2022-2023 – Local Governing Body of Glebe Farm School

Welcome to the Governor section of the school website. Our Governors are a key part of the strategic leadership of the school and play a vital role in helping to ensure our children get the best from their time in Glebe Farm School.  

The Governing Body is a vibrant, enthusiastic and committed group of volunteers, who help set and dedicate themselves to the vision, values and strategic direction of the school. Our Governors share responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the performance of the school in delivering a fulfilling, broad and balanced education for all children. The Governing Body meets at least 6 times throughout the year, focusing on the key strands of Educational Excellence, safety and wellbeing of pupils and the schools’ part in their fast-growing and dynamic community.

The remit and responsibilities of the Governing Body are outlined in the Scheme of Delegation of Inspiring Futures through Learning, our Multi-Academy Trust and can be found at

If you wish to contact Paul Clark, Chair of Governors, please do so by sending a letter in a sealed envelope marked for their attention via the school office, or via the clerk at

Rupam Patel

Rupam has a strong legal background including being a qualified solicitor, with as masters in law and currently pursuing a masters in Global Human Resource management.

She will bring years of experience in understanding behaviour, capability and competency building and designing talent and recruitment assessment methods across a number of industries with the aim to drive high performance. Rupam sits on the board of trustee for Friends of MKCA which provide cheerleading and dance training to children across Milton Keynes. 

In her role as Governor she will be able to contribute her skills, knowledge and passion for education, support to drive education excellence by putting the best interests of the children at the centre. 


Paul Clark

Paul worked as a Social Services Inspector, Prison Inspector and then Director of Children’s Services.

He then set up an international consultancy advising governments on the development and improvement of services for children.

Now retired, he lives locally and enjoys tennis, motorsport and travel.


Miss Marlese Levermore

Marlese has lived in Milton Keynes since the age of 3 and has been a resident of Glebe Farm, Wavendon since 2019 and has seen the Parish transition to the up and coming area that it has become.

The school is a wonderful addition to the community and Marlese is extremely proud to be a School Governor specialising in staff and pupil Mental Health and Well-being.

Marlese has volunteered on the local Parish Council since 2021 and is now the Vice-Chairman of Wavendon Parish Council. Working tirelessly for the local residents of Wavendon and supporting local initiatives and charities to enhance the lives of children and families in the Parish.

Marlese is a keen sportswoman and is currently working as the Director of Sport at our local prep School in Swanbourne, Milton Keynes. Ex Semi-Professional footballer at Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC, Watford Ladies FC and then retiring at Wellingborough Diamonds FC. Having a teaching and elite coaching career spanning nearly 20 years has seen Marlese teach at the highest level possible whilst working with companies such as Pearson Edexcel, LTA (Street Games) and The FA in various consultancy roles. Her most cherished roles have been during her time working for MK Dons FC when they moved to MK for 5 years then Arsenal FC for 6 years at both of their Girls Centre of Excellences.

Marlese now takes pride in her experience and qualifications in Mental Health and Well-being with her MSc in Applied Psychology and as a Mental Health first Aider along with other qualifications such as Lv2 in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Lv2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Lv2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems and the Lv2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Work Place.

Marlese is passionate about serving as a School Governor and will continue to keep the children that attend Glebe Farm School at the forefront along with all of the staff that teach or support the schools daily operational responsibilities in the classroom and surrounding school community areas, safe, flourishing and empowered to fulfil their roles, to the best of their abilities.


James Searle

Deputy Director for Chiltern Teaching School Hub part of Chiltern Learning Trust.

Over 10 years of teaching experience with a specialism in computing.

Currently working with the DfE to support teacher training and development through CPD.



Emma Gough

Emma Gough and a Trust Appointed Governor.  She grew up in Milton Keynes and is passionate about the city. Mum to two children who are now Post 16 and have experience supporting secondary schools as a Governor.  

Emma has worked within the operational side of education for over 11 years with responsibility for Facilities, Health & Safety, ICT and procurement and is now working within a Trust central team focusing on ICT and contract / project management.

Local Governing Body Membership Information (New LGB as of September 2022)

NameDate AppointedTerm of Office ExpireHow Appointed*Business and Pecuniary Other Governing Body Membership(s)Personal
Paul Clark
28/9/202227/9/2026TAGNoneVice chair of Watford Community Sports & Ed TrustNone
Matthew Shotton
N/AEx-officioEx-officioNoneExec Head of Fairfields PrimaryFamily members (2) also working within IFtL
Rupam Patel
Vice Chair
28/9/202227/9/2026TAGNoneNoneChild is student
Ben Stanley 28/9/2022This academic year onlyTAGTrilby Multimedia Ltd DirectorBirmingham Astronomical Society Trustee
IFtL Trustee
Melanie Lewis28/9/202227/9/2026TAGNone
Child is student
Daughter is staff
Tom Bellwood

28/9/202227/9/2026TAGChiltern Learning TrustNoneNone
James Searle28/9/202227/9/2026TAGChiltern Learning TrustNoneNone
Marlese Levermore28/9/202227/9/2026TAGSwanbourne House School Director of SportNoneNone
Emma Gough

28/9/202227/9/2026TAGChiltern Learning Trust Manager of IT/Capital ProjectsDaubeney Academy GovernorNone
Vacancy until elections completed
Parent Elected
Vacancy until elections completed
Parent Elected
Vacancy until elections completed
Staff Elected

*TAG refers to Trust appointed Governor.  The Governing Body takes the lead in recruiting governor candidates that reflect the commitment to the school’s vision and values and is supported by IFtL in these processes. 

Staff who attend meetings with no voting rights:

Shaaron Forbes – Operations and Project Manager
Erin Stewart – Deputy Head