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

I joined Wickford Primary school governing body in 2015, initially as a parent governor. I became acting chair in October 2020 which was a very steep learning curve, but one that I embraced wholeheartedly.

I have been a children’s nurse for over 26 years in a variety of roles and have been able to bring many of my skills within my profession to the governing role, such as developing policies and promoting wellbeing, in a strategic capacity.

I am passionate about my role as governor and all that school life entails, and play an active part in attending school events as well as supporting the Head teacher and senior leadership team.

I have developed and produced the monitoring schedule for governors at Wickford primary school based on the school improvement plan and carry out monitoring visits, producing robust reports with follow up reviews.

I am proud and excited to share the role as Vice-chair and to be part of the Federation governing body with Beauchamps Senior School.

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

Having been a school governor since September 2020 I have been through an intense and rigorous training regime which has afforded me the opportunity for personal development as well as great insight into the running of Wickford Primary School.   I have seen the efforts being made by the teachers and management working with the Local Authority to ensure the school delivers on its promise of turning the children into independent, motivated learners and responsible citizens which I enjoy being part of. 

I have been able to confidently question the reports presented at meetings and visited the school on various occasions to monitor procedures.

I am a mum of 2, hold a BSc Hons in Computer Studies and work as an Analyst Programmer. In my spare time, I volunteer as a Junior Church teacher at my local church where I am part of a group of people that teach Bible study to primary school age children.  I am also the Managing Editor of the Church magazine.

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

Important documents