of Governors.

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Ray Gibbs

I am one of the longer serving Governors on the Governing Body and serve on the following committees; Curriculum & Student Development, Admissions, and Staff Discipline.  Having been a parent of the school for a number of years, I feel I can consider governance issues from a variety of perspectives.

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Paul Presland

I became a Governor in June 2015 and have thoroughly enjoyed my first year in post. My colleagues have made me most welcome and I have joined a very cohesive team who are passionate about The Gilberd School. I sit on the Curriculum and Admissions Committee and Chair the Policies Committee.

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Chris Jenkinson

I became a Governor in 1987, shortly after moving to Colchester.  I am Chairman of the Premises and Finance Committee, a member of the Chairs of Committees Working Group, a member of the Pay Committee & a member of Student & Staff Discipline committees.  I am the oldest and longest serving Governor.

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Shona Rafique

I became a Governor in March 2014 and serve on the following committees; Human Resources, Curriculum, Admissions, Staff Discipline and Student Discipline.

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Linda Gous

I have been a Governor at The Gilberd School since the year 2000 having previously been a Governor at Holy Trinity Primary School. It is a role that I enjoy enormously working as part of a dedicated governing body and a wider school team our aim being to provide a quality education for all of our students. Both my children attended the school.

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Richard Norfolk

I first joined The Gilberd School Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 2009, with five of my six children having enjoyed their secondary education at the school and now enjoying successful careers.  I am a member of the Human Resources, Curriculum & Student Development, Student Admissions, Audit and Pay Appeal committees and am currently the Link Governor for Science.

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Sanaz Kadar

I have been a parent governor since my daughter joined The Gilberd school in 2012. I am a member of the Curriculum and Student Admissions committees and link governor for English and Literacy. I have also been a governor since 2008 at Shorefields School, an outstanding specialist school in Clacton on Sea.

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Beverly Dearling

I joined the Gilberd School Governing body after being elected by my support staff colleagues, I am now on my second period of office.  I have worked at the school since 2001 when I joined as a Student Mentor, and then as my role developed to meet the needs of the students I became the Pastoral Support Manager and Deputy Child Protection Officer.

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Tracey Chapman

I have been a Teacher Governor at the Gilberd since September 2014 and am on the Curriculum, Admissions and Human Resources Committees. I have enjoyed working with such a thoughtful, dedicated and passionate group of people who clearly demonstrate a deep interest in the education of the students entrusted to our care.

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