Excalibur Academies Trust is committed to ensuring that all schools within the Trust maintain their individuality whilst benefitting from the support of being part of a multi academy trust. Every school has a Local Governing Body, governors are volunteers from the parent body and local community. The purpose of the LGB is to support and challenge the Principal to ensure that the best outcome is achieved for every child.

The focus of the LGB is on the standard and quality of education, the welfare, behaviour and attendance of students and the relationship between the academy and the local community. Parent governors are elected by and from the parent community, staff governors are elected by their colleagues, community governors are local people appointed by the LGB and foundation governors appointed in conjunction with the church.

The governors of Nythe Primary School are:-

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Luke Martin, Chair of Governors – Community Governor

I have been a school governor at Nythe since June 2019 and supported the team at Nythe in their journey towards becoming an academy and part of the Excalibur family. I was the Vice Chair of the Governing Body from 2019 to 2020. Prior to this I was a governor at another primary school in Swindon.

I currently run a specialist consultancy providing executive level services to the Healthcare, Defence and Security industries covering risk management, emergency preparedness, cyber security, and crisis management. Alongside work I am studying for my Masters Degree in Aviation Security. I am also a Certified Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI) and a Member of the Institute of Leadership Management (MInstLM).

Outside work and studying, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, travelling to other countries and working with organisations providing peer to peer mental health support to former employees from the aviation and hospitality industries.

Ben Clare – Parent Governor

I am proud to have been a parent Governor at Nythe Primary School since 2017. I have two sons at the school in Year 1 and Year 4. I have been a Geography Teacher for 20 years and have taught at a large mainstream secondary school in Swindon and am currently working at EOTAS (Education Other Than at School) in the town.

I am glad to have been part of the academisation of the school with Excalibur and look forward to future success for our students.

Kerry Hussain – Parent Governor

I am a mother of two boys, one of which is currently attending Nythe Primary School, with the other following in his footsteps in four years’ time. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to work alongside the governing body and staff as they work hard to ensure a good and inclusive education for every pupil.

After studying for a Geography degree and PGCE in Primary Education, I started my professional career as a primary school teacher in Swindon. During my five years of teaching, I found a passion for supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs and took on the role of Teaching and Learning Lead at a Specialist Resource Provision for students on the Autistic Spectrum at a Swindon secondary school. I am now in my seventh year in this role and truly love my job.

Aside from working, I enjoy spending time with my family, visiting National Trust places and reading. I have also been taking pleasure in upcycling my furniture and clothes as part of my contribution to a greener world and love shopping vintage.’

Danielle Maundrell, Community Governor

Amie Lambert – Staff Governor

I am a teacher at Nythe Primary School and have been for the last 8 years. I completed my English and Psychology degree before starting my career as a teacher at this school and have loved every second of it. My specialism is in English which I have a passion and dedication for. I have recently taken on the role of Primary English Lead for Excalibur Academy Trust and am enjoying sharing my love and practice with colleagues both within my work setting and the wider trust.
I enjoy being a staff governor as this allows me to be a consistent link between school staff and the governing body.
In my spare time, I enjoy taking my dog for long walks in the countryside and socialising with friends.

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