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Executive Principal’s Blog – 14.7.23 – Parent Governor Election at Bushey Meads School




Executive Principal’s Blog:

14th July 2023



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Executive Principal’s Blog – 14.7.23 – Parent Governor Election at Bushey Meads School

Parents and carers will be aware from recent communications that a vacancy has arisen on the Governing Body due to the recent resignation of one of our hard-working Parent Governors. We are delighted to have received four nominations for this role. As there is only one vacancy, a ballot will now need to be held. Each parent/carer may submit one vote. If you wish to vote for one of the candidates please use the voting paper available via the link: Parent Governor Ballot Paper

You should complete the ballot paper and hand it in (in a sealed envelope) to the School Reception by Thursday 20th July at 3.30 pm. The result of the ballot will be published in the next Executive Principal’s Blog which will be sent out at the start of the Autumn Term.

The candidates are:

Jenny Dokelman: I have two children at BMS (Years 9 and 11). My experience working in education in the private and public sectors will benefit BMS. I have a degree in French and Spanish. I worked for an educational travel company as a Tour Manager taking secondary school aged children around Europe. I went on to become Director of Tour Managers recruiting, training and supporting Tour Managers. I am now a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school and work with children who have diverse educational needs which is my area of interest.

Andrew Harries: I have two children at Bushey Meads – my son in Year 10 and daughter in Year 7. I’m an experienced school governor, having recently completed my third and final 4-year term at Central Primary in Watford. During my time as a governor there I held several roles, including serving as Chair of Governors and Vice Chair, helping the school to move to a Good rating in 2013 and retain Good in 2017. I’m particularly interested in SEND and behaviour.

Kilma Mistry: I would like to be a governor due to my specialised knowledge and seven-year experience in special needs charities, along with prior governor experience at a primary school. My profession is a management accountant which I have been for over 20 years. Currently I have a son in Year 7 and a daughter who will be joining in 2 years. I have a great passion for kids and want to make sure that every child has the right education.

Christopher Slight: I am interested in education at Bushey Meads School and the Bushey St James Trust, as I will have three daughters at the school from next term. I am keen to help the school steer through the challenges it will face such as understanding the emerging skill requirements for future school leavers or trying to support the school executives with prioritisation decisions on funding allocations during this time of fiscal pressures.

As always, don’t forget to click on the usual link to read the latest BMS News……..

Jeremy Turner
Executive Principal