Governor & Financial Information

Amanda Aston
Co-opted Governor

Amanda Aston

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of office: 8.12.2015 – 7.12.2023

Committee and Roles: Chair of Governors, Resources and Community Committee, Learning and Outcomes Committee, Discipline Panel, Pay Panel.

Biography:  

Performance Manager, managing supply chain provision through Recruitment, Welfare to Work and Apprentice delivery.

Partnering with market leaders supporting business through innovation and Design thinking.

MBA Masters in Business & Administration, Senior Leadership Master’s Degree Gloucestershire University.
Quality Assurance Level 4 (observations in teaching and learning delivery)
Safeguarding Level 2
IOSH

Will Parker
Co-opted Governor

Will Parker

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of office: 8.12.2015 – 7.12.2023

Committee and Roles: Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources and Community Committee, Learning and Outcomes, Pay Panel.

Biography:  My professional background is in sport and education, having worked across the sectors for 20 years. In a previous public sector role I led policy and investment for young people and sport nationally working closely with Government. I have worked with a range of schools nationally and more closely with a number of schools in Gloucestershire. My sporting roles included working for a large national sport based charity and as Chief Officer of a National Governing Body of Sport (NGB) and Vice-Chair of a different NGB.

At Chosen Hill I have sat on all committees in my time and currently chair the Learning & Outcomes committee. I was also involved in the recent Ofsted inspection.

Lara Hudson
Parent Governor

Lara Hudson

Appointed by: Parents

Term of office: 24.10.2019-23.10.2023

Committee and Roles: Chair of Learning and Outcomes Committee

Biography:

David Newton
Parent Governor

David Newton

Appointed by: Parents

Term of office: 24.10.2019-23.10.2023

Committee and Roles: Learning and Outcomes Committee

Biography:

William McCreath
Parent Governor

William McCreath

Appointed by: Parents

Term of office: 24.10.2019-23.10.2023

Committee and Roles: Vice chair of Audit and Risk, Resources and Community Committee

Biography:

Lucy Moore
Parent Governor

Lucy Moore

Appointed by: Parents

Term of office: 7.11.2018 – 6.11.2022

Committee and Roles: Audit and Risk and Resources and Community Committees, SEND Lead.

Biography:  I have two children at Chosen Hill (Year 7 and Year 9). I live in Churchdown close to the school. I am a Christian and member of a Baptist Church in Cheltenham, where I help with the children’s work.

I work in higher education in Gloucester for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) as the Planning and Management Accountant (I am a fully qualified Accountant), where I have worked for 18 years. Here I am currently responsible for the preparation and monitoring (operational performance) of the Annual Plan, which seeks to deliver the Strategic Plan, as well as overseeing the production of Annual Budgets and the monitoring of these. Reporting internally and to the Board of Directors.

Matthew Pauling
Headteacher

Matthew Pauling

Appointed by: Governors

Term of office: Term of employment

Committee and Roles: All committees. Accounting Officer

Dr David Stephens
Co-opted Governor

Dr David Stephens

Appointed by: Governors

Term of office: 2.10.2021-1.10.2025

Committee and Roles: Resources and Community Committee

Biography: Dental surgeon, clinical lecturer at Bristol University, examiner at Royal College of Surgeons. Governor in primary education since 2012 with roles as Chair of Governors, curriculum and resources committees. Football Coach.

Qualifications: - BDS(Wales), DPDS(Bristol), MJDF RCS(Eng), Cert Med Ed (Bristol), Safeguarding Level 3

Lisa Comer
Staff Governor

Lisa Comer

Appointed by: Staff

Term of office: 1.10.2021-30.09.2025

Committee and Roles: Resources and Community Committee, Learning and Outcomes Committee

Biography:

Nina Kessell
Rupert Illesley