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Governor news update
Farewells and welcome
With great sadness I report the death in January of a long serving and valued member of our governing board. Paul Reed was a governor at Brandles for many years, before he decided that the time had come to take a back seat and support from a distance. He remained connected to the school through his role as an honorary governor, attending social events like the Christmas meal, presentations and the school fete. In recent years his visits were less frequent, though he always loved his Christmas lunch with the boys.
Paul’s immaculate dress and courteous manner marked him as a gentleman, though we were also impressed by his intellect and fascinated by his stories of his professional experiences and expertise in printing and design. We fondly remember seeing him walking round Baldock wearing flamboyant waistcoats, sharp suits and spats!
We have also lost, through retirement two governors: Matina Tryantafillou and Rhona Seviour have both tendered their resignations. Sadly, the pressures of work and family have meant that neither was able to give the time necessary to their roles as governors. Each, in her own way, has given excellent support and will be missed.
On the positive side, welcome to John McConnell, Kim Shariff and Daniel Login. Kim started just before the end of last term and John and Daniel are new starters from February. Kim has a Masters in Psychology and brings skills from her previous role as project manager. She currently works in a secondary school in Letchworth. John has recently retired having spent 35 years working in the Pharmaceuticals / Biotechnology industry where he held senior Sales, Marketing and IT roles at operating company, regional and world-wide level. Daniel Login has a degree in sport and recent experience in leadership and management. He also has worked with the governing body of Anglia Ruskin University,
We hope that all three will enjoy their time with us. There is much to do to support the head and his team in bringing engaging and inspiring education to the boys of Brandles.
Chair of Governors