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Heronshaw School

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Mr John Canham
Chair of Heronshaw School Governing Body.
I was elected as parent Governor in October 2013. I sit on the Teaching and Learning committee, I also have responsibility for Sports premium, H&S and behaviour.  I am a parent Governor with two children, one who has already progressed through the school and the younger one currently attends Heronshaw.   I am committed to serving Heronshaw School by providing a strategic approach and support to our Head Teacher so that she can provide the best possible education to all our children and develop all the staff involved at the School. I have over 30 years’ experience in management, finance implications, risk management, efficiency management and resourcing.  My interests and hobbies include Badminton, Squash, Metal detecting, Camping, Music and DIY.


Mr Stephen Fortune
I joined Heronshaw School's governing body in 2017. I was a parent governor, for two years at a Milton Keynes Primary school, before coming to Heronshaw school as a co-opted governor. When my daughter left her primary school, I approached the MK council to support another school; I attended one of Heronshaw’s meetings and was offered to opportunity to be one of your school’s governors.

My day job is an operational manager at Transport for London. I hope that my skills, knowledge and experiences can support our school as the Governor for Special Educational Needs and Training and Development.

I look forward to meeting parents and the teaching staff over the coming months. There are many people who support our school and I am proud to be one of them, Working Together.


Ms. Davine Ngani-Oketch
I am an elected parent governor since 23 September 2016. My son is currently in year 2 at Heronshaw and my daughter who is in high school also attended Heronshaw.  I am an Advocate in Kenya and a Solicitor in England & Wales specialising in commercial law. My day job involves advising on projects including commercial aspects of school status conversions. I look forward to serving as a governor for the next four years and to being part of an excellent team of staff, parents and other governors that work hard to ensure that every child in the school achieves their full potential. I also hope to see Heronshaw, already an outstanding school, continue to maintain its very high standards and to grow in all aspects.

Mrs Danielle Chapman
I am a parent governor and joined the Board very recently.  My son attends Heronshaw and I have another younger child who will hopefully join in the future.  I am delighted to be supporting the team at Heronshaw and assisting with the ongoing dedicated work that they are delivering. Outside of Heronshaw I have 15 years’ worth of Regulatory and Political risk analysis and now work locally within a local law firm. My interests are Memetics, Horse Riding and Salsa Dancing.

Mrs Nicole Bramwell
I have been at Heronshaw since September 2007 and had the pleasure of being part of a school that constantly strives to do better for its children. Having led both Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, I understand the importance of being part of a child’s first experience of school and the journey that they take. I lead assessment across the school and my role in governors is to report on the progress and attainment of our children.

Mr Jamie Ainscow
I am one of the school's Deputy Headteachers. I have been at Heronshaw School since September 2015 and have worked in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. During my ten years teaching overseas in the Netherlands I sat on the organisation's 'works council' as Vice Chair. I have gained valuable experience linked with the development and health of a successful school. 


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