Andy Boxer Chair of Governors
I was delighted to have been invited to become a co-opted governor of Sandridge School in 2016. My wife, Sue, and I have been enthusiastic contributors to the life of the school since one of our six grandchildren started as a pupil here and was subsequently joined by his younger brother. Coming from a career in primary education, I take a keen interest in the school’s ongoing development.
My first teaching post was in a large village school outside High Wycombe, and, with my young family, we moved to St Albans, where I took up a deputy headship in 1977. I subsequently became the Headteacher of primary schools in Harpenden and Hatfield.
Now retired (and well-schooled in grandchild-care!), I take great pleasure in storytelling each week to the children in Butterflies, especially as I have a particular interest in enabling and encouraging children to develop what will hopefully become a lifelong love of reading. I also enjoy helping the PTA in its activities in support of the school.
My other interests include hill-walking, reading, gardening and cooking.
Natalie Miles-Kemp Vice Chair (COP)
I have lived in Sandridge for fourteen years and have been a Parish Councillor for thirteen years representing local people. In 2012 my children started in the early years setting of the school. With a broad range of corporate governance experience in the NHS it felt right to contribute in any way i could. I am committed to helping the school achieve its need for a bigger hall and library.
Tracy Burge – Chair of Finance and General (Parent)
I became a Parent Governor in 2014, and have 2 daughters at Sandridge School. I live in Sandridge village and became a governor due to my keen interest in seeing the school develop successfully against its vision and be the school of choice within the Sandridge community. Most of all I want Sandridge children to have a positive learning experience which prepares them for the many challenges life and education may throw ahead. I am a qualified chartered accountant, currently working as an internal auditor at a nearby IT company, and bring finance, data, compliance and governance management experience to the Governing Body.
Rhian Hill (Parent)
I became a Parent Governor in 2016, and have 2 children at Sandridge School.
Since my children joined Sandridge, I have loved seeing how the teachers encourage the children to have a great enthusiasm for learning. I have loved seeing Sandridge school celebrate the culture of children from all over the world and create a sense of community for the children at Sandridge. I became a governor because I wanted to ensure that the teachers were supported and had the best resources possible to be able to carry on the vision of the school, ensuring that children can learn and thrive.
Before having children, I worked in London as a solicitor, specialising in public sector contracts and data protection. I bring legal, data and project management experience to the Governing Body.
I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2014. I have 2 daughters, they have both been at Sandridge since Nursery and Isabella, my eldest is now in year 6! We moved to Sandridge in 2006 and I worked as a child minder here until 2013. During this time, I got to know many of the children and families of Sandridge School. Currently I work as an Higher Level Teaching Assistant in a primary school and I and hope that my experience in, and enthusiasm for, education enables me to make a contribution to such an important part of our village community.
I was originally elected as a Parent Governor in 2010 when my eldest daughter Rhiannon was in Year 5 at Sandridge School and my youngest daughter Sara in Year 3 at a speech and language base in Hemel Hempstead. Now both my daughters are at Sandringham school but I continue as a Co-opted governor at Sandridge as I am dedicated to supporting the school to being the very best it can be for all the children in the Sandridge community. I am the SEN Governor due to my experience as a parent with a child having learning difficulties. Ellie works for Public Health England as an Administrative Officer within Business Support at PHE East of England Centre.