School Governors

Ousedale School's Academy Trust and Governing Body

Governing Body Structure

Governors Committee Attendance 2018-19

Governing Body Term of Office

Dave Moulson – Chair of Governors

I was elected as Chair of the Governing Board in September 2018.

I have been a Governor at Ousedale since 2005 and have served on all of its committees and most recently as Chair of the Personnel committee and the nominated Safeguarding governor. I have also served as vice chair of governors for three years.

The main focus of the Governing Board is to deliver the strategic aims of the School, working closely with the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team. My main role as Chair is to steer the Governing  Board to deliver these aims and to ensure that we remain a forward thinking institution to enable us to continue in our strive for excellence.


David Beaney, Governor

I am Chair of the Finance and Premises Committee and am committed to learn and be of assistance to the school in what happens in the exciting and ever-changing world of education. 
I am married and have lived in Newport Pagnell for the last 14 years.  I have two children at Ousedale, which prompted me to become a school governor.  
I became a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2009 and work for Barclaycard in Northampton as Head of Business Process & Design.  I enjoy travelling, theatre, film, art and design and spending time with my family.

Claire Tierney, Staff Governor

Always living in Newport Pagnell and having attended Ousedale School myself I had no doubt in my mind that my two sons would attend Ousedale school, the years have flown by and my eldest is completing Year 7 and my youngest is on his way in September.  I currently work in the sixth form department working with the lively ambitious teenagers, I have a fantastic insight on their daily school life and I am privileged to be a part in helping them make informed choices and help them through their life’s trials and tribulations.

After reading about the role of a Staff governor for the learning and curriculum committee I knew I had to apply, I had such fond memories of Ousedale and I am excited to be able to contribute to their future.


Sue Garner, Governor

I sit on the Personnel Committee and have taken on the role of Development Governor.  I am also a parent governor for a local primary school.  I am married and have 2 daughters and my eldest daughter attends Ousedale.  My background is in Learning and Development.  Since June 2000 I have run a training company specialising in Leadership and Advanced Communication skills.  My other voluntary work includes School Appeal Panels and Young Enterprise.  I have a personal passion and commitment to support all of our children, giving them the best possible school experience and education.      


Dr Yolande Herbath, Governor

I joined the Personnel Committee as a parent governor.
I have two sons at Ousedale.
I am a qualified engineer and a Director of a local engineering consultancy and R&D company based on the campus of Cranfield University. 
My particular interest is reach-out to local schools in the hope of inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists.  Going forward, I am keen to engage with Ousedale in this capacity.

Hazel Leighfield, Governor

Originally from Wiltshire I have been living in the region for 18 years, the last 10 in Great Linford where my daughter now attends the school.  My career has been spent delivering Business Process change through IT enabled systems specifically through the recruitment of specialist resources.

Having spent my first year in the Personnel Committee I am now the Chair of the Learning and Curriculum Committee. Due to having spent over 25 years in the Recruitment Industry, and as Careers Governor, I have a real interest in ensuring we help our students with the decisions ahead of them by working with our Careers Co-ordinators providing support and information on how Industry selects and recruits across many disciplines.


Andrew Lawson, Parent Governor

I sit on the Finance & Premises Committee as a Parent Governor. Originally from Durham, I have lived with my family in Olney since 2006 and my eldest son attends Ousedale. 

Throughout my career in finance and operations, I have seen the enormous benefits that can be achieved through education; by learning and developing new skills and capabilities and by inspiring people to realise their full potential. I am excited to be part of this high-achieving school’s governing body and to have the opportunity to actively contribute to providing the best possible environment for our children to develop and grow.

Andrew Millburn, Governor

I have been a governor since 2011 and served as Chair of the Board of Governors from 2013 to 2018. I live in Newport Pagnell and both my children attended the school from years 7 to 13.
I started my career as a teacher of English, but then spent twenty years working for the British Council, mostly overseas, where I was involved with English language education in a number of different countries.
As I was lucky enough to be able to take early retirement I now have time to devote to the role of governor and am committed to supporting the school across the full range of its activities: academic, social and cultural. My aim is to help and support the school in realising the full potential of all its students.

Jenny Parker, Governor

I have been a Governor and a member of the Finance & Premises Committee at Ousedale School since April 2009.  I have lived in Olney since 1992 and have three grown up step children two of whom were pupils at the school. I have my own business and work mainly as a risk contractor in large financial institutions.



Urvashi Parashar, Parent Governor

I sit on the Personnel Committee as Parent Governor. I have a son at Ousedale and I have lived in Broughton, Milton Keynes for the past eight years. I work in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as senior economic advisor, working on industrial policy and the role of government. Previously I had spent nearly a decade in a small economic development consultancy firm evaluating education and skills policies. I am really excited to be part of this high-achieving school’s governing body and being given the opportunity to contribute to setting its current and future direction.


John Stevenson, Staff Governor

I am a member of the Finance and Premises Committee as a staff governor and am the Design and Technology Workshop Manager at Ousedale (NP).
My family have lived in Newport Pagnell for over twenty years, with both of my sons currently enjoying being at Ousedale (NP). 
I wish to continue to use my architectural/construction expertise to both assist, maintain and also enhance both school premises.

Imogen Allen, Governor

I have been a governor at Ousedale School since November 2017, and am a member of the Learning and Curriculum Committee.

My family have lived in North Crawley since 2006, and my daughter attends the Newport Pagnell campus in Year 10.

Having trained as an engineer, and then as a teacher, I taught Maths in comprehensive secondary schools for 13 years, including 3 years in Botswana.

I subsequently retrained as an operational researcher and worked for the civil service in ECGD and the Department of Health in London. During this time, I maintained my interest in education and was an active member of the OR Society’s OR in Schools task force (developing programmes and materials to promote knowledge of OR and enjoyment of applied maths within secondary schools).

I have wanted to be a school governor for many years and, now that I have given up work, am delighted to have the opportunity to offer my support to the school.

Faye McClenahan, Governor

My son started at Ousedale last year. It was our preferred choice, not just because of location but also its excellent reputation.  As school governor I wish to contribute to the continued success of the school.

I see the role of parent governor as supporting the effective running of the school, but also to question the established decision-making processes.  In short to make it the best-possible environment for our children, staff and parents. 

SEN is of particular interest to me and I am keen to provide as much support as I can to the school. Most importantly I wish to help children with SEN. I want to ensure as many barriers to learning are removed – championing the importance of neuro-diversity.

Clerk to the Governing Body | Miss Melanie Pritchard c/o Ousedale School  



Updated June 2019

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