Federation of Daubeney and Sebright Schools - Governing Body Membership

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Meet the Governors

Laurence Kavanagh

I am Chair of Governors for the Federation of Daubeney and Sebright Primary Schools. I originally joined the governing body at Daubeney in 2013 and worked with others as we went through the process to federate with Sebright School. After federation I became chair of our Finance and Resources Committee and was elected chair in March 2015. I am really happy to speak with parents, staff and pupils about what we do as governors, particularly if you are keen to get involved. If you want to get in touch, please email the school and the team will pass your message on.

Marc Allenby

I'm Marc Allenby, I'm Co-opted governor, I have children at Sebright, currently in year 2 and year 3 and sit on the Community & Pastoral Committee. I'm alcoach of a local under 8's football team, Rainbow FC. I'm CEO at Trafalgar Releasing, an event cinema and film distribution company, specialising in releases of opera, ballet, theatre and contemporary music to cinemas globally. I am also a co-founder of Ourscreen, an innovative online platform that allows audiences to programme their local cinema.

Laura Stacey

My name is Laura Stacey and I am a co-opted governor. I trained in South Africa to become a teacher, starting at Natal Teachers College and completing my training at The University of South Africa. I specialized in Early Years education and after teaching a number of years was promoted to become a head teacher. In 2001 I decided to come to England to do some research into teaching methods here, but enjoyed my time so much that I resigned from my post in South Africa and took up a teaching post at Sebright Primary School, where I remained until I retired in December 2009. Some time after my retirement I became a school governor and am now the vice chair of governors for the federation. I enjoy being a governor be-cause I want children to get the best out of their time in education and to enjoy the experience.

Christopher Russell

I am Christopher Russell. I have been a parent Governor since late 2013, and have two children at Daubeney Primary School, one in Year 6 and one in Year 3. I was elected as Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee in 2015 when Laurence was elected as Chair of Governors.

Both Daubeney Primary School and Sebright Primary School have Victorian Grade II Listed Buildings. As an Architect I am able to use my professional knowledge and skills to assist the schools with regard to maintaining and improving the school buildings and grounds.

I firmly believe in the importance of the environment, experiences, teaching and learning at primary school on the long-term outcomes for the students. As a Governor my interest is to help provide the highest quality educational experience for the children at Daubeney and Sebright.