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Chair of Governors -  20.03.18 - 19.03.21

Committees: Pay Committee

Business Interests: None

Personal Interests: None

Brian worked for over 35 years in the oil additives industry performing a variety of roles before retiring as a Global Marketing Executive in 2013. His skills include organisational and operational excellence, change management and people development. The role of a School Governor should provide a good opportunity for Brian to use these skills whilst contributing to the community.

Brian is Chair of the Pay Committee. 


Ex-Officio Staff Governor – 01.09.17 – no expiration date. 

Committees – Pay Committee

Business Interests: None

Personal Interests: None

LA Governor 25.09.18 - 24.09.21

Committees: None

Business Interests: None

Personal Interests: None

Martin retired from his post as Principal and CEO of The British School in The Netherlands in August 2015. He spent  a large part of his career as a lecturer in education at the University of Nottingham, and has also held senior posts in local government and at The National College for School Leadership. Martin moved to Tidmarsh in 2017 and hopes his education experience will allow him to offer helpful support and advice to Basildon Primary School.

Foundation Governor  

Committees: None

Business Interests: None

Personal Interests: None

Jacqueline Louise Davies –

Vice-Chair and Safeguarding Governor


Co-opted Gov, 20.11.18 – 19.11.21. 

Committees: Head Teacher's Performance

Management Panel. 

Business Interests: None

Personal Interests: None

Jacquie is a serving West Berkshire Head Teacher working with vulnerable young people unable to access mainstream provision.

She is pleased to be a governor at Basildon Primary as this gives her the opportunity to use her experience and expertise in safeguarding to support the school and ‘give something back’ to the local community.

Foundation Governor 19.03.18 - 18.03.22

Committees: None

Business Interests: None

Personal Interests: None



John is now semi-retired after 52 years in HR

encompassing resourcing, training and

personal development in the private and

public sectors including 27 years providing

consultancy services within a diverse range

of companies spanning a wide range of market

sectors including the armed forces.

A committed Christian, with a grandson at Basildon C. E. Primary, John is happy to lend his professional skills and experience to the strategic and practical development of the school. 

Staff Governor  

Committees - None

Business Interests: None

Personal Interests: None


Claire Ward is both a teacher and the SEND Co-Ordinator at Basildon CE Primary School and as such brings a wealth of experience to the governing body.  Claire loves the school because it is such a positive and nurturing environment for the children (and staff alike). 

Parent Governor Committees: None

Business Interests: None

Personal Interests: None


Emma is a mother to 3 boys and has been

a parent at Basildon CE Primary School

since 2011. Emma has been a class rep and

a staunch supporter of BSA fundraising activities. She is also one of the school’s minibus drivers!


Emma was educated in French and German up until the age of 18 when she went on to study Philosophy at Durham University. Before children, Emma lived all over the world and worked as a PR Director for some of the world’s leading luxury goods brands. Her role included managing press relations and coordinating high profile sponsorship deals with events including London Fashion Week, The America’s Cup and the Hennessy Gold Cup. Now Emma wears many hats including that of French tutor, running her own accessories business and volunteering with local organisations.




The main purpose of the Clerk is to:

  • Provide effective administrative

       support to the governing body and

       its committees.

  • Ensure the governing body is

       properly constituted

  • Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.


The main responsibilities and tasks of the Clerk are:

  • To provide advice to the Governing Body on governance legislation and procedural matters

  • Offer advice on best practice

  • Provide effective administration of

  • Administer membership records

  • Manage information, such as Governor details and minutes of meetings

  • Undertake appropriate and regular training and development to maintain knowledge and improve practice.

Co=Opted Governor

Committees: None

Business Interests: None

Personal Interests: None


Basildon CE Primary School; Respect, Resilience, Excellence.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13