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Forest Edge Governing Board

Governors of the Forest Edge Federation

Executive Headteacher -             Jennifer Lane

LA Governor -                                  Marion Evans - Co Chair

2 Foundation Governors -           Natalie Bennett Coleman and Robin Riordan Co Chair

2 Parent Governors -                    Hazel Beeton and Cheryl Bray


1 Staff Governor                             Amanda Cooper

Co-opted Governor                       Vacancy

Co-opted Governor                       James Bradbury Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor                       Simon Hardy

Co-opted Governor                       Hannah Rowlands

Co-opted Governor                       Dominic Broad


Miss Jennifer Lane

Executive Headteacher

Term of Office
20/05/13 - present

Marion Evans

LA Governor Co Chair

Term of Office
Co Chair 03/09/20 - 02/09/21
Co-opted 18/07/19 -17/07/23

I am a registered nurse who has worked for the health service for the past 36 years. I am currently a Director of Nursing and have had a wide variety of clinical and managerial experience running large public sector organisations. I have specific expertise in performance management, strategic planning and change management, which I consider are helpful skills that can be used to assist the school and our pupils to fulfil their potential.

Why I do it:
I have been a Governor at Tutshill C of E School since 2004 and during this time have been both chair and vice-chair of the governing body. I am also a member of the personnel committee at the school. I became a governor as I am keen to ensure that all our children are able to have a good start in life as this has a direct effect on their future well-being.

Mr Robin Riordan

Co Chair

Term of Office
Co Chair 14/09/2023 - Present

Mr James Bradbury

Co-opted Governor/Vice Chair

Term of Office
Vice Chair 12/09/19 - 11/09/20
Co-opted 21/05/18 - 20/04/22

Ms Nataline Bennett Coleman

Foundation Governor

Mrs Hannah Rowlands

Co-opted Governor

I have worked in secondary education for 14 years, primarily as a Science teacher and for the past 4 years as Assistant Headteacher at a local secondary school. I have an absolute passion for ensuring that all of our young people get the very best in terms of their educational experience and that we, as educators, support them fully in laying the foundations to be able to pursue their ambitions and to be successful and contributing members of society. I have 2 daughters who attend Tutshill School so when the opportunity to join the Forest Edge Governing Body came up I saw this as my chance to give a little something back to the school and federation that play such an integral and positive part in our lives.

Mr Dominic Broad

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office
November 2023 -

Parent of 2 children at Tutshill School. I am currently Director of Education in the Midlands. I am responsible for the financial and educational performance of schools in multiple local authorities.
I am a recognised national expert in curriculum design and teaching and learning, having led the development of the new national curriculum in Wales, led programmes for The National College and consulted at Pearson, Lego Education and Apple Education to name a few.

I am a former governor of a Primary School, Chair of Trustees for a national Anti Bullying Charity, deputy headteacher of an award winning Primary School in Wales and i was the Headteacher of a Primary and Secondary School in England (which i guided from special measures during the pandemic).

I currently sit on a goverment steering group for Education and as a former footballer and ambassador for Show Racism the Red Card, I am passionate about the Physical and mental well being of our children.

Mr Simon Hardy

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office
November 2023 -

As an experienced secondary head of mathmematics i will look to use that knowledge to help shape the curriculum to ready all pupils for the transition to Year 7. I have worked closely with the Primary School maths lead in our multi-academy trust, and as such have a clear visionof the progression of mathematics through KS2 to KS3. I am an experienced marker of SATs papers and as such have insight into the rigour required to be successful.

Miss Cheryl Bray

Parent Governor

Term of Office
November 2023 -

Background in HR and Business at an executive level alongside a passion for the school values and a desire to help in any way I can.

Mrs Hazel Beeton

Parent Governor

Parent Governor
Term of Office
July 2022 – June 2024

I have joined the governors at Woolaston Primary School because I have two small children starting their education here. My two boys are three and six years old and we moved here from Chepstow five years ago when we bought a cottage on a farm. We have chickens, rabbits and a dog and love being outdoors.

I have a degree in environmental science from the University of Birmingham and my background is in Finance. I am an ACA qualified accountant and worked for a multinational energy company in their renewable energy division. Since having the boys I have been self employed, for three years as an OFSTED registered childminder and more recently am enjoying a new role as a bookkeeper for local businesses.

I have never been a governor before, I have taken part in a lot of volunteering for conservation adn been lucky enough to travel around the world with this. I love all things wild life and outdoors. I hope my enthusiasm and finance experience will be useful in my role as a governor.

Mrs Amanda Cooper

Staff Governor

Term of Office 04/10/19 - 03/10/23

Governors Resigned 2023 - 
Mrs J Kibble 
Ms H Grimes 
Mr R Heys 
Mrs R Stackhouse