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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 Wayne Harris

Mr Wayne Harris

Chair of Governors - 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:
Current Employment: Retired
Pecuniary: Chair/Treasurer of British Schools’ Gymnastic Association (Eastern Region)
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: : None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared

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:
Current Employment: Headteacher at Beauchamps High School
Pecuniary: None declared
Personal: None declared

Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared
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:  To be Headteacher of Wickford Primary School
Register of Interests:
Current Employment: Headteacher at Wickford Primary School
Pecuniary: None declared
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: no fixed end date

Mr Geoff Flowers

Mr Geoff Flowers

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:
Current Employment:
Retired
Pecuniary: None declared
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy:
 None declared

Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

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:
Current Employment: School Business Manager at Beauchamps High School
Pecuniary: None declared
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to 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: Special Educational Needs
Register of Interests:
Current Employment: Diversity & Inclusion Business Partner, Home Group Ltd
Pecuniary: None declared
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mrs Olayinka Mosadomi

Mrs Olayinka Mosadomi

Co-opted 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:
Current Employment: Programme analyst, Freemantle Ltd
Pecuniary: Partner in Utility Warehouse
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: : None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared

Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mr Paul Strange

Mr Paul Strange

Vice Chair of Governors - Local Authority 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:
Current Employment: None declared
Pecuniary: None declared
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared
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 an Independent Financial Adviser, part of Coffey Brooks, based in Wickford. Previously I spent 10 years in Banking with Natwest/RBS.
I went to Beauchamps High 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 5 years now. We have 2 beautiful daughters named Harper (7) and Hallie (1).

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors
Governor Responsibility: Finance
Register of Interests:
Current Employment: Director of Hodges and Co Wealth Management Ltd
Pecuniary: Proprietor and Director of Hodges and Co Wealth Management Ltd
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 15.03.2026

Mrs Sally Bayley

Mrs Sally Bayley

Associate Governor (non-voting)

 

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors 27.04.22
Governor Responsibility: 
Register of Interests:
Current Employment: Business Manager at Wickford Primary School
Pecuniary: None declared
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 26.04.2027

Mr Benjamin Barling

Mr Benjamin Barling

Parent Governor

 

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors 24.04.23
Governor Responsibility: 
Register of Interests:
Current Employment: Head of Business Development and Accounts for a teleradiology company
Pecuniary: None declared
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 23.04.2027

Mr Trevor Cook

Mr Trevor Cook

Parent Governor

 

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors 24.04.23
Governor Responsibility: 
Register of Interests:
Current Employment: Senior leader within a large London Council
Pecuniary: Responsible for  HES, an LA Education traded service which may offer services used by schools
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 23.04.2027

Mrs Pam McCredie

Mrs Pam McCredie

Associate Governor (non-voting)

 

Appointed by: Appointed by the Governors 15.11.23
Governor Responsibility: 
Register of Interests:
Current Employment: Retired Minister
Pecuniary: None declared
Personal: None declared
Governor/trustee of any other school/academy: None declared
Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee: None declared
Term of Office ends: 14.11.2027

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