Who are our Governors?
Dr Andrew Ross
Chair of Governors
I am the Head of Widening Access and Participation at the University of Bath. I lead development and engagement of the Access and Participation strategy across the University. I have a strong focus on social mobility and have worked in the area since 2013. Before joining Bath I completed a degree and PhD in Chemistry at the University of Sheffield where I found my love of outreach. During that time, I set the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to make ice cream and have since engaged thousands of children in schools with inspirational science shows. I chair a board of local universities collaborating to provide careers advice to students and adults. I am a member of the governing board (Council) of the University of Bath and part of a national steering group for a database of outreach. I live in Trowbridge within the catchment of Paxcroft.
Vice Chair of Governors
Having been a parent governor at Paxcroft school for 8 years, I am now an associate governor on the board. Two of my children have successfully passed through the school, having left with incredibly fond memories, experiences, and a great set up ready for secondary school. My third child is currently at Paxcroft.
I am the chair of the curriculum committee and have been involved in many different roles in my time on the board.
I am also a secondary school teacher and leader which helps give me an insight into education at both a practical and a strategic level. I am passionate about getting the very best learning experience for every child in every way and bring this into both my working life and my role as a governor.
I am Louise and I have been a Parent Governor at Paxcroft School since December 2019.
I was born and grew up in Trowbridge and attended Paxcroft myself back in the 1980s! I worked for 10 years for The Consortium in a range of roles and, since gaining my degree in English Literature, I have been a Secondary school English teacher for 15 years, 11 of those at Clarendon - which I also attended myself as a student! My background has given me a range of business and education sector experience, which I hope benefits the strategic leadership of Paxcroft.
My daughter is now in year 4 and she absolutely loves attending Paxcroft so, needless to say, the local community and Paxcroft school are very much a part of mine and my family's story and I feel passionately about continuing to support the school - its students, staff and parents - in the coming years.
I am Scott and I recently joined the governance team in December 2022 in my first role as a co-opted governor. I have lived in Trowbridge for ten years, and have a child about to embark on their own educational journey. Although my degree is in Human Resources, my background is predominantly within a finance environment for a number of large charities and visitor attractions, with extensive experience in budget-setting, financial reporting and supporting budget-holders at all levels. With plenty still to learn, I am looking forward to supporting the school and the local community in the coming years in their quest to providing the best possible learning experience for the children.
Clerk to the Governors