The new governing body of Southfield Primary School met for the first time on Monday 16 December 2019.
Our Governing Body
Natalie Garrett – Governor/Member/Chair of Governors
Natalie is the Chair of Governors and was appointed in December 2019. Natalie is a qualified Solicitor and specialised in employment law before becoming a full time mum. She has two children at Southfield Primary School. Natalie firmly believes that, with the right support and encouragement, all children have the ability to reach their full potential.
Louise Weaver – Governor
Louise was appointed as a governor in December 2019 and currently has two children at Southfield Primary School, with one set to join the nursery in January 2021. Louise’s focus within the school is safeguarding. Her background is in education, having qualified as a primary school teacher in 2005. In 2009 she became a nursery manager, helping to establish a new nursery. To develop her understanding of education, Louise undertook a Masters degree in education which she completed in 2016. She is enthusiastic about supporting the developments in Southfield Primary School.
Tim Hughes – Governor
Tim was appointed as a governor in December 2019. Tim’s background is in secondary education having been a teacher of history for nearly thirty years. He was Head of History at Magdalen College School from 2003-14. Tim has two children at Southfield Primary School.
Simon Blackbond – Governor
Simon Blackbond FCMI was appointed as a governor in December 2019. Married with a son who currently attends Southfield Primary school, Simon also has 2 grown up daughters and was previously a school governor for 5 years when they attended their previous primary school. Simon has worked in IT for over 35 years (having worked for many large corporations primarily in the finance sector) and currently works as a Global IT Manager for HSBC and has teams across the world.
Alan Eaton – Governor
Alan Eaton has lived in Brackley for the last 20 years. He is married with 2 daughters, the elder one is now at Magdalen College School having attended Southfield, and the younger one is currently at Southfield. In terms of work his background is in hotels, initially in various operational roles, but for the last 15 years Alan has been in hotel finance roles. Alan also served on the committee of a local pre-school for the last 6 years. AIan enjoys living in Brackley and being part of the community and is looking forward to helping Southfield be part of the community as well. Alan was appointed as a governor in December 2019
Kath Bonner-Dunham – Vice Chair of Governors
Kath is the Founder Director of 4P Business Development, a Business Mentor, an avid Networker, Coach Mentor and Advisor, and is now using all of these talents to coach and mentor her clients. For more than 40 years Kath has specialised in business strategy and growth, sales & marketing, operations and general management. Kath has a business degree and a degree in coaching and mentoring practice. She is also an approved and accredited Skills Advisor, is SFEDI Accredited and qualified in Emotion Intelligence and PPA Personal Profiling.
Kath was a Brackley Town and South Northamptonshire Councillor for many years, has worked with Young Enterprise, held a role as Mentor to the 6th Form business students at North Oxfordshire Academy, and is a past Trustee of The Brackley Alms Houses. Kath was appointed as Governor at the school in December 2019.
Governing Body Roles and Responsibilities 2019-2020
Governor Declarations of Pecuniary Interests
Southfield Primary School Master Funding Agreement
Articles of Association