Meet Our Governors
|I am the chair of governors at Chantry. As a solicitor at a local law firm, I was involved in the legal aspects of the school's conversion to academy status in 2012. I was impressed with the school's values and exceptionally high standards, and was proud to subsequently become a governor in 2013.
As a qualified solicitor, I am able to assist the Governing Body with general legal matters, with a particular focus on employment law.
I look forward to playing an active role in the school's continued success and expansion.
I am very proud to be the Vice Chair to the Governing Body at Chantry Primary Academy. I am a Headteacher and have been fortunate enough to work collaboratively with the Chantry Team in the past and now wish to give something back by actively supporting the school as a governor.
Education is my passion and have worked in various settings in Luton and Northamptonshire across my career. I feel this experience and dedication means I can help to continue Chantry's educational journey for the benefit of all children.
|I am a mother of two daughters (8 and 19) and step-mother to a third (17). I have been in education since qualifying as a teacher in 1991 and have been Headteacher at Chantry Primary Academy since 2004.
This is my second headship and I have seen the school go from strength to strength during my time here.
The success of our school has led to our leadership team being asked to support other schools in Luton. The work of the Governing Body is essential in ensuring that Chantry continues to maintain high standards and continues to be the successful school that it is.
I have been employed in education since qualifying as a teacher in 1991 and after a period of time spent working overseas and in other Luton schools, I joined the team at Chantry in 1998. Throughout this time I have seen the school develop and grow into the fantastic place it is today and enjoy the privilege of working alongside many talented colleagues and pupils on a daily basis.
I am a strong advocate of our Values Education Programme and try to apply this philosophy and thinking to the broad and varied leadership role that I undertake at Chantry.
I have spent my entire teaching career working in Luton schools and I know the town very well. I’ve worked at Chantry for 15 years and I have really enjoy seeing the school progress to become the amazing place that it is today!
I have taught in every year group and I’m currently a Senior Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Early Years and Key Stage 1. I also work with parents and the community through Family Learning and the PTA.
I was a governor a few years ago and having come back to the governing body I am looking forward to working with the team.
|My name is Adele Price I have been a member of the governing body since September 2014. I work at Chantry Primary Academy supporting children who are visually impaired. I also supervise the children at lunchtimes and I am a member of the PTA.
Currently as part of the school improvement plan, I am the link governor for Early years’ foundation stage and pupil premium.
My own children attend Chantry which has given them an amazing start on their journey through education. I am keen to ensure all our children have a similar start by working with the governors and attending training sessions and seminars to keep up to date with changes in school and education to help me do my job more effectively.
|I have been a parent governor now for two years. I first became interested in the role because I am a parent of a child with additional needs and I was keen to learn how Chantry helps children that need more support.
Since accepting the position, I have also become Link Governor for Special Educational Needs, reporting to the board in relation to progress in this area.
I have been a Teaching Assistant at Chantry since March 2015 and feel this puts me in a good position to be able to support both children and parents alike.
My Name is Victor Chuks-Spencer, parent to Nathan Chuks-Spencer in Nightingale Class. I work as a residential support worker, supporting young adults with autism and challenging behaviours.
As a Community Governor my role is to be a critical friend of the school, providing independent challenge to the School and Governing Body, ensuring that achievement and standards are maintained and improved where possible. I have particular focus on Leadership and Management and Health and Safety.
I have 2 daughters, aged 8 and 5, and am also Chair of The Governing Body at another local school.
|My name is Yvonne Stockwell. I am a mother to two children, my now 16 year old son joined Chantry in Year 5 after we moved into the area and my daughter who is 8 and in Year 4.
I was involved with the PTA and fundraising committee at the school for around 3 years, working closely with the staff and local community to raise additional funds for the school.
In the last 8 years I have seen the school grow in so many ways and now my children are a little older I am looking forward to being part of the team to help drive and support the school.
|My name is Caren Finnett and I am one of two newly appointed parent governors here at Chantry. I am a mum to two girls, Ruby currently in Year 4 and Maddie currently in year 9 at Chalk Hills Academy. Maddie was at Chantry from reception to Year 6.
Until July 2016 I was chair of the PTA at Chantry and enjoyed working with the staff, parents and children. I hope to be able to continue working closely with the school in my new role as governor.