Our Governors

Sherrier  Local Governing Body 2017-2018


Nick Ashman
(Chair of Governors)

Chair of Governors 

Global Director of Architecture with responsibility for design  and implementation of IT applications and systems. Experienced in HR, finance, payroll, objective setting and performance management


Lyndsey Beckett -Headteacher


Headteacher at the school for 14 years.

Experience of working within all committees 


David Burgess



Chartered Safety professional, Masters in H & S Management, Post Grad in Corporate Social Responsibility & Risk Management






Holly Coull

(Associate Member)   

Teacher at the school for 10 years.

Experience of working within Teaching and Learning Committee and Finance Pay and Personnel Committee


Marcello Giovanelli


Academic in higher education with research and teaching interests in English language and literature. Experienced in curriculum design, literacy, teaching and learning and academic leadership.


Mark Hancock

 (Foundation Governor)

Former head of Art at Senior School. Knowledge of Art and Design curriculum.

Mark Janssens


Chair of Business Management

Qualified Quantity Surveyor, experienced in Finance, HR,

H & S and risk management.


Pretty Patel





Head of Law for Social Care & Safeguarding supporting vulnerable children and adults. Understanding of the law and statutory responsibilities relating to children. Experience in advising on complex legal issues and challenges, leading from a Strategic perspective and performance management of staff.


Experienced in marketing communications, H&S and staff management. 

Kelly Roche


Deputy Headteacher 

Experience of working in all Committee areas

Cassie Sieling



Teacher of Drama at Future Faces Theater School.            Years of experience as professional performer, passionate about building children's confidence and improving their communication skills.

Dennis Smith

(Associate Member)

Dennis is Sherrier Safeguarding Governor
Retired Finance Systems Support Manager for a major distributor of pharmaceuticals.Experience in resolving practical or technical issues and in managing change

Hayley Stephenson

(Associate Member)

Hayley is part of the Businees Management Committee and is a very proactive memebr of Sherrier PTA

Rev. Tom Brown

(Foundation Governor )


Caroline Topham 

(Foundation Governor)


Former Teaching Assistant. Has run a book shop, craft and children's clubs. 


Carole Truman


Support staff Governor 

Works as part of Health and Safety 

Rakesh Veja

Rakesh is aligned to our Teaching and Learning Committee


Partner at a law firm. Studying for a second Masters in Law due to having a passion for education. Experienced in ensuring that the law in complex legal matters are adhered to and advocating when they are not.