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School Governors

The School Governors oversee the running of the school in partnership with the Headteacher. To contact the School Governors, please email Mrs C Dance,

MARGARET SAMPSON (COMMUNITY Governor) – Chair of Governors
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Paul Barker (Community Governor) – Vice-Chair of Governors

Paul Barker lives and works in Reading.  He has three children, two of whom are or have been students at Prospect. Paul studied economics at university, graduated to being a lorry driver, spent nine years as a Research Fellow at University College London, and now works as a Project Manager in the telecommunications industry.  Paul has been a governor since 2007, initially as a Parent Governor and currently as a Community Governor.  At one time or another he has served on all the Governing Committees, and was Chair of Governors from 2012 to 2015.  Paul’s particular focus as a governor has been on Teaching and Learning, and he has chaired that committee for several years.  Outside interests include reading non-fiction, hillwalking and cycling.

Marjorie Caballero (Community Governor)

Marjorie attended Loughborough College and went on to teach at a middle school for three years before deciding that it was not for her and making a career change into Law where she has been working for over 30 years. Originally Marjorie joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor and then when her son left Prospect she became a Community Governor. Marjorie has been on the Governing Body for more than 10 years and has previously been Chair of Governors.

Ann Giubertoni (Community Governor)

Ann was brought up in South London and then attended St Andrews University, graduating with a degree in Geography and Economics and then pursued a career in Accountancy. However, this career was not for Ann and went off travelling with her future husband. On returning to the UK Ann completed a secretarial course and then moved to Reading as a result of her husband's job where she has lived for over 30 years.  Ann joined the Administration Team at Prospect School for 12 years, working in various roles including Receptionist, Pastoral Secretary and then as PA to the Deputy Head before deciding to take early retirement in 2011.  Ann has three sons, now all in employment, two of whom were educated at Prospect School.  Ann has always had a keen interest in the Education Sector, her husband was a teacher and her eldest son now teaches in Birmingham.  Ann is currently a member of the Admissions Appeal Panel of the King Edward VI Foundation Schools has been a Governor at Prospect School since 2013.

Helen Hathaway (Community Governor)

Helen has lived in Reading for more than 40 years and has 3 grown up children.  She retired from her post as Associate Director (Academic Liaison and Support ) at the University of Reading Library in 2017 where she had a teaching as well as management  role. She is a University Teaching Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.    Helen has been on the Governing Body for more than 10 years.   She has also been a Reading Borough Councillor for the Norcot Ward and knows the local community well. Helen is committed to encouraging young people to aspire as high as they can and interested in them developing transferable skills for lifelong learning. She is link Governor with the sixth form. In her free time Helen likes walking, films and travelling.

Lisa Akister (Support Staff Governor)

Lisa has worked in secondary schools since 1995 and has worked at Prospect School in many differing roles over the past few years.  Lisa has been Clerk to the Governors in two schools and has just started her second term on the Governing Body as a Support Staff Governor.  She has five children, two in full time employment, one on the Schools’ Direct programme at a local primary school training to be a teacher, and two at secondary school.  Her husband is also a maths teacher.

Alexa Holt (Staff Governor)

Alexa has been a teacher in the History department at Prospect for over 13 years. In this time she has held positions of responsibility for PHSE and Citizenship, Staff Development and most significantly as Assistant Head of Sixth Form for the past ten years. In addition to her work at school she has been a Community Governor at one of Prospect’s feeder Primary Schools.

Jo Lannon (Parent Governor)

Jo started her career in her home town of Worksop in Nottinghamshire as PA to the CEO of a nationwide newspaper group, before moving to Reading in 1998 to work for a Henley-on-Thames firm of solicitors.  In 2004 Jo took a break to have her two children, the eldest of which now attends Prospect and the youngest is at a local primary school, soon to join Prospect.  In 2007 Jo joined a local legal firm, where she still works.  Jo joined the Board of Governors in September 2016 as a parent Governor.

Callum Purvis (Parent Governor)

Callum has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years which including the stockbroking and telecommunications areas and was heavily involved with the start-up company “Three” at the beginning of their launch.  Callum has learnt through his children's time at primary school the way of teaching was changing and felt that becoming Parent Governor would help him to better understand this and be able to guide his own children through secondary school as well as helping others do the same.  Callum was appointed as a Parent Governor in September 2016.

christel dance (Clerk to the Governors)

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