June Gould -Chair of Governing Body
I retired from teaching a few years ago having spent nearly 40 years teaching children of all ages. I believe it is vital that children receive the highest quality of education possible and that is why it is a privilege to be the Chair of Galleywood Infant School’s Governing Body.
On a personal note, I have lived in Chelmsford for many years and have 3 grown-up children and 3 grandchildren.
I have lived in Essex all my life but only moved to Chelmsford 11 years ago. After leaving school I worked in a Corporate Bank for 3 years but left that to pursue a career in Air Traffic Control. I have been an Air Traffic Controller at Heathrow Airport for the past 20 years. I have trained and examined Air Traffic Controllers as well as holding other ATC management roles. My job affords me a generous amount of time to spend with my wife and 2 children, both of whom previously attended GIS. I have been Governor at this fantastic school since September 2018.
I have taught at Galleywood Infant School since I qualified as a teacher in 2008. I am passionate about the curriculum we offer our children and feel privileged to be part of such a dedicated team.
I have been an associate member of the Governing Body since I became Deputy Head in 2014. During the last 6 years I have worked with the governors to identify ways in which we can continue to evolve as a school, ensuring we are providing the highest quality of education for all of our children.
I am a Mother of 2 young boys living in Galleywood where I have lived for the majority of my life. I am thrilled my eldest son joined Galleywood Infants, having attended myself as a child.
I previously worked in Multinational Insurance for 16 years progressing to a management role. I was responsible for delivering high quality service to multinational clients. Arranging a local insurance policy in whichever country required, by supporting and liaising with many local offices across a global network.
Working in this environment has brought me many opportunities including travelling to work with colleagues overseas, studying leadership, pitching to high profile clients and mentoring others.
I have always had an interest in art and interior design.
I joined the team at Galleywood Infant School in September 2018 as Office & Finance manager, having previously worked at a high school in Braintree as a pastoral manager before moving into their finance department; for the last two years of working there, I was also a staff governor.
I have worked in the education sector for almost 16 years, having carried out varying roles in three Essex Schools; I just love being around curious children and a staff team who inspire and deliver creative learning whilst nurturing and caring for all of the children in the school.
I was delighted to be invited as an associate Governor at Galleywood Infant School and will strive to always do my best and make the right decisions, in the interest of both the children’s learning and financial stability of the school.
I live in Chelmsford with my husband and two grownup daughters. Before having my own children, I worked for an American investment bank in London.
I moved to Galleywood from Hertfordshire around 4 years ago. I am a mother of two young children and as such put myself forward to become a parent governor at the school last year.
My eldest is currently attending St Michael’s Junior school, having just spent 3 wonderful years at Galleywood Infants. He is thriving at Junior school now, which I believe is thanks to a fantastic start from the Infants (despite of the disruptions of Lockdown!) He loved his time here and often asks to come back and say hello to his old teachers. My youngest is currently in Year 1 and could not be happier where she is!
Although I do consider myself a stay at home mum currently, I actually run my own small online business from home, which specialises in interior décor. I am hoping to return to full time work soon however. Prior to this, I was working in the City for a Brokerage firm in IT and finance, and I worked in Healthcare IT as a consultant before that. Through these roles I was fortunate enough to lead teams, run various projects, present in conferences, travel to places around Europe and the US and even meet some celebrities!
I’ve been a Parent Governor since September 2021 and while the role can be challenging at times, particularly as the Safeguarding Governor for the school, but it is so very rewarding.
I moved to Galleywood in 2012 with my wife; our son previously attended Galleywood Infant School & is now in year 4 at St Michael's Junior School.
I was formally an Enforcement Officer and in turn, moved into the company’s Audit and Investigation department. In June 2018, I landed my childhood dream career working as a Border Force Officer. My role is based at Stansted Airport, however being part of a mobile team, I can be deployed to any airport/sea port within the UK and any other British border that is overseas.
I always wanted to be involved with the school that my son attends and even though he has moved on from Galleywood Infant School, I was more than happy to remain on the board of Governors, to partake in activities that can benefit and help the school.
I live in Galleywood and am a parent and grandparent. Since 2015 I have represented residents in Chelmsford City Council as Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and technology and in Galleywood I recently served as Chairman on the Parish Council. I successfully brought and guided new infrastructure and improvements for residents including the play areas in Chelmer Park, the “Galleywood” waste bins and road improvements. I am currently the elected Essex County Councilor for Galleywood and Great Baddow and am also vice Chairman of Audit, sitting on a number of scrutiny committees at the County Council. I have spent my career building award winning local technology companies as a small business entrepreneur. I currently work as a Director on the board of the Chelmsford Business Improvement district (BID) that provides events like the Monsters and the Christmas lights in the High Street. I am an active trustee of local charities including the Keene Hall, the Ann Johnson Foundation and the Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society and more recently as a local school governor at Galleywood Infants.
I am a freelance education consultant supporting school leaders in Hertfordshire, Essex and East London and former Chair of Directors of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust. In a career starting well before the steam age, I have managed state-maintained education services in South East England and London. As a senior consultant in an international project management company I have helped deliver major education change projects and new school provision in the United Kingdom and abroad. I am keen to support our outstanding school on its long-term journey to continued success and achievement My wife, Hilary, is also a freelance education consultant, and we have two married daughters and four grandsons. My passions include jazz, snooker, Star Trek (original series) and Monty Python but not necessarily in that order.
Governor Profile – Vicki Servantes
I have lived in Galleywood since 2014. I have two sons, one who is currently in year 2 at Galleywood Infant School; my eldest son also attended Galleywood Infant School & is now in year 5 at St Michael's Junior School. I have been a teacher for 18 years and work three days a week as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and assistant head teacher in a Junior school. I enjoy reading and sports particularly kayaking, basketball and tennis. I believe in outstanding education for all children.