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Berwick Academy - Governing Body - November 2018

Trustee Name Term of Office Expiry Date Trustee Role Committee Appointed Pen Portrait
Members    
David Cairns  September 2019 Vice Chair & Community Trustee
  • FGB
  • Members Committee
  • Finance & General Purposes
  • Science Link Trustee
  • Audit Committee

 

I am an Agrochemical Director at Simpsons Malt based in Berwick upon Tweed; responsible for supplying advice and products to arable farmers in the trading area for all crop inputs, and producing malting barley for the company.

I am passionate about all children being able to achieve and reach their academic potential.  For this reason, I have been a Trustee involved in all stages of education in Berwick, hoping to both support and challenge our community schools in their provision of an outstanding education for all children from ages 4 - 19.

John Reed 2020 Community Trustee
  • FGB
  • Finance & General Purposes
  • Audit Committee
  • Staffing Committee
  • Link Trustee for Health & Safety and Music
I have worked at Future Industrial Services in Berwick for over 15 years and spent all my working life in the Chemical Industry.  I have a keen interest in education at all levels, particularly Science and have been involved in various aspects of this through the Royal Society of Chemistry.  All my three children in the Arts which has given me an insight to complement my Science background.
Carol Colbourne February 2020 Parent Trustee
  • FGB
  • Link Trustee for SEN and Behaviour, Safeguarding and LAC
I have 35 years' experience of working and looking after children in a variety of settings and currently I am a foster carer.  I believe good, consistent, varied education is important for all children from an early age and into adulthood.  I am a parent Trustee, link Trustee for safeguarding, special educational needs and looked after children.  All three of my children were educated at Berwick Academy.
Trustees     
Donna Goddard May 2021 Chair & Parent Trustee
  • FGB
  • Link for potential and PTA
  • Link for PP
Donna has a background of both finance and risk management through a working career of banking and years of running large corporate teams and strategic projects.  She has 3 children currently being educated at Berwick Academy.
Tim Withnall March 2021 Community Trustee
  • FGB
  • Staffing Committee
Tim was recommended to the Chair of the Governing Body through the Trustee database.  Tim works in the HR sector.
Susannah Garside March 2021 Community Trustee
  • FGB
Susannah was recommended to the Chair of the Governing Body through the Trustee database.  Her background is in Finance. 
John Gilchrist October 2021 Link Trustee to Three Bridges Federation
  • FGB
  • Finance & General Purposes
  • Audit Committee

I am the partnership Trustee representing the Three Bridges Federation, where I am vice chair of Trustees.  I joined Berwick Academy Board of Trustees in 2017, where I also sit on the Audit Committee.

I joined Tweedmouth Community Middle School (now part of the Three Bridges Federation) as a parent Trustee to contribute to the education provision that my three children and all other children in the area will experience.

I work with Audit Scotland where I qualified as a chartered public finance accountant.  I commute daily to Edinburgh where I oversee audit quality appraisal for all public sector auditors in Scotland.

Andrew Dickson November 2021 Teaching Staff Trustee
  • FGB
Andrew works within the Business faculty at Berwick Academy.  He is also acting Head of Business as well as Head of Literacy and Numeracy.
Chris Robinson September 2021 Community Trustee
  • FGB
  • Link Trustee for Attendance
Chris is an experienced Ex Head Teacher from Yorkshire.  She is the company director of Chris Robinson Leadership Solutions, an educational leadership company.
Denise Shearer October 2021 Community Trustee
  • FGB
Denise runs a print company in Berwick (Print Spot).  She also currently has a child in Berwick Academy.

 

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