Castle Mead Academy Advisory Group

Castle Mead School is part of The Mead Academy Trust. The responsibility for the strategic management of the school is shared between the Head of School, The Board of Directors and the Academy Advisor’s.

The Academy Advisor’s support Castle Mead School and has a general responsibility for the strategic management of the school. It is not expected to take detailed decisions about the day to day running of the school – that is the function of the Head of School.

Castle Mead Advisory Group

Jayne Bullock
Jayne Bullock

Chair of Academy Advisory Group; Lead for Disadvantaged Learners  – Director appointed Governor

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I am the current Chair of Academy Advisory Group at Castle Mead School and as a community Academy Advisor I have a particular focus on Maths, MFL and SPAG.

I became an Academy Advisor (formerly known as governor)  the school was simply an architect’s drawing and it has been wonderful to see the school and its visions and values come to life for the children.

I have worked in education within various different positions for 12 years now, and I currently co-ordinate the collaborative working of the Trowbridge school cluster and Teaching School Alliance.

Within my role of school governor I have particular responsibility for Maths, MFL and SPAG.

Tracy Boulton
Tracy Boulton

Ex-Officio Advisor

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I am the Head Teacher of Castle Mead School. I have been a staff governor since 2007 at The Mead Community Primary School. I lead on Mathematics for The Mead Academy Trust.  My main areas of responsibility are Teaching and Learning and Curriculum  Development. I have a particular interest in developing children’s independent learning skills to foster a lifelong love of learning.
Lyssy Bolton Ex-officio Governor
Lyssy Bolton

Ex-Officio Advisor

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I am the Executive Head Teacher for The Mead Academy Trust (TMAT). I have twenty years of headship experience; in primary and infant school contexts, with a particular interest in Early Years Establishment of an Outstanding school from first principles – Ofsted outstanding in 2007, 2011 and 2014 (and also in Early Years and English survey inspections). I have a successful track record of school to school support – securing rapid, sustained improvement in challenging circumstances. I have successful experience of sponsoring Special Measures Schools and sponsorship of a new provision primary school with nursery.
Alison Bennett
Alison Bennett

Academy Advisor

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I am a community governor at Castle Mead School and have a particular interest in the Nursery and Parental Engagement. My two teenage children enjoyed their primary school education at The Mead Community Primary School and our family benefitted greatly from the many friendships through this time. I am the Team leader of Kingfisher Church, which is a congregation of the local parish church with a desire to serve the communities of Paxcroft Mead and Castle Mead. As a governor I hope to make a contribution to building a successful school and a thriving community.
Jennifer Bodey
Jennifer Bodey

Academy Advisor

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I joined the Castle Mead governing body in 2015 shortly after relocating to the area from Kent.  Since 2001 I have been working in financial regulation, with a specific focus on governance and risk management to ensure organisations are as well run and
effective as possible.  I also am the mother of 2 primary school aged children, and believe passionately that every child deserves a first class education. I have a particular interest in English and literacy.
Harriet Phillips
Harriet Phillips

Co-opted Advisor

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I have been a staff governor since 2001, initially for The Mead Community Primary School when it opened and now for Castle Mead.
As Deputy Head teacher at Castle Mead I form part of the leadership team of The Mead Academy Trust, I have particular interests in Inclusion of children with Medical Needs, Behaviour and Attendance. In 2010 I also became a parent governor at my children’s school.
Daniel Hobbs
Daniel Hobbs

Academy Advisor

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I am a link governor at Castle Mead School and have a particular interest in safeguarding and inclusion; ensuring safe inclusive practice in all aspects of the educational environment.  I work for Weston College as the Curriculum Manager at HMP Erlestoke in
Wiltshire.  Previously I spent 25 years as a soldier in the Royal Artillery working at home and abroad. As a governor I will make a
positive contribution in helping build an outstanding school.
Daniel Hobbs
Hayley Bell

Academy Advisor

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I have chosen to be a governor to offer a positive contribution to the school community and area I live. I am a parent within the wider mead community and I have a passion in ensuring families are provided opportunities to achieve and inspired. I am the Head of Leisure and Information Services for Trowbridge Town Council  and my core focus is on Physical Education and wellbeing for all within the wider Trowbridge community.
Daniel Hobbs
Stephanie Davis

Appointed SEND/Safeguarding advisor

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I have responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Child Protection and work closely with Mrs Jamieson to support the school in these areas. I have 2 children who both started in reception and are now at secondary school, so I feel I have been through a lot of change with the school. I enjoy being a Governor as I feel I can give something back to the school which is giving my children so much
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