Governors

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 reglated under anti-money laundering legislation so they can safely on board 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 Head teacher.


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 Pass
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’ 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 local community.



Hannah Hounsom

As a primary school teacher for over 10 years, Hannah has a good understanding of the education system and have 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 Howeson

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 as 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.


Oliver Bishop

Oliver has worked in the construction industry for 25 years and been healvily involved in both public and private sector projects including many contracts in primary and secondary schools. In 2000, he and his father set up a construction company of which he is now both owner and Managing Director.

As a company owner and Managing Director, Oliver is directly responsible for procuring and tendering for projects, as well as overseeing and delivering completed projects. A huge part of his time is spent looking after both sub-contractor and supplier accounts and ensuring projects are run on time and profitably in order to promote the success of the company.

Oliver has a RICS approved degree in Quantity Surveying and a CIOB in site management. Part of running a sucessful construction company is to deal with all aspects of health and safety and he currently holds the Site Management Safety Training Scheme award along with First Aid at Work. Oliver has been directly responsible for his membership of various trading organinsations such as Construction Line, Considerate Construction and the NHBC.

Oliver has been a parent governor since 2017 and lives in the village.  His three childen attend the school and therefore he has a very keen interest in promoting success and longevity of the school. Oliver helped re-design the schools’ front entrance foyer in order to improve the safety of the children and staff and he has provided advice on various other building matters.


Vicky Healy

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.


Janine Mansfield FCA

Following qualification, Janine worked as an audit and accounts senior providing support to manager and directors, moving onto a training consortium that provided technical support and quality control where she wrote and delivered CPD for limited companies and not for profit entities. 

Whilst raising a family, Janine was self employed and in 2014 she became the Finance Officer of a local primary school.  Returning to private practice a year later, she works as an audit and accounts manager carrying out compliance work including accounts preparation and audit and corporation tax.  Janine specializes in charities, not for profit entities and education and has a number of academy trusts in her portfolio as well as providing advice and training on cloud based accounting software.

Janine has a child at Ford End and looks forward to working with the school as link governor to Finance.


Governor Register of Interests


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