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Meet our Local Committee Members

Local Committee and relevant Pecuniary Interests 2017-18

To access further information on the governors listed, please click on their names below 

Amanda Hughes Vice Chair of Local Committee

I am privileged to be the Vice Chairman to the Local Committee at Midfield Primary School.

I have had a lifelong passion for education and began my teaching career in Plumstead, South East London too many years ago to admit! Most recently I have been been Head of an ‘outstanding’ early years setting and has thoroughly enjoyed my visits to the Nursery and Reception at Midfield.

I now look after my lovely new grandson and care for my elderly mother whilst keeping up to date with current educational changes by teaching part time. When time allows I can be found head down over a sewing machine making bunting, cushion covers and all things creative.

Type of Appointment:  Trust appointment
Date of Appointment:  2 November 2017 (4 years)
Attendance Record 2017/18:  2 of 3
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  None declared
Date Interest Acquired: n/a
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

Councillor Judith Ellis Local Chair of Local Committee

I have been a local Councillor for Cray Valley West for 8 years and serve on the Education and Care Services Policy Development & Scrutiny Committees. My special interests are special educational needs, corporate parenting and adults with learning difficulties. I have two grown up children and four grandchildren who attend local schools and keep me on my toes!

 

Type of Appointment:  Trust appointment
Date of Appointment:  18 October 2014
Attendance Record (2017-18):   6 of 6
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  MP's Caseworker; Governor at Riverside School
Date Interest Acquired: 2000; TBC
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

 Theresa Mebitaghan Local Committee Member

I am a trained Architect involved in several building constructions. I now live locally and have my own business that allows me to work around my two children who are pupils of Midfield Primary School. I am passionate about learning in every aspect of life and enjoy imparting as much knowledge as I can to those around me. I also love refurbishing and renovating run-down, dilapidated buildings. My hobbies include reading, cooking, travelling and writing articles for journals.

Type of Appointment:  Elected Parent
Date of Appointment:  9 October 2015 (4 years)
Attendance Record (2017-18:   4 of 6
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  Director TM Hair Ltd;  Director Beezees Creations
Date Interest Acquired: TBC
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

Nicola Long Local Committee Member

I am a teaching assistant on the Midfield Primary School staff. I am currently studying for a teaching qualification. I am passionate about the opportunities afforded to each child and ensuring that all children are supported to ensure that they become the best that they can be.

Type of Appointment:  Staff elected
Date of Appointment:  2 July 2017 (4 years)
Attendance Record (2017/18):   1 of 6
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  None declared
Date Interest Acquired: n/a
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

Jackie Barton Head of School

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Type of Appointment:  Head of School
Date of Appointment:  n/a
Attendance Record (2017-18):   6 of 6
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  None declared
Date Interest Acquired: n/a
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

Tim Cross Local Committee Member

Type of Appointment:  Trust appointed
Date of Appointment:  10 July 2017 (4 years)
Attendance Record (2017-18):   6 of 6
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  Director Eltham Green Community Interest; Head of Learning Technology Leigh Academies Trust
Date Interest Acquired: June 2017; August 2013
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

Alex Hail Local Committee Member

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Type of Appointment:  Staff elected
Date of Appointment:  29 November 2017 (4 years)
Attendance Record (2017-18):   4 of 5
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  None declared
Date Interest Acquired: n/a
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

Gulsen Sesli Acting Executive Headteacher

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Type of Appointment:  Acting Executive Headteacher
Date of Appointment:  n/a
Attendance Record (2017-18)   n/a
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  Acting Executive Headteacher Leesons Primary School
Date Interest Acquired: September 2017
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

Sara Hunt Local Committee Member

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Type of Appointment:  Trust appointed Parent
Date of Appointment:  8th February 2018 (4 years)
Attendance Record (2017-18):   4 of 4
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  None declared
Date Interest Acquired: n/a
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

 Shamini Balabaskaran Local Committee Member

Type of Appointment:  Trust appointed
Date of Appointment:  8th February 2018 (4 years)
Attendance Record (2017-18):   4 of 4
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  None declared
Date Interest Acquired: n/a
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

Former LC Members

Karen Kick

Type of Appointment:  Staff elected
Date of Appointment:  7th November 2013 (4 years) term ended 6th November 2017
Attendance Record (2017-18):   1 of 1
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  None declared
Date Interest Acquired: n/a
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

Lisa Elliott

Type of Appointment:  Trust appointed
Date of Appointment:  10 October  2017 (4 years) resigned 23 May 2018
Attendance Record (2017-18):   5 of 5
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  Free schools project manager at DfE
Date Interest Acquired: TBC
Business Interests of close family members : None declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared

Linda Sokoloff

Type of Appointment:  Trust appointment
Date of Appointment:  11 December 2015 (4 years) resigned 20 July 2018
Attendance Record 2017/18:  6 of 6
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  None declared
Date Interest Acquired: n/a
Business Interests of close family members : Declared
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None declared