Our Value for April is HUMOUR

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Values Programme

Chantry Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Learning values for life

Meet Our Governors

 Peggy Barnard
I am the chair of governors at Chantry.  As a solicitor at a local law firm, I was involved in the legal aspects of the school's conversion to academy status in 2012. I was impressed with the school's values and exceptionally high standards, and was proud to subsequently become a governor in 2013.

As a qualified solicitor, I am able to assist the Governing Body with general legal matters, with a particular focus on employment law.

I look forward to playing an active role in the school's continued success and expansion.

 Jamie Pardon

I am very proud to be the Vice Chair to the Governing Body at Chantry Primary Academy.  I am a Headteacher and have been fortunate enough to work collaboratively with the Chantry Team in the past and now wish to give something back by actively supporting the school as a governor.

Education is my passion and have worked in various settings in Luton and Northamptonshire across my career.  I feel this experience and dedication means I can help to continue Chantry's educational journey for the benefit of all children.

 Cori Bateman
I am a mother of two daughters (8 and 19) and step-mother to a third (17). I have been in education since qualifying as a teacher in 1991 and have been Headteacher at Chantry Primary Academy since 2004.

This is my second headship and I have seen the school go from strength to strength during my time here.

The success of our school has led to our leadership team being asked to support other schools in Luton. The work of the Governing Body is essential in ensuring that Chantry continues to maintain high standards and continues to be the successful school that it is.

 Bill Rowe

I have been employed in education since qualifying as a teacher in 1991 and after a period of time spent working overseas and in other Luton schools, I joined the team at Chantry in 1998 and am currently the Head of School. Throughout this time I have seen the school develop and grow into the fantastic place it is today and enjoy the privilege of working alongside many talented colleagues and pupils on a daily basis.

I am a strong advocate of our Values Education Programme and try to apply this philosophy and thinking to the broad and varied leadership role that I undertake at Chantry.

 Adele Price
My name is Adele Price and I have been a member of the governing body since September 2014. I work at Chantry Primary Academy, supporting children who are visually impaired. I also play a key role in the school PTA.

Currently as part of the school improvement plan, I am the link governor for Early Years’ Foundation Stage and Pupil Premium.

My own children attend Chantry which has given them an amazing start on their journey through education. I am keen to ensure all our children have a similar start by working with the governors and attending training sessions and seminars to keep up to date with changes in school and education to help me carry out my job more effectively.

 Victor Chuks-Spencer

My Name is Victor Chuks-Spencer and I am the parent of a child in Year 4. I work as a residential support worker, supporting young adults with autism and challenging behaviours.

I admire the hard work the Headteacher, deputies and teachers do and this is evidenced by my son's achievements. I have great respect for the school's values.

I  have recently become part of the team of Governors and will contribute positively and give up my time when needed.

 Matt Price

As a Community Governor, my role is to be a critical friend of the school, providing independent challenge to the School and Governing Body, ensuring that achievement and standards are maintained and improved where possible. I have particular focus on Leadership and Management and Health and Safety.

I have 2 daughters, aged 8 and 5, and am also Chair of The Governing Body at another local school.

 Caren Finnett
My name is Caren Finnett and I am one of two newly appointed parent governors here at Chantry. I am a mum to two girls, one currently in Year 5 and one currently in year 9 at Chalk Hills Academy (who was also at Chantry from Reception to Year 6).

Until July 2016, I was chair of the PTA at Chantry and enjoyed working with the staff, parents and children. I hope to be able to continue working closely with the school in my new role as governor.

 Juhab Choudhury
My name is Juhab, I am a father of two, my daughter is in Year 1 and my son is in Nursery.

I am a graduate in Economics and Business Finance BSc (Hons) from Brunel University. My skills are in sales, business planning and account management. Over the past 10 years I have worked in Pharmaceutical sales, where I sell the clinical benefits of medicines to health care professionals, in different areas over the past 10 years within the NHS.