I have been a secondary head teacher, a Local Authority adviser and worked on behalf of the Department for Education with schools in 5 different Local Authorities, helping them to improve their performance. I have also been a Chief Examiner and Chair of Examiners for a major GCSE Examining Board. I retired in 2011 after almost 40 years in education but, because I believe that education is a life long process, I hope shortly to complete my second MA since I retired.
I has been a governor in tertiary, secondary and primary institutions as well as advising governors and headteacher's in a number of different schools throughout the country. I was appointed as the LA governor for Bozeat in 2012 and I believe my knowledge and experience helps the school to continue to provide an excellent, high quality education for all its children. For the last four years I have been the governor with special responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Child Protection and I was honoured to be elected Chair of the Governing Body this September. I live with my wife in Wellingborough and have a daughter and granddaughter.
Paul Dudley-Smith FRICS C.Build E FCABE
I am a Chartered Surveyor and a Director of a Property Consultancy with offices throughout the UK. In 2001 my family and I moved to Bozeat. Our children joined Bozeat School and I became involved as a governor a few years later. At the time we had concerns as to the direction the school was taking and I felt I could be part of a team able to move it forward. Whilst my daughters have moved on successfully to Wollaston Secondary School and the University of Northampton I remain passionate about ensuring that our school offers the best possible education to all its pupils. I have been Chair of Governors at Bozeat for a number of years and was re-elected as a co-opted Governor in 2012. I am also a parent Governor at Wollaston Secondary School which the majority of Bozeat pupils select as their year 7 choice and it gives me great pride to follow their success as they pass through the school
I first became a Governor at Irthlingborough Junior School in 1987. I represented the teaching staff there for three years until I became Deputy Head at Bozeat. This is my second spell as a Governor at Bozeat, which I enjoy. During my time on the Governing body I have worked alongside three Headteachers, Mr Wilkins, Mrs Haigh, Mrs O’Brien and the current Headteacher Ms Virk. I have enjoyed working with fellow Governors and I hope I have been able to offer advice and support on issues within school to further enhance the knowledge of fellow Governors. I enjoy Gardening, Golf and visiting Steam Railways.
Since having my last two children I have been lucky enough to work part-time from home managing a Commercial Business Fleet for my employer. Working part-time has given me the time to volunteer regularly help out in school which I have done since 2007. It is through this contact that I became a Governor a few years ago.
I have four children and, due to the gap in ages, by the time my youngest child reaches 18, I will have parented under 18’s without a break for 39 years. Outside of work (when I get the time), I enjoy gardening, reading, upcycling furniture, decorating and archery and am now a qualified Archery Coach – mainly coaching children.
My youngest two children attended Bozeat School before moving on to Secondary Education so I am well aware of what is required to equip the children for this transition. Bozeat School’s commitment to the Growth Mind-set plays a huge part in this and I am always pleased to see how our Year 6 children adapt with ease and confidence when they take this step into Secondary Education.
I am the Literacy Governor for Bozeat School which suits me perfectly as I have a real passion for literature and a huge love of books which I’ve been proud to pass to my children. I love to share this enthusiasm whenever possible with our young people within school and love seeing their progress in literacy blossom.
Along with a member of our fabulous Support Staff, I run the ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ Club which captures all children during Year 5. We aim to provide them with the knowledge and skills to cook quality nutritious meals and also make healthy food choices for their long-term benefit.
I am school every week, sometimes weeding the school flower bed and pots, cooking or helping children with their comprehension, so please feel free to introduce yourself and say hello. It’s always lovely to meet parents.
I am a new School Governor & joined in Autumn 2013. I have lived in Bozeat for 6 years with my wife and our 5 years old daughter who attends the school. I have two older daughters, one is a teacher & the other works for a national building surveyor and I have a son who is currently studying at University in Sheffield.
I am a Chartered Safety & Health Practioner work as Head of Health & Safety in facilities management for a very larger retailer. I am quite passionate about removing the myths of health & safety that often prevents various activities and requires lots of paperwork for every activity without any thought of sensible risk management and controls!
My interests when time permits include spending time with my family, listening to music, watching football and riding (and fixing when broken down!) my classic Italian scooter.
I have been involved with education for more than 25 years, as teacher and senior leader. My experience has included spells in Dorset, Flintshire, Cumbria and Northamptonshire. I was privileged to serve as Headteacher of Wrenn School for 10 years, during which time the school achieved record results at both GCSE and ‘A’-level.
There is no more important duty than the education of our young people. Having recently worked in a number of local primary schools, I have gained a deeper appreciation of the challenges faced by our teachers and school leaders; as a governor, I look forward to working with them, and with our families, to ensure that our children receive the very best education we can possibly provide.
My training is in Mathematics, but throughout my career I have taught a range of other subjects, including Philosophy, Physics and RE. I also have a deep love of music: singing or playing musical instruments can play a vital part in the development of young people, and in helping them build a happy future for themselves.
I have lived in Bozeat for the past 12 years and took the opportunity to support the school and village as a Parent Governor in autumn 2014. My connection with the school started when my son joined the nursery in 2009 and I have seen him and Bozeat Primary School develop over the past 7 years.
I have worked in the hospitality industry for the past 26 years. Currently I have the best job in the world as the General Manager of a large corporate hotel. I have the opportunity to enjoy performing a number of different business disciplines including customer service, human resource, finance and facility management.
During my spare time I relax with my family and friends, luckily they also share in a passion for football; but when supporting Nottingham Forest gets too much I go fishing!
I am a co-opted governor and was appointed to the Governing Body in March 2017. I have two children at the school, in Year 1 & 5 and have lived locally for 26 years.
I work as a Risk Manager for a large financial services company and believe that my skills and experience from the world of work help me to be a “critical friend” to the school; challenging whilst providing support and expertise. I care about our local school and the future of all its children, which is why I volunteer both as a governor and as an active member of the school’s PTA (Parent Teacher Association).