Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Meet the Governors

Paula Bangs

Paula is currently the Chair of Governors and this is her 4th year in post.  Prior to this, she had been a Community Governor and Parent Governor with a long standing association and interest in the wellbeing of the School Community.  Her son attended Heathwood and prior to him starting she set up and coached the School Hi-Five netball team, which she is still involved with.  Paula thoroughly enjoys her involvement with Heathwood, which she considers to be a vibrant, thriving and flourishing school and she is proud to be its Chair.

 

Rosemarie Gunter

Rose moved to Leighton Buzzard in 1977.  Her career background is in Banking, Payroll and Human Resources and she is currently self-employed.  She has a general interest in the local community and has been an active member of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at her surgery for the past five years. Rose became a Co-opted Governor at Heathwood in September 2013.  She sits on both the Management and Resources and Teaching and Learning Committees and is the Vice-Chair and Inclusion Governor.  She has responsibility for School Council, Fairtrade and British Values.  Rose has grandchildren who attend the School and Pre-School.

 

Hayley Fitch

Hayley joined the Governing Body in 2013 as a Parent Governor and is Chair of the Management and Resources Committee.  Hayley is a qualified Accountant with over 10 years’ experience in Banking, although is currently a full-time mum with a son and daughter at Heathwood.  She is responsible for the budget, benchmarking and the financial side of the catering.  Hayley is the Governor responsible for Pupil Premium and Sports Premium.

 

Mike Chappell

Mike has been a Governor since September 2010 and is currently responsible for ICT and Health and Safety.  His two sons previously attended the School.

 

Jonathan Young

Jonathan was newly appointed as a Parent Governor in January 2016.  He has a daughter at Heathwood and another two daughters who will be coming in the near future.  Jonathan offers experience in building management, offering energy efficient solutions to schools, universities and other key public sector organisations.  Jonathan is assisting with Health and Safety and future building project works.

 

Susanne Dove

Susanne has been proud to be the Headteacher at Heathwood Lower School since September 2014.  As Headteacher she is a member of all Committees and attends all meetings.  Susanne has been working in education for more than 25 years, working in London, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire.

 

Elaine Dicocco

Elaine has been associated with Heathwood for a very long time; since she chose it as a school for her own children.  Having volunteered as a School librarian and was also an active member of the PTA, she then worked as a Teaching Assistant progressing to Language Provision nursery nurse and now is the Assistant Headteacher.  Elaine enjoys learning and opportunities to make learning fun, interesting and accessible for the children. (Elaine is presently on secondment )

 

Paul Dicker

Paul joined the school in 2005 and has taught in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 during this time.  He is currently the Year 4 teacher, an Acting Assistant Head and leads on a range of subject areas across the school, including Literacy, ICT and PE.  Paul thoroughly enjoys teaching at Heathwood and is proud to have been involved in a number of initiatives and changes, which have helped the school develop over the past few years.  He is heavily involved in Music and Drama and is enthusiastic about children developing their performing arts skills.  He is our Choirmaster and proudly showcases our choir's talents in school performances and outside of school.