Governors

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 www.iftl.co.uk

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, Ify Oduko at ioduko@iftl.co.uk


 

Chair of Governors Mark Midgley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Matt Miller

Matt provides services to drive improvement in schools deemed to have ineffective governance. His areas of expertise include training and developing governing boards, mentoring new chairs, and conducting external reviews of governance. Matt has designed training resources are to aid Independent investigations to be conducted effectively. 

Matt was designated as a National Leader of Governance (NLG) in March 2012 as part of the first cohort. In January 2014, he was selected as the NLG Advocate for north London and Hampshire. Then, until September 2021, he served as the NLG Advocate for the North West London School Commissioner region. His work involved collaborating with Regional Schools Commissioners and Teaching Schools to increase awareness and recruitment of NLGs.He was awarded an MBE for services to education in the late Queen's 2016 birthday honors list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Hubbard

Recently awarded an MBE for her services to Education (Governance), Marilyn is a vastly experienced Chair and has served for many years as a National Leader of Governance. Marilyn’s professional background includes manufacturing strategic leadership and company secretary roles.

 


Local Governing Body Membership Information

 

 


Staff who attend meetings with no voting rights:

Shaaron Forbes – Operations and Project Manager

Erin Stewart – Deputy Head

Hayley Cook - Head of Primary Phase

Staff who attend meetings with no voting rights:

Shaaron Forbes – Operations and Project Manager

Erin Stewart – Deputy Head

Hayley Cook - Head of Primary Phase