Governors List

Mrs Maggie Beauchamp - Chair of Governors - Co-opted Governor

I have been a Governor at Beauchamps High School since 1995. I have a natural desire to ensure students get the very best start in life and the opportunities that ensure they can be the best they can be. I was the Finance Officer for the National Audit Office before leaving to have my children. I then became the Finance Officer for Hilltop Infant School. I studied governance as an academic subject and obtained a BTEC Advanced Certificate in School Governance and later a Higher National Certificate for Chairs of Governing Bodies. I keep my knowledge up-to-date by attending Essex Governor Services Courses. I have a special interest in students with SEN and regularly visit the SEN department. I enjoy cooking, gardening and my grandchildren.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  Chair of Curriculum and Student Committee
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: Ex-Governor at Hilltop Infant School
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: Chris Beauchamp (husband), Claire Sidney (daughter)
Term of Office ends: 31.12.2021

Mr Geoff Flowers - Vice Chair of Governors - Partnership Governor

I have been a member of the Governing Body since April 2000. I hold a BTEC Advanced Certificate in School Governance. I recently retired after forty-one years service with the Royal Bank of Scotland. I enjoy golf, reading, cooking and going to the gym.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  Chair of Finance Committee
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: My wife is an employee of Beauchamps High School
Term of Office ends: 31.12.2021

Mr Peter Bates - Clerk to the Governing Body

I have been involved in clerking Governing Bodies throughout Essex for many years and have been a Clerk for the Beauchamps High School Governors since 1997. I was formerly Education Officer (Governor Development) for Thurrock Council (1998 – 2009). Until recently, I was a member of the Governing Body at a local special school. I am an Executive Committee member and Membership Secretary for the Essex Clerks’ Association.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  None
Register of Interests:
Business: Clerk to the Beauchamps High School Governing Body since 1997; Clerk to other Governing Bodies/Pupil Referral Unit since 1998; Essex Clerking Agency since 2009; Essex Clerks' Association (voluntary).
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: Ex-clerk to the Governing Body, Treetops School, Thurrock
Term of Office ends: N/A

Mr Chris Beauchamp - Local Authority Representative

After my retirement from forty years reviewing Government expenditure, and carrying out a senior management role in the National Audit Office, I became a Beauchamps High School Governor in 2007. I am also the School’s Responsible Officer; this involves reviewing the financial controls being overseen by the Business Manager and reporting my findings to the Governors’ Finance Committee and the termly meetings of the Governing Body. I keep my knowledge up-to-date by attending Essex Governor Services Courses on current educational initiatives and Health and Safety matters, and keep abreast of general financial developments through membership of my professional accounting body’s regular magazine and website contacts. My general interests include gardening, socialising with family and friends, cooking and I was a primary school governor until September 2017.

Appointed by:  Local Authority
Committee Responsibility:  Vice-Chair of Premises Committee, Vice-Chair of Finance Committee, Responsible Officer
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: Ex-Governor at Hilltop Infant School
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: Maggie Beauchamp (wife-also Governor of Hilltop Infant School), Claire Sidney (daughter)
Term of Office ends: 10.01.2021

Mrs Sharon Chan - Co-opted Governor

I joined the Beauchamps High School Governing Body in 2009. I have a background working in the voluntary sector and an interest in environmental issues. My general interests include reading and gardening.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  Chair of Personnel and Pay Committee, Vice-Chair of Curriculum and Student Committee
Register of Interests:
Business: Self-employed partner of Create and Flourish CIC
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Current Employment: Self-employed partner of Create and Flourish CIC
Company Directorships: Create and Flourish CIC
Term of Office ends: 31.08.2019

Mrs Lorna Flack-Elliott - Partnership Governor

I joined the Beauchamps High School Governing Body in 2014. I am a qualified teacher and assessor and have taught in secondary and further education. I am the parent of four teenagers. I work for Essex County Adult Community Learning teaching disabled adults. My knowledge is updated via ongoing continuous professional development as part of my job. I am interested in beauty therapy. Having recently become disabled, I have a keen interest in disabled rights and access.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School 
Committee Responsibility:  None
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Current Employment: ACL, Essex County Council Instructor
Term of Office ends: 15.06.2021

Mrs Heather Frost - Staff Governor

Prior to joining Beauchamps High School, I worked as a Bank Manager in the City. Since 2000, I have worked at the school as the School Bursar/Business Manager. I work with the Headteacher to manage the school finances and premises. As part of the Governing Body, one of my main responsibilities is to ensure that all Governors have up-to-date knowledge of the School accounts.

Appointed by:  Staff of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  None
Register of Interests:
Business: School Business Manager at Beauchamps High School
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 15.06.2022

Mr Steve Hannabuss - Co-opted Governor

I have been a Governor of Beauchamps High School since 1999. I have over twenty years experience of working within the construction industry and looking after health and safety on site.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  Chair of Premises Committee
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Current Employment: Qube Catering Equipment Limited (wife also employed by this organisation)
Membership of Professional Bodies: Member of Lead Association of Catering in Education (LACA)
Term of Office ends: 31.12.2021

Mr Wayne Harris - Co-opted Governor

I joined the Beauchamps High School Governing Body in 2012. I have had children at Beauchamps High School for the past six years and I have taught in Essex since 1989. Since 2002, I have been a Headteacher, firstly at a Wickford Primary School and since 2007 at a two-form entry primary in Hutton. I am an Ofsted Inspector. I am involved in local sport and I am currently the Chair and Treasurer for the British Schools Gymnastics Association Eastern Region, and coach my school’s team.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  None
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Current Employment: Headteacher, Long Ridings Primary School, Ofsted Inspector
Term of Office ends: 06.06.2021

Mr Wilf Hawkins - Associate Governor

I joined the Beauchamps High School Governing Body in 1999. Until I retired, I ran a radiology department with one hundred staff and budget of £3 million at Havering Hospitals.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  None
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 31.12.2018

Mrs Joanne Murray - Co-opted Governor

I have been a Governor at Beauchamps High School since 2010. I have business experience in finance through running a family business. I have attended a wide range of courses to support my role on the Governing Body. I support students with reading in the school. I enjoy gardening, reading and animals.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  Vice-Chair of Personnel and Pay Committee
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 31.08.2019

Mrs Claire Sidney - Co-opted Governor

I joined the Beauchamps High School Governing Body in 1999. I have a wide range of work related experience including Human Resources, recruitment, personnel issues and customer service. I am a former student of the school.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  None
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: Maggie Beauchamp (Mother), Chris Beauchamp (Father)
Term of Office ends: 31.08.2019

Mrs Diana Taylor - Associate Governor

I joined the Beauchamps High School Governing Body in 1999. I am a member of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), the Deanery Synod and of a local book group.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  None
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Current employment: Retired
Term of Office ends: 30.09.2019

Mr Mike Mowe - Associate Governor

I was a School Governor from 1996 until early 2017 and became an Associate Governor in November 2017. I took early retirement from London Underground after thirty-six years.  My role in London Underground was to advise on policies relating to Environmental Health, Health & Safety and Railway Safety.  I have been a Basildon Borough Councillor since 1999.  My wife and I have been foster carers since 1993.  I am an Amateur Athletics Association (AAA) judge for field events.  My hobbies include: family history research, my dog Oscar, photography, transport, travelling, history, politics and the environment.  I am a member of English Heritage, National Trust, Art Fund and TATE.

Appointed by:  Governing Body of Beauchamps High School
Committee Responsibility:  None
Register of Interests:
Business: Councillor with Basildon District Council from 1999 (continuing); Foster Carer for CFFA Fostering Agency since 2000 (continuing)
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 30.09.2019

Miss Katharine Ferrant - Parent Governor

I am a mother of two children and my daughter is currently at Beauchamps High School.  I feel that I can bring a fresh perspective to the existing Governing Body.

Like every parent I want the very best for my children.  I believe that every child has the right to be happy, confident and become the very best they can be.  A child’s education is crucial to their academic achievements as well as their development of social and life skills.

I have considerable experience in the public sector involving managing budgets, setting aims and objectives, devising and overseeing policy development, developing and evaluating work programmes, governance and working in partnership with large multi-professional teams.  My roles have also involved regular direct engagement with members of the public.  I possess a B(MUS) Music Degree from the University of Surrey.

As a parent I am keen to support the school work with the Governing Body in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team to maintain standards and improve outcomes for all children.  I am passionate about the role.  I am also a member of the Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) at Pioneer School in Basildon where my son is a pupil.

Appointed by:  Parents of Beauchamps High School students
Committee Responsibility:  None
Register of Interests:
Business: 
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 15.12.2021

Mrs Gabriela Toma - Parent Governor

I have a son and a daughter at the school.  I work full time as a teacher and am the Special Educational Needs Coordinator at a secondary school in London and member of EHCP panel for the Local Authority that I work for.  I have 20 years of experience as a teacher and Psychologist.  I have a solid understanding of the importance of having sound strategies in place that supports children’s development and the growth of a school, an outlook which I feel has helped me in my career to date and equally supported the children entrusted to my care to develop as well rounded individuals with reaching their full potential.

I am a registered member of the British Psychology Society and European Association of Psychologists Association role under which I worked on various projects supporting orphanages in Romania and organisations supporting SEND children in both UK and Europe.

I am a Christian and I enjoy music, reading, travelling and spending time with the family.

Through this experience and knowledge, I support the school in progressing and achieving their educational and social goals.  I have a keen interest in the school and I am prepared to play an active part in the Governing Body’s work to support the progress of our children and enable them to achieve their very best.

Appointed by:  Parents of Beauchamps High School students
Committee Responsibility:  None
Register of Interests:
Business: 
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 15.12.2021