THE GOVERNORS

School Governance

At their first meeting of each academic year, Governors elect a Chairman and Vice-Chairman and decide the structure and composition of their various working committees.

All duties undertaken by governors are on a voluntary basis.

The Governors are responsible for developing policies, the employment of staff and the budget; the care maintenance and use of the premises.

Mr Geoff Flowers

Mr Geoff Flowers

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: Appointed by the Governors
Governor Responsibility:  Behaviour, Discipline and Bullying, Careers Information and Guidance, Pupil Premium/Achievement Gaps, Student Voice and Wellbeing
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: 
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mr Mat Harper

Mr Mat Harper

Headteacher - Beauchamps High School

 

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors
Governor Responsibility: To be Headteacher of BHS and Lead Headteacher of the Wickford Federation
Register of Interests: None
Business: None 
Pecuniary: None
Governor/trustee: None
Company Directorships: 
Term of Office ends: no fixed end date

Mrs Lorraine Ramet

Mrs Lorraine Ramet

Headteacher - Wickford Primary School

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors 
Governor Responsibility:  
Register of Interests:
Business: 
Pecuniary: 
Governor/trustee: 
Company Directorships: 
Term of Office ends: no fixed end date

Mrs Sue Blake

Mrs Sue Blake

Vice Chair of Governors - Co-opted Governor

 

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors
Governor Responsibility:  
Register of Interests:
Business: 
Pecuniary: 
Governor/trustee: 
Current Employment: 
Company Directorships: 
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mrs Sharon Chan

Mrs Sharon Chan

Vice Chair of Governors - 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: Appointed by the Governors
Governor Responsibility:  Higher Attainers and Sixth Form
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: 15.03.2026

Mr Peter Bates

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: Appointed by the Governors
Governor Responsibility:  
Register of Interests:
Business: Clerk to The Wickford Federation Governing Body since 2022; 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/ Ex-clerk to the Governing Body, Beauchamps High School
Term of Office ends: N/A

Mrs Heather Frost

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: Appointed by the Governors
Governor Responsibility:  Link Governor 
Register of Interests:
Business: School Business Manager at Beauchamps High School
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mr Kevin Freitag

Mr Kevin Freitag

Partnership Governor

I was previously a member of the Governing Body of Wickford Primary School. My background is in supported housing services, and since autumn 2015, I’ve been working in HR (currently in diversity and inclusion). I love travelling, gardening, keeping fit and spending time with my friends and family.

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors
Governor Responsibility:
Register of Interests:
Business:
Pecuniary: 
Governor/trustee: 
Current Employment: Diversity & Inclusion Business Partner, Home Group Ltd
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mr Wayne Harris

Mr Wayne Harris

Partnership Governor

I joined the Beauchamps High School Governing Body in 2012. I have had two children pass through the school, the eldest is now back as a teacher.  I have taken early retirement but taught in Essex since 1989.  I became a Headteacher in 2002, firstly at Grange Primary School and from 2007 at a two-form entry primary in Hutton. I was also 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 used to coach my school’s team.

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors
Governor Responsibility:  Health and Safety, IT and Safeguarding
Register of Interests:
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: Chair/Treasurer of British Schools’ Gymnastic Association (Eastern Region)
Governor/trustee: None declared
Current Employment: Retired
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mrs Olayinka Mosadomi

Mrs Olayinka Mosadomi

Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parents/carers of Wickford Primary School students
Governor Responsibility:
Register of Interests:
Business: 
Pecuniary: 
Governor/trustee: 
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mr Paul Strange

Mr Paul Strange

Parent Governor

I spent over six years on the governing body of an Outstanding local school.  During that time, I made many visits, attended training, spent two years as Chair of the Resources Committee and took part in many committee and full governing body meetings.  I also took part in the school’s OFSTED inspection that reaffirmed the school as Outstanding. I am committed to excellence in education and access to quality teaching for students from all backgrounds and of all abilities. I am a former Beauchamps pupil who lives locally and whose eldest son is currently in year seven.  I have been very impressed by what I have seen in his first term and would like the opportunity to help continue the school’s excellent provision and of course help to develop and improve things where needed. I have worked in the third sector developing skills that include team and project management and managing large budgets. On a personal level I have experience of the needs of gifted and talented students and those with Special Educational Needs and with a wife who is a teacher at another school have a good understanding of the demands from a teaching perspective. I would work with the existing governing body to ensure Beauchamps is a safe, enriching environment that offers all students the best possible opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Appointed by:  Parents/carers of Beauchamps High School students
Governor Responsibility:  Special Educational Needs
Register of Interests:
Business: 
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: Governor of Castledon School
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mr Matt Hodges

Mr Matt Hodges

Co-opted Governor

I joined the Beauchamps governing body in 2020. I am a Financial Adviser, Director and owner of Hodges and Co Wealth Management Ltd, and a Partner of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, based in Wickford. Previously spent 10 years in Banking with Natwest/RBS.
I went to Beauchamps School from 1991-1998 and then on to Anglia Ruskin University, where I studied Business Administration and Finance. To keep up with my continual professional development, I am studying towards Chartered Financial Planner status.
My wife’s name is Leanne, and we have been married for 3 years now. We have a beautiful daughter named Harper and we are now expecting another in February 2021.

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors
Governor Responsibility:
Register of Interests: 
Business: Hodges and Co Wealth Management Ltd
Pecuniary:  None Declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Current Employment: Director of Hodges and Co Wealth Management Ltd
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mr Steven Thorogood

Mr Steven Thorogood

LA Governor

I joined the Beauchamps High School Governing Body in 2020. I spent over four years on the governing body of a local Junior school. During that time, I conducted numerous visits to ensure learning was meeting expectations, undertook all necessary training, and spent two years as Vice Chair of the governing body, fully participating in meetings. I live locally and have a daughter who is currently in year nine . I am committed to striving for excellence in education and ensuring access to quality teaching for students from all backgrounds and abilities. I have considerable experience in the public sector involving managing large operational teams, setting performance targets and objectives, devising and overseeing policy development, and currently work as a senior policy advisor to the government.
I am passionate about the role and looking forward to working with the governing body to ensure Beauchamps is a safe environment that offers all students the best possible opportunities to achieve their full potential, without discrimination.

Appointed by: Appointed by the Local Authority
Governor Responsibility: 
Register of Interests: 
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Current employment:
Term of Office ends: 06.04.2026

Mrs Sally Bayley

Mrs Sally Bayley

Associate Governor

 

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors 27.04.22
Governor Responsibility: 
Register of Interests: 
Business: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Governor/trustee: None declared
Current employment:
Term of Office ends: 27.04.2023

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