Our governing body is a mixture of people from our local community, parents and school staff.
Jane Jee (Chair)
Jane has a law degree (Exon) and qualified as a barrister in 1977. Jane has worked in commercial and legal roles in compliance, credit, and payments for over 40 years. She was Managing Director at Access credit cards (12 million in circulation from 9 banks) and a Director at Worldpay Plc. In 2014 Jane obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Association (ICA) where she is a Fellow. For 5 years she taught a Masterclass on “The Future of Payments” on the ICA post-graduate course.
Jane currently works part-time (3 days a week) as CEO at a technology company – Kompli-Global – which offers software to companies regulated under anti-money laundering legislation so they can safely onboard new customers
Jane became a governor at Ford End school in 2014 and became Co-chair of governors and then sole Chair of governors in 2018. During her time as Chair, the school passed its Ofsted inspection and was rated “Good” (February 2018). She oversaw the change from a full-time non-teaching head to a federation with Little Waltham sharing an Executive Head. More recently she was instrumental in the appointment of a new part-time Headteacher.
Mary Regan BA (Hons) French and German, Diploma in Management Studies (Vice Chair)
Prior to entering teaching, Mary has worked in the areas of company registration and insurance. She has taught French to pupils between the ages of 4 and 11, designed and implemented the curriculum, and sourced all the teaching materials for 12 years. Mary also tutored GCSE pupils during this time. Mary was a stay-at-home mum for 10 years, has served as a staff governor at a primary school, and has been in her present position as a governor at Ford End for over two years.
Tim has been a Governor since 2009 and has previously chaired the Governing Body and the Curriculum and Finance Committees as required. Tim has 40 years of experience in IT and is a technology and systems, technical specialist. Outside of work, Tim is an active Scout & Cub leader and committed to doing the best for the young people at Ford End and the local community.
As a primary school teacher for over 10 years, Hannah has a good understanding of the education system and has a passion for ensuring children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential in a happy and secure environment.
Since having children, (a son a Ford End and a daughter expecting to join in the future), Hannah has been able to get involved in Ford End through volunteering, supporting Year 1 and 2 pupils in Maths. As a parent Governor, Hannah has been able to use her skills to support the school’s vision and ethos.
Together with the school leadership team and other school governors, Hannah will do her best to ensure that the working environment for the staff and level of education offered to our children will enable them to flourish.
Gill was a teacher, with responsibility for Maths, for many years at a similar small school to Ford End so is aware of the challenges [and benefits] of teaching more than one year group. Gill also served as a Governor at that school. Since retirement, Gill has worked providing one to one tuition at a number of schools in the area including at Ford End providing her with a good knowledge of the school community.
Gill is involved in her local community as a member of her local Parish Council and a volunteer at a local organisation for Wilderness education [Wilderness Foundation], which has included mentoring vulnerable teenagers both on-site and within their school, as well as helping run educational visits by school groups.
During a sabbatical in 2006, Gill worked overseas with VSO developing training for teachers. This included organising and delivering workshops and being able to communicate with various different stakeholders, where there were some different cultural expectations.
Anna Sedina, Msc Finance and Accounting
Finance Professional with 12+ years’ experience at global investment banks. Her role within the finance function requires control focused mindset, complex problem solving, and project management skills. Anna has also gained diverse cultural awareness through multiple international assignments. At this stage in her career, Anna is passionate about using her skillset in a way that will directly benefit her local community through education. Outside of work, she has a keen interest in fitness, nutrition, and DIY.
Vicky spent the majority of her professional career in senior management roles within the HR function. Her last role was Head of HR with BAA Stansted Airport Ltd (1988 – 2007).
After taking early retirement, Vicky spent 12 years within the Education sector, working with a group of 24 schools (including Ford End) as Extended Services Manager. Her brief was to set up a wide range of additional services to support the children and families within those schools. This was a new role set up as part of ECC’s response to the Every Child Matters Agenda. Working in collaboration with the Head Teachers of the schools within the group, she introduced a number of successful projects, including additional Speech and Language Support, Counselling, and Family Support Workers.
Vicky also set up a family-run Nanny Recruitment service business in April 2019. Vicky’s experiences working with schools reinforced her belief in the importance of providing a secure, safe and caring environment where every child is able to thrive happily and achieve their full potential. Vicky was also a member of Great Waltham and Ford End PCC from 2018 -2020.
Rob is currently Chair of the LIFE Education Trust Standards Committee and has been a governor at Frances Bardsley Academy.
Formerly a Deputy Head then Vice Principal, he is currently serving as a Development Lead at TeachFirst in East London schools responsible for trainee teachers entering the profession. He also lectures on the Teach First Education Masters programme at UCL. Rob has also worked in a County Education Department developing 14-19 curriculum and as a School’s Commissioner.
Building on his first career in Industrial Computing, he trained as a Technology Teacher and has taught ICT, Engineering, EPQ, PE, and PSHE. His teaching qualifications include a BSc, PGCE, and NPQH and has taught in 3 schools.
As a member of a Christian Outward Bound Centre in North Wales, he is committed to extending young people’s experience of the outdoor world with all its challenges and opportunities for character building and leadership training. He has arranged and led sailing trips, outward-bound activity weeks, mountain biking and a wide range of sports activities during his teaching career. Leading the ‘First Give’ charity programme in his school with Sixth Form students is also a keen interest, as it enables young people to engage in local groups that serve the needy in society. He is qualified as a sailing instructor through the RYA.
Stephanie has children at Ford End and has become increasingly interested in the education system since working with NESTA’s The Lab on some of their education programmes. In my time at NESTA, the education programmes were focused on technology and its use within the education system; reducing the education gap between advantaged and disadvantaged children and the reduction of the reliance on examinations as measurement of success (for the school and the individual).
Following maternity leave, Stephanie worked with the Facilities team and the Estate team at NESTA and was involved with the process of purchasing central London premises, renovating and marketing the space to entrepreneurs and organisations with social benefit. Through this project, she worked on the Health and Safety of the office space and some of the implications and the implementation of these rules.
Stephanie currently works for the London Ambulance Service as an Emergency Ambulance Crew, working alongside Paramedics in the treatment of patients. She is also studying towards her paramedic science degree. This position has increased her awareness and appreciation of Continuous Professional Development as well as her interest in health education, and her love of working within a community.
Stephanie is passionate about the Ford End School community spirit and the education and development of all of its children and staff.