Meet Our Governors
Mrs Lynne Proudlock
Chair of Governors / Foundation Governor
A couple of years ago I retired from a career in education which included both secondary and primary schools. However I later specialised in the SEN sector and enjoyed the headship of three very different settings. Although I no longer work in education my passion for children’s learning has not diminished nor has my belief in every child having an equal opportunity to fulfil their true potential.
Two of my grandchildren very happily attend the school and I am honoured to play a part in the education of them and their peers.
In spare time I enjoy gardening, reading and taking part in Forest Schools. However time spent with the grandchildren is my biggest joy.
Term 24/02/2020 - 24/02/2024
Rev Paul Tams
I have been involved in education for many years and taught in a Middle School both before and after my ordination. My experience was not only in the classroom but also in school management, timetabling, budgets and policy.
I am the adopted father of three children and so, have experienced schools as a parent of children with special educational and emotional needs.
I was ordained in 1990 and am now Rector of three parishes, Elveden, Santon Downham and Lakenheath. I have a chocolate Labrador and enjoy walking, cooking and gardening.
Term 17/01/2018 - 17/01/2022
Mrs Lisa Bird
I have worked at Elveden Academy as a Teaching Assistant for 4 1/2 years, during my time here I have done some 1:1 work as well as various medical training courses.
I am mother to 3 boys who are at various stages of their schooling. In my spare time I like to do different crafting projects including a little bit of wedding planning.
I wanted to be a staff governor so that I could better understand the behind the scenes working of the school.
12/11/2018 - 12/11/2020
Mrs Claire Goldstone
Co - chair of Governors/community governor
I have been a governor at Forest academy for over 5 years now and as part of that I have been involved with Elveden Academy and have been on many visits to the school. I have recently taken over co-chairing across both schools and as such have taken on a new role as Governor at Elveden. I have 3 boys of my own and also work with children, I especially enjoy Early Years but as generally being involved in learning with all the children. I also was a research scientist before I had my children and have enjoyed bring aspects of science into schoool in the past. In my spare time I enjoy running and regularly take part in the parkrun at Brandon Country Park, with and without my children.
Mrs Nicola Douglas
My daughter currently attends Elveden Academy and enjoys the opportunities provided by the school and has benefited from the care and expertise of the experienced and dedicated staff.
I am the Business and Development Manager of Podiatry Firm and have experience of HR, finance and policy making.
I take great pleasure in supporting the school by helping out two afternoons per week and also by attending the Forest School sessions.
I have a background in Primary School Education and hope I can help to maintain the high educational standards at Elveden Academy both now and in the future.
Term 24/02/2020 - 24/02/2024
Mrs Michelle Harvey
I am delighted to be a governor at Elveden Academy and it is with great pride that my son Alfred has started his educational journey here too.
I have had the opportunity to assist with many school activities including running the after school art club, it is an honour to engage with the children in an extremely fun and creative way.
When Fred’s at school I run my own business designing and making bespoke furniture and footstools, it’s a real pleasure to have the autonomy and flexibility this provides.
As a family we love the great outdoors and traditional country pursuits. I also enjoy pottering about the garden, playing Lego with my son and creating a warm relaxed family home.
Term 24/02/2020 - 24/12/2024
Mrs Natasha Morgan
I am a mother of two with my son currently at Elveden.
I used to teach dancing to children between the ages of 2 and 20 until I moved to Suffolk. Since then I have helped local groups put on pantos and summer shows, as well as helped develop acting skills for a variety of ages, but now I’m focussing on expanding my teachings within the church. I am currently working on the discipleship course, with a small group that will allow me to help teach others about discipleship in the future.
I am currently on the PCC of St Peters in Brandon working towards making the church a greater community asset. These involve being on the events committee for the Church Institute and running events.
I will use all the skills and knowledge I’ve gained over my lifetime to help keep the school moving forward.
Term : 03/06/2020 - 03/06/2024
Ms Michelle Slater
My daughter attends Elveden Academy and is really enjoying her time there learning about new things and making new friends. The professionalism and enthusiasm of the staff makes Elveden Academy a very special place for a child to start their educational journey.
I am proud to be accepted as a Parent Governor and provide support to the dedicated staff who make learning such a fun experience.
My professional background is Health & Safety, Emergency Planning and Property management mainly working in the public sector. When we are together as a family we like to spend time outside gardening, walking, visiting the beach or places of natural beauty, usually soaking up every second of natural daylight. When we have to be inside we like to cook, read, play board games or watch a movie (usually with popcorn).
Term: 14/09/2020 - 14/09/2024