MIllbrook Governors

Governors Overview

The Governing Body meet monthly and minutes are recorded.

Supporting Governors information is offered in the side of the page.

Chair: Mr Phil Harris-Bridge

Vice Chair: Adrian North

Headteacher: Danielle Warren

Co-Opted Governors: Sheree Thompson, Mr Darrel Townsend and Stefan Szoltysek

LA Governor: Phil Harris-Bridge

Staff Governor: Lorraine Sinclair

Parent Governors: Adrian North 

Associate Members: Karen Harrison (no voting rights)

Clerk to the Governors: Jos Reid-Anderson

Information about length and terms of office can be found by clicking here.

 Phil Harris Bridge

Phil Harris-Bridge

Chair of Governors

Phil’s career in the commercial sector spanned IT, manufacturing and distribution businesses, with his last full-time employment spanning 16 years in senior management roles at RS Components based in Corby. Married with two daughters both of whom attended Millbrook Infants and Junior Schools, he has a First Class Honours degree in Business Management and has lived in the Kettering area for nearly 35 years. He is a Director in the family consultancy business run by his wife, holds Non Executive Director roles with Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Brooke Weston Multi-Academy Trust and the Electrocomponents Pensions Trust. He has been a school governor for over 26 years at a variety of the primary and secondary schools across Corby and Kettering. He is currently Chair of Governors at Brooke Weston Academy and Chair of Governors at Compass Primary Academy and was previously a Governor at Corby Business Academy and Kettering Science Academy (Secondary) up to 2017. Phil qualified as a National Leader in Governance (NLG) for the Regional schools sector and now works with more challenged schools to improve governance, leadership and school performance. Spare time interests include ballroom and latin dancing, charitable causes and reading economics, politics and business.

 Adrian North

Adrian North

Vice Chair of Governors

Adrian was elected onto MJS Governing Board in October 2013 and he is currently the longest serving member. He has two daughters. He too attended both Millbrook Infant School and Millbrook Junior School in the 1970s, having lived in Kettering since birth, so he has a long-standing affiliation with and affection for our school. Career wise, he is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and for the past twenty years has held senior positions within Automotive & Aerospace companies managing Quality Assurance & Compliance functions. Adrian applied to become a Governor, because he wanted to give something back to the school that gave him so many happy memories as a child and also because he wanted to use the skills, knowledge and experience he had gained in his work life, to assist the school in achieving the best possible; education, experiences & chances in life for the children in his local community. As Safeguarding Lead, he regularly attends relevant training to keep apace with the ever changing regulations & social influences. Currently he is also the Vice Chair. He is a very keen sportsman, having played Rugby at Kettering for over twenty years, and now plays Badminton. You may even catch him pounding the local pavements as he also regularly runs, just in case he gets a chance to play rugby again! In the small amount of spare time he has, as well as enjoying life with his family, his interests include: supporting Kettering Rugby Club and reading Sci Fi novels.

 Danielle Warren

Danielle Warren

Headteacher

 

Danielle’s early career began in various schools in Somerset where she taught across the primary phase and gained experience of leading Science and PE.

Following a year spent learning about people, places and herself, travelling the world, she returned to her passion of teaching and learning.

For the next few years Danielle taught in Leicestershire schools, gaining valuable skills and becoming an Assistant then Deputy Head.

More recently, Danielle was the Head of a large (400+) primary school in Northamptonshire, leading it through significant changes. These included a building extension, conversion to Academy status and improving the school from Inadequate to Good.

In addition to a teaching degree, Danielle’s qualifications include NPQH (National Qualification for Headship) and a Masters in School Effectiveness and Improvement. This enabled her to study the theory of leadership whilst further developing practical teaching and learning skills.

Danielle believes her qualities and strengths are that she is passionate about teaching and learning, she is a people person and she is enthusiastic. Personally, she is committed to life-long learning.

Outside of school life, Danielle is married, lives in Market Harborough and has two girls (aged 9 and 11). She loves being outside, gardening, adventures and enjoying family time.

In her two years of leading at Millbrook Junior School, significant improvements have been in made in pupil outcomes and the school achieved a ‘Good’ from Ofsted in December 2017.

 Jos

Jos’s career as clerk to the Governing Body, started in 2012 at a school in Thrapston and she has expanded her experiences over several schools in the County. In October 2016 she was contacted by Northamptonshire County Council to minute a meeting at Millbrook Junior School and she has stayed with the school since.

Jos’s career in her full time jobs, span from PA, Office Manager to Procurement, Finance and HR, when moving to the UK in March 2002.

Her spare time interests include volunteering at a local Scout Group, an animal sanctuary and in the PTA of her son’s school. When she has spare time left, she enjoys reading and watching movies.

 Stefan

Stefan Szoltysek

Stefan is married with children who attend both Millbrook Infant and Millbrook Junior schools.  He has a BSc in Computing and a career in Data and eCommerce across the financial, manufacturing and retail sectors.  Spare time interests include technology and long distance running where he has raised money for a number of charities.  Stefan has joined the Governing Board to gain a greater insight in the teaching and learning at Millbrook and has enjoyed seeing the school succeed.

 

Sheree Thomson

Sheree was co-opted onto the Governing Body of Millbrook Junior School in April 2017.

She is married with three children, all now grown-up and married. Recently she was delighted to become a grandmother. Sheree loves the great outdoors and particularly enjoys hiking in Yorkshire and cycling locally, as well as spending time working her garden.

She is a retired teacher, having taught Modern Foreign Languages in various local secondary schools and for over 30 years at Bishop Stopford School.

Sheree believes every child should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and to enjoy a high quality of education. She considers herself privileged to be able to support the fully committed, hard-working staff at Millbrook Juniors in working to achieve this aim.

 Lorranie Sinclair

Lorraine Sinclair 

Lorraine has lived and taught locally for her whole life. She has a vast experience of school life at every level, to include primary, middle and secondary education, senior and middle management and as a hard-working, committed and dedicated class teacher. She has a wealth of experience in and out of the classroom and throughout her career, she has taken a full and active part in every aspect of school life. Her professional interests include teaching and learning, the pastoral care and academic progress of pupils and the development of positive working relationships with all school stakeholders. Her experience and skills can be of value to the Governing Body and she looks forward to playing an active role.

Lorraine’s interests outside school include cookery, reading, visiting new places and learning new skills! She is married with one grown up son.

This is the first time that Lorraine has been a school governor. She has embraced this special opportunity to represent the staff and children on the Governing Body as Millbrook Junior School continues its exciting journey towards sustained improvement, maintaining its commitment to provide high quality, memorable and enriching learning experiences for its pupils.

   
   
   
   

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