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. I am happy to say my grandson is a pupil at Galleywood – he loves it!
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 children attend GIS. In September 2018 I decided to become a Governor at this fantastic school.
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 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 a staff governor.
I have worked in the education sector now for 13 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 in 2012 with my wife, with my son starting at Galleywood Infant School in 2018.
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 have always wanted to be involved with the school that my son attends and now that I am on shift rota, this allows me to partake in activities that can benefit and help the school.
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 with my younger son due to start in September 2020. I have been a teacher for 14 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.