Meet our Governors



Dr Diane Elleman (Executive Headteacher Governor)

I have worked in education for over 30 years and have experience of primary, secondary, special and further education. I have also been a school improvement officer for Staffordshire County Council. My work in education has involved working in schools which have required significant improvement through to ones which have been judged by Ofsted as outstanding. For my doctorate in educational leadership I studied education in an international context which included visits to Baltimore, USA, Austria, the former East Germany and Spain. I am currently in my third year of working for Milton Keynes Council  and I am the Executive Headteacher of Romans Field School as Bradwell Village School, and the Interim Headteacher at Priory Common School.

Paul Hussey (Local Authority Governor, Joint Chair of the Governing Board and Pupil Premium Governor)

Formerly a primary school Headteacher, I work part time as a school improvement partner with schools in MK, Bedford and Birmingham.  
Being semi-retired has allowed me time to travel more, eat into my ‘must-read’ list of books and my ‘must see’ list of film - and learn how to play golf, as well as be a Governor.  I am also a trustee of ‘Worktree’, a local charity that supports work experience for students, imparting an understanding of the world of work to help young people make informed choices about a career.
Having been involved in the education of young people all my adult life, I knew I wanted to maintain a role in the sector after I had retired.  I see being a governor as a way of contributing in a strategic way to maintaining high quality education in the local area.  I was asked to fill a vacancy on the GB at BVS and I was very pleased to be able to be part of the strong and committed team at the school.
I hope my experience in, knowledge of and passion for high quality primary education contributes to the education of the children at BVS.

Amanda Farr (Joint Chair of the Governing Board)


Muriel Moffoot (Co-opted Governor)

I trained in the early 1970s as a teacher of children with severe learning difficulties, and then went on to gain a qualification to teach in primary schools. Whilst in Middlesbrough I taught full time with the support of extended family. However, when I moved to Milton Keynes with my husband and our two sons in 1988, I decided I needed more time with the boys. I quickly found myself doing a lot of supply teaching, and then held a number of part-time, temporary contracts, especially involving the delivery of music. Several years ago I gave up teaching when we became foster carers.
At Easter 2007 our foster daughter transferred to BVS. In the autumn term I began to run a weekly school choir during the lunch break. I found it satisfying to be involved in school life again, so was pleased to accept a nomination to join the Governing Body.
I  am privileged to be able to play a part in ensuring that all children who attend the school receive a first class education appropriate to their needs. As a resident of Bradwell Village I also come into contact with many of the parents and their children on a regular basis, and still run the school choir, which is now part of the after-school programme. This community involvement is important to my role on the Governing Body, and an important part of my motivation.

Linda Sholl (Co-opted Governor, Health and Safety & Medical Governor)

I moved to Milton Keynes in1999 and my children attended Bradwell Village School.  I became a parent governor and enjoyed being more involved with the way the school was run and with decision making.  When my children left the school I decided to continue being a governor and became a co-opted governor.
I am Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee. I have gained experience by attending meetings and training courses together with a good knowledge of how schools and a good education can make a difference to a child’s life.
As a governor my main aim is to assist to not only maintain but exceed expectation of the school and to also question if the school is meeting its aims. I fully support the school’s mission statement: “Striving for excellence, we provide a caring environment where every child matters”

Lisa Vincent (Co-opted Governor)

I have worked at Bradwell Village for many years.  I started as a Year Team Manager / SEN Co-ordinator and have embraced several roles along the way.  I have been the deputy headteacher for over 13 years now.  I am passionate about teaching, particularly Maths.
During this time I have seen many staff come and go, and have been part of many changes.  As a member of the Governing Body I understand the huge role the governors have in ensuring that changes embrace the ethos and aims of our school and community in order to continually improve.

Jackie Wiseman (Co-opted Governor)

I began teaching tweny years ago in a primary school in Northampton. I then taught in a large combined school in Newport Pagnell for several years before coming to BVS. I have taught across all phases from Reception to Year 6. 
In my spare time I enjoy travelling, reading, keeping fit and watching sport and am a season ticket holder at Northampton Town Football Club.
I have been a member of staff at BVS since September, 2010. I started as a Year 3 teacher and am now Assistant Headteacher. As a member of staff I feel that it is important to be able to contribute to the strategic development of the school. I am also able to convey the views of the staff to Governors when needed.

Sian Woods (Parent Governor)


Scott Edsall (Co-opted Governor, Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee)


Hello, I am Scott Edsall.  I am a co-opted governor but do have a son in Year 5.  I live in Bradwell and work as a Director for a company near Bristol.  Currently I am chair of the Finance Committee so really the role is to be a supportive but critical resource to the Senior Leadership Team to make the best decisions regarding our funds and for the very best outcomes for students.

Amanda Brown  (Staff Governor)

I have been a member of staff at Romans Field for many years. I have seen many changes over the years.I feel that as a Staff Governor, I am able to ensure staff have a voice. It is important to be able to offer and contribute to the development of the school community
When I am not at work, I enjoy travelling and exploring all corners of the world. Or you will find me either reading, cooking or playing lawn bowls.

Dan York (Co-opted Governor) 

I joined the Roman Village Federation governing body in September 2017 as part of his role as Head of School at Romans Field School. I originally started my career as a PE teacher but moved to specialist provision 10 years ago. Since then I have worked across several different specialist provisions including ASD, SLD and SEMH.
I feel extremely passionate about education being inclusive and helping to support an environment in which all pupils can achieve their potential.
During my free time I enjoy attending the gym and most importantly spending time with my family

David Giles (Co-opted Governor)

I was appointed as a governor at Romans Field School in November 2014, and became Chair of Governors the next year, a post I relinquished in 2017. I had previously been a governor at various schools for over 20 years, initially following my own children through their schools as a parent governor. I has been a governor at a range of schools, including Infant, Primary, Secondary and Special schools, and including both academy and council-controlled schools, and has served at various times as a parent, co-opted, council appointed and staff governor. I am also Chair of Governors at another school in Bletchley, and one in Fishermead. I am also a Trustee for a small Multi-Academy Trust.
With my own three children having been educated in Milton Keynes schools, I am  passionate about local education and securing the best outcomes for the students in the care of local schools. I believe that a good education is essential for giving children the best start in their lives, and do not accept that their backgrounds should be a barrier to them doing well at school and in their later lives.
After a long career in property and mortgage finance, I took a career change in 2009 and now works with sixth formers at a local school. I live in Bletchley with Carolyn, my wife of 32 years, my affectionate if not particularly bright dog Rolo, and two of my three twenty something children.

Liz Stone (Parent Governor, SEN and CLA Governor)


Stephen Kiely (Mental Health and Safeguarding Governor)

I have recently been appointed as a Parent Governor in October 2017 and I see School Governance as one of the most important volunteering roles in education and serving our community, whilst still learning something new along the way.  
I live locally and I currently have a child who attends the school. My background is as a Probation Officer and I am currently working for Milton Keynes Youth Offending Team. This work involves the management of and working with vulnerable children which I believe aligns itself well with my new role as Safeguarding & Mental Health Governor.
I am pleased that I can use my experiences and knowledge to contribute to the development of our school.


The Value of School Governance

Governing Bodies make decisions, which are in the best interests of the children. Keeping the decision-making as close as possible to those that are affected by the decisions makes for sound and efficient leadership and governance. The current government’s commitment to the ‘Big Society’ supports this, and the school governance model fits into this concept neatly. Fulfilling the role of a school governor is, therefore, both a serious undertaking and enormously rewarding. Not only do governors bring their own knowledge and skills to the role, but, in learning how schools are run, they often develop their understanding of leadership. The majority of employers appreciate this and are supportive of their staff taking on the responsibility. In addition, contributing to the growth and development of a school and seeing tangible improvements in the attainment and well-being of the children is a satisfying and important contribution to the local community.

The Role of the Governing Board

The Governing Body is responsible for the conduct of the school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement. It is the school’s accountable body and as such:
  • Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the Headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures; 
  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the Headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;
  • Signs off the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition, it holds the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.
 In order to do this, governors need to gain knowledge of how the school operates through training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know the school community, for example through a small number of visits to the school during the school day. Governors need to work together as a team, under the leadership of the Chair of the Governing Body. If you would like to find out more about being a governor please contact school on 01908 318088


Our Governing Board meets formally a minimum of three times a year. Meeting dates are usually set well in advance and meetings generally last between two and three hours. Governors are expected to be well prepared for these meetings and attendance is expected, with apologies only for good reasons.
The Governing Body delegates work to two committees (Teaching & Learning and Finance & Resources) and/or working parties and task groups, which meet between the Governing Board meetings. In addition some governors volunteer to fulfil specific roles, such as being the Special Educational Needs governor, or the Health and Safety governor, or the link governor for a particular year or subject. Most governors arrange a couple of shorter visits to school and classrooms focusing on key priorities so that they can see how the school is addressing issues identified for development. In addition, informal visits to special events such as drama productions and sports day are encouraged.


Roman Village Fedration Governing Board List

Governor Attendance

  1. Bradwell Village STL 4 Dec 7 final minutes HR with DE amends
  2. Headteacher report F&R Committee 121017
  3. Roman Village FGB 21 Sept 17 final minutes HR
  4. BVS School Improvement Plan 2017-2018 progress Nov 2017
  5. Headteacher report FGB 150617.docx
  6. Bradwell Village FGB 15 June 17 final minutes HR
  7. Parental Questionnaire Results May 2017.docx
  8. Accessibility plan 2017 (1) (2)
  9. Safeguarding report
  10. Bradwill Village FGB 30 March 2017 minutes HR
  11. 1 BVS FGB 23 February 2017 Federation - final minutes B
  12. Bradwell Village approved minutes FGB 24 Nov 16
  13. Bradwell Village FGB Minutes 18 May 2016
  14. Bradwell Village FGB Minutes 16 March 2016
  15. Governor Leaflet Nov 2015
  16. Governors_Information
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